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35 Year Canberra Raiders Dream Team

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35 Year Canberra Raiders Dream Team

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To help celebrate the Canberra Raiders 35th season, The Greenhouse will be conducting a series of polls in the off season to determine The Greenhouse 35 Year Dream Team... the best squad of 17 players in the Canberra Raiders history. And the we will determine the best Top 25 squad of all time! These are the results so far:

Fullback

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Gary Belcher

Wingers

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John Ferguson

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Noa Nadruku

Centres

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Mal Meninga

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Jarrod Croker

Five Eighth

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Laurie Daley

Half Back

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Ricky Stuart

Front rowers

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Sam Backo

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Glenn Lazarus

Hooker

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Second rowers

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Josh Papalii

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Ruben Wiki

Lock

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Bradley Clyde

Bench

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John Lomax

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Quentin Pongia

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David Furner

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Josh Hodgson

Coach

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Tim Sheens

Top 25 squad

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Shannon Boyd

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Jason Croker

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Dean Lance

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Alan Tongue

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Terry Campese

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Brett Mullins

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Ken Nagas

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Clinton Schifcofske
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Croker and Papalii 'eh?!
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Outside of Jason Croker not getting a gig I think that's about spot on.
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Dat backrow tho
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No Jason Croker? A bit rough leaving out the most capped player in Raiders history, he was very good too.

John Lomax is there for some reason. Must have been a powerful 65 games. Shannon Boyd has played more games than him already.
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Included in the Top 25.


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I know.
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Walt Flanigan wrote:No Jason Croker? A bit rough leaving out the most capped player in Raiders history, he was very good too.

John Lomax is there for some reason. Must have been a powerful 65 games. Shannon Boyd has played more games than him already.
Lomax was player of the year in our greatest ever team. No way I can leave him out.

Fair call on Croker.
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edwahu wrote:
Walt Flanigan wrote:No Jason Croker? A bit rough leaving out the most capped player in Raiders history, he was very good too.

John Lomax is there for some reason. Must have been a powerful 65 games. Shannon Boyd has played more games than him already.
Lomax was player of the year in our greatest ever team. No way I can leave him out.

Fair call on Croker.
Almost cost us a Grand Final spot with a stupid tackle that got him sent off against Norths. We were just lucky that Larson copped a soft send off. Also lucky that Ozzie stepped up the following week.
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Nothing soft about that Larson send off IMO.
Shocking tackle haha.

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Walt Flanigan wrote:No Jason Croker? A bit rough leaving out the most capped player in Raiders history, he was very good too.

John Lomax is there for some reason. Must have been a powerful 65 games. Shannon Boyd has played more games than him already.
Fair call. I was a mid teen in 94' and Lomax was a solid (nothing special) metre earner and a solid hitter (but a distance away from the Lance, Wiki, Sia zone). he played a very, very good year. But nothing on the year Jordy Raps just had. I'd have Boyd in my team.

If Toots Snrs try scoring record as a back (look at the blokes in that category alone)- finisher, instincts, line breaker-, longevity, success, versatility, hard as nails defence, hands the equal of raved about Whitehead in attack don't get him a go on the bench then I'm crazy.
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No Brett Mullins? Great year in 1994 and played well in 93 and 95. At least a reserve for tiring forwards

I think Rapana is better than Noa. Rapana runs it from our end to make the hard metres

Dean Lance for Ruben for mine.

Gary Coyne does not even get a spot in the top 25?

Another player I thought was unlucky to make the top 25 is Chris O'Sullivan. Extremely underrated but good player in my eyes. Pacy, good kicking game, can kick field goals (i.e. 1989 GF), and good organiser.
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Hong Kong Raider wrote:No Brett Mullins? Great year in 1994 and played well in 93 and 95. At least a reserve for tiring forwards

I think Rapana is better than Noa. Rapana runs it from our end to make the hard metres

Dean Lance for Ruben for mine.

Gary Coyne does not even get a spot in the top 25?

Another player I thought was unlucky to make the top 25 is Chris O'Sullivan. Extremely underrated but good player in my eyes. Pacy, good kicking game, can kick field goals (i.e. 1989 GF), and good organiser.
I agree on Rapana, or at least I expect he would make the team if we had of voted at the end of this year.

You've lost me with Lance for Ruben though. Different class of player.
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Man, the naming of a few of these players hasn't aged well.

Shannon Boyd? Seriously? Who let that through?

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Shannon Boyd and Jarrod Croker 🤦‍♂️
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