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Josh Papalii back for Canberra Raiders, Joel Edwards rested

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders representative star Josh Papalii has been named to make his comeback from injury in a major boost before Saturday afternoon's crucial home clash with Newcastle Knights.


Greats back Jack Wighton to emulate Laurie Daley at five-eighth

Jack Wighton.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders youngster Jack Wighton says he'd love to pick Laurie Daley's brain on his potential switch from centre to five-eighth.

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Josh Papalii's family has faith in their boy for World Cup

Sport. Canberra Raiders and Kangaroos representative player, Josh
Papalii's family at their Weetangerra home, will gather to watch him
play in the World Cup match on Saturday on TV. L to R rear, father
Patrick, brother, John, mother Luama and sisters, Crystal, left and
Tina. November 28th 2013 Canberra Times Photograph by Graham Tidy.


Jon Tuxworth It was Josh Papalii's father, Patrick, who urged him to choose Australia over New Zealand. But Patrick Papalii couldn't convince Anthony Milford to remain at the Raiders long term.

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Papalii pumped for epic debut

Jon Tuxworth One's a raw-boned rookie, the other is etched into State of Origin folklore.


Raiders OK with Tamou return

Jon Tuxworth Raiders have no issue with forward linging up against them, despite drink-driving conviction.


Living on the edge: Raiders' season in the balance

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - JULY 07:  Anthony Milford of the Raiders is congratulated after scoring a try during the round 17 NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the North Queensland Cowboys at Canberra Stadium on July 7, 2013 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin, Jon Tuxworth Eight wins, eight losses, eight games to go. Just what will the Raiders make of season 2013?

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Ferguson suspension 'very frustrating'

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 15:  Blake Ferguson holds his chest after hurting himself during the round 14 NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the Penrtih Panthers at Canberra Stadium on June 15, 2013 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Suspended star Blake Ferguson returns to the Raiders this week to train with feeder team Mounties


Ferguson cleared by NRL, but not yet named in Raiders line-up

Blake Ferguson.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders centre Blake Ferguson has been cleared to make his return to football on Saturday after the NRL confirmed his re-registration.


Milford not right fit for Broncos: mentor

WOLLONGONG, AUSTRALIA - JULY 27:  Anthony Milford of the Raiders scores a try during the round 20 match between the St George Illawarra Dragons and the Canberra Raiders at WIN Stadium on July 27, 2013 in Wollongong, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Anthony Milford's mentor believes Brisbane would be throwing the Raider to the wolves if they recruit him for 2014.

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Ferguson to play against the Roosters

SPORT: Canberra Raiders v Melbourne Storm at Canberra stadium, Bruce.   Blake Ferguson emerges from near the Raiders change room. 4th August 2013 .Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders centre Blake Ferguson has been named to make his NRL return against the Roosters this Saturday

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Raiders rookies out to avoid trouble

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Canberra Raiders

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Raiders under-20s coach Mick Mantelli is adamant Friday's cut-throat semi-final against Wests Tigers won't be marred by violence.


Papalii no token pick: Sheens

Sport. Raiders captain's run at West Belconnen. Josh Papalii. July 19th 2013 Canberra Times Photograph by Graham Tidy.
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Jon Tuxworth Axed Raiders coach David Furner has campaigned for the inclusion of Josh Papalii in Australia's World Cup squad.


Rookie Raider wants Origin impact

25th February 2012, Sport  Journalist: Courtney Rees. Photographed by KATHERINE GRIFFITHS. SG ball game, ACT junior reps vs South Sydney. Photograph of Brenko Lee.

Jon Tuxworth Mal Meninga compared Edrick Lee to a young Greg Inglis after his display for Queensland in last year's under-20 State of Origin.

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Blue Raiders hold promise in Origin fight

20th September 2012, Story by Jon Tuxworth , Canberra Times Photograph by, Colleen Petch, Canberra Raiders Under 20's halfback Mitch Cornish is hoping to emulate the feat of the under 20's from 2008 with a grand final win

Jon Tuxworth Raiders and NSW under 20s playmaker Mitch Cornish says the exciting crop of Blues youngsters can forge their own dynasty.


Rookie Milford settles in for the time of his life

Sport:  Canberra Raiders player Anthony Milford during the Captains Run at Raiders HQ in Bruce.  3 May 2013 Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Jon Tuxworth Anthony Milford may not have made the NRL without off-field guidance from the club's ''Polynesian brotherhood''.

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Ferguson sticks with Raiders until 2015

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 04:  Blake Ferguson of the Raiders celebrates after scoring a try during the round eight NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the Canberra Raiders at AAMI Park on May 4, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Raiders centre Blake Ferguson has dispelled rumours of a falling out with coach David Furner by signing a new contract, requesting a clause that allows him to quit Canberra if Furner isn't at the...


Furner helps Ferguson find his centre

Jon Tuxworth Raiders centre Blake Ferguson doesn't want to be in Canberra unless David Furner is.

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Thompson happy to help out old mate

Joel Thompson.  April 12th. 2013 Photograph by Graham Tidy, The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth, David Barbeler They have taken vastly different paths to the Dragons but Joel Thompson believes he can help Josh Dugan get back on track in Wollongong next year.

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Blake can shake up Origin

Sport  Canberra Raiders player Blake Ferguson stretches before the start of the captain's run at Canberra Stadium.  11 May 2013 Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Jon Tuxworth The stage is set for Blake Ferguson’s State of Origin audition at Canberra Stadium on Sunday.

Papalii can add grunt to Maroons

Sport.  Canberra Raiders player Josh Papalii during the Raiders Captain's Run at Canberra Stadium.  9 June 2013 Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra coach David Furner believes Josh Papalii's maturity and big-game mentality has him well equipped to absorb the hype surrounding a potential rematch with Paul Gallen in State of Origin II.