Canberra Raiders Team
The Canberra Raiders (aka 'Raiders') are a Canberra based Rugby League team.
After a year to forget, Canberra received some welcome news on Friday when outstanding young centre Jack Wighton re-signed with the NRL club until the end of the 2016 season.
NRL officials claim there has been no discussion about Blake Ferguson's possible rugby league return despite the sacked former Canberra star paying a visit to Rugby League Central on Tuesday.
Serial tweeter Josh Dugan has used the social networking site to mock David Shillington after the Canberra prop was fined by the NRL club following comments he made about the Raiders' disastrous season.
Canberra have fined prop David Shillington for breaching the NRL club's media policy, after speaking out about the Raiders' search for a new coach.
David Shillington has revealed senior Canberra players wanted Andrew Dunemann to be given the Raiders coaching job and warned Ricky Stuart he has a huge job on his hands to change the off-field culture at the NRL club.
New Canberra coach Ricky Stuart says his communication with players will be the key factor in eliminating the troubled NRL club's off-field behavioural problems.
Interim Canberra coach Andrew Dunemann has become the first casualty of Ricky Stuart's controversial shift to the Raiders, being told there is no position for him at the NRL club.
Troubled NRL club Canberra have appointed a new chairman after the long serving John McIntyre announced he would stand down from the role at the Raiders' best and fairest awards night on Wednesday.
Sharks coach Shane Flanagan played down Fifita's calf injury after the game, saying he was confident the Blues prop would recover in time to play against the Cowboys on Saturday at Allianz Stadium
Ricky Stuart has refused to confirm he'll remain Parramatta coach next NRL season but says he's had no contact from Canberra about taking over the Raiders in 2014.
Just like newly-elected Prime Minister Tony Abbott, moving to Canberra can't come quick enough for Ricky Stuart after his Parramatta side ended a wretched season on the wrong side of a 54-6 hiding by Newcastle.
Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan has called for the Sharks to display a finals-type attitude in their last-round NRL clash with the strife-torn Raiders in Canberra on Sunday.
CANBERRA'S NRL SEASON OF TORMENT
Canberra won't stand in the way of Blake Ferguson being picked up by another NRL club in 2014 after he became the third high-profile star to be sacked by the club in recent seasons.
Canberra have called a press conference for Friday afternoon where it is expected they will announce the sacking of NSW Origin representative Blake Ferguson.
Teams named for round 26 of the NRL (all times local):
Senior Canberra players David Shillington and Josh McCrone have called on the club to appoint a head coach who will stamp out the off-field misbehaviour that derailed their 2013 NRL campaign, while throwing their support behind interim coach Andrew Dunemann.
Canberra Raiders Team Details
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