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January 11, 2021, 2:02 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: POLL: Strongest 2020 line up: Props
Replies: 16
Views: 441

Re: POLL: Strongest 2020 line up: Props

Tapine.
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January 10, 2021, 9:43 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Your predicted Canberra Raiders team for next year?
Replies: 289
Views: 14373

Re: Your predicted Canberra Raiders team for next year?

I've thought about it for a while and I honestly feel that if we are in contention come the business end of the season this is the 17 that would scare opposition teams the most. Provided all available. Hodgson to play a Radley type role in attack when Starling is on. 1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2. Ba...
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January 8, 2021, 9:37 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: POLL: Strongest 2020 line up: Wingers
Replies: 34
Views: 1064

Re: POLL: Strongest 2020 line up: Wingers

I think Rapana definitely deserves first crack, but I can't help but think how potent he'd be for next season as a bench utility playing 30 minutes through the middle.
by Wiki Special
January 3, 2021, 11:04 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Your predicted Canberra Raiders team for next year?
Replies: 289
Views: 14373

Re: Your predicted Canberra Raiders team for next year?

My honest opinion is that the deciding factor to who Ricky picks will be the players Defensive workrate. Which is why I am not quite as high on Guler as others, although he is improving in that regard. In saying that, he is in my 17 - I can just see the trusted defensive impact of Lui and Sutton bei...
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January 2, 2021, 6:37 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Your predicted Canberra Raiders team for next year?
Replies: 289
Views: 14373

Re: Your predicted Canberra Raiders team for next year?

I believe that on last years form Sutton is ahead of CHN. 2021 will bring different circumstances of course, but I will watch that little competition with great interest. Also, after watching some replays of early 2020 games I have been impressed by snippets of Scotts play. Only snippets though, he...
by Wiki Special
January 2, 2021, 12:34 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Your predicted Canberra Raiders team for next year?
Replies: 289
Views: 14373

Re: Your predicted Canberra Raiders team for next year?

Forwards will naturally rotate as suspension, injury and rep duties call... but i cant see us being good enough to be using a rotation as staple policy. Play the best 17, and that should absolutely include Hors, Guler and Young Yep. Play the best 17.! That may or may not include Hors, Guler and You...
by Wiki Special
January 1, 2021, 11:12 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Your predicted Canberra Raiders team for next year?
Replies: 289
Views: 14373

Re: Your predicted Canberra Raiders team for next year?

The forward battle will be epic. I love the fact that we almost certainly won't be backing up Papa after Origin and can rest the niggles throughout the year and not lose much. But I am very interested in what we do at 14. When Hodgson first comes back (hopefully Round 1) Starling will likely get tha...
by Wiki Special
December 29, 2020, 12:00 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Your predicted Canberra Raiders team for next year?
Replies: 289
Views: 14373

Re: Your predicted Canberra Raiders team for next year?

At the end of last season I think Papa (obviously), Tapine and Young had clearly stamped themselves as our coaches preferred middle combination. I will be surprised if they don't get first shot at 8, 10, 13. The 3 bench forwards is going to be intriguing. Not sure about that. The 1st 2, sure, but I...
by Wiki Special
December 29, 2020, 9:06 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Your predicted Canberra Raiders team for next year?
Replies: 289
Views: 14373

Re: Your predicted Canberra Raiders team for next year?

At the end of last season I think Papa (obviously), Tapine and Young had clearly stamped themselves as our coaches preferred middle combination. I will be surprised if they don't get first shot at 8, 10, 13. The 3 bench forwards is going to be intriguing. Not sure about that. The 1st 2, sure, but I...
by Wiki Special
December 28, 2020, 2:00 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Your predicted Canberra Raiders team for next year?
Replies: 289
Views: 14373

Re: Your predicted Canberra Raiders team for next year?

At the end of last season I think Papa (obviously), Tapine and Young had clearly stamped themselves as our coaches preferred middle combination. I will be surprised if they don't get first shot at 8, 10, 13. The 3 bench forwards is going to be intriguing.
by Wiki Special
December 14, 2020, 7:17 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Papalii and Wighton named in Kangaroos merit squad
Replies: 26
Views: 1342

Re: Papalii and Wighton named in Kangaroos merit squad

I don't necessarily agree with the team but I think they said it was based on their form throughout the year, the only proviso being they participated in the Origin 'Bubble'.
by Wiki Special
December 12, 2020, 7:29 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders coach Ricky Stuart praises new NRL rule changes
Replies: 85
Views: 3861

Re: Raiders coach Ricky Stuart praises new NRL rule changes

I am not a fan of the constant tinkering of the rules since the Covid break. I particularly don't like the 6-Again Rule. Far too inconsistent. If it's a penalty blow it and use the Sin Bin if required for repeat offences (and bring back 5 in the bin). I am no fan of the Referees performance over the...
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December 6, 2020, 12:43 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders sign Albert Hopoate on one year deal
Replies: 57
Views: 5176

Re: Canberra Raiders sign Albert Hopoate on one year deal

Great signing. No idea if he will play First Grade but we have some hungry young men fighting for a couple of spots at NRL level. Great to have competition amongst the squad, whoever wants it most will likely get it. And have earned it which is great for our culture too.
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December 3, 2020, 2:54 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Canberra Raiders draw
Replies: 169
Views: 6738

Re: 2021 Canberra Raiders draw

I think I'd still prefer a top 8 based on overall performance as we do now, even with the 'Conference' system I suggested.
by Wiki Special
December 3, 2020, 9:04 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Canberra Raiders draw
Replies: 169
Views: 6738

Re: 2021 Canberra Raiders draw

Reading the discussion above regarding the draw I think the answer is and has always been a 22 Round System. Teams split into 2 x Groups of 8. Each team plays everyone once and the other 7 teams in their Group twice. How the Groups are split can be dabated (i.e. are they the same every year, does it...
by Wiki Special
November 27, 2020, 9:13 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 in review - Emre Guler
Replies: 10
Views: 579

Re: 2020 in review - Emre Guler

I like him as a prospect but not sure I see Origin or Test Football in his future. I hope to be proven wrong. That's a high bar to clear, 99% of footballers never play rep footy of that level. However if he does not acheive that level, it wont be ability or talent that denies him. For sure, no knoc...
by Wiki Special
November 27, 2020, 3:21 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 in review - Emre Guler
Replies: 10
Views: 579

Re: 2020 in review - Emre Guler

I like him as a prospect but not sure I see Origin or Test Football in his future. I hope to be proven wrong.
by Wiki Special
November 21, 2020, 8:21 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders set to re-sign Emre Guler to end 2022
Replies: 15
Views: 1434

Re: Canberra Raiders set to re-sign Emre Guler to end 2022

Nice, happy to see Emre extend his time at the Raiders. I am more excited to read the Hudson Young news to be honest. Just like last year I still rate him higher than Guler. But both are good players.
by Wiki Special
November 19, 2020, 8:04 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Pack for 2021
Replies: 26
Views: 896

Re: Pack for 2021

8. Papalii
9. Hodgson
10. Tapine
11. Harawira-Naera
12. Whitehead
13. Young

14. Starling
15. Guler
16. Horsburgh
17. James/Soliola/Lui (Ricky's choice)
by Wiki Special
November 13, 2020, 8:22 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2020
Replies: 2485
Views: 330776

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2020

Its player agents doing as they're employed to do, use the tools available to them to get the best outcome for their client. Yeah, true. I think we need to take the "Don't hate the player, hate the game" mantra on this. If it was permitted under the rules then that is that as far as I'm c...
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October 26, 2020, 7:10 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2020 NRL Grand Final: Teams and Game Day
Replies: 385
Views: 12263

Re: 2020 NRL Grand Final: Teams and Game Day

Can’t help but think that this Penrith performance comes down to that 45 min drive Nathan Cleary had to make to the Dally M presentation on Monday... Call of the night! Call of the night x 2. The Panthers were so entitled this season. How will they handle the adversity of losing a Grand Final next ...
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October 26, 2020, 6:56 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2020 NRL Grand Final: Teams and Game Day
Replies: 385
Views: 12263

Re: 2020 NRL Grand Final: Teams and Game Day

The officiating from the bunker tonight was an absolute debacle. They basically gave the Panthers six points and the first sin binning was an absolute crime against rugby league. If you can't stand your ground... I mean honestly, there is something horribly wrong with the officiating department at ...
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October 23, 2020, 8:46 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: The Roar: Raiders greatest ever team
Replies: 56
Views: 1511

Re: The Roar: Raiders greatest ever team

The Boss wrote: October 23, 2020, 3:49 pm This is the Brisbane team I done earlier in the week. How you reckon you guys will fare against them.

https://www.theroar.com.au/2020/10/21/b ... -nrl-team/
I'm confused by the comment stating Matt Gillett's peak was longer than Sam Thaiday's.
by Wiki Special
October 22, 2020, 7:07 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2020
Replies: 2485
Views: 330776

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2020

Naden would be great to have on the books again. Anyone familiar to whether he left on good terms?
by Wiki Special
October 18, 2020, 7:34 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Is Stuart the right person to take us forward?
Replies: 96
Views: 6874

Re: Is Stuart the right person to take us forward?

Stuart definitely has earned the right to finish what he started and I'd say he probably has 2-3 Seasons of good will from the Board before he is under any pressure. If we are still a top 4/Prelim team in 2022/2023 he'll have the jobe for a long time. The Club has made all the right calls recently s...
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October 17, 2020, 9:17 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Your predicted Canberra Raiders team for next year?
Replies: 289
Views: 14373

Re: Team for next year

greeneyed wrote: October 17, 2020, 9:14 pm The Roosters get knocked out in Week 2 and they immediately make tough calls on their squad. The Raiders need to be as ruthless.
I agree. What ruthless decisions would you personally make? What about you other forum members?
by Wiki Special
October 17, 2020, 7:27 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Your predicted Canberra Raiders team for next year?
Replies: 289
Views: 14373

Re: Team for next year

1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2. Bailey Simonsson 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Matthew Timoko 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Jack Wighton 7. George Williams 8. Josh Papalii 9. Josh Hodgson (c) 10. Joseph Tapine 11. Corey Harawira-Naera 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Hudson Young 14. Tom Starling 15. Corey Horsburgh 16. Emre Gu...
by Wiki Special
October 15, 2020, 10:07 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Finals Week 3 V Storm: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 391
Views: 25627

Re: 2020 Finals Week 3 V Storm: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

radicalraider wrote: October 15, 2020, 8:47 pm Reckon Lui will start ...
I think we will see changes to the starting pack - wouldn't shock to see Lui start.
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October 9, 2020, 10:39 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Finals Week 2 V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 673
Views: 20453

Re: 2020 Finals Week 2 V Roosters: Game Day

Azza wrote: October 9, 2020, 10:36 pm Also might I add Brad Fittler is an absolute dunce of a commentator, up there with Anasta.
He is horrendous.
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October 9, 2020, 9:13 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Finals Week 2 V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 673
Views: 20453

Re: 2020 Finals Week 2 V Roosters: Game Day

I am so proud of our boys.
by Wiki Special
October 9, 2020, 9:05 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Finals Week 2 V Roosters: Fans' Choice Man of the Match
Replies: 51
Views: 1712

Re: 2020 Finals Week 2 V Roosters: Fans' Choice Man of the Match

1 - CNK
1 - Wighton
1 - Williams
1 - Papalii
1 - Tapine
1 - Young
by Wiki Special
October 9, 2020, 2:01 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Finals Week 2 V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 264
Views: 17002

Re: 2020 Finals Week 2 V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Anybody else feeling that Papa may start on the bench tonight?
by Wiki Special
October 6, 2020, 7:11 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Finals Week 2 V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 264
Views: 17002

Re: 2020 Finals Week 2 V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

I can't wait for our boys to challenge the Roosters. All I know is with this Raiders team as a whole we will give it everything and if we lose it won't be through effort or want. For me this is a mini GF. I can see a beatable (albeit great) Storm team waiting and then a likely nervous Panthers team ...
by Wiki Special
October 4, 2020, 11:14 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Finals Week 2 V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 264
Views: 17002

Re: 2020 Finals Week 2 V Roosters: Teams and Previews

1. CNK 5. Cotric 3. Croker 12. Whitehead 4. Rapana 6. Wighton 7. Williams 8. Papalii 9. Starling 15. Soliola 11. Bateman 17. CHN 13. Tapine 14. Havili 10. Lui 16. Young 17. Valemei That's how I'd go. Name the same team but start Whitehead in the centres and Rapana on the wing. You can always bring ...
by Wiki Special
October 4, 2020, 11:11 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Finals Week 2 V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 264
Views: 17002

Re: 2020 Finals Week 2 V Roosters: Teams and Previews

We can beat the Roosters on Friday night and if we do I believe we will win the Premiership. In fact, I believe the winner of this game will be the 2020 Premiers and it is going to be our toughest test of the lot.