2009 Canberra Raiders season

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2009 Canberra Raiders season
NRL 13th
Play-off result Did not qualify
2009 record Wins: 9; Draws: 0; Losses: 15
Points scored For: 489; Against: 510
Team information
CEO
Chairman
Don Furner
John McIntyre
Coach David Furner
Captain
Stadium Canberra Stadium
Avg. Attend. 11,027
High. Attend. 19,350
Top scorers
Tries Jarrod Croker (12)
Goals Terry Campese (56)
Points Terry Campese (129)
2008 List of seasons 2010 >

The 2009 Canberra Raiders season was the 28th in the club's history. They competed in the NRL's 2009 Telstra Premiership and finished the regular season 13th (out of 16).

Pre-season[edit]

The Canberra Raiders lost founding father Les McIntyre in the pre-season in February leading to the distruption of a pre-season camp and his name being embroidered on the club jerseys for the rest of the season 2009 season.[1]

Season summary[edit]

Despite a disappointing start to the season for the Raiders, losing too many close matches, they were able to defeat the Melbourne Storm 26 – 16 at Canberra Stadium (Canberra's first victory over Melbourne in 7 years and 14 games) in round 16, keeping their slim finals hopes alive.[2] The Raiders in round 21 handed the Brisbane Broncos club the heaviest defeat in their history with a 56–0 trashing at Canberra Stadium, the largest winning margin of the season. The Raiders also had a memorable win over the number one team at the time St George-Illawarra Dragons, by 24–12.[3] Despite wins against three of the top four (St George Illawarra Dragons, Gold Coast Titans and the Melbourne Storm) and coming within three points of the other (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs) losses to bottom placed teams Cronulla Sharks and Sydney Roosters at home saw the raiders finish in 13th.

Results[edit]

Telstra Premiership[edit]

Trial Games
Round Opponent Result Can. Opp. Date Venue Crowd Position
Trial 1 Cronulla Sharks Win 32 12 24 Jan Seiffert Oval N/A
Trial 2 Brisbane Broncos Loss 16 30 21 Feb Dolphin Oval 10,500 N/A
Trial 3 Bulldogs Loss 16 24 28 Feb Meakin Park N/A
NRL Regular Season Games
1 (1989 League
Legends Cup)
Wests Tigers Loss 26 34 16 Mar Campbelltown Stadium 17,392 11/16
2 Sydney Roosters Loss 4 28 22 Mar Canberra Stadium 13,100 16/16
3 Parramatta Eels Loss 16 18 28 Mar Parramatta Stadium 11,110 16/16
4 North Queensland Cowboys Win 23 18 6 Apr Canberra Stadium 12,193 15/16
5 Cronulla Sharks Win 24 14 11 Apr Toyota Stadium 8,561 11/16
6 Gold Coast Titans Loss 10 16 17 Apr Skilled Park 18,510 14/16
7 Bulldogs Loss 20 30 26 Apr Canberra Stadium 10,241 13/16
8 Penrith Panthers Loss 10 18 2 May Canberra Stadium 8,850 14/16
9 BYE 9–11 May 14/16
10
(Heritage Round)
Melbourne Storm Loss 6 46 18 May Olympic Park 10,112 14/16
11 New Zealand Warriors Win 38 12 24 May Canberra Stadium 8,383 14/16
12 South Sydney Rabbitohs Win 34 18 1 Jun ANZ Stadium 9,805 12/16
13 BYE 5–8 Jun 11/16
14 Cronulla Sharks Loss 22 24 14 Jun Canberra Stadium 10,104 12/16
15 Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Loss 14 20 21 Jun Brookvale Oval 8,182 15/16
16 Melbourne Storm Win 26 16 28 Jun Canberra Stadium 9,551 12/16
17 Gold Coast Titans Win 34 28 5 Jul Canberra Stadium 9,800 10/16
18 Newcastle Knights Loss 4 23 11 Jul Energy Australia Stadium 15,355 12/16
19 Penrith Panthers Loss 14 27 18 Jul CUA Stadium 8,074 14/16
20 Wests Tigers Loss 4 25 26 Jul Canberra Stadium 11,150 14/16
21 Brisbane Broncos Win 56 0 1 Aug Canberra Stadium 10,200 13/16
22 Bulldogs Loss 20 23 8 Aug ANZ Stadium 13,310 13/16
23 St George Illawarra Dragons Win 24 12 15 Aug Canberra Stadium 19,350 13/16
24 New Zealand Warriors Loss 20 34 23 Aug Mount Smart Stadium 8,812 13/16
25 Newcastle Knights WIn 30 14 31 Aug Canberra Stadium 9,400 13/16
26 Brisbane Broncos Loss 10 22 6 Sep Suncorp Stadium 35,112 13/16
Colour Result
Green Win
Red Loss
Yellow Golden point Win
Blue Bye

Toyota Cup (Under 20s)[edit]

The Under 20s team was unsuccessful in defending its National Youth Competition title, the season started well but injuries and players moving up into first grade saw them enter a six match losing streak late in the regular season and saw them just scrape into the top eight on points differential. The team were able to upset the minor premiers Manly in week one of the finals but fell to the Wests Tigers in week two ending their title defence.

Club awards[edit]

Award Winner
Mal Meninga Medal Josh Dugan
Josh Miller
Coaches Award Bronson Harrison
Rookie of the Year Josh Dugan
Fred Daly Memorial Clubman of the Year Trophy John Woods
National Youth Competition Player of the Year Steve Naughton
National Youth Competition Coaches Award Jarred Kennedy
Gordon McLucas Memorial Award (Junior representative player of the year) Haydon Hodge
Geoff Caldwell Memorial Award (Vocational Encouragement) Mark Nicholls

Squad[edit]

No. Position Player
Australia FB David Milne
Australia WG Adrian Purtell
Australia CE Jarrod Croker
Australia CE Joel Monaghan
Australia WG Phil Graham
Australia FE Terry Campese
Australia HB Marc Herbert
Australia PR Dane Tilse
Australia HK Glen Buttriss
Scotland PR Scott Logan
Australia PR David Shillington
New Zealand SR Bronson Harrison
Australia LK Alan Tongue (Captain)
Australia SR Trevor Thurling
Australia SR Tom Learoyd-Lahrs
Australia SR Nigel Plum
Australia PR Troy Thompson
Australia SR Joe Picker
Australia WG Michael Brophy
Australia CE Daniel Vidot
No. Position Player
Australia WG Justin Carney
Australia CE Brad Cross
Australia SR Andrew Edwards
Australia LK Shaun Fensom
Australia HK Stuart Flanagan
Tonga WG Sam Huihahau
Australia PR Daniel Joyce
Australia WG Brett Kelly
Australia SR Cy Lasscock
Australia FE Josh McCrone
Australia PR Josh Miller
Australia FE Zac Russ
Australia PR Nick Skinner
Australia HB Matt Smith
Australia CE James Stuart
Australia SR Joel Thompson
New Zealand SR Glen Turner
Australia FB Josh Dugan
Australia HK Travis Waddell
Cook Islands WG Drury Low

Ladders[edit]

Team Pld W D L B PF PA PD Pts
1 St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra 24 17 0 7 2 548 329 +219 38
2 Canterbury colours.svg Bulldogs 24 18 0 6 2 575 428 +147 38*
3 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast 24 16 0 8 2 514 467 +47 36
4 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne 24 14 1 9 2 505 348 +157 33
5 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah 24 14 0 10 2 549 439 +90 32
6 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane 24 14 0 10 2 511 566 −55 32
7 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle 24 13 0 11 2 508 491 +17 30
8 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta 24 12 1 11 2 476 473 +3 29
9 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 24 12 0 12 2 558 483 +75 28
10 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney 24 11 1 12 2 566 549 +17 27
11 Panthers colours.svg Penrith 24 11 1 12 2 515 589 −74 27
12 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland 24 11 0 13 2 558 474 +84 26
13 Canberra colours.svg Canberra 24 9 0 15 2 489 510 −31 22
14 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand 24 7 2 15 2 377 545 −188 20
15 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland 24 5 0 19 2 359 568 −209 14
16 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 24 5 0 19 2 382 681 −299 14

* Bulldogs stripped of 2 competition points after an interchange breach in round 2

Team Pld W D L B PF PA PD Pts
1 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly 24 19 1 4 2 879 417 +462 43
2 St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra 24 19 0 5 2 758 461 +297 42
3 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne 24 19 0 5 2 833 597 +236 42
4 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 24 15 1 8 2 709 588 +121 35
5 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane 24 15 0 9 2 698 551 +147 34
6 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney 24 13 1 10 2 776 568 +208 31
7 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand 24 13 1 10 2 725 612 +113 31
8 Canberra colours.svg Canberra 24 11 2 11 2 706 685 +21 28
9 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland 24 12 0 12 2 668 683 -15 28
10 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle 24 9 1 14 2 596 756 -160 23
11 Canterbury colours.svg Bulldogs 24 9 1 14 2 649 867 -218 23
12 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta 24 8 0 16 2 604 698 -94 20
13 Panthers colours.svg Penrith 24 8 0 16 2 573 755 -182 20
14 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast 24 8 0 16 2 542 738 -196 20
15 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney 24 6 0 18 2 443 736 -293 16
16 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla 24 4 0 20 2 391 838 -447 12


References[edit]

  1. ^ David Stockman (23 February 2009). "Tributes flow for Raiders founder". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 15 July 2009. 
  2. ^ "Hungry Raiders break Storm curse". ABC. 28 June 2009. Archived from the original on 29 June 2009. Retrieved 15 July 2009. 
  3. ^ "Raiders upset Dragons". Sportal Australia. 15 August 2009. Archived from the original on 30 September 2009. Retrieved 17 August 2009. 

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