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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sporters reporter at The Canberra Times.

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.

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.

Rugby League

Snub leads Rapana back to his NRL roots

SPORT - Jordan Ropana gets a pass away at Brumbies training, Griffith. Canberra                                                                24th January  2013.                                                                                                                                                                   Photo by, Colleen Petch of The Canberra Times

Chris Dutton The Canberra Raiders have bolstered its outside back depth by signing Jordan Rapana until the end of the 2014 season.

League

Raiders ready to 'play dead'

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 22: David Campese of the Raiders kicks during the round 15 NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the Canberra Raiders at Campbelltown Sports Stadium on June 22, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton The Canberra Raiders are set to 'play dead' in a bid to try and shut down Souths fullback Greg Inglis on Friday night.

League

Furner expects Shillo to step up against Souths

Sport
David Shillington during training on tuesday.
The Canberra Times
26 June 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Chris Dutton David Furner has challenged out-of-favour prop David Shillington to stand up against the best forward pack in the NRL.

Rugby League

Players continue to deny role in Furner's sacking

Three raiders players

Lee Gaskin and Chris Dutton The Canberra Raiders senior players continue to deny they played a major role in the decision to sack coach David Furner despite admitting to meeting with board members earlier this week.

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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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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Ferguson has 'chosen his path'

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

Chris Dutton Canberra Raiders players are resigned to never again playing with controversial star Blake Ferguson.

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

Cornish debut in lap of gods … and NRL

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

Chris Dutton Raiders plead with NRL to clear the way for under-20s star Mitch Cornish to make his first grade debut.

League

Origin the aim after Shillo's crunching test

Chris Dutton A brutal training session with two of the Canberra Raiders' giants has convinced David Shillington to launch himself back into the State of Origin selection mix.

League/Union

ACT underdogs on road

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Fistful of money, fist

Chris Wilson, Chris Dutton David Furner says he’s happy being the underdog as bookies bet against Canberra’s footy teams in Sydney this weekend.

League

Rapana rushed to Raiders

SPORT - Jordan Ropana gets a pass away at Brumbies training, Griffith. Canberra                                                                24th January  2013.                                                                                                                                                                   Photo by, Colleen Petch of The Canberra Times

Chris Dutton Former Gold Coast star Jordan Rapana is on the verge of a cross-code switch with out-of-favour winger Sandor Earl.

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.