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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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Canberra Raiders to follow 18-year-old Nick Cotric's 'back yard footy' approach - The Canberra Times

 Senior Canberra Raiders players say there's plenty to learn from 18-year-old winger Nick Cotric and his 'back yard footy' approach as the Green Machine try snap a four-game losing streak.

Cotric has been a standout in his debut NRL season with 10 tries in 16 games and is a genuine contender to be named the competition's rookie of the year.

Senior Raiders say there is plenty learn from 18-year-old flyer Nick Cotric and his back yard footy approach. Senior Raiders say there is plenty learn from 18-year-old flyer Nick Cotric and his back yard footy approach. Photo: Sitthixay Ditthavong

The born and bred Canberran has been a shining light in an otherwise underwhelming season for the Raiders who look set to miss finals after being touted a pre-season premiership favourite.

Coach Ricky Stuart says it's unfair to expect so much from the Raiders youngest player, but senior teammate Sia Soliola believes the team can benefit in following Cotric's raw approach.

"He's a special kid. I think just the...


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Canberra Raiders' Sia Soliola admits criticism from former teammate Brad Fittler stings - The Canberra Times

Canberra Raiders workhorse Sia Soliola admits criticism from former teammate Brad Fittler stings as the Green Machine search for answers to save their season.

The Raiders have lost four games in a row and sit languished in 12th spot on the NRL ladder with their finals hopes hanging by a thread as they head into the bye.

Queensland legend Billy Moore said the Green Machine has "lacked the control and composure". Queensland legend Billy Moore said the Green Machine has "lacked the control and composure". Photo: AAP

The Green Machine faithful braved sub-zero temperatures at Canberra Stadium during the Raiders loss to the Cowboys last weekend and Soliola praised their loyalty for returning for a fan day on Tuesday.

"This is amazing, it's pretty humbling for us as a playing group, it's just outstanding the support we still receive from the community, especially in this tough time, for the playing group it's really lifting our spirits," Soliola said.

"Sometimes when your backs...


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NRL: Canberra Raiders in talks to extend five-eighth Blake Austin's contract - The Canberra Times

The Canberra Raiders are moving to extend five-eighth Blake Austin's contract, despite the Green Machine's halves coming under fire for how they're leading the team.

Austin's locked in until the end of 2018, but the Raiders have opened talks to keep him in the nation's capital even longer.

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What's gone wrong with the Canberra Raiders' NRL season? - The Canberra Times

It's not about the points the NRL's third-most potent attack is scoring, it's about the points the fifth-worst defence is letting in that's defining the Canberra Raiders' season.

Queensland legend Billy Moore said the Green Machine has "lacked the control and composure" to put the foot on the throat of opponents at key moments this season, which has cost them games.

How do park footy players stack up against Origin stars?

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Gary Belcher says it will take a 'miracle' for Canberra Raiders to win the NRL - The Canberra Times

Even if the Canberra Raiders storm into the NRL finals on the back of an eight-game winning streak, club legend Gary Belcher still thinks it will take a miracle for them to end their premiership drought this year.

The Raiders go into Friday's crucial clash against St George Illawarra at Canberra Stadium sitting 12th on the ladder on the back of a four-game losing streak.

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Canberra Times sport podcast: ACT Brumbies, Canberra Raiders and Tour de France - The Canberra Times

With four players picking up injuries, should the ACT Brumbies risk more and go all out against the Waikato Chiefs in their final home-and-away game of the Super Rugby?

Or should they rest players to get ready for the first week of finals, when they could be up against the Chiefs again - just this time at Canberra Stadium?

Should the Brumbies go all out against the Chiefs? Or rest players for finals? Should the Brumbies go all out against the Chiefs? Or rest players for finals? Photo: Getty Images

The Brumbies let the Queensland Reds run over the top of them in Brisbane on Friday night, denting their confidence, but also leading to injuries to Rory Arnold, Kyle Godwin, Aidan Toua and Chris Alcock - which could rule them out of this weekend's trip to Hamilton.

In the NRL, the Canberra Raiders have had the weekend off with a bye, but return to action at Canberra Stadium in a crucial clash against St George Illawarra on Friday night.

They need to win at least...


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Don Furner wants captain Jarrod Croker to be a Canberra Raider for life - The Canberra Times

Jarrod Croker is the heart and soul of the Green Machine and the Canberra Raiders want to make him a Raider for life.

The Raiders are in talks to lock in their squad beyond 2018, when most of them are contracted until.

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Elliott Whitehead says Canberra Raiders are ready for 'do or die ... - The Canberra Times

The clock is ticking and the Canberra Raiders know they are running out of second chances as they look to snatch an unlikely NRL finals berth.

Raiders second-rower Elliott Whitehead says it's getting close to a do-or-die scenario as the 11th-placed Green Machine stare down the barrel of finals oblivion.

Elliott Whitehead is ready for crunch time. Elliott Whitehead is ready for crunch time.  Photo: Jamila Toderas

But the English international says their dream run to September last year that ended one game short of a grand final is proof of what they are capable of.

The Raiders need to win at least six of their final eight games to have a chance at playing finals football and it's their stunning form of last year that is keeping many pundits from writing them off completely.

It starts with a clash against the St George Illawarra Dragons - who are looking to lock up a top eight spot - on Friday night at Canberra Stadium.

"It is...


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Canberra Raiders Cup: Queanbeyan Blues too strong for Goulburn Workers Bulldogs - The Canberra Times

If it was up to former Canberra Raider Terry Campese, Sundays would still be sacred - at least when it came to the Canberra Raiders Cup.

But it's the Goulburn Workers Bulldogs who will have a bigger case of the Blues when they go to work Monday morning after they went down 46-24 to Queanbeyan at Goulburn on Sunday.

Queanbeyan Blues captain-coach Terry Campese doesn't like Sundays. Queanbeyan Blues captain-coach Terry Campese doesn't like Sundays. Photo: Rohan Thomson

It kept the Blues undefeated and clear at the top of the Canberra Raiders Cup ladder with five rounds to go, while the Bulldogs remain in the logjam vying for fourth spot.

Campese joked he wasn't looking forward to work on Monday morning, preferring to play Saturday's to give himself a day to recover in between.

"It's hard getting up for a Sunday game knowing you've got work tomorrow," he laughed.

The Blues got off to a flying start, scoring three tries in the opening 12 minutes, with...


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Canberra Raiders' Blake Austin dispels rumours of Joey Leilua rift - The Canberra Times

Canberra Raiders five-eighth Blake Austin has ripped into rumours of a Raiders rift and has pledged his commitment to the NRL club.

But the Green Machine playmaker added it was hard to talk about extending contracts when he takes their losing streak personally.

Canberra Raiders five-eighth Blake Austin has rubbished rumours of a rift. Canberra Raiders five-eighth Blake Austin has rubbished rumours of a rift. Photo: Getty Images

The importance of the Raiders' clash against St George Illawarra at Canberra Stadium on Friday night isn't lost on Austin, and he said the squad had been working flat out to try and turn their season around before it's too late.

They've lost their last four games and sit three wins behind the seventh-placed Dragons, but this game gives them a chance to make up ground on one of their main rivals for the top eight.

Rumours of a rift emerged after it appeared Canberra centre Joey Leilua voiced his annoyance at Austin during the loss...


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Canberra Raiders' Sia Soliola admits criticism from former teammate Brad Fittler stings - The Canberra Times

Canberra Raiders workhorse Sia Soliola admits criticism from former teammate Brad Fittler stings as the Green Machine search for answers to save their season.

The Raiders have lost four games in a row and sit languished in 12th spot on the NRL ladder with their finals hopes hanging by a thread as they head into the bye.

Queensland legend Billy Moore said the Green Machine has "lacked the control and composure". Queensland legend Billy Moore said the Green Machine has "lacked the control and composure". Photo: AAP

The Green Machine faithful braved sub-zero temperatures at Canberra Stadium during the Raiders loss to the Cowboys last weekend and Soliola praised their loyalty for returning for a fan day on Tuesday.

"This is amazing, it's pretty humbling for us as a playing group, it's just outstanding the support we still receive from the community, especially in this tough time, for the playing group it's really lifting our spirits," Soliola said.

"Sometimes when your backs...


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Canberra Raiders to follow 18-year-old Nick Cotric's 'back yard footy' approach - The Canberra Times

 Senior Canberra Raiders players say there's plenty to learn from 18-year-old winger Nick Cotric and his 'back yard footy' approach as the Green Machine try snap a four-game losing streak.

Cotric has been a standout in his debut NRL season with 10 tries in 16 games and is a genuine contender to be named the competition's rookie of the year.

Senior Raiders say there is plenty learn from 18-year-old flyer Nick Cotric and his back yard footy approach. Senior Raiders say there is plenty learn from 18-year-old flyer Nick Cotric and his back yard footy approach. Photo: Sitthixay Ditthavong

The born and bred Canberran has been a shining light in an otherwise underwhelming season for the Raiders who look set to miss finals after being touted a pre-season premiership favourite.

Coach Ricky Stuart says it's unfair to expect so much from the Raiders youngest player, but senior teammate Sia Soliola believes the team can benefit in following Cotric's raw approach.

"He's a special kid. I think just the...


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NRL: Canberra Raiders in talks to extend five-eighth Blake Austin's contract - The Canberra Times

The Canberra Raiders are moving to extend five-eighth Blake Austin's contract, despite the Green Machine's halves coming under fire for how they're leading the team.

Austin's locked in until the end of 2018, but the Raiders have opened talks to keep him in the nation's capital even longer.

Hunt deserves selection

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Hunt deserves selection

Hunt deserves selection

Josh Papalii believes that Ben Hunt has more than earned the right to be called up to the Queensland squad for Game III.

Bulldogs snatch cruel victory...


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What's gone wrong with the Canberra Raiders' NRL season? - The Canberra Times

It's not about the points the NRL's third-most potent attack is scoring, it's about the points the fifth-worst defence is letting in that's defining the Canberra Raiders' season.

Queensland legend Billy Moore said the Green Machine has "lacked the control and composure" to put the foot on the throat of opponents at key moments this season, which has cost them games.

Hunt deserves selection

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 04: Ben Hunt, Coen Hess and Valentine Holmes talk tactics during a Queensland Maroons State ...
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BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 04: Ben Hunt, Coen Hess and Valentine Holmes talk tactics during a Queensland Maroons State ...
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Hunt deserves selection

Hunt deserves selection

Josh Papalii believes that Ben Hunt has more than earned the right to be...


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Read more: What's gone wrong with the Canberra Raiders' NRL season? - The Canberra Times
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Gary Belcher says it will take a 'miracle' for Canberra Raiders to win the NRL - The Canberra Times

Even if the Canberra Raiders storm into the NRL finals on the back of an eight-game winning streak, club legend Gary Belcher still thinks it will take a miracle for them to end their premiership drought this year.

The Raiders go into Friday's crucial clash against St George Illawarra at Canberra Stadium sitting 12th on the ladder on the back of a four-game losing streak.

Hunt deserves selection

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 04: Ben Hunt, Coen Hess and Valentine Holmes talk tactics during a Queensland Maroons State ...
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00:35

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 04: Ben Hunt, Coen Hess and Valentine Holmes talk tactics during a Queensland Maroons State ...
Video duration
00:35

Hunt deserves selection

Hunt deserves selection

Josh Papalii believes that Ben Hunt has more than earned the right to be...


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Read more: Gary Belcher says it will take a 'miracle' for Canberra Raiders to win the NRL - The Canberra Times
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Don Furner wants captain Jarrod Croker to be a Canberra Raider for life - The Canberra Times

Jarrod Croker is the heart and soul of the Green Machine and the Canberra Raiders want to make him a Raider for life.

The Raiders are in talks to lock in their squad beyond 2018, when most of them are contracted until.

Hunt deserves selection

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 04: Ben Hunt, Coen Hess and Valentine Holmes talk tactics during a Queensland Maroons State ...
Video duration
00:35

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 04: Ben Hunt, Coen Hess and Valentine Holmes talk tactics during a Queensland Maroons State ...
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00:35

Hunt deserves selection

Hunt deserves selection

Josh Papalii believes that Ben Hunt has more than earned the right to be called up to the Queensland squad for Game III.

Bulldogs snatch cruel victory from Knights

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Read more: Don Furner wants captain Jarrod Croker to be a Canberra Raider for life - The Canberra Times
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Canberra Times sport podcast: ACT Brumbies, Canberra Raiders and Tour de France - The Canberra Times

With four players picking up injuries, should the ACT Brumbies risk more and go all out against the Waikato Chiefs in their final home-and-away game of the Super Rugby?

Or should they rest players to get ready for the first week of finals, when they could be up against the Chiefs again - just this time at Canberra Stadium?

Should the Brumbies go all out against the Chiefs? Or rest players for finals? Should the Brumbies go all out against the Chiefs? Or rest players for finals? Photo: Getty Images

The Brumbies let the Queensland Reds run over the top of them in Brisbane on Friday night, denting their confidence, but also leading to injuries to Rory Arnold, Kyle Godwin, Aidan Toua and Chris Alcock - which could rule them out of this weekend's trip to Hamilton.

In the NRL, the Canberra Raiders have had the weekend off with a bye, but return to action at Canberra Stadium in a crucial clash against St George Illawarra on Friday night.

They need to win at least...


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Read more: Canberra Times sport podcast: ACT Brumbies, Canberra Raiders and Tour de France - The Canberra Times
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Canberra Raiders Cup: Queanbeyan Blues too strong for Goulburn Workers Bulldogs - The Canberra Times

If it was up to former Canberra Raider Terry Campese, Sundays would still be sacred - at least when it came to the Canberra Raiders Cup.

But it's the Goulburn Workers Bulldogs who will have a bigger case of the Blues when they go to work Monday morning after they went down 46-24 to Queanbeyan at Goulburn on Sunday.

Queanbeyan Blues captain-coach Terry Campese doesn't like Sundays. Queanbeyan Blues captain-coach Terry Campese doesn't like Sundays. Photo: Rohan Thomson

It kept the Blues undefeated and clear at the top of the Canberra Raiders Cup ladder with five rounds to go, while the Bulldogs remain in the logjam vying for fourth spot.

Campese joked he wasn't looking forward to work on Monday morning, preferring to play Saturday's to give himself a day to recover in between.

"It's hard getting up for a Sunday game knowing you've got work tomorrow," he laughed.

The Blues got off to a flying start, scoring three tries in the opening 12 minutes, with...


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Read more: Canberra Raiders Cup: Queanbeyan Blues too strong for Goulburn Workers Bulldogs - The Canberra Times
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Elliott Whitehead says Canberra Raiders are ready for 'do or die ... - The Canberra Times

The clock is ticking and the Canberra Raiders know they are running out of second chances as they look to snatch an unlikely NRL finals berth.

Raiders second-rower Elliott Whitehead says it's getting close to a do-or-die scenario as the 11th-placed Green Machine stare down the barrel of finals oblivion.

Elliott Whitehead is ready for crunch time. Elliott Whitehead is ready for crunch time.  Photo: Jamila Toderas

But the English international says their dream run to September last year that ended one game short of a grand final is proof of what they are capable of.

The Raiders need to win at least six of their final eight games to have a chance at playing finals football and it's their stunning form of last year that is keeping many pundits from writing them off completely.

It starts with a clash against the St George Illawarra Dragons - who are looking to lock up a top eight spot - on Friday night at Canberra Stadium.

"It is...


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Read more: Elliott Whitehead says Canberra Raiders are ready for 'do or die ... - The Canberra Times
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Canberra Raiders' Blake Austin dispels rumours of Joey Leilua rift - The Canberra Times

Canberra Raiders five-eighth Blake Austin has ripped into rumours of a Raiders rift and has pledged his commitment to the NRL club.

But the Green Machine playmaker added it was hard to talk about extending contracts when he takes their losing streak personally.

Canberra Raiders five-eighth Blake Austin has rubbished rumours of a rift. Canberra Raiders five-eighth Blake Austin has rubbished rumours of a rift. Photo: Getty Images

The importance of the Raiders' clash against St George Illawarra at Canberra Stadium on Friday night isn't lost on Austin, and he said the squad had been working flat out to try and turn their season around before it's too late.

They've lost their last four games and sit three wins behind the seventh-placed Dragons, but this game gives them a chance to make up ground on one of their main rivals for the top eight.

Rumours of a rift emerged after it appeared Canberra centre Joey Leilua voiced his annoyance at Austin during the loss...


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Read more: Canberra Raiders' Blake Austin dispels rumours of Joey Leilua rift - The Canberra Times
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