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2017 Canberra Raiders Cup

Post by greeneyed » September 3, 2017, 9:33 pm

I really had a great afternoon at the Canberra Raiders Cup Grand Final. It's been a great year covering the competition. Just loved getting around to every ground. Loved every moment. Rugby league people are great people.

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Post by -TW- » September 3, 2017, 10:36 pm

You won't know what to do with yourself next weekend

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Post by greeneyed » September 3, 2017, 10:41 pm

Canberra Raider Cup over... All of our teams out of the finals... World Cup to look forward to.

I have to say I love that pic of Campo and Kyle O'Donnell. Almost accidentally took it. I think it encapsulates what a season of local footy is all about.
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2017 Canberra Raiders Cup

Post by greeneyed » September 4, 2017, 10:45 am

Canberra Raiders Cup: Grand Final Wrap

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The Queanbeyan Blues are 2017 Canberra Raiders Cup premiers after defeating the Queanbeyan Kangaroos,13-6, in a hard fought Grand Final at Seiffert Oval on Sunday.

The Blues started the season on a 14 game winning streak, before dropping the two final matches of the regular season - and being dominated by the Kangaroos in the major semi final. But the class of the minor premiers came through on the day that counts most.

Blues captain/coach Terry Campese led his team to a premiership in his first season of coaching - and was named the player of the match in the Grand Final to boot.

Campese was in everything that the Blues did - and the much anticipated "battle of the playmakers", between the Blues captain and the Kangaroos' Brent Crisp, ended in a points decision to Campese.

Campese produced the first opportunity of the game for the Blues in the ninth minute via a booming 40/20 kick. The Kangaroos defended the line stoutly and held their cross town rivals out. However, just four minutes later, Campese was at it again, grubbering ahead towards the in goal for his flying halves partner, Adam Misios. His try and Campese's conversion gave the Blues an early 6-0 lead.

The Kangaroos struck back in the 19th minute, when Brent Crisp hoisted a huge bomb and Blues winger Brendon Taueki was not able to handle it. That allowed Tolokana Aroha Tuinauvai to regather and score a four pointer. Crisp's conversion levelled it up at 6-6.


Queanbeyan Kangaroos V Queanbeyan Blues highlights

There were chances for both teams for more points in the first half. Blues fullback Jake Wheeler threatened a couple of times, and Kangaroos half Josh Essex dropped the ball over the line in the 26th minute, when he looked certain to score. But the teams went to the half time break all tied up at just six apiece.

The arm wrestle continued in the second half, but the Kangaroos lost the leadership of player/coach Aaron Gorrell 10 minutes in - and as the match wore on, it seemed to tell on the men in maroon.

In the 56th minute, Terry Campese broke the deadlock with a field goal. And with 15 minutes remaining, the Blues extended their lead, courtesy of a barging try next to the posts by forward Kyle O'Donnell.

The Kangaroos had their opportunities to score in the second period. The biggest threat came in the 58th minute, when a Campese pass was intercepted by Tolokan Aroha Tuninauvai - but Tyler Stevens and Campese chased and caught him. The Blues defence refused to crack, no matter what was thrown at them, and the seven point margin would prove to be enough.

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Aaron Gorrell hung up the boots for the last time after the match. "They were the best all year and they deserved today - it would've been nice to steal it from them, but we just weren't good enough," he told The Canberra Times after the match.

Terry Campese last won a premiership playing for the Blues as a junior. He credited the victory to his team's sterling defensive effort.

"It's been a long time between drinks for myself. Coming back to the club that I love, I grew up with. We had a great start to the season. We let it slip there for a few weeks, but credit to the boys. The defence was outstanding against the best in the league," he said.

Canberra Raiders Cup Grand Final

Full match replay:


Queanbeyan Blues V Yass Magpies

Other grade highlights:


Women's League Tag: West Belconnen Warriors V Goulburn Bulldogs


Katrina Fanning Shield: Queanbeyan Blues V Goulburn


Under 18s: Woden Valley Rams V Goulburn Bulldogs


Reserve Grade: West Belconnen Warriors V Queanbeyan Blues

Result:

Grand Final

Queanbeyan Blues 13 (Adam Misios, Kyle O'Donell tries; Terry Campese 2 goals, field goal) defeated Queanbeyan Kangaroos 6 (Tolokana Aroha-Tuinauvai try; Brent Crisp goal) at Seiffert Oval.

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Post by greeneyed » September 8, 2017, 2:11 pm

Canberra Raiders Cup: Terry Campese eyes World Cup as Queanbeyan Blues success comes at a cost

Terry Campese is walking wounded with an arm injury to go with six stitches in his lip and dissolving discs in his back that left him barely able to walk for three days. But the former Raiders skipper is confident he'll be fit to throw on a different shade of blue for the World Cup, with the chance to play in Canberra one of his biggest drawcards for the tournament.

"That's still over a month away, a couple of months until we play here in Canberra. That shouldn't hinder me at all," Campese said.

Read more: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/sport/a ... ya3zu.html

GTS Grand Final Preview: http://www.raiders.com.au/news/2017/09/ ... _prev.html

Canberra rugby league star Keesha Kapea looking for a third trophy in two weeks: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/sport/a ... ybxh8.html
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Post by greeneyed » September 15, 2017, 2:40 am

Harden claim George Tooke Shield Premiership with 24-20 win over the Crookwell Green Devils: http://websites.sportstg.com/assoc_page ... D=59515749

Katrina Fanning Shield premiers, the Queanbeyan Blues suffer 36-0 loss to Corrimal Cougars in the inaugural Premiers Challenge: http://websites.sportstg.com/assoc_page ... D=59515730
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Post by greeneyed » September 18, 2017, 6:38 pm

CRRL Junior Grand Finals

The Canberra Region Rugby League season comes to a close this weekend as 34 teams converge onto Seiffert Oval this Saturday and Sunday for the junior grand finals.

Grand Finals – Saturday 23 September, Seiffert Oval

Under 10z3 9:00am Bungendore Orange v Belconnen United Sharks
Under 10z2 10:00am West Belconnen Blue v Crookwell
Under 10z1 11:00am Goulburn Blue v South Tuggeranong Red
Under 11z3 12:00pm Bungendore Orange v Belconnen United White
Under 11z2 1:00pm Belconnen United Black v Crookwell
Under 11z1 2:00pm Goulburn Blue v Valley Dragons Red
Under 12z2 3:15pm West Belconnen Blue v Queanbeyan United Blue
Under 12z1 4:15pm Tuggeranong Buffaloes v Woden Weston Blues
Under 13z2 5:15pm Belconnen United Black v Gungahlin Bulls

Grand Finals – Sunday 24 September, Seiffert Oval

Under 13s1 9:00am Goulburn Blue v Belconnen United White
Under 16z1 10:15am North Canberra Bears v Queanbeyan United Blue
Under 15z2 11:45am South Tuggeranong Knights v West Belconnen Blue
Under 14z2 1:00pm Woden Weston Rams v Yass
Under 14z1 2:15pm Valley Dragons Red v Goulburn Blue
Under 15z1 3:30pm Woden Weston Rams v Queanbeyan United Blue
Under 17 Girls 4:45pm Gungahlin Bulls v Goulburn
Under 16z2 6:00pm Valley Dragons v West Belconnen

Read more: http://www.raiders.com.au/news/2017/09/ ... nd_fi.html
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Post by greeneyed » September 22, 2017, 8:54 pm

Gungahlin Bulls aim to end losing streak at Canberra Region Rugby League finals

The Gungahlin Bulls say they're ready to end three years of Canberra junior rugby league heartbreak when they chase grand final redemption on Sunday.

The under-17s Bulls girls will be one of 34 teams playing for premiership glory at Seiffert Oval this weekend.

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Post by greeneyed » September 29, 2017, 9:30 am

Rugby league participation booming in Canberra

The Canberra Region Rugby League is delighted to announce an overall increase in the number of registered rugby league participants in the Canberra region.

Having seen 4820 participants last year, CRRL has seen the number of people playing rugby league rise to 5192 in 2017 – an increase of 7.7%. In comparison, the growth rate nationwide was 1.4%.

One of the largest areas of growth was the number of female participants rising to 796 – a spectacular increase of 82%.

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Post by greeneyed » October 13, 2017, 5:16 pm

Canberra Raiders Cup Fullback of the Year

Ryan McQueen (West Belconnen Warriors)

Starting the season in the unfamiliar position of halfback, McQueen starred for a struggling Warriors outfit before reverting to his favored fullback position in the second half of the season. Overall, the 22-year-old scored 12 tries for the season with two hat tricks for the season.

Contenders: Andrew Swaffield (Yass Magpies), Jake Wheeler (Queanbeyan Blues), Tyler Cornish (Goulburn Workers Bulldogs)

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Post by greeneyed » October 13, 2017, 5:20 pm

Canberra Raiders Cup Wingers of the Year

Jedidiah Simbiken (Queanbeyan Kangaroos) and Brendon Taueki (Queanbeyan Blues)

Having enjoyed success for the Kangaroos this season, Jed Simbiken was a part of the successful Monaro side in this year’s U23’s Country Championships.

Taueki scored 16 tries and proved to be a handy reserve kicker for the Blues with three goals during the season.

Contenders: Jayden Pollard (Tuggeranong Bushrangers), Dominic Stephens (Goulburn Workers Bulldogs), Jesse Collins (Yass Magpies)

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Post by Cranky Old Man » October 14, 2017, 9:34 pm

I'm a bit late in saying it, but gee that Aaron Gorrell has been good for local football. I don't know the bloke personally but I'd like to shake his hand on a great career locally.

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Post by greeneyed » October 19, 2017, 5:54 pm

Canberra Raiders Cup Centres of the Year

Centres: Willie Peace (Yass Magpies) and Cleve McGhie (Woden Valley Rams)

Willie Peace came to the Austbrokers Canberra CRC with a glowing resume. Having started his career with the Cronulla Sharks, he’d played NSW Cup for the New Zealand Warriors as well as representing Samoa. Cleve McGhie showed his incredible consistency in an otherwise inconsistent Woden side.

Contenders: Isieli Afemui (Tuggeranong Bushrangers), Junior Vatikani (Yass Magpies), Thomas Ruediger (Queanbeyan Blues)

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Post by greeneyed » October 19, 2017, 5:55 pm

Canberra Raiders Cup Halves of the Year

Five-Eighth: Brent Crisp (Queanbeyan Kangaroos) Halfback: Terry Campese (Queanbeyan Blues)

No surprises in the halves as Crisp and Campese get the nod after leading their respective sides to the Grand Final this season. Crisp had arguably his most memorable season in the Austbrokers Canberra CRC to date as he won almost every individual award possible.

Contenders: Scott Naughton (Yass Magpies), Steve Naughton (Yass Magpies), Joshua Essex (Queanbeyan Kangaroos)

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Canberra Raiders Cup Props of the Year

Props: Josh Ayers (Queanbeyan Kangaroos) and Sam Sotogi (Yass Magpies)

Josh Ayers showed no signs of slowing down as he entered his 14th straight season of playing in the Austbrokers Canberra CRC. Meanwhile Sam Sotogi impressed many in his first season in the Austbrokers Canberra CRC with his hard running and solid defence.

Contenders: Connor Brebner (West Belconnen Warriors), Jake Stein (Queanbeyan Blues), Kyle O’Donnell (Queanbeyan Blues), Atu Tupou (Tuggeranong Bushrangers), Saipani Aiolupo (Yass Magpies)

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Post by greeneyed » October 19, 2017, 5:59 pm

Canberra Raiders Cup Hooker of the Year

Hooker: Josh Mitchell (Tuggeranong Bushrangers)

After plying his trade for the Central Queensland Capras for two seasons in the Intrust Super Cup, Mitchell returned to Tuggeranong to help propel the Bushrangers into the finals.

Contenders: Aaron Gorrell (Queanbeyan Kangaroos), Sam Finnegan (West Belconnen Warriors)

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Post by greeneyed » October 19, 2017, 6:01 pm

Canberra Raiders Cup Second rowers of the Year

Second Rowers: Tori Freeman-Quay (West Belconnen Warriors) and Michael Cullen (Queanbeyan Blues)

Although it wasn’t the title defence that West Belconnen were hoping for, nobody could blame their failure to make the finals on Tori Freeman-Quay. Meanwhile Michael Cullen slipped under the radar as the Blues claimed the 2017 Premiership.

Contenders: Mike Uluakiola (Tuggeranong Bushrangers), Michael Gilmour (Woden Valley Rams), Blake Hewitt (Goulburn Workers Bulldogs), Ben Sione (Belconnen United Sharks)

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Post by greeneyed » October 19, 2017, 6:03 pm

Canberra Raiders Cup Bench of the Year

Bench: Quinlyn Cannon (Tuggeranong Bushrangers), Connor Brebner (West Belconnen Warriors), Mike Uluakiola (Tuggeranong Bushrangers), Ron Leapai (Woden Valley Rams)

Although Cannon wasn’t in the running for a starting position, few players could claim to impact a game from the bench as well as the elusive dummy half.

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Post by greeneyed » October 19, 2017, 6:05 pm

Canberra Raiders Cup Coach of the Year

Coach: Steve and Scott Naughton (Yass Magpies)

Having narrowly missed a playing spot in our Team of the Year, the Naughton brothers get named as coach due to their fantastic achievements this past season.

Contenders: Terry Campese (Queanbeyan Blues), Justin Giteau (Tuggeranong Bushrangers), Ash Barnes (Woden Valley Rams), Aaron Gorrell (Queanbeyan Kangaroos)

Full Team of the Year:

1. Ryan McQueen (West Belconnen Warriors
2. Brendon Taueki (Queanbeyan Blues
3. Willie Peace (Yass Magpies)
4. Cleve McGhie (Woden Valley Rams)
5. Jedidiah Simbiken (Queanbeyan Kangaroos)
6. Brent Crisp (Queanbeyan Kangaroos)
7. Terry Campese (Queanbeyan Blues)
8. Josh Ayers (Queanbeyan Kangaroos)
9. Josh Mitchell (Tuggeranong Bushrangers)
10. Sam Sotogi (Yass Magpies)
11. Tori Freeman-Quay (West Belconnen Warriors)
12. Michael Cullen (Queanbeyan Blues)
13. Aisea Taholo (Queanbeyan Kangaroos)

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14. Quinlyn Cannon (Tuggeranong Bushrangers)
15. Connor Brebner (West Belconnen Warriors)
16. Mike Uluakiola (Tuggeranong Bushrangers)
17. Ron Leapai (Woden Valley Rams)

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