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The Canberra Raiders are a professional Rugby League team based in the Australian capital city of Canberra.

The club were established in 1981 and joined the NSWRFL for their 75th season as an expansion club and since then they have gone on to enjoy lots of success and produce a number of stars of the game.

Playing out of the open bowl of the Canberra Stadium, the club are easy to recognise thanks to their lime green, white and navy playing strip and for their fans ‘Viking Clap’ as the players enter the field.

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The Raiders have a huge following and play in the biggest and most popular club competition in the sport so it is no surprise that there is lots of news to keep up to date with regarding the club, but that can be an issue in its self.

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The home ground of the Raiders is known simply as the Canberra Stadium but it has also gone by a number of sponsored names, including GIO Stadium, which is a large oval shaped ground that is mostly uncovered.

The stadium is capable of hosting around 25,000 fans when full and it is known for its great atmosphere, especially for big matches when the fans pack out the ground and perform a ‘Viking Clap’ to welcome their players out onto the field.


The club are the only one NRL club to be based in the Australian Capital Territory and as such attract fans from not only across the region but also from RL fans who move to the capital city of Canberra to work in the many government offices found there.

The city is one of the biggest in the country and with its location close to the Rugby League heartlands of the eastern seaboard, there is lots of interest and passion for the sport throughout Canberra.


Canberra were chosen alongside the Illawarra Steelers as an expansion club for the then NSWRFL and they were also one of the breakaway clubs during the Super League wars but since joining the national competition, they have gone onto become a staple of the end of season play-offs.

The club have developed a number of international nationals and State of Origins representative and they competed in the first every Club World Cup final when they lost to the Widnes Vikings at Old Trafford.


The club were formed in 1981 and competed in their first ever campaign in the 1982 season, with their first 7 matches all seeing them on the losing side of the scoreboard.

The clubs first win came against Newtown by 12 points to 11 but that didn’t save them from struggling badly and their first ever campaign finished with a wooden spoon and record number of points against.

The next seaosn, things went much better as they would go onto to finish in the play-offs where they lost to Souths, but the next couple of seasons were a struggle once again.

They did bring in some of the stars of the future during that period, including Mal Meninga, Gary Belcher, and John Ferguson, so it was perhaps not much of a surprise that the clubs golden era was soon to come.

In 1987, the club reached their first ever Grand Final but they lost to the Manly Sea Eagles in the final ever final to be held at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

That success was helped by another tri of stars joining with Laurie Daley, Peter Jackson and Glenn Lazarus all joining.

The 1989 saw the club struggle early on but thanks to finishing on a 9 game winning streak, they not only made it into the play-offs at the last minute but they went on to win the Grand Final against Balmain and pick up their first ever Premiership title.

That final went to extra time and is thought of as one of the greatest in history and it also saw them gain a place in the World Club Challenge final against Widnes in a match they would lose at Old Trafford in front of a bumper crowd.

The early 1990’s saw the club struggle as after a great 1990 when all 3 of their main sides (senior, reserves and junior) made their respective Grand Final, with only their reserve side losing, the club were found to have breached salary cap restrictions.

That led to a number of stars leaving the club, including the likes of Glenn Lazarus, Brent Todd, David Barnhill, Nigel Gaffey and Pau Martin and the clubs on the field performances dipped.

The 1994 was a standout amongst those struggles however as would go onto pick up another Premiership title after defeating Canterbury in the final.

In 1997, the club would join the breakaway Super League before quickly joining the newly formed NRL in 1998.

Since then, the club became a steady side that mostly found themselves battling it out for a place in the play-offs each seaosn but they have had a couple of standout season including the 2019 campaign when thanks to the likes of English stars John Bateman and Elliott Whitehead, they would reach the Grand Final once again.

Unfortunately for their fans, it would be the Roosters who came away with the win.

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