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SydneyRaider

SydneyRaider

Canberra Raiders vs Melbourne Storm

Friday 8th February, Simonds Stadium, Geelong, 6:30pm

Canberra Raiders vs Mounties and Wyong

Saturday 16th February, Cook Park, Mt Pritchard, 6:30pm.

Canberra Raiders vs Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs

Saturday 23rd February, Goulburn Workers Arena, 7:00pm 
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SydneyRaider

SydneyRaider

Canberra Raiders vs Melbourne Storm

Friday 8th February, Simonds Stadium, Geelong, 6:30pm

Canberra Raiders vs Mounties and Wyong

Saturday 16th February, Cook Park, Mt Pritchard, 6:30pm.

Canberra Raiders vs Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs

Saturday 23rd February, Goulburn Workers Arena, 7:00pm 
SydneyRaider

SydneyRaider

Raiders name team for Storm trial

The Canberra Raiders have named a 24 man squad for their opening trial match of the 2013 season against the Melbourne Storm at Simonds Stadium on Friday night.
With the highest representation in Saturday’s All-Stars match in Brisbane the Raiders have named a number of rookies to take on the Storm for their first hit out at NRL level.
Established NRL stars such as Josh Dugan, Jarrod Croker, Dane Tilse and Josh Papalii will be among the players to take on the Storm, however Shaun Fensom is a late withdrawal from the team after he sustained a minor ankle injury at training last week.
Regular NRL players Terry Campese, Brett White, Tom Learoyd-Lahrs and Glen Buttriss are also unavailable through injury.

CANBERRA RAIDERS V MELBOURNE STORM
SIMONDS STADIUM, FRIDAY FEBRUARY 8, 6.30PM
Shaun BERRIGAN
Shannon BOYD
Mitch CORNISH
Jarrod CROKER
Mitch CRONIN
Josh DUGAN
Sandor EARL
Joel EDWARDS
Haydon HODGE
Scott JONES
Jarrad KENNEDY
Edrick LEE
Sam MATAORA
Josh McCRONE
Matt McILWRICK
Anthony MILFORD
Mark NICHOLLS
Josh PAPALII
Dimitri PELO
Joe PICKER
Sami SAUILUMA
Dane TILSE
Paul VAUGHAN
Sam WILLIAMS
COACH: DAVID FURNER

INJURY WARD
BRETT WHITE (Knee)
TERRY CAMPESE (Knee)
GLEN BUTTRISS (Ankle)
SHANNON BOYD (knee)
TOM LEAROYD-LAHRS (hamstring)

http://www.raiders.com.au/news-display/Raiders-name-team-for-Storm-Trial/67902 
MrChook

MrChook

Not happy that I'm working for the Raiders v Wyong trial. Would've like to have seen that.

(cough, cough) feeling a bit of a flu slowly coming on.;) 
SydneyRaider

SydneyRaider

http://www.nrl.com/?nvId=519865

McCrone and Croker ahead of tomorrow's trial. 
SydneyRaider

SydneyRaider

RAIDERS v STORM
SIMONDS STADIUM, 6.30PM
CANBERRA RAIDERS
1 Josh Dugan
2 Edrick Lee
3 Jarrod Croker
4 Sandor Earl
5 Dimitri Pelo
6 Josh McCrone
7 Sam Williams
8 Mark Nicholls
9 Mitch Cornish
10 Shannon Boyd
11 Joe Picker
12 Jarrad Kennedy
13 Matt McIlwrick
14 Mitch Cronin
15 Shaun Berrigan
16 Josh Papalii
17 Dane Tilse
18 Sam Sauiluma
19 Sam Mataora
20 Anthony Milford
21 Joel Edwards
22 Haydon Hodge
23 Scott Jones
24 Paul Vaughan
COACH: DAVID FURNER

MELBOURNE STORM
1 Ben Hampton
2 Matt Duffie
3 Maurice Blair
4 Junior Sa’u
5 Mahe Fonua
6 Gareth Widdop
7 Brett Finch
8 Jesse Bromwich
9 Slade Griffin
10 Bryan Norrie
11 Kevin Proctor
12 Ryan Hoffman
13 Ryan Hinchcliffe
14 Junior Moors
15 Young Tonumaipea
16 Jason Ryles
17 Siosaia Vave
18 Tohu Harris
19 Lagi Setu
20 Kurt Mann
21 Jordan McLean
22 Tim Glasby
23 Richard Kennar
COACH: Craig Bellamy 
professional

professional

That is a pretty stacked Canberra team. I get a feeling that Melbourne is in for a flogging. 
SydneyRaider

SydneyRaider

Storm's forward pack is NRL standard so I'm not so sure :P Should be a close match 
SydneyRaider

SydneyRaider

Seems you were right Seņor, Raiders win 40-8. Crowd of 4500 
professional

professional

Damn, should've put money on it.

Did Milford and Cornish get much of a run in the halves? 
SydneyRaider

SydneyRaider

Reading that Milford played quite well, not sure about Cornish though. 
professional

professional

I'm very bitter that I couldn't go down and watch that game. Only a 45 minute drive and I'd get to watch Milford, Cornish, McIlwrick and Boyd all in the flesh for the first time. :****: 
SydneyRaider

SydneyRaider

Official squad

CANBERRA RAIDERS V WYONG/MOUNTIES
COOK PARK, MT PRITCHARD, SATURDAY FEBRUARY 16, 6.30PM

Matt ALLWOOD
Shaun BERRIGAN
Shannon BOYD
Mitch CORNISH
Mitch CRONIN
Josh DUGAN
Sandor EARL
Joel EDWARDS
Shaun FENSOM
Blake FERGUSON
Jake FOSTER
Jeremy HAWKINS
Haydon HODGE
Scott JONES
Jarrad KENNEDY
Tom LEAROYD-LAHRS
Edrick LEE
Sam MATAORA
Josh McCRONE
Matt McILWRICK
Anthony MILFORD
Mark NICHOLLS
Josh PAPALII
Dimitri PELO
Joe PICKER
Michael PICKER
Reece ROBINSON
Sami SAUILUMA
David SHILLINGTON
Dane TILSE
Paul VAUGHAN
Brett WHITE
Sam WILLIAMS

COACH: DAVID FURNER 
SydneyRaider

SydneyRaider

Over 30 players will take the field tonight across the two shortened games.
All stars to re-join squad.
McCrone and Williams combination to be worked on tonight.
McCrone won't be playing hooker. 
SydneyRaider

SydneyRaider

Half-time in the trial against Wyong and the Raiders lead 12-0. Tries to Edrick Lee and Jake Foster. 
SydneyRaider

SydneyRaider

Raiders win first trial 28-0.

Earl 2
Lee
Foster
Allwood

Dugan 3/4
Milford 1/1 
SydneyRaider

SydneyRaider

Full time in Mounties trial.. Raiders win 12-8. 
MrChook

MrChook

http://www.raiders.com.au/news-display/Raiders%20win%2040-8%20after%20120%20minutes%20of%20football/68444
The Canberra Raiders have triumphed 40-8 after 120 minutes of rugby league with many of the club’s emerging stars receiving some valuable game time.
The trial was played in four thirty minute quarters with the Raiders playing NSW Cup side Wyong Roos in the first half and Mounties in the second.
In what is to be their first year in the NSW Cup, the Wyong Roos showed plenty of heart in the opening half although Canberra’s class eventually wore the Roos down as the Green Machine prevailed winners 28-0.
A Sandor Earl double, some bone-crunching defence by new recruit Joel Edwards and the evasive skills of Edrick Lee were features of the first half.
Edrick Lee opened the scoring in the first quarter after Dane Tilse offloaded to Josh McCrone who in turn feed the ball to Lee who touched down on the left edge.
With Jarrod Croker unavailable due to injury, Josh Dugan took over the kicking duties and converted Lee’s try with ease.
Lee would have had his second try soon after had it not been for some terrific cover defence from Wyong. Reece Robinson picked up a loose ball and burst away down field before finding Lee who races 50 odd metres before being taken out over the sideline just inches from the try line.
This Raiders didn’t let this setback affect them though as their intensity in defence forced a turnover deep within enemy territory.
McCrone capitalised, taking the line on and sending Indigenous All Star Jake Foster away for Canberra’s second try. Dugan again converted to end the first quarter 12-0 in favour of the Green Machine.
‘Dorguson’ struck gold in the second quarter after Blake Ferguson attracted enough defenders before brilliantly flicking the ball to Earl who did well to plant the ball down amidst a host of cover defenders.
Earl picked up his second soon after when he latched onto a well-placed Sam Williams cross-field kick. Dugan converted.
Coach David Furner then went onto rest some of his more established stars which paved the way for Matthew Allwood to score the Raiders’ final try after a terrific bust by centre Sami Sauiluma.
The final two quarters saw Furner give the majority of game time to the club’s up and coming stars as well as sending representative front rower Brett White onto the field for the first time since round 5 last year.
Fellow front rower Paul Vaughan opened the scoring for the Green Machine against Mounties after Mitch Cornish brilliantly feigned outside before finding the NSW Residents representative on the inside.
Cornish’s halves partner Anthony Milford converted.
Mounties proved worthy adversaries for the inexperienced Raiders side and hit back through Michael Bani. The home side then hit the lead 8-6 after a try to centre Wayne Dargan.
Both sides then traded blows until fullback Haydon Hodge scythed through the Mounties defensive line before finding Anthony Milford in support. Milford then converted his own try to wrap up the win for Canberra.
Whilst the game welcomed the return of Brett White from injury, Jeremy Hawkins was not so lucky. The young outside back has torn his hamstring and will be out for 6-8 weeks. Matt McIlwrick also had a rib complaint but will be available for selection next week against the Bulldogs at Goulburn Workers Arena. 
MrChook

MrChook

28 blot sounds bad but for a team that has been basically thrown together over the offseason in their 2nd ever hit out against a full strength NRL side - I'll take it every time. 
MrChook

MrChook

By the sound of it Edrick Lee was a real handful, one to keep an eye on this year. 
professional

professional

Bani! 
MrChook

MrChook

:lol: Cannon fodder I tells ya.:lol: 
SydneyRaider

SydneyRaider

He is a handful but I don't think he will start the year in the side. Few players in front of him. 
SydneyRaider

SydneyRaider

Canberra have named their strongest possible squad for their final trial match against Canterbury on Saturday night in Goulburn, with only a handful of players unavailable through injury.

Raiders Coach David Furner has named a squad of 24 for the trial, with Shaun Fensom and Joel Thompson included after being rested from last week's match against Wyong/Mounties.

Josh Dugan will be rested from the match on Saturday night in Goulburn after he picked up a slight ankle sprain in last weekend's trial, but he's expected to be 100 per cent fit for the season opener against the Panthers.

Jack Wighton will also miss the trial match this weekend after he sustained a fracture to his hand at training in the All-Stars match, but like Dugan he is expected to be available for selection for the start of the season proper.

CANBERRA RAIDERS V CANTERBURY BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS
GOULBURN WORKERS ARENA, GOULBURN, SATURDAY FEBRUARY 23, 7.00PM

Shaun BERRIGAN
Sandor EARL
Joel EDWARDS
Shaun FENSOM
Blake FERGUSON
Jake FOSTER
Haydon HODGE
Jarrad KENNEDY
Tom LEAROYD-LAHRS
Edrick LEE
Josh McCRONE
Matt McILWRICK
Mark NICHOLLS
Josh PAPALII
Dimitri PELO
Joe PICKER
Michael PICKER
Reece ROBINSON
David SHILLINGTON
Joel THOMPSON
Dane TILSE
Paul VAUGHAN
Brett WHITE
Sam WILLIAMS

COACH: DAVID FURNER

INJURY WARD

GLEN BUTTRISS (Ankle) Indefinite
TERRY CAMPESE (Knee) Indefinite
JARROD CROKER (Knee) Round 1-3
HAYDEN CROCKETT (Knee) Season
JACK WIGHTON (Hand) Round 1 
SydneyRaider

SydneyRaider

Sandor's hairstyle is strange :lol: 
SydneyRaider

SydneyRaider

The Canberra Raiders have remained undefeated throughout their three trials after disposing of last year’s Grand Finalists, Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, 22-18 tonight at Goulburn Workers Arena.
The match was played in miserable wet conditions however the crowd of 5000 plus passionate rugby league fans certainly got their money’s worth in a fiercely contested trial.
The Raiders’ victory was on the back of a superb second half after being down by two at halftime, with five-eighth Josh McCrone and halfback Sam Williams directing proceedings with class and precision.
The opening stanza was plagued by several handling errors as both sides adjusted to the wet conditions.
Canterbury adjusted the quicker of the two sides and opened the scoring in the ninth minute when Josh Reynolds sent a long ball out to Sam Perrett who ducked and weaved his way over the try line. Krisnan Inu then did particularly well to slot the conversion from close to the sideline.
Perrett nearly had his second a few minutes later although Ben Barba’s pass was ruled forward.
A terrific shot in defence by Jake Foster then proved the catalyst for the Raiders’ reply. Foster’s hit forced the ball loose giving possession to the Green Machine.
From there, Sandor Earl was able to bat back a well-placed McCrone kick into the waiting arms of his centre partner Blake Ferguson who scored in the 33rd minute.
The conversion attempt went astray and the Bulldogs went into the break at 6-4.
Similar to the first half, the Bulldogs again opened the scoring in the second half Josh Morris latched onto a Kris Keating cross-field bomb to score. Inu converted to take Canterbury’s lead to 12-4.
After being one of the Raiders’ best in the first half, Blake Ferguson had several bouts of misfortune in the second. The first was sliding head first into the fence after attempting to ground the ball for a try. This left the talented centre fairly groggy and contributed to his substitution moments later.
The Raiders didn’t let Ferguson’s absence distract them from the task at hand though as McCrone brilliantly orchestrated the side’s next try.
Exuding superb vision, McCrone took the ball to the line, propped and then sailed a beautifully weighted kick into the thankful arms of Dimitri Pelo who scored in the 59th minute.
Four minutes later, big Tom Learoyd-Lahrs levelled scores after he crashed through the Bulldogs forwards to score from close range.
Ferguson’s replacement, former Australian Schoolboy representative Haydon Hodge then made a brilliant individual break before sending his winger, Sandor Earl, away for the match winning try.
Hodge and Earl combined shortly after when the pair cleaned up a Williams cross-field kick and sent Jarrad Kennedy over to seal the result for the Green Machine despite a late consolation try to the Bulldogs.
The 22-18 victory means that the Raiders have defeated both of last year’s Grand Finalists and leaves them full of confidence heading into round one against the Penrith Panthers.

http://www.raiders.com.au/news-display/Raiders-remain-undefeated-throughout-trials/68849

3/3 in the pre-season :D 

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