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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Furner puts Jumpin' Jack Wighton in the frame for finals lifeline

Chris Dutton A trampoline accident cost him valuable NRL experience but Jack Wighton is on the verge of a spectacular leap back to first grade to help the Canberra Raiders keep their premiership dream alive.

Rugby League

Kimmorley plans to improve Raiders' finals consistency

Brett Kimmorley

Chris Dutton Brett Kimmorley believes he can help instil the steely attitude the Canberra Raiders need to end their inconsistent finals appearances.

League and Union

ACT Brumbies and Canberra Raiders in rare double billing

Joining forces: The Brumbies and Raiders will both play at Canberra Stadium this weekend.

Chris Dutton They're joining forces for a $10 super ticket but the Brumbies and Raiders would prefer to avoid cross-code clashes.

League

Dunemann quick to deal with upheaval

Sport- Raiders Caretaker coach Andrew Dunemann holds his first press conference in the role. Canberra times photo by Karleen Minney.  22nd August 2013.

Chris Dutton, Jon Tuxworth Interim Canberra Raiders coach Andrew Dunemann is adamant his team will not suffer from a week of turmoil.

Rugby League

Croker says Ferguson must win back respect

CANBERRA, ACT - JUNE 03:  Jason Croker of the Raiders looks to pass during the round 13 NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Canberra Stadium June 3, 2006 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Canberra Raiders legend Jason Croker has called on Blake Ferguson to prove he respects his teammates.

Raiders likely to snub Ferguson for rest of year as he plans exit strategy

Ferguson

Jon Tuxworth, Chris Dutton Blake Ferguson's Canberra career appears to be over. The star centre seems to be on the outer with several teammates and the Raiders look desperate to repair the club's culture by taking a tough...

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League

'Dorguson' falls victim to changes

Sport. Blake Ferguson, returns to team training at the Raiders Bruce HQ. Team mate, Sandor Earl, at left.?July 23rd 2013 Canberra Times Photograph by Graham Tidy.
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Chris Dutton The ''Dorguson'' bromance is over with Canberra winger Sandor Earl joining Blake Ferguson on the sideline.

Rugby League

Ferguson's Raiders days all but over

Blake Ferguson. Injured Canberra Raiders player Blake Ferguson at Erskineville Oval with Anthony Mundine and the Alexandria Rovers.
Thursday 22nd August, 2013
Photos: Anthony Johnson

Jon Tuxworth, Chris Dutton Blake Ferguson's Canberra career appears over - the star centre is on the outer with several teammates and the Raiders are desperate to repair the club's culture by taking a tough stance on player...

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Teammates prepare to mourn both Ferguson and 'Dorguson'

Interim coach Andrew Dunemann, and Blake Ferguson and Sandor Earl.

Chris Dutton Canberra Raiders players are resigned to never again playing with wayward star Blake Ferguson and Josh McCrone says the representative centre appears to have ‘‘chosen his path’’ for the future.

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Rugby League

Henry the man to lead Raiders revival: Ryan

TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 26:  Neil Henry the coach of the Cowboys speaks to the media in the post match press conference t the end of the round 20 NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Brisbane Broncos at 1300SMILES Stadium on July 26, 2013 in Townsville, Australia.  (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton and Jon Tuxworth Rugby league coaching great Warren Ryan insists Neil Henry is the ''ideal'' man to lead the Canberra Raiders out of their darkest days.

League

Barba still in favour at Bulldogs despite missing game against new club

Ben Barba

Michael Chammas, Chris Wilson, Chris Dutton Ben Barba wasn't named to return against his future club this Thursday night, but Canterbury have not put a red pen through his name for this season.

Rugby League

David Furner jumps at gig to help Kangaroos

Chris Wilson, Chris Dutton Sacked Raiders coach David Furner will take the first step to reviving his career in Papua New Guinea this month.

League

Jordan Rapana keen to make cut for Canberra Raiders

Sport: Canberra Raiders player Jordan Rapana has been selected to play in the Cook Island team for the Rugby League World Cup this month. As a fall back job after rugby league he works occasionally as a barber at John Brennan Hair, Westfield Belconnen. 8th of October 2013, Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Chris Dutton Bartender, hairdresser - now Jordan Rapana can call himself a rugby league World Cup player.

Rugby League

Anthony Milford should commit to the Canberra Raiders: Wayne Bennett

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 17:  Anthony Milford of the Raiders reacts after dropping the ball while attempting to score a try during the round 23 NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the Canterbury Bulldogs at Canberra Stadium on August 17, 2013 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton NRL coaching guru Wayne Bennett hopes young Raiders star Anthony Milford commits to the Green Machine to stop Canberra's ''tragic loss'' of talented players and lift the club back to its glory days.

Q&A with Ricky Stuart and Stephen Larkham

Stephen Larkham and Ricky Stuart.

Chris Dutton Ricky Stuart and Stephen Larkham open up on their plans for 2014, their memories of the golden era and the pressures of the job.

League

Papalii proves he's no pup as big dog Gallen can do nothing but bark

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Chris Dutton A 20-year-old kid upset the war horse of the NRL, 24,450 fans packed into Canberra Stadium and the Green Machine powered into the second week of finals - the Raiders are a true premiership threat.

League

Bloodied Croker in doubt after stray knee

9TH SEPTEMBER- 2012 -SPORT -STORY JON TUIXWORTH- THE CANBERRA TIMES- PHOTO BY MELISSA ADAMS.
CANBERRA RAIDERS V CRONULLA SHARKS AT CANBERRA STADIUM.  Raiders player Jarrod Croker.

Chris Dutton The Canberra Raiders fear a mistimed knee to Jarrod Croker's head could prematurely end his NRL finals campaign after he left Canberra Stadium bloodied and dazed yesterday.

League

In a nutshell: Raiders v Sharks

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 09: Blake Ferguson (R) of the Raiders celebrates scoring a try with team mate Sandor Earl during the Second NRL Elimination Final match between the Canberra Raiders and the Cronulla Sharks at Canberra Stadium on September 9, 2012 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Sandor Earl and Blake Ferguson’s blossoming combination continued its superb NRL form as they helped the Canberra Raiders progress to the next round of the finals.

Live: Canberra Raiders v Cronulla Sharks

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 02: Josh McCrone of the Raiders is tackled by Konrad Hurrell (L) and Feleti Mateao (R) of the Warriors during the round 26 NRL match between the New Zealand Warriors and the Canberra Raiders at Mt Smart Stadium on September 2, 2012 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Sandra Mu/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton It's sudden death, as the white hot Raiders host the Cronulla Sharks.

League

Great opportunity for Dugan or Robinson

11th September 2012, Story by Chris Wilson , Canberra Times Photo, Colleen Petch,  Canberra Raiders media session at HQ this afternoon, Raiders fullback Josh Dugan ahead of the weekend's clash against the Rabbitohs.

Chris Dutton Goal-kicking guru Daryl Halligan says Josh Dugan and Reece Robinson need to embrace the finals hype to ensure they're not overcome by nerves if given the kicking duties on Saturday night.