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by Ruben Daley
August 23, 2019, 12:52 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 23 V Sea Eagles: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 248
Views: 16682

Re: 2019 Rd 23 V Sea Eagles: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

It be nice to finish the season with an average crowd of 15,000+.
by Ruben Daley
August 22, 2019, 4:33 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders set to extend Ricky Stuart’s contract to end 2022
Replies: 44
Views: 1882

Re: Canberra Raiders set to extend Ricky Stuart’s contract to end 2022

My initial thoughts are why extend now? Lets see how we back up from this year first. Thinking further I believe the club needs to act soon to solidify the coaching position now for recruitment and retention purposes. We have a number of players coming off contract next year and the situation where...
by Ruben Daley
August 17, 2019, 11:56 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 22 V Storm: Fans' Choice Player of the Year
Replies: 44
Views: 1635

Re: 2019 Rd 22 V Storm: Fans' Choice Player of the Year

3 - Papa
2 - Hodgo
1 - Horsburgh
by Ruben Daley
August 14, 2019, 5:41 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: New Canberra Raiders logo?
Replies: 27
Views: 1618

Re: New Canberra Raiders logo?

The old one is a classic but has done it's time. The new one is a good revamp of the current one. I agree with posters above, it's cleaner and sharper. The Raiders podcast one is good for the podcast but not the right style for the team. I'd like to see anything new be a slightly less stylised logo ...
by Ruben Daley
August 14, 2019, 5:35 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 22 V Storm: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 241
Views: 14710

Re: 2019 Rd 22 V Storm: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Early in the game last week our whole back 5 struggled to make inroads in yardage sets and it really is very 1 out from either dummy half or one pass wide. It is a very conservative approach but unless you can win a penalty or generate a quick play of the ball it means you will be kicking from deep...
by Ruben Daley
August 12, 2019, 9:12 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders legend Ruben Wiki inducted into NRL Hall of Fame
Replies: 18
Views: 933

Re: Canberra Raiders legend Ruben Wiki inducted into NRL Hall of Fame

I absolutely loved watching him play during each incarnation.

Was absolutely gutted when he left but it didn't diminish my joy at watching him play one bit.
by Ruben Daley
August 5, 2019, 11:03 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 21 V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 308
Views: 20803

Re: 2019 Rd 21 V Roosters: Teams and Previews

Ricky has already stated that Leilua will be named in the 21 man squad and it will be his call as to whether he thinks he is ready or not. Doubt Leilua will turn down the opportunity to play his 200th game, at home, against his former side. Yeah, you don’t often hear a coach say, “We let him decide...
by Ruben Daley
August 3, 2019, 2:25 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 21 V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 308
Views: 20803

Re: 2019 Rd 21 V Roosters: Teams and Previews

There's players in the squad that provide better defence and he's been literally playing as a 4th running forward everytime Hodgo is there. All the more reason to keep him. You don’t even need a 4th running forward when both second rowers play 80. Sacrificing the hooker coverage for someone who is ...
by Ruben Daley
August 2, 2019, 11:21 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 20 V Warriors: Game Day
Replies: 622
Views: 17239

Re: 2019 Rd 20 V Warriors: Game Day

Horsburgh really showed his class this game. Offloads galore, quick play the balls, hard to bring down. 147m off the bench. Kid is going to be a menace once his fitness improves. Liked what I saw from Guler too but he looks like he'll peak a bit later. We're in a great position for 2021 when Sia ca...
by Ruben Daley
August 2, 2019, 8:19 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 20 V Warriors: Fans' Choice Player of the Year
Replies: 47
Views: 1604

Re: 2019 Rd 20 V Warriors: Fans' Choice Player of the Year

3 - Hodgo by a million miles
2 - Tapine
1 - Sezer
by Ruben Daley
August 2, 2019, 8:17 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 20 V Warriors: Game Day
Replies: 622
Views: 17239

Re: 2019 Rd 20 V Warriors: Game Day

Billy Walker wrote:
August 2, 2019, 8:14 pm
Who kicked the 40/20 - was it Hodgo?
Sezer. In his ‘quiet’ second half. Guy smashed it again.
by Ruben Daley
July 28, 2019, 8:19 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 19 V Panthers: Fans' Choice Player of the Year
Replies: 53
Views: 1907

Re: 2019 Rd 19 V Panthers: Fans' Choice Player of the Year

3 - Bateman
1 - Sezer
1 - Whitehead
1 - Hodgo
by Ruben Daley
July 27, 2019, 8:51 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders' Aidan Sezer wants to stay in NRL
Replies: 183
Views: 12287

Re: Aidan Sezer to battle for 2020 Canberra Raiders spot

Daily Telegraph is reporting he is likely to be released to join Huddersfield, coached by Simon Woolford. On the subject of English imports in the Stuart era, you probably have to include Soliola in that. I know he is not English bit it was a long long time since he played in the NRL and in a compl...
by Ruben Daley
July 27, 2019, 5:11 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders look to upgrade and extend contract for Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
Replies: 418
Views: 30764

Re: Canberra Raiders look to upgrade and extend contract for Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad

Back in the day when there were three grades (3rd grade went through several variations of nomenclature and age restriction) it was usual for reserve grade to optimally have about 10 blokes who had first grade experience (half on the way up, half on the way down), but all were generally considered ...
by Ruben Daley
July 27, 2019, 4:11 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders' Aidan Sezer wants to stay in NRL
Replies: 183
Views: 12287

Re: Aidan Sezer to battle for 2020 Canberra Raiders spot

Am I the only one who is super nervous about Williams? I'm not convinced he's going to come over here and light it up, like he does in the SL. Almost wondering whether it's better the devil you know... If we finish in the top 4 this year, we'll have done it twice in four years with Sezer at the hel...
by Ruben Daley
July 25, 2019, 7:21 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders look to upgrade and extend contract for Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
Replies: 418
Views: 30764

Re: Canberra Raiders look to upgrade and extend contract for Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad

And there's no way the club will pay overs and jeopardise the horde of talented guys we need to keep. Agree re his training and behaviour But I’d draw the line here. I have no confidence that the club can effectively manage its cap if I’m honest Most of us can probably agree Luke Bateman on 110k or...
by Ruben Daley
July 24, 2019, 9:19 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders look to upgrade and extend contract for Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
Replies: 418
Views: 30764

Re: Canberra Raiders look to upgrade and extend contract for Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad

It's all relative to his pay packet though isnt it? If Bateman is a back of the roster min wage re-signing then i think that is perfectly fine. You hope you never need him but if you do, he's got a high work rate (albeit with minimal to no impact), he's a reasonably effecient tackler in the middle....
by Ruben Daley
July 23, 2019, 10:29 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders look to upgrade and extend contract for Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
Replies: 418
Views: 30764

Re: Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad signs two year deal with Canberra Raiders

Last year the Raiders had 10 opportunities all season to escape the ingoal. We got out once. This year, we’ve had 9 opportunities, and got out 6 times. His positioning is incredible really. Really illistrates what a high IQ player he is. Reads the play very well and understands where he needs to be...
by Ruben Daley
July 23, 2019, 10:18 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Matt's Match-ups 2019
Replies: 431
Views: 24740

Re: Matt's Match-ups 2019

Fair dinkum Matt. Yeo over Tapine is a **** joke. You're comparing total numbers of a guy who played 80 mins vs one who played 40. Yeah, Matty, you know I’m usually supportive but this is a bit of a rough explanation. “Last week he only managed 33 minutes, but still pumped out 93m and 23 tackles.” ...
by Ruben Daley
July 23, 2019, 10:07 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2019
Replies: 2004
Views: 166398

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2019

No thanks for Josh Reynolds. Increasingly injury prone at 30 years of age. I understand why the West Tigers want to offload him. The reported $3m contract over 4 years, still with 2 years to run, was a shocker. His heart is at the Dogs but they don't want him either. England or Country Captain/Coac...
by Ruben Daley
July 22, 2019, 5:18 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Where do you rank Papalii?
Replies: 76
Views: 2283

Re: Where do you rank Papalii?

I’m fascinated by that rap, Rickman. I never really thought Buderus was that good. Just the best guy around at the time. Certainly never thought of him as someone who re-defined his position. But I do feel strongly that Ricky doesn’t get credit for revolutionising halfback for guys like Andrew John...
by Ruben Daley
July 22, 2019, 5:16 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 19 V Panthers: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 182
Views: 14447

Re: 2019 Rd 19 V Panthers: Teams and Previews

We looked tired in that second half of the Tigers game. I hope this is due to the coaching staff increasing the training load now as we go into Finals - often around this time you will see the top teams have a couple of losses to teams lower than them on the ladder as they try and coordinate traini...
by Ruben Daley
July 22, 2019, 5:05 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Where do you rank Papalii?
Replies: 76
Views: 2283

Re: Where do you rank Papalii?

I actually think Walters transformed the position of hooker first and then Buderus took it to where it is now. Smith is just an extension of what Buderus did, albeit a far better one. Yep, Walters revolutionised the hooker position. I dont think Buderus was anywhere close to as good as Walters and ...
by Ruben Daley
July 22, 2019, 11:44 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Where do you rank Papalii?
Replies: 76
Views: 2283

Re: Where do you rank Papalii?

Papa is right up there. Definitely better than Pongia and Lomax. No question. Lazo was awesome and his best attribute was that he was a winner everywhere he went. But I reckon Papa is more talented and I’d prefer him in my team. I’m a huge Wiki fan but I think Papa will end up beating him in all thi...
by Ruben Daley
July 21, 2019, 8:27 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Oldfield
Replies: 29
Views: 1349

Re: Oldfield

I think the key point is the majority of posts on the site, question why Kris over Oldfield to cover in the centres. This underscores why Kris gets picked for the role, when fit. Really? That might have been a long time ago before Kris had a go at NRL. He was very solid when he filled in and I reck...
by Ruben Daley
July 18, 2019, 1:02 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 centre and wingers
Replies: 78
Views: 2764

Re: 2020 centre and wingers

Just on Rapa, I have it on very good authority that the alleged $500K offer and knock-back did not occur. To me, that rumour (which I think originated from the Mole?) never stacked up with what we know about him anyway. Similarly, it was proposed by someone on here or elsewhere online that Rapa had ...
by Ruben Daley
July 16, 2019, 9:43 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Status check
Replies: 142
Views: 5885

Re: Status check

Thread of the Year, Coastal. Well done. Northern Raider called this the ultimate poso thread but it isn't even really 'poso', as it isn't a rosy look at things. You've just listed the facts. I really loved 2016. I giggled my way through pretty much that whole season and I can't pretend otherwise. Bu...
by Ruben Daley
July 16, 2019, 7:31 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 18 V Tigers: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 127
Views: 9883

Re: 2019 Rd 18 V Tigers: Teams and Previews

Same team. Kris for Cotric. Sutton for Guler, if he is fit. Am I right saying Young has 1 more wk? Matty, what’s your thinking for Kris over Oldie? I know he’s new but don’t think Kris has shown much. Oldie’s hit-ups have been fanatic and his finishing is as good as anyone’s. Oldfield can’t defend....
by Ruben Daley
July 14, 2019, 10:21 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 17 V Dragons: Game Day
Replies: 493
Views: 15420

Re: 2019 Rd 17 V Dragons: Game Day

Really want to get away from that tackle, and talk about how good it was to see the team, under the pump BIG time, respond the way they did to the send off. They really worked hard for each other defensively. A very focused final 20 imo Yep, that was massive. To beat a team while you’re a man down ...
by Ruben Daley
July 14, 2019, 10:17 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 18 V Tigers: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 127
Views: 9883

Re: 2019 Rd 18 V Tigers: Teams and Previews

Same team. Kris for Cotric. Sutton for Guler, if he is fit. Am I right saying Young has 1 more wk? Matty, what’s your thinking for Kris over Oldie? I know he’s new but don’t think Kris has shown much. Oldie’s hit-ups have been fanatic and his finishing is as good as anyone’s. Ricky picked Kris over...
by Ruben Daley
July 14, 2019, 10:03 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 18 V Tigers: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 127
Views: 9883

Re: 2019 Rd 18 V Tigers: Teams and Previews

Matt wrote:
July 14, 2019, 9:56 pm
Same team.
Kris for Cotric.
Sutton for Guler, if he is fit.
Am I right saying Young has 1 more wk?
Matty, what’s your thinking for Kris over Oldie? I know he’s new but don’t think Kris has shown much. Oldie’s hit-ups have been fanatic and his finishing is as good as anyone’s.
by Ruben Daley
July 14, 2019, 9:39 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Nick Cotric takes early plea, suspended three weeks
Replies: 595
Views: 21264

Re: Cotric and the Judiciary

Would be incredibly harsh to refer that straight to the judiciary. Basically saying it's beyond the highest grading. This is a post McKinnon world. And it's the worst spear tackle we've seen since that IMO Hasn't been too many but this one by Ofahengaue in 2017 is very similar. It's at the 2:25 mar...
by Ruben Daley
July 14, 2019, 9:31 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 18 V Tigers: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 127
Views: 9883

Re: 2019 Rd 18 V Tigers: Teams and Previews

Same team with Oldie in for Cotric, if he’s suspended as I expect he will be. Much rather Oldie than Kris.
by Ruben Daley
July 14, 2019, 9:30 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 17 V Dragons: Fans' Choice Player of the Year
Replies: 45
Views: 1530

Re: 2019 Rd 17 V Dragons: Fans' Choice Player of the Year

3 - Hodgo
2 - CNK
1 - Croker

Shoutout to Rapa. Cotric also looked great until he dropped Lafai on his head.