Raiders refreshed as pre-season kicks off
Raiders NRL News
Posted By: Raidercast
December 07, 2020, 04:47:04 PM
Ricky Stuart walked through the doors of the Canberra Raiders' Braddon base thinking his players had "forgotten absolutely everything about the game". Because while the Green Machine's past two seasons finished at grand final and preliminary final checkpoints, day one of a new pre-season means you have to start all over again. "It's something I've learnt over many years," Stuart said. "We've got quite a short preparation going into next season because we went so far into the competition, but that's what you want. "You want players to have a short preparation for the next season because it means you've gone into the playoffs quite a way.