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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

League

Raiders left out of Nine's coverage

Chris Dutton Former Canberra Raiders captain Simon Woolford has called on the ARL Commission to end the club's "ridiculous" exile from free-to-air television coverage.

Saturday Serve

Footy's miracle cure

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Chris Dutton Three weeks to recover from a gambling problem and a six-week booze ban - seems like a quick fix.

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.

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.

League

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

Chris Dutton

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.

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

Raiders Jack Wighton turns out for the Raider's under 20's team shot but has also been named as an emergency for this weekends game.

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.

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.

Rugby League

Calm Raiders ready for title shot: Picker

18th August  2012, Story by Lee Gaskin , Canberra Times Photo, Colleen Petch,  Canberra Raiders v Sydney Roosters at Canberra Stadium, Joe Picker ended up with a bloody nose after a great tackle on the final siren

Chris Dutton From ''giggling school girls'' to a focused premiership contender, Canberra Raiders second-rower Joe Picker insists the Green Machine is better placed for a charge to the title than it was two years...

Rugby League

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.

Rugby League

Play it again Sam

12TH SEPTEMBER- 2012 -SPORT -STORY CHRIS DUTTON - THE CANBERRA TIMES- PHOTO BY MELISSA ADAMS.
Raiders training at Raiders HQ, Bruce ahead of there clash with the Rabbitohs this weekend. Raiders player Sam Williams..

Chris Dutton Raiders halfback Sam Williams insists he's not a one-hit finals wonder.

League

Maguire trumps in battle of Eddies old boys

Michael Maguire

Chris Dutton IT'S BEEN a long journey from the fields at St Edmund's College to NRL mentor but Michael Maguire is just two wins away from ending one of the longest droughts in rugby league.

League

Taylor's no Superman, says Thompson

Joel Thompson

Chris Dutton Raiders stand-in centre Joel Thompson has declared David Taylor ''is not Superman'' ahead of his mission to stop one of the most destructive players in the NRL tomorrow night.

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League

NRL call cuts both ways for Wighton

Jack Wighton

Chris Dutton A dream NRL finals appearance has ended in a double blow for teenage sensation Jack Wighton with first-grade selection costing him a chance to chase under-20s premiership glory.

League

Inseparable: an unlikely bromance at the heart of Raiders' success

Raiders players Blake Ferguson and Sandor Earl. They've named themselves

Chris Dutton Dinner dates, "flirting" and game-day superstitions: meet "Dorguson", the unlikely bromance at the Canberra Raiders riding high on the eve of one of the biggest games in the club's history.

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