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Raiders taking positives out of trials

The Canberra Raiders will take plenty of positives out of their 24-4 trial loss to the Melbourne Storm last night, despite being on the wrong end of the score line. The Green Machine trialled 30 players in the match at the Bega Recreational Ground, with several of their big name stars rested for the match, while others like David Shillington and Bronson Harrison only played in just over half of the contest. In a tough opening third of play defence from both the Raiders and Storm was on show, with the 0-0 score line at the break reflecting the arm wrestle of a match which was played on a heavy track in Bega following substantial rain in the lead up. The Raiders had their chances to score throughout the contest but lacked the finishing touch on a few occasions, with some of the younger outside backs losing the ball when in scoring positions. Continue reading

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Don’t veto Daniel Vidot !

Although 8 Games is all Centre Daniel Vidot has played for the Canberra Raiders, his try scoring abilities forced Qld selectors to have a closer look at the newcomer. Vidot, 19, was the youngest player selected by Queensland Academy of Sport for the emerging Origin squad camp in Brisbane. Unphased by that prospect, he received such lauds from Academy and Super Coach Wayne Bennett “The first thing I thought was, ‘what a great athlete he is’, but he also looked good with the football and it says something about him that the state selectors nominated him at such a young age.” Raiders Coach David Furner was hoping this teaser taste of rep footy will give his young player an extra bit of confidence in his game, adding he was also impressed with his off season work ethic. Daniel Vidot is on the books at DT HQ for $103,700 in CTW position.