Canberra Raiders

Raiders player made to drive home from Townsville

Jon Tuxworth 3:45 PM   Most of the Raiders were happy to be on a flight home on Sunday. One player's return took a little longer.

Raiders get good news and bad from

Blake Austin of the Raiders was charged with a dangerous throw, but with an early guilty plea will avoid suspension.

Jon Tuxworth 1:30 PM   Blake Austin can narrowly avoid suspension for a dangerous throw. Edrick Lee wasn't so lucky.¬†

Raiders taking positives from Cowboys collapse: Stuart

Raiders coach Ricky Stuart is taking the positives from his team's 32-24 loss to the North Queensland Cowboys on Saturday night.

Lee Gaskin   Raiders coach Ricky Stuart insists it is not all "doom and gloom" and wants his team to learn from their mistakes.

Raiders' finals hopes hanging on Hodgson's ankle

Raiders hooker Josh Hodgson sustained a high ankle sprain in Saturday night's 32-24 loss to the Cowboys in Townsville.

Lee Gaskin   Alan Tongue says the possible absence of Josh Hodgson will put a severe dent in Canberra's finals aspirations.

Austin wins respect of peers by being voted game's standout No.6

Blake Austin

Jon Tuxworth 6:00 AM   Raiders five-eighth Blake Austin has been crowned¬†the game's best five-eighth by his peers.

Raiders start strong, but Cowboys power home

Antonio Winterstein of the Cowboys scores a try.

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.

Thurston's miracle pass sparks Cowboys comeback

Johnathan Thurston was at his dynamic best again.

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.

Raiders sweat on Hodgson, Austin and Lee

Edrick Lee was placed on report against the Cowboys.

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.

Townsvile heat puts Raiders at disadvantage

Heating up: Raiders players trained in beanies and compression clothing on Wednesday to get used to the Townsville climate.

Lee Gaskin   The Raiders are at a "significant disadvantage" in trying to adapt to the change of temperature in north Queensland.

Raiders enter Cowboys Country seeking revenge for painful one-point loss

Canberra Raiders captain Jarrod Croker reacts after his side's tough 21-20 loss to the Cowboys at Canberra Stadium in round 15.

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.

Raiders become road warriors outside Canberra

Raiders forwards Paul Vaughan and Sia Soliola celebrate last Sunday's 34-24 win in Penrith. The Raiders have the third-best away record in the NRL this season.

Lee Gaskin   The Canberra Raiders are using the third-best away record in the NRL on their way to a late push to the finals.

Soliola expects Cowboys to use salary cap speculation as motivation

Paul Vaughan and Sia Soliola celebrate a try during the 34-24 win over the Panthers in round 20.

Lee Gaskin   Raiders forward Sia Soliola says public scrutiny of the Cowboys will only bring the team closer together.

Raiders don extra layers to replicate Townsville heat

Raiders players trained in beanies and compression clothing on Wednesday to get used to the Townsville climate.

Lee Gaskin   Beanies are a must-have in every Canberra wardrobe to keep warm during a chilly winter, but the Raiders used theirs to prepare for the tropics of north Queensland.

Cowboys upset could set up march to finals, says Raider Josh Papalii

Josh Papalii models 'The Hulk' jersey the Raiders will wear against the Cowboys at media on Tuesday.

Jon Tuxworth   Joey Leilua may be the fresh face in the Canberra Raiders squad but he's already got one over his teammates - a win in Townsville.

Canberra Raider Josh Papalii free to play North Qld Cowboys

On report: Josh Papalii and Nigel Plum were involved in a sickening head clash.

Jon Tuxworth   The Canberra Raiders have received a major boost before Saturday's tough road trip to Townsville.

A Hull of a journey for Canberra Raiders hooker Josh Hodgson

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 27:  Josh Hodgson of the Raiders in action during the round 16 NRL match between the New Zealand Warriors and the Canberra Raiders at Mt Smart Stadium on June 27, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth   Ricky Stuart says a chat with former St Helens coach Nathan Brown helped convince him to sign Josh Hodgson.

Talking points: Panthers v Raiders

"Now we've moved to a live decision, we want the referee to make a more informed and accurate live decision": NRL Referees boss Tony Archer.

Jon Tuxworth   It's no secret the Canberra Raiders are getting frustrated with the number of questionable calls against them.

Stuart reveals Raiders pact to not discuss finals after Penrith win

Raiders coach Ricky Stuart.

Jon Tuxworth   Raiders coach Ricky Stuart has revealed the word "finals" is taboo in their dressing sheds after beating Penrith.

Raiders keep finals hopes alive with entertaining win at Penrith

Josh Hodgson's injury isn't as bad as first thought.

Jon Tuxworth   Where has Josh Hodgson been hiding all these years?

Raiders outmuscle Panthers with superb finishing

Mountain raid: Canberra prop Paul Vaughan looks to offload in Penrith.

Tom Decent   After going try-for-try for the better part of three-quarters of the, Canberra have pulled off a 10 point win over the Penrith Panthers thanks to an 85-metre run-away try to Raiders winger Edrick Lee with five minutes remaining.