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Toughest preseason ever 2019

Post by -PJ- » October 31, 2018, 5:40 am

So...

With the boys returning to training tomorrow what can we expect ?

A game of touch and a sausage sizzle maybe ?

Either way this will be the toughest preseason ever.

No rep players of course but the rest can expect HELL !!!!
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They can expect to empty the tank
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Post by -PJ- » October 31, 2018, 8:29 am

Has Ryan Sutton arrived ?

Has he been issued his bike ?
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Post by bonehead » October 31, 2018, 10:34 am

I'd say Monday would be day one?

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Post by Brew » October 31, 2018, 10:52 am

bonehead wrote:I'd say Monday would be day one?

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Post by -GD- » October 31, 2018, 10:54 am

Yeah it is definitely tomorrow

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Post by bonehead » October 31, 2018, 10:57 am

straight into it

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Post by Rick » October 31, 2018, 12:10 pm

Who the **** starts anything on a Thursday????


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Post by dubby » October 31, 2018, 12:12 pm

Must likey just weigh ins, measurements, skin folds etc.

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Post by -PJ- » October 31, 2018, 12:39 pm

Can we just concentrate on improving our defence this summer ?

I don't care who's gone or who's coming.

Fix our defence, it's killing us.

Seriously, back to back end of season reviews have failed to fix this.

I'm sick and tired of being "middle of the road" or worse.

Sure another tough preseason will get the boys super fit and I can't wait for the stories to come flowing out of HQ straight to the GH...all heartwarming and giving us hope.

Can we fix our defence ??
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Post by Sid » October 31, 2018, 12:44 pm

Rick wrote:
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Who the **** starts anything on a Thursday????


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Post by -PJ- » October 31, 2018, 12:47 pm

Sid wrote:
October 31, 2018, 12:44 pm
Rick wrote:
October 31, 2018, 12:10 pm
Who the **** starts anything on a Thursday????


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The NRL starts a new season on a Thursday
My weekends start on a Thursday.
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Post by greeneyed » October 31, 2018, 1:07 pm

RAIDERS

Pre-season training starts: November 1

Casualty ward: Jarrod Croker (knee cap, pre-season), Ata Hingano (shoulder, early rounds)

What they need to work on: They lost 11 games by nine points or less, eight of which were by a converted try. Maybe Ricky Stuart should be looking into strategies to improve the mental toughness of his side, better preparing them for those arm wrestles. Their right edge defence has long been an issue too, with teams targeting Joey Leilua. So, that needs to be given special attention.

Read more: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-pr ... nt=control
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Post by edwahu » October 31, 2018, 3:13 pm

Manly announced their 29 man squad and Titans announced some Trialists, so we might get some info on our squad soon.

Somehow Manly downgraded Lachlan Croker to a development player.

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Post by RedRaider » October 31, 2018, 8:16 pm

greeneyed wrote:
October 31, 2018, 1:07 pm
RAIDERS

Pre-season training starts: November 1

Casualty ward: Jarrod Croker (knee cap, pre-season), Ata Hingano (shoulder, early rounds)

What they need to work on: They lost 11 games by nine points or less, eight of which were by a converted try. Maybe Ricky Stuart should be looking into strategies to improve the mental toughness of his side, better preparing them for those arm wrestles. Their right edge defence has long been an issue too, with teams targeting Joey Leilua. So, that needs to be given special attention.

Read more: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-pr ... nt=control


Mental Toughness and BJ mentioned in the same paragraph :roflmao

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Post by dubby » November 1, 2018, 6:45 am

They really, REALLY must fix our edge defence and 80 minute capability.

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Post by -PJ- » November 1, 2018, 7:24 am

dubby wrote:
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They really, REALLY must fix our edge defence and 80 minute capability.

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Don't worry dub.

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Post by greeneyed » November 1, 2018, 9:47 am

Canberra Raiders captain Jarrod Croker on target for round one return

Jarrod Croker delivered brought good news to the first day of Canberra's pre-season training by declaring he was on track to be fit for their round one clash against the Titans at the Gold Coast.

"I'll be fine for round one. I've been doing straight-line running but now I'm back at pre-season today I'll start doing a little change-of-direction. I'm hoping to do more football-style stuff like kicking and more speed. After Christmas I'll be doing full contact and full sessions of training.

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Post by -PJ- » November 1, 2018, 9:57 am

There's some good news..
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Post by greeneyed » November 1, 2018, 12:32 pm

"Want longer off? Play finals footy": Croker and the Canberra Raiders ready for 2019

IT’S only been 32 days since the Sydney Roosters lifted the trophy, but the hunt to dethrone the Tri-colours has already begun with the Canberra Raiders one of four NRL clubs returning to pre-season training today.

“If you want to have longer off you play finals football. It’s pretty simple,” Raiders captain Jarrod Croker said. “Last year is done and dusted now for everyone. It’s a clean slate and fresh start for everyone. We’re keen to get into it, there’s no easy pre-season with the work. But we have to do it.”

Read more: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-pr ... 0b29d556e7

VIDEO: Croker on track to return for season opener: Canberra Raiders captain Jarrod Croker is confident he'll be fit to start the season after undergoing a knee reconstruction in July:
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Post by -PJ- » November 1, 2018, 12:51 pm

So to get a longer break..just play finals !!!'

Wow..
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Post by edwahu » November 1, 2018, 12:55 pm

Makatoa is still around based on the Raiders Instagram.

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Papa looks like he's been in a good paddock

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Post by edwahu » November 1, 2018, 3:39 pm

https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2018/11 ... n-day-one/

O'Hagan is still around, as is Royce Hunt. That's 28 signed if they are in the first grade squad with Makatoa.
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VIDEO: Canberra Raiders pre-season day 1: Check out what the players have been up to since they returned to HQ for the start of pre-season: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2018/11 ... son-day-1/

Training Gallery: Pre-Season Day One: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2018/11 ... n-day-one/

VIDEO: Croker eyeing return to full fitness: Raiders Captain Jarrod Croker is eyeing a return to full fitness ahead of the Raiders Round One clash after returning to pre-season training at Raiders HQ today. The centre admitted that he's also looking forward to working with Raiders Assistant Coach Andrew McFadden: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2018/11 ... l-fitness/
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Post by Botman » November 1, 2018, 6:58 pm

The focus on having more trials from fans to overcome the slow starts is, and always has been, IMO a red herring

Yes match fitness is a thing... but we're not the only club who limit exposure to trials. Put simply our entire pre-season conditioning is clearly in need of an overhaul. Two-Dads needs to step it up and make sure these dudes are ready to rock in round 1 this year... and simply playing more trials and longer minutes isn't the silver bullet.

But yeah i'm already done with any "hardest pre season ever" Bull
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Post by dubby » November 1, 2018, 7:54 pm

Pig, the first string lads played 40 odd minutes before the season starts. IIRC, you wanted more trials, or were critical of just one trial.

From a fitness POV, 2 trials means jack IMO. It's about cohesion.

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Post by zim » November 1, 2018, 10:10 pm

edwahu wrote:
November 1, 2018, 3:39 pm
https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2018/11 ... n-day-one/

O'Hagan is still around, as is Royce Hunt. That's 28 signed if they are in the first grade squad with Makatoa.
Be interesting to see who's on train and trial and who's actually signed. Probably won't be able to nail it down till round 1.
Looks like Seb Kris is in one of the photos too.

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Post by zim » November 1, 2018, 10:16 pm

How nice it is to see a first grade prop starting pre-season looking like Emre Guler instead of Yokozuna.

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Post by edwahu » November 2, 2018, 8:06 am

The official squad for all teams gets released at midday today. At least the 24 but some will announce more.

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Post by Sid » November 2, 2018, 8:44 am

On to more important things, when is the 2019 jersey being announced??!
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Post by zim » November 2, 2018, 10:25 am

edwahu wrote:
November 2, 2018, 8:06 am
The official squad for all teams gets released at midday today. At least the 24 but some will announce more.
Judging on past efforts I didn't expect them to be as detailed as they were. It's an excellent move forward.

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zim wrote:
November 2, 2018, 10:25 am
edwahu wrote:
November 2, 2018, 8:06 am
The official squad for all teams gets released at midday today. At least the 24 but some will announce more.
Judging on past efforts I didn't expect them to be as detailed as they were. It's an excellent move forward.
It's good but it's pretty basic stuff in every other sport.

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Post by Coastalraider » November 2, 2018, 11:08 am

zim wrote:
November 2, 2018, 10:25 am
edwahu wrote:
November 2, 2018, 8:06 am
The official squad for all teams gets released at midday today. At least the 24 but some will announce more.
Judging on past efforts I didn't expect them to be as detailed as they were. It's an excellent move forward.
Its much easier to name a list when you have overcommitted your cap in advance and removed yourself from the player market:)

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