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The Canberra Raiders are an Australian rugby league football club reigning from the city of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. They compete in Australasia's elite rugby league competition, the NRL (National Rugby League) premiership. The Raiders' current home ground is Canberra Stadium in Bruce, Australian Capital Territory. Previously, the team played home matches at Seiffert Oval in Queanbeyan, New South Wales, with the move to Canberra Stadium taking place in 1990. The official symbol for the Canberra Raiders is the Viking. The Viking, also a mascot at Raiders' games, is known as Victor the Viking.

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Who is the next Nick Cotric for the Canberra Raiders? - The Canberra Times

Canberra Raiders young gun Nick Cotric has taken the NRL by storm in his maiden season, but who will follow in his footsteps from the final batch of Raiders under-20s?

Second-rower Jack Murchie and hooker Erin Clark will both join the Raiders top-30 players on the senior roster for next season, with a few more of their teammates a chance of getting development contracts.

Is Jack Murchie the next Nick Cotric? Is Jack Murchie the next Nick Cotric? Photo: Pencil Pollack

Cotric burst through from last year's under-20s to make the Green Machine's left wing his own after he made his debut in round one against North Queensland and then went on to play every game of the season.

He's already won the Raiders and Rugby League Players Association rookie-of-the-year awards and is the favourite for the NRL gong off the back of his 16-try debut season.

Raiders training 2nd August 2017. Erin Clark Raiders training 2nd August 2017. Erin Clark  Photo: Karleen Minney

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Read more: Who is the next Nick Cotric for the Canberra Raiders? - The Canberra Times

Who is the next Nick Cotric for the Canberra Raiders? - The Canberra Times

Canberra Raiders young gun Nick Cotric has taken the NRL by storm in his maiden season, but who will follow in his footsteps from the final batch of Raiders under-20s?

Second-rower Jack Murchie and hooker Erin Clark will both join the Raiders top-30 players on the senior roster for next season, with a few more of their teammates a chance of getting development contracts.

Is Jack Murchie the next Nick Cotric? Is Jack Murchie the next Nick Cotric? Photo: Pencil Pollack

Cotric burst through from last year's under-20s to make the Green Machine's left wing his own after he made his debut in round one against North Queensland and then went on to play every game of the season.

He's already won the Raiders and Rugby League Players Association rookie-of-the-year awards and is the favourite for the NRL gong off the back of his 16-try debut season.

Raiders training 2nd August 2017. Erin Clark Raiders training 2nd August 2017. Erin Clark  Photo: Karleen Minney

Murchie played...


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Read more: Who is the next Nick Cotric for the Canberra Raiders? - The Canberra Times

Junior Paulo takes out Canberra Raiders' Mal Meninga Medal - The Canberra Times

The scary thing is Junior Paulo's best is yet to come.

While the Canberra Raiders wrecking ball was crowned the 2017 Mel Meninga Medallist on Monday night, Raiders coach Ricky Stuart says the 23-year-old is still on the up.

Junior Paulo is the 2017 Mal Meninga Medal winner. Junior Paulo is the 2017 Mal Meninga Medal winner. Photo: Sitthixay Ditthavong

Paulo polled three votes in the round 25 win over Newcastle to put him one vote ahead of boom rookie Nick Cotric.

Raiders fullback Jack Wighton then picked up three votes against the Storm to cement his spot in the top three of the prestigious player-of-the-year award.

While he narrowly missed out on the top gong after a stunning debut NRL season, Cotric was a clear winner of the Raiders rookie of the year.

Stuart named Canberra's "Mr Versatility" Elliott Whitehead for his coaches award, while the retiring Jeff Lima was named the clubman of the year.

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Read more: Junior Paulo takes out Canberra Raiders' Mal Meninga Medal - The Canberra Times

Canberra Raiders make Tony Wood, aka Victor the Viking, a life member - The Canberra Times

He's spent 35 years putting smiles on the faces of young fans and the Canberra Raiders returned the favour for the man behind the mask of Victor the Viking.

The Raiders made Tony Wood a life member at the Mal Meninga Medal on Monday night, but he has no plans of hanging up the suit and wants to push on for at least another five years.

Tony Wood, aka Raiders mascot Victor the Viking, has been made a life member of the NRL club. Tony Wood, aka Raiders mascot Victor the Viking, has been made a life member of the NRL club. Photo: Jamila Toderas

Mr Wood first became Victor the Viking in 1983 and has more than 600 NRL games behind him since becoming a piece of the furniture at Canberra Stadium.

He was caught totally unawares by the honour, which included a gold ring that only a few select people have - including Raiders legend Mal Meninga.

"For them to recognise me in that is just a beautiful memory. There's no hard work involved in this, you go out there and sweat a bit, but I'm...


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Read more: Canberra Raiders make Tony Wood, aka Victor the Viking, a life member - The Canberra Times

Pain of missing NRL finals fuels Canberra Raiders' Josh Hodgson's World Cup hopes - The Sydney Morning Herald

The pain of missing the NRL finals is fuelling seven Canberra Raiders stars as they hit the training paddock in the lead up to the Word Cup.

Raiders and England hooker Josh Hodgson was crowned the Rest of the World representative player of the year at the Rugby League Players Association awards earlier this week.

Raiders hooker Josh Hodgson will represent England. Raiders hooker Josh Hodgson will represent England.  Photo: Karleen Minney

He says it's always nice to get the recognition but "it would have been a lot nicer if [Canberra] made the finals this year and were making a run of things and still playing".

Hodgson admits he isn't too interested in watching finals football with the Raiders out of the picture and it's fuelling his desire to help England to a shock World Cup win.

Josh Papalii looms as the only Australian representative, with Hodgson and Elliott Whitehead all but locked in for England, while Jordan Rapana and Joe...


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Canberra Raiders assistant coach Dean Pay interviewed for Warrington Wolves job - The Sydney Morning Herald

Canberra Raiders assistant coach Dean Pay is midway through the interview process for the head coaching job for the Warrington Wolves.

Pay met with the Super League club's chief executive Karl Fitzpatrick on Thursday and was one of several coaches Fitzpatrick was meeting during his trip Down Under.

Canberra Raiders assistant coach Dean Pay is being interviewed for the Warrington head coach job. Canberra Raiders assistant coach Dean Pay is being interviewed for the Warrington head coach job. Photo: Tom Logan/Raiders Media

Wolves current coach Tony Smith will step down at the end of the Super League season.

It's not the only job Pay's been linked to, with the former Canterbury Bulldogs and Parramatta forward also the favourite to replace Bulldogs coach Des Hasler - if Canterbury decide to end Hasler's six-year reign.

Pay's been highly successful as the NSW under-20s coach and has been an assistant with the Green Machine in charge of defence since he followed senior coach Ricky...


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Canberra Raiders assistant coach Dean Pay interviewed for ... - The Canberra Times

Canberra Raiders assistant coach Dean Pay is midway through the interview process for the head coaching job for the Warrington Wolves.

Pay met with the Super League club's chief executive Karl Fitzpatrick on Thursday and was one of several coaches Fitzpatrick was meeting during his trip Down Under.

Canberra Raiders assistant coach Dean Pay is being interviewed for the Warrington head coach job. Canberra Raiders assistant coach Dean Pay is being interviewed for the Warrington head coach job. Photo: Tom Logan/Raiders Media

Wolves current coach Tony Smith will step down at the end of the Super League season.

It's not the only job Pay's been linked to, with the former Canterbury Bulldogs and Parramatta forward also the favourite to replace Bulldogs coach Des Hasler - if Canterbury decide to end Hasler's six-year reign.

Pay's been highly successful as the NSW under-20s coach and has been an assistant with the Green Machine in charge of defence since he followed senior coach Ricky...


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Read more: Canberra Raiders assistant coach Dean Pay interviewed for ... - The Canberra Times

Who is the next Nick Cotric for the Canberra Raiders? - The Canberra Times

Canberra Raiders young gun Nick Cotric has taken the NRL by storm in his maiden season, but who will follow in his footsteps from the final batch of Raiders under-20s?

Second-rower Jack Murchie and hooker Erin Clark will both join the Raiders top-30 players on the senior roster for next season, with a few more of their teammates a chance of getting development contracts.

Is Jack Murchie the next Nick Cotric? Is Jack Murchie the next Nick Cotric? Photo: Pencil Pollack

Cotric burst through from last year's under-20s to make the Green Machine's left wing his own after he made his debut in round one against North Queensland and then went on to play every game of the season.

He's already won the Raiders and Rugby League Players Association rookie-of-the-year awards and is the favourite for the NRL gong off the back of his 16-try debut season.

Raiders training 2nd August 2017. Erin Clark Raiders training 2nd August 2017. Erin Clark  Photo: Karleen Minney

Murchie played...


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Read more: Who is the next Nick Cotric for the Canberra Raiders? - The Canberra Times

Who is the next Nick Cotric for the Canberra Raiders? - The Canberra Times

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Canberra Raiders young gun Nick Cotric has taken the NRL by storm in his maiden season, but who will follow in his footsteps from the final batch of Raiders under-20s?

Second-rower Jack Murchie and hooker Erin Clark will both join the Raiders top-30 players on the senior roster for next season, with a few more of their teammates a chance of getting development contracts.

Is Jack Murchie the next Nick Cotric? Is Jack Murchie the next Nick Cotric? Photo: Pencil Pollack

Cotric burst through from last year's under-20s to make the Green Machine's left wing his own after he made his debut in round one against North Queensland and then went on to play every game of the season.

He's already won the Raiders and Rugby League Players Association rookie-of-the-year awards and is the favourite for the NRL gong off the back of his 16-try debut season.

Raiders training 2nd August 2017. Erin Clark Raiders training 2nd August 2017. Erin Clark  Photo: Karleen Minney

Murchie played...


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Read more: Who is the next Nick Cotric for the Canberra Raiders? - The Canberra Times

Who is the next Nick Cotric for the Canberra Raiders? - The Canberra Times

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Canberra Raiders young gun Nick Cotric has taken the NRL by storm in his maiden season, but who will follow in his footsteps from the final batch of Raiders under-20s?

Second-rower Jack Murchie and hooker Erin Clark will both join the Raiders top-30 players on the senior roster for next season, with a few more of their teammates a chance of getting development contracts.

Is Jack Murchie the next Nick Cotric? Is Jack Murchie the next Nick Cotric? Photo: Pencil Pollack

Cotric burst through from last year's under-20s to make the Green Machine's left wing his own after he made his debut in round one against North Queensland and then went on to play every game of the season.

He's already won the Raiders and Rugby League Players Association rookie-of-the-year awards and is the favourite for the NRL gong off the back of his 16-try debut season.

Raiders training 2nd August 2017. Erin Clark Raiders training 2nd August 2017. Erin Clark  Photo: Karleen Minney

Murchie played...


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Read more: Who is the next Nick Cotric for the Canberra Raiders? - The Canberra Times

Canberra Raiders assistant coach Dean Pay interviewed for ... - The Canberra Times

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Canberra Raiders assistant coach Dean Pay is midway through the interview process for the head coaching job for the Warrington Wolves.

Pay met with the Super League club's chief executive Karl Fitzpatrick on Thursday and was one of several coaches Fitzpatrick was meeting during his trip Down Under.

Canberra Raiders assistant coach Dean Pay is being interviewed for the Warrington head coach job. Canberra Raiders assistant coach Dean Pay is being interviewed for the Warrington head coach job. Photo: Tom Logan/Raiders Media

Wolves current coach Tony Smith will step down at the end of the Super League season.

It's not the only job Pay's been linked to, with the former Canterbury Bulldogs and Parramatta forward also the favourite to replace Bulldogs coach Des Hasler - if Canterbury decide to end Hasler's six-year reign.

Pay's been highly successful as the NSW under-20s coach and has been an assistant with the Green Machine in charge of defence since he followed senior coach Ricky...


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Read more: Canberra Raiders assistant coach Dean Pay interviewed for ... - The Canberra Times

Canberra Raiders assistant coach Dean Pay interviewed for ... - The Canberra Times

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Canberra Raiders assistant coach Dean Pay is midway through the interview process for the head coaching job for the Warrington Wolves.

Pay met with the Super League club's chief executive Karl Fitzpatrick on Thursday and was one of several coaches Fitzpatrick was meeting during his trip Down Under.

Canberra Raiders assistant coach Dean Pay is being interviewed for the Warrington head coach job. Canberra Raiders assistant coach Dean Pay is being interviewed for the Warrington head coach job. Photo: Tom Logan/Raiders Media

Wolves current coach Tony Smith will step down at the end of the Super League season.

It's not the only job Pay's been linked to, with the former Canterbury Bulldogs and Parramatta forward also the favourite to replace Bulldogs coach Des Hasler - if Canterbury decide to end Hasler's six-year reign.

Pay's been highly successful as the NSW under-20s coach and has been an assistant with the Green Machine in charge of defence since he followed senior coach Ricky...


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Read more: Canberra Raiders assistant coach Dean Pay interviewed for ... - The Canberra Times

Who is the next Nick Cotric for the Canberra Raiders? - The Canberra Times

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Canberra Raiders young gun Nick Cotric has taken the NRL by storm in his maiden season, but who will follow in his footsteps from the final batch of Raiders under-20s?

Second-rower Jack Murchie and hooker Erin Clark will both join the Raiders top-30 players on the senior roster for next season, with a few more of their teammates a chance of getting development contracts.

Is Jack Murchie the next Nick Cotric? Is Jack Murchie the next Nick Cotric? Photo: Pencil Pollack

Cotric burst through from last year's under-20s to make the Green Machine's left wing his own after he made his debut in round one against North Queensland and then went on to play every game of the season.

He's already won the Raiders and Rugby League Players Association rookie-of-the-year awards and is the favourite for the NRL gong off the back of his 16-try debut season.

Raiders training 2nd August 2017. Erin Clark Raiders training 2nd August 2017. Erin Clark  Photo: Karleen Minney

Murchie played...


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Canberra Raiders young gun Nick Cotric has taken the NRL by storm in his maiden season, but who will follow in his footsteps from the final batch of Raiders under-20s?

Second-rower Jack Murchie and hooker Erin Clark will both join the Raiders top-30 players on the senior roster for next season, with a few more of their teammates a chance of getting development contracts.

Is Jack Murchie the next Nick Cotric? Is Jack Murchie the next Nick Cotric? Photo: Pencil Pollack

Cotric burst through from last year's under-20s to make the Green Machine's left wing his own after he made his debut in round one against North Queensland and then went on to play every game of the season.

He's already won the Raiders and Rugby League Players Association rookie-of-the-year awards and is the favourite for the NRL gong off the back of his 16-try debut season.

Raiders training 2nd August 2017. Erin Clark Raiders training 2nd August 2017. Erin Clark  Photo: Karleen Minney

Murchie played...


Read full article...


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Canberra Raiders young gun Nick Cotric has taken the NRL by storm in his maiden season, but who will follow in his footsteps from the final batch of Raiders under-20s?

Second-rower Jack Murchie and hooker Erin Clark will both join the Raiders top-30 players on the senior roster for next season, with a few more of their teammates a chance of getting development contracts.

Is Jack Murchie the next Nick Cotric? Is Jack Murchie the next Nick Cotric? Photo: Pencil Pollack

Cotric burst through from last year's under-20s to make the Green Machine's left wing his own after he made his debut in round one against North Queensland and then went on to play every game of the season.

He's already won the Raiders and Rugby League Players Association rookie-of-the-year awards and is the favourite for the NRL gong off the back of his 16-try debut season.

Raiders training 2nd August 2017. Erin Clark Raiders training 2nd August 2017. Erin Clark  Photo: Karleen Minney

Murchie played...


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Read more: Who is the next Nick Cotric for the Canberra Raiders? - The Canberra Times

Canberra Raiders assistant coach Dean Pay interviewed for Warrington Wolves job - The Sydney Morning Herald

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Canberra Raiders assistant coach Dean Pay is midway through the interview process for the head coaching job for the Warrington Wolves.

Pay met with the Super League club's chief executive Karl Fitzpatrick on Thursday and was one of several coaches Fitzpatrick was meeting during his trip Down Under.

Canberra Raiders assistant coach Dean Pay is being interviewed for the Warrington head coach job. Canberra Raiders assistant coach Dean Pay is being interviewed for the Warrington head coach job. Photo: Tom Logan/Raiders Media

Wolves current coach Tony Smith will step down at the end of the Super League season.

It's not the only job Pay's been linked to, with the former Canterbury Bulldogs and Parramatta forward also the favourite to replace Bulldogs coach Des Hasler - if Canterbury decide to end Hasler's six-year reign.

Pay's been highly successful as the NSW under-20s coach and has been an assistant with the Green Machine in charge of defence since he followed senior coach Ricky...


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Read more: Canberra Raiders assistant coach Dean Pay interviewed for Warrington Wolves job - The Sydney...

Canberra Raiders assistant coach Dean Pay interviewed for Warrington Wolves job - The Sydney Morning Herald

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Canberra Raiders assistant coach Dean Pay is midway through the interview process for the head coaching job for the Warrington Wolves.

Pay met with the Super League club's chief executive Karl Fitzpatrick on Thursday and was one of several coaches Fitzpatrick was meeting during his trip Down Under.

Canberra Raiders assistant coach Dean Pay is being interviewed for the Warrington head coach job. Canberra Raiders assistant coach Dean Pay is being interviewed for the Warrington head coach job. Photo: Tom Logan/Raiders Media

Wolves current coach Tony Smith will step down at the end of the Super League season.

It's not the only job Pay's been linked to, with the former Canterbury Bulldogs and Parramatta forward also the favourite to replace Bulldogs coach Des Hasler - if Canterbury decide to end Hasler's six-year reign.

Pay's been highly successful as the NSW under-20s coach and has been an assistant with the Green Machine in charge of defence since he followed senior coach Ricky...


Read full article...


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Canberra Raiders assistant coach Dean Pay is midway through the interview process for the head coaching job for the Warrington Wolves.

Pay met with the Super League club's chief executive Karl Fitzpatrick on Thursday and was one of several coaches Fitzpatrick was meeting during his trip Down Under.

Canberra Raiders assistant coach Dean Pay is being interviewed for the Warrington head coach job. Canberra Raiders assistant coach Dean Pay is being interviewed for the Warrington head coach job. Photo: Tom Logan/Raiders Media

Wolves current coach Tony Smith will step down at the end of the Super League season.

It's not the only job Pay's been linked to, with the former Canterbury Bulldogs and Parramatta forward also the favourite to replace Bulldogs coach Des Hasler - if Canterbury decide to end Hasler's six-year reign.

Pay's been highly successful as the NSW under-20s coach and has been an assistant with the Green Machine in charge of defence since he followed senior coach Ricky...


Read full article...


4132227 canberra-raiders-assistant-coach-dean-pay-interviewed-for-warrington-wolves-job-the-sydney-morning-herald

Canberra Raiders assistant coach Dean Pay is midway through the interview process for the head coaching job for the Warrington Wolves.

Pay met with the Super League club's chief executive Karl Fitzpatrick on Thursday and was one of several coaches Fitzpatrick was meeting during his trip Down Under.

Canberra Raiders assistant coach Dean Pay is being interviewed for the Warrington head coach job. Canberra Raiders assistant coach Dean Pay is being interviewed for the Warrington head coach job. Photo: Tom Logan/Raiders Media

Wolves current coach Tony Smith will step down at the end of the Super League season.

It's not the only job Pay's been linked to, with the former Canterbury Bulldogs and Parramatta forward also the favourite to replace Bulldogs coach Des Hasler - if Canterbury decide to end Hasler's six-year reign.

Pay's been highly successful as the NSW under-20s coach and has been an assistant with the Green Machine in charge of defence since he followed senior coach Ricky...


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Read more: Canberra Raiders assistant coach Dean Pay interviewed for Warrington Wolves job - The Sydney...

Canberra Raiders assistant coach Dean Pay interviewed for ... - The Canberra Times

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Canberra Raiders assistant coach Dean Pay is midway through the interview process for the head coaching job for the Warrington Wolves.

Pay met with the Super League club's chief executive Karl Fitzpatrick on Thursday and was one of several coaches Fitzpatrick was meeting during his trip Down Under.

Canberra Raiders assistant coach Dean Pay is being interviewed for the Warrington head coach job. Canberra Raiders assistant coach Dean Pay is being interviewed for the Warrington head coach job. Photo: Tom Logan/Raiders Media

Wolves current coach Tony Smith will step down at the end of the Super League season.

It's not the only job Pay's been linked to, with the former Canterbury Bulldogs and Parramatta forward also the favourite to replace Bulldogs coach Des Hasler - if Canterbury decide to end Hasler's six-year reign.

Pay's been highly successful as the NSW under-20s coach and has been an assistant with the Green Machine in charge of defence since he followed senior coach Ricky...


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Read more: Canberra Raiders assistant coach Dean Pay interviewed for ... - The Canberra Times

Pain of missing NRL finals fuels Canberra Raiders' Josh Hodgson's World Cup hopes - The Sydney Morning Herald

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The pain of missing the NRL finals is fuelling seven Canberra Raiders stars as they hit the training paddock in the lead up to the Word Cup.

Raiders and England hooker Josh Hodgson was crowned the Rest of the World representative player of the year at the Rugby League Players Association awards earlier this week.

Raiders hooker Josh Hodgson will represent England. Raiders hooker Josh Hodgson will represent England.  Photo: Karleen Minney

He says it's always nice to get the recognition but "it would have been a lot nicer if [Canberra] made the finals this year and were making a run of things and still playing".

Hodgson admits he isn't too interested in watching finals football with the Raiders out of the picture and it's fuelling his desire to help England to a shock World Cup win.

Josh Papalii looms as the only Australian representative, with Hodgson and Elliott Whitehead all but locked in for England, while Jordan Rapana and Joe...


Read full article...


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The pain of missing the NRL finals is fuelling seven Canberra Raiders stars as they hit the training paddock in the lead up to the Word Cup.

Raiders and England hooker Josh Hodgson was crowned the Rest of the World representative player of the year at the Rugby League Players Association awards earlier this week.

Raiders hooker Josh Hodgson will represent England. Raiders hooker Josh Hodgson will represent England.  Photo: Karleen Minney

He says it's always nice to get the recognition but "it would have been a lot nicer if [Canberra] made the finals this year and were making a run of things and still playing".

Hodgson admits he isn't too interested in watching finals football with the Raiders out of the picture and it's fuelling his desire to help England to a shock World Cup win.

Josh Papalii looms as the only Australian representative, with Hodgson and Elliott Whitehead all but locked in for England, while Jordan Rapana and Joe...


Read full article...


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The pain of missing the NRL finals is fuelling seven Canberra Raiders stars as they hit the training paddock in the lead up to the Word Cup.

Raiders and England hooker Josh Hodgson was crowned the Rest of the World representative player of the year at the Rugby League Players Association awards earlier this week.

Raiders hooker Josh Hodgson will represent England. Raiders hooker Josh Hodgson will represent England.  Photo: Karleen Minney

He says it's always nice to get the recognition but "it would have been a lot nicer if [Canberra] made the finals this year and were making a run of things and still playing".

Hodgson admits he isn't too interested in watching finals football with the Raiders out of the picture and it's fuelling his desire to help England to a shock World Cup win.

Josh Papalii looms as the only Australian representative, with Hodgson and Elliott Whitehead all but locked in for England, while Jordan Rapana and Joe...


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Read more: Pain of missing NRL finals fuels Canberra Raiders' Josh Hodgson's World Cup hopes - The Sydney...

Canberra Raiders assistant coach Dean Pay interviewed for Warrington Wolves job - The Sydney Morning Herald

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Canberra Raiders assistant coach Dean Pay is midway through the interview process for the head coaching job for the Warrington Wolves.

Pay met with the Super League club's chief executive Karl Fitzpatrick on Thursday and was one of several coaches Fitzpatrick was meeting during his trip Down Under.

Canberra Raiders assistant coach Dean Pay is being interviewed for the Warrington head coach job. Canberra Raiders assistant coach Dean Pay is being interviewed for the Warrington head coach job. Photo: Tom Logan/Raiders Media

Wolves current coach Tony Smith will step down at the end of the Super League season.

It's not the only job Pay's been linked to, with the former Canterbury Bulldogs and Parramatta forward also the favourite to replace Bulldogs coach Des Hasler - if Canterbury decide to end Hasler's six-year reign.

Pay's been highly successful as the NSW under-20s coach and has been an assistant with the Green Machine in charge of defence since he followed senior coach Ricky...


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Read more: Canberra Raiders assistant coach Dean Pay interviewed for Warrington Wolves job - The Sydney...

Pain of missing NRL finals fuels Canberra Raiders' Josh Hodgson's World Cup hopes - The Sydney Morning Herald

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The pain of missing the NRL finals is fuelling seven Canberra Raiders stars as they hit the training paddock in the lead up to the Word Cup.

Raiders and England hooker Josh Hodgson was crowned the Rest of the World representative player of the year at the Rugby League Players Association awards earlier this week.

Raiders hooker Josh Hodgson will represent England. Raiders hooker Josh Hodgson will represent England.  Photo: Karleen Minney

He says it's always nice to get the recognition but "it would have been a lot nicer if [Canberra] made the finals this year and were making a run of things and still playing".

Hodgson admits he isn't too interested in watching finals football with the Raiders out of the picture and it's fuelling his desire to help England to a shock World Cup win.

Josh Papalii looms as the only Australian representative, with Hodgson and Elliott Whitehead all but locked in for England, while Jordan Rapana and Joe...


Read full article...


Read more: Pain of missing NRL finals fuels Canberra Raiders' Josh Hodgson's World Cup hopes - The Sydney...

Canberra Raiders make Tony Wood, aka Victor the Viking, a life member - The Canberra Times

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He's spent 35 years putting smiles on the faces of young fans and the Canberra Raiders returned the favour for the man behind the mask of Victor the Viking.

The Raiders made Tony Wood a life member at the Mal Meninga Medal on Monday night, but he has no plans of hanging up the suit and wants to push on for at least another five years.

Tony Wood, aka Raiders mascot Victor the Viking, has been made a life member of the NRL club. Tony Wood, aka Raiders mascot Victor the Viking, has been made a life member of the NRL club. Photo: Jamila Toderas

Mr Wood first became Victor the Viking in 1983 and has more than 600 NRL games behind him since becoming a piece of the furniture at Canberra Stadium.

He was caught totally unawares by the honour, which included a gold ring that only a few select people have - including Raiders legend Mal Meninga.

"For them to recognise me in that is just a beautiful memory. There's no hard work involved in this, you go out there and sweat a bit, but I'm...


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He's spent 35 years putting smiles on the faces of young fans and the Canberra Raiders returned the favour for the man behind the mask of Victor the Viking.

The Raiders made Tony Wood a life member at the Mal Meninga Medal on Monday night, but he has no plans of hanging up the suit and wants to push on for at least another five years.

Tony Wood, aka Raiders mascot Victor the Viking, has been made a life member of the NRL club. Tony Wood, aka Raiders mascot Victor the Viking, has been made a life member of the NRL club. Photo: Jamila Toderas

Mr Wood first became Victor the Viking in 1983 and has more than 600 NRL games behind him since becoming a piece of the furniture at Canberra Stadium.

He was caught totally unawares by the honour, which included a gold ring that only a few select people have - including Raiders legend Mal Meninga.

"For them to recognise me in that is just a beautiful memory. There's no hard work involved in this, you go out there and sweat a bit, but I'm...


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He's spent 35 years putting smiles on the faces of young fans and the Canberra Raiders returned the favour for the man behind the mask of Victor the Viking.

The Raiders made Tony Wood a life member at the Mal Meninga Medal on Monday night, but he has no plans of hanging up the suit and wants to push on for at least another five years.

Tony Wood, aka Raiders mascot Victor the Viking, has been made a life member of the NRL club. Tony Wood, aka Raiders mascot Victor the Viking, has been made a life member of the NRL club. Photo: Jamila Toderas

Mr Wood first became Victor the Viking in 1983 and has more than 600 NRL games behind him since becoming a piece of the furniture at Canberra Stadium.

He was caught totally unawares by the honour, which included a gold ring that only a few select people have - including Raiders legend Mal Meninga.

"For them to recognise me in that is just a beautiful memory. There's no hard work involved in this, you go out there and sweat a bit, but I'm...


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