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Chris Dutton is a sporters reporter at The Canberra Times.

League and Union

ACT Brumbies and Canberra Raiders in rare double billing

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

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.

Union

Brumbies snookered by double-up with Raiders

31 January 2011, sport, story by Chris Dutton, Canberra Times photo by STUART WALMSLEY. Official announcement of a one-year sponsorship deal between The University of Canberra and ACT Brumbies at the university's Inspire Centre. Brumbies chief executive Andrew Fagan.

Chris Dutton NRL roadblocks, opposition team logistics and broadcast issues are set to end the ACT Brumbies' hopes of hosting a home Super Rugby final on a Saturday night next month.

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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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.

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

Raiders need Ferguson: Shillington

Sport
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.

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.

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.

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

Milford magic earns Raiders thrilling win

9TH SEPTEMBER- 2012 -SPORT -STORY JON TUIXWORTH- THE CANBERRA TIMES- PHOTO BY MELISSA ADAMS.
Canberra Raiders v Warriors at Canberra Stadium. Toyota Cup Qualifying Final 2. 
 Raiders player, Anthony Milford scores a try.

Chris Dutton Junior star Anthony Milford credits a team ‘‘resilience workshop’’ for helping him land a clutch field goal to propel the Canberra Raiders to just one game away from a second under-20s premiership.

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.

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...

League

Sandor Earl re-signs with the Raiders

15th September 2012, Story by Jon Tuxworth , Canberra Times Photo, Colleen Petch, NRL Semi Final 2 - Canberra Raiders v South Sydney at ANZ Stadium, Reece Robinson, Sandor Earl celebrate's a try

Chris Dutton The Canberra Raiders have re-signed winger Sandor Earl for the next two NRL seasons.

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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League

Raiders left out of Nine's coverage

Canberra Raiders v Sharks at Canberra Stadium. Raiders player Sandor Earl celebrates with Blake Ferguson after scoring his second try.

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.

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League

Raiders to throw teenager into deep end

Anthony Milford

Chris Dutton The Canberra Raiders have extended the contract of young gun Anthony Milford until the end of 2014.

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

Kimmorley last piece of Raiders' puzzle

Action from the Legends of Origin game to aid the Queensland flood victims.Brett Kimmorley. SMH SPORT 27th January 2011 Photo: Wolter Peeters

Chris Dutton The Canberra Raiders have declared new assistant coach Brett Kimmorley the final piece of their 2013 puzzle and David Furner is confident the premiership-wining halfback can have an immediate impact...

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