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by RedRaider
March 2, 2021, 4:44 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Trial V Roosters: Teams and Game Day *Teams p1*
Replies: 362
Views: 21506

Re: 2021 Trial V Roosters: Teams and Game Day *Teams p1*

I understand he is 18 so can play NRL should he be selected. Sticky never rushes young players though. I think Sticky has it right to have players physically and mentally mature enough to have a crack at first grade. The highlight reels show he sure can run but there is not much for when he doesn't...
by RedRaider
February 28, 2021, 8:17 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Trial V Roosters: Teams and Game Day *Teams p1*
Replies: 362
Views: 21506

Re: 2021 Trial V Roosters: Teams and Game Day *Teams p1*

I understand he is 18 so can play NRL should he be selected. Sticky never rushes young players though. I think Sticky has it right to have players physically and mentally mature enough to have a crack at first grade. The highlight reels show he sure can run but there is not much for when he doesn't ...
by RedRaider
February 28, 2021, 5:10 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Trial V Roosters: Teams and Game Day *Teams p1*
Replies: 362
Views: 21506

Re: 2021 Trial V Roosters: Teams and Game Day *Teams p1*

I know the Roosters were missing Keary, but their staring halves were pretty pedestrian. Sam Walker has some real skill about him and great vision. He's quite small though, so not sure how ready he is for the rigours of a full NRL season. Friend is well past his best. It will be interesting to see ...
by RedRaider
February 27, 2021, 9:50 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Trial V Roosters: Teams and Game Day *Teams p1*
Replies: 362
Views: 21506

Re: 2021 Trial V Roosters: Teams and Game Day *Teams p1*

I watched both matches on Kayo and I didn't think either was clear that the Horspower arm was tucked in. Perhaps there is another angle which was not available to Kayo but the on field Refs didn't seem in any doubt. When I watched the first one, I thought it was just a good hit. I agree with you on ...
by RedRaider
February 27, 2021, 4:57 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Trial V Roosters: Teams and Game Day *Teams p1*
Replies: 362
Views: 21506

Re: 2021 Trial V Roosters: Teams and Game Day *Teams p1*

I think Baily Simmonson and Rapa should be our wingers for Rd 1. Baily's goal kicking will be needed. I hadn't seen George Williams kick for goal before. I'd let him focus on being the best half in the Club. It's only a trial but I thought Timoko and Kris look good for the center positions. CNK in t...
by RedRaider
February 27, 2021, 3:53 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Trial V Roosters: Teams and Game Day *Teams p1*
Replies: 362
Views: 21506

Re: 2021 Trial V Roosters: Teams and Game Day *Teams p1*

The Raiders have given it to Teddy in the first half. Lots of great chasing and strong defensive work on him. Hodgo passing early and it's helping. Papa's offload in the lead up to the first try was a beauty and the good news was that the players around him were expecting it. Havili and CNK having g...
by RedRaider
February 27, 2021, 2:52 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders Pathways
Topic: 2021 NSW Cup
Replies: 135
Views: 6093

Re: 2021 Trial V Roosters: Teams and Game Day *Teams p1*

Bears win 26-18. Starling try for Raiders backing up a good Lui break. Bears half Ralph again puts White into a hole (past Curtis Scott) for a long range try. HorsPower on report for shoulder charge. Shame as he was strong with his footy. Hopoate did some good things under the high ball and with som...
by RedRaider
February 27, 2021, 2:24 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders Pathways
Topic: 2021 NSW Cup
Replies: 135
Views: 6093

Re: 2021 Trial V Roosters: Teams and Game Day *Teams p1*

Bears lead 16-12 at three quarter time. HSS great shot on Suaali but Bears No7 Josh Ralph with step and go and with support on left for TRY which was converted. Raiders giving away some penalties and had little ball in the 3rd quarter.
by RedRaider
February 27, 2021, 2:00 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders Pathways
Topic: 2021 NSW Cup
Replies: 135
Views: 6093

Re: 2021 Trial V Roosters: Teams and Game Day *Teams p1*

Half time Raiders 12 Bears 4. Dropped ball by Bears and Moeakiola on the left picks it up and lopes 60 mtrs for the try on the left hand side. Great conversion from Simmonson from out wide. Simmonson looks strong and safe and a threat. Sutton and Timoko strong. Ryan James solid and doing his job fir...
by RedRaider
February 27, 2021, 1:31 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders Pathways
Topic: 2021 NSW Cup
Replies: 135
Views: 6093

Re: 2021 Trial V Roosters: Teams and Game Day *Teams p1*

Raiders lead 6-4 at quarter time. HorsPower try for Raiders under the sticks. He looks very strong and good offloads as well. Suaali scores for Bears following bomb which they regather and he crashes through Medlyn.
by RedRaider
February 21, 2021, 1:23 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 season predictions and previews
Replies: 109
Views: 3970

Re: 2021 season predictions and previews

My 2021 Season prediction is that if Cameron Smith does not play any matches for the Storm they will not make the Top 4. His captaincy, general play and goal kicking will be missed. I think Vunivalu is also a big loss on their right wing. I may end up with egg on my face with this prediction (not fo...
by RedRaider
February 21, 2021, 12:43 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2021 Indigenous V Maori All Stars: Teams and Game Day
Replies: 68
Views: 3755

Re: 2021 Indigenous V Maori All Stars: Teams and Game Day

For defensofiles like me, I loved the commitment of the Indigenous All Stars in defence in the first half. No panic or overreading the play, just mark up on the player with the ball and shut them down. So much ball for the Maori and Luai and Marshall scheming away but the defensive line adjusted and...
by RedRaider
February 17, 2021, 6:25 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 2258
Views: 135325

Re: Coronavirus

It's all semantics really. The original strategy was suppression. I think that everyone was suprised that the original lockdown was so successful in eliminating the virus from many states. They all have a goal of getting to zero community transmissions, it's just that NSW doesn't believe that you h...
by RedRaider
February 16, 2021, 12:30 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 2258
Views: 135325

Re: Coronavirus

Astra Zeneca vaccine has TGA approval today. I understand CSL will manufacture around one million doses per week up to 50 million doses.
My wife and I are in group 2A of the vaccine distribution and will have the vaccine as soon as it is available to us.
by RedRaider
February 16, 2021, 5:18 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 2258
Views: 135325

Re: Coronavirus

RedRaider: the sky is green gangrenous: no, the sky is not green RedRaider: this expert group says the sky is defined as the region extending to the troposphere. Here is a link on the troposphere. Why are you arguing with sky experts? SMDH Meanwhile back in the real world: The AHPPC experts say we ...
by RedRaider
February 15, 2021, 7:45 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 2258
Views: 135325

Re: Coronavirus

Another example of elimination strategy not working, until there is widespread application of the vaccine. [emoji849] Again - Elimination strategy doesn’t mean you can’t have leaks from quarantine! That does not represent a failure of an Elimination strategy! AHPPC recommends a suppression strategy...
by RedRaider
February 15, 2021, 2:19 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Emre Guler re-signs with the Raiders until end of 2023
Replies: 41
Views: 1932

Re: Emre Guler re-signs with the Raiders until end of 2023

I am one happy Raider fan with this news. Hopefully he can resume his 2019 form and build on it. I like the fact his focus is on footy when he is on the park. Too many youngsters trying to prove how tough they are. Playing Front row in FG means they are already tough. It is footy skills which secure...
by RedRaider
February 15, 2021, 11:50 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 2258
Views: 135325

Re: Coronavirus

Auckland into a short lockdown. Family has tested positive and they are uncertain of the source. Another example of elimination strategy not working, until there is widespread application of the vaccine. One person who knows this and explains it well is Dr Nick Coatsworth: https://www.health.gov.au...
by RedRaider
February 13, 2021, 2:00 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 2258
Views: 135325

Re: Coronavirus

BBC reports confidence that vaccines effective against Covid mutations: https://www.bbc.com/news/health-55659820 Dr Julian W Tang, a virologist at the University of Leicester, says vaccines can be modified to be "more close-fitting and effective against this variant in a few months". "...
by RedRaider
February 13, 2021, 8:48 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Papalii defeats Ben Hannant in Rugby League Rivals boxing clash
Replies: 178
Views: 14521

Re: Papalii defeats Ben Hannant in Rugby League Rivals boxing clash

I know this is all for a good cause, but I'm glad it is over for current NRL players. Now they can focus on what they do best, play rugby league. Leave it to former players or cross code clashes to generate interest, but to have this, a month out from the start of the NRL season, is lunacy from a te...
by RedRaider
February 11, 2021, 7:00 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Ryan James signs with Raiders
Replies: 342
Views: 49581

Re: Ryan James signs with Raiders

Shillington was a much better prop than Ryan James. I dont know what it was about Shillo, but he was never given his due on this website by a lot of people. Maybe it was the empty the tank and his willingness to criticise the fanbase for the way it was treating the team. But he was a stud for us, a...
by RedRaider
February 11, 2021, 5:31 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Harawira-Naera and Horsburgh charged with drink driving
Replies: 177
Views: 10494

Re: Harawira-Naera and Horsburgh charged with drink driving

We are a Corey free zone in Rd1. Here's hoping the message is loud and clear to all players in the squad.
by RedRaider
February 11, 2021, 4:14 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 1 V Tigers: Teams and Previews
Replies: 135
Views: 7652

Re: 2020 Rd 1 V Tigers: Teams and Previews

Sticky on radio today saying neither CHN nor HorsPower will be selected for Round 1 due to DUI activity in off season. I am hoping Emre Guler will pick up one of those spots. If Seb Kris is ok to play in the trial match, I hope he gets a go at his preferred center spot and maybe some minutes as a ri...
by RedRaider
February 11, 2021, 12:16 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Climate change
Replies: 444
Views: 48950

Re: Climate change

I am constantly amazed at the creativity of people. Could the future of Hydrogen power for motorcycle use be using hydrogen fuel as a paste? This would eliminate the need for high pressure hydrogen fuel tanks which are not practical for use on motorcycles. The great advantage of hydrogen is that bur...
by RedRaider
February 10, 2021, 7:49 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Ryan James signs with Raiders
Replies: 342
Views: 49581

Re: Ryan James signs with Raiders

I really like these kind of signings - relatively low risk and potentially high reward. In years gone by we were dudded with a few crocks like Matt Bickerstaff, Glen Turner and Matt Orford, but if his knee comes up OK, James could be as good for us as veterans like Scotty Logan or Colin Best. He re...
by RedRaider
February 5, 2021, 6:44 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Ricky Stuart honoured as an Australian Hero by National Arboretum
Replies: 9
Views: 569

Re: Ricky Stuart honoured as an Australian Hero by National Arboretum

Congratulations Sticky, celebrate by getting trunk. He'll be barking at the players now. He's branching out into other fields.
by RedRaider
February 5, 2021, 6:02 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 2258
Views: 135325

Re: Coronavirus

zim wrote: February 5, 2021, 9:27 am Wait you guys aren't making your own toilet paper these days?
Finally a use for junk mail.
by RedRaider
February 3, 2021, 10:36 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 2258
Views: 135325

Re: Coronavirus

I think this is a sensible response from Dan Andrews as reported on 9 news: Mr Andrews urged for people to remain calm but get tested immediately if they develop any symptoms. "This is one case. There's no need for people to panic," he said. "There's no need for people to be alarmed. ...
by RedRaider
February 3, 2021, 10:08 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: The Cricket Thread
Replies: 20678
Views: 854563

Re: The Cricket Thread

SA tour postponed, the NZ T20 squad will probably change Sent from my Pixel 5 using Tapatalk Prudent move to can the SA tour. Although improving they are still recording new infections in the thousands each day. (Info from Worldometer). I love cricket, but not at the risk to the health of everyone ...
by RedRaider
February 2, 2021, 7:19 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 2258
Views: 135325

Re: Coronavirus

Thanks Doc. I live in hope.
by RedRaider
February 2, 2021, 5:17 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 2258
Views: 135325

Re: Coronavirus

I have a left field question for you Doctor Z. We hear a lot about the Covid virus mutating into more virulent strains such as the UK strain and the South African strain, is there any evidence anywhere that the Covid virus is mutating into a more benign strain, yet? I don't expect to see such things...
by RedRaider
January 31, 2021, 8:00 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 2258
Views: 135325

Re: Coronavirus

Wait.. what?? Elimination strategy did not work with a highly infectious virus?? Humans are involved so nothing is guaranteed. Suppression strategy, as I understand it, would look to contact trace and isolate areas within Perth. It would not look to shut down the entire City. Remember how NSW did it...
by RedRaider
January 31, 2021, 7:30 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: The Cricket Thread
Replies: 20678
Views: 854563

Re: The Cricket Thread

With none of the youngsters putting their hand up to say 'pick me, pick me' I would have gone with a middle order player who has been on the scene for a while. Ashton Agar (27 years of age). Sure he is no superstar but India just showed such players can do a job for the national side. The Kiwi's hav...
by RedRaider
January 30, 2021, 7:17 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 2258
Views: 135325

Re: Coronavirus

Yep, and the sniping is now commencing between NSW, QLD and the Federal Government over Pala's demand the Federal Government extend Jobkeeper for the tourism industry, ignoring her disproportionately aggressive border policies. My sister twice booked her family of five for a trip to Cairns last yea...
by RedRaider
January 30, 2021, 6:51 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Climate change
Replies: 444
Views: 48950

Re: Climate change

General Motors in the USA to be producing only Electric Vehicles in the passenger and SUV market by 2035. https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2021/01/28/general-motors-electric/ No risk taking fears or 'picking winners' concerns for them or VW group or Toyota or most of the other majo...