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Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.
Lee Gaskin Here are the stats which prove the Canberra Raiders are a far improved team from last year.
Lee Gaskin Raiders boss Don Furner has hailed departing prop David Shillington as the club's best recruit in the past 20 years.
Lee Gaskin Robbie Farah's exit from the Tigers is a far cry from Terry Campese's Raiders exit this time last year.
Lee Gaskin Raiders hooker Josh Hodgson will have one eye on the Challenge Cup as his old club Hull KR attempts to win it.
Lee Gaskin Canberra Raiders rookie Luke Bateman wants to become a more permanent member of the squad next year after being recalled for his fourth game of the season.
Lee Gaskin The Raiders must win their final two home games of the season to avoid the club's worst home record in their 34-year history.
Lee Gaskin Raiders hooker Josh Hodgson has given the strongest indication he wants to stay in Canberra.
Lee Gaskin He's been rated by his peers as the best five-eighth in the game, but Blake Austin has a more cutting assessment.
Lee Gaskin Raiders fullback Jack Wighton has hit out at the decision to axe the annual City v Country representative fixture from the rugby league calendar.
Lee Gaskin The Canberra Raiders have supported the end of Monday night games under the new television broadcast deal.
Lee Gaskin Queensland coach Mal Meninga says second-rower Josh Papalii has learned "it's still a bit of hard work".
Lee Gaskin The Canberra Raiders have produced plenty of wonderful Indigenous players ahead of this weekend's NRL Indigenous Round.
Lee Gaskin Sam Williams says he takes confidence from Canberra declining to release him to join the Gold Coast Titans.
Lee Gaskin Raiders coach Ricky Stuart insists it is not all "doom and gloom" and wants his team to learn from their mistakes.
Lee Gaskin Alan Tongue says the possible absence of Josh Hodgson will put a severe dent in Canberra's finals aspirations.
Lee Gaskin The Canberra Raiders face the prospect of having two of their key attacking weapons on the sideline int he run to the finals.
Lee Gaskin Five key talking points from the Raiders' loss to the Cowboys, including Johnathan Thurston overcoming a leg injury to throw a miracle pass.
Lee Gaskin The Raiders had the NRL's hottest team on the ropes before the North Queensland Cowboys stormed back to extend Canberra's Townsville misery.
Lee Gaskin The Raiders are at a "significant disadvantage" in trying to adapt to the change of temperature in north Queensland.
Lee Gaskin The Canberra Raiders want to make amends for the ''hurt'' they felt when they get their rematch with the red-hot Cowboys on Saturday.