Appearances: Canberra Raiders games only, not a total of their career games. The Raiders had mixed results in the new millennium, often finishing just inside or just outside the final eight and usually being bundled out of the finals in the early weeks. The Raiders then managed to win 5 of the next 7 games including upsets to the undefeated Melbourne Storm away from home and premiership favourites Sydney Roosters, winning all games played at Canberra Stadium for the first 12 rounds of the premiership season. However, the team continued to struggle to win away from home. Players. Canberra's initial seasons were a mixed bag and they became notorious for late game collapses, leading to the nickname "Canberra Faders". This was tempered by being held scoreless for the first time at home in their history by Melbourne in round 19, losing 26–0. In the 2018 NRL season, Canberra finished in 10th place on the table and missed out on the finals for the second consecutive season. Canberra, looking to build on their strong finish to the 2010 season in 2011, bolstered its already strong roster with the addition of Blake Ferguson, Brett White and former Dally M medalist Matt Orford.
Ricky Stuart suffered a bad leg break and the team went on to lose its next three games against Brisbane, St George and Canterbury. Mal Meninga became captain of the club in 1989. On 3 April, NSWRL general manager John Quayle revealed that Canberra were in breach of their salary cap when they won the previous year's premiership. As of 2020, the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles have avoided the wooden spoon in their 71 completed seasons since entering the competition in 1947. In one of the closest games in recent history, the Raiders were eclipsed by one point in the preliminary final by the New Zealand Warriors and eliminated from the 2003 competition. But as the season progressed, injuries took their toll and the Raiders finished second last on points differential to the Newcastle Knights. The 2010 season began traditionally poorly for Canberra with a loss to Penrith in the opening round however against early-season expectations that the Raiders would again struggle the club posted early season wins over Brisbane in round two, Parramatta in round five and the New Zealand Warriors in round eight in New Zealand in what was the club's first win in New Zealand since the early 2000s. The 2005 side was written off by fans and critics alike, as the club's two major signings, Jason Smith and Matt Adamson, were ageing veterans considered well past their prime. However, losses to Todd Carney's new club the Roosters in round six and a narrow loss at home to South Sydney in round seven saw the club sitting second from last after round seven (last had the Melbourne Storm not been stripped of competition points due to salary cap breaches) of the 2010 season. The year was typified by the fact that the club could not hold onto a lead in many games throughout the season with the club losing games against Brisbane and Penrith despite being between 14 and 18 points ahead in both matches. One other unlikely win to the Raiders against a 7th place Bulldogs at home 20-12 has kept the momentum building as the Raiders look to turn their season around.
Club legends Ruben Wiki and Mark McLinden left the Raiders for other clubs in this year.  A slow start to the 2009 season saw the raiders lose to the tigers and the roosters. Having beaten all three of these teams recently in the season the Raiders were well placed to secure another Grand Final berth before the injury occurred. The Canberra franchise was accepted as the 14th team to compete in the NSWRFL premiership for the 1982 season, beating bids from Campbelltown, Newcastle and the Central Coast. Born in Labasa, Fiji, Valemei attended Seaqaqa Central College and Natabua High School, where he played rugby union. David Furner, son of the Raiders' inaugural coach Don Furner, started out in 1992. Since the Melbourne Storm's salary cap breach which saw them win the wooden spoon in 2010 (more below), betting agencies have instead placed wagers on who would suffer the most losses in a single season, rather than win the wooden spoon itself. Mal Meninga made a return to the club, this time as coach. In 2003, the Raiders unexpectedly led the competition for most of the season, almost clinching the minor premiership. Despite successive losses to the Cronulla Sharks and defending premiers Melbourne Storm, Canberra fought hard in both games, then broke a 13-year losing streak in Wollongong (and ended a seven-match winning streak by the home team) with a win over St. George-Illawarra.  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. They were admitted along with the Illawarra Steelers, of Wollongong. They went on to win the 2016 Premiership. Outgoing backs Schifcofske and Adam Mogg both earned representative berths with Queensland in State of Origin. Their inaugural captain was Balmain forward, David Grant.  Coach Neil Henry incurred a fine of $10 000 for questioning the impartiality of the referee after the round 19 clash. The Raiders off season didn't start well, with Joel Monaghan being sacked by the club for inappropriate behaviour with a teammate's dog.
Many fans believed the achievements of 2003 would be improved in the following years. The club has since suffered a series of losses, whilst snaring only the occasional victory, with a big come from behind victory against Wests being noteworthy.
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