Canberra Raiders 2021 TV schedule, squad and team guide

After a couple of consistent campaigns, the Raiders should be among the contenders once more.

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Injuries rocked the Raiders last year but they still had a crack in the finals. After beating reigning premiers Sydney Roosters, they were thrashed by Melbourne Storm in the preliminary final.

This year they should be strong again, although they have lost a few top-shelf players. John Bateman and Nick Cotric are gone, meaning coach Ricky Stuart will need to come up with a new right-edge combination.

Stuart will be delighted to have the services of Josh Hodgson, Corey Horsburgh and Emre Guler, who were all injured at various stages last year. New recruit Ryan James will be pushing for his first game since early 2019.

The Raiders have found the right balance of youth and experience. Led by gun half Jack Wighton and barnstorming prop Josh Papalii, they will again be a formidable force.

How to watch Canberra Raiders NRL matches

Fans of the Raiders face a tough time watching their side this season if they don't have a subscription service. In fact just 7 of their 2021 matches are available on free-to-air TV. That leaves a whopping 17 Raiders games exclusive to Fox League.


If you want to watch them all, as well as be able to tune in to every other NRL fixture, you can do so with Kayo Sports, Foxtel or Foxtel Now. Kayo Sports is the most affordable option of the bunch, with subscriptions available from $25 a month. The platform also comes with fun features like SplitView and Interactive Stats.

For more information, check out our Kayo vs Foxtel guide to see how the two services compare. You can watch on Kayo using this 14-day free trial for access to more than 50 sports.

See our complete guide on how to stream the 2021 NRL season for more details, including a full breakdown of providers.

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Watch Canberra Raiders matches overseas

Just because you're leaving Australia for business or pleasure doesn't mean you can't follow your favourite team. Watch NRL enables you to live stream games without breaking the bank. We have a full guide on how to stream the 2021 NRL season from overseas.

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Subscribe now and start watching instantly. All 2021 NRL Premiership matches available live and on demand. Every pass includes access to every game of State of Origin, the finals series, including the grand final and Test matches. T&Cs apply.

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When do the Canberra Raiders play next?

You can see the complete NRL draw here.

Canberra Raiders squad

Canberra Raiders history

The Canberra Raiders joined the NRL in 1982, as part of the NSWRFL premiership's first expansion outside Sydney. Since then, they've won three premierships out of six grand finals played. Their last premiership win was in 1994.

The Raiders were the first non-Sydney team to make the finals, feature in a grand final and win a premiership (1989). They play their home games at Canberra Stadium.

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