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by yurithe1
June 8, 2019, 12:56 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Williams or Sezer?
Replies: 1011
Views: 41472

Re: Williams or Sezer?

Sezer did have a good game. Earned his spot for next week. But I don’t think you’re locking this thread after one game where Sezer still struggled in areas like short kicking in a dominant game. Might want to cool your jets and see how he backs it up. That's been Sezer's problem for a while. He put...
by yurithe1
June 8, 2019, 12:44 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 13 V Tigers: Game Day
Replies: 484
Views: 16315

Re: 2019 Rd 13 V Tigers: Game Day

Ohhhhh. My throat hurts this morning. Good thing I came prepared for this one and brought Strepsils. Oh and I'm extra tired because I, uh, stayed up to watch the replay on Fox in my room. This is a good feeling. Or it would be a better one if I wasn't about to spend six hours in an ice rink, but y'...
by yurithe1
June 8, 2019, 12:37 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 13 V Tigers: Game Day
Replies: 484
Views: 16315

Re: 2019 Rd 13 V Tigers: Game Day

Jason Croker with a try according to the commentators! I was at work during the game listening through ABC Granstand. Johnny Gibbs kept calling..Josh Bateman !!! His co-commentators didn't even correct him..all night this went on ! John Gibbs was really anti Raiders all night. He had a real bee in ...
by yurithe1
June 8, 2019, 12:36 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 13 V Tigers: Fans' Choice Player of the Year
Replies: 52
Views: 1818

Re: 2019 Rd 13 V Tigers: Fans' Choice Player of the Year

2 - Sezer
2 - Bateman
1 - Wighton
1 - Whitehead

Plus a pat on the back for Starling for being dangerous out of dummy half and getting some go forward happening.
by yurithe1
June 4, 2019, 4:48 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Williams or Sezer?
Replies: 1011
Views: 41472

Re: Williams or Sezer?

We are now worried that sezer will try his best if he gets the 7? Hmm - yeah that doesn't sound right - I think he will try to be the dominant half, which will reduce the effectiveness of Jack, who has been playing WAY beyond my expectation. You could well be right if the Bulldogs game was anything...
by yurithe1
June 2, 2019, 2:19 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 12 V Bulldogs: Fans' Choice Player of the Year
Replies: 41
Views: 1447

Re: 2019 Rd 12 V Bulldogs: Fans' Choice Player of the Year

2 - CNK
2 - Whitehead
1 - Sezer
1 - Havili
by yurithe1
June 1, 2019, 8:59 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 12 V Bulldogs: Game Day
Replies: 484
Views: 16916

Re: 2019 Rd 12 V Bulldogs: Game Day

I'll say it: Croker is having a crap season in defence.
by yurithe1
May 27, 2019, 11:30 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart calls on Andrew Barr to build new Canberra stadium
Replies: 147
Views: 8091

Re: NRL says marquee content on table if Canberra builds stadium

I'm thinking of going to the Brumbies' final home game, but I'll need to check whether it clashes with the Raiders' game. Heck, I'll even pay for my own ticket for a change, LOL. I've followed them since their first season, but I've only paid for a ticket twice in all that time. Freebies from the ba...
by yurithe1
May 26, 2019, 2:09 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders injury update 2019
Replies: 66
Views: 7207

Re: Canberra Raiders injury update 2019

The way injuries are going, Luke Bateman might get into the 17 again once he's recovered.
by yurithe1
May 26, 2019, 2:07 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 12 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 299
Views: 17753

Re: 2019 Rd 12 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews

John Bateman has only returned to full time training after spending time back in England with his family. I doubt he'll be called back this soon. There seems to be some concern about Tapine getting injured again. Blooding so many players early in the season is turning into a master stroke by Stuart....
by yurithe1
May 26, 2019, 2:05 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 12 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 299
Views: 17753

Re: 2019 Rd 12 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews

John Bateman has only returned to full time training after spending time back in England with his family. I doubt he'll be called back this soon. There seems to be some concern about Tapine getting injured again. Blooding so many players early in the season is turning into a master stroke by Stuart...
by yurithe1
May 26, 2019, 2:04 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 12 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 299
Views: 17753

Re: 2019 Rd 12 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews

John Bateman has only returned to full time training after spending time back in England with his family. I doubt he'll be called back this soon. There seems to be some concern about Tapine eating injured again. Blooding so many players early in the season is turning into a master stroke by Stuart. ...
by yurithe1
May 26, 2019, 1:49 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 12 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 299
Views: 17753

Re: 2019 Rd 12 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews

What’s the leaked team? 1. Tedesco 2. Addo-Carr 3. Mitchell 4. Morris 5. Tupou 6. Walker 7. Cleary 8. Klemmer 9. Cook 10. Vaughan 11. Cordner 12. Frizell 13. Trbojvic 14. Wighton 15. Murray 16. Matterson 17. Haas Cotric rumoured to have gotten the call as well. I hope he isnt 18th man again. The Mo...
by yurithe1
May 26, 2019, 1:43 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 11 V Cowboys: Game Day
Replies: 632
Views: 17412

Re: 2019 Rd 11 V Cowboys: Game Day

The players have forgotten what was working for them immediately after the Storm game and that was moving up in defence and smothering the opposition. Far too often yesterday, they did as they have done so often in the past -- waited for the ball-carrier to come to them rather than killing his momen...
by yurithe1
May 26, 2019, 1:31 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Croker's kicking
Replies: 205
Views: 8324

Re: Croker's kicking

The Brumbies would love to have someone who can kick at above 60%. My problem with Croker lately is that he has been making some very poor defensive reads for the past 3-4 weeks and these have usually resulted in tries. Simonsson is still too inexperienced to make up for these poor reads and decidin...
by yurithe1
May 26, 2019, 12:34 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart calls on Andrew Barr to build new Canberra stadium
Replies: 147
Views: 8091

Re: NRL says marquee content on table if Canberra builds stadium

I think we should be concerned about the low crowd figures for Brumbies games –- averaging just over 8,000 people per game and last Friday was below 7,000. That sort of thing threatens their viability and seeing as there's still no A League soccer side here, the justification for a new stadium is di...
by yurithe1
May 26, 2019, 12:24 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 11 V Cowboys: Fans' Choice Player of the Year
Replies: 28
Views: 889

Re: 2019 Rd 11 V Cowboys: Fans' Choice Player of the Year

2 - Horsburgh
2 - Wighton
2 - Papalii
by yurithe1
May 26, 2019, 12:20 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Williams or Sezer?
Replies: 1011
Views: 41472

Re: Williams or Sezer?

...and running into the posts on a kick chase was hilarious (See my rant last week when Papa was denied a try by the goal posts, why are they in a position which can affect play?). Do you think we should also get rid of them pesky sidelines which are also in positions to affect the play? I understa...
by yurithe1
May 23, 2019, 4:25 pm
Forum: Competition Central
Topic: The Greenhouse 2019 Tipping Competition
Replies: 52
Views: 3575

Re: The Greenhouse 2019 Tipping Competition

I'm out. Murdoch's website lost my tips. Takin' my bat and ball and going home. They've come back saying you should use the help function on the site... and outline the specific issues. Ha! I wasn't able to log on, so I contacted their tech support. They found my tips, but said that despite me tryi...
by yurithe1
May 21, 2019, 12:25 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Joey Leilua has successful surgery, but out for the season
Replies: 165
Views: 10224

Re: Joey Leilua has successful surgery, but out for the season

No one is suggesting releasing a NZ rep player, the question is do you renew his contract, as it is about to expire. And in my mind, Croker is no longer suited to the wing - for me the game has evolved to a point where the focal point of a wingers game these days is rucking it out of your own end a...
by yurithe1
May 21, 2019, 11:45 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Joey Leilua has successful surgery, but out for the season
Replies: 165
Views: 10224

Re: Joey Leilua has successful surgery, but out for the season

With the injuries we've had so far, how can anyone be talking about releasing a NZ international? Croker tends to get an injury towards the end of the season. So, we need someone who can come in at centre. Cotric switches to the left and Joey comes in on the right. That said, we have no idea whether...
by yurithe1
May 21, 2019, 12:28 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 11 V Cowboys: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 176
Views: 12451

Re: 2019 Rd 11 V Cowboys: Teams and Previews

Online change for this week: Guler in place of Soliola. He's not having the sort of impact he used to and probably needs a week's rest to freshen up. 1. Nicoll-Klokstad 2. Simonsson 3. Croker 4. Cotric 5. Oldfield 6. Wighton 7. Williams 8. Papalii 9. Hodgson 10. Lui 11. Whitehead 12. Horsburgh to st...
by yurithe1
May 19, 2019, 2:47 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Fans' Choice Player of the Year
Replies: 32
Views: 1074

Re: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Fans' Choice Player of the Year

2 - Oldfield. He needs to stay in the side if BJ isn't able to return this season. 2 - Horsburgh. His battle with Sam Burgess was great. Terrific ball steal as well. 1 - Cotric. Good second half that could see him on the NSW bench. Needs to be more involved though. 1 - Sutton. Will have made Bennett...
by yurithe1
May 19, 2019, 2:42 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Wighton, Papalii selected for Origin II
Replies: 437
Views: 24404

Re: Croker for Blues right centre?

After last night's game, Cotric will get picked before Croker does.
by yurithe1
May 19, 2019, 2:41 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Williams or Sezer?
Replies: 1011
Views: 41472

Re: Williams or Sezer?

Basically all sammy needs to do to keep his spot in first grade is continue to not do anything while having poor to no defence. Sammy is allowed to do nothing on the field because thats the role hes been given, halves arent there to defend and hes a good guy. Sezer lost to melbourne all on his own ...
by yurithe1
May 19, 2019, 2:29 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders legend Quentin Pongia loses cancer battle aged 48
Replies: 38
Views: 3108

Re: Canberra Raiders legend Quentin Pongia loses cancer battle aged 48

yurithe1 wrote:
May 19, 2019, 2:28 pm
Green eyed Mick wrote:
May 18, 2019, 3:20 pm
Former Number 1 ticket holder and now Raiders legend QP shuffling off.

Sad day for the Raiders family.
Too true.

Looking upon us from the great club house in the sky – Les McIntyre, David Grant, Allan McMahon, Peter Jackson, Alfie Walker and now Hawkey and Quentin.

Never to be forgotten.
by yurithe1
May 19, 2019, 2:28 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders legend Quentin Pongia loses cancer battle aged 48
Replies: 38
Views: 3108

Re: Canberra Raiders legend Quentin Pongia loses cancer battle aged 48

Green eyed Mick wrote:
May 18, 2019, 3:20 pm
Former Number 1 ticket holder and now Raiders legend QP shuffling off.

Sad day for the Raiders family.
Too true.

Looking upon us from the great club house in the sky – Les McIntyre, Hawkey, David Grant, Allan McMahon, Peter Jackson, Alfie Walker and now Quentin.

Never to be forgotten.
by yurithe1
May 15, 2019, 11:08 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 148
Views: 11626

Re: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

I don’t even know why it’s getting spoken about. They will name Dugan in the centres like usual. Dugan wasn't there last year. Brad Fittler doesn't mind rolling the dice on new players. That's why Dugan and Ferguson weren't there last year. I think he will go with mostly players from last year. The...
by yurithe1
May 12, 2019, 10:31 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Magic round
Replies: 162
Views: 6399

Re: Magic round

Dusty wrote:
May 11, 2019, 8:00 pm
For sure


Sent from my iPhone using The Greenhouse
Commentators keep saying that Sydney crowds don't like to travel. That's why people there keep agitating for suburban ground games.
by yurithe1
May 11, 2019, 1:59 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Magic round
Replies: 162
Views: 6399

Re: Magic round

No random bloke in a Souths jumper will ever outdo the fat bloke in a Raiders Phone Zone jumper still hanging around the Tuggeranong Hyperdome (edit Southpoint) I still feel for the day in the mid 2000s where Rebel Hyperdome were trying to sell off racks of Raiders jumpers for $20 each and I saw pe...
by yurithe1
May 10, 2019, 4:58 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders reportedly settle three year deal for George Williams
Replies: 553
Views: 48417

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

I'm pretty sure you're describing Sam Williams to a tee. Great clubman. Well liked by team. Can pinch hit the NRL for 1-3 weeks when needed but other than that not NRL standard. From the area so you dont' have to pay overs. No other club wants him as their starting half, no real competition to driv...
by yurithe1
May 10, 2019, 4:55 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Joey Leilua has successful surgery, but out for the season
Replies: 165
Views: 10224

Re: Joey Leilua to have surgery and likely out for the season

I'd rather give Oldfield a chance to cement his spot rather than shuffle players around. Remember: nobody had even heard of Cotric before he was picked to replace Edrick Lee. At least we've seen what Oldfield can do. The question mark seems to be whether he can contain Mitchell, who we might face tw...
by yurithe1
May 6, 2019, 12:33 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Williams or Sezer?
Replies: 1011
Views: 41472

Re: Williams or Sezer

Some reckoned Sam would be 'terrorized' against the Panthers. It didn't look that way to me. Bigger test this week against the in form Lattrell and Cordner. As long as they keep communicating and hunt together in defence they should be ok. Masters got isolated last week and the Chooks made them pay...
by yurithe1
May 5, 2019, 2:59 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders reportedly settle three year deal for George Williams
Replies: 553
Views: 48417

Re: Canberra Raiders say George Williams deal not done

Yeah, horses for courses. I recall Shannon Boyd was talked about as a Kangaroo player who would relish playing on the heavy English fields. That proved to be the case when he came off the bench in the 4 Nations final. BTW, I swear I'm sure my cat, April, sniggered when she saw George Williams' attem...
by yurithe1
May 5, 2019, 1:59 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Williams or Sezer?
Replies: 1011
Views: 41472

Re: Williams or Sezer

Quick question: anyone know what Williams' stats are for try assists? He seems to have put up a few pinpoint kicks that have led to tries. Apart from that, he made Edrick Lee's life difficult a few weeks ago with some kicks that came down in the corner and a few metres from the in-goal. He's come up...