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Canberra Raiders urge NRL to drip-feed interchange rules

Jon Tuxworth 9:21 PM   The Canberra Raiders insist the NRL would be "crazy" to reduce the number of interchanges to six next season, adamant teams need more time to alter playing rosters to suit such a drastic change. 

Boyd, Waqa out for Raiders

Canberra Raiders player Mark Nicholls is in for his first NRL game in two years.

Jon Tuxworth 5:08 PM   The Raiders have been forced to make two changes to their team to play the Roosters.

Robinson says Ferguson's ready for Raiders

Roosters coach Trent Robinson wants Blake Ferguson to deliver another standout performance when he takes on his former club the Canberra Raiders on Sunday.

Darren Walton   Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson has challenged born-again Blake Ferguson to back up his two-try haul with another defining performance against Canberra on Sunday.

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Hodge signs with West Belconnen Warriors

Former Raider Haydon Hodge has signed with Canberra Raiders Cup side West Belconnen.

Jon Tuxworth 5:00 PM   Former Canberra Raider under-20s player Haydon Hodge says he now has closure after aborting his comeback to top flight football, and is ready to move on after signing with West Belconnen. 

Croker holds no grudges as he faces Ferguson

Jarrod Croker and Blake Ferguson celebrate a try as Raiders teammates in 2011.

Jon Tuxworth   Canberra skipper Jarrod Croker would much prefer to watch Blake Ferguson wreak havoc for the Raiders this Sunday than be the man charged with stopping him. 

Raiders hitman keen to prove a point against club which punted him

Frank-Paul Nu'uausala during his days at the Roosters.

Jon Tuxworth   Frank-Paul Nu'uausala openly admits he never wanted to leave the Roosters, but wants to prove they made a mistake showing him the door when he faces his old teammates on Sunday. 

The showdown: Wighton v Tuivasa-Sheck

Raiders fullback Jack Wighton will take on fellow young gun Roger Tuivasa-Sheck on Sunday.

Lee Gaskin   Former Sydney Roosters captain Anthony Minichiello breaks down the match-up between his protege Roger Tuivasa-Sheck and Raiders custodian Jack Wighton.

Moa, Fensom beat NRL judiciary charges

Free to play: Sam Moa.

Sydney Roosters prop Sam Moa and Canberra back-rower Shaun Fensom beat dangerous contact charges at the NRL judiciary on Wednesday night.

Fensom cleared for Roosters clash

The NRL judiciary overturned Shaun Fensom's one-match ban.

Chris Wilson   Canberra Raiders lock Shaun Fensom says he was more nervous starting last weekend’s NRL game on the bench than facing the NRL judiciary on Wednesday night.

Furner takes aim at NRL clubs for lenient off-field discipline

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Lee Gaskin   Canberra Raiders chief executive Don Furner has no regrets about taking a tough stance on former stars Blake Ferguson and Josh Dugan, but reckons ''other clubs play lip service'' when it comes to setting the right example for the game.

Kennedy locked in for two more years

Raiders forward Jarrad Kennedy (right) has signed a new two year contract with the club.

Lee Gaskin   Raiders second-rower Jarrad Kennedy has penned a two-year contract extension, but admits he thought he was going to be on the outer with the addition of veteran forward Iosia Soliola.

Raiders downplay Ferguson rendezvous

Raiders reunion: Blake Ferguson makes a break for the Sydney Roosters during the round three NRL match against the Penrith Panthers at Allianz Stadium.

David Barbeler   Canberra have downplayed their imminent rendezvous with ex-troublemaker Blake Ferguson, saying the Roosters will boast dangerous players all across the park at Allianz Stadium come Sunday.

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Roosters star Ferguson says he was a 'ticking time bomb' at Raiders

Blake Ferguson.

Adrian Proszenko   Blake Ferguson, when he representing Canberra rather than preparing to play against them, was by his own admission a “ticking time bomb”.

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Raiders dump McCrone for Roosters clash

Josh McCrone has played 118 straight games for the Raiders since round 10, 2010.

Lee Gaskin   The Canberra Raiders have dumped Country Origin representative Josh McCrone for Sunday's clash with the Sydney Roosters, ending his streak of 118 consecutive NRL games.

Canberra Raiders may fight Shaun Fensom charge as injuries strike before Roosters clash

The Raiders may fight Shaun Fensom's charge.

Jon Tuxworth   The Canberra Raiders are strongly considering fighting a crusher tackle charge against Shaun Fensom as they battle a mounting injury toll before Sunday's road clash with the in-form Sydney Roosters.

Canberra Raiders need to 'have a really hard look at ourselves' after Dragons fadeout: Dane Tilse

Dane Tilse cops a heavy Dragons tackle on Saturday.

Jon Tuxworth   Canberra prop Dane Tilse couldn't care less his 200th game had been ruined by the Raiders giving a huge lead in Saturday's 22-20 loss to St George Illawarra. 

Raiders five-eighth Blake Austin vows he and halves partner Cornish will take more ownership

Dejected Raiders five-eighth Blake Austin after his team's loss in the round three NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the St George Illawarra Dragons.

Jon Tuxworth   Canberra Raiders five-eighth Blake Austin has vowed to take more ownership in games, admitting he and halves partner Mitch Cornish were guilty of going missing at crucial times in Saturday's 22-20 loss to St George Illawarra. 

Dragons stun Raiders after epic comeback

Former Raider Joel Thompson scores the match-winning try for the Dragons.

Jon Tuxworth   St George Illawarra's hoodoo in Canberra is officially dead after a stunning 22-20 comeback win.

Talking points: Raiders v Dragons

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Raiders players leave the field after loosing the games against Saint George at Canberra Stadium.
The Canberra Times  
Date:  21 March 2015
Photo Jay Cronan

Jon Tuxworth   The Canberra Raiders have a terrible record attempting trying to close out half-time leads.

'I deserved to be sacked,' says Dugan

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Saint George player Josh Dugan leaves the field after being sent to the sin bin
The Canberra Times  
Date:  21 March 2015
Photo Jay Cronan

Jon Tuxworth   St George Illawarra fullback Josh Dugan says he "fully deserves" to be booed by Canberra Raiders fans, adamant he holds no grudges toward the team which sacked him.