MORE GREAT CANBERRA RAIDERS MOMENTS: Raiders snow game, 2000 The only NRL game to have ever been played in snow, the Raiders ran out winners over the Wests Tigers in a thrilling match, 24-22. The trainers ran out with hot water in the water bottles, the players warmed up at half time under hand driers, and the crowd of 7384 were let into the grandstand for free and given a pie and coffee.
MORE GREAT CANBERRA RAIDERS MOMENTS: The Canberra Raiders played their first ever match on 27 February, 1982 - against the Rabbitohs at Redfern Oval. The Raiders lost 37-7, but it was the start of something bigger!
MORE GREAT CANBERRA RAIDERS MOMENTS: "Has Meninga got spiders on him or something?", 1990 In Round 5 of 1990, the Raiders bulldozed over the top of the Roosters at Bruce Stadium, running out winners 66-4. Mal Meninga scored a record five tries and 38 points. No Raiders player has scored more tries or points in a match to this day. So dominant was Meninga, Roosters forward Paul Vautin at one point yelled at his team mates: "Has Meninga got spiders on him or something?"
MORE GREAT CANBERRA RAIDERS MOMENTS: Premier League premiers, 2003 The Raiders rampaged through the 2003 NSW Premier League season, losing only three games and scoring 901 points. Canberra dominated the St Marys-Penrith Cougars on Grand Final Day, 31-6. Two tries to Phil Graham in four minutes in the first half gave the Raiders a decisive lead, and Graham completed a hat trick in the match just before the full time siren.
MORE GREAT CANBERRA RAIDERS MOMENTS: Record winning streak II, 1994-95 The Raiders equalled their previous winning streak of 11 premiership games in 1994-95 - and it has not been bettered since. It started with the Preliminary Final win over the Bears on September 18, included the 1994 Grand Final and lasted until May 7, 1995. It ended when the Sea Eagles defeated Canberra 16-8 at Bruce Stadium in front of a crowd of 24,781. It also brought to an end a 25 game run of wins at home.
MORE GREAT CANBERRA RAIDERS MOMENTS: "Do you believe in hoodoos? Do you believe in miracles?", 2011 In Round 20 2011, the Raiders hoodoo continued over the Dragons, with an incredible last minute try to Josh Dugan to win the match. After leading 18-6 at half time, the Dragons thought they'd sealed it 19-18, with a Jamie Soward field goal in the dying minutes. But with just seconds remaining, a short kick off gave the Raiders another chance and they took it. Final score: Raiders 24 Dragons…
MORE GREAT CANBERRA RAIDERS MOMENTS: Challenge Cup victory, 1990 The mid-week knockout Cup was replaced with a pre-season Challenge in 1990, and after victories over the Steelers at Parkes, the Tigers at Goulburn, and the Bears at Parramatta, Canberra faced off against Penrith - their ultimate challenger on Grand Final day. The Raiders collected the $200,000 prize at Parramatta Stadium, with a 12-2 victory - dominating the play and the ruthless defence not conceding a try.
GREATEST CANBERRA RAIDERS MOMENTS: 4. Meninga joins the Raiders, 1986 Mal Meninga was the first marquee signing for Canberra, and to this day remains the greatest of all Raiders. Meninga's signing was instrumental in attracting other players to the club, and was the start of the rise of the club to a powerhouse.
MORE GREAT CANBERRA RAIDERS MOMENTS: Record winning streak I, 1989-90 This record streak of 11 premiership games saw the Raiders undefeated from July 30, 1989 to March 25, 1990. It included the nine victories in a row to take the 1989 crown. With the four matches of the 1990 pre-season Challenge Canberra did not lose on Australian soil for 15 games in a row. The only loss in the period came in the World Club Challenge in England against Widnes, following the 1989 Grand Final.