Welcome to the Hotel Canberra Raiders. Such a lovely place. It's also proving an effective weapon in battling the massive travel load the Raiders have had this season, being forced to travel more than any other team in the NRL. The Queensland government has approved their request to make a stopover in a Brisbane hotel ahead of their preliminary final against the Melbourne Storm at Suncorp Stadium on Friday. It worked to great effect before their impressive semi-final victory over the Sydney Roosters at the SCG last week.