Canberra Raiders

Fensom in doubt for NRL season-opener

Chris Wilson 9:20 PM   Raiders lock Shaun Fensom has overcome a knee reconstruction, but is now facing a hamstring injury as he races to be fit for the season

Captain Croker's naked ambition for Raiders change

Canberra Raiders captain Jarrod Croker.

Chris Wilson   Canberra Raiders captain Jarrod Croker says he's ready to lead a changed club.

Austin powers ahead with running game

Canberra Raiders five-eighth captain Blake Austin.

Chris Wilson   Canberra Raiders recruit Blake Austin says he's ready to run an NRL team - by running.



Jon Tuxworth   The Raiders have two home games in the first three rounds.

Secret diary of a Raiders prop

Canberra Raiders prop Paul Vaughan.

Chris Wilson   You can bet it's written in Paul Vaughan's private journal.

Can Canberra's combinations click?

David Shillington is looking for a big year in the front row.

Jon Tuxworth   How will the Canberra Raiders go in 2015? We convened an expert panel to answer the BIG questions.

Soliola shares Stuart's vision at Raiders

Vision of future: Canberra Raiders recruit Sia Soliola.

Lee Gaskin   Veteran utility Sia Solialia says he can now "relate" to coach Ricky Stuart and wants to help his former mentor "install the vision" for the Raiders to his new teammates.

Sisa suits up with force

Canberra Raiders winger Sisa Waqa adds a wealth of experience to the team.

Lee Gaskin   Before he was a Canberra Raiders recruit, Sisa Waqa was a recruit with the tactical response unit of the Fijian police force.

Raiders step into NRL unknown

Former Rooster Frank-Paul Nu'uausala brings experience and class to the young Raiders squad.

Jon Tuxworth   Canberra Raiders reporter Jon Tuxworth examines the state of play at the NRL club as season 2015 gets ready for kick-off.

Fullback Jack to put Raiders pack on front foot

Canberra Raiders fullback Jack Wighton.

Jon Tuxworth   The Canberra Raiders have lost an attacking x-factor in Anthony Milford, but prop Dane Tilse has backed Jack Wighton to make the successful jump to fullback and has compared his fearless running game to State of Origin representative Josh Dugan.


Second respite centre confirmed as celebrities flock for Ricky Stuart golf day

Ricky Stuart tees off at the Ricky Stuart Foundation Golf Day at Royal Canberra Golf Club.

Jon Tuxworth   Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart has confirmed his foundation has given approval to build a second respite centre in Canberra for children living with disabilities. 


It's crunch time for Stuart and his team choices

 Sam Williams during raiders training
The Canberra Times  
Date:  28 January 2015
Photo Jay Cronan

Jon Tuxworth   Canberra Raiders halfback Sam Williams says the club must use the next fortnight to patch up its leaky edge defence after the long-running problem was again exposed in Saturday's trial loss to Newcastle.

Raiders need to grow a spine in 2015

Trialling for No.7 jersey: Raiders halfback Mitchell Cornish takes on Newcastle at Seiffert Oval last weekend.

David Barbeler   It's all about growing a spine for the Canberra Raiders in 2015. Defensively, they need to harden up - conceding more points than any other club except the battered Wests Tigers last NRL season. In attack, they need their new-look "spine" - the fullback, halves, hooker quartet - to gel quickly into a winning combination.

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Rapana gives Canberra Raiders selection headache after strong trial display

Jordan Rapana could yet force his way into the Raiders' round one starting side.

Jon Tuxworth   His comeback season ended early thanks to a fractured skull, but Jordan Rapana has given the Canberra Raiders a welcome selection headache after a strong last-ditch audition in Saturday's trial loss to Newcastle at Seiffert Oval. 

Raiders talking points from Knights trial loss

Raiders headshot - Hawkins, Jeremy

Jon Tuxworth   Jeremy Hawkins began the match on the wing in a sign he's ahead of Jordan Rapana in the race for a round one berth.

Knights spoil Raiders homecoming

Raiders captain Jarrod Croker is helped off the field after a head knock during the trial against the Knights at Seiffert Oval.

Jon Tuxworth   Jarrod Croker insists there is no cause for panic after the Raiders lost 26-4 to Newcastle in a trial game.

Englishman can solve Raiders' long-term hooker woes

Raiders recruit and England hooker Josh Hodgson.

Jon Tuxworth   Danny Buderus has backed Raiders recruit Josh Hodgson to shine in the NRL - but with a warning.

Raiders trial at Seiffert last chance to impress

Knights captain Kurt Gidley and Jarrod Croker at Seiffert Oval on Friday.

Jon Tuxworth   When the Canberra Raiders left Seiffert Oval in 1989, Jarrod Croker was just a twinkle in his father's eye. 

Memorable Seiffert Oval moments

Canberra prop John McLeod on the rampage against Newton at Seiffert Oval on April 18, 1982. The Raiders won 12-11 to secure their first premiership victory.

Jon Tuxworth   John McIntyre still has mates unwilling to forgive and forget his decision to move the club from Seiffert Oval. 

Raiders to play Manly in Albury on Easter Saturday

The Raiders and Manly will play in Albury in April.

Jon Tuxworth   The Canberra Raiders will play Manly at Albury's Lavington Oval in round five on Easter Saturday.