The Raiders would have been hoping to go one better in 2020 after losing the 2019 grand final but a shocking injury toll rocked their season and in the end they did well to make a preliminary final.
Many put a line through Canberra's season when star hooker Josh Hodgson went down in round nine, joining a lengthy injury list that also featured almost an entire team's worth of middle forwards.
But the Green Machine proved their team is much bigger than any one player, losing just three more games all year including the preliminary final against the Storm.
Along the way they unearthed some gems, with budding hooker Tom Starling, young winger Semi Valemei and bustling forward Hudson Young among those enjoying breakout season while more established stars like Joe Tapine, Dunamis Lui and Dally M winner Jack Wighton producing arguably their best years.
They go into next season minus two key players in John Bateman and Nick Cotric, though have picked up Ryan James from the Titans.