Joel Reddy is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer who most played for the South Sydney Rabbitohs. He was a part of the Rabbitohs squad. Reddy was born in Australia. Having played his junior football with the Yarrawarrah Tigers, Reddy moved to Adelaide as a teenager when his father was appointed as head coach of the ill-fated Adelaide Rams, he continued playing in the South Australia Rugby League for South Adelaide Bulldogs, whilst attending Blackwood High School. Reddy made his NRL debut with Parramatta in 2005. In his first 2 seasons, he played 6 games. Reddy's usual position has been either in the centres. With the departure of Brett Finch in the 2009 season, the Eels moved Reddy into the halves, playing him at Five-Eighth for one game but moved back into the centres when Daniel Mortimer moved to the five-eighth position. Unveiled in The Daily Telegraph's exclusive fan poll on 23 September 2009, Reddy was chosen as the most under-rated player in the NRL. Reddy played for Parramatta in the 2009 NRL grand final and scored a try in the second half but The Eels lost the match 23-16.
In 2010 Reddy was selected to represent the City Origin side after an injury to Braith Anasta. A torn pectoral muscle in round 10 saw. Two months he signed a 2-year contract with the Wests Tigers for the 2012 and 2013 seasons. "It was pretty tough but when the Tigers came knocking I knew they were a good club," Reddy said. "I enjoy my defence so I think, one thing Tim was looking at when he bought me. I’m ready to do the hard work, the tough stuff and leave the fancy stuff to Benji."Despite scoring tries in his first two appearances in 2012, Reddy managed just 14 games for the season and was not chosen for first grade after round 20. In 2013, he made 14 appearances, scoring 22 tries, he signed with the South Sydney Rabbitohs for the 2014 season, the year in which they won the premiership but did not feature in the grand final winning side. Reddy announced his retirement at the beginning of the 2016 season and went on to make a further 19 appearances that year. Reddy is the son of former International and Dragon forward Rod Reddy, the brother of professional footballer Liam Reddy.
He is the brother of Bianca Reddy who plays netball for the Adelaide Thunderbirds. He is married to South Sydney centre Bryson Goodwin's sister, Rearne and is the brother in law of the St. George Illawarra winger Bronx Goodwin Profile at Parramatta Eels website
Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania. Located on Australia's east coast, the metropolis surrounds Port Jackson and extends about 70 km on its periphery towards the Blue Mountains to the west, Hawkesbury to the north, the Royal National Park to the south and Macarthur to the south-west. Sydney is made up of 40 local government areas and 15 contiguous regions. Residents of the city are known as "Sydneysiders"; as of June 2017, Sydney's estimated metropolitan population was 5,230,330 and is home to 65% of the state's population. Indigenous Australians have inhabited the Sydney area for at least 30,000 years, thousands of engravings remain throughout the region, making it one of the richest in Australia in terms of Aboriginal archaeological sites. During his first Pacific voyage in 1770, Lieutenant James Cook and his crew became the first Europeans to chart the eastern coast of Australia, making landfall at Botany Bay and inspiring British interest in the area.
In 1788, the First Fleet of convicts, led by Arthur Phillip, founded Sydney as a British penal colony, the first European settlement in Australia. Phillip named the city Sydney in recognition of 1st Viscount Sydney. Penal transportation to New South Wales ended soon after Sydney was incorporated as a city in 1842. A gold rush occurred in the colony in 1851, over the next century, Sydney transformed from a colonial outpost into a major global cultural and economic centre. After World War II, it experienced mass migration and became one of the most multicultural cities in the world. At the time of the 2011 census, more than 250 different languages were spoken in Sydney. In the 2016 Census, about 35.8% of residents spoke a language other than English at home. Furthermore, 45.4% of the population reported having been born overseas, making Sydney the 3rd largest foreign born population of any city in the world after London and New York City, respectively. Despite being one of the most expensive cities in the world, the 2018 Mercer Quality of Living Survey ranks Sydney tenth in the world in terms of quality of living, making it one of the most livable cities.
It is classified as an Alpha+ World City by Globalization and World Cities Research Network, indicating its influence in the region and throughout the world. Ranked eleventh in the world for economic opportunity, Sydney has an advanced market economy with strengths in finance and tourism. There is a significant concentration of foreign banks and multinational corporations in Sydney and the city is promoted as Australia's financial capital and one of Asia Pacific's leading financial hubs. Established in 1850, the University of Sydney is Australia's first university and is regarded as one of the world's leading universities. Sydney is home to the oldest library in Australia, State Library of New South Wales, opened in 1826. Sydney has hosted major international sporting events such as the 2000 Summer Olympics; the city is among the top fifteen most-visited cities in the world, with millions of tourists coming each year to see the city's landmarks. Boasting over 1,000,000 ha of nature reserves and parks, its notable natural features include Sydney Harbour, the Royal National Park, Royal Botanic Garden and Hyde Park, the oldest parkland in the country.
Built attractions such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the World Heritage-listed Sydney Opera House are well known to international visitors. The main passenger airport serving the metropolitan area is Kingsford-Smith Airport, one of the world's oldest continually operating airports. Established in 1906, Central station, the largest and busiest railway station in the state, is the main hub of the city's rail network; the first people to inhabit the area now known as Sydney were indigenous Australians having migrated from northern Australia and before that from southeast Asia. Radiocarbon dating suggests human activity first started to occur in the Sydney area from around 30,735 years ago. However, numerous Aboriginal stone tools were found in Western Sydney's gravel sediments that were dated from 45,000 to 50,000 years BP, which would indicate that there was human settlement in Sydney earlier than thought; the first meeting between the native people and the British occurred on 29 April 1770 when Lieutenant James Cook landed at Botany Bay on the Kurnell Peninsula and encountered the Gweagal clan.
He noted in his journal that they were somewhat hostile towards the foreign visitors. Cook was not commissioned to start a settlement, he spent a short time collecting food and conducting scientific observations before continuing further north along the east coast of Australia and claiming the new land he had discovered for Britain. Prior to the arrival of the British there were 4,000 to 8,000 native people in Sydney from as many as 29 different clans; the earliest British settlers called the natives Eora people. "Eora" is the term the indigenous population used to explain their origins upon first contact with the British. Its literal meaning is "from this place". Sydney Cove from Port Jackson to Petersham was inhabited by the Cadigal clan; the principal language groups were Darug and Dharawal. The earliest Europeans to visit the area noted that the indigenous people were conducting activities such as camping and fishing, using trees for bark and food, collecting shells, cooking fish. Britain—before that, England—and Ireland had for a long time been sending their convicts across the Atlantic to the American colonies.
That trade was ended with the Declaration of Independence by the United States in 1776. Britain decided in 1786 to found a new penal outpost in the territory discovered by Cook some 16 years ear
Hurlstone Park, New South Wales
Hurlstone Park is a suburb in the Inner West of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Hurlstone Park is located nine kilometres south-west of the Sydney central business district and is in the local government area of the Canterbury-Bankstown Council, in the Inner West Council; the suburb is bounded by: the Cooks River to the south, Garnet Street to the east, New Canterbury Road to the north, Canterbury Road to the north-west, Church Street to the west. Hurlstone Park was first known as'Wattle Hill' and then'Fernhill'. After the Postmaster-General's Department refused to open a post office called Fernhill, a 1910 referendum chose the name'Hurlstone', after the nearby Hurlstone College. John Kinloch founded the college in 1878, on the site of present-day Trinity Grammar School and named it after his mother's maiden name, Helen Hurlstone; the college moved to a new site, now known as Hurlstone Agricultural High School. The'Park' was added at the request of the Railways Department, to avoid confusion with the New South Wales town of Hillston.
Hurlstone Park railway station is a Sydney Trains station on the Bankstown line. Transit Systems operate the following bus services in Hurlstone Park: 444. There are a group of shops around Hurlstone Park Station: along Crinan Street, the southern end of Duntroon Street and Floss Street. There are commercial areas along Canterbury Road and New Canterbury Road. There is an local Chamber of Commerce: Canterbury-Hurlstone Park Chamber of Commerce; the rest of the commercially used land in Hurlstone Park is made up of various shops, ranging from fast food outlets and milk bars to a couple of petrol stations. Hurlstone Park has three childcare centres. Specific to Hurlstone Park village are the following businesses: two cafés, a seven-day supermarket, gourmet butcher, dry cleaner, laundry service, post office, doctor's surgery, shoe repair, real estate agent, seven day bottle shop, convenience store, three hairdressers, an Asian grocery store and two ATMs; the locals and shop-owners in Hurlstone Park are well-acquainted.
The local shoemaker still crafts bespoke shoes, sells local honey. Hurlstone Park contains the following clubs and pubs: The Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL club, located on the corner of Canterbury Road and Crinan Street, is an entertainment venue that attracts many Australian and international performers; the club contains a war memorial chapel. The Hurlstone Park Bowling & Recreation Club. Located in Marcia street; this club has been closed down by the council. This building has been demolished, turned into a green-space; the Hurlstone Park Hotel, located on the corner of New Canterbury road and Duntroon street, is known as "Grumpy's". Now demolished to build Units The Sydney Olympic Sporting Club was located at 64 Tennent Parade but was demolished in October 2010. Hurlstone Park has a high percentage of period homes, it a low-rise residential area full of well-maintained period family homes with large back-yards, wide tree-lined streets, small parks and playgrounds. Original shop façades dominate the small shopping strip.
There are now an increasing number of high-rise units in the suburb along Canterbury and New Canterbury Roads. While most of the suburb is an oasis of heritage, with a village atmosphere valued by the residents it is threatened by changes to zoning and increased high-rise development. Hurlstone Park includes the following reserves: Ewen Park. Located along the Cooks river, it is the largest individual park in the suburb and contains two playing fields that are home to the Hurlstone Park Wanderers soccer club. The fields in Ewen park are used for cricket in summer. Warwick Reserve. Located at the intersection of Church and Canberra streets in the south-west corner of the suburb. Euston Reserve. Located at the intersection of Euston and Floss streets, the reserve contains a war memorial. Sawyer Reserve. Located at the intersection of Dunstaffenage street and Foord avenue. Hurlstone Memorial Reserve. A small reserve located next to the Hurlstone Park Bowling Club. Burnett Street Reserve; the reserve splits Burnett street into two sections.
Dick Poole Reserve. A small reserve that joins the end of Barre street with the point where Wallace avenue and Wallace lane meet. Moser Reserve. A small reserve on the south side of the railway line in Keir Avenue. Fernhill Street Reserve. A small reserve near the northern end of Fernhill street. Dunkeld Reserve. A small reserve near the western edge of the suburb. A small reserve at the intersection of Garnet street and Tennent parade. Located next to the 14th hole of Marrickville golf course, the unnamed reserve contains a cricket practice net and a practice goal post. A small reserve on the corner of Crinan and Melford streets; the unnamed reserve is a small grassed area, opened to the public following the demolition of a single house. A green belt along the entire southern b
Joseph Paulo is a rugby league footballer who plays as a lock, second-row and five-eighth for St Helens in the Super League. A Samoa and United States international, NRL All Stars, New South Wales City representative, he played for the Penrith Panthers, Parramatta Eels and the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks in the NRL. Born in Auckland, New Zealand to an American Samoan mother, a Samoan father, Paulo was raised in Sydney, Australia and is the younger brother of former professional rugby league footballer Junior Paulo. Of Niuean descent, Paulo attended Patrician Brothers' College and represented the Australian Schoolboys team; as such, he is eligible to represent the national teams of Australia, New Zealand, Niue and the United States. In round 6, against the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks, Paulo made his NRL debut for the Penrith Panthers, starting at second-row in the 21-20 golden point extra time win at Remondis Stadium. Paulo would go on to play in 8 matches in his debut year, but played for the Panthers NYC team.
Paulo was named in the Samoan squad for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup. In round 17 of the 2009 season, against the Parramatta Eels, Paulo scored his first NRL career try in the Panthers 38-34 win at Penrith Stadium. Paulo finished the season with him playing in 14 scoring 2 tries, he was named as part of the Samoan side for the Pacific Cup. Paulo played at lock in Samoa’s 20-22 defeat to the Cook Islands at Barlow Park. Paulo finished. Paulo again represented Samoa, playing at five-eighth and kicking a goal in Samoa’s 6-50 loss against New Zealand at Mt Smart Stadium. Paulo only played in 1 match for the Panthers in round 15 against the Newcastle Knights, he instead played for the Windsor Wolves in the New South Wales Cup until he made a mid-year transfer to the Parramatta Eels. In round 20 of the 2011 season, against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, Paulo made his club debut for the Eels, coming off the interchange bench in the 8-7 loss at ANZ Stadium; this was Paulo’s only match for the Eels in the 2011, he spent the rest of the year playing for the Wentworthville Magpies in the New South Wales Cup.
At the end of the season, Paulo switched his international allegiance to the United States. Paulo played at five-eighth and lock for the Tomahawks in their 2013 World Cup qualifying matches against South Africa and Jamaica, kicking 10 goals in the victories. On 16 June 2012, Paulo re-signed with the Eels, keeping him at the club until the end of the 2014 season. Paulo finished the season having played a full season of first grade, appearing in 23 matches for the Eels in the 2012 NRL season. In round 9 of 2013, against the Brisbane Broncos, Paulo scored his first club try for the Eels in the 19-18 win at Parramatta Stadium. Paulo finished the 2013 NRL season having played in all of the Eels 24 matches, scoring a try and kicking 6 goals. Paulo captained the United States national rugby league team in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup, playing at five-eighth, scoring 2 tries and kicking 6 goals in their campaign, in which they reached the quarter finals. In round 24 of 2014, against the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles, Paulo played his 100th NRL career match in the Eels 22-12 win at Parramatta Stadium.
Paulo finished the 2014 NRL season with him playing in all of the Eels 24 matches, scoring a try and kicking 3 goals. On 30 October 2014, Paulo extended his contract with the Eels to the end of the 2016 season after rejecting offers from the Canberra Raiders. On 13 February 2015, Paulo was selected on the interchange bench for NRL All Stars to play against the Indigenous All Stars in the 2015 All Stars match at Cbus Super Stadium; the NRL All Stars lost 20-6. On 3 May 2015, Paulo played for New South Wales City Origin against New South Wales Country Origin, coming off the interchange bench in the 34-22 loss in Wagga Wagga. After the City vs. Country clash, Paulo was axed to the Wentworthville Magpies due to bad form. Paulo finished the 2015 NRL season having played in 14 matches for the Eels. On 2 November, Paulo was released from the final year of his Eels contract to sign a two-year contract with the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks starting in 2016. On 28 January 2016, Paulo was named in the Sharks 2016 Auckland Nines squad.
In round 2 of the 2016 NRL season, Paulo made his club debut for the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks against the St George Illawarra Dragons, starting at lock in the Sharks 30-2 win at Southern Cross Group Stadium. Paulo made 10 appearances for Cronulla in the 2017 NRL season but spent the majority of his playing time with Cronulla's feeder club, the Newtown Jets, in the New South Wales Cup. In 2018, Paulo made 21 appearances for Cronulla as the club reached the preliminary final but fell short of a grand final appearance losing to Melbourne 22-6; this would prove to be Paulo's final game with the club as the player had announced earlier in the season that he was to join St Helens in 2019. Cronulla Sharks profile Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks profile NRL profile 2017 RLWC profile Saints Heritage Society profile
Tim Mannah is a Lebanon international rugby league footballer who plays as a prop for the Parramatta Eels in the NRL. A New South Wales State of Origin front row forward, he has played his entire NRL career to date with Parramatta, attaining the club's captaincy. Mannah was born in Australia, he is of Lebanese descent. In round 1 of the 2009 NRL season, Mannah made his NRL premiership debut for Parramatta Eels against the New Zealand Warriors at Mt Smart Stadium, his brother, Jon Mannah, played for the Sharks between 2009 and 2011. Mannah came to be regarded by many as a potential future leader of the Parramatta side Mannah played in The 2009 NRL grand final loss against Melbourne coming off the interchange bench. In 2010, Mannah played for both the City team and the New South Wales State of Origin team as a substitute. In 2011, Mannah played again for all three State of Origin games for New South Wales. In the final two games of the series Mannah started both and was one of only 2 prop forwards playing for New South Wales after coach, Ricky Stuart opted for a faster, more mobile pack and played second-rowers in the prop forward position.
At the end of the 2011 season, Mannah was selected by Julia Gillard to join the Prime Minister's XIII for their annual clash with the PNG Kumuls. For the 2013 and 2014 NRL seasons, Mannah co-captained the NRL side along with fullback Jarryd Hayne. After Hayne defected to the NFL, he became the stand-alone captain in 2015. At the end of the 2016 season, Mannah re-signed with the Parramatta Eels, keeping him at the club until the end of 2019. On August 11 2017, Mannah made his 200th NRL appearance against Newcastle. In The 2018 season, Mannah was moved to the interchange bench by coach Brad Arthur after a horror start where Parramatta lost their opening six games. In Round 9 against Cronulla, Mannah was ruled out for 3 -- 4 weeks. Mannah returned to The Parramatta side for their Round 14 victory over North Queensland. At the end of the 2018 season, Mannah made 18 appearances for Parramatta and scored 1 try as the club endured a horrid season on and off the field claiming its 14th wooden spoon and Mannah's third wooden spoon since beginning his first grade career with The Eels in 2009.
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Hansard is the traditional name of the transcripts of Parliamentary Debates in Britain and many Commonwealth countries. It is named after Thomas Curson Hansard, a London printer and publisher, the first official printer to the parliament at Westminster. Though the history of the Hansard began in the British parliament, each of Britain's colonies developed a separate and distinctive history. Before 1771, the British Parliament had long been a secretive body; the official record of the actions of the House was publicly available, but there was no record of the debates. The publication of remarks made in the House became a breach of Parliamentary privilege, punishable by the two Houses of Parliament; as the populace became interested in parliamentary debates, more independent newspapers began publishing unofficial accounts of them. The many penalties implemented by the government, including fines, dismissal and investigations, are reflective of "the difficulties faced by independent newspapermen who took an interest in the development of Upper Canada, who, in varying degrees, attempted to educate the populace to the shortcomings of their rulers".
Several editors used the device of veiling parliamentary debates as debates of fictitious societies or bodies. The names under which parliamentary debates were published include Proceedings of the Lower Room of the Robin Hood Society and Debates of the Senate of Magna Lilliputia; the Senate of Magna Lilliputia was printed in Edward Cave's The Gentleman's Magazine, first published in 1732. The names of the speakers were "filleted". In 1771 Brass Crosby, Lord Mayor of the City of London, had brought before him a printer by the name of John Miller who dared publish reports of Parliamentary proceedings, he was subsequently ordered to appear before the House to explain his actions. Crosby was committed to the Tower of London, but when he was brought to trial, several judges refused to hear the case and after protests from the public, Crosby was released. Parliament ceased to punish the publishing of its debates as harshly due to the campaigns of John Wilkes on behalf of free speech. There began several attempts to publish reports of debates.
Among the early successes, the Parliamentary Register published by John Almon and John Debrett began in 1775 and ran until 1813. William Cobbett, a noted radical and publisher, began publishing Parliamentary Debates as a supplement to his Political Register in 1802 extending his reach back with the Parliamentary History. Cobbett's avocation for the freedom of the press was punished by the British Government. On June 5, 1810 William Cobbett stood trial for seditious libel for an article he wrote against the British Government, published by Thomas Curson Hansard. Cobbett was found "guilty, upon the fullest and most satisfactory evidence"; the court sentence read: "The court do adjudge that you, William Cobbett pay to our Lord the King a fine of £1000. The sentence was described by J. C. Trewin as "vindictive"; the Court argued that Thomas Curson Hansard, who had "seen the copy before it was printed, ought not to have suffered it to have been printed at all" and was sentenced to three months imprisonment in the King's Bench Prison.
Cobbett's reports were printed by Thomas Curson Hansard from 1809. Cobbett's Parliamentary Debates became Hansard Parliamentary Debates, "abbreviated over time to the now familiar Hansard". From 1829 the name "Hansard" appeared on the title page of each issue. Neither Cobbett nor Hansard employed anyone to take down notes of the debates, which were taken from a multiplicity of sources in the morning newspapers. For this reason, early editions of Hansard are not to be relied upon as a guide to everything discussed in Parliament. Hansard outlasted competitors including Almon and Debrett, the Mirror of Parliament published by J. H. Barrow from 1828 to 1843; the last attempt at a commercial rival was The Times. In 1878 a subsidy was granted at that point reporters were employed. Despite hiring contract reporters there were still widespread complaints about the accuracy of the debate reports. In 1889 Henry Hansard, the son of Thomas Hansard, broke the family connection with the debates; the Hansard of today, a comprehensive account of every speech, began in 1909 when Parliament took over the publication and established its own staff of official Hansard reporters.
At the same time the decision was made to publish debates of the two houses in separate volumes, to change the front cover from orange-red to light blue. A larger page format was introduced with new technology in 1980. Hansard is not a word-for-word transcript of debates in Parliament, its terms of reference are those set by a House of Commons Select Committee in 1893, as being a report which, though not verbatim, is the verbatim report with repetitions and redundancies omitted and with obvious mistak
The Canberra Raiders are an Australian professional rugby league football club based in the national capital city of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. They have competed in Australasia's elite rugby league competition, the National Rugby League premiership since 1982. Over this period the club has won 3 premierships, received 1 wooden spoon and had a total of 15 of its players selected to don the green and gold for Australia national rugby league team; the Raiders' current home ground is Canberra Stadium in Australian Capital Territory. The team played home matches at Seiffert Oval in Queanbeyan, New South Wales, with the move to the AIS Stadium in Bruce taking place in 1990; the official symbol for the Canberra Raiders is the Viking. The Viking a mascot at Raiders' games, is known as Victor the Viking; as part of the New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership's first expansion outside Sydney, the Raiders were admitted to the League, along with the Illawarra Steelers in the 1982 season.
Over the following years they improved reaching a playoff for 5th in their third season, becoming the first non-Sydney team to make the finals, feature in a grand final and win a premiership. This heralded a period of great success for the club, with five grand Final appearances and three premierships in eight years. During this period, the Raiders boasted international players such as Mal Meninga, Laurie Daley, Ricky Stuart, Glenn Lazarus, Bradley Clyde, Gary Belcher, Brett Mullins and Steve Walters. After this came the Super League war, with the Raiders switching to the rebel competition before continuing to compete in the re-unified NRL. During the 2000s the Raiders suffered from an exodus of experience. At the beginning of the 2009 season, the Raiders squad contained only four players who have played at the representative level. Joel Monaghan and Terry Campese each represented the Australian side during the 2008 Rugby League World Cup, with Monaghan playing for the NSW blues during the third game of the 2008 State of Origin Series.
At the beginning of the 1980s, the New South Wales Rugby Football League was looking to expand its Sydney-based premiership into other areas of the state. The Queanbeyan Blues rugby league team, coached by Colin O’Rourke at the time was selected to form the Canberra franchise; the Canberra franchise was accepted in 1981 as the 14th team for the 1982 NSWRFL season. Along with the Illawarra Steelers who were introduced that season, they became the first NSWRFL club based outside Sydney since the old Newcastle team left in 1909; the club's initial seasons were a mixed bag, with the team earning the Wooden Spoon in their debut year. The team was notorious for late game collapses, leading to the nicknames "Canberra Faders" and "Pine Lime Splices", in what was a reference to the team's colours. In fact, no team has conceded more tries in a season than the 1982 Raiders; the first points recorded by the Canberra Raiders were scored by Peter McGrath. McGrath finished with 41 points in his only season with the Raiders.
The club's first win, a 12–11 heartstopper v Newtown, came in its 8th match, 3 more wins followed, most notably against competition leaders Souths. 1983 saw more than doubling 1982's four. However, the team continued to struggle to win away from home. An away win first up in 1984 foreshadowed a much improved season, a positive winning record snagging a playoff for fifth versus Souths, but this game was lost, the Raiders had still not succeeded in reaching the semi-finals of the competition. 1985 saw regression, with the team winning only 8 games. Though 1986 was disappointing, the team had a core group of players, such as Queensland trio Mal Meninga, Gary Belcher, Steve Walters, John Ferguson who would influence the coming decade; this was the most successful period in the Raiders' short history, with 5 Grand Finals and 3 premierships. In 1987, the team finished third after the minor rounds, resulting in a maiden semi-finals appearance. Despite going down 25-16 in their first finals match against Eastern Suburbs, the Raiders rallied to defeat South Sydney and Easts again in the Preliminary Final.
The latter earned the team a place in the Grand Final, but they were never competitive against minor premiers Manly-Warringah, going down 18-8 in what was the last Grand Final to be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The GF attracted the Raiders all-time record attendance of 50,201. Laurie Daley, Peter Jackson and Glenn Lazarus all made their debut for Canberra in 1987, though only Queensland State of Origin Centre Jackson played a prominent role that year, more so after his centre partner Meninga broke his arm and missed half of the season. 1988 featured free-scoring and a number of large victories, with the team again finishing in third place on the ladder. A narrow 19-18 loss against eventual premiers Canterbury-Bankstown in the Major Semi-Final was followed by defeat against the Balmain Tigers and an early exit. After the debuts of Daley and Lazarus in 1987, 1988 saw the debuts of future internationals Bradley Clyde, former Wallaby scrum half, Queanbeyan born Ricky Stuart. With 5 rounds to play in the 1989 season, Canberra were 7th and in danger of missing the semis.
But a hard fought 14–10 win over Easts started a 9 match winning streak, culminating in the club's first Premiership. Throughout the finals, Canberra was forced to walk the sudden-death tightrope after sneaking into the finals in fourth place, they a