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by Ruben Daley
June 1, 2020, 11:41 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 3 V Storm: Fans' Choice Player of the Year
Replies: 55
Views: 5885

Re: 2020 Rd 3 V Storm: Fans' Choice Player of the Year

yurithe1 wrote:
June 1, 2020, 9:57 am
3 - Williams
2 - Hodgson
1 - Croker
x 2
by Ruben Daley
May 23, 2020, 3:05 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: John Bateman in talks for $3.5m return to Super League
Replies: 711
Views: 126106

Re: Don Furner says John Bateman staying with Canberra Raiders

I keep blaming Moses for this circus but Bateman chose to switch agents when he already had a contract. I think that says a lot.
by Ruben Daley
May 23, 2020, 11:58 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders Contracted Players - Updated 22 May 2020
Replies: 917
Views: 230770

Re: Raiders Contracted Players - Updated 21 May 2020

List in the original post updated for the release of Jack Murchie (contracted to end 2020) to New Zealand Warriors on one year contract. If you see any errors or omissions in the list, please let us know. Hey GE. Am I counting right that we’ve only got 27 players now JJ Collins has left? Does the 3...
by Ruben Daley
May 22, 2020, 12:05 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders Contracted Players - Updated 22 May 2020
Replies: 917
Views: 230770

Re: Raiders Contracted Players - Updated 21 May 2020

List in the original post updated for the release of Jack Murchie (contracted to end 2020) to New Zealand Warriors on one year contract. If you see any errors or omissions in the list, please let us know. Hey GE. Am I counting right that we’ve only got 27 players now JJ Collins has left? Does the 3...
by Ruben Daley
April 27, 2020, 9:55 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jarrod Croker's true kicking record
Replies: 11
Views: 1279

Re: Jarrod Croker's true kicking record

This is interesting. I'd also like to see them factor in time of the game, e.g. the first ten minutes are valued less than the last ten minutes (due to fatigue), and closeness of the contest, e.g. a kick to go ahead is worth more than a kick when you're up by twenty. So a kick from the sideline to ...
by Ruben Daley
April 27, 2020, 8:36 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jarrod Croker's true kicking record
Replies: 11
Views: 1279

Re: Jarrod Croker's true kicking record

This is interesting. I'd also like to see them factor in time of the game, e.g. the first ten minutes are valued less than the last ten minutes (due to fatigue), and closeness of the contest, e.g. a kick to go ahead is worth more than a kick when you're up by twenty. So a kick from the sideline to w...
by Ruben Daley
April 16, 2020, 9:49 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Mal Meninga, the greatest centre of the modern era
Replies: 74
Views: 3953

Re: Mal Meninga, the greatest centre of the modern era

@TheGHRaiders on Twitter Ricky Stuart named at No. 5 in this opinion piece on the top halfbacks since 1980 - behind Andrew Johns, Johnathan Thurston, Alan Langer and Peter Sterling. What's your view, #Canberra #Raiders fans? #NRL #WeAreRaiders #wearecbr https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/a...
by Ruben Daley
March 26, 2020, 6:14 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jordan Rapana re-joins Canberra Raiders for 2020 on short-term deal
Replies: 630
Views: 71199

Re: Jordan Rapana on verge of Canberra Raiders return as coronavirus ruins Japanese union stint

Former Canberra Raiders winger Jordan Rapana returns to Australia rCw7xOvYcls 9raq7FdBBy0 Former Canberra Raiders winger Jordan Rapana is back in Australia and in self-isolation following the cancellation of the Japanese Top League season. He could find himself back in the Raiders' lime green if an...
by Ruben Daley
March 26, 2020, 6:09 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders - We will be back
Replies: 34
Views: 2016

Re: Canberra Raiders - We will be back

Best video ever.
by Ruben Daley
March 13, 2020, 9:45 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 1 V Titans: Game Day
Replies: 525
Views: 24110

Re: 2020 Rd 1 V Titans: Game Day

What a win. The thing that seems to have been missed is that we looked a bit shaky in defence once we lost cnk. Imagine losing your fb and still doing it easy? Our teams good No, I noticed this too. We lost our shape a bit in defence after he went off. Guess that goes to show how much organising he...
by Ruben Daley
March 11, 2020, 10:39 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 1 V Titans: Game Day
Replies: 525
Views: 24110

Re: 2020 Rd 1 V Titans: Game Day

Does anybody have any idea why we always seem to play the Titans in round 1? That's been the case for the last 3 years, I think. They look for “local derbies” and “rivalries” as they see them, for Round 1. We are the left overs. Do you really want to waste your derbies in rd 1? Surely in round 1 fa...
by Ruben Daley
March 4, 2020, 9:09 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2020
Replies: 275
Views: 40196

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2020

Sydney would be an awesome place to live if you were a high-profile footy player on good coin getting all the perks they do. And I'm sure JAC will be lucky enough to find a very nice pad for a surprisingly good value price from a real estate guy his new club introduces him to.
by Ruben Daley
February 11, 2020, 9:22 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jack Wighton signs four-year extension with Canberra Raiders
Replies: 554
Views: 59985

Re: Jack Wighton to finalise $3 million four year Raiders deal this week

Back in the bad old days he’d be shopped around and on the verge of signing for a Sydney club until we come up with $1.2m per annum to keep him. As much as I’ve had my moments with Ricky Stuart as coach, everything about this club has changed since he returned. He should never leave. So true! We us...
by Ruben Daley
February 10, 2020, 8:39 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jack Wighton signs four-year extension with Canberra Raiders
Replies: 554
Views: 59985

Re: Jack Wighton to finalise $3 million four year Raiders deal this week

Back in the bad old days he’d be shopped around and on the verge of signing for a Sydney club until we come up with $1.2m per annum to keep him. As much as I’ve had my moments with Ricky Stuart as coach, everything about this club has changed since he returned. He should never leave. So true! We us...
by Ruben Daley
January 30, 2020, 11:43 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Wests Tigers sign Joey Leilua from Canberra Raiders
Replies: 356
Views: 30986

Re: Wests Tigers sign Joey Leilua from Canberra Raiders

I heard from a pretty good connection several months ago that the club was going to do its best to force BJ to opt out of his last year, including playing him in Mounties if they had to. I posted the Mounties bit here at the time and got laughed at but I wonder if there is some truth in it a la leav...
by Ruben Daley
January 28, 2020, 8:32 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Wighton and Simonsson selected for All Stars
Replies: 10
Views: 1471

Re: Wighton and Simonsson selected for All Stars

As usual, congrats boys - don't get injured.

Surprised that Tarps wasn't named but happy because he's more likely than most to get hurt.
by Ruben Daley
January 24, 2020, 5:04 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Wests Tigers sign Joey Leilua from Canberra Raiders
Replies: 356
Views: 30986

Re: Wests Tigers consider signing Joey Leilua from Canberra Raiders

Once Ricky decided Scott was the right-side centre, we knew BJ wasn't playing firsts. And if he's not playing, every cent of his contract is excess. The $300-400K we save in his contract may have made a couple of other guys' deals work (i.e. Bateman). And in terms of morale and club culture, it make...
by Ruben Daley
January 24, 2020, 3:45 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Curtis Scott is a born-and-bred Shire boy. This is why he snubbed Sydney... twice
Replies: 33
Views: 3604

Re: Curtis Scott is a born-and-bred Shire boy. This is why he snubbed Sydney... twice

When Scott was signed, Ricky Stuart spoke about Scott's maturity... and you have to like the sorts of things he says and does so far... and he seems like a very nice bloke as well. Impressive. Agreed. It was actually the quality I was most concerned about because I'd heard he was a bit of a loose u...
by Ruben Daley
January 15, 2020, 9:00 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: POLL: Strongest 2020 line up: Props
Replies: 18
Views: 1194

Re: POLL: Strongest 2020 line up: Props

I went Hors just because I think getting the starting spot is the kind of thing that would propel him to even greater heights.

But happy with any combo.
by Ruben Daley
January 14, 2020, 8:30 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: POLL: Canberra Raiders 2010s Team of the Decade: Bench forwards
Replies: 29
Views: 1789

Re: POLL: Canberra Raiders 2010s Team of the Decade: Bench forwards

I think Tapine is a beneficiary of recency bias. I'm a fan but he doesn't make my list. Here's a controversial idea: Bronson Harrison in 2010 was better than Tapine has ever been. Admittedly, Harrison declined after that but he was one of the best in the comp at his peak. Played eighty minutes, tac...
by Ruben Daley
January 13, 2020, 8:05 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: POLL: Canberra Raiders 2010s Team of the Decade: Bench forwards
Replies: 29
Views: 1789

Re: POLL: Canberra Raiders 2010s Team of the Decade: Bench forwards

Yup I voted for Tapine but there is definitely a recency bias in my vote. I can't remember Scott Logan's form specifically in 2010 but I also never remember him having a drop in performance, at his best he was a level above Tapine in consistent performance. I'm changing to Logan. Tapine has too muc...
by Ruben Daley
January 13, 2020, 8:04 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: POLL: Canberra Raiders 2010s Team of the Decade: Bench forwards
Replies: 29
Views: 1789

Re: POLL: Canberra Raiders 2010s Team of the Decade: Bench forwards

I think Tapine is a beneficiary of recency bias. I'm a fan but he doesn't make my list. Here's a controversial idea: Bronson Harrison in 2010 was better than Tapine has ever been. Admittedly, Harrison declined after that but he was one of the best in the comp at his peak. Played eighty minutes, tac...
by Ruben Daley
January 12, 2020, 1:26 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: POLL: Canberra Raiders 2010s Team of the Decade: Bench forwards
Replies: 29
Views: 1789

Re: POLL: Canberra Raiders 2010s Team of the Decade: Bench forwards

I think Tapine is a beneficiary of recency bias. I'm a fan but he doesn't make my list. Here's a controversial idea: Bronson Harrison in 2010 was better than Tapine has ever been. Admittedly, Harrison declined after that but he was one of the best in the comp at his peak. Played eighty minutes, tack...
by Ruben Daley
January 5, 2020, 9:28 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: What's your strongest possible Canberra Raiders 2020 line up?
Replies: 154
Views: 5618

Re: Strongest 17 for 2020

This Curtis Scott fella will want to be pretty outstanding to shunt our second best attacking weapon (behind Wighton) to the bench. It'll be interesting to see how Stuart manages it. Good problem to have I guess. I've got a fit and motivated Joey in my team over any other centre in the comp (maybe ...
by Ruben Daley
January 1, 2020, 1:19 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Expectations for George Williams
Replies: 79
Views: 4558

Re: Expectations for George Williams

Literally just joined the forum to say this. Didn’t GW have an amazing run the last ESL season with forced drop outs? In a country with six meter in goal areas! The one area we seem to have struggled in the last 5 seasons or so. That with his Wighton-like running style, I think we are about to see ...
by Ruben Daley
December 28, 2019, 9:31 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Expectations for George Williams
Replies: 79
Views: 4558

Re: Expectations for George Williams

He needs to be 300% on Sezer and real quick. We are in the premiership window..right now.. And can't afford to carry GWilly for 12 months. He's here to improve the roster..no excuses I'll call. Why does he have to be 300% on Sezer? We almost won the whole comp with Sezer so I’d have thought an extr...
by Ruben Daley
December 28, 2019, 3:23 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Expectations for George Williams
Replies: 79
Views: 4558

Re: Expectations for George Williams

He needs to be 300% on Sezer and real quick. We are in the premiership window..right now.. And can't afford to carry GWilly for 12 months. He's here to improve the roster..no excuses I'll call. Why does he have to be 300% on Sezer? We almost won the whole comp with Sezer so I’d have thought an extr...
by Ruben Daley
December 16, 2019, 7:36 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: POLL: Canberra Raiders 2010s Team of the Decade: Props
Replies: 18
Views: 1682

Re: Canberra Raiders 2010s Team of the Decade: Props

I chose the best prop in the list, Papa, and the second-best prop, Shillo.

I love Vaughany and he may overtake Shillo over time but, right now, he’s behind.
by Ruben Daley
December 15, 2019, 4:45 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: POLL: Canberra Raiders 2010s Team of the Decade: Fullback
Replies: 83
Views: 6789

Re: POLL: Canberra Raiders 2010s Team of the Decade: Fullback

Actually he probably had far more games on the wing and I hope he is considered for that award 56 of his 83 games on the wing. Played 27 games at fullback... could qualify in the fullback poll, but I thought the claims of others were stronger... and he was more a winger. Played most of those in 201...
by Ruben Daley
December 14, 2019, 1:32 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: POLL: Canberra Raiders 2010s Team of the Decade: Wingers
Replies: 23
Views: 1985

Re: Canberra Raiders 2010s Team of the Decade: Wingers

If Vidot had Cotric's intelligence he would've had 10-15 Origins under his belt, definitely. Pity he had a crayon stuck up his nose for the entirety of his career. Vidot played brilliantly before Furner forced him to switch sides of the field. That ruined him because he couldn't adjust. Yeah, I alw...
by Ruben Daley
December 14, 2019, 1:28 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: POLL: Canberra Raiders 2010s Team of the Decade: Centres
Replies: 38
Views: 2770

Re: POLL: Canberra Raiders 2010s Team of the Decade: Centres

I love Croker but if the all-time team only got to play one game and my life-savings were riding on the outcome...I reckon I'd pick BJ. we had a one game winner takes all high stakes scenario pretty recently... and at least in that one, Croker played the house down and Beej blew a try that would ha...
by Ruben Daley
December 13, 2019, 9:15 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: POLL: Canberra Raiders 2010s Team of the Decade: Centres
Replies: 38
Views: 2770

Re: POLL: Canberra Raiders 2010s Team of the Decade: Centres

It’s not difficult, Croker. Really don't think an all-time team should have players who haven't been able to muster a rep jersey in their career. Our current all-time team is littered with players who reached the pinnacle. If it's based on longevitity and being a good bloke, guys like Tonguey shoul...
by Ruben Daley
December 13, 2019, 9:06 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: POLL: Canberra Raiders 2010s Team of the Decade: Hooker
Replies: 35
Views: 2918

Re: POLL: Canberra Raiders 2010s Team of the Decade: Hooker

simo wrote:
December 13, 2019, 7:55 pm
Its actually pretty poor of ge to not have our actual second best hooker in the top 4. Id have havili ahead of all bar hodgson.
I have it like this:

1. Hodgson
2. Havili
3. Baptiste
4. Buttriss
5. Tongue
6. Waddell

* Caveat: I really tuned out after no.3.
by Ruben Daley
December 13, 2019, 8:38 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: POLL: Canberra Raiders 2010s Team of the Decade: Wingers
Replies: 23
Views: 1985

Re: Canberra Raiders 2010s Team of the Decade: Wingers

All the wingers on the list had their outstanding moments and times when I got great joy out of Robinson burning someone, big Eddie stretching out in the clear, Sandor's "Rugby LEAGUE!! Oh stop it, it's starting to hurt!!" Rabs moment, Vidot's yards and Fergo winning us a few games off his brutal r...
by Ruben Daley
December 13, 2019, 7:39 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: POLL: Canberra Raiders 2010s Team of the Decade: Hooker
Replies: 35
Views: 2918

Re: Canberra Raiders 2010s Team of the Decade: Hooker

I feel sorry for Tonguey that the end of his career was diminished by playing out of position. x2 Did an admirable job in the role too, under challenging circumstances. It's an absolute travesty that his reputation has been tainted by the rubbish he had to deal with. Still one of my favourite all t...