Alan Tongue retired from the NRL six years ago, but Jarrod Croker says players like the red-headed toughnut leave a lasting legacy.
Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.
How Alan Tongue has gone from a Raiders cult hero to a national icon.
ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr has a long-term vision for cricket in Canberra.
The ASC will wait until next year before finalising any decision to transform the AIS Arena into a 'Volleydome'.
Former Raiders skipper and ACT Australian of the year Alan Tongue was told he was too small for the NRL, but he never gave up on his dream.
Canberra is believed to be on the verge of securing a Wallabies Test for the first time in six years.
Canberra sporting bodies fear plans to transform the AIS Arena into a specialised volleyball high-performance centre will affect their ability to lure international fixtures to the capital.
There are plans to turn Canberra's premier indoor concert and sports venue into a volleyball specific arena.
Canberra erupted when the bad and mean Green Machine rolled into their first preliminary final in 19 years on Saturday night.
Former ARU chairman Peter McGrath has called for ACT Brumbies chairman Robert Kennedy to stand down.