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 Canberra Raiders
Next Game: The Season has finished
Tapine shrugs off World Cup injury scare
18 Jan 2018
Kiwis pair Joseph Tapine and Jordan Rapana were among the last remaining players to return to Canberra Raiders pre-season training this week.

Canberra powerhouse Joseph Tapine has declared himself ready to go for the club's NRL trials after recovering from an injury scare in last year's World Cup.

Tapine admitting being anxious about a knee injury that required a painkilling injection to finish New Zealand's unsuccessful campaign.

However the Raiders forward on Wednesday said he rejoined full training this week.

"I've been training full, no problems there. All the running's fine. Still feels a bit weak sometimes in weights, but I'm not the strongest bloke in the gym so it doesn't really worry me," he said.

"I was worried because I've never really had any injuries so I didn't know what was wrong with it at the time. Luckily it was alright, they injected it and I was back out there."

Tapine and Kiwis teammate Jordan Rapana were among the remaining Raiders to re-unite with the playing group this week following their mandatory six-week break.

Rapana revealed he had spent the past week in the team's "fat club" after failing a number of targets that resulted in some additional fitness sessions.

"I'm in there with Elliott (Whitehead). I shouldn't be in there too much longer though. I just missed out on getting out but I've got testing again on Friday," Rapana said.

Raiders coach Ricky Stuart was forced to confront Samoan trio Junior Paulo, Josh Papalii and Joey Leilua last December after they had returned from World Cup duties overweight.

All three are understood to have since come back to near playing weight for the new year.

"Myself, (Tapine) and a few of the English and Samoan boys, we're grown men and we knew that we were getting a longer break," Rapana said.

"So we did have to look after our bodies and not come back in terrible shape.

"I felt as though I always looked after myself as well as I could've. But that week I had last week has put my fitness back up and my body feels good."

Rapana also conceded the team had a point to prove in 2018 after missing out on last year's finals despite being among the competition favourites at the start of the season.

The Raiders fell two wins short of the top eight.

"Everyone's determined. We want to win that premiership. Last year wasn't our best season but the boys ... want to go out and prove a point this year," he said.


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Last Game: The Raiders lost against the Melbourne Storm 10 - 30 at Olympic Park, Australia (5369 days ago)  game results here
 Canberra Raiders Season 0 Stats (All games)
 Total Games Played 26 
 Away Games 12 
    Away Wins 9 
 Home Games 14 
    Home Wins
 Total Tries: 38 
 Total Goals: 42 
 Total Field Goals:
 Total Points For: 600 
 Total Points Against: 623 
 Leagues the Canberra Raiders are in
1995 Winfield Cup, 1996 Optus Cup, 1997 Superleague Telstra Cup, 1998 NRL Season, 1998 NRL Finals, 1999 NRL Country Carnival, 1999 NRL Season, 2000 Pre-Season, 2000 NRL Season, 2000 NRL Finals, 2001 NRL Pre-Season, 2001 NRL Season, 2002 NRL Season, 2002 NRL Finals, 2003 NRL Season,

 Players in 2002
Alan Tongue, Brett Finch, Clinton Schifcofske, Darren Mapp, Greg Wolfgramm, Jamaal Lolesi, James Evans, Jason Croker, Joel Monaghan, Mark McLinden, Michael Hodgson, Michael Monaghan, Michael Robertson, Odell Manuel, Phil Graham, Ruben Wiki, Ryan Ohara, Sean Rutgerson, Simon Woolford, Terry Martin, Todd Payten, Tyran Smith,

 Players in 2001
Adam Peters, Andrew McFadden, Anthony Colella, Anthony Swann, Brad Kelly, Darren Porter, Jarrod Lawrence, Ken Nagas, Lesley Vainikolo, Luke Davico, Luke Williamson, Rod Jensen, Shane Kelly, Sione Faumuina, Troy Thompson,

 Players in 2000
. Wolfgramm, Anthony Brann, Brandon Costin, Brett Mullins, David Atkins, David Furner, Justin Morgan, Laurie Daley, Mark Corvo,

 Players in 1999
Ben Kennedy, Brandon Pearson, Damian Kennedy, David Schrader, Rod Maybon,
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Last Results

Saturday, 10 May, 2003
Melbourne 30
Canberra 10


Saturday, 3 May, 2003
Canberra 34
South Sydney 12


Saturday, 26 Apr, 2003
Canberra 26
Canterbury 22


Sunday, 13 Apr, 2003
Canberra 36
Parramatta 22


Saturday, 5 Apr, 2003
Canberra 40
Penrith 28


Saturday, 29 Mar, 2003
Canberra 18
St George 14


Saturday, 22 Mar, 2003
Canberra 15
Wests Tigers 8


Saturday, 15 Mar, 2003
Canberra 46
Cowboys 14


Sunday, 15 Sep, 2002
Warriors 36
Canberra 20


Saturday, 7 Sep, 2002
Canberra 25
Melbourne 16


2003 NRL LADDER
Round 10
May 17th - 18th
Pos  Team Name  P
 1   Canberra   16 
 2   Brisbane   14 
 3   Warriors   14 
 4   Sydney City   12 
 5   Melbourne   12 
 6   Newcastle   12 
 7   Penrith   12 
 8   Canterbury   10 
 9   St George   10 
 10   Eagles   8 
 11   Cowboys   8 
 12   Sharks   6 
 13   Wests Tigers   6 
 14   Parramatta   4 
 15   South Sydney   2 
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