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30 Years - 30 Defining Moments

In honour of the 30 season anniversary of the Green Machine, The Greenhouse ran a series of three polls to determine the top 30 defining moments in the history of the Canberra Raiders. Here are the top moments in order:

1. Grand Final full time, 1989

The greatest ever Grand Final, and the first premiership for the Canberra Raiders. The joy amongst the team and in the national capital has not been equalled before or since. The incredible winning streak meant the Raiders were the first team from fourth or fifth to win the premiership, and the first team from outside Sydney to take the crown. Tears from Mal Meninga. "I can't believe it. This is the greatest ever thing that has happened to me in football. Unbelieveable... Beats playing for Australia, beats playing for Queensland, this is what it's all about, winning the Grand Final."

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2. Back to back premierships, 1990

The Canberra Raiders finished minor premiers and grand finalists in all three grades in 1990. After losing to Penrith in the first week of the finals, the Raiders take revenge in the Grand Final. Matthew Wood runs 55m to score the decisive try, and the Raiders ran out winners 18-14.

3. A dominant third premiership, 1994

The Raiders had the 1994 Grand Final won from the kickoff. Paul Osborne, a late call up for a suspended John Lomax, produced some brilliant offloads to set up the first two tries. It was a dominant and comprehensive victory over the Bulldogs, 36-12.

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4. Meninga joins the Raiders, 1986

Mal Meninga was the first marquee signing for Canberra, and to this day remains the greatest of all Raiders. Meninga's signing was instrumental in attracting other players to the club, and was the start of the rise of the club to a powerhouse.

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5. First Grand Final, 1987

After just six seasons, the Canberra Raiders made their first grand final, after a fairytale run through the finals. The Green Machine went down to Manly 18-8, but the brilliant attacking football played by the Raiders in the finals campaign had the nation's capital under a spell.

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1987 Grand Final Day highlights

6. Canberra Raiders admitted to the competition, 1982

The Raiders played their first match against South Sydney on 27 February at Redfern Oval (losing 37-7), and their first home match at Seiffert Oval against Wests (losing 33-4). Canberra won just four games in its first season, but was on the path to glory.

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7. Finals run and record crowd, 2010

The Raiders stormed into an unlikely finals berth in 2010, having to win nine from the last 10 matches to qualify. A win at Penrith earned the young Raiders a home final. Canberra fell in love all over again with the Raiders, with a record 26,476 fans at Canberra Stadium. The Raiders could not quite get there, losing by just two points, 26-24, but Canberra proved they were a genuine premiership threat.


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8. Steve Jackson try, 1989 Grand Final

With the Raiders leading by a point in extra time, Andy Currier fumbles a kick and Mal Meninga pounces. He passes to "no name" replacement forward Steve Jackson, 25 metres from the line. He somehow pushed off defender after defender, and crashed over. "He's there! Try! Try! Steve Jackson reached out and scored what will win the premiership for the Canberra Raiders! I didn't think there was any way he was going to make that. But he did. What strength! What power! What a Grand Final! What a premiership!" - Ian Maurice.

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9. Daley's final home game, 2000

The Raiders put on a massive performance for their retiring captain in July 2000, running out winners over the Roosters 40-12. There were 23,603 fans to see Laurie Daley walk off the field under a rainbow, along with David Furner and Brett Mullins, also playing their last home game. The trio had one more match at Canberra Stadium, a quarter final against Penrith, but this is the match that everyone remembers most.

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10. Meninga’s Grand Final try, 1994

The 1994 Grand Final was Mal Meninga’s final game on Australian soil, and he scored one of the most famous tries in Raiders’ history. The great man intercepted a Jason Smith pass, and charged to the try line, scoring under the posts. He turned and pumped his fist in the air, a moment now immortalised in bronze at Canberra Stadium.

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11. Canberra Raiders first victory, 1982

The Raiders recorded their first ever win at Seiffert Oval against the Newtown Jets, 12-11. The Jets had played in the 1981 Grand Final, and for the struggling, infant club and the Seiffert crowd, it was like winning a Grand Final.

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12. John Ferguson Grand Final try, 1989

One minute and 31 seconds left on the clock in regular time and the Raiders trail the Tigers 14-8. Chris O'Sullivan signals for the bomb at dummy half, and he hoists it high. Laurie Daley bats the ball back to Ferguson, who typically steps his way through the Balmain defence, taking what would appear the most difficult path to the try line, scoring close to the posts. Mal Meninga's conversion sends the match into extra time, for the most dramatic end to any Grand Final.

13. Meninga's final home game, 1994

What was then a record crowd of 25,253 turned out for Mal Meninga's final home game at home. The Raiders ran out winners 40-22, but the biggest surprise came after the game, when the western grandstand was named in the legendary centre's honour.

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14. Raiders golden point NYC premiership, 2008

The Raiders ran out winners over the Brisbane Broncos in the inagural National Youth Competition, with a spectacular golden point try in extra time. The match was deadlocked 24 all, before Michael Picker kicked ahead on the fifth tackle, sending Jarrod Croker away, with Jarrad Kennedy backing up for the try. The 28-24 victory was seen as a portent of things to come, with a rich crop of juniors laying the platform for the Raiders of the future.


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15. Opening of Bruce Stadium, 1990

The Raiders moved to the redeveloped Bruce Stadium the year after the miracle 1989 Grand Final victory. The farewell match at Seiffert Oval in 1989 produced a 16-6 win, but few expected Canberra could go on to take the title. The new premiers returned to Canberra in 1990, playing St George in the opening game of the season on a Friday night in front of a then record crowd of 22,527. As fireworks blazed on full time, the Raiders had run out victors 26-10.

16. Wiki’s final games, 2004

Ruben Wiki gave 12 seasons to the Canberra Raiders, and left a much loved figure for the New Zealand Warriors at the end of 2004. His final home game in Canberra was an emotional one, a 62-22 victory ensuring the Raiders would make the top eight. But Wiki suffered severe ankle ligament damage in the first half, and he was forced to hobble around the field on his lap of honour, tears streaming down his face. Thought to be no chance of backing up for the finals match against the Roosters the next week, Wiki bravely turned up with his ankle in a plastic cast. It was to no avail, with the Raiders knocked out, 38-12.

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17. Croker courageously plays on, 2001

Jason Croker played the entire second half with a torn cruciate ligament in one knee and strained ankle ligaments in his other leg, in a famous come from behind victory over the Roosters in June 2001. Canberra trailed 22-10 at half time and there were no replacements left, so Croker played on - and the Raiders scored 22 unanswered points in the second half. Croker retired in 2006, and with 318 games in green to his credit, he remains the most capped Raider ever.

18. Finals run, 1987

Canberra made the semi finals for the first time in 1987, and despite losing the first match in the finals series against the Roosters, the Raiders left a trail of destruction in subsequent matches on the way to the Grand Final. The 46-12 finals victory over Souths will long be remembered for the repeated kicks to, and repeated fumbles from, Rabbitohs winger Steve Mavin. Then Mal Meninga returned from a broken arm – along with huge protective arm guard - for the preliminary final against the Roosters. The enduring memory of 32-24 victory was Mal Meninga trampling over the top of Easts forward, David Trewhella, on the way to the try line, leaving Trewhella sick and sorry on the ground.

19. Finals run, 1989

After finishing equal fifth with two other teams, but fourth on percentage, the Raiders went on a rampage of attacking football in the 1989 finals. The Green Machine swept aside the Sharks, Panthers and then the minor premiers, the Rabbitohs, on their way to the grand final. They swept along the Canberra public with the winning streak, creating green fever in the national capital.

20. Mullins miracle try, 1995

After the 1994 premiership, the Raiders powered on in 1995, just missing the minor premiership at season's end. Canberra sounded a warning to the rest of the competition when they thrashed the Broncos 26-0 in round eight. A huge crowd of 23,740 was left gasping, when Brett Mullins chipped and chased twice to score his legendary "miracle try" under the posts. It was the first time since 1991 that the Brisbane Broncos had been kept scoreless.



21. Raiders' club championship, 1990

The Raiders achieved a clean sweep in 1990, winning the minor premiership in all three grades, firsts, reserves and President's Cup - and the club's first - and, to date, only - club championship. The Green Machine also featured in every match on Grand Final day and came very close to a clean sweep of premierships - winning in first grade and President's Cup, but controversially losing to the Broncos in reserve grade in extra time. This pinnacle has not been matched in club history.

22. Fourth Grand Final, 1991

The Raiders’ season was turbulent off field, with the club on a financial precipice and a large potential salary cap breach only fixed by the players taking pay cuts. Still, the Raiders forced their way against the odds to the 1991 Grand Final, the club’s third in a row. But a Penrith victory, 19-12, meant it would not be back to back to back.



23. Raiders first shot at the finals, 1984

Canberra finished equal fifth with South Sydney at the end of the regular season in 1984. A Tuesday night playoff for a finals spot at the SCG saw the Raiders bow out (losing 23-4), but Canberra had proved they were a genuinely competitive team.

24. Clyde's two Churchill Medals, 1989 and 1991

Three Raiders have won Clive Churchill Medals for the best player of the Grand Final - Ricky Stuart (1990) and David Furner (1994) being the two others. But Brad Clyde has picked up the Medal twice - once as an up and coming youngster in 1989 and, after missing the 1990 decider through injury, again in 1991. Clyde's barnstorming runs were a feature of both games, but it was not enough in 1991, with the medal a consolation in the losing Grand Final.

25. Record win over Eels, 1993

The Raiders produced a 68-0 victory over the Eels in the final round of the 1993 season, the biggest margin over any team to this day. The Raiders scored 12 tries, David Furner kicked 10 goals. The Raiders were surely on the road to another premiership, after a massive rebuilding process. But half Ricky Stuart broke his leg and dislocated his ankle, and the Raiders could not recover the loss of its dominant playmaker. The Raiders went out backwards in the finals.

26. Stuart's medal winning season, 1993

In 1993 Ricky Stuart took out both the Dally M Player of the Year and the Rothmans Medal for Best and Fairest, due recognition for a stellar season - and despite suffering a season ending leg injury in the second last round at Canberra Stadium. He was the third player to achieve the Rothmans Medal-Dally M double. Stuart also collected Dally M Halfback of the Year and the Dally M Players' Player award.

27. Daley's Dally M win, 1995

Laurie Daley took out the Dally M Player of the Year in 1995, with one of his best ever seasons. Controversially overlooked for representative duties, with the ARL overlooking players associated with Superleague, Daley produced brilliant football week after week, and finished well in front in the count. Daley also took out the Dally M Five eighth of the Year and the Rugby League Week Player of the Year.

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28. Furner's pointscoring record, 2000

In round three, 2000, David Furner kicked four goals in the 16-12 victory over the Melbourne Storm at Bruce, pushing him past the all time pointscoring record for a forward. Bernie Purcell's record of 1152 points had stood for 40 years. Furner went on to score 1218 points for the Raiders and he remains the highest pointscorer in Raiders history today.

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29. Raiders smash Penrith, 2008

A highlight of the Raiders run at the 2008 finals – which followed the dramas of the departure from the club of Todd Carney and the resignation of coach Neil Henry – was the record 74-12 victory over Penrith. It was 38-12 at half time, and by match end, the Raiders had scored 13 tries. It was Canberra’s highest score ever and for Penrith it was the most points conceded in history. Terry Campese scored four tries and 10 goals, and could have joined Mal Meninga in the record books for the most number of points in a game – but the last conversion goal attempt was unwittingly given to rookie Marc Herbert, as reward for his outstanding performance.

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30. Final home match for Croker, Woolford and Schifcofske, 2006

The end of 2006 saw the departure of a host of experienced players, not least of all Jason Croker. Croker left the Raiders for France, as the most capped Raider ever, with 318 games. Clinton Schifcofske, Simon Woolford - both captains of the club - Adam Mogg, Jason Smith and Michael Hodgson also played their final home game alongside Croker. The Melbourne Storm spoiled the party, running out winners 22-18 in front of more than 21,000. The Raiders had two further matches in the season, but lost in Week 1 of the finals to the Bulldogs at Stadium Australia.

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Great list of events in Raiders history. Good read cheers GE
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Awesome stuff but i find it hard to see how the 2010 run to the finals made it in there (especially at no7).

If this poll was done in a year or two there is no way that could or would make it imo
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Kyle 89 wrote:Awesome stuff but i find it hard to see how the 2010 run to the finals made it in there (especially at no7).

If this poll was done in a year or two there is no way that could or would make it imo
I tend to agree, but I do rationalise it in my mind on the basis that it was a record crowd at Canberra Stadium, and the public response to the Raiders has not been seen since the mid 1990s, in my view.
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Kyle 89 wrote:Awesome stuff but i find it hard to see how the 2010 run to the finals made it in there (especially at no7).

If this poll was done in a year or two there is no way that could or would make it imo
if we go on to win a premiereship in the next few years I'd expect 2010 to be remembered as the defining year in our turn around, the juniors coming of age as well as Furner
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So we've called the final poll... and I've followed the guideline that tied moments get selected in chronological order... except for the 30th, where I've cast the casting vote. These are the moments that missed, the most popular being Raiders upset the premiers, 1983; Superleague kicks off, 1997; and the Raiders snow game, 2000. Poll 3 shows the order in which the other moments finished:

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We've added some extra video highlights and photos where we could find them, for the final lists.

The moments that missed

Raiders upset the premiers, 1983

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The Raiders worst defeat, to this day, was at the hands of Parramatta in 1982, a 54-3 drubbing. The Eels came to Seiffert Oval in 1983 as premiers, and would go on to win the Grand Final again that year. But Canberra produced a resolute 8-0 win, full of character. “Eels humbled by discards” was the headline in Sydney’s Telegraph.

Meninga breaks his arm, 1987

A defining moment in the career of Mal Meninga and for the Raiders. A wet afternoon at Seiffert Oval, Canberra V Manly. Attempting to tackle Cliff Lyons, Meninga slid into the goal posts. The crowd went silent, and he walked off that day with his arm cradled in his green jumper. He'd break the arm three more times, but his resilience and determination meant he would come back from it all, to become the greatest ever Raider, one of the centres of the century, and one of the greatest ever Kangaroos.

Final home game at Seiffert, 1989

It was a controversial move in the eyes of many, but the Raiders decided to shift from Seiffert Oval, Queanbeyan at the end of 1989, to the larger Bruce Stadium, specifically re-developed for the Green Machine. Just weeks before, a record Seiffert crowd of more than 18,000 saw the Raiders take on the Broncos. The emotional final home game was played against the Illawarra Steelers in wet, muddy conditions, and after a struggle in the first half the Raiders eventually ran out 16-6 winners. But even more emotion was to come in 1989 as the Raiders swept all before them in the finals.

Lance smashes Roach, Grand Final, 1989

A long remembered moment in the 1989 decider. Dean Lance, captain until midway through the 1989 season, led from the front when he took on Balmain's best prop, Steve "Blocker" Roach. He stopped the huge man dead, a ball and all crunching tackle, lifting the spirits of the Green Machine. "I don't think I realised the significance it would have. I don't think the tackle hurt either of us, but I remember everyone saying how good it was for the team. Balmain had started to get on a bit of a roll and it turned the game a bit" Lance said. The look on Roach's face when he stood belied the claim the tackle had not hurt.

Challenge Cup victory, 1990

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The mid-week knockout Cup was replaced with a pre-season Challenge in 1990, and after victories over the Steelers at Parkes, the Tigers at Goulburn, and the Bears at Parramatta, Canberra faced off against Penrith - their ultimate challenger on Grand Final day. The Raiders collected the $200,000 prize at Parramatta Stadium, with a 12-2 victory - dominating the play and the ruthless defence not conceding a try. Brilliant tries to Paul Martin and Laurie Daley capped off the night for the Green Machine.

Record breaking rout over the Roosters, 1990

The Raiders bulldozed the Roosters at Bruce Stadium 66-4, with Mal Meninga scoring a record five tries and 38 points – a try and point scoring record that still stands today. At one point, Paul Vautin shouted at his team mates: “Has Meninga got spiders on him or something?”

Record winning streak, 1989-90

This record winning streak of 11 premiership games saw the Raiders undefeated from July 30, 1989 to March 25, 1990. It included the nine victories in a row that Canberra needed to take the 1989 crown. But it did not include the four matches of the 1990 pre-season Challenge - meaning Canberra had not lost on Australian soil for 15 games in a row in total. The only loss in the period came in the World Club Challenge in England against Widnes, following the 1989 Grand Final. The streak came to an end in the round three match at Bruce Stadium, when the Bulldogs held Canberra tryless, winning 6-2.

Coyne bags four in a final, 1991

A four try haul for workhorse second rower Gary Coyne was a highlight of the Raiders' desperate finals run in 1991. It was an unlikely record for a finals match. "When I scored my fourth try we were all just bloody astounded I'd gone over four times. It's something that will always be with me" Coyne said. The fourth try was a cunning tap move from Mal Meninga, who feigned a penalty goal attempt, but then took the quick tap. "Mal and I were the only ones who knew what was going on, and everybody else, including our guys, thought we were going to take the two points... But there I was again going over for the try. Manly were just blowing up, they got conned a big one on that play." It was a 34-26 win for the Green Machine.

A second Challenge Cup victory, 1993



After a comprehensive rebuilding of the club, the Raiders were back winning silverware in 1993. It started with victory in the Challenge final at Dubbo against the Western Suburbs Magpies. Canberra were in brilliant form, and raced to an 18-2 margin after 26 minutes. But with Ricky Stuart leaving the field injured at the 25 minute mark, the Magpies made a huge comeback - and levelled the match at 18 all early in the second half. A penalty goal to David Furner and a late field goal to Laurie Daley sealed the 21-18 win.

Mullins scores four, 1994



Brett Mullins scored four tries in Newcastle in 1994, in a 52-16 win for the Raiders over the Knights. At the end of the match, he'd scored 11 tries in 14 days, with three against the Sharks and four against the Rabbitohs in the previous two rounds. The first two tries against the Knights were memorable length of the field efforts.

Record winning streak II, 1994-95

The Raiders equalled their previous winning streak of 11 premiership games in 1994-95 - and it has not been bettered since. It started with the Preliminary Final win over the Bears on September 18, included the 1994 Grand Final and lasted until May 7, 1995. It ended in dramatic fashion when the Sea Eagles defeated Canberra 16-8 at Bruce Stadium in front of a crowd of 24,781. It also brought to an end a 25 game run of wins at home for the Green Machine. The Raiders would ultimately be beaten to the minor premiership by the Sea Eagles, but only on differential, with both teams finishing on 40 competition points. The loss to the Sea Eagles was also just one of three for the whole season, but the final one to the Dogs would cost Canberra another shot at a Grand Final.

Superleague kicks off, 1997

One of the most controversial parts of Australian rugby league history, the top echelon of clubs were left split in 1997, with the Raiders aligning with the Superleague competition. The long anticipated Grand Final clash between the Broncos and Raiders did not eventuate, however, with the Raiders falling to Cronulla twice in the finals. The public rejection of the split saw the two competitions re-united in 1998 under the National Rugby League.

The Mac Attack, 1998

The Raiders delivered a record come from behind win in 1998 under desperate circumstances, and did it largely without Ricky Stuart, Laurie Daley and Brad Clyde. Stuart was out with recurring migraines, Daley left the field early with a hamstring strain, and Clyde left the field for a period with concussion. Manly blasted to a 20-2 lead after 25 minutes, but Canberra gradually clawed its way back into the game. A young halves pairing of Andrew McFadden and Mark McLinden - with a handful of top grade games between them – took control. An exciting second half saw the scores deadlocked at 20-20 with just a minute to go. A kick from Manly forward Nik Kosef deflected off Brad Clyde, and the 18 year old McLinden scooped up the ball and produced an electric 50 metre run down the sideline for the winning try on the bell. The “Mac Attack” was born.

Raiders snow game, 2000

The only NRL game to have ever been played in snow, the Raiders ran out winners over the Wests Tigers in a thrilling match, 24-22. The trainers ran out with hot water in the water bottles, the players warmed up at half time under hand driers, and the crowd of 7384 were let into the grandstand for free and given a pie and coffee.

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Heartbreaking loss to Warriors, 2003

One of the most gripping ever finals matches, the Raiders went down to the Warriors in front of 30,000 fans at the Sydney Football Stadium by just one point, 17-16. With the score tied at 16 all for much of the second half, a dropped ball from Jason Bulgarelli cost the Raiders an almost certain try with just minutes to go. A Stacey Jones field goal followed, and put an end to an unexpected and a brave season from the Raiders.

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Premier League premiers, 2003

The Raiders rampaged through the 2003 NSW Premier League season, losing only three games and scoring 901 points. Canberra dominated the St Marys-Penrith Cougars on Grand Final Day, 31-6. Two tries to Phil Graham in four minutes in the first half gave the Raiders a decisive lead, and Graham completed a hat trick in the match just before the full time siren.

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Raiders beat Storm hoodoo, 2009

Canberra had not beaten the Melbourne Storm in seven seasons and were enduring an awful run under new coach David Furner, lurching to a 4-9 win-loss record. Canberra went to a commanding 20-4 lead early in the second half, with the Raiders forwards working over the highly rated Storm pack, and Canberra’s kicking game keeping the Melbourne attack contained. Melbourne came back, but a Bronson Harrison try sealed the match, setting off scenes of jubilation at Canberra Stadium.

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Broncos blitzed, 2009

The Raiders had not travelled well in 2009 and were not expected to make the finals, when the Broncos visited Canberra Stadium in round 21. But the Raiders completely demoralised the Brisbane team, keeping them scoreless in a 56-0 rout - and the result stands just inside Canberra's top five record victories. It was the worst ever defeat for the Broncos. Phil Graham was the star, running in four tries.

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Classic fiery clash with Dragons, 2009

Instantly rated a classic, this fiery clash with the Dragons is remembered for some explosive clashes up front and an explosion of points from the Raiders in the second half. A Josh Miller clash with Michael Weyman encapsulated the ferocity of the contest, with heads knocking together and Weyman dropping to the ground. The Raiders were already out of finals contention, but enthralled the 19,000 strong crowd; the premiership contending Dragons never recovered from the jolt in seson 2009.

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Raiders dominate Dragons, 2010

Another classic match against the Dragons at Canberra Stadium. Canberra showed it had what it took to compete in the 2010 finals with a storming 32-16 win over St George Illawarra, the ultimate premier club. The match started to swing to the Raiders with a superb try from Terry Campese. It was followed later by two devastating long range tries by Josh Dugan and Joe Picker. After the Picker try, the captain took the celebrations to the fence, the players hugging eachother and the fans in jubilation.

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Great list, but probably more of a 30 highlights then defining moments.
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Not a good thing at all but an incredibly defining moment was when Stuart broke his leg. We would have won the comp that year had it not been for that imo.
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Stringer wrote:Not a good thing at all but an incredibly defining moment was when Stuart broke his leg. We would have won the comp that year had it not been for that imo.

Totally agree and the minor premiership was ours until that injury which was so late in the game that we had in the bag.
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Really, the Raiders being admitted into the comp in 1982 is the most defining of all.
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Think Campos injury might need to get a run now
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Considering this is the 30th year, the win against Melbourne may need to be put in on a recount. :D
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One of the great disappointments for mine during the 90's was that there was never a Raiders Broncos grand final.

My alltime favourite game was at Lang Park in 90 or 91, we lost it under controvertial circumstances from memory.

It was the most hyped up club game as most players were origin representatives, imo will never be repeated in club level.

Not sure whether this was the game or not, however late in the game Daley was tackled without the ball chasing a kick in the ingoal. Would have scored the winning try, my recollection was that Raiders were at the other end of the field so might have been in 91.
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Are you sure it was Daley? I thought it was Kerrod tackling Steve Walters... And Paul Hauff picked it the ball up and ran up field, the Broncos scored that set.
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LP Raider wrote:One of the great disappointments for mine during the 90's was that there was never a Raiders Broncos grand final.
A broncos supporting mate of mine have always said the same thing

In the early 90's with 2 teams full of superstars they would of been the greatest of grand finals
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LP Raider wrote:One of the great disappointments for mine during the 90's was that there was never a Raiders Broncos grand final.

My alltime favourite game was at Lang Park in 90 or 91, we lost it under controvertial circumstances from memory.

It was the most hyped up club game as most players were origin representatives, imo will never be repeated in club level.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... 5eJRiEc3hY

Not sure whether this was the game or not, however late in the game Daley was tackled without the ball chasing a kick in the ingoal. Would have scored the winning try, my recollection was that Raiders were at the other end of the field so might have been in 91.
how was it contriversial?
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