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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sporters reporter at The Canberra Times.

League

Furner expects Shillo to step up against Souths

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

League

Raiders need Ferguson: Shillington

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David Shillington during Raiders training today.
Filed: Wednesday, 7 August 2013 5:36:47 PM 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times

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Chris Dutton Canberra prop David Shillington says Blake Ferguson has earned the right to make an NRL comeback.

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

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

Keep a lid on Origin hype: Belcher

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)

Lee Gaskin, Chris Dutton Raiders legend Gary Belcher hopes Blake Ferguson forgets talk of a possible State of Origin call-up.

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.

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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.

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Big Tom desperate to unleash his best

25TH JULY- 2012- SPORT -STORY LEE GASKIN - THE CANBERRA TIMES- PHOTO BY MELISSA ADAMS.
Canberra Raiders player Tom Learoyd Lahrs during training at Raiders HQ, Bruce.

Chris Dutton Tom Learoyd-Lahrs admits he's still searching for consistent form but is ready to unleash his destructive best against the South Sydney Rabbitohs tomorrow night.

League

Papalii chooses Queensland in league tug-of-war

Josh Papalii playing for the Queensland Under 18s in 2010

Chris Dutton Josh Papalii admits there’s some risk in turning his back on New Zealand to pledge his commitment to Queensland, but the Canberra Raiders forward says he ‘‘had to go with my heart’’.

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Papalii re-signing hits cap impasse

Josh Papalii

Jon Tuxworth, Chris Dutton The Canberra Raiders' quest to re-sign star second-rower Josh Papalii has hit a frustrating impasse, with his management keen for next year's salary cap to be resolved before accelerating...

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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.

Kimmorley sees Raiders as a 'good challenge'

Canberra Raiders new assistant Coach Brett Kimmorley.

Chris Dutton Brett Kimmorley left the Canterbury Bulldogs to begin a "new chapter" in his coaching career and believes he can help instil a steely attitude in the Canberra Raiders in an attempt to end their...

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Raiders lead way for Campese comeback

Raiders captain Terry Campese

Chris Dutton David Shillington has challenged the Canberra Raiders' leadership group to take pressure off Terry Campese.

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Scans clear Campese for a full return

Terry Campese at The Terry Campese Canteen Golf Day at the Federal Golf Club

Chris Dutton, Jon Tuxworth Terry Campese's mental scars from a wretched year of injuries prompted the Canberra Raiders star to be ''over cautious'' and miss the team's pre-season trial last weekend.

Berrigan named in Raiders' first round team

Chris Dutton NRL premiership-winner Shaun Berrigan will make his Canberra Raiders debut in round one when the Green Machine plays the Melbourne Storm.

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Furner rallies his wounded Raiders

Shaun Fensom sits out the Raiders recovery session yesterday.

Chris Dutton Canberra Raiders coach David Furner says his team needs to prove it has the mental strength to get its season back on track after losing its most tenacious defender and its attacking X-factor for the...

Furner's call to will of wounded Raiders

David Furner

Chris Dutton CANBERRA coach David Furner says his team need to prove they have the mental strength to get their season back on track despite losing their most tenacious defender and attacking X-factor for a month.