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Title: Brett White
Post by: Raidercast on August 11, 2010, 09:57:21 AM
Props to back up captain Campo (
22 February 2012, 8:48 am

CANBERRA have named Terry Campese ( as captain with props Brett White and David Shillington his lieutenants.

A STAR player who missed nearly all of the 2011 NRL season, a prop forward who had a year to forget in 2011 and another prop, who only joined the Raiders in 2011, will make up the Raiders leadership group this season.

As expected, five-eighth Terry Campese was installed as the team's new captain at the Raiders season launch last night, with David Shillington and Brett White named vice-captains.

Raiders fans are looking to Campese to carry the club back to the finals in 2012 after a string of injuries, including a serious knee operation, forced him to spend all but one match on the sidelines last year.

Campese said he is looking forward to having White and Shillington alongside him in a new-look leadership team at the Canberra Raiders following the retirement of workhorse veteran Alan Tongue.

"They've led from the front this summer,'' Campese said.

"I love the Raiders and I'm extremely honoured to be named captain of the club I have been a part of since my youth.

"Theres been some magnificent leaders in the past including the most recent in Alan Tongue and I hope I can continue on from where he left off.''

Campese also declared himself a certain starter for their round one clash with the Melbourne Storm on March 3 after scans revealed only a slight strain in his left adductor muscle.

Source: Daily Telegraph | NRL - Raiders (,,5012664,00.html)

Title: Re: Brett White
Post by: Raidercast on February 22, 2012, 01:53:36 PM
Interesting choice over Harrison who has been at the club longer but Whitey is a good leader from the front so good luck to him! Fensom could get a look in here down the road as VC.
Title: Re: Brett White
Post by: Archie on February 27, 2012, 12:42:46 PM
White up front about Raiders' need to pack a punch (

Canberra prop Brett White has declared the Raiders forward pack is willing to sacrifice brute power for brain power in a bid to increase its impact this season.


The Raiders boast one of the NRL's biggest and most highly credentialled packs, but White said they didn't to use its size to their advantage last year.

Mobility has been a catchcry for the Raiders forwards over the off-season, and White believes tweaking their tactics will turn their fortunes around.

"You look at the best forward packs . . . the mobile ones are the most effective ones," White said.

"Every team's big and strong and scary playing NRL, but it's about being effective. If you're making a big hit but the opposition's still getting a fast play-the-ball, it's not effective and it's something we've identified.

"As much as spectators like to see big hits and the players like to put them on, unless they're effective it doesn't work and it actually goes against you."

White said the Raiders pack, the subject of plenty of pre-season hype last year, had struggled to adjust to opponents lifting against them.

With external pressure significantly less ahead of 2012, White said the likes of David Shillington, Tom Learoyd-Lahrs and Bronson Harrison were better prepared for that challenge.

"In the past there's been plenty of hype about the Raiders' forward pack, and especially last year, but we didn't get it done," he said. "Teams would get up for us, especially other forward packs wanted to test themselves against us?. I don't think it was a disadvantage having a big pack, we just needed to identify how we use that size and the areas where we had to improve our speed and agility."

Canberra's vaunted prop rotation of White, Shillington, Learoyd-Lahrs and Tilse have been highly impressive over the pre-season, and outpointed Melbourne's pack in a trial at Albury a fortnight ago.

Their agility and ability to make second efforts in defence was particularly noticeable. But White insisted the side wasn't reading too much into trial wins over Melbourne and Canterbury before this Saturday's season opener against his former side the Storm.

"We can't get too excited about that, teams are still mucking around with ideas and different combinations," White said. "It'll be good to see how we stack up against what I think is a top-four side straight away.

"In trials you normally do have your backside hanging out and struggling, but we felt really good and it's a credit to Fordy [conditioning coach Matt Ford] and the stuff he's brought in."

White believes he is in arguably the best shape of his career and is relishing a training regime he says differs markedly to that he experienced in Melbourne.

"Here it's a lot about our fitness and what's best for your body physically, but in Melbourne it tends to be more about the mind and what you can push yourself through," White said.

"It's totally different training, and it's one thing I'm enjoying about the Raiders.

"It's good to do this training and be physically at my best."

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald (
Title: Re: Brett White
Post by: Chase94 on March 18, 2012, 08:57:31 PM
Interview: Brett White (
18 March 2012, 3:59 pm

Raiders prop Brett White told Grandstand's David Packwood that his side worked hard against the Roosters but losing Josh Dugan and Shaun Fensom hurt the Raiders too hard in their Sunday afternoon clash in Sydney.

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Title: Re: Brett White
Post by: RNA on April 02, 2012, 09:11:08 PM
Raiders prop White suffers knee injury  (*http%3A//
2 April 2012, 7:55 pm

Brett White's NRL season may be over after the former NSW Origin prop suffered a suspected ruptured ACL in Monday night's clash against North Queensland.

White was taken from the field after his left foot appeared to get caught in the Canberra Stadium surface, causing his knee to twist awkwardly 20 minutes into the contest.

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Title: Re: Brett White
Post by: Chase94 on April 03, 2012, 02:11:39 PM
Brett White 'Out For Season'

Canberra Raiders prop Brett White may have played his last game for the season after injuring his knee on Monday night against North Queensland.

Scans will be needed to officially confirm the extent of the injury but it's suspected White has ruptured his Anterior Cruciate Ligament after getting his foot caught in the Canberra Stadium turf.

The news came on a bitter night for the Raiders, who lost the match 22-6.

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Title: Re: Brett White
Post by: Raidercast on April 03, 2012, 06:35:18 PM
White opts for traditional surgery (

Canberra prop Brett White has rejected LARS surgery on his damaged knee in favour of a traditional reconstruction after shelving hopes of a return late in the 2012 season.


White snapped his anterior cruciate ligament during Monday night's loss to North Queensland and was offered the chance to fast-track his return by undergoing the revolutionary LARS procedure.

But White considered the prospect of coming back for just a handful of games at the back-end of the season not worth the risk and will instead go in for a complete reconstruction and almost a year of rehabilitation before starting the 2013 season.

The loss of White for the year severely depletes the Raiders' forward depth, with second-rower Troy Thompson joining Shaun Fensom, Josh Dugan and David Shillington on the sideline after picking up an ankle injury against the Cowboys.

Scans will determine just how long the in-form Thompson is out.

"I was starting to feel really good about the way I was playing in the second row and to succumb to this injury is just devastating," Thompson said.

With White and Thompson both missing, debutants Jarrad Kennedy and Mark Nicholls have been named on the Canberra bench for Sunday afternoon's clash with the Warriors at Canberra Stadium.


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Title: Re: Brett White
Post by: RNA on April 04, 2012, 12:07:17 AM
Bright White sets his sights on 2013

Brett White's pre-season for the 2013 campaign started yesterday.

It's a funny statement to make given the NRL season is only five weeks old, but indicative of the positive attitude the injured Canberra Raiders prop is maintaining.

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Title: Re: Brett White
Post by: RNA on April 04, 2012, 02:11:24 PM
Bright White sets his sights on 2013  (

Brett White's pre-season for the 2013 campaign started yesterday.


It's a funny statement to make given the NRL season is only five weeks old, but indicative of the positive attitude the injured Canberra Raiders prop is maintaining.

The former Kangaroos and NSW representative's season came to a grinding halt when he ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in Monday night's 22-6 loss to the North Queensland Cowboys at Canberra Stadium.

Perhaps the only three people pleased to see him at home are his biggest fans - eight-year-old daughter Georgia and sons Jack, 5, and Colt, 19 months.

''I keep looking at the bright side - I can keep an eye on my son's footy and soccer games throughout the year,'' White said.

''I'll be able to spend some time with the kids this year and during the recovery.''

White will have a traditional reconstruction today which has a nine-month recovery period.

The other option was ligament augmentation and reconstruction system (LARS) surgery, which involves using a synthetic ligament and has been used by several AFL players in a bid to return to the field quicker.

But after taking advice from his surgeon, and having seen the successful return Raiders captain Terry Campese has made from his reconstruction, White is taking the safe option.

''We spoke about either one and life after footy as well,'' White said.

''It's about getting it right and not mucking around with it and being 100 per cent in 2013.

''Plenty of blokes have done this, look at Campo.

''I think he had a bit more damage in his knee and he's flying.

''I was feeling really good before this happened so I've got no doubt I can get back to the field again.''

White, who turns 30 on Sunday and is contracted with the Raiders until the end of next year, has taken a lot of heart from how Campese has burst back to form after his knee reconstruction in September, 2010.

Campese returned to the field after nine months, only to tear his adductor muscle in his first game back.

The Raiders five-eighth has played all five games this season.

''I actually rung [Campese] this morning after I got out of the surgeons,'' White said.

''Just had a chat to him about how it was, how he felt after the operation.

''Today's the first day of pre-season for 2013 for me. It gives me plenty of time to get ready and take my time with it to get it right.''

White said he felt a sharp pain in his knee as soon as he went to tackle Cowboys forward James Tamou.

Brumbies flyhalf Matt Toomua sustained the same season-ending injury at the same ground on Saturday, but White didn't notice anything with the surface which contributed to his injury.

''I must have twisted on it the wrong way,'' White said.

''I asked the Doc to speak English to me, give it to me straight up, what it was and how bad it was.

''It's just an unfortunate thing.''

Second-rower Joel Thompson will join White on the sidelines for the next four to six weeks with a lateral ankle strain.

That rules the 23-year-old out of his third consecutive appearance for the Country Origin team.

Having made a successful transition to the forward pack this season, Thompson is desperate to return as soon as possible.

''Missing the Raiders games comes first and I'm devastated,'' Thompson said.

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald (
Title: Re: Brett White
Post by: Archie on April 05, 2012, 03:46:09 PM
Get well soon big fella.
Title: Re: Brett White
Post by: GB7600 on April 07, 2012, 02:38:10 PM
What's to blame?

Canberra footy fans, who or what can we blame? Two of our star footballers, struck down with season-ending knee injuries at Canberra Stadium in the space of three days.

Brumbies flyhalf Matt Toomua, 22, and Raiders prop Brett White, 30 tomorrow, had little in common until last weekend. Now both have ruptured anterior cruciate ligaments (ACLs) in their left knees and face at least nine months of rehabilitation.

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Title: Re: Brett White
Post by: GB7600 on April 24, 2012, 01:43:10 PM
White helps Play by the Rules (

Canberra Raiders Vice-Captain Brett White is doing his bit to promote a new website which aims assist sport and recreation clubs throughout Australia.


The Play by the Rules website to provide news, resources and free online training to assist sport and recreation clubs and administrators, officials, coaches, players and spectators to keep sports such as safe, fair and inclusive.

White, a three test Australian Rugby League representative, attended the website's launch by Minister Andrew Barr along with stars from the other major sporting teams in the ACT including Union, hockey, basketball, touch, netball and soccer.

Brett will be involved in a radio and twitter campaign to promote the Play By The Rules initiative.

“It’s all about fair sport on and off the field and gives clubs and organisations the tools it needs to set up a fair and inclusive club and also the tools to deal with incidents that are against this ethos including harassment, abuse, team selection policies and inclusive sport.”

“It also provides legal documents clubs can use.”

“Our club follows the Play By the Rules policies and we encourage all sports out there to do the same”

Visit http for more information and to get involved

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Title: Re: Brett White
Post by: Raidercast on May 27, 2012, 12:04:53 PM
Cooma's City-Country Bid Shapes as 'Inspiration' for White (

COUNTRY Rugby League (CRL) officials have confirmed Cooma is in contention to host next year's City-Country representative match but deny a deal is done.

Told of speculation that Cooma would host next year's rep fixture, Raiders prop and Cooma junior Brett White said it would inspire his nine-month recovery from a knee reconstruction to try and force his way back into representative footy and play in front of a home crowd.

But CRL chief executive Terry Quinn poured ice on that enthusiasm, saying a decision on next year's venue would not be made until July. The Australian Rugby League Commission voted last week to retain the annual City-Country match and media speculation was that Cooma would be host in 2013.

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Title: Re: Brett White
Post by: Chase94 on November 02, 2012, 11:01:14 AM
Raiders prop Brett White is ahead of schedule in his comeback from the anterior cruciate ligament injury he suffered in round five against the Cowboys. He and Campese have fed off each other during their hard days out on the track.

''If I start to think it's getting hard and I'm doing it tough, I just look at what Campo's gone through,'' White, the Raiders vice-captain, said.

''It's great to have him around, it's a lot harder when you're on your own coming back from an injury, but to have someone else there when someone's having a tough day, the other person's there to help them through.''

White's frustration at being injured and missing most of the season was tempered by watching the club's younger players develop their leadership skills.

He declared the Raiders side was better positioned than ever to handle adversity, with the likes of Shaun Fensom, 24, Jarrod Croker, 22, and Joel Thompson, 24, assuming more senior roles.

''It's not good to have injuries to your leaders, but the positive is it allows the younger blokes to step up and develop to those levels,'' White said. ''It's great for the team to have that depth; the last thing we want is to be top heavy and relying on certain blokes.''

Campese has made the best of his time away from the game by immersing himself in charity work, in particular his role as an ambassador for CanTeen ACT.

The 28-year-old will hold his second annual golf day at Federal Golf Club on Friday, and hopes to raise $100,000 for CanTeen and other local charities.

Newcastle Knights legend Andrew Johns heads a number of celebrities confirmed for the event, which tees off with a shotgun start at 12.30pm.

Title: Re: Brett White
Post by: Chase94 on November 10, 2012, 09:46:11 AM
A ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in his knee may have ended Brett White’s impact on the field, however the international front rower more than made up for his absence on the field with a distinct influence off it in 2012.


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Title: Re: Brett White
Post by: Archie on January 17, 2013, 04:10:43 PM
Raider Brett White to open Dalgety Show


AS CANBERRA celebrates its centenary, Dalgety too remembers its role in the beginning of our national capital. In 1904 Dalgety was confirmed as the site for the Nation's future capital, and remained so for four years until in 1908 the House of Representatives selected Yass-Canberra as the site over Dalgety, 39 votes to 33.

One hundred years later, almost to the day, after the construction of Canberra began, the annual Dalgety Show will celebrate this link with Canberra by inviting local football hero, come Canberra Raider, Brett White to officially open the show.

"It's such a wonderful honour" said White, who was asked by the Chairman of the Board of Canberra Raiders after receiving the request from the Dalgety Show Society. White said it is a big thing for himself as he remembers going to the show as a kid. "I did paintings at school and entered them to be judged at the show, we would go along to look at them," he said.

Mr White has another important link to the show, as the famous Dalgety Show Tug-o-War is named in honour of his grandfather, Arthur Costello. "That this event still holds his name is a wonderful thing. I am so proud. I was very close to him and he has influenced my football career" he said.

Fortunately the Dalgety Show falls in the Canberra Raider's week off training, so White is free to come to the show although recent knee rehabilitation may keep him from participating in the Tug-O-War event.

He is really looking forward to the event and is keen to meet people.

The 69th Dalgety Show will be held on Sunday March 3, returning after a one year hiatus due to the 2012 floods.

The show will have all usual favourite displays and competitions including the wood chop, sheep dog trials and the all important Tug-of-War that will see female and male teams battle it out for the trophy.

The Dalgety Show is a great day out for families. For more information and competition entry forms visit the Show's website

Title: Re: Brett White
Post by: Archie on January 19, 2013, 11:05:19 AM
RaidersCanberra: The #RA1D3RS would like to congratulate Brett White and his family after the birth of their 4th child 'Joey Brett White' at 4:45pm last night

Title: Re: Brett White
Post by: Archie on January 19, 2013, 11:07:05 AM
Congrats to the White family! That should cheer the big fella up a bit after spending so long recovering from his ACL injury.
Title: Re: Brett White
Post by: Archie on February 15, 2013, 01:05:53 PM
Inspirational prop Brett White will make his long awaited return to Rugby League in this Saturday’s trial against NSW Cup sides Mounties and Wyong.


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Title: Re: Brett White
Post by: Archie on February 18, 2013, 02:15:20 PM
Canberra prop says it will be all White

Brett White knows how it feels for his club to be dragged through the mud, having been stripped of two premierships at Melbourne. But the Canberra Raiders prop says the club, and rugby league, will be better off once the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority's investigation is over.

White made a successful return from a serious knee injury with a 15-minute cameo in Canberra's trial wins over Wyong and Mounties at Mount Pritchard on Saturday.

He was one of a handful of players the Storm were forced to offload after they were found guilty of systematic salary cap rorts, which cost them their 2007 and 2009 titles.

The 30-year-old said ASADA's investigation was a necessary evil.

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Title: Re: Brett White
Post by: Chase94 on March 03, 2013, 01:24:07 PM

Raiders veteran Brett White is putting off contract talks with the club until the former representative prop is satisfied he can return to his best.

White, who will turn 31 in April, is on track to make his comeback from a knee reconstruction in the season opener against the Penrith Panthers on March 10.

The Kangaroos and NSW enforcer played just five games last season before tearing his anterior cruciate ligament against the Cowboys, and is eager to recapture his trademark form before continuing on next year.

The prop is hoping to hit the ground running in 2013 after injury ruined his 2012 season.

''I've said I don't want to even talk about it to the club,'' White said.

''If I'm going to play on I want to know I can produce my best footy. I don't want to come back half able to do the job and play past my time.

''I want to know within myself that it might take half a dozen games [but] that I know I can still play my best footy. When I realise that and can keep playing on, then I'll make that decision whether to talk to the club.''

The Raiders face a challenge to retain a host of off-contract players, including White, halfback Sam Williams, forward Joel Thompson and centre Jarrod Croker.

They are also keen to convince big hitter Josh Papalii to turn his back on a three-year deal with Parramatta.

''I don't think the Papalii situation puts a hold on [negotiations],'' White said.

''It doesn't affect me that much … I'll notify them if I'm going to play on.

''You're also talking with players from other clubs, so it's like a big jigsaw puzzle.''

White is in the final year of a three-year contract with the Raiders after spending his first seven seasons with the Melbourne Storm.

He was one of the Raiders' most consistent players in 2011 and was last year elevated into the club's leadership group as a vice-captain.

White has played in the past two trials and will return to bolster Canberra's front-row rotation comprising Test representative David Shillington, Tom Learoyd-Lahrs and Dane Tilse.

But the likes of Sam Mataora, Mark Nicholls, Scott Jones and Paul Vaughan are ready replacements if their opportunity arises.

''One thing I've noticed is the amount of depth we have in the squad,'' White said.

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Title: Re: Brett White
Post by: GB7600 on March 13, 2013, 09:43:08 AM
On most other days, Canberra Raiders star Brett White's selection for his first NRL game in a year would be big news.

Sadly, the limelight the prop's return from a knee injury should have received on Tuesday was taken away by two of his teammates for the wrong reasons.

White, who wrecked his anterior cruciate ligament in round six last year against the Cowboys, was named on an extended five-man bench for Canberra's trip to the Gold Coast on Sunday.

Canberra coach David Furner travelled to Sydney on Saturday to watch White play 50 minutes of NSW Cup for Mounties and was impressed by what he saw.

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Title: Re: Brett White
Post by: Archie on March 26, 2013, 06:09:32 PM
Brett White's agonising 12-month wait is almost over.

Nearly a year since a torn anterior cruciate ligament prematurely ended his season, the Raiders prop is little more than 48 hours away from making his comeback to the NRL.

Sunday night's vital match against the St George Illawarra Dragons can't come soon enough for the former Kangaroos and NSW enforcer after he was forced to cool his heels for an extra week.

A small tear in his bicep meant the 31-year-old could only watch as the Raiders were humiliated 36-0 by the Gold Coast Titans.

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Title: Re: Brett White
Post by: Archie on March 29, 2013, 02:14:05 PM
Before he’d even set foot on Canberra Stadium for his first NRL match in a year, Brett White proved how much the Raiders have missed him.

His eyes bulging with intensity, White delivered a passionate pre-game address before Sunday’s defeat of the Dragons.

In his first game since his knee gave way in round five last year, White spoke about attitude, desire and not giving an inch to their equally desperate opponents.

White’s messsage hit the mark, the Raiders welcoming him back with a gritty win after two woeful efforts against Penrith and Gold Coast to begin the season.

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Title: Re: Brett White
Post by: RNA on June 13, 2013, 12:00:29 AM
Gallen right to pick fight: White

He was at the centre of one of State of Origin's most infamous stinks, but former New South Wales prop Brett White remembers his 2009 punch-up with Steve Price as a line-in-the sand against bullying by the Maroons.

As Queensland threatens revenge in Brisbane for Paul Gallen's flurry of punches on Nate Myles in the opening game of this year's series, White said the NSW skipper had simply done ''what was needed'' for his team.

Although Gallen has been suspended for one match for fighting, White escaped sanction in game three of the 2009 series when he knocked Maroons opposite Price unconscious with a right hook at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium.

It sparked spot fires across the field, with Blues forward Trent Waterhouse sent off for being third man in.

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Title: Re: Brett White
Post by: RNA on June 14, 2013, 03:59:24 PM
Raiders re-sign big Brett White

Good news for Raiders fans today with vice-captain Brett White agreeing to a new one year deal to remain at the club for 2014.

White's leadership on and off the field has been invaluable for the club since he arrived in 2011 from the Melbourne Storm and he is a huge part of the development for the teams young forwards.

Click the play button above to see what White had to say.

Raiders CEO Don Furner said White's re-signing was great for the club and looked forward to seeing him lead the Raiders forwards each week.

"Brett is an experienced player who brings a lot to our club and we're happy to have him sign on for another season," Furner said. "His leadership qualities are exceptional and he's a very big part of our club."

Title: Re: Brett White
Post by: Archie on August 07, 2013, 07:49:25 PM
Q and A with White

Read About a Raider is a weekly segment in which you, the club’s members, get to ask a specific player for that week any question you like. This week’s player is Raiders Vice Captain Brett White!

Bruce Marriot: It was a tough loss on the weekend, were many of your former Storm teammates giving you a bit of banter on the field?

Brett: Yeah there was a bit of banter on the field but it was all in good will. There normally is a fair amount of banter on the footy field. I just wished that we had been in a better position so that I could have given a bit back!

Blake Green: It’s a tough run home towards the finals, is that a good thing or a bad thing?

Brett: I think that our tough run home is defiantly a good thing. You want to be playing tough footy leading in to the finals. As we all know, finals footy is another step up and you need to be prepared.

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Title: Re: Brett White
Post by: RNA on October 08, 2013, 04:16:03 PM
This one's for Ireland, family and Pop

CANBERRA RAIDERS prop Brett White keeps photos of his Irish grandfather, Arthur Costello, locked in his family safe, alongside his NRL premiership rings.

It's why the former Australian representative says playing for Ireland and his Pop at this year's World Cup will have a deeper meaning than his other achievements in rugby league.

White leaves Canberra for the World Cup on October 14, on the ninth anniversary of Costello's death.

Raised by his mother, White said Costello, whom he reveres as the father figure in his life, taught him a hard-work ethic.

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Title: Re: Brett White
Post by: RNA on October 16, 2013, 02:17:31 PM
White set to make his Pop proud

Aside from World Cup glory, Canberra Raiders’ Ireland representative Brett White will have one thing on his mind this tournament, making his Pop proud.

White qualifies for the Irish squad through his Grandpa who came over to Australia in 1951 to work on the snow fields in Jindabyne during the ski season.

He elected to settle down and make a life in the area after meeting a lovely young local girl, who eventually became White’s Grandma.

White’s Pop became a well-known figure in the area and ultimately played a leading role in the development of White as a person and as a footballer.

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Title: Re: Brett White
Post by: RNA on October 22, 2013, 01:41:32 PM
2013 Player Review: Brett White

When the times were tough for the Raiders in 2013, Brett White continuously stood up to be counted for, and his determination and passion to lead the way forward for the club on and off the field resulted in the fiery front rower receiving the Coach’s Award at the club’s presentation night.

White missed the majority of last season’s campaign with a full knee reconstruction and planned on making up for lost time in 2013.

The three time Kangaroo representative had a restricted pre-season due to his knee injury and subsequently missed the Raiders’ first two matches of the year.

It is no coincidence that the return of White to Canberra’s line-up coincided with the club’s first win of the season against the St George Illawarra Dragons in Round Three.

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