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by Green Blogger
May 8, 2021, 5:02 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 9 V Knights: Game Day
Replies: 576
Views: 15231

Re: 2021 Rd 9 V Knights: Game Day

Positive news our season will finish early which means a long off season thereby fixing the fitness issue for next season!
by Green Blogger
May 8, 2021, 4:47 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 9 V Knights: Game Day
Replies: 576
Views: 15231

Re: 2021 Rd 9 V Knights: Game Day

Lack of game control is the issue. In the second half they have: Allowed a short kick off at the start. Wighton knocked on in attack on the 3rd. Whitehead has run it on the 5th and handed the ball over 25m out instead of having a good kick chase and pressuring Knights only to then have them march do...
by Green Blogger
May 6, 2021, 10:15 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Josh Hodgson stands down, Elliott Whitehead appointed co-captain
Replies: 210
Views: 11198

Re: Josh Hodgson stands down, Elliott Whitehead appointed co-captain

Reading between all of the sensationalist rubbish in the press, it looks like Ricky had a hard conversation with Hodgson and told him he was being dropped to the bench against the Cowboys. Hodgson did not take that news well, conversation became agitated and Hodgson looks to have come to the conclus...
by Green Blogger
May 4, 2021, 7:20 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Josh Hodgson stands down, Elliott Whitehead appointed co-captain
Replies: 210
Views: 11198

Re: Josh Hodgson reportedly stood down as co-captain two weeks ago

The NRL360 team also called out the form and efforts of Papalii and Tapine. They basically said that Tapine’s bench time reflects his form not mismanagement.
by Green Blogger
April 30, 2021, 8:33 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 8 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 1022
Views: 25226

Re: 2021 Rd 8 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

My issues with the Obstructions last night lay simply with the fact they aren't rewarding effort. The last one, if a player drops in general play before a player runs around them it is generally play on. It only changes on a scoring play. CHN made a huge effort to not interfere with play - and didn...
by Green Blogger
April 29, 2021, 7:14 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 8 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 1022
Views: 25226

Re: 2021 Rd 8 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

1-17 as named. What the hell is Ricky playing at?
by Green Blogger
April 29, 2021, 4:48 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 8 V Rabbitohs: Pick the score
Replies: 27
Views: 601

Re: 2021 Rd 8 V Rabbitohs: Pick the score

Raiders 26 Rabbits 14
Wighton Try Scorer
by Green Blogger
April 26, 2021, 1:34 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jack Wighton - George Williams combination
Replies: 79
Views: 3704

Re: Jack Wighton - George Williams combination

Our halves are copping a lot of criticism. Notwithstanding the slow ball that they were getting from Hodgson, the thing that has stood out to me visually the last few weeks is that our forwards are getting well beaten. Put simply, opposition forwards are running at pace with intent to hurt. Ours are...
by Green Blogger
April 26, 2021, 1:30 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 7 V Cowboys: Game Day
Replies: 929
Views: 22267

Re: 2021 Rd 7 V Cowboys: Game Day

There is one positive out of the loss on the weekend - we went from 9th to 8th on the table!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Green Blogger
April 21, 2021, 2:55 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jarrod Croker
Replies: 622
Views: 26973

Re: Jarrod Croker

if we don't recruit we are looking internally at Kris, Timoko, HSS, Hoppa and Leo Thompson I'm guessing, how's that look to those who watch the lower grades? I'm really keen to see the development of Leo but he's seeing very limited minutes Sent from my SM-G991B using Tapatalk From what I have seen...
by Green Blogger
April 17, 2021, 10:00 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 6 V Eels: Game Day
Replies: 808
Views: 19624

Re: 2021 Rd 6 V Eels: Game Day

How did the two Coreys look like in reserves today? What about Timoko and Valemei? We need a reconstruction. From all reports CHN played like he has absolutely no business playing in reggies CHN was clearly the best on field in reserves - not for the first time. Young was awful in defence tonight -...
by Green Blogger
April 16, 2021, 2:00 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 6 V Eels: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 356
Views: 15483

Re: 2020 Rd 6 V Eels: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

I don't rate Parramatta as a top team. The word that I have used for the last year to describe their play in attack is 'frantic'. Last weekend against St George Vossy started calling their play as frantic in commentary which made me laugh. That said, frantic ad libbing, non-structured teams are the ...
by Green Blogger
April 9, 2021, 9:03 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 5 V Panthers: Game Day
Replies: 948
Views: 23512

Re: 2021 Rd 5 V Panthers: Game Day

Hudson Young gave the penalty away... you're apologies are accepted. I feel it was a pretty soft penalty. Like for mine it's just play the ball The ref said the penalty was for Rapana lashing out That is what he initially called but after the review it was for Hudson Young running in on Kikau. That...
by Green Blogger
April 9, 2021, 9:02 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 5 V Panthers: Game Day
Replies: 948
Views: 23512

Re: 2021 Rd 5 V Panthers: Game Day

We have gotten sucked into the niggle and aggro.

I would like to see Simmonson at Fullback for the second half - he looked good there in the trial.

Also in Defence, Wighton should play outside the two backrowers and then come back into 6 when we have the ball.
by Green Blogger
April 8, 2021, 9:27 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 5 V Panthers: Pick the score
Replies: 26
Views: 627

Re: 2021 Rd 5 V Panthers: Pick the score

Raiders 22
Panthers 18

Try Scorer G. Williams
by Green Blogger
April 4, 2021, 7:11 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 4 V Titans: Game Day
Replies: 545
Views: 13753

Re: 2021 Rd 4 V Titans: Game Day

With the teams that are getting smashed every game, I think it is a bit of a fallacy that it is all the fault of the coaching staff, or even a major factor. Last year we were all lauding Todd Payten because he got consistent results from the Warriors when nobody else had in years, now he can't coac...
by Green Blogger
April 1, 2021, 10:16 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 4 V Titans: Pick the score
Replies: 23
Views: 1125

Re: 2020 Rd 4 V Titans: Pick the score

Raiders 28
Titans 18
Try Scorer Kris
by Green Blogger
March 29, 2021, 2:34 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 3 V Warriors: Game Day
Replies: 827
Views: 21862

Re: 2021 Rd 3 V Warriors: Game Day

Surprise surprise, Annesley admits it was a forward pass and they got it wrong. Mind you, the way he went about it I thought he was building the case to say that it was a legal pass before blankly stating - it was a forward pass.
by Green Blogger
March 28, 2021, 7:38 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jordan Rapana as left winger
Replies: 84
Views: 2515

Re: Jordan Rapana as left winger

For what it is worth, I think Semi Valemi is continuing to develop nicely in reserves. Of all the fringe first grade outside backs in reserves I think he has looked the best in two games.
by Green Blogger
March 27, 2021, 8:01 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jordan Rapana as left winger
Replies: 84
Views: 2515

Re: Jordan Rapana as left winger

I just rewatched the final play and am now of the opinion that Rapana’s right hand was the only option for putting that ball down. His left shoulder and arm are well over the sideline by the time he gets to the corner post so I don’t think the argument that a left handed would have scored it has any...
by Green Blogger
March 27, 2021, 4:56 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 3 V Warriors: Game Day
Replies: 827
Views: 21862

Re: 2021 Rd 3 V Warriors: Game Day

I get so tired of hearing how brave a performance games like this are. 'Brave' is the most overused word in the English language. These are professional athletes being paid exorbitant amounts of money to win. They were good enoigh to get 21 points ahead, they need to be good enough to manage the ga...
by Green Blogger
March 27, 2021, 1:53 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 3 V Warriors: Pick the score
Replies: 24
Views: 412

Re: 2021 Rd 3 V Warriors: Pick the score

Raiders 28
Warriors 16
FRS Wighton
by Green Blogger
March 22, 2021, 11:08 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Sebastian Kris
Replies: 49
Views: 2253

Re: Sebastian Kris

Seb Kris has been a revelation this year and his year away has clearly seen him come back focussed and ready to step up in first grade. Who would have thought two weeks ago as everyone bemoaned our questionable depth in the outside backs that this thread discussing who to drop for the return of our ...
by Green Blogger
March 21, 2021, 7:23 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 2 V Sharks: Game Day
Replies: 527
Views: 14040

Re: 2021 Rd 2 V Sharks: Game Day

Frustrating to watch on a bludger of a day. Then I flicked across to the NRL Website to check the ladder and as bad as the last 40 minutes were I found us sitting undefeated in 3rd spot. Life is not bad.
by Green Blogger
March 21, 2021, 2:11 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 2 V Sharks: Pick the score
Replies: 31
Views: 631

Re: 2021 Rd 2 V Sharks: Pick the score

Raiders 16
Sharks 4
FTS Papalii
by Green Blogger
March 14, 2021, 1:18 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders Pathways
Topic: 2021 NSW Cup
Replies: 540
Views: 28460

Re: 2021 NSW Cup

Guler on report for a late shoulder charge on a ball player. Did not look good.
by Green Blogger
March 14, 2021, 1:09 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders Pathways
Topic: 2021 NSW Cup
Replies: 540
Views: 28460

Re: 2021 NSW Cup

Who is the jersey sponsor for NSW Cup - looks very similar to Huawei from a distance but slightly different shape.
by Green Blogger
March 14, 2021, 1:08 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders Pathways
Topic: 2021 NSW Cup
Replies: 540
Views: 28460

Re: 2021 NSW Cup

8 . Keaton Walkington-Meads. Can someone gives us an update on this guy ? He's a big prop forward who was part of the Canberra Raiders Under 20s squad last year, which went on to win the CRRL Cup Grand Final. I don't believe he played in the Grand Final, though he made a lot of progress through the...
by Green Blogger
March 11, 2021, 2:46 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Our next skipper
Replies: 40
Views: 1699

Re: Our next skipper

I agree with IBG. All the talk of this off season is that Hudson Young is a leader in this group. Assuming Croker and Hodgson go at least 2 to 3 more years there is potential for it to jump the middle group of Wighton / Papalii etc and go to Hudson Young as a long term leader. Now that would be a cl...
by Green Blogger
March 11, 2021, 9:30 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: OFFICIAL: Hudson Young signs new deal to end 2024
Replies: 30
Views: 3095

Re: OFFICIAL: Hudson Young signs new deal to end 2024

This is a great signing and another positive sign for the culture that has been grown here with young players (except Cotric) all looking to stay. Young and Guler are going to be cornerstones of our pack for a long time to come.
by Green Blogger
March 10, 2021, 8:09 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders announce Canberra Milk as new major sponsor for 2021
Replies: 427
Views: 28502

Re: Canberra Raiders announce Canberra Milk as new major sponsor for 2021

They'll be shocked next year if the rumour of Toyota Forklifts taking over as major sponsor is true. That jersey will be ugly with a big red square on the front Sent from my Pixel 5 using Tapatalk Is it going to be Toyota Forklifts or just straight Toyota? For a front of jersey sponsorship I would ...
by Green Blogger
March 10, 2021, 9:54 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 1 V Tigers: Pick the score
Replies: 32
Views: 743

Re: 2021 Rd 1 V Tigers: Pick the score

Raiders 34 - Tigers 16
FTS Wighton
by Green Blogger
March 10, 2021, 9:52 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 1 V Tigers: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 360
Views: 24049

Re: 2020 Rd 1 V Tigers: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Sutton played some edge in the trials and has spent time in the off season training there. Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk And that’s a grave mistake. He’s not suited to it at all Tapine is the correct answer here. Tapine. I agree with this - if we lose an outside back Tapine is the one who is...