The Cowboys boast superstar playmaker Johnathan Thurston, but the Raiders are targeting a forward-pack wrecking ball.
Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.
Jeff Lima says he hasn't made up his mind if this will be his last NRL game.
Raiders recruit Dave Taylor was ready to quit rugby league before a chance meeting with Ricky Stuart.
Christian Lealiifano is back at Brumbies training and we're back in the podcast studio for another year of sport.
Jarrod Croker is out of action for at least three NRL games but Dave Taylor will be playing for a contract on Saturday.
Canberra skipper Jarrod Croker could miss the start of the season after suffering a knee injury on Friday night.
The Canberra Raiders want to return home crowds to the levels they were for their last premiership.
The Raiders are set to include Blake Austin in their Auckland Nines squad to mentor some of the club's young guns.
Alan Tongue retired from the NRL six years ago, but Jarrod Croker says players like the red-headed toughnut leave a lasting legacy.
How Alan Tongue has gone from a Raiders cult hero to a national icon.