Canberra Raiders

No excuses for rueful Raiders

Canberra appeared to run out of energy in the second half as the defending premiers piled on five unanswered tries before Jack Wighton pegged one back in the dying stages.

Ottio eyes Raiders debut in 2017

The 22-year-old Papua New Guinean was a standout in the Intrust Super Premiership last season, scoring 29 tries from just 23 appearances on the right wing to earn a spot in the competition's Team of the Year. 

Unfortunately for the Mounties star, his season came to a premature end after he suffered a serious injury to his right knee in the qualifying final, ruling him out of his side's charge to the ISP grand final. 

Canberra Raiders release forward Jarrad Kennedy

Kennedy played 49 matches for the Raiders since his debut in 2012 and is rumoured to be joining Manly next year. 

He was a member of the Raiders' inaugural NYC team which claimed the 2008 title, with Kennedy scoring the winning try in Golden Point extra time. 

Raiders sign Dunamis Lui

Lui made his NRL debut in 2010 for Brisbane and has played 80 NRL matches for the Broncos, Sea Eagles and Dragons.

The Raiders have also confirmed the signing of forward Makahesi Makatoa from the Bulldogs on a one year deal for the 2017 season.

After finishing the 2016 season training in Canberra with the NRL squad, both Scott Sorenson and Brent Naden will continue with the NRL squad in 2017 and will be joined by Mounties team mate Eddie Aiono.

Leilua added to Kangaroos squad

Boyd and Leilua join Cowboys co-captains Johnathan Thurston and Matt Scott, as well as Michael Morgan and Justin O'Neill, in the train-on squad.

Kangaroos Coach Mal Meninga said he was pleased with the potential for the Four Nations squad based on the Prime Minister's XIII's 58-0 victory over the Papua New Guinea Prime Minister's XIII in Port Moresby last Saturday.

"The squad is taking shape very well," Meninga said.

"I was really pleased with the performance of a number of players in Port Moresby and it enhanced my thoughts on a number of players.

Head-to-Head: Cronk v Sezer

The Storm and Raiders finished first and second respectively on the 2016 Telstra Premiership ladder and now face off with a spot in the NRL Grand Final at stake.

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Raiders bound for Melbourne after Panthers win

The hosts controlled the contest from the get-go with bruising hits in defence, powerful running and an endless supply of offloads to set up a showdown with the Storm in Melbourne next Saturday night.

Things looked good for the Raiders as they raced out to an 18-0 lead before the Panthers showed their fighting spirit to close within six points, only to have their hopes of a comeback cruelled by two late Jarrod Croker penalty goals.

Canberra Raiders dash Wests Tigers' NRL finals hopes with razzle dazzle win

The Green Machine will host Cronulla in the first week of the finals after Hodgson's brilliance from dummy-half engineered the nine-tries-to-two win at Leichhardt Oval on Sunday before 18,634 fans.

However Raiders full-back Jack Wighton faces a nervous wait after being placed on report for a shoulder charge on Joel Edwards.

Canberra led 30-4 at half-time after completely dominating the first half, with Josh Papalii scoring two tries and Joey Leilua throwing the pass of the year - a 'swivel-flick' while running backwards - for a Jordan Rapana four-pointer.

Canberra Raiders stun Melbourne Storm, move to third in NRL ladder

One week after handing Cronulla its first loss since March, the Raiders on Monday night became just the second team in 30 years to beat the competition leaders in back-to-back games.

In front of 15,707 fans at Canberra Stadium, the Raiders claimed arguably their best win for the year with their defence turning the Storm away 51 times inside their own 20m zone.

In contrast, Canberra had just 16 possessions in the opposition red zone.