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Re: Toughest preseason ever 2019

Post by Keghead » February 4, 2019, 1:21 pm

simo wrote:
February 4, 2019, 11:31 am
If you want to reduce your concussion risk, dont name luke bateman. Simple
You can question some of Bateo's technique but you can't question his effort.

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Re: Toughest preseason ever 2019

Post by simo » February 4, 2019, 3:31 pm

Keghead wrote:
February 4, 2019, 1:21 pm
simo wrote:
February 4, 2019, 11:31 am
If you want to reduce your concussion risk, dont name luke bateman. Simple
You can question some of Bateo's technique but you can't question his effort.
Can I question how much effort he’s putting into his technique?
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Re: Toughest preseason ever 2019

Post by Keghead » February 4, 2019, 3:33 pm

simo wrote:
Keghead wrote:
February 4, 2019, 1:21 pm
simo wrote:
February 4, 2019, 11:31 am
If you want to reduce your concussion risk, dont name luke bateman. Simple
You can question some of Bateo's technique but you can't question his effort.
Can I question how much effort he’s putting into his technique?
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Canberra Raiders half Aidan Sezer needs stability off the field to get the best out of himself in 2019

Post by greeneyed » February 5, 2019, 10:36 am

Canberra Raiders half Aidan Sezer needs stability off the field to get the best out of himself in 2019

Last season we didn’t see the best of Aidan Sezer. The 27-year-old spent the first two games of 2018 on the bench, watching on while Blake Austin and Sam Williams shared duty in Canberra’s halves. For the remainder of the year, the three battled week in and week out for the starting positions.

“My job is to be experienced. This is my eighth season in the NRL,” he says. “Directing the boys around, that’s all we need is a bit of direction. I need to be assertive with that and getting the job done because I feel like there’s always room for improvement.

Read more: https://www.foxsports.com.au/news/raide ... ec882925a9

Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart says he'll choose halves who produce strongest defensive line

Aidan Sezer takes a step into the unknown for the 2019 Telstra Premiership season.

"I've got to make a decision on No.7 and No.6 and my whole focus will be around my strongest defensive line," coach Ricky Stuart said. "I'm not making attack a priority. We haven't practised anywhere near the amount of attack we've practised over the years. It's been defensive orientated this off-season."

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/02/05/hal ... e-raiders/
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Re: Toughest preseason ever 2019

Post by Matt » February 5, 2019, 11:11 am

^^^
Not much to see here, I read this as...
"...footy player standard comment, towing the corporate line, wasn't keen playing hooker, so I wasn't happy at home, towing the corporate tag line (family/ tight knit group), footy player standard comment, Jack in halves, blah blah blah, Sammy is a top bloke, blah blah blah, standard preseason selection comment."

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Re: Canberra Raiders half Aidan Sezer needs stability off the field to get the best out of himself in 2019

Post by kiwi raider » February 5, 2019, 12:36 pm

greeneyed wrote:
February 5, 2019, 10:36 am

"I've got to make a decision on No.7 and No.6 and my whole focus will be around my strongest defensive line," coach Ricky Stuart said. "I'm not making attack a priority. We haven't practised anywhere near the amount of attack we've practised over the years. It's been defensive orientated this off-season."

That pretty much confirms Wighton to the Halves IMO. Would say it will either be Abbey or Simonson at fullback(if he gets his contract upgraded)

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Re: Toughest preseason ever 2019

Post by LimeGreenMachine » February 5, 2019, 12:42 pm

Lock In Wighton for 5/8 I say going off that . Cotric wont be moved from the wing.

Leaves Abbey or more likely Oldfield for fullback.

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Re: Toughest preseason ever 2019

Post by greeneyed » February 5, 2019, 12:58 pm

Some suggestions it could be even more left field than Wighton at five eighth.
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Re: Toughest preseason ever 2019

Post by simo » February 5, 2019, 1:06 pm

Batemans being suggested around
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Re: Toughest preseason ever 2019

Post by roneel78 » February 5, 2019, 1:29 pm

greeneyed wrote:Some suggestions it could be even more left field than Wighton at five eighth.
Hmmmmm....
Hodgo @ 7 and Sezer @ 6 and Havili @9?

Or Whitehead @ 6?


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Re: Toughest preseason ever 2019

Post by kiwi raider » February 5, 2019, 1:59 pm

greeneyed wrote:
February 5, 2019, 12:58 pm
Some suggestions it could be even more left field than Wighton at five eighth.
Croker at Fullback?

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Re: Toughest preseason ever 2019

Post by greeneyed » February 5, 2019, 2:05 pm

roneel78 wrote:
February 5, 2019, 1:29 pm
greeneyed wrote:Some suggestions it could be even more left field than Wighton at five eighth.
Hmmmmm....
Hodgo @ 7 and Sezer @ 6 and Havili @9?

Or Whitehead @ 6?

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Re: Toughest preseason ever 2019

Post by Dusty » February 5, 2019, 3:21 pm

greeneyed wrote:
roneel78 wrote:
February 5, 2019, 1:29 pm
greeneyed wrote:Some suggestions it could be even more left field than Wighton at five eighth.
Hmmmmm....
Hodgo @ 7 and Sezer @ 6 and Havili @9?

Or Whitehead @ 6?

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Re: Toughest preseason ever 2019

Post by LimeGreenMachine » February 5, 2019, 3:47 pm

Sticky stuffed the team selections during Hodgos injury , He has to get it right for the start of the year Playing a backrower in the halves is plain dumb regardless of their ball playing ability. Its great that we really focusing on the defence albeit many years late but we still do need to score points.

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Re: Toughest preseason ever 2019

Post by Green eyed Mick » February 5, 2019, 5:16 pm

Not sure Whitehead at 6 and Bateman on the edge makes us stronger in defence because IMO it will leave us very short of experience and ability in the middle, where we are already really weak defensively.

I'd be happy with Wighton at 5/8th, Croker at fullback, Cotric to left centre and Oldy on the wing.

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Re: Toughest preseason ever 2019

Post by edwahu » February 5, 2019, 5:25 pm

Jeez that Rapana injury stuffed us around.

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Re: Toughest preseason ever 2019

Post by Ruben Daley » February 5, 2019, 9:50 pm

No matter how crazy you think Ricky is, there’s no way anyone could think he’d intend to play Whitehead at five-eighth for a season. No way.

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Re: Canberra Raiders half Aidan Sezer needs stability off the field to get the best out of himself in 2019

Post by Coastalraider » February 6, 2019, 11:54 am

greeneyed wrote:
February 5, 2019, 10:36 am
Canberra Raiders half Aidan Sezer needs stability off the field to get the best out of himself in 2019

Last season we didn’t see the best of Aidan Sezer. The 27-year-old spent the first two games of 2018 on the bench, watching on while Blake Austin and Sam Williams shared duty in Canberra’s halves. For the remainder of the year, the three battled week in and week out for the starting positions.

“My job is to be experienced. This is my eighth season in the NRL,” he says. “Directing the boys around, that’s all we need is a bit of direction. I need to be assertive with that and getting the job done because I feel like there’s always room for improvement.

Read more: https://www.foxsports.com.au/news/raide ... ec882925a9

Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart says he'll choose halves who produce strongest defensive line

Aidan Sezer takes a step into the unknown for the 2019 Telstra Premiership season.

"I've got to make a decision on No.7 and No.6 and my whole focus will be around my strongest defensive line," coach Ricky Stuart said. "I'm not making attack a priority. We haven't practised anywhere near the amount of attack we've practised over the years. It's been defensive orientated this off-season."

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/02/05/hal ... e-raiders/
Wait - we practiced attacking moves??

I know we are always up the top of the points scoring tally - but we haven't looked like a well drilled team since Ricky arrived. I love our free flowing style of attack, but our points come from individual brilliance most often, not from well drilled attacking plays....

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Re: Toughest preseason ever 2019

Post by RedRaider » February 6, 2019, 8:58 pm

edwahu wrote:
February 5, 2019, 5:25 pm
Jeez that Rapana injury stuffed us around.
Hard to believe the loss of one winger from a roster of 30 could seriously affect a well balanced squad.

I am one of the biggest defensophiles on here. But I hope they have been doing a fair bit of ball work or we will have high handling errors and be starved of possession. Emphasis on defence yes, little or no ball work meh.

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Re: Toughest preseason ever 2019

Post by greeneyed » February 8, 2019, 11:17 am

Training Gallery: Pre-Season Week 13: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2019/02 ... n-week-13/
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Canberra Raiders on track to turn around close losses

Post by greeneyed » February 8, 2019, 5:58 pm

Canberra Raiders on track to turn around close losses

Canberra Raiders prop Sia Soliola revealed the Green Machine have been simulating how to close out the final stages of games.

"Given the season we had the last couple of seasons and how similar it was, coming into the season ... is trying to replicate those scenarios out there at training," Soliola said. "That's probably the mindset that we're having at the moment, is how we can close out those games.

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Re: Canberra Raiders on track to turn around close losses

Post by -PJ- » February 8, 2019, 6:41 pm

greeneyed wrote:
February 8, 2019, 5:58 pm
Canberra Raiders on track to turn around close losses

Canberra Raiders prop Sia Soliola revealed the Green Machine have been simulating how to close out the final stages of games.

"Given the season we had the last couple of seasons and how similar it was, coming into the season ... is trying to replicate those scenarios out there at training," Soliola said. "That's probably the mindset that we're having at the moment, is how we can close out those games.

Read more: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/sport/ ... 50vym.html
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Re: Toughest preseason ever 2019

Post by LimeGreenMachine » February 8, 2019, 6:54 pm

Training to close out games. I hope they are training that under fatigue .

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Re: Toughest preseason ever 2019

Post by edwahu » February 8, 2019, 6:56 pm

Close losses are a thing of the past.

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Re: Toughest preseason ever 2019

Post by -PJ- » February 8, 2019, 6:58 pm

Apparently..

Well we're on track which is great.
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Re: Toughest preseason ever 2019

Post by sprintman » February 8, 2019, 7:25 pm

How’s Sutton going? Not much news so far

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Re: Toughest preseason ever 2019

Post by -PJ- » February 8, 2019, 7:28 pm

sprintman wrote:
February 8, 2019, 7:25 pm
How’s Sutton going? Not much news so far
He's on track as well.
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Re: Toughest preseason ever 2019

Post by gergreg » February 8, 2019, 9:09 pm

Ricky's analysed our pre-seasons more closely than anybody else in the game and has solved the riddle that he has previously said didn't know how to fix.

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Re: Toughest preseason ever 2019

Post by RTW » February 9, 2019, 6:30 am

-PJ- wrote:
sprintman wrote:
February 8, 2019, 7:25 pm
How’s Sutton going? Not much news so far
He's on track as well.
On the bike track?


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Re: Toughest preseason ever 2019

Post by greeneyed » February 13, 2019, 9:01 am

Video: Jordan Rapana takes part in NRL Road to Regions: Riverina, South-West: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2019/02 ... outh-west/
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Re: Toughest preseason ever 2019

Post by bonehead » February 13, 2019, 11:14 am

rapana looks well advanced in his rehab

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Re: Toughest preseason ever 2019

Post by greeneyed » February 13, 2019, 8:07 pm

Canberra Raiders English NRL recruits impress

Canberra co-captain Josh Hodgson says fellow English internationals John Bateman and Ryan Sutton have already lifted training standards at the Raiders.

"They've both played a lot of games for England, won grand finals over there, so they know what it takes to win big games and what it takes in the lead-up during the week," Hodgson said. "I've been really impressed with the attitude of all the boys at the club. I've seen a big difference in the place during the pre-season.

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Re: Toughest preseason ever 2019

Post by greeneyed » February 15, 2019, 10:02 am

Training Gallery: Pre-Season Week 14: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2019/02 ... n-week-14/
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Re: Toughest preseason ever 2019

Post by bonehead » February 15, 2019, 11:27 am

excellent having names back on pics

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Re: Toughest preseason ever 2019

Post by -PJ- » February 15, 2019, 3:25 pm

It sure helps...
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