2007 Canberra Raiders season

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2007 Canberra Raiders season
2007 NRL season Rank 14th
Play-off result Did not qualify
record Wins: 9; Draws: 0; Losses: 15
Points scored For: 522; Against: 650
Team information
Coach Neil Henry
Captain
Stadium Canberra Stadium
Avg. Attend. 11,512
High. Attend. 15,862
Top scorers
Tries Todd Carney (12)
Goals Michael Dobson (56)
Points Michael Dobson (124)
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The 2007 Canberra Raiders season was the 26th in the club's history. They competed in the NRL's 2007 Telstra Premiership, finishing the regular season 14th (out of 16).

Pre-season[edit]

The Raiders' first trial match was against a highly understrength Brisbane Broncos team, with the top side in England playing their World Club Challenge match as premiers. However, the Raiders lost this game, resulting in widespread criticism and the team's entrenchment as wooden spoon favourites. Despite bouncing back against Wests Tigers in their second match, the Raiders were unable to put paid to these predictions, largely due to the side's lack of experience at both first grade and representative level.

Regular season[edit]

The Raiders' first NRL match of the season started inauspiciously, with a 32–6 loss to the Manly Sea Eagles. Their first win was in the third round, a convincing 48–18 win over the Newcastle Knights. The team registered consecutive wins for the only time in Round 11 against the Dragons, and entered the top 8 for the first time in Round 13. However, this win was followed by four straight losses, and the Raiders were unable to find any consistency before the season finished.

This season was notable for the Raiders' struggles away from home – just two of their nine wins occurred away from Canberra Stadium.

Results[edit]

Trial Games
Round Opponent Result Can. Opp. Date Venue Crowd Position
Trial Match Brisbane Broncos Loss 12 18 24 Feb Dolphin Park
Trial Match Wests tigers Win 26 4 3 Mar Davies Park
NRL Regular Season Games
1 Manly Sea Eagles Loss 6 32 17 Mar Brookvale Oval 13,533 16/16
2 Melbourne Storm Loss 16 32 24 Mar Canberra Stadium 9,556 15/16
3 Newcastle Knights Win 48 18 30 Mar Canberra Stadium 13,109 10/16
4 Parramatta Eels Loss 6 38 7 Apr Parramatta Stadium 10,091 14/16
5 Sydney Roosters Win 37 28 16 Apr Canberra Stadium 15,862 12/16
6 Cronulla Sharks Loss 0 26 21 Apr Toyota Park 9,289 15/16
7 Penrith Panthers Win 34 18 28 Apr CUA Stadium 8,494 12/16
8 Manly Sea Eagles Loss 30 46 6 May Canberra Stadium 14,387 14/16
9 South Sydney Rabbitohs Win 16 10 12 May Telstra Stadium 11,088 12/16
10 BYE 10/16
11 St George Illawarra Dragons Win 30 6 25 May Canberra Stadium 13,187 7/16
12 Gold Coast Titans Loss 8 28 3 Jun Carrara Stadium 13,642 9/16
13 Parramatta Eels Win 38 10 9 Jun Canberra Stadium 11,232 8/16
14 Newcastle Knights Loss 18 22 18 Jun EnergyAustralia Stadium 11,349 9/16
15 North Queensland Cowboys Loss 24 28 23 Jun Canberra Stadium 11,263 13/16
16 Wests Tigers Loss 22 16 1 Jul Canberra Stadium 12,598 13/16
17 St George Illawarra Dragons Loss 16 58 8 Jul WIN Stadium 7,561 14/16
18 Gold Coast Titans Win 56 10 15 Jul Canberra Stadium 13/16
19 Melbourne Storm Loss 6 34 21 Jul Olympic Park 8,983 13/16
20 Penrith Panthers Win 34 30 27 Jul Canberra Stadium 10/16
22 Canterbury Bulldogs Loss 4 52 12 Aug Telstra Stadium 14/16
23 New Zealand Warriors Win 26 24 18 Aug Canberra Stadium 8,134 12/16
24 Brisbane Broncos Loss 19 30 26 Aug Suncorp Stadium 14/16
25 Cronulla Sharks Loss 12 22 1 Sep Canberra Stadium 14/16
Colour Result
Green Win
Red Loss
Yellow Golden point Win
Blue Bye


Ladder[edit]

Team Pld W D L B PF PA PD Pts
1 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne 24 21 0 3 1 627 277 +350 44
2 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah 24 18 0 6 1 597 377 +220 38
3 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland 24 15 0 9 1 547 618 −71 32
4 New Zealand colours.svg Warriors 24 13 1 10 1 593 434 +159 29
5 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta 24 13 0 11 1 573 481 +92 28
6 Canterbury colours.svg Bulldogs 24 12 0 12 1 575 528 +47 26
7 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney 24 12 0 12 1 408 399 +9 26
8 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane 24 11 0 13 1 511 476 +35 24
9 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 24 11 0 13 1 541 561 −20 24
10 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney 24 10 1 13 1 445 610 −165 23
11 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland 24 10 0 14 1 463 403 +60 22
12 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast 24 10 0 14 1 409 559 −150 22
13 St. George colours.svg St George Illawarra 24 9 0 15 1 431 509 −78 20
14 Canberra colours.svg Canberra 24 9 0 15 1 522 650 −128 20
15 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle 24 9 0 15 1 418 708 −290 20
16 Panthers colours.svg Penrith 24 8 0 16 1 539 607 −68 18

Club Awards[edit]

Award Winner
Player of the Year Scott Logan
Coaches Award Josh Miller
Rookie of the Year Joe Picker
Fred Daly Memorial Clubman of the Year Trophy Brett Dickson
Premier League Player of the Year Ryan Hinchcliffe
Premier League Coaches Award Cy Lasscock
Jersey Flegg Player of the Year Nick Skinner
Jersey Flegg Coaches Award Shaun Fensom

Squad[edit]

References[edit]