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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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NRL: Canberra Raiders sign Tongan hooker Siliva Havili - The Sydney Morning Herald

The Canberra Raiders have signed Tongan international Siliva Havili as they look to fix a hooking crisis.

Havili has joined the Raiders on a one-year deal for the 2018 season as coach Ricky Stuart looks to fill the void left by starting rake Josh Hodgson.

Siliva Havili has signed a one-year contract with the Canberra Raiders. Siliva Havili has signed a one-year contract with the Canberra Raiders. Photo: Sylvia Liber

Hodgson ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in England's World Cup campaign and Adam Clydsdale stunned the club when he announced his retirement aged just 24.

To make things tougher, the Raiders have been trying to offload Kurt Baptiste in a move that would make the club salary cap compliant.

But Havili's signing goes a long way to removing some of the headaches as he prepares to battle with Craig Garvey for the starting hooker role.

Raiders recruitment manager Peter Mulholland says Havili adds much-needed depth to the Green Machine's...


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Read more: NRL: Canberra Raiders sign Tongan hooker Siliva Havili - The Sydney Morning Herald

C3 Church Monash and Canberra Raiders help build a garden for ... - The Canberra Times

The amazing community spirit that we know is the real Canberra has shone brightly again, for a very brave and very ill little girl.

Members of the C3 Church Monash and the Canberra Raiders were among the volunteers undertaking a special project for six-year-old Freyja Christiansen.

Raiders' Nick Cotric, Jarrod Croker, and Aidan Sezer help landscape Freyja Christiansen's garden in Denman Prospect. Raiders' Nick Cotric, Jarrod Croker, and Aidan Sezer help landscape Freyja Christiansen's garden in Denman Prospect. Photo: Sitthixay Ditthavong

The big-hearted workers are creating a new garden for Freyja and her family at their home in Denman Prospect.

Six-year-old Freyja is with her mum Lizzie at the Sydney Children's Hospital for an infection - just another battle for the little girl who has a very rare and life-threatening cancer in her neck, a clear-cell sarcoma.

Raiders' Jordan Rapana helps landscape Freyja Christiansen's garden. Raiders' Jordan Rapana helps landscape Freyja Christiansen's garden.  Photo: Sitthixay Ditthavong

The garden us a surprise for Freyja...


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Read more: C3 Church Monash and Canberra Raiders help build a garden for ... - The Canberra Times

Canberra Raiders prop Shannon Boyd keen to shed kilos for 2018 ... - The Canberra Times

Canberra Raiders prop Shannon Boyd will use his World Cup omission as extra motivation to shed extra kilograms and endurance to his power game next year.

The Raiders big man is hoping to become a lean machine after an extended pre-season as he eyes more quality minutes on the field in 2018.

Shannon Boyd at Raiders training on Wednesday. Shannon Boyd at Raiders training on Wednesday. Photo: Sitthixay Ditthavong

Boyd and Junior Paulo form one of the most feared front-row combinations in the NRL when they're at the peak of their powers.

But Boyd said he was too heavy last season to have a sustained impact, adamant he can get back to the sort of form that catapulted him into the Australian team last year.

Boyd was part of Australia's end of year Four Nations tour last year, but time with the Kangaroos meant he returned to the Raiders at 130 kilograms.

He missed the bulk of pre-season training and he struggled to drop weight once...


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Read more: Canberra Raiders prop Shannon Boyd keen to shed kilos for 2018 ... - The Canberra Times

Relief in Canberra as Raiders sign key replacement - Pickle

Ricky Stuart is surely breathing a sigh of relief after the Raiders secured the signature of Salivi Havili.

The Canberra club have one of the best No.9s in the game in Josh Hodgson, however the Englishman went down with an injured knee in his nation’s Rugby League World Cup semi-final win over Tonga.

Following the game it was announced Hodgson had done his anterior cruciate ligament and that “a time frame on his possible return is unknown”.

Complicating matters further for the Green Machine was that they had been shopping backup dummy half Kurt Baptiste around in an effort to move him on from the Nation’s Capital.

Having Havili on board makes the club’s team for round one of 2018 – when they will face the Titans in a match bookmakers Neds rate Canberra $1.58 favourites to win – far clearer, particularly with the Tongan rake having shown himself more than ready for NRL at the World...


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Read more: Relief in Canberra as Raiders sign key replacement - Pickle

Canberra Raiders building partnership with Group 16 and CRL. - South Coast Register

THE Canberra Raiders, which includes current Milton-Ulladulla Bulldogs product Jack Murchie, are looking to build their influence on the Far South Coast. 

With proposed upgrades to Bega and Pambula sporting grounds, Raiders CEO Don Furner will meet with council and Andrew Constance next week to discuss returning NRL exhibition games to the area. 

"We would like to do more in the area," Mr Furner said.

"We'd be working with Group 16 and the Country Rugby League, but could maybe commit to a match every second year."

He said the Raiders had been included as a potential stakeholder in the proposed upgrades to the Bega Recreation Ground, while the club themselves were also looking to expand with a proposed "Centre of Excellence" building. 

Mr Furner said the Raiders were looking to provide even more pathways for rising young players to develop, while building a partnership with regional...


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Read more: Canberra Raiders building partnership with Group 16 and CRL. - South Coast Register

NRL: Canberra Raiders sign Tongan hooker Siliva Havili - The Sydney Morning Herald

The Canberra Raiders have signed Tongan international Siliva Havili as they look to fix a hooking crisis.

Havili has joined the Raiders on a one-year deal for the 2018 season as coach Ricky Stuart looks to fill the void left by starting rake Josh Hodgson.

Siliva Havili has signed a one-year contract with the Canberra Raiders. Siliva Havili has signed a one-year contract with the Canberra Raiders. Photo: Sylvia Liber

Hodgson ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in England's World Cup campaign and Adam Clydsdale stunned the club when he announced his retirement aged just 24.

To make things tougher, the Raiders have been trying to offload Kurt Baptiste in a move that would make the club salary cap compliant.

But Havili's signing goes a long way to removing some of the headaches as he prepares to battle with Craig Garvey for the starting hooker role.

Raiders recruitment manager Peter Mulholland says Havili adds much-needed depth to the Green Machine's...


Read full article on NRL GN CanberraRaiders


Read more: NRL: Canberra Raiders sign Tongan hooker Siliva Havili - The Sydney Morning Herald

C3 Church Monash and Canberra Raiders help build a garden for ... - The Canberra Times

The amazing community spirit that we know is the real Canberra has shone brightly again, for a very brave and very ill little girl.

Members of the C3 Church Monash and the Canberra Raiders were among the volunteers undertaking a special project for six-year-old Freyja Christiansen.

Raiders' Nick Cotric, Jarrod Croker, and Aidan Sezer help landscape Freyja Christiansen's garden in Denman Prospect. Raiders' Nick Cotric, Jarrod Croker, and Aidan Sezer help landscape Freyja Christiansen's garden in Denman Prospect. Photo: Sitthixay Ditthavong

The big-hearted workers are creating a new garden for Freyja and her family at their home in Denman Prospect.

Six-year-old Freyja is with her mum Lizzie at the Sydney Children's Hospital for an infection - just another battle for the little girl who has a very rare and life-threatening cancer in her neck, a clear-cell sarcoma.

Raiders' Jordan Rapana helps landscape Freyja Christiansen's garden. Raiders' Jordan Rapana helps landscape Freyja Christiansen's garden.  Photo: Sitthixay Ditthavong

The garden us a surprise for Freyja...


Read full article on NRL GN CanberraRaiders


Read more: C3 Church Monash and Canberra Raiders help build a garden for ... - The Canberra Times

Relief in Canberra as Raiders sign key replacement - Pickle

Ricky Stuart is surely breathing a sigh of relief after the Raiders secured the signature of Salivi Havili.

The Canberra club have one of the best No.9s in the game in Josh Hodgson, however the Englishman went down with an injured knee in his nation’s Rugby League World Cup semi-final win over Tonga.

Following the game it was announced Hodgson had done his anterior cruciate ligament and that “a time frame on his possible return is unknown”.

Complicating matters further for the Green Machine was that they had been shopping backup dummy half Kurt Baptiste around in an effort to move him on from the Nation’s Capital.

Having Havili on board makes the club’s team for round one of 2018 – when they will face the Titans in a match bookmakers Neds rate Canberra $1.58 favourites to win – far clearer, particularly with the Tongan rake having shown himself more than ready for NRL at the World...


Read full article on NRL GN CanberraRaiders


Read more: Relief in Canberra as Raiders sign key replacement - Pickle

NRL: Canberra Raiders could be salary cap compliant this week as Kurt Baptiste nears move - The Sydney Morning Herald

Kurt Baptiste's future could be locked in by the end of the week in a move that would make the Canberra Raiders salary cap compliant.

Baptiste travelled to Los Angeles on the weekend following the completion of his World Cup commitments with Papua New Guinea but a number of parties are working behind the scenes to secure his future.

Kurt Baptiste looks to be on the way out. Kurt Baptiste looks to be on the way out. Photo: Jay Cronan

Fairfax Media understands it is now a matter of "crossing the t's and dotting the i's" with both the Raiders and Baptiste waiting on another club to tick off on the move.

While a move is not "definite", there is a "fair chance he'll go" as the Green Machine look to alleviate salary cap pressure.

Baptiste is being shopped around with the Raiders still looking for a hooker after first-choice rake Josh Hodgson ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in England's World Cup campaign.

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Read more: NRL: Canberra Raiders could be salary cap compliant this week as Kurt Baptiste nears move - The...

Former Knights hooker Adam Clydsdale will play in the Newcastle competition after exiting the Canberra Raiders. - Newcastle Herald

Former Knights hooker Adam Clydsdale says he won’t be walking away from rugby league altogether despite his shock decision to quit the Canberra Raiders and bring down the curtain on his NRL career.

Little more than a week after the Raiders announced a mutual parting of the ways between player and club so that Clydsdale could “pursue business interests”, the 24-year-old Scone junior said he was open to offers from local clubs after moving back to the area. 

“I just sort of decided that I’d had enough [of the NRL],”Clydsdale told the Newcastle Herald.

“I don’t have any plans yet. I haven’t thought too much about footy but I know when the season comes around, that I’ll be keen to play so I’m open to anything to be honest.”

After joining the Raiders from the Knights in 2016, Clydsdale struggled for regular game-time behind Englishman Josh Hodgson and Kurt Baptiste, featuring in 15 NRL...


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Read more: Former Knights hooker Adam Clydsdale will play in the Newcastle competition after exiting the...

Canberra Raiders delay starting women's team as NRL launches new competition - The Canberra Times

The Canberra Raiders will delay their bid for a team in the inaugural NRL women's competition to ensure they have the appropriate facilities for female athletes.

The NRL will launch a six-team women's season next year as part of a round-robin tournament to run alongside the men's finals series in September and October.

The Raiders will focus on the local women's competition next year and bid for an NRL licence in 2019. The Raiders will focus on the local women's competition next year and bid for an NRL licence in 2019. Photo: Michael Thompson Photography

But the Raiders have already ruled themselves out of contention for a licence in the first season because they don't have room to build another set of change rooms.

The Raiders are hoping to get ACT government approval and funding to build a $19 million high-performance centre in Civic by 2019, which would could be the catalyst to start a women's Green Machine.

The Raiders have been working with the ACT and NSW governments to try to...


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Read more: Canberra Raiders delay starting women's team as NRL launches new competition - The Canberra Times

Former Knights hooker Adam Clydsdale will play in the Newcastle competition after exiting the Canberra Raiders. - Newcastle Herald

Former Knights hooker Adam Clydsdale says he won’t be walking away from rugby league altogether despite his shock decision to quit the Canberra Raiders and bring down the curtain on his NRL career.

Little more than a week after the Raiders announced a mutual parting of the ways between player and club so that Clydsdale could “pursue business interests”, the 24-year-old Scone junior said he was open to offers from local clubs after moving back to the area. 

“I just sort of decided that I’d had enough [of the NRL],”Clydsdale told the Newcastle Herald.

“I don’t have any plans yet. I haven’t thought too much about footy but I know when the season comes around, that I’ll be keen to play so I’m open to anything to be honest.”

After joining the Raiders from the Knights in 2016, Clydsdale struggled for regular game-time behind Englishman Josh Hodgson and Kurt Baptiste, featuring in 15 NRL...


Read full article on NRL GN CanberraRaiders


Read more: Former Knights hooker Adam Clydsdale will play in the Newcastle competition after exiting the...

Canberra Raiders prop Shannon Boyd keen to shed kilos for 2018 ... - The Canberra Times

Canberra Raiders prop Shannon Boyd will use his World Cup omission as extra motivation to shed extra kilograms and endurance to his power game next year.

The Raiders big man is hoping to become a lean machine after an extended pre-season as he eyes more quality minutes on the field in 2018.

Shannon Boyd at Raiders training on Wednesday. Shannon Boyd at Raiders training on Wednesday. Photo: Sitthixay Ditthavong

Boyd and Junior Paulo form one of the most feared front-row combinations in the NRL when they're at the peak of their powers.

But Boyd said he was too heavy last season to have a sustained impact, adamant he can get back to the sort of form that catapulted him into the Australian team last year.

Boyd was part of Australia's end of year Four Nations tour last year, but time with the Kangaroos meant he returned to the Raiders at 130 kilograms.

He missed the bulk of pre-season training and he struggled to drop weight once...


Read full article on NRL GN CanberraRaiders


Read more: Canberra Raiders prop Shannon Boyd keen to shed kilos for 2018 ... - The Canberra Times

NRL: Canberra Raiders could be salary cap compliant this week as Kurt Baptiste nears move - The Sydney Morning Herald

Kurt Baptiste's future could be locked in by the end of the week in a move that would make the Canberra Raiders salary cap compliant.

Baptiste travelled to Los Angeles on the weekend following the completion of his World Cup commitments with Papua New Guinea but a number of parties are working behind the scenes to secure his future.

Kurt Baptiste looks to be on the way out. Kurt Baptiste looks to be on the way out. Photo: Jay Cronan

Fairfax Media understands it is now a matter of "crossing the t's and dotting the i's" with both the Raiders and Baptiste waiting on another club to tick off on the move.

While a move is not "definite", there is a "fair chance he'll go" as the Green Machine look to alleviate salary cap pressure.

Baptiste is being shopped around with the Raiders still looking for a hooker after first-choice rake Josh Hodgson ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in England's World Cup campaign.

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Read full article on NRL GN CanberraRaiders


Read more: NRL: Canberra Raiders could be salary cap compliant this week as Kurt Baptiste nears move - The...

NRL: Canberra Raiders could be salary cap compliant this week as Kurt Baptiste nears move - The Sydney Morning Herald

Kurt Baptiste's future could be locked in by the end of the week in a move that would make the Canberra Raiders salary cap compliant.

Baptiste travelled to Los Angeles on the weekend following the completion of his World Cup commitments with Papua New Guinea but a number of parties are working behind the scenes to secure his future.

Kurt Baptiste looks to be on the way out. Kurt Baptiste looks to be on the way out. Photo: Jay Cronan

Fairfax Media understands it is now a matter of "crossing the t's and dotting the i's" with both the Raiders and Baptiste waiting on another club to tick off on the move.

While a move is not "definite", there is a "fair chance he'll go" as the Green Machine look to alleviate salary cap pressure.

Baptiste is being shopped around with the Raiders still looking for a hooker after first-choice rake Josh Hodgson ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in England's World Cup campaign.

Offloading...


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Read more: NRL: Canberra Raiders could be salary cap compliant this week as Kurt Baptiste nears move - The...

Cullen eyes off full-time contract at Raiders - Gladstone Observer

MOTIVATION: Bill Cullen wants to put his best foot forward in order to score a full-time contract with NRL club the Canberra Raiders.

MOTIVATION: Bill Cullen wants to put his best foot forward in order to score a full-time contract with NRL club the Canberra Raiders. Canberra Raiders

RUGBY LEAGUE: The immediate playing future of Calliope product Bill Cullen rests on his performance during pre-season training with the Canberra Raiders.

Signed by the Raiders in June after two seasons with the CQ Capras, Cullen came close to an NRL call-up during the second half of the season, but had to be content with a starting spot in affiliate NSW Cup team Mounties.

Mounties' season ended on September 3 when the club was knocked out in the first week of the Intrust Super Premiership finals series, with Cullen briefly returning to Gladstone before heading back to the nation's capital on October 1.

Cullen has settled in to Canberra life smoothly and is living with girlfriend Roche while still finding time to wet a line and indulge...


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Read more: Cullen eyes off full-time contract at Raiders - Gladstone Observer

Canberra Raiders delay starting women's team as NRL launches new competition - The Canberra Times

The Canberra Raiders will delay their bid for a team in the inaugural NRL women's competition to ensure they have the appropriate facilities for female athletes.

The NRL will launch a six-team women's season next year as part of a round-robin tournament to run alongside the men's finals series in September and October.

The Raiders will focus on the local women's competition next year and bid for an NRL licence in 2019. The Raiders will focus on the local women's competition next year and bid for an NRL licence in 2019. Photo: Michael Thompson Photography

But the Raiders have already ruled themselves out of contention for a licence in the first season because they don't have room to build another set of change rooms.

The Raiders are hoping to get ACT government approval and funding to build a $19 million high-performance centre in Civic by 2019, which would could be the catalyst to start a women's Green Machine.

The Raiders have been working with the ACT and NSW governments to try to...


Read full article on NRL GN CanberraRaiders


Read more: Canberra Raiders delay starting women's team as NRL launches new competition - The Canberra Times

Canberra Raiders delay starting women's team as NRL launches new competition - The Canberra Times

The Canberra Raiders will delay their bid for a team in the inaugural NRL women's competition to ensure they have the appropriate facilities for female athletes.

The NRL will launch a six-team women's season next year as part of a round-robin tournament to run alongside the men's finals series in September and October.

The Raiders will focus on the local women's competition next year and bid for an NRL licence in 2019. The Raiders will focus on the local women's competition next year and bid for an NRL licence in 2019. Photo: Michael Thompson Photography

But the Raiders have already ruled themselves out of contention for a licence in the first season because they don't have room to build another set of change rooms.

The Raiders are hoping to get ACT government approval and funding to build a $19 million high-performance centre in Civic by 2019, which would could be the catalyst to start a women's Green Machine.

The Raiders have been working with the ACT and NSW governments to try to...


Read full article on NRL GN CanberraRaiders


Read more: Canberra Raiders delay starting women's team as NRL launches new competition - The Canberra Times

Canberra Raiders building partnership with Group 16 and CRL. - South Coast Register

THE Canberra Raiders, which includes current Milton-Ulladulla Bulldogs product Jack Murchie, are looking to build their influence on the Far South Coast. 

With proposed upgrades to Bega and Pambula sporting grounds, Raiders CEO Don Furner will meet with council and Andrew Constance next week to discuss returning NRL exhibition games to the area. 

"We would like to do more in the area," Mr Furner said.

"We'd be working with Group 16 and the Country Rugby League, but could maybe commit to a match every second year."

He said the Raiders had been included as a potential stakeholder in the proposed upgrades to the Bega Recreation Ground, while the club themselves were also looking to expand with a proposed "Centre of Excellence" building. 

Mr Furner said the Raiders were looking to provide even more pathways for rising young players to develop, while building a partnership with regional...


Read full article on NRL GN CanberraRaiders


Read more: Canberra Raiders building partnership with Group 16 and CRL. - South Coast Register

Canberra Raiders prop Shannon Boyd keen to shed kilos for 2018 ... - The Canberra Times

Canberra Raiders prop Shannon Boyd will use his World Cup omission as extra motivation to shed extra kilograms and endurance to his power game next year.

The Raiders big man is hoping to become a lean machine after an extended pre-season as he eyes more quality minutes on the field in 2018.

Shannon Boyd at Raiders training on Wednesday. Shannon Boyd at Raiders training on Wednesday. Photo: Sitthixay Ditthavong

Boyd and Junior Paulo form one of the most feared front-row combinations in the NRL when they're at the peak of their powers.

But Boyd said he was too heavy last season to have a sustained impact, adamant he can get back to the sort of form that catapulted him into the Australian team last year.

Boyd was part of Australia's end of year Four Nations tour last year, but time with the Kangaroos meant he returned to the Raiders at 130 kilograms.

He missed the bulk of pre-season training and he struggled to drop weight once...


Read full article on NRL GN CanberraRaiders


Read more: Canberra Raiders prop Shannon Boyd keen to shed kilos for 2018 ... - The Canberra Times



 

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