Tag: ricky stuart

Coach Stuart calls Raiders win one of their toughest in club’s history

Last week he called his team soft but coach Ricky Stuart labelled the Thursday night win over Canterbury one of the toughest in Canberra’s history after running out 26-10 winners. The Raiders lost Ata Hingango and Michael Oldfield in the first half to concussion before halfback Sam Williams was taken from the field with a […]

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COMMENT: Raiders should punt greedy stars and ask Josh Hodgson what he wants

COMMENT BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis The struggling Canberra Raiders are currently in negotiations with some of their biggest stars but if they play their cards right, they’ll dodge four big bullets. Despite starting this season 0-4 following a lacklustre 2017 campaign, a number of players are holding out for massive contract offers. Blake Austin, Josh […]

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Legends, stars and heroes: Players that never should have left their first loves

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis Some players become ingrained in a club. Whether as captain, the superstar playmaker or because of the blood, sweat and tears they’ve spilt for the team and their fans. Sometimes, for different reasons, those players end up somewhere else.   Steve Rogers Dragons An icon of the Cronulla club, Rogers played […]

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The Glamour Club and Uncle Nick: Where only premierships can save Trent Robinson

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis The late Graham Murray walked into the Sydney City Roosters at the end of 1999 knowing he needed to win chairman Nick Politis a premiership. Murray had found success elsewhere and Politis was hungry for some of that shine to rub off on his club. The former halfback took Illawarra to […]

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Robinson shuts down Stuart with cracker comeback after Roosters loss

Sydney Roosters Coach Trent Robinson has taken a pot shot at Canberra’s Ricky Stuart after the Raiders boss publicly critiscised NRL coaches who complained about players being selected in representative sides. Stuart famously refused to release his players for this year’s City v Country clash. “Ricky recruits this team and he’s built this team to […]

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No off season for Ricky Stuart as Raiders prepare to go one better in 2017

Ricky Stuart is hell bent on making sure his Canberra Raiders continue their amazing 2016 form and it all started almost immediately after their preliminary final loss to the Melbourne Storm. The Raiders almost did the unthinkable and qualify for the grand final but now Stuart and his coaching staff are focused on 2017. Great […]

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10 players who look plain weird in another team’s strip

BY CURTIS WOODWARD Season 2017 is going to be a weird one. Robbie Farah at South Sydney, Benji Marshall at Brisbane, someone else here, someone else there. The National Rugby League stops for no man and if you want to keep your head above water, you have to take whatever you can get. But some […]

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