Despite the odds, Wighton’s dragging the Raiders to wins with Daley-esque performances

Despite the odds, Wighton’s dragging the Raiders to wins with Daley-esque performances

The Riotact

A couple of years ago I was standing at the base of the stairs leading up to the Mal Meninga Stand. You know the area at Canberra Stadium. It’s where the statues of Meninga and Laurie Daley stand on either side.

A young boy, decked from head to foot in Raiders colours, asked his father about the Daley sculpture. He began with “Who was he?” and continued with many more questions while admiring the bronze sculpture.

Given Laurie Daley retired in 2000 and the young boy in question was about 10 years old, he wouldn’t have had the opportunity to see first-hand the influence Daley had on…

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