Raiders coach Ricky Stuart says chief minister's comments highlight the importance of keeping the Brumbies in Canberra.
David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.
Canberra sports fans now have two chances of getting a new stadium in Civic - Buckley's and none.
The Queanbeyan trainer has only ever been to Albury once - for one winner.
While concussion is causing headaches for several NRL clubs, Canberra's rugby union competition will show it the blue card.
City Country might be on the way out for the men, but it's on the way in for the women.
Canberra trainer Matthew Dale has booked the world's best jockey for a tilt at the $2.5 million TJ Smith.
The axe hovers but the Brumbies fire, the Raiders return to form in emphatic fashion, and women's sport reaches the capital.
Plus the former Capital Football boss has a few other items on her agenda of joining FFA women's committee.
But the former Socceroo wants it done properly so it's "1000 per cent sure" it will work.
The Canberra Raiders put in a poor showing first-up at home, the Brumbies are the best Aussie team and the Giants are building nicely.