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Post by Brew » September 30, 2018, 8:41 am

I saw on Facebook Sam Mataora has signed with Belconnen Sharks next season


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Post by greeneyed » October 4, 2018, 4:19 pm

Former Canberra Raiders back Jonathon Reuben hopeful change of scenery kickstarts NRL career

Canberra Raiders junior Jonathon Reuben is determined to ensure his third attempt at cracking the NRL is a charm as he looks to become the latest player to find another level at Melbourne. Reuben, who turned 25 yesterday, joined the Blackhawks in 2015 after failing to get an NRL chance in an 18-month stint with the Sydney Roosters. The winger has joined Storm affiliate Sunshine Coast and will trial with Melbourne over the pre season.

“I’ve got a trial with Melbourne in the pre season, and hopefully if things go well I’ll get something.

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Post by greeneyed » October 4, 2018, 4:30 pm

Can former Canberra Raiders half Josh McCrone lead the Toronto Wolfpack to Super League in the Million Pound Game?

A HOST of former NRL stars, including captain Josh McCrone, are preparing for the Million Pound Game and the chance to guide the fledgling Toronto Wolfpack to the English Super League. The Wolfpack is aiming to become the fourth and final team promoted to the England-based Super League from the second-tier Championship when they host fifth-placed London Broncos at Lamport Stadium in Toronto on Sunday (Monday AEDT).

“This whole experience is totally different to anything I’ve had before,” former Canberra Raiders playmaker McCrone said.

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Post by greeneyed » October 4, 2018, 4:41 pm

Former Canberra Raiders forward David Westley takes charge of PNG Orchids

Raising his hand to take charge of the PNG Women’s National rugby league team known as the PNG Orchids is certainly a great challenge for David Westley.

“It’s been a great experience coming into the PNG Kumuls (men’s national team) coaching staff two years ago and with Michael Marum as coach I am really grateful for the opportunity given to me.

“Women’s rugby league in Australia is really growing and for us, the challenge is actually at the grassroots level starting that junior system for both genders going up and no doubt our women who have great talents and are quick learners can certainly be at the top of the world,” he said.

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Post by Roger Kenworthy » October 8, 2018, 9:53 am

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Former Canberra Raiders second rower and coach David Furner to take over Leeds Rhinos’ coaching reins



GRAND FINAL winner Dave Furner is returning to Leeds Rhinos as head coach. The Australian will rejoin the club – where he ended his playing career – on a three-year contract beginning in the closed season.

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Post by greeneyed » October 8, 2018, 10:49 am

Million Pound Game: Toronto Wolfpack 2-4 London Broncos: https://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-league/45721830

London gets promoted and Toronto misses out.
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Post by greeneyed » October 11, 2018, 5:11 pm

North Queensland Cowboys sign former Canberra Raiders hooker Kurt Baptiste to one year deal

THE Cowboys have continued their active push in the player market with confirmation four players have pledged their futures to the North Queensland club. Tom Opacic, Dan Russell and Kurt Baptiste have signed with the club, while Javid Bowen also signed a contract extension. Journeymen hooker Baptiste has signed a one-year deal for the 2019 season.

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Post by greeneyed » October 17, 2018, 7:03 pm

Widnes Vikings: Adam Tangata joins on two-year deal from Halifax

Widnes Vikings have signed versatile Halifax forward Adam Tangata on a two-year deal. The 27-year-old can play either prop forward or second row and has scored 26 tries in nearly 100 appearances for the Championship side.

The Cook Islands international started his career at Canberra Raiders before moving to Halifax in 2015.

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Post by greeneyed » October 18, 2018, 7:26 am

Oh my gosh, he's a shadow of himself. Hopefully he can beat it.
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Post by bonehead » October 18, 2018, 5:54 pm

still one of my all time favourite players, still dirty he got the blame for a poor 2011 or 12

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Post by Johno » October 19, 2018, 8:23 am

Best of luck to Quentin Pongia, another great Kiwi player for us.

I remember when we first signed him thinking "How can a player with a name like that be any good"

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Post by -TW- » October 24, 2018, 6:08 pm

Dave Furner could end up with South's job...

Former Canberra Raiders forward David Furner reportedly set to take over as South Sydney Rabbitohs head coach

THE first domino in the coaching circus is set to fall with David Furner reportedly to take over as South Sydney’s head coach in 2019.

According to Wide World of Sports, current Rabbitohs coach Anthony Seibold has until next Wednesday to decide whether to re-sign with the club beyond the 2019 season.

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NRL: David Furner set to coach South Sydney Rabbitohs in 2019 as Anthony Seibold makes way: https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/david-fune ... aef88ed638

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Post by T_R » October 24, 2018, 8:33 pm

It was true! We DID need to extend his contract to stop rival clubs poaching him!
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Post by edwahu » October 25, 2018, 12:56 pm

Furner missed the gig. Apparently Bennett and Seibold are swapping for 2019: https://twitter.com/LiamCox_TV/status/1 ... 0422829057

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Post by gergreg » October 25, 2018, 3:44 pm

Be interesting to see if any players follow him?

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edwahu wrote:
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Furner missed the gig. Apparently Bennett and Seibold are swapping for 2019: https://twitter.com/LiamCox_TV/status/1 ... 0422829057
Leeds deny David Furner won't take up Rhinos head coaching role

Leeds Rhinos chief executive Gary Hetherington says there is “no question” that newly-appointed head coach Dave Furner will take up the role despite reports saying he is about to make a dramatic U-turn.

Hetherington said: “I know it’s been widely reported that he’s got a get-out clause. Well, no, there isn’t one. It’s all pure speculation. David is committed to coming here. There is no question about that.”

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Post by greeneyed » October 29, 2018, 9:24 pm

Huddersfield Giants sign former Canberra Raiders junior Matt Frawley

Huddersfield have signed Australian half-back Matt Frawley on a two-year contract from Canterbury Bulldogs as they prepare to part company with veteran Danny Brough.

The 23-year-old Frawley has made 31 NRL appearances for the Bulldogs but played under Giants coach Simon Woolford at Canberra Raiders and looks set to be a straight replacement for the 35-year-old Brough.

"I've known Matt for a while now," said Woolford. "He came up through the junior grades with Canberra as a half or hooker and he's really developed nicely at the Bulldogs.

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Todd Carney shelves bid to return to NRL, signs with Byron Bay

THE top grade career of one of the most colourful and controversial players in rugby league history has come to an end. Former Dally M Medallist Todd Carney has shelved his plan to return to the NRL in 2019 and signed a deal to captain-coach Byron Bay on the NSW north coast.

“It’s an exciting opportunity for me to put something back into the game and I’m looking forward to it,” the 32-year-old Carney said.

Read more: https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/todd-carne ... b905b072a4

Todd Carney’s NRL dream over after confirming latest career move: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/todd-c ... nt=control
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Post by greeneyed » November 2, 2018, 4:31 am

Canberra Raiders junior Zac Woolford has joined the Newcastle Knights on a one year deal

His dad was on the coaching staff until mid-way through last season but that has had no influence on the Knights’ decision to sign Zac Woolford, the son of former Canberra Raiders captain Simon Woolford.

“He’s done a good apprenticeship at the Raiders and the Bulldogs and is unlucky not to have debuted already,” Knights recruitment official Troy Pezet said.

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greeneyed wrote:Todd Carney shelves bid to return to NRL, signs with Byron Bay

THE top grade career of one of the most colourful and controversial players in rugby league history has come to an end. Former Dally M Medallist Todd Carney has shelved his plan to return to the NRL in 2019 and signed a deal to captain-coach Byron Bay on the NSW north coast.

“It’s an exciting opportunity for me to put something back into the game and I’m looking forward to it,” the 32-year-old Carney said.

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Todd Carney’s NRL dream over after confirming latest career move: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/todd-c ... nt=control
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Post by greeneyed » November 2, 2018, 1:53 pm

No, there's not.
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Post by greeneyed » November 11, 2018, 4:18 pm

Former Canberra Raiders winger Sandor Earl re-signs with Melbourne Storm for next two seasons

Sandor Earl has agreed to remain with the Melbourne Storm for the next two seasons. The former Roosters, Raiders and Panthers winger's comeback to the NRL last season was delayed by a knee reconstruction and he was unable to break into the Telstra Premiership squad late in the season after returning midway through the year in the Intrust Super Cup.

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Post by greeneyed » November 12, 2018, 8:19 pm

Former Canberra Raiders hard man Quentin Pongia fighting brave cancer battle

One of rugby league’s toughest players of modern times, former Canberra Raiders forward Quentin Pongia, is fighting a brave battle against cancer.

“I’m in hospital at the moment recovering from a fairly lengthy operation to remove a tumour from my bowel,” Pongia, aged 48, said. “I’m on the mend now and pray I can overcome this moving forward.”

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Post by greeneyed » November 13, 2018, 10:13 pm

Brent Naden returns to Penrith Panthers.

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Post by greeneyed » November 14, 2018, 9:08 pm

Brent Todd sets up a base in Bali

Former Canberra Raiders prop forward Brent Todd, 53, has also made the switch after setting up a tattoo studio in central Kuta called Get Inked at Bali Ink. Todd, who operates two studios - one in Kuta and another which opened in Seminyak late last year - also boasts a more sordid past of prior convictions and arrests.

Leaving his life as a television commentator for league games behind, Todd now lives between Bali and Australia describing his Bali lifestyle as 'living the dream'.

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Post by greeneyed » November 19, 2018, 11:45 am

Looks like the Sydney Roosters have signed Craig Garvey... In Roosters kit on Instagram with the quote... "Absolutely blessed. The dream continues for my little family. Let's go #2k19 #sydneyroosters."
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Post by greeneyed » November 19, 2018, 6:07 pm

Luke Page and Sami Sauiluma have re-signed with the Burleigh Bears.
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Post by -PJ- » November 20, 2018, 6:06 am

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Luke Page and Sami Sauiluma have re-signed with the Burleigh Bears.
LUKE PAGE and Sami Sauiluma have re-signed with the Burleigh Bears.

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Post by greeneyed » November 24, 2018, 4:27 pm

Maitland Pickers sign former Canberra Raiders centre Matt Allwood

The Maitland Pickers have bolstered their attack signing former Canberra Raiders centre Matt Allwood. The Pickers beat several rival Newcastle Rugby League clubs to Allwood’s signature, officially sealing the deal at the Pickers home Club Maitland City on Saturday. Allford had been set to play with the Newcastle Knights last season but was injured in the trial match against Parramatta Eels at Maitland Sportsground.

Allwood, who is good mates with retired Pickers forward and under-19 coach Dane Tilse, joins prized recruits Tyrone Amey and Sam Anderson at Maitland in 2019.

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Post by Fuifui Bradbrad » November 24, 2018, 6:07 pm

Maitland Pickers. That is a side crying out to sign Joe, Michael and Ben Picker


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Post by dubby » November 24, 2018, 6:10 pm

This is an interesting thread. Lots of former, very hyped up, raiders many thought were the NBT.

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Post by greeneyed » November 24, 2018, 6:16 pm

I doubt there was a single fan who thought Matt Allwood was going to be a the next big thing. Most couldn't work out how on earth he was selected in first grade.
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Post by yurithe1 » November 29, 2018, 10:36 am

Foxsports' website has a good story on former NRL players who are now coaching and/or playing in the country.

Citing the CRL’s help, the journo prepared the preliminary list below ahead of 2019, which I've then refined.

Canberra Raiders Cup

Aaron Gorrell (coach) — Queanbeyan Roos

Scott Logan (coach) — Belconnen

Glenn Buttriss (player) — Belconnen

Sam Mataora (player) — Belconnen

David Howell (coach only) — Gungahlin

Willie Raston (player) – Gungahlin

Drury Low (player) – Gungahlin

Lincoln Withers (player-coach) — Woden

Michael Picker (player) — TBA (former captain-coach Goulburn)

Brent Crisp (player) — West Belconnen

Jarrad Kennedy (player) – Tuggeranong

Joe Picker – Crookwell

Steve Naughton (player) — Yass (former captain-coach)

Mitch Cornish (player) — Goulburn

Tyler Cornish (player) — Goulburn

James Aubusson (player) — Goulburn

Adam Peters (coach) — West Belconnen

Former Raiders players elsewhere:

Northern Rivers

Todd Carney (captain-coach) — Byron Bay

Brent Kite (coach) — Tweed Coast

Group 2

Brandon Costin (captain-coach) — Coffs Harbour

Group 9

Adrian Purtell (player-coach) — Albury

Joel Monaghan (TBA, played in 2018) — Albury

Group 11

Justin Carney (captain-coach) — Nyngan Tigers

Group 16

Michael Weyman – trainer (former captain-coach Moruya)

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