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by Ruben Daley
July 18, 2019, 1:02 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 centre and wingers
Replies: 78
Views: 2492

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: 75
Views: 2347

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: 9061

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: 14683

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: 9061

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: 9061

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: 392
Views: 12507

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: 9061

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: 1361

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.
by Ruben Daley
July 14, 2019, 9:28 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 17 V Dragons: Game Day
Replies: 493
Views: 14683

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 11, 2019, 8:28 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders looking to re-sign Jordan Rapana
Replies: 147
Views: 9880

Re: Canberra Raiders looking to re-sign Jordan Rapana

Remember when he has some of the worst hands in the NRL. He certainly turned that around (he needed to). Sad if he moves elsewhere but I can understand the reasoning. Simmonson has been a pleasant surprise although I saw signs against Parra he may be getting a little over confident. We also have gu...
by Ruben Daley
July 8, 2019, 8:50 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders looking to re-sign Jordan Rapana
Replies: 147
Views: 9880

Re: Canberra Raiders looking to re-sign Jordan Rapana

Remember when he has some of the worst hands in the NRL. He certainly turned that around (he needed to). Sad if he moves elsewhere but I can understand the reasoning. Simmonson has been a pleasant surprise although I saw signs against Parra he may be getting a little over confident. We also have gu...
by Ruben Daley
July 7, 2019, 9:52 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad signs two year deal with Canberra Raiders
Replies: 304
Views: 22990

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

He’s so great. So important to have decent humans at the club as well as decent players. Talk about moneyball signings. Yeah TR touched on this a few days ago with Croker, but as a dad with a young son who's starting to get into footy, this stuff matters so much more than i thought it would. When m...
by Ruben Daley
July 5, 2019, 12:49 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad signs two year deal with Canberra Raiders
Replies: 304
Views: 22990

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

He’s so great. So important to have decent humans at the club as well as decent players.

Talk about moneyball signings.
by Ruben Daley
July 5, 2019, 5:31 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 17 V Dragons: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 148
Views: 11216

Re: 2019 Rd 17 V Dragons: Teams and Previews

Sia, Havilli and Sutton/Hors relieve the middles, Young can do a 25-30 minute stint for Tapine on the edge... Not sure why we have to be robotic that our edges MUST play 80. I agree with this. But I often wonder why Tapine can’t play eighty minutes. At his age and experience, and with his physique,...
by Ruben Daley
July 3, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 15 V Eels: Game Day
Replies: 707
Views: 21413

Re: 2019 Rd 15 V Eels: Game Day

What if: 1) The ball-carrier was falling and the tackler tried to wrap him up but got him high and completely knocked him out. 2) The ball-carrier was unprotected and the tackler swung his arm hard a la Terepo and smashed the runner’s head but the player was fit to return after fifteen minutes. In m...
by Ruben Daley
July 1, 2019, 9:24 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders sign Wigan Warriors half George Williams on three year deal
Replies: 829
Views: 68009

Re: Canberra Raiders reportedly settle three year deal for George Williams

Just re-joined this thread after a few weeks off. Read nothing about George Williams but I did enjoy the last few posts from Coastal (agree with all that about Sezer - I think the couple of plays against the Tigers were the first time in a long time that we’ve seen him play by instinct), Cranky - br...
by Ruben Daley
July 1, 2019, 9:10 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 15 V Eels: Game Day
Replies: 707
Views: 21413

Re: 2019 Rd 15 V Eels: Game Day

While we are talking about improvements to the game, I'd once more like to get on my hobby horse about the goal posts. About the 71st minute Fergo is trying to run the ball out and the Raiders tackle him back towards the Eels in goal. What stops him going back there, the goal posts. Refs has no cho...
by Ruben Daley
June 30, 2019, 4:04 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 17 V Dragons: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 148
Views: 11216

Re: 2019 Rd 17 V Dragons: Teams and Previews

Same team with two changes:

1. Cotric back in for Kris
2. The ticker and commitment we've seen for the rest of the season back in for the dropsies and weak defence we saw last night.
by Ruben Daley
June 30, 2019, 3:37 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 15 V Eels: Fans' Choice Player of the Year
Replies: 25
Views: 1015

Re: 2019 Rd 15 V Eels: Fans' Choice Player of the Year

Green_Hammock wrote:
June 30, 2019, 9:16 am
3 Sezer
3 Simonnson

Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
Can you please run through your thinking here, Hammock?
by Ruben Daley
June 30, 2019, 3:36 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 15 V Eels: Fans' Choice Player of the Year
Replies: 25
Views: 1015

Re: 2019 Rd 15 V Eels: Fans' Choice Player of the Year

edwahu wrote:
June 29, 2019, 9:32 pm
3 - CNK
2 - Hodgo
1 - Papalii

Simonsson and Rapana also very good.
As I'm unable to go 3 - CNK, 2 - CNK, 1 - CNK, I'll take one of Ed's, including the bonus comment.
by Ruben Daley
June 30, 2019, 3:34 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2019
Replies: 1895
Views: 152809

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2019

I’ve been banging on about contracts being a % of the Cap since Moses played fullback for Jerusalem. I think it’s the best way to do it, especially a couple of years back when no one, not even the NRL themselves, knew what the cap was. Sent from my iPhone using The Greenhouse mobile app powered by ...
by Ruben Daley
June 29, 2019, 5:43 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2019
Replies: 1895
Views: 152809

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2019

I’ve been banging on about contracts being a % of the Cap since Moses played fullback for Jerusalem. I think it’s the best way to do it, especially a couple of years back when no one, not even the NRL themselves, knew what the cap was. Sent from my iPhone using The Greenhouse mobile app powered by ...
by Ruben Daley
June 29, 2019, 5:35 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jarrod Croker
Replies: 629
Views: 23487

Re: Jarrod Croker

Individual point scoring records in a team game, especially when only one player in the 13 is nominated as a goal-kicker, is about as who cares as you can get.... one for the stat-men and trivia nerds! Genuine question to all the fans out there. Choose one from the following: A. Croker breaks the a...
by Ruben Daley
June 26, 2019, 7:39 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 15 V Eels: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 215
Views: 18218

Re: 2019 Rd 15 V Eels: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

What a difference 12months makes. Strongest bench I've seen in a raiders line up in years. The fact that we can be down 2 of our best outside backs and still have disagreements over the best replacements is outstanding. Great bench. If they all remain fit i wonder if hudson young will come back and...
by Ruben Daley
June 26, 2019, 1:07 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 15 V Eels: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 215
Views: 18218

Re: 2019 Rd 15 V Eels: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

What a difference 12months makes. Strongest bench I've seen in a raiders line up in years. The fact that we can be down 2 of our best outside backs and still have disagreements over the best replacements is outstanding. Great bench. If they all remain fit i wonder if hudson young will come back and...
by Ruben Daley
June 24, 2019, 8:55 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 15 V Eels: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 215
Views: 18218

Re: 2019 Rd 15 V Eels: Teams and Previews

I would leave Papalii at home. He doesn’t need to travel to Darwin. Sent from my iPhone using The Greenhouse mobile app powered by Tapatalk The Eels are no easy beats, more than capable of stuffing us over if our pack gets beat. And without Papa at prop our pack quite plainly does not have a single...
by Ruben Daley
June 19, 2019, 11:45 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders open Jordan Rapana contract talks ahead of his injury return
Replies: 78
Views: 5996

Re: Canberra Raiders open Jordan Rapana contract talks ahead of his injury return

We can ABSOLUTELY win the comp next year with CNK-Cotric-Croker-Joey-Rapana as our back five, and hot tip: that’s still our best back 5 This discussion is absolutely nuts. You people are insane Of course its our BEST back 5, though potentially in the future you swap JC-NC. The question is can we af...
by Ruben Daley
June 18, 2019, 8:06 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2019 State of Origin II: Queensland V New South Wales
Replies: 323
Views: 9636

Re: 2019 State of Origin II: Queensland V New South Wales

Agree with that, Bone. In regard to Mitchell, there must be more to it. Everyone loves him so there’s no way they dropped him purely on that first game. I think the inconsistencies between Freddy’s and Brandy’s comments about in the week afterwards indicates a fair bit more is going on behind the s...
by Ruben Daley
June 17, 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2019 State of Origin II: Queensland V New South Wales
Replies: 323
Views: 9636

Re: 2019 State of Origin II: Queensland V New South Wales

Agree with that, Bone. In regard to Mitchell, there must be more to it. Everyone loves him so there’s no way they dropped him purely on that first game. I think the inconsistencies between Freddy’s and Brandy’s comments about in the week afterwards indicates a fair bit more is going on behind the sc...
by Ruben Daley
June 16, 2019, 10:59 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2019 State of Origin II: Queensland V New South Wales
Replies: 323
Views: 9636

Re: 2019 State of Origin II: Queensland V New South Wales

The problem isn't so much the team as the fact it feels a bit like Freddie is panicking. Reminds everyone of every other Blues coach since pre-dynasty. But I don't think that's actually the case. Klemmer, Cotric and Haas are injured so those changes don't count. Turbo was always going to get back in...
by Ruben Daley
June 13, 2019, 11:11 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 14 V Sharks: Game Day
Replies: 803
Views: 23855

Re: 2019 Rd 14 V Sharks: Game Day

Northern Raider wrote:
June 13, 2019, 10:51 pm
Papalii has had 3 games in 8 days. Total of 50 runs for 494m. He's a machine.
Wow. The guy is an absolute beast.
by Ruben Daley
June 13, 2019, 11:04 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jarrod Croker
Replies: 629
Views: 23487

Re: Jarrod Croker

Croker is a legend.
by Ruben Daley
June 13, 2019, 10:40 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders international weekend representatives
Replies: 46
Views: 1827

Re: Siliva Havili selected for Tonga

Must be a lot of pressure on some of these up and coming Tongans to choose country over potential future state of origin selection. They obviously have immense pride in country but sadly give up some sweet potential pay cheques in the process. It would be good if some pay parity could come in for t...