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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Rugby league

Canberra Raiders far better than a year ago: Jarrod Croker

David Polkinghorne Canberra Raiders captain Jarrod Croker says when it comes to second-rower Sia Soliola you don't realise what you've got until he's gone.

Sam Williams says Canberra Raiders have plenty of halfback cover

Sam Williams of the Raiders is tackled.

David Polkinghorne When Sam Williams came from the field with  a pectoral injury, he went straight to prop David Shillington.

Canberra Raiders' Jordan Rapana looking forward to Josh Papalii v Paul Gallen

Old sparring partners: Paul Gallen tackles Josh Papalii during the 2012 NRL finals.

David Polkinghorne Jordan Rapana can't wait to see Josh Papalii and Paul Gallen lock horns this Saturday.

Raiders' Sia Soliola backs Josh Papalii to establish himself as Maroon

Big return: Josh Papalii of the Raiders may receive a call-up for game three.

David Polkinghorne Sia Soliola is making big hits a habit since pulling on the lime green jersey and he's backed fellow Canberra Raiders second-rower Josh Papalii to use his aggression to establish himself in...

New Canberra Raiders confident New Zealand Warriors maulings in the past

David Polkinghorne How has Joey Leilua improved the Raiders aready?

Canberra Raiders can't afford slow start against Brisbane Broncos: Josh Hodgson

Kurt Baptiste has called on the Raiders to get off to a better start against his old side.

David Polkinghorne  Canberra hooker Josh Hodgson says the Raiders have the belief to come back from anywhere, but their focus is on ensuring they don't need to.

Raiders coach Ricky Stuart says Sisa Waqa's finishing and experience equally important

Sisa Waqa scored a try against the Titans and set up two against the Tigers during the Auckland Nines.

David Polkinghorne Fijian flyer Sisa Waqa's try-scoring ability was on display during the Auckland Nines, but Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart says using his premiership experience to help develop his young...

Ricky Stuart has no plans to use Josh Papalii at prop for Canberra Raiders

Josh Papalii has been playing prop for Australia in the Four Nations.

David Polkinghorne Raiders coach Ricky Stuart thoughts on where Papalii is best suited.

League

Canberra Raiders' performance won't influence whether prop Paul Vaughan will re-sign

Paul Vaughan is keen to re-sign with the Raiders despite their on-field woes.

David Polkinghorne Paul Vaughan says the Raiders' performance will have no bearing on whether he re-signs with the club.

League

Canberra Raider Joel Edwards rues plight of concussed Wests Tiger Liam Fulton

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David Polkinghorne Canberra Raiders hard man Joel Edwards says it will be a big loss to the game if Wests Tigers utility Liam Fulton is forced to retire because of repeated concussions.

League

Clinton Schifcofske backs Anthony Milford's return to Canberra Raiders starting line-up

Anthony Milford returns to fullback for the Raiders match against Wests Tigers.

David Polkinghorne Former Canberra Raiders captain Clinton Schifcofske has backed young gun Anthony Milford's return to starting fullback because the club desperately needs a win and has to pick their best players.

League

Canberra Raiders' target switches from Josh Reynolds to James Tedesco

Hot ticket: James Tedesco.

David Polkinghorne Goodbye Josh Reynolds, hello James Tedesco. The Canberra Raiders have seen off a serial pest and replaced it with their fans' public enemy No.1.

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Canberra Raiders fullback Anthony Milford says his dropping was in best interests of team

Anthony Milford was happy to play a team role and start on the bench.

David Polkinghorne Anthony Milford says his shock demotion to the bench was in the best interests of the team, but he is hoping to use everything he learnt from one of the best players in the world to help the Raiders...

League

Anthony Milford could be named in extended Queensland Origin squad

Queensland great Darren Lockyer says Anthony Milford could be an Origin star.

David Polkinghorne Darren Lockyer says Anthony Milford is a future State of Origin star as key injuries raise the possibility of Maroons coach Mal Meninga naming the Canberra Raiders fullback as part of an extended...

League

Canberra Raiders ready to splash out on Roosters young gun Tautau Moga

18th August  2012, Story by Lee Gaskin , Canberra Times Photo, Colleen Petch,  Canberra Raiders v Sydney Roosters at Canberra Stadium, Sandor Earl gets tackled by Tautau Moga and Jack Bosden

Adrian Proszenko and David Polkinghorne Cashed-up Canberra have turned their attention to Roosters wunderkind Tautau Moga after missing out on Penrith flyer Josh Mansour.

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Senior Raiders back Jack Wighton for State of Origin centre role

Jack Wighton at Raiders training on Wednesday.

David Polkinghorne Two senior Canberra Raiders think Jack Wighton is perfectly suited to State of Origin.

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Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart confident of more star signings after missing Josh Mansour

Josh Mansour.

David Polkinghorne Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart is confident the club can land some big-name signings after missing out on Penrith winger Josh Mansour on Tuesday.

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Canberra Raiders five-eighth Lachlan Lewis picked for Queensland State of Origin under-18s

Proud Maroon: Lachlan Lewis, nephew of league great Wally Lewis.

David Polkinghorne Lachlan Lewis shares his uncle Wally's hatred of NSW.

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Gungahlin Bulls not far off Canberra Raiders Cup benchmark Queanbeyan Kangaroos, says coach

Daniel Watt, left and Richard Kelly take down Rourke O'Sullivan.

David Polkinghorne If the Queanbeyan Kangaroos are the benchmark of the Canberra Raiders Cup, then Gungahlin Bulls coach Mick Slater thinks his team isn't far off.

League/AF:

Canberra Raiders win battle against AFL but fans have little to cheer

Josh Papalii drops the ball against the Knights.

Jon Tuxworth, David Polkinghorne The Raiders have slumped to a record sixth consecutive home defeat at Canberra Stadium, the club’s worst losing streak at home since its inception in 1982.