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Williams taking advantage of his chance

Young Raiders halfback Sam Williams said he’s looking forward to getting another chance in the top grade and would be excited to get another chance if selected in this weekend’s trial match against the Bulldogs in Tamworth. Williams made a solid debut in his first senior game on Saturday night in Bega and with Matt Orford in doubt for the Tamworth trip with his knee injury, the opportunity could open the door for Williams to get some game time in the halves alongside Josh McCrone and Mick Picker. Williams said he enjoyed his first taste at NRL level and would be more than willing if given another chance against the Bulldogs. “I loved every second of playing alongside the NRL squad and I would love to get another chance if Dave Furner wants me to go to Tamworth,” Williams said. Continue reading


Raiders injury worries – Fensom out !

The Canberra Raiders’ already injury-depleted squad has suffered another triple setback before Saturday’s National Rugby League (NRL) match with the New Zealand Warriors in Auckland. Hooker and captain Alan Tongue has been ruled out with a groin strain, robbing the Raiders of another playmaking option after halfback Adam Mogg (calf) also failed to complete training yesterday. Tongue had been hopeful of leading the Raiders in the round eight match at Mt Smart Stadium but erred on the side of caution after the squad’s final session in the capital. With Canberra’s first bye scheduled for next week, Tongue felt he had a window to rest the nagging injury. “It’s best to sit it out unfortunately. I’m very disappointed, but it’s that time of year with the bye just in front of us that hopefully I can just miss one game and be right in the long term,” he said. Although scans cleared Mogg of any structural damage to the calf he injured against South Sydney last weekend, he would also not be risked while second rower Shaun Fensom also missed today’s flight. Tongue will be replaced at hooker by Glen Buttriss while Marc Herbert is expected to start at halfback. Josh McCrone and Troy Thompson were added to a rearranged bench. The trio’s injuries add to a casualty ward already including Joel Monaghan, Danny Galea, Travis Waddell, James Stuart, David Milne and Justin Carney.