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Game Day Guide: Raiders v Cowboys

The Raiders take on the North Queensland Cowboys this Thursday night at GIO Stadium. Check out our Game Day Guide for all the information ahead of match day. 


Thursday April 14, GIO Stadium Canberra

Gates Open: 6:15pm

CRRL - Score Raiders v Yass Magpies: 6:30pm

NRL - Raiders v Cowboys: 7:50pm

Game Day Sponsor: Canberra Imaging Group

Our Round 6 match day sponsor is Canberra Imaging Group - CIG. CIG has been supporting the local community for over 50 years, with 10 practices around Canberra and the region offering the latest in medical imaging technology. Canberra Imaging Group provide the best possible service to their patients and referrers and are proud to be the chosen medical imaging provider for the Canberra Raiders.

At NRL half time thanks to CIG there will be an X-Ray Easter hunt on field. CIG have also organised some footballs to be tossed into the crowd by the NRL players post game!

Game Day Theme: Easter/CRRL

Rugby League in the Canberra region is a safe, fun and inclusive game for all no matter of age, genders and abilities.

There's still time to sign up and register to your local club at You can find your closest local junior club by your postcode. Canberra Region Rugby League (CRRL) isn't just for those in the ACT. Our competitions are widespread, spanning from the west in Cootamundra through to Yass, north to Crookwell and Goulburn and south to Cooma.

Play with mates, play with family. Our competitions cater for everyone - starting from Under 5s to Seniors. The community atmosphere at rugby league matches over the weekend cannot be missed.

Game Day Charity: Disability Trust

Our 50-50 Charity Raffle proceeds from Round 6 will be going to our Game Day Charity, The Disability Trust. Raffle tickets will be available online and to purchase at the game, with 50% of the prize pool going to one lucky winner and the remaining amount to the charity.

Donating this round will assist The Disability Trust, who provide professional care and support to people with disabilities and their families. The funds raised will support The Disability Trust’s local sport and recreation program which facilitates the fantastic Score Raiders program, allowing participants to play in a two-handed touch form of rugby league.

Raffle tickets can be purchased online via and at the Game on Thursday night.

The lucky winner will be drawn in the second half of the NRL Round 6 match, Raiders v Cowboys.

Ticketing Information

Purchasing Tickets

Non-Member ticketing can be purchased via Ticketek:

Tickets will be available at the gate, however, we strongly encourage everyone to pre-purchase online for ease of entry and to avoid having to wait in queues.

Conditions of Entry Updates

You can find a full list of conditions of entry updates at

Ticket Collection

Any ticket holder that cannot find their ticket that they purchased via Ticketek can visit the Ticketek Box Office to have their ticket re-issued. Proof of identification will be needed to print off replacement tickets for the day

Game Day Entertainment 

Around the Grounds

  • Realign Performance Seat Cushions Giveaway (Bay 71)
  • 50-50 Charity Raffle raising funds for The Disability Trust (roaming and online)
  • Canberra Region Wheelchair Rugby League Come and Try Display


  • Curtain Raiser 1 (CRRL): Score Raiders v Yass Magpies
  • Mini Footy Guard of Honour first and second half run on
  • Macca's Mini Footy: Valley Dragons Silver v Queanbeyan Kangaroos Maroon and North Canberra Bears v South Tuggeranong Knights Blue
  • Ben & Cam Game Preview
  • Viking Clap Ceremony led by Australia's Federation Guard and Viking Ambassador, Raider #269 Scott Logan


  • Macca's Powerplay
  • Denman Prospect's Homes for Homes Points for Cash
  • Fans Choice Man of the Match Competition


  • CIG X-Ray Easter Hunt
  • Macca's Performance Group: Dance 2590
  • Duxton Cam

Game Day Experiences

  • Zango Member Vikings
  • Junior Viking
  • Guard of Honour

Merchandise Outlets

Raiders Shop outlets will be opening on the West Forecourt and South Concourse. These outlets will open at 6:15pm and close at the end of NRL half-time (approx. 8:45pm).

No opposition merchandise is available at this game.

Membership Information

Membership Enquiries

Any current members with enquiries on the day can visit the membership booth at either the East or West ticket boxes.

Membership Ticketing Replacement

If a member does not have their physical membership card with them, we encourage them to use their digital card on their mobile device. If you do not have your mobile device with you, please visit the membership team at the box offices prior to kick off. Tickets will not be able to be printed off at the Membership booths. Members can print their tickets at home or access on their smart devices by logging into their membership account.

West & East Members Lounge

Members will not have access to what is usually the West or East Members Lounges due to capacity and crowding restrictions. These lounges will provide additional public bars to service grandstand patrons only until the end of the NRL game.

Further Membership information can be found on our website:

Members Discounts

·        Members 10% Food Discount

·        Members 10% Merchandise Discount


Paid parking is in place for this match at $10 per vehicle. Early-bird parking is applicable at $5 per vehicle until 45 minutes prior to NRL kick-off.

Visit Canberra

Find more than you came for and discover something different in Canberra. Start exploring below the surface of the nation’s capital.

Go for the iconic museums and galleries, and stay for the hidden gems and unexpected moments. The perfect place for a short break, Canberra will delight you with diverse activities, all within easy reach. Delight in whisky bars hidden behind unmarked doors, balloon rides at dawn, and world-class art collections and mountain bike tracks.

Get to know the real Canberra and plan your stay at

Home Match Accommodation - Book now with the Canberra Rex Hotel

The Canberra Raiders have partnered with the Canberra Rex Hotel for the 2022 season.

A convenient central location, with easy access to national attractions, shopping, restaurants and business precedents make the Rex Hotel the obvious choice.

Book now to enjoy everything the Rex has to offer, as part of your match day experience.

Location: 150 Northbourne Avenue Canberra City, ACT 2612

Phone: 02 6248 5311




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Watching the Match

If you can't make it to GIO Stadium there are options available. 

The NRL match in live on Channel Nine and Fox League Channel 502. 

You can also watch the match live on KAYO. 

Overseas fans can watch via Watch NRL. 

Updates from the matches will be on the Raiders' Twitter. Make sure you are also following us on Facebook and Instagram for heaps of behind the scenes photos and videos from the match. 

Listening to the Match

You can tune into any of the following call teams on your game day.

Raiders on Mix – Mix106.3 FM

Radio 2CC – 1206 AM

ABC Grandstand – 666 ABC AM

Game Day Feedback

Should anyone have any post-game feedback from the day, please contact our staff during business hours on 02 6253 3515 or email

Acknowledgement of Country

Canberra Raiders respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.