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Re: Looking ahead to 2020

Post by zim » November 20, 2019, 7:58 pm

-PJ- wrote:
November 20, 2019, 4:22 pm
That's pretty sloppy from zim..
Preseason fat camp for me it seems.

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Re: Toughest preseason ever 2020

Post by Lui_Bon » November 20, 2019, 11:58 pm

who is this Lachlan Lewis? Is it the previous one recycled, or some other poor bloke with the same name?
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Re: Toughest preseason ever 2020

Post by greeneyed » November 21, 2019, 12:23 am

Played with the Raiders in Jersey Flegg last year.
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Re: Looking ahead to 2020

Post by gergreg » November 21, 2019, 7:09 am

Botman wrote:
zim wrote:
November 19, 2019, 2:37 pm
It's nice that our only burning issue is already settled.

1. CNK
6. Wighton
7. G Williams
9. Hodgson

That's a great spine.
If all things go to plan, George Williams will be a willing and smart defender, even if he's not as stout as Sezer was, his added creativity, along with CNK taking the next necessary steps in his development as ball player in the fullback role and Wighton's continued evolution... Then this team has the class in the spine, the strike power in the backs and tough, mobile forward pack to win a comp next year.

Combine that with Souths losing Sam Burgess, Roosters losing Cooper Cronk and the potential that Cam Smith retiring and other departures... i mean those teams aren't going anywhere in terms of being good, tough teams... But at this point you'd have to say on paper they'll all be some varying degrees of not being as good as they were this year, where as we should expect to be better.

Raiders fans should be excited about what 2020 could hold for us.
Plenty of people tipping Cowboys for the 8, but I think Green lost the dressing room 2 years ago. Broncos have some talented young players, annual favourable draw and special treatment but unless they get rid of Darius they're toast... is McCullough also still there?
We have every right to be excited but the old "battered" Raiders fan syndrome kicks in.

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Re: Toughest preseason ever 2020

Post by zim » November 21, 2019, 9:03 am

McCullough is still there.
Souths with their current squad could drop a number of spots. They've lost Surgess, Sutton and Gurgess. They've got a very average pack. They need to make a quality (maybe 2) forward signing to have a crack at the 4.

8. Turgess
9. Cook
10. Knight
11. Lowe
12. Su’A
13. Murray

15. Nicholls
16. Sironen
17. Tatola

Parra is not known for their consistency but they are looking great on paper for next year with the addition of Matterson and RCG. I'm expecting them in the 4.

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Re: Toughest preseason ever 2020

Post by edwahu » November 21, 2019, 11:30 am

There is a squad update here

https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2019/11 ... nrl-squad/

Main addition is Semi Valemi to the first grade squad and Hingano hanging around on a development contract.

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Interesting about Hingano

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Re: Toughest preseason ever 2020

Post by bonehead » November 21, 2019, 12:16 pm

Valemei at least looks physically capable

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Re: Toughest preseason ever 2020

Post by edwahu » November 21, 2019, 1:05 pm

I really missed an opportunity to post that news as a topic titled "Raiders sign Semi".

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Re: Toughest preseason ever 2020

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edwahu wrote:
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I really missed an opportunity to post that news as a topic titled "Raiders sign Semi".
Thats GE level click bait
Dont delete this GE

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Toughest preseason ever 2020

Post by Ronny P » November 21, 2019, 7:48 pm

edwahu wrote:I really missed an opportunity to post that news as a topic titled "Raiders sign Semi".
Valemi is a gun. Raiders must of went into panic mode when he was potentially heading to Melbourne.


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Re: Toughest preseason ever 2020

Post by greeneyed » November 27, 2019, 6:54 am

Boom rookies and rising stars: The player who could be a breakout star with your NRL club in 2020

RAIDERS – Harley Smith-Shields

Last season’s Jersey Flegg Player of the Year has scored 18 tries in 28 games over the last two seasons in the under 20s and made strides in the NSW Cup. The 20-year-old local junior will be looking to make his first grade debut in 2020, either at centre or on the wing.

Read more: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-pr ... 95714181cf
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Re: Toughest preseason ever 2020

Post by zim » November 27, 2019, 9:14 am

With how we've re-signed (especially if Scott comes) he's going to get a good year to develop. Won't do him any harm. 2021 could see things open up a lot. Leilua, Kris and Oldfield could all move on.

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Post by greeneyed » November 27, 2019, 10:54 am

He and Valemei are why we don’t need to sign any more outside backs once we have Scott on board.
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Post by Cranky Old Man » November 27, 2019, 3:31 pm

My mate within the Raiders camp reckons that HSS is the most professional player he has ever seen come through the Raiders. He says he doesn't know precisely what Cronk went through pre game, but he doubts it was any more focussed than the way HSS prepares. He reckons the guy is totally obsessed with succeeding.

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Re: Toughest preseason ever 2020

Post by gergreg » November 27, 2019, 7:49 pm

simo wrote:
edwahu wrote:
November 21, 2019, 1:05 pm
I really missed an opportunity to post that news as a topic titled "Raiders sign Semi".
Thats GE level click bait
How about 'Mulholland EDIT for excited Raiders fans''.

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Re: Toughest preseason ever 2020

Post by greeneyed » November 28, 2019, 4:36 pm

The fire is lit within Canberra Raiders young gun Hudson Young

Hudson Young is determined to learn from his mistakes after watching a grand final from the grandstand.

"At the back end of the year it was really tough to watch the boys play in a grand final and those big games, those big games are the ones you dream of playing in. To miss the grand final was heartbreaking, but it also lit a fire in my stomach that will probably drive me for the rest of my career," he said in Wagga today.

Read more: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/ ... /?cs=14239
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Re: Toughest preseason ever 2020

Post by greeneyed » November 29, 2019, 4:20 pm

GALLERY: Canberra Raiders ramp up pre-season: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2019/11 ... re-season/
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Re: Toughest preseason ever 2020

Post by bonehead » November 29, 2019, 4:46 pm

Subloo looks fairly rangy.

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Re: Toughest preseason ever 2020

Post by greeneyed » December 3, 2019, 4:28 pm

NRL pressure gauge: The players who have to step up at your club in the 2020 season

CANBERRA RAIDERS

George Williams

Not many teams change a halves pairing that gets them to a grand final, but Canberra have done just that with Aiden Sezer heading to England and Williams coming in the opposite direction.

He possesses a brilliant short kicking game and isn’t afraid to get stuck in, but he’ll be under pressure to prove he is as good as, if not better than, Sezer.

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Re: Toughest preseason ever 2020

Post by afgtnk » December 3, 2019, 8:26 pm

Given he last played on 16 November, would it be safe to say that George won't be starting pre-season until after the new year?

Definitely not ideal prep if so, would've been great to get the whole off-season before he starts NRL. His conditioning will be the most important aspect of making a successful transition IMO.

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Re: Toughest preseason ever 2020

Post by bonehead » December 4, 2019, 6:17 am

you'd imagine 2 Dad's has given him a regime the same as when Whitehead joined

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Post by Neeeegz » December 4, 2019, 7:45 am

George Williams is still on holidays, uae or saudi arabia by the looks of his Instagram, won't be here before the new year I'd say.

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Re: Toughest preseason ever 2020

Post by zim » December 5, 2019, 10:57 am

2020 NRL trial dates: Pre-season schedule locked in

The full list of 2020 NRL trials has been locked in, with premiers Sydney Roosters to face English Super League Champions St Helens in the 2020 World Club Challenge and a number of regional venues to host matches.

The return of the NRL Nines in Perth, the All Stars game on the Gold Coast and the first trial featuring NRL teams in Papua New Guinea are other features on the schedule.

February 29: Bulldogs v Raiders, Port Macquarie, 7pm

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/10/25/202 ... t-moresby/
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Re: Toughest preseason ever 2020

Post by zim » December 5, 2019, 10:58 am

Looks like we are set for only 1 trial? I'd assume there's an opposed session later on too. Something to do with our late finish perhaps.

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Post by The Nickman » December 5, 2019, 11:12 am

zim wrote:
December 5, 2019, 10:58 am
Looks like we are set for only 1 trial? I'd assume there's an opposed session later on too. Something to do with our late finish perhaps.
Only one trial is a good idea, they want to be fresh for finals football in September.
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Re: Toughest preseason ever 2020

Post by Seiffert82 » December 5, 2019, 1:07 pm

Hmmm, time will tell.

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Post by zim » December 5, 2019, 1:09 pm

We've got the 9s back again this year as well. Nothing prepares you for round 1 like the 9s.

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Post by Seiffert82 » December 5, 2019, 1:27 pm

Yeah, I'd love for our first string boys to have a couple of short hitouts to sharpen up the attack.

You're right, the 9's almost set your preparation back a bit. Oh well, all good.

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Post by The Nickman » December 5, 2019, 1:40 pm

Seiffert82 wrote:
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Hmmm, time will tell.
Hmmm, borderline dubby there, but I'll let it slide.
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Post by zim » December 6, 2019, 10:57 am

Gallery: Squad sweat it out at Mt Stromlo

The Raiders NRL squad were put to the test as they completed a number of time trials at Mt Stromlo in hot conditions. Brought to you by HART Sport.

Gallery: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2019/12 ... t-stromlo/

Video: NRL squad sweat it out at Mt Stromlo: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2019/12 ... t-stromlo/

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Post by bonehead » December 6, 2019, 11:44 am

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Post by greeneyed » December 9, 2019, 4:38 pm

The Canberra Raiders have opted against shifting their NRL pre-season training schedule, instead deciding to train through the smoke haze as they look to avenge grand final heartbreak.

Read more: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/ ... /?cs=14239
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Re: Toughest preseason ever 2020

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You'll destroy your panty hose with that attitude.

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