Jordan Rapana says Canberra can't sit back and hope Kalyn Ponga produces a mixed bag - they need to be in his face.
The round two crowd is Canberra's second best return for the opening home game of the season since 2010.
Canberra's new-look forward pack is adjusting to life without two heavyweights in the front row.
The Raiders are sweating on scan results that could keep Joe Tapine sidelined for their clash with the Newcastle Knights.
Cameron Munster believes Wighton can fast-track his development with Craig Bellamy expecting him to "really blossom".
"Leipana" got off to a rusty start, but Canberra Raiders winger Jordan Rapana is confident they'll be back firing in no time.
Right now, there is plenty of room for improvement - and Ricky Stuart is confident that improvement will come.
The Raiders fell to the Storm on Friday night and Tapine's injury added more pain to a round two loss.
Steve Jackson never thought he'd play. He was just happy to have the best seat in the house.
Nick Cotric doesn't miss much. Not NRL games, barely even any training sessions. The only thing the Canberra Raiders winger has missed is NSW Cup. Completely.
It's the golden number that defines the Canberra Raiders' golden era and made Canberra Stadium and Seiffert Oval fortresses for the Green Machine - 64 per cent.
The Canberra Raiders Old Boys of '89 want the current edition of the Green Machine to create their own history. And tweaking the victory song is part of that.
He used his wristband to pay homage to the people of Christchurch, now Kiwis second-rower Joe Tapine hopes things get brighter for the New Zealand city.
Fractured skull. Can I play this week? Serious hamstring injury - back a month early. Shoulder reconstruction? Miss one game.
It's the team the Canberra Raiders struggle with the most, but John Bateman is unburdened by the weight of their history against the Melbourne Storm.
He's back baby! Jordan Rapana's famed healing powers have come to the fore yet again.
Ricky Stuart has had a mortgage on the sideline for years because he wants to feel what the players feel.
Jack Wighton looked the goods in his return to the Raiders No.6 jersey.
Have the Canberra Raiders found their defensive starch?
Big used to be beautiful, but now small is supreme.