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by Lui_Bon
June 30, 2022, 12:30 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: SURVIVOR POLL V: Top ten greatest ever Raiders
Replies: 5
Views: 279

Re: SURVIVOR POLL V: Top ten greatest ever Raiders

Ruben Wiki. Incidentally I happened upon (or is that apon?) the Canberra Museum and Gallery today, and they have a 40 Years of raiders thingy there. I'm sure it's been mentioned before, but it's pretty cool to see Jack's actual Dally M and Clive Churchill medals. As well as jarrod C's 100th try boot...
by Lui_Bon
June 28, 2022, 10:46 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022 Rd 16 V Dragons: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 166
Views: 11429

Re: 2022 Rd 16 V Dragons: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

ol EDIT fingers Rapana might have a thing or two to say about that Horsbrah this year has improved his handling errors significantly The league is littered with players who had a loose carry in their first season or two who corrected it with time and maturity Love rapa and horse but they still drop...
by Lui_Bon
June 27, 2022, 11:33 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Elliott Whitehead
Replies: 58
Views: 3538

Re: Elliott Whitehead

Is Papa carrying an injury perhaps? He's been a game breaker for us but seems a bit off ATM. well he did get hit in the head early against Newcastle. He was kneeling on the sideline with a sponge held to his left eyebrow (or his head right above there). Eventually he came back out taped. He had the...
by Lui_Bon
June 26, 2022, 11:21 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2022 State of Origin II: Blues V Maroons
Replies: 242
Views: 6784

Re: 2022 State of Origin II: Blues V Maroons

Slater really doesn’t like Papalli does he? I dont think that is right I think he misuses him. He wants him to be a short term high impact player Big runs, huge hits. Set a tone and let others take it over. He is asking him to lead the defensive line, give it his all and check out and let the rest ...
by Lui_Bon
June 25, 2022, 11:06 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Ricky Stuart says he’ll never again coach against the Canberra Raiders
Replies: 57
Views: 4117

Re: Ricky Stuart says he’ll never again coach against the Canberra Raiders

In about eight years' time it will be Sam Williams... said it before and I stand by it.

I'm not saying it makes any sense.
by Lui_Bon
June 24, 2022, 12:06 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022 Rd 16 V Dragons: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 166
Views: 11429

Re: 2022 Rd 16 V Dragons: Teams and Previews

Y dont we go back to the game where Woodford made his debut on the bench… we won that one… he’s better then starling against tired defenders n just better decisions in the 2nd half…..80 mins from Woolford will be good but we don’t want him getting burnt out….. I’d go starling start n then woolford ...
by Lui_Bon
June 24, 2022, 12:02 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022 Rd 16 V Dragons: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 166
Views: 11429

Re: 2022 Rd 16 V Dragons: Teams and Previews

If you told me at the start of the years Tarps would be the best prop in the NRL I would have struggled to believe you. Geez he has been good. I’d love to know what has been the difference. Did Rick push the right buttons, did he just find a happy place in life? Whatever it is - long May it last! f...
by Lui_Bon
June 23, 2022, 11:56 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2022 Under 19s State of Origin: Blues V Maroons
Replies: 101
Views: 3341

Re: 2022 Under 19s State of Origin: Blues V Maroons

Good game. Great to see some of the kids of the future... think our boys all handled things well Mooney and Asamoua very impressive, Morkos struggled at times defensively but looked dangerous with ball in hand Mooney should be a walk up start for our 17 now and certain next year without Elliott and...
by Lui_Bon
June 23, 2022, 11:54 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2022 Under 19s State of Origin: Blues V Maroons
Replies: 101
Views: 3341

Re: 2022 Under 19s State of Origin: Blues V Maroons

Greenev wrote: June 23, 2022, 11:38 pm
Botman wrote: June 23, 2022, 7:56 pm Seems unbelievable that Alamoti hasnt gotten a run at a bad bulldogs team
Asomua with another banger take, like the look of that kid, got the right body type to be an NRL winger
Yep sorta reminds me of a to’o
exactly the thoughts I had.
by Lui_Bon
June 22, 2022, 11:11 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Zac Woolford set to secure new two year deal at Canberra Raiders
Replies: 33
Views: 4801

Re: Zac Woolford set to secure new deal at Canberra Raiders

We might be looking to offload Starling in the near future. I was never convinced he was a long term solution, but it has been a very rapid fall from grace. Dolphins need players. Maybe we can offload Starling. Starling is the type of player that I think would be reasonable easy to move (with freig...
by Lui_Bon
June 22, 2022, 12:44 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Zac Woolford set to secure new two year deal at Canberra Raiders
Replies: 33
Views: 4801

Re: Zac Woolford set to secure new deal at Canberra Raiders

well I can't read the article but "his management" would be insane to do anything else but sign up. His form could disappear down the dunny here, or he could go to another club as a no-name third-stringer.

Or he could be really good, and why not here?
by Lui_Bon
June 17, 2022, 11:32 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: A new Canberra Stadium?
Replies: 689
Views: 82967

Re: A new Canberra Stadium?

If anyone was prepared to break the link between Constitution Avenue and London Circuit, all the land of the Civic Pool, the Convention Centre and the tragically rundown civic CIT could easily fit a massive stadium precinct. However it would require extra access to the rest of Constitution Avenue fr...
by Lui_Bon
June 16, 2022, 1:27 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Sam Williams eager to continue NRL career after Raiders departure
Replies: 58
Views: 7199

Re: Sam Williams eager to continue NRL career after Raiders departure

I wish Sam all the best as well. However, this thread does highlight to me I have a different interest in the raiders than many of my fellow supporters. Many seem to value the effort, loyalty, longevity and passion Sam brought to the club and while I respect that it isn’t something I feel I could b...
by Lui_Bon
June 16, 2022, 12:03 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Coaching issues
Replies: 1721
Views: 87345

Re: Coaching issues

He's got a reasonably strong history of identifying and developing young talent, clearly he cant **** coach but i certainly wouldnt be opposed to bringing him in for a specific role if he's serious about understanding his HC days are over. Philosophically, i like the idea of having guys in the coac...
by Lui_Bon
June 14, 2022, 1:27 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: A new Canberra Stadium?
Replies: 689
Views: 82967

Re: A new Canberra Stadium?

The car parks are also part of Commonwealth Park, and as such are on land managed by the National Capital Authority. In other words you'd need the Feds permission to build there, and I highly, highly doubt they'd give it. If you tried to build there you'd probably also create a bureaucratic nightma...
by Lui_Bon
June 11, 2022, 10:25 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022 Rd 14 V Broncos: Game Day
Replies: 736
Views: 18730

Re: 2022 Rd 14 V Broncos: Game Day

It was no coincidence we made the GF when Ennis was assistant coach. Would love to get him as head coach. Horse has overtaken papa as our second prop. Fogarty, starling and whitehead major weak links what are you on? Can I have some? Look Papa is on the slide by elite NRL standards but there is day...
by Lui_Bon
June 11, 2022, 10:21 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022 Rd 14 V Broncos: Game Day
Replies: 736
Views: 18730

Re: 2022 Rd 14 V Broncos: Game Day

At risk of scapegoating individuals I think a lot of our problems in the last 20 mins came from Starling. He kept holding the ball and running around at dummy half. It was disrupting any structure we may have had. What we needed at the back end of the game and Starling was completely lacking it. We...
by Lui_Bon
June 11, 2022, 10:12 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022 Rd 14 V Broncos: Game Day
Replies: 736
Views: 18730

Re: 2022 Rd 14 V Broncos: Game Day

It was no coincidence we made the GF when Ennis was assistant coach. Would love to get him as head coach. Horse has overtaken papa as our second prop. Fogarty, starling and whitehead major weak links what are you on? Can I have some? Look Papa is on the slide by elite NRL standards but there is day...
by Lui_Bon
June 11, 2022, 10:09 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022 Rd 14 V Broncos: Game Day
Replies: 736
Views: 18730

Re: 2022 Rd 14 V Broncos: Game Day

At risk of scapegoating individuals I think a lot of our problems in the last 20 mins came from Starling. He kept holding the ball and running around at dummy half. It was disrupting any structure we may have had. What we needed at the back end of the game and Starling was completely lacking it. We...
by Lui_Bon
June 11, 2022, 10:05 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022 Rd 14 V Broncos: Game Day
Replies: 736
Views: 18730

Re: 2022 Rd 14 V Broncos: Game Day

jimmy82 wrote: June 11, 2022, 9:59 pm It was no coincidence we made the GF when Ennis was assistant coach. Would love to get him as head coach.
Horse has overtaken papa as our second prop.
Fogarty, starling and whitehead major weak links
what are you on? Can I have some?
by Lui_Bon
June 11, 2022, 9:54 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022 Rd 14 V Broncos: Game Day
Replies: 736
Views: 18730

Re: 2022 Rd 14 V Broncos: Game Day

Yeah our two origin players were disappointing tonight . Jack I can understand given his involvement in Wednesday. Papa not so much Sent from my Pixel 4a using Tapatalk Sorry to say but Papa, as much as I love him, is no longer a top tier prop. It is what it is I tend to agree. He's been passed by ...
by Lui_Bon
June 9, 2022, 11:49 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders reportedly interested in Jack Hetherington
Replies: 123
Views: 8162

Re: Raiders reportedly interested in Jack Hetherington

greeneyed wrote: June 9, 2022, 8:43 pm
bonehead wrote: June 9, 2022, 8:10 pm Newcastle Junior, good on him going home

Sent from my SM-G991B using Tapatalk
On the other hand... born in Canberra. Won't be that upset that he's not signing, though, given form and discipline.
yeah, bullet, dodged, all that sort of stuff. He'd be a nightmare EDIT.
by Lui_Bon
June 9, 2022, 11:44 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022 Rd 14 V Broncos: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 185
Views: 11931

Re: 2022 Rd 14 V Broncos: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

lovely video from Millie Boyle there.
by Lui_Bon
June 7, 2022, 1:55 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: A new Canberra Stadium?
Replies: 689
Views: 82967

Re: A new Canberra Stadium?

I’ve often wondered whether the second best place for the stadium near the city would be around the car parks to the west of Commonwealth park. Seems to be more room than on Parks Way and would have less impact on the rest of the city during construction. I’ve drawn a 180m straight line to give a p...
by Lui_Bon
June 3, 2022, 1:02 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders reportedly interested in Hull FC fullback Jake Connor
Replies: 71
Views: 5597

Re: Raiders reportedly interested in Hull FC fullback Jake Connor

Yeo, you say? We'll take em both :lol: Oh god yes please. Morgan Knowles especially, he looks like a taller faster Hudson Young with class. Or maybe echoes of Tarps at lock. I don't now how old he is but boy he can run. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUjgLH3nMDU Looks OK in that highlights reel, u...
by Lui_Bon
June 2, 2022, 11:45 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders reportedly interested in Hull FC fullback Jake Connor
Replies: 71
Views: 5597

Re: Raiders reportedly interested in Hull FC fullback Jake Connor

ok so:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morgan_Knowles

says he can play hooker too.

and by my rough calculation 25 years old?
by Lui_Bon
June 2, 2022, 11:41 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders reportedly interested in Hull FC fullback Jake Connor
Replies: 71
Views: 5597

Re: Raiders reportedly interested in Hull FC fullback Jake Connor

Botman wrote: June 2, 2022, 7:11 pm Yeo, you say?

We'll take em both :lol:
Oh god yes please. Morgan Knowles especially, he looks like a taller faster Hudson Young with class. Or maybe echoes of Tarps at lock. I don't now how old he is but boy he can run.

by Lui_Bon
May 24, 2022, 11:19 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022 Rd 12 V Eels: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 256
Views: 19340

Re: 2022 Rd 12 V Eels: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

I think this is a very strong side, about as strong as we could hope for, after the news about CNK - six weeks was an awful shock after Ricky had said 1-2. It is harsh on Kris, but Croker did a great job in the Bulldogs match before he was injured and I don't at all think it's a coincidence that th...
by Lui_Bon
May 24, 2022, 9:35 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022 Rd 12 V Eels: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 256
Views: 19340

Re: 2022 Rd 12 V Eels: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

also notice tapine stays on if papa off, for maybe 10 more mins, it was bad taking them off at the same time I wondered if that was a ploy by Stuart for Tarps to show that he was going all-in for Papa's 250, rather than a pattern of selection. It looked dodgy after Tapine's error in about the 37th ...
by Lui_Bon
May 24, 2022, 9:32 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022 Rd 12 V Eels: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 256
Views: 19340

Re: 2022 Rd 12 V Eels: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

OK with the team, feel for CHN and Kris. I think CHN is better than Elliott Whitehead and Adam Elliott. Will be close so may need Croker's kicking. Penisini is slippery though. Parra have a great pack and big boppers on the bench as well. Matterson, Paulo, Papalii', Moses, Dylan Brown and Gutherson...
by Lui_Bon
May 24, 2022, 5:53 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022 Rd 12 V Eels: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 256
Views: 19340

Re: 2022 Rd 12 V Eels: Teams and Previews

gergreg wrote: May 24, 2022, 4:39 pm
-PJ- wrote:Who the hell is Todd Smith ?
He's the ranga. I think he's actually not too bad. Good flow to his games.
I thought he was Hors' little brother
by Lui_Bon
May 22, 2022, 11:29 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022 Rd 11 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 405
Views: 13858

Re: 2022 Rd 11 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

He's a super tough kid and i LOVE how sound he is defensively. I've said it before but he'll have a long professional career as a back up for that alone! Clubs will value having a guy like him as a #3-4 half who they know they can put in in spot starts and know he'll hold up defensively. But again,...
by Lui_Bon
May 17, 2022, 9:53 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Josh Papalii to play his 250th NRL game
Replies: 30
Views: 2337

Re: Josh Papalii to play his 250th NRL game

Another favourite Papa moment for me was v Souths in 2019 and his try to seal the Prelim Final. And before then the Storm comeback win when he scored the try in 2019 at AAMI I think those will be my favourite moments for a long time too. I still remember jumping high enough that I near sprained my ...
by Lui_Bon
May 17, 2022, 9:49 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2022
Replies: 637
Views: 60050

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2022

I like Theo Fages from Huddersfield and France. 25 years old. Smart organising halfback who can run and kick. Could be the steal of the decade.