About Michael Djordjieski

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Luke Bateman’s return on hold as he starts forestry work in Queensland
Luke Bateman was set to make his long-awaited return to rugby league after a year out and appear in the New South Wales Cup this season for the Mount Pritchard Mounties, a Canberra Raiders feeder club. However, as is common for almost everyone in 2020, he's had an abrupt change of plan. The NSW Cup season was cancelled entirely due...
Brumbies hope fortunes sway in their favour when Super Rugby returns
In all honesty, the Brumbies couldn't have expected a better start to the 2020 Super Rugby season. The Canberrans have won five of their first six matches this campaign while sitting tall and proud as leaders of the Australian conference. Besides their heartbreaking loss to the Highlanders last month, the Canberra side has already defeated their three Australian counterparts in...
In an unprecedented season, it’s business as usual for the Raiders
After the fires, smoke and hail, 'unprecedented' is already the most overused word of 2020, but it perfectly describes tomorrow's round two match between theĀ Canberra Raiders and New Zealand Warriors. This match was initially scheduled as a Warriors home game in New Zealand but will instead be played on the Gold Coast. They will also be playing the gameĀ behind closed...
Kata and Brumbies smack Waratahs to claim The Dan Vickerman Cup
The Brumbies showcased their dominance as Australia's best Super Rugby team with a landslide win at GIO Stadium yesterday, crushing the NSW Waratahs in a 47-14 victory and claiming The Dan Vickerman Cup in the process. Wingers Solomone Kata and substitute Tom Wright crossed the try line on two occasions to lead the Brumbies in the try-scoring department and make...
Brumbies end Chiefs hoodoo in Hamilton
Having not defeated the Chiefs away from home since 2007, crossing the ditch for Saturday night's Super Rugby encounter was a battle as much with the Chiefs as the weight of history. That the Brumbies turned the tables with a 26-14 win will be one fans long remember, and it wasn't the only record they overturned. The win saw Dan...
Canberra Raiders Super Squad continuing to expand
Say hello to the Canberra Raiders Super Squad! Their main duties require them to set up and pack down at Raiders home games throughout the season. The group is made up of some very colourful personalities. Its members live with different disabilities ranging from autism, Down Syndrome and cerebral palsy, but not once has that slowed them down or dampened...
Queanbeyan Blues under 10’s team make the most of Queensland opportunity
This time one year ago, the Queanbeyan Blues under 10's team set their sights on going to the 2019 Gorden Tallis Cup in Townsville, Queensland. Now, thanks to the help of a strong community, they achieved their dream last weekend (29 June and 30 June). Between June 2018 and February this year, the Blues side managed to raise over $40,000...
Bungendore Tigers ‘Huddy Day’ looking to spread autism awareness
This Saturday (29 June) "Huddy Day" will take place as rugby league outfit Bungendore Tigers aim to raise money for autism awareness and the Ricky Stuart Foundation. Huddy Day's main campaigner and namesake, Tigers junior Hudson "Huddy" Fogarty-Apps, says he does not let his autism stand in the way of his love for rugby. Last year, Hudson raised $35,000 for...
Abot looking to fire Cooma Tigers FC into history books
Nicolas Abot has been firing on all cylinders this season and his form up front could prove the difference as Cooma Tigers FC face Canberra FC today in the Federations Cup final. Tigers go into Deakin Stadium in Canberra on the back of a dominating 4-1 victory against Canberra Olympic to stand at the top of the NPL1 standings. At...