2017 Holden Cup: Rd 25 V Knights

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2017 Holden Cup: Rd 25 V Knights

Post by greeneyed » August 22, 2017, 1:58 pm

2017 Holden Cup: Rd 25 V Knights

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Canberra Raiders V Newcastle Knights
Friday 25 August 3:45pm
Canberra Stadium
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Canberra Raiders

1. Paul Roache
2. Harry Van Dartel
3. Sebastian Kris
4. Mikaele Ravalawa
5. Andre Niko
6. Derek Hay
7. Erin Clark (C)
8. Emre Guler
9. Lachlan Cooper
10. Fabien Paletua-Kiri
11. Daniel Keir
12. Jacob Field
13. Kye Madden

14. Sato Ketia-Opo
15. Hudson Young
16. Zac Masters
17. Jarred Tuite
18. William Samuel

19. Mitchell Smith
20. Kalani Going
21. Matthew Scott
22. Timoci Vatubuli
23. Jayden Carroll

Newcastle Knights

1. Matt Cooper
2. Mitch Andrews
3. Cory Denniss
4. Heath Gibbs
5. Kainoa Gudgeon
6. Jack Johns
7. Hayden Loughrey
8. Eddy Tuilotolava
9. Nash Birch
10. Matt Croker
11. Brodie Jones
12. Kurtis Dark
13. Zac Hosking (c)

14. Luke Huth
15. Henry Penn
16. Sam McIntyre
17. Cameron King

18. Viko Puliuvea
19. Dylan Clark
20. Jayden Butterfield
21. Kyle Smith
22. Pasami Saulo
23. Ofa Manuofetoa

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2017 Holden Cup: Rd 25 V Knights

Post by greeneyed » August 22, 2017, 11:08 pm

2017 Rd 25 Canberra Raiders Holden Cup preview

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Canberra Raiders V Newcastle Knights
Friday 25 August 3:45pm
Canberra Stadium

The Canberra Raiders are out of the running for the Holden Cup finals, after falling to the Penrith Panthers, 48-28, in Round 24. With just two rounds remaining, they are placed 12th on the ladder, six competition points adrift of the eighth placed Brisbane Broncos.

Last weekend: Defence was not the strongest point for either team in the Raiders-Panthers clash. The Panthers scored three tries in the opening 10 minutes - two to winger Daniel Brown - and they raced out to a 16-0 lead. The Raiders hit back in the 15th minute, with Andre Niko finding open field to streak away for the first of his two four pointers.

But the Panthers piled on another three tries, in quick time, and the visitors' lead blew out to 34-6 after just 25 minutes. Penrith, at that stage were scoring well in front of the clock. A try to Raiders forward Will Samuel, set up by Erin Clark, in the 34th minute slowed the Panthers' momentum. Andre Niko went in again with two minutes to the break, Mikaele Ravalawa making a 70 metre run in the lead up. That reduced the gap to 34-16 at the half time break.

Niko and Ravalawa were at it again in the 48th minute, with Ravalawa the try scorer this time. With the Raiders trailing by just 12 points, it looked like an improbable comeback could unfold. But it wasn't to be. Two more tries to the Panthers in the space of 15 minutes saw them extend their lead to 46-22. A second try to Ravalawa with 10 minutes remaining was nowhere near enough. A penalty goal to Panthers' half Dean Blore on full time capped off a big victory for the second placed team.

Andre Niko and Mikaele Ravalawa were the stand out performers for Canberra, with both scoring doubles. Ravalawa made 194 metres from 17 runs, two line breaks, eight tackle breaks and one offload. Niko made 166 metres from 10 runs, four line breaks, five tackle breaks and one try assist. Erin Clark and Paul Roache also produced a try assist each. In the forwards, Hudson Young and Zac Masters broke the 100 metres gained mark and topped the tackle count (Young 28, Masters 26). The Raiders produced 42 missed tackles.

This week's contest: The Raiders are again at home this week for a clash with the Newcastle Knights. The team from the Hunter is in ninth place, just one competition point away from teams six to eight. The Knights have posted 11 wins and one draw this year, while the Raiders have a 9-13 record. Newcastle is on a LWWLL form line in their past five matches. They have conceded 50 points or more in their past two matches - losing to the Eels (50-12) and the Storm (54-18). They have also recently posted a 70-4 victory over the struggling Warriors. The Raiders have a LLLWL record in their most recent five.

The Knights rank 10th in attack, scoring an average of 27 points (five tries) per match, compared with 25 points (4.5 tries) per match for the Raiders. The Knights also rank 10th in defence, conceding 5.2 tries per match, compared with 5.4 for the Raiders. Canberra has a 7-4 record at home, while the Knights have won three and lost seven on the road.

Team changes: For the Raiders, Lachlan Cooper replaces Erin Clark at starting hooker, after Clark switched to dummy half, late, last week. Clark is named at starting half back, but he's also named at half back for Mounties. It could be expected he will be at Aubrey Keech Reserve on Saturday, rather than playing Holden Cup. He's also named on the reserves list for firsts, but is not expected to be required. Sato Ketia-Opo comes into the top 17 on the bench, with Will Samuel dropping to No. 18.

For the Knights, Eddy Tuilotolava will start at prop, with Cameron King dropping to the bench. Brodie Jones comes into the second row, with Sam McIntyre also dropping to the interchange line up. Viko Puliuvea drops out of the top 17.

Opposition to watch: In the spine, fullback Matt Cooper and half Hayden Loughrey have nine try assists each, and five eighth Jack Johns five. Johns is the son of former Knights five eighth, Matthew Johns. Those figures are consistent with a team that is not in the top eight sides in attack. Tom Starling (14) has most try assists for the Knights this season, but he's only played 11 games in this grade - and will be turning out in the NSW Premiership team this weekend. Matt Cooper is the top try scorer for the Knights (15) - and has made 19 line breaks, 104 tackle breaks, and runs over 130 metres from 14 runs per match. Centre Heath Gibbs has 14 tries, while Raiders fans will recall his centre partner, Cory Denniss, scored two tries on his NRL debut last year... against the Green Machine. Denniss has only played seven games in this grade this season.

In the forwards, Eddy Tuilotolava (115 metres from 12 runs per match) and Sam McIntyre (106 metres from 13 runs) are the top metre eaters, while captain and lock, Zac Hosking (35 per match) and McIntyre (30 tackles per match) are the top tacklers.

Our tip: When these two teams last met - in Round 10 at Hunter Stadium - the Knights produced a big 32-6 victory. The Knights have put in some poor recent performances, but so have the Raiders. The Raiders also look like they will be without half Erin Clark. The Knights have a top eight spot still on the line, while Canberra is just playing for pride. On balance, a Newcastle win looks more likely.

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2017 Holden Cup: Rd 25 V Knights

Post by julian87 » August 22, 2017, 11:21 pm

Will Erin Clark play 3 games this week?

Is he capable?
well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious.

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Re: 2017 Holden Cup: Rd 25 V Knights

Post by greeneyed » August 24, 2017, 12:36 pm

NYC MATCH PREVIEW: Raiders v Knights

The Canberra Raiders under 20’s will be looking to take revenge on the Newcastle Knights and make the most of their final home game of the season.

With finals football still on the cards for Newcastle, the Raiders will be out to spoil their party and get payback for their 32-6 defeat back in round 10.

Read more: http://www.raiders.com.au/news/2017/08/ ... ew_ra.html
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2017 Holden Cup: Rd 25 V Knights

Post by The Greenhouse » August 25, 2017, 2:40 pm

Welcome to our coverage of today's Holden Cup clash between the Canberra Raiders and Newcastle Knights. It is a beautiful blue sky afternoon in Canberra, currently 14.5C. We're heading for an overnight low of -3C.

Final team lineups:

Canberra Raiders

1. Paul Roache
2. Harry Van Dartel
3. Sebastian Kris
4. Mikaele Ravalawa
5. Andre Niko
6. Derek Hay
22. Timoci Vatubuli
8. Emre Guler
9. Lachlan Cooper
10. Fabien Paletua-Kiri
11. Daniel Keir
12. Jacob Field
15. Hudson Young

13. Kye Madden
14. Sato Keita-Opo
16. Zac Masters
20. Kalani Going

Newcastle Knights

1. Matt Cooper
2. Mitch Andrews
3. Cory Denniss
4. Heath Gibbs
5. Kainoa Gudgeon
6. Jack Johns
7. Hayden Loughrey
8. Eddy Tuilotolava
9. Nash Birch
10. Matt Croker
11. Brodie Jones
12. Kurtis Dark
13. Zac Hosking

14. Luke Huth
15. Henry Penn
17. Cameron King
18. Viko Puliuvea

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Re: 2017 Holden Cup: Rd 25 V Knights

Post by The Greenhouse » August 25, 2017, 3:47 pm

We are two minutes into the first half... it is still 0-0. As expected Erin Clark is playing for Mounties tomorrow.

It is an historic match... it is the last we will see of Holden Cup at Canberra Stadium... and the last Under 20s team in Raiders colours... at least for some time.

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Re: 2017 Holden Cup: Rd 25 V Knights

Post by The Greenhouse » August 25, 2017, 3:51 pm

6th min TRY RAIDERS to Harry Van Dartel, chasing a Derek Hay kick to the try line. Converted Andre Niko from out wide.

Raiders 6-0

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Re: 2017 Holden Cup: Rd 25 V Knights

Post by The Greenhouse » August 25, 2017, 3:54 pm

9th min TRY RAIDERS to Jacob Field, the second rower from the Queanbeyan Blues cleans up the ball after the Knights can't handle a kick and he scores! Niko converts again.

Raiders 12-0

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Re: 2017 Holden Cup: Rd 25 V Knights

Post by The Greenhouse » August 25, 2017, 4:13 pm

24th min TRY KNIGHTS to Heath Gibbs in the corner off the back of a repeat set. Canberra held them up over the line on the previous tackle, but they spread it to the other side of the field. Converted from the sideline by Kurtis Dark.

Raiders 12-6

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Re: 2017 Holden Cup: Rd 25 V Knights

Post by The Greenhouse » August 25, 2017, 4:15 pm

28th min Incredible double kick ahead from Canberra, but sadly it's not rewarded with a try on the next tackle.

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Re: 2017 Holden Cup: Rd 25 V Knights

Post by The Greenhouse » August 25, 2017, 4:25 pm

38th min TRY RAIDERS to Mikaele Ravalawa. Niko cannot convert.

Raiders 16-6

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Re: 2017 Holden Cup: Rd 25 V Knights

Post by The Greenhouse » August 25, 2017, 4:27 pm

HALF TIME

Canberra Raiders 16
Newcastle Knights 6

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Re: 2017 Holden Cup: Rd 25 V Knights

Post by The Greenhouse » August 25, 2017, 4:38 pm

We're back underway in the second half.

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Re: 2017 Holden Cup: Rd 25 V Knights

Post by The Greenhouse » August 25, 2017, 4:48 pm

48th min TRY KNIGHTS to centre Heath Gibbs, his second of the day, converted by Kurtis Dark.

Raiders 16-12

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Re: 2017 Holden Cup: Rd 25 V Knights

Post by The Greenhouse » August 25, 2017, 4:51 pm

52nd min TRY KNIGHTS in the corner to winger Mitch Andrews. No conversion.

Raiders 16
Knights 16

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Re: 2017 Holden Cup: Rd 25 V Knights

Post by The Greenhouse » August 25, 2017, 4:59 pm

58th min TRY RAIDERS to Sebastian Kris in the north western corner. Niko can't convert from the sideline.

Raiders 20-16

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Re: 2017 Holden Cup: Rd 25 V Knights

Post by The Greenhouse » August 25, 2017, 5:12 pm

70th min Raiders still lead 20-16.

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Re: 2017 Holden Cup: Rd 25 V Knights

Post by The Greenhouse » August 25, 2017, 5:17 pm

74th min Raiders nearly score, but it's ruled dead!

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Re: 2017 Holden Cup: Rd 25 V Knights

Post by The Greenhouse » August 25, 2017, 5:19 pm

75th min TRY KNIGHTS to winger Kainoa Gudgeon in the corner, off the seven tackle set. No conversion.

Raiders 20
Knights 20

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Re: 2017 Holden Cup: Rd 25 V Knights

Post by The Greenhouse » August 25, 2017, 5:21 pm

77th min Raiders charged down a field goal attempt... and they get six again. Now they're held up in the corner!

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Re: 2017 Holden Cup: Rd 25 V Knights

Post by The Greenhouse » August 25, 2017, 5:22 pm

78th min Another field goal attempt blocked... and six again!

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Re: 2017 Holden Cup: Rd 25 V Knights

Post by CJR » August 25, 2017, 5:23 pm

I can see a repeat of this coming later...

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Re: 2017 Holden Cup: Rd 25 V Knights

Post by The Greenhouse » August 25, 2017, 5:23 pm

79th min FIELD GOAL KNIGHTS to Jack Johns.

Knights 21-20

FULL TIME

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Re: 2017 Holden Cup: Rd 25 V Knights

Post by The Greenhouse » August 25, 2017, 7:03 pm

NYC MATCH REPORT: Heartbreak for young Canberra Raiders

The Canberra Raiders have fallen agonisingly short of claiming a win in their final home game of the season going down to the Newcastle Knights 21-20.

The Raiders held the lead from the opening minutes of the game, only falling behind thanks to a Jack Jones field goal in the dying moments of the game.

The Raiders started the game without exciting playmaker Erin Clark who was promoted to Mounties prior to the game. This meant Kalani Going got the ‘C’ next to his name on the team sheet while Timoci Vatubuli moved into the halves in place of Clark.

Read more: http://www.raiders.com.au/news/2017/08/ ... t_hea.html

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