Canberra Raiders

Rams go down fighting against powerhouse Blues

Chris Dutton 6:38 PM   The Woden Valley Rams believe they're ready to step up and be finals contenders, but coach Ash Barnes admits there's plenty of room for improvement after falling to the Queanbeyan Blues on Sunday.

Croker exorcises kicking demons against Tigers and seizes big moment

Jack Wighton of the Raiders is congratulated by teammate Jarrod Croker.

Jon Tuxworth 6:22 PM   For the Canberra Raiders and young skipper Jarrod Croker, snatching the biggest comeback win in the club's 33-year history could prove a watershed moment. 

Young centre emerges from form slump with two-try display

Brenko Lee scored a double for Canberra.

Jon Tuxworth 6:19 PM   Canberra Raiders under twenties centre Brenko Lee finally produced the form which earned him an NRL debut last year, scoring a double in a 40-28 win over Wests Tigers at Leichhardt Oval on Sunday. 

Raiders' comeback is one for the books

Blake Austin of the Raiders and Dane Tilse of the Raiders celebrate.

Jon Tuxworth 6:15 PM   All the talking points from Canberra's big comeback win over the Wests Tigers.

Raiders produce their greatest comeback to topple Tigers

Wrapped up: Tigers forward Curtis Sironen is tackled by the Canberra Raiders defence at Leichhardt Oval.

Michael Chammas 6:00 PM   It was the Canberra Raiders' greatest comeback in 34 seasons that saw them topple the Wests Tigers on Sunday afternoon

SG Ball minor premiers hit by first loss of season

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Jon Tuxworth   Canberra Raiders development boss David Hamilton has revealed the club's minor premiership-winning SG Ball team cost around $200,000 to put on the park, and hopes the defection of big names from rivals will encourage them to back their fight for junior concessions. 

Farah happy to influence Tedesco's Raiders backflip

Josh Hodgson is likely to play on Sunday.

Daniel Lane   Wests Tigers captain Robbie Farah says he has no regrets about helping convince star fullback James Tedesco to backflip on a lucrative deal with Canberra last year even though it risked bruising his relationship with Raiders coach Ricky Stuart.

Hodge's nightmare with knees continues

Haydon Hodge has suffered another serious knee injury in his first game for West Belconnen.

Jon Tuxworth   Former Canberra Raider Haydon Hodge's nightmare injury has continued after suffering another season-ending knee injury in his first game for West Belconnen Warriors last week.

Raiders trust in Sezer's deal

Reports have surfaced that Daly Cherry-Evans wants to stay at Manly.

Chris Wilson   Daly Cherry-Evans reports put another Canberra signing up in the air over round 13 rule.

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Brumbies on record winning streak, so where are the crowds?

The Brumbies offered half-price tickets for the clash with the Cheetahs.

Chris Dutton   Brumbies chief Michael Jones challenges 'true fans' to show their support as the club closes in on a record winning streak in Canberra.

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Williams rates Raiders recruit 'exceptional'

Elliott Whitehead of Catalan Dragons.

Chris Wilson   Want to know how good Raiders recruit Elliott Whitehead is? Canberra halfback Sam Williams says he will be exceptional.

Austin Canberra's spy against Tigers clubs

Canberra's Blake Austin takes on his old team the Wests Tigers this week.

Chris Wilson   Raiders five-eighth Blake Austin has been contributing tips to Canberra's game-plan for the Wests Tigers, while Canberra has three replacements on standby for injured England international Josh Hodgson.

Raiders focus on ending second-half scoring drought against Tigers

Canberra Raiders player Frank-Paul Nu'uausala says the side needs to take more risks in the second half of games.

Jon Tuxworth   The Canberra Raiders have vowed to release the shackles to solve their second-half scoring woes this year, says forward Frank-Paul Nu'uausala 

Barr backs Stuart's challenge to NRL

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr has backed Ricky Stuart's calls for the NRL to forge a better relationship with Canberra.

Chris Dutton   ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr hopes to throw soccer into the Canberra sporting battleground when he lobbies the Football Federation Australia in the hope of securing rights to host a Socceroos' World Cup qualifier in the coming years.

Canberra teams challenged to prove they deserve more funding

Three's a crowd as Giants, Brumbies and Raiders go into battle

Chris Dutton and Chris Wilson   ACT Brumbies chief executive Michael Jones says it's up to the Super Rugby club and the Canberra Raiders to prove they deserve a bigger slice of ACT government funding as they find a way to co-exist with the GWS Giants in the capital.

Fresh start for the 'Fresh Prince' as Lee looks to shed cult figure status

Edrick Lee before he gave his flat-top the chop.

Jon Tuxworth   He was dubbed the "Fresh Prince of Belconnen" for his trademark flat-top, but Canberra Raiders winger Edrick Lee has revealed he shaved it off because he wants to build a reputation for his football, not as a cult figure. 

Relief for Raiders as Fensom, Hodgson cleared of major injury

Shaun Fensom comes off injured during the round six NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the Melbourne Storm.

Jon Tuxworth   Canberra Raiders forwards Shaun Fensom and Josh Hodgson have been cleared of major injury and will be given until the 11th hour to prove their fitness for Sunday's crucial clash with Wests Tigers. 

Tamou still a chance to be a Raider in 2016

James Tamou could be wearing lime green in 2016 after discussing a mutual release from the North Queensland Cowboys.

Chris Wilson   Australian representative prop James Tamou and the North Queensland Cowboys have discussed the possibility of a mutual release which could free him to join the Canberra Raiders in 2016.

Austin no grudge against Tigers

Blake Austin in action for Wests Tigers last year.

Jon Tuxworth   Canberra five-eighth Blake Austin insists he won't have a point to prove to new Wests Tigers coach Jason Taylor when he takes on his former side on Sunday, adamant going from Tigers Mr Fix-It to Raiders go-to man has kickstarted his career. 

Stuart calls for NRL support in battle with AFL and ACT government

Ricky  Stuart declared his disappointment at the lack of ACT government and NRL support in an open letter to Raiders fans.

Chris Wilson   Raiders coach Ricky Stuart has called on the NRL to invest more in promoting rugby league matches in the Canberra "batteground".