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Chris Dutton is a sporters reporter at The Canberra Times.

League

Raiders need Ferguson: Shillington

Sport
David Shillington during Raiders training today.
Filed: Wednesday, 7 August 2013 5:36:47 PM 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times

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Chris Dutton Canberra prop David Shillington says Blake Ferguson has earned the right to make an NRL comeback.

League

Raiders ready to 'play dead'

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 22: David Campese of the Raiders kicks during the round 15 NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the Canberra Raiders at Campbelltown Sports Stadium on June 22, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton The Canberra Raiders are set to 'play dead' in a bid to try and shut down Souths fullback Greg Inglis on Friday night.

League

Furner expects Shillo to step up against Souths

Sport
David Shillington during training on tuesday.
The Canberra Times
26 June 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Chris Dutton David Furner has challenged out-of-favour prop David Shillington to stand up against the best forward pack in the NRL.

Rugby League

Snub leads Rapana back to his NRL roots

SPORT - Jordan Ropana gets a pass away at Brumbies training, Griffith. Canberra                                                                24th January  2013.                                                                                                                                                                   Photo by, Colleen Petch of The Canberra Times

Chris Dutton The Canberra Raiders have bolstered its outside back depth by signing Jordan Rapana until the end of the 2014 season.

Union

Brumbies snookered by double-up with Raiders

31 January 2011, sport, story by Chris Dutton, Canberra Times photo by STUART WALMSLEY. Official announcement of a one-year sponsorship deal between The University of Canberra and ACT Brumbies at the university's Inspire Centre. Brumbies chief executive Andrew Fagan.

Chris Dutton NRL roadblocks, opposition team logistics and broadcast issues are set to end the ACT Brumbies' hopes of hosting a home Super Rugby final on a Saturday night next month.

League

Rapana rushed to Raiders

SPORT - Jordan Ropana gets a pass away at Brumbies training, Griffith. Canberra                                                                24th January  2013.                                                                                                                                                                   Photo by, Colleen Petch of The Canberra Times

Chris Dutton Former Gold Coast star Jordan Rapana is on the verge of a cross-code switch with out-of-favour winger Sandor Earl.

Rugby League

Sandor Earl signs with French union side

Sandor Earl

Chris Dutton The Canberra Raiders' bromance immortalised in ink is over with "Dorguson" set to split when Sandor Earl makes a cross-code switch to French rugby union at the end of the year.

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League/Union

ACT underdogs on road

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Chris Wilson, Chris Dutton David Furner says he’s happy being the underdog as bookies bet against Canberra’s footy teams in Sydney this weekend.

League

Origin the aim after Shillo's crunching test

Chris Dutton A brutal training session with two of the Canberra Raiders' giants has convinced David Shillington to launch himself back into the State of Origin selection mix.

League

Keep a lid on Origin hype: Belcher

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 04:  Blake Ferguson of the Raiders celebrates after scoring a try during the round eight NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the Canberra Raiders at AAMI Park on May 4, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin, Chris Dutton Raiders legend Gary Belcher hopes Blake Ferguson forgets talk of a possible State of Origin call-up.

Saturday Serve

Footy's miracle cure

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Chris Dutton Three weeks to recover from a gambling problem and a six-week booze ban - seems like a quick fix.

Rugby Union

How Jake White got his mojo back

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - MARCH 19:  Coach Jake White looks on during a Brumbies Super Rugby training session at Hamiltons Rugby Club on March 19, 2013 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton He's lost 16 kilograms, his hair is thicker and the ACT Brumbies are winning - Jake White has rediscovered his rugby mojo in Canberra.

It's back: Raiders Lime milk

Raiders back Edrick Lee filming a commercial for Raiders Lime - the new Canberra Milk to be launched in March

Chris Dutton Raiders Lime is back. With the NRL season to begin next week, the Canberra Raiders spent Thursday filming a new television commercial with Canberra Milk for the launch of the iconic product.

Rugby League

Raiders lead way for Campese comeback

Raiders captain Terry Campese

Chris Dutton David Shillington has challenged the Canberra Raiders' leadership group to take pressure off Terry Campese.

Rock legend teams up with Raiders

Chris Dutton Rock legend Flea has jumped on the Green Machine bandwagon ahead of the NRL season after Canberra Raiders fan Nick Risteski presented the Red Hot Chili Peppers bass player with a jersey at Moruya...

League

Papalii re-signing hits cap impasse

Josh Papalii

Jon Tuxworth, Chris Dutton The Canberra Raiders' quest to re-sign star second-rower Josh Papalii has hit a frustrating impasse, with his management keen for next year's salary cap to be resolved before accelerating...

League

Ferguson sorry for behaviour

Blake Ferguson scores a try

Chris Dutton Canberra Raiders star Blake Ferguson has apologised for his off-field antics and promised to make amends after he allegedly spat on members of the public at a music festival.

Rugby League

Kimmorley plans to improve Raiders' finals consistency

Brett Kimmorley

Chris Dutton Brett Kimmorley believes he can help instil the steely attitude the Canberra Raiders need to end their inconsistent finals appearances.

Kimmorley sees Raiders as a 'good challenge'

Canberra Raiders new assistant Coach Brett Kimmorley.

Chris Dutton Brett Kimmorley left the Canterbury Bulldogs to begin a "new chapter" in his coaching career and believes he can help instil a steely attitude in the Canberra Raiders in an attempt to end their...

Kimmorley leaves kennel to help fine-tune Green Machine

Assistant coach Brett Kimmorley

Chris Dutton CANBERRA have declared new assistant coach Brett Kimmorley the final piece of their puzzle for next year, and David Furner is confident the premiership-winning halfback can have an immediate impact.