The Canberra Raiders are the first NRL club to start their 2016 pre-season, returning to Raiders HQ today for an induction and testing to kick-off the 2016 campaign. 

Over the next two days the Raiders squad will be put through their paces with a series of on field and in gym testing, to determine when each individual will resume the pre-season campaign. 

Players who meet their specific targets will be given some more time away from training, as a reward for making sure they kept up with their off-season programs. 

Raiders Captain Jarrod Croker and halfback Sam Williams spoke to the media today. Click the play button above to watch parts of their interviews. 

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