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by Raiders_Pat
June 23, 2019, 2:55 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2019
Replies: 1695
Views: 137101

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2019

Japan being cut. Western Force already dead. Aus rugby has little cash in the bank, reduced by the Folau incident and reducing further, crowds are actually getting smaller, ratings are terrible, Rebels on a knifes edge brumbies crowds are disgusting.... no idea how a dead Japanese team and Argentin...
by Raiders_Pat
June 22, 2019, 11:17 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders forward Ryan Sutton should be called up to Great Britain squad
Replies: 61
Views: 3365

Re: Canberra Raiders forward Ryan Sutton should be called up to Great Britain squad

If Sutton were to go back to UK comp today, he would be nearly double the player he was when he left imo. Bennett will want him in the squad and rightfully so. If he had an average year in the NRL then I could agree with arguments for having others in superleague above him but he's had a fantastic y...
by Raiders_Pat
June 17, 2019, 1:27 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 15 V Eels: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 191
Views: 13855

Re: 2019 Rd 15 V Eels: Teams and Previews

Danger game here. Really hope Hodgson is back. 1. Nicoll-Klokstad 2. Simonsson 3. Croker 4. Oldfield 5. Rapana 6. Wighton 7. Sezer 8. Papalii 9. Hodgson 10. Sutton 11. Bateman 12. Whitehead 13. Tapine 14. Havili 15. Lui 16. Soliola 17. Kris I like this team. The only change I'd make would be to res...
by Raiders_Pat
June 15, 2019, 11:02 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders international weekend representatives
Replies: 46
Views: 1550

Re: Rapana and Tapine named in New Zealand squad to face Tonga

The Rickman wrote:
June 15, 2019, 8:15 am
Northern Raider wrote:Blind Freddy can see Rapana isn't ready for rep footy yet. Hopefully his selection is treated as an honourary recognition and he's withdrawn from the game.
Luckily Blind Freddy is the coach of NSW and currently contemplating bringing Mitchell **** Pearce back
:clap:
by Raiders_Pat
June 15, 2019, 10:58 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2019
Replies: 1695
Views: 137101

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2019

Lui is performing the job required of him and the young guys are progressing to the point where they'll probably usurp him this time next year. AFAIC, that's everything going exactly to plan and i wouldnt feel the need to bring in an Ese'ese type If we're bringing in a forward, i dont think we shou...
by Raiders_Pat
June 15, 2019, 10:49 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2019
Replies: 1695
Views: 137101

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2019

I think Lui has been doing his job quite well this season and I wouldn't be surprised at all to see Soliola drop out of the team before him
by Raiders_Pat
June 14, 2019, 2:06 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Williams or Sezer?
Replies: 1032
Views: 43409

Re: Williams or Sezer?

I find it interesting how Sezer is rated as below NRL standard. Looking at the current halves in action across the comp, I reckon over 1/3 of them would be regarded as below NRL standard. Not sure what that says about the NRL. Maybe the NRL standard needs to be redefined. :hmmm 6. Tyrone Roberts 7....
by Raiders_Pat
June 14, 2019, 12:50 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders international weekend representatives
Replies: 46
Views: 1550

Re: Rapana and Tapine named in New Zealand squad to face Tonga

-TW- wrote:
June 14, 2019, 12:45 am
I don't see Rapana playing, he still looks busted

Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
From the sound of the press conference I don't think Ricky will make him a available.
by Raiders_Pat
June 14, 2019, 12:47 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jarrod Croker
Replies: 415
Views: 14797

Re: Jarrod Croker

He and Simonsson need to sort their **** out I love the bloke but he makes it hard sometimes Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk One try scored down that side which you could claim was a "defensive error" but it was also were most of the attack went. Bateman missed a tackle in the middle of the fie...
by Raiders_Pat
June 14, 2019, 12:43 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Williams or Sezer?
Replies: 1032
Views: 43409

Re: Williams or Sezer?

Sezer and Sam Williams are both sub-par at NRL level but the difference is that Williams is a back up half so it's fine. Sezer, on the other hand... I couldn't care to see him go and won't be surprised at all when he's not here next season.
by Raiders_Pat
June 14, 2019, 12:32 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders international weekend representatives
Replies: 46
Views: 1550

Re: Rapana and Tapine named in New Zealand squad to face Tonga

Both have been injured this year and Rapana missed the entire off-season thanks to the Kiwi's. Hard pass to releasing them. Unless the players really beg to go I can't see Stuart releasing them. Yeah I don't particularly want to risk our players but I think they both belong in the starting 13 fully...
by Raiders_Pat
June 14, 2019, 12:31 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders international weekend representatives
Replies: 46
Views: 1550

Re: Rapana and Tapine named in New Zealand squad to face Tonga

I'd go with something along the lines of:
1. RTS
2. Isaako
3. DWZ
4. Manu
5. Rapana
6. Hughes
7. Johnson
8. J Bromwich
9. Luke
10. JWH
11. Tapine
12. K Bromwich
13. Taupau

14. Nikorima
15. NAS
16. Tetevano/Liu
17. Nikora
by Raiders_Pat
June 14, 2019, 12:12 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Williams or Sezer?
Replies: 1032
Views: 43409

Re: Williams or Sezer?

Seeing as both of our halfbacks create nothing, I think we will be fine with virtually two 5/8s next year in Wighton and George Williams. As long as Williams' defence is up to scratch, I think we should do well.
by Raiders_Pat
June 14, 2019, 12:09 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Wighton, Papalii selected for Origin II
Replies: 485
Views: 28969

Re: Cotric, Wighton, Papalii selected for Origin

I have a feeling that he will get the 6... Freddy seems like a big fan
by Raiders_Pat
June 14, 2019, 12:05 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jarrod Croker
Replies: 415
Views: 14797

Re: Jarrod Croker

Ricky summed it up perfectly in the press conference. Everybody likes to talk about the tries he lets in, but nobody talks about the two tries he saved tonight nor the try saved last weekend, let alone the fact that he won the game tonight on his goal kicking... It's absurd that people even have the...
by Raiders_Pat
June 13, 2019, 12:17 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2019
Replies: 1695
Views: 137101

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2019

Is Reynolds actually on 900k. I reckon he could be an X factor adddition to the squad. But if he’s on that coin it’s a solid no. It's what Dean Ritchie was saying, so grain of salt I guess Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk When Reynolds was playing reserve grade at the start of the season I heard...
by Raiders_Pat
June 11, 2019, 4:45 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 14 V Sharks: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 107
Views: 10514

Re: 2019 Rd 14 V Sharks: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

It will be a tough game but I'm feeling quite confident. Will be at Canberra stadium once again for this one, looking forward to it.
by Raiders_Pat
June 10, 2019, 8:52 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Wighton, Papalii selected for Origin II
Replies: 485
Views: 28969

Re: Cotric, Wighton, Papalii selected for Origin

I feel sorry for Wighton if he has to partner Cleary in the halves... Keary would be a better option for 7 imo
by Raiders_Pat
June 10, 2019, 8:38 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 14 V Sharks: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 107
Views: 10514

Re: 2019 Rd 14 V Sharks: Teams and Previews

1. CNK 2. Simmo 3. Toots 4. Cotric 5. Raps 6. Jacki boo 7. Sezer 8. Papa 9. Liva 10. Sutton - was too good not to hold a starting spot IMO. 11. Bateo 12. Whitey 13. Tarps 14. Starling 15. Guler 16. Sia 17. Lui Chalk me down for one of those too, Matty old son Yep chalk me in for this too. Sent from...
by Raiders_Pat
June 10, 2019, 8:25 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2019
Replies: 1695
Views: 137101

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2019

But as others have said, the die is cast and I think this pack and John Bateman are really good and I’m not sure how many forwards id trade Bateman for He’s incredible I know that as a Raiders fan I'm guilty of looking at the game thru slightly green tinted spectacles... but I don't think there is ...
by Raiders_Pat
June 2, 2019, 2:10 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Williams or Sezer?
Replies: 1032
Views: 43409

Re: Williams or Sezer?

Sezer and Williams are virtually as crap as each other... with Sezer being the better player but his wage in comparison cancelling that out completely. I honestly couldn't give a damn which of these two make the team each week. Not at all saying Hingano is the answer but neither of those two are pu...
by Raiders_Pat
June 2, 2019, 2:07 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 13 V Tigers: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 239
Views: 16098

Re: 2019 Rd 13 V Tigers: Teams and Previews

God, we desperately needed that ugly win against the bulldogs, but need to be about 200% better against the tigers, as they always show up ready to play and will be tough 1. CNK 2. Oldbeard/Simonsson 3. Croker 4. Cotric 5. Rapana/Oldbeard 6. Wighton 7. Sezer 15. Soliola 9. Havili 10. Lui 11. Tapine...
by Raiders_Pat
June 2, 2019, 1:42 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 12 V Bulldogs: Game Day
Replies: 484
Views: 17106

Re: 2019 Rd 12 V Bulldogs: Game Day

I didn’t think it was good that Sam Burgess came out saying that Hudson Young had done exactly the same to him a couple of weeks back. These claims can affect the charging Levels of these acts. Sam isn’t an inexperienced tv personality either. For the record I think the act warranted a suspension. ...
by Raiders_Pat
June 2, 2019, 1:41 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 13 V Tigers: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 239
Views: 16098

Re: 2019 Rd 13 V Tigers: Teams and Previews

God, we desperately needed that ugly win against the bulldogs, but need to be about 200% better against the tigers, as they always show up ready to play and will be tough 1. CNK 2. Oldbeard/Simonsson 3. Croker 4. Cotric 5. Rapana/Oldbeard 6. Wighton 7. Sezer 15. Soliola 9. Havili 10. Lui 11. Tapine...
by Raiders_Pat
June 2, 2019, 1:23 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 13 V Tigers: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 239
Views: 16098

Re: 2019 Rd 13 V Tigers: Teams and Previews

gangrenous wrote:
June 2, 2019, 1:19 pm
Have to have the Raiders at long odds for this with the outs. If they can find a win it’ll be huge.

I’ll do my bit by tipping Tigers to curse them [emoji4]
Origin players usually come back with a spring in their step. Barring injury, that should be a boost for us.
by Raiders_Pat
June 2, 2019, 1:17 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jack Wighton signed a contract to stay away from Canberra CBD
Replies: 10
Views: 1622

Re: Jack Wighton signed a contract to stay away from Canberra CBD

Begbie wrote:
June 2, 2019, 9:23 am
Need to ban him from him from all suburbs South of the lake. Nothing good ever happens there.
Sorry, but the inner south is hands down the best part of Canberra!
by Raiders_Pat
June 2, 2019, 1:13 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jarrod Croker
Replies: 415
Views: 14797

Re: Sack Croker...

I think the positive fat outweighs the negative. And being a 10 year first grader he’d have a pretty big cap dispensation now wouldn’t he? Agreed There is a few differences between Croker and Williams 1. Croker isn’t the worst defender for his position in the league 2. Croker has shown he can be a ...
by Raiders_Pat
June 2, 2019, 1:06 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 13 V Tigers: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 239
Views: 16098

Re: 2019 Rd 13 V Tigers: Teams and Previews

Take 3 considering Young and Horsburgh are out, and if Rapana is back: 1. CNK 2. Oldfield 3. Croker 4. Cotric 5. Rapana 6. Wighton 7. Sezer 8. Papalii 13. Bateman 10. Lui 11. Tapine 12. Whitehead 17. Sutton 9. Havili 14. Simonsson 15. Soliola 16. Guler Bateman to bash it out at hooker for the first ...
by Raiders_Pat
June 2, 2019, 1:01 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 13 V Tigers: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 239
Views: 16098

Re: 2019 Rd 13 V Tigers: Teams and Previews

julian87 wrote:
June 2, 2019, 12:56 pm
Alternatively Bateman can shovel at 9 for 15-20 mins before you introduce Havili. That could work as it’s when the defense tires a bit that Bateman’s footwork and nous becomes more valuable anyway.
I was hoping we'd see this in the Dogs game
by Raiders_Pat
June 2, 2019, 12:44 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 12 V Bulldogs: Game Day
Replies: 484
Views: 17106

Re: 2019 Rd 12 V Bulldogs: Game Day

I didn’t think it was good that Sam Burgess came out saying that Hudson Young had done exactly the same to him a couple of weeks back. These claims can affect the charging Levels of these acts. Sam isn’t an inexperienced tv personality either. For the record I think the act warranted a suspension. ...
by Raiders_Pat
June 2, 2019, 12:40 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 13 V Tigers: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 239
Views: 16098

Re: 2019 Rd 13 V Tigers: Teams and Previews

If Rapana is back: 1. CNK 2. Oldfield 3. Croker 4. Cotric 5. Rapana 6. Wighton 7. Sezer 8. Papalii 9. Havili 10. Horsburgh 11. Tapine 12. Whitehead 13. Bateman 14. Simonsson 15. Soliola 16. Lui 17. Sutton As mentioned earlier, I'd prefer to see Hingano get a run at halfback but I just don't see it h...
by Raiders_Pat
June 2, 2019, 12:38 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 13 V Tigers: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 239
Views: 16098

Re: 2019 Rd 13 V Tigers: Teams and Previews

If Rapana is back if look at Simonsson as the utility I wouldn't mind this at all if Hodgson wasn't injured. Not sure if there's room though carrying a second hooker. When Simonsson was selected for that role we had Havili playing lock off the bench. I'd be playing him in place of Starling, who pro...
by Raiders_Pat
June 2, 2019, 12:33 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 13 V Tigers: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 239
Views: 16098

Re: 2019 Rd 13 V Tigers: Teams and Previews

If Rapana is back if look at Simonsson as the utility I wouldn't mind this at all if Hodgson wasn't injured. Not sure if there's room though carrying a second hooker. When Simonsson was selected for that role we had Havili playing lock off the bench. I'd be playing him in place of Starling, who pro...
by Raiders_Pat
June 2, 2019, 12:32 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 13 V Tigers: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 239
Views: 16098

Re: 2019 Rd 13 V Tigers: Teams and Previews

If Rapana is back if look at Simonsson as the utility I wouldn't mind this at all if Hodgson wasn't injured. Not sure if there's room though carrying a second hooker. When Simonsson was selected for that role we had Havili playing lock off the bench. If Rapana is back Simonsson gets the left wing s...
by Raiders_Pat
June 2, 2019, 12:30 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Williams or Sezer?
Replies: 1032
Views: 43409

Re: Williams or Sezer?

Sezer and Williams are virtually as crap as each other... with Sezer being the better player but his wage in comparison cancelling that out completely. I honestly couldn't give a damn which of these two make the team each week. Not at all saying Hingano is the answer but neither of those two are put...