2006 Canberra Raiders season

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2006 Canberra Raiders season
NRL Rank 7th
Play-off result Lost in qualifying final
2006 record Wins: 13; Draws: 0; Losses: 11
Points scored For: 525; Against: 573
Team information
CEO Simon Hawkins
Coach
Assistant Coach
Matthew Elliott
David Furner
Captain
Stadium Canberra Stadium
Avg. Attend. 11,489
High. Attend. 21,255
Top scorers
Tries Todd Carney, Adam Mogg (12)
Points Clinton Schifcofske (178)
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The 2006 Canberra Raiders season was the 25th in the club's history. They competed in the NRL's 2006 Telstra Premiership, finishing the regular season 7th (out of 15) to make the finals. They were knocked out of the play-offs in the first week by the Bulldogs.

Season summary[edit]

The Raiders started the 2006 season heavy favourites to run last,[1] however the raiders' players believed that they could make the top 8, but despite this external pessimism and heavy losses to the Knights and the Roosters early on, fought back and guaranteed themselves a finals berth with a round to play. 2006 saw club stalwarts Simon Woolford, newly named captain, Clinton Schifcofske and the club's longest serving player, Jason Croker, leave the club, going to St George Illawarra, the Queensland Reds rugby union team and European Super League club Catalans Dragons respectively. Outgoing backs Schifcofske and Adam Mogg both earned representative berths with Queensland in State of Origin. Saturday 9 September 2006 saw Jason Croker, Simon Woolford, Clinton Schifcofske, Michael Hodgson, Jason Smith and Adam Mogg all play their final games for the club. The round one finals series clash with the Bulldogs saw the Raiders defeated 30-12 in slippery and muddy conditions at Telstra Stadium, and eliminated from the 2006 premiership race. This was also the final match for coach Matthew Elliott, who is coaching Penrith in 2007. His replacement was former North Queensland Cowboys' assistant coach Neil Henry.[2]

Season results[edit]

Trial Games
Round Opponent Result Can. Opp. Date Venue Crowd Position
Trial 1 New Zealand Warriors Win 28 16 Feb 12 North Harbour Stadium 11,000 N/A[3]
Trial 2 Brisbane Broncos Loss 20 28 Feb 18 Port Macquarie Regional Stadium 6,000 N/A[4]
NRL Regular Season Games
1 Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Win 27 14 11 Mar Brookvale Oval 17,135 4/15
2 Newcastle Knights Loss 32 70 19 Mar Canberra Stadium 11,606 10/15
3 Sydney Roosters Loss 56 20 26 Mar Sydney Football Stadium 9,826 14/15
4 Penrith Panthers Win 21 20 1 Apr Canberra Stadium 9,399 12/15
5 Bulldogs Loss 12 30 9 Apr Canberra Stadium 12,125 12/15
6 New Zealand Warriors Win 18 14 15 Apr Canberra Stadium 7,174 11/15
7 BYE 21-23 Apr 9/15
8 Brisbane Broncos Loss 28 30 29 Apr Suncorp Stadium 23,582 12/15
9 Parramatta Eels Win 30 10 6 May Parramatta Stadium 10,146 9/15
10 Cronulla Sharks Loss 18 14 14 May Canberra Stadium 9,695 12/15
11 Newcastle Knights Loss 22 12 20 May Energy Australia Stadium 18,236 12/15
12 North Queensland Cowboys Win 15 14 27 May Dairy Farmers Stadium 16,971 12/15
13 South Sydney Rabbitohs Win 24 22 3 Jun Canberra Stadium 10,150 10/15
14 Bulldogs Win 28 26 12 Jun Telstra Stadium 12,541 9/15
15 Melbourne Storm Loss 22 12 18 Jun Olympic Park 7,954 10/15
16 Sydney Roosters Win 42 10 25 Jun Canberra Stadium 11,876 8/15
17 Parramatta Eels Loss 12 18 1 Jul Canberra Stadium 8,824 9/15
18 Penrith Panthers Loss 12 24 8 Jul Penrith Stadium 9,111 11/15
19 Wests Tigers Win 20 18 16 Jul Canberra Stadium 9,125 10/15
20 St George Illawarra Dragons Win 31 12 23 Jul Canberra Stadium 13,504 9/15
21 South Sydney Rabbitohs Loss 8 21 29 Jul Telstra Stadium 6,152 12/15
22 Brisbane Broncos Win 30 18 6 Aug Canberra Stadium 13,137 8/15
23 Wests Tigers Win 19 18 13 Aug Campbelltown Stadium 18,474 8/15
24 BYE 18-20 Aug 8/15
25 Melbourne Storm Loss 18 22 26 Aug Canberra Stadium 21,255 8/15
26 Cronulla Sharks Win 26 24 2 Sep Toyota Stadium 9,289 7/15
NRL Finals Games
QF Bulldogs Loss 12 30 9 Sep Telstra Stadium 14,628 N/A
Colour Result
Green Win
Red Loss
Yellow Golden point Win
Blue Bye

Round 19
Raiders playing the Tigers at Canberra Stadium

Raiders Tigers canberra stadium.jpg

Club Awards[edit]

Award Winner[5]
Player of the Year Alan Tongue
Coaches Award Clinton Schifcofske
Rookie of the Year Adrian Purtell
Fred Daly Memorial Clubman of the Year Trophy Jason Smith
Premier League Player of the Year Ryan Hinchcliffe
Premier League Coaches Award Bronx Goodwin
Jersey Flegg Player of the Year Josh McCrone
Jersey Flegg Coaches Award Nick Colley

Season Ladder[edit]

Team Pld W D L B F A PD Pts
1 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne* 24 20 0 4 2 605 404 +201 44
2 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury 24 16 0 8 2 608 468 +140 36
3 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane 24 14 0 10 2 497 392 +105 32
4 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle 24 14 0 10 2 608 538 +70 32
5 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah 24 14 0 10 2 534 493 +41 32
6 St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra 24 14 0 10 2 519 481 +38 32
7 Canberra colours.svg Canberra 24 13 0 11 2 525 573 -48 30
8 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta 24 12 0 12 2 506 483 +23 28
9 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland 24 11 0 13 2 450 463 -13 26
10 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand 24 12 0 12 2 552 463 +89 24
11 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 24 10 0 14 2 490 565 -75 24
12 Panthers colours.svg Penrith 24 10 0 14 2 510 587 -77 24
13 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla 24 9 0 15 2 515 544 -29 22
14 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney 24 8 0 16 2 528 650 -122 20
15 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney 24 3 0 21 2 429 772 -343 10
  • New Zealand Warriors were stripped of 4 competition points due to breaches of the salary cap.

(*)Melbourne were stripped of their minor premiership title due to breaches of the salary cap.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wilson, Chris (2006-09-10). "We can't blame it on the rain Raiders blunder their way out of '06 in dismal night". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 2009-07-07. 
  2. ^ "NEIL HENRY TO COACH RAIDERS IN 2007". The World of Rugby League. 2006-04-10. Archived from the original on 2009-09-04. Retrieved 2009-08-29. 
  3. ^ http://www.austadiums.com/sport/event.php?eventid=4898
  4. ^ http://www.austadiums.com/sport/event.php?eventid=4901
  5. ^ "Award Winners". Canberra Raiders. Archived from the original on 2009-09-04. Retrieved 2009-05-09.