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PostPosted: September 5, 2017, 6:20 pm
Wipere Takitimu signs with Canberra Raiders Under 20s team

17-year-old Wipere Takitimu is the newest rookie to sign with the Canberra Raiders U20 team. Te Kāea caught up with the Manukura student at the National Secondary School Rugby League tournament.

"I'm very lucky and excited to have signed with Canberra for the next three years. Ever since I was a boy, they've been my dream team," says Takitimu.

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PostPosted: September 5, 2017, 6:26 pm
2018 general?

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PostPosted: September 5, 2017, 6:28 pm
Hey guys sorry but isn't under 20's getting punted next year??

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PostPosted: September 5, 2017, 6:34 pm
The Raiders will sign Under 20s players, and play them in Mounties Under 20s team.
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PostPosted: September 7, 2017, 9:59 pm
Out of the 33 that played NYC this year, only 15 or thereabouts will likely be returning.

Hopefully some bolters will emerge from the trials.
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PostPosted: September 27, 2017, 9:35 am
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Parkes Rugby league prodigy, Darby Medlyn has capped off an incredible 2017, signing with the @RaidersCanberra. #9News

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PostPosted: September 28, 2017, 6:46 pm
Darby will be U20's.
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PostPosted: October 6, 2017, 3:34 am
Darby Medlyn signs with Canberra Raiders on two year deal

Parkes Spacemen young rugby league star, Darby Medlyn has signed a contract with the Canberra Raiders for the next two seasons. The Raiders wanted him to play in their SG Ball side this season, but he decided to stay at home and play in the Western Rams and most importantly turn out for the mighty Spaceman.

Darby will finish off his HSC at Red Bend Catholic College in Forbes before commencing training in Canberra the first week in November.

Read more: http://www.parkeschampionpost.com.au/st ... -a-raider/
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PostPosted: October 13, 2017, 12:11 pm
HM and SG Ball summer squads should be released soon-ish.
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PostPosted: October 16, 2017, 8:01 pm
Looks like Komiti Tuilagi has extended with the Raiders... an U20s contract by the looks...

Congratulations Komiti Polevia Tuilagi on signing an extension with the Canberra Raiders keeping him at the club until the end of 2018.

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PostPosted: October 17, 2017, 10:24 am
He's a wing / centre for anyone interested:

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PostPosted: October 20, 2017, 9:34 am
ALX22 wrote:HM and SG Ball summer squads should be released soon-ish.


Thanks ALX22... Next week now!

Canberra Raiders junior representative teams announced next Thursday

The Canberra Raiders would like to advise that the Harold Matthews and SG Ball Cup Squads will now be announced on Thursday 26 October.

In an effort to better facilitate and work in with the Country Rugby League trial process we have decided to allow players to trial for both pathways before making any squad announcements. We would encourage all eligible players who are not already contracted to the Canberra Raiders to attend the Monaro and Riverina trials. When the Monaro and Riverina trial process is concluded we will announce the Junior Representative pre-season squads. We understand this will be done by mid next week.

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PostPosted: October 20, 2017, 2:45 pm
Good thinking from all stakeholders.
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PostPosted: October 20, 2017, 2:51 pm
Does look like a sensible idea.
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PostPosted: October 25, 2017, 7:19 pm
Good luck to all for tomorrow's naming of the squads.
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PostPosted: October 26, 2017, 4:12 pm
Canberra Raiders name squads for 2018 junior representatives season

The Canberra Raiders have named their pre-Christmas squads for the 2018 Junior representative season.

Squads have been named for SG Ball, Harold Matthews Cup and Tarsha Gale Cup teams. There will be some players named in an Under 17 Canberra Raiders Development Squad, those people will be advised by e-mail with details attached.

SG BALL
Aiden Gaffey
Angus Marshall
Ben Nanesa
Brodie Tracey
Charlie Woolford
Christian Moss
Harley Smith Shields
Jacob Church
Jacob Sturt
Jeremiah Simbiken
Joe Roberts
John Veloudos
Jordan Little
Jordan Martin
Jordan Williams
Kristian Jensen
Lachlan Eveston
Louis Jang
Matt Dragesic
Matt Fellows
Mitch Atkinson
Solomone Kaufusi
Tyler Peters
Ziggie Vincent
Tauranga Bramley
Kali Tsini
Tevita Lepolo
Tremayne Chatfield
Matt Timoko
Teri Taia
Jarrett Subloo
Regan McClennan
Imm Tagaloamatua
Nick Tilberg
Kalani Hand
James Antonio
Kade McDonald

HAROLD MATTHEWS
Harry Alder
Drew Bevan
Llewylin Boyle
Connor Bush
Thomas Carey
Aiden Connell
Willie Delamere
Joseph Delle
Caleb Des Smet
Harry Fitzpatrick
Thomas Gaffey
Wilson Hamblin
Joshua Knight
Bailey Lanham
Tonga Lotefia
Menker Lowah
Bryce Magnone
Liam Moon
Ethan Newham
Jackson Owen
Billy Sainsbury
Kane Smith
Luke Steukel
Zane Thomson
Junior Tupou
Joseph Ward
Jacob Waters
Clay Webb
Connor Williams
Jack Williams
Paul Grove
Levai Rokovuki
Jackson Tikkeros
Joshua Dominello
Jesse Buchan
Harrison Rudd
Tyson Priestly
Liam Fitzsimmons

TARSHA GALE
Mackenzie Brownlie
Taysha-lee Campbell
Ashleigh Carroll
Alicia Cowan
Sandra Dalton
Mackenzie Dodds
Kendall Elliott
Caitlin Fazey-Robinson
Krystyana Haridemos
Amelia Harris
Jada Hartwig
Emylee Hawke
Sophie Haylan
Elly Hazelton
Lexi Heath
Emily Hoffman
Ahlivia Ingram
Jada Flanagan
Emma Johnson
Keesha Kapea
Lauren Kelly
Sharni Manton
Tara McGrath-West
Tamika Millard
Maddison Peisley
Courtney Lee Picker
Alexandra Ryan
Alysha Sherd
Annabelle Tetley
Brittany Thomas
Jasmine Tooth
Ivy Tupai
Holly Upton
Gemma Vause
Hayley Whatman
Cassidy Whitehouse

Read more: http://www.raiders.com.au/news/2017/10/ ... raide.html
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PostPosted: October 26, 2017, 4:13 pm
Exciting times for the players... and good to see a lot of familiar names and surnames!

So for SG Ball, looks like Simon Woolford's son is named... thought he lived in Newcastle now though... Paul Martin's son maybe? Fairly common name. Gaffey... looks like we have two brothers in two grades ... I wonder if it is a relation of Nigel Gaffey? I presume Jerimiah Simbiken is Jed's brother. I presume Hayley Whatman is Harry's sister. Courtney Lee Picker... of the Pickers of Goulburn?

I always think it is great to see players come through from the families of former Raiders.

Would be good if AXL22 could clarify some of those!
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greeneyed wrote:I presume Jerimiah Simbiken is Jed's brother...


Pretty sure he is.

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PostPosted: October 27, 2017, 12:56 pm
greeneyed wrote:Would be good if AXL22 could clarify some of those!


I'll try to list junior clubs/rep teams for the three sides.
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PostPosted: October 27, 2017, 1:55 pm
HM
Aidan Connell (Albury Thunder) Lock, Group 9 U15
Bailey Lanham (Goulburn) Prop, Canberra U15
Billy Sainsbury (Wagga Kangaroos) Wing, Group 9 U15
Bryce Magnone (Wagga Brothers) Prop, Group 9 U15
Caleb De Smet-Whyms (Woden Weston) 2nd Row, Canberra U15
Clay Webb (Tumut) Prop/2nd Row/Lock, NSWCHS U15, AUS U15 Merit, Raiders HM 2017
Connor Bush (Woden Weston) 2nd Row, ACT U15
Connor Williams (Queanbeyan United) Halfback, Canberra U15
Drew Beavan (Tumut) 5/8, Group 9 U15
Ethan Newham (Young Cherrypickers)
Harrison Alder (Woden Weston) 5/8, ACT U15
Harrison Rudd (Leeton) Halfback, Group 20 U15
Harry Fitzpatrick (Young Cherrypickers) 2nd Row, Group 9 U15
Jack Williams (Queanbeyan United) 5/8/Hooker/Lock, NSWCHS U15, AUS U15 Merit, Raiders HM 2017
Jackson Owen (South Tuggeranong)
Jackson Tikkeros (Albion Park Oak Flats) Halfback
Jacob Waters (Goulburn) Lock, Canberra U15
Jesse Buchan (Orange Bloomfield???) 2nd Row, Group 10 U14, Eligible for HM 2019
Joseph Delle (Valley Dragons) Wing, ACT U15, Eligible for HM 2019
Joseph Ward (Temora) ?, Group 9 U15
Joshua Dominello (Orange CYMS) Hooker, Group 10
Joshua Knight (Woden Weston) Lock, ACT U15
Junior Tupou (Woden Weston) Centre, ACT U15, Raiders HM 2017
Kane Smith (Woden Weston) Prop, ACT U15
Levai Rokovuki (???)
Liam Fitzsimmons (Wagga Kangaroos) ?, Group 9 U15
Liam Moon (Wagga Brothers) 2nd Row, Group 9 U15
Llewellyn Boyle (Gungahlin Bulls)
Luke Stuenkel (Tumut) ?, Group 9 U15
Menker Lowah (Goulburn) Centre, Canberra U15
Paul Grove (Tumut) Fullback, Group 9 U15
Thomas Carey (West Belconnen) Centre, ACT U15, Eligible for HM 2019
Thomas Gaffey (Bateman's Bay) Centre, Group 16 U15
Tonga Lotefia (West Belconnen) Prop, ACT U15
Tyson Priestly (North Canberra Bears) 2nd Row, ACT U15
Willie Delamere (Queanbeyan United) ?, Canberra U15
Wilson Hamblin (Wagga Brothers)
Zane Thomson (Woden Weston) Hooker, ACT U15

This side has quite strong depth right across the board, and should contest the finals. Feel free to fix any errors.
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PostPosted: October 27, 2017, 10:18 pm
SG Ball
Aidan Gaffey (Bateman's Bay) Wing/2nd Row, Raiders HM 2017
Angus Marshall (Goulburn Workers Bulldogs) Hooker, Monaro U17
Benjamin Nanesa (Tuggeranong Bushrangers)
Brody Tracey (Wagga South City) Wing, Riverina U17
Charlie Woolford (West Belconnen Warriors) ?, Raiders SG Ball 2017
Christian Moss (Goulburn Workers Bulldogs)
Harley Smith-Shields (Gungahlin Bulls) Centre/2nd Row, ACT U18, Raiders SG Ball 2017
Immanuel Tagaloamatua (St Marys) 5/8, Panthers HM 2017
Jacob Church (Woden Weston) Fullback/2nd Row, Raiders HM 2017
Jacob Sturt (Tumut)
James Atonio (Casey Warriors, VIC) Prop, VRL U16 2017
Jarrett Subloo (Norths Juniors - Nundah, QLD) Half, QSSRL U12/U15/U18, QAS U15/U16
Jeremiah Simbiken (Queanbeyan Kangaroos) ?, Monaro U17
Joe Roberts (Goulburn Workers Bulldogs) Half/Hooker, Raiders SG Ball 2017
John Veloudos (West Belconnen Warriors) Half/5/8, ACT U18, Bidgee Bulls U18
Jordan Little (Wagga South City) Fullback/Half, Riverina U17
Jordan Martin (Narooma???) 2nd Row, Greater Southern Redbacks U18, Monaro U17
Jordan Williams (Queanbeyan United) Half, Raiders HM 2017
Kade McDonald (South Perth Lions, WA) Fullback, WA U18, CAS U18, Pirates SG Ball 2017
Kalani Anitelea-Hand (Botany Juniors)
Kali Taiseni (Wentworthville)
Kristian Jensen (West Belconnen Warriors) 5/8/Hooker/Centre, Raiders SG Ball 2017
Lachlan Eveston (Woden Valley Rams) Fullback/Wing/Centre, Raiders SG Ball 2017
Louis Jang (West Belconnen Warriors)
Matthew Dragisic (Tuggeranong Bushrangers) Prop, ACT U18, Raiders SG Ball 2017
Matt Fellows (Wagga Kangaroos) 2nd Row/5/8, Riverina U17
Matthew Timoko (Mt Albert, NZ) Centre, NZ U17 NYT Merit 2016/2017, NZ U18 HPC Merit, NZ U18 Residents, NZ U18
Mitchell Atkinson (Goulburn Workers Bulldogs)
Nicholas Tilburg (Bathurst Panthers)
Regan McClennan (Mt Albert, NZ) Centre/5/8, NZ U17 NYT Merit 2016/2017, NZ U18 HPC Merit
Solomone Kaufusi (Woden Valley Rams) ?, ACT U18
Tauranga Bramley (???)
Terii Taia (Minchinbury) Centre, Bears HM 2017
Tevita Lepolo (Liverpool Catholic Club)
Tremayne Chatfield (Bateman's Bay) Centre, Raiders SG Ball 2017
Tyler Peters (West Belconnen Warriors)
Ziggie Vincent (Griffith B&W) ?, Riverina U17

Plenty of imports. Will be a challenging year for this side. Feel free to fix any errors.
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PostPosted: October 28, 2017, 6:40 pm
Good to see a couple of players from non traditional RL states get a run.
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Canberra Raiders seeking host families in 2018

The Canberra Raiders are seeking host families for junior representative players for the 2018 season.

The Canberra Raiders place a lot of emphasis on developing junior talent both locally and from our wider footprint. It is often the case that relocating young athletes to Canberra is part of the process and providing a stable and supportive home for them to come to is vital to their chances of succeeding.

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Hard work pays off for Griffith youngsters

Five boys from Griffith had the experience of a lifetime when former Canberra Raider Nigel Plum brought them to Raiders Headquarters as part of a trip organised for the Clontarf Foundation.

Plum, who works with the foundation, organised the boys to come to Raiders HQ and said that they were thrilled with the experience.

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Sadly, Ezra Howe who was the Raiders Junior Recruitment and NYC Pathways Manager has left for a similar job at the Tweed Heads Seagulls/Gold Coast Titans. Good luck to him at his new club!
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Youngster Jordan Little signs three-year deal with Canberra Raiders

South City teenager Jordan Little is on the cusp of achieving his NRL dream after clinching a spot in the Canberra Raiders under 18 side. Little, 17, signed a three-year contract with the Raiders on Tuesday after impressing at a trial last month.

"It’s every kid’s dream," he said. "If you play rugby league, of course you want to make the NRL. It’s another step closer to where I want to be."

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We seem obsessed with Souths juniors at the moment.

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So Monaro & Riverina U16/U18 squads were announced via the CRL Monaro/CRL Riverina Facebook pages. The following players named have some decisions to make.

Monaro U16
Bailey Lanham, Connor Williams, Jackson Owen, Llewellyn Boyle, Menker Lowah, Tyson Priestly, Zane Thomson

Riverina U16
Billy Sainsbury, Ethan Newham, Harrison Rudd, Harry Fitzpatrick, Joseph Ward, Liam Moon, Luke Stuenkel, Wilson Hamblin

Monaro U18
Angus Marshall, Christian Moss, Jeremiah Simbiken, Jordan Martin, Jordan Williams, Mitchell Atkinson

Riverina U18
Brody Tracey, Jacob Sturt, Jordan Little, Matt Fellows, Ziggie Vincent
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ALX22 wrote:So Monaro & Riverina U16/U18 squads were announced via the CRL Monaro/CRL Riverina Facebook pages. The following players named have some decisions to make.

Monaro U16
Bailey Lanham, Connor Williams, Jackson Owen, Llewellyn Boyle, Menker Lowah, Tyson Priestly, Zane Thomson

Riverina U16
Billy Sainsbury, Ethan Newham, Harrison Rudd, Harry Fitzpatrick, Joseph Ward, Liam Moon, Luke Stuenkel, Wilson Hamblin

Monaro U18
Angus Marshall, Christian Moss, Jeremiah Simbiken, Jordan Martin, Jordan Williams, Mitchell Atkinson

Riverina U18
Brody Tracey, Jacob Sturt, Jordan Little, Matt Fellows, Ziggie Vincent

in which way Alx?
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They’re also selected for the Raiders. Simple choice I’d have thought!


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so they can't do both?

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PostPosted: November 21, 2017, 5:37 pm
No, though I assume if they miss the Raiders squads they might drop back to the Country squads.


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The cherry on top

After a massive season on the footy pitch playing for the Cherrypickers, seven local boys will strap on the boots again to play for the Riverina Bulls preliminary squads. As an extra cherry on top Harry Fitzpatrick and Ethan Newham have also been selected to run on the field for the Preliminary Canberra Raiders Under 16s Harold Matthews squad.

They will have a trial in Goulburn on December 8 against the Illawarra Steelers where the squad will be cut to the final team.

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