2016 Finals Wk 3 V Storm: Teams and Previews

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Who will win?

Raiders 13+
4
22%
Raiders 1-12
13
72%
Storm 1-12
1
6%
Storm 13+
0
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Total votes: 18

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2016 Finals Wk 3 V Storm: Teams and Previews

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2016 Finals Wk 3 V Storm: Teams and Previews

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Canberra Raiders V Melbourne Storm
Saturday 24 September 7:40pm
Melbourne Park
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TV coverage: Nine, Fox Sports live
Radio: ABC, 2CC, Mix 106.6

The Raiders now move to the preliminary final in Melbourne to face the Storm. Who do you think should line up for the Green Machine? Tell us your team here and see how you go in comparison to the official squad when announced. We will include the official line ups in the first post of this thread as soon as they're available.

Canberra Raiders

1. Jack Wighton 2. Edrick Lee 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Joseph Leilua 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Blake Austin 7. Aidan Sezer 8. Junior Paulo 9. Josh Hodgson 10. Shannon Boyd 11. Josh Papalii 12. Elliot Whitehead 13. Iosia Soliola

14. Kurt Baptiste 15. Luke Bateman 16. Paul Vaughan 17. Joseph Tapine

Melbourne Storm

1. Cameron Munster 2. Suliasi Vunivalu 3. Will Chambers 4. Cheyse Blair 5. Marika Koroibete 6. Blake Green 7. Cooper Cronk 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Cameron Smith 10. Jordan McLean 11. Kevin Proctor 12. Tohu Harris 13. Dale Finucane

14. Kenneath Bromwich 15. Tim Glasby 16. Christian Welch 17. Ben Hampton 20. Matt White 21. Felise Kaufusi

Officials:

Referees: Matt Cecchin, Alan Shortall
Sideline Officials: Michael Wise, Jeff Younis
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Gus tweeted that the cowboys reported 3 neck injuries out of their Storm game. Hopefully the media gets on the bandwagon to crack down on the wrestle.
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Austin and Priest both injured at training, I call for all training to be banned this week


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Team list for the Raiders:

1. Badass Jack
2. Badass Eddie
3. Badass Jarrod
4. Badass Joey
5. Badass Jordy
6. Badass Blake
7. Badass Aidan
8. Badass Junior
9. Badass Josh
10. Badass Shannon
11. Badass Papa
12. Badass Elliot
13. Badass Sia

14. Badass Kurt
15. Badass Bateman
16. Badass Paul
17. Badass Tarps
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Same 17 as last week in my opinion its our best 17.
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Same team.
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Rob wrote:Same 17 as last week in my opinion its our best 17.
100%.
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^^^
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Confident we can get the job done, if we play for the full 80.
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raiderskater wrote:Team list for the Raiders:

1. Badass Jack
2. Badass Eddie
3. Badass Jarrod
4. Badass Joey
5. Badass Jordy
6. Badass Blake
7. Badass Aidan
8. Badass Junior
9. Badass Josh
10. Badass Shannon
11. Badass Papa
12. Badass Elliot
13. Badass Sia

14. Badass Kurt
15. Badass Bateman
16. Badass Paul
17. Badass Tarps
This team looks like a BADASS choice to me.
I also agree this is our best 17 players.
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Does anyone need tickets? They could use our code as we can't get to Melbourne - or is it open to all Raiders fans today? Hope we get a massive turnout in Green down there to cheer the boys on!
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Whitehead cleared to play.
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A finals game where we aren't worrying about injury or suspension in the lead up!

Excellent.
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No charges from last night's match!

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Nice. Debatably our first choice team fit and healthy going into the final two weeks, with our first choice reserve half, outside back, fullback and forwards match fit and ready.

Can't ask for better than that.
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The MRC really is a lottery, isnt it?
Even if charged he'd have been fine, but its nice that he doesnt have any carry overs waiting for him
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We can win this but we need to be at our absolute best.

Heard Steve Jackson on grandstand. He had been to the game and Ricky invited him into the sheds before the game. He said it was amazing how much respect the playing group had for Ricky and that the team was incredibly lucky relaxed before the game.

We prepared for the storm a few weeks ago and beat them at their own game. We can do it again.

They are the best team at playing structure and defending structure but our attack isn't based on that which gives us an edge.

Should be an absolute belter of a game. Let's get down there and pillage a grand final berth!
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As much as I want to win this so we can go on to win the comp, I want to win it more to make sure we stop Cronulla from winning in the GF!
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Wonder how injury cover works with Mounties playing a GF in Sydney the next day? We obviously need some cover but can't pull too many blokes out of that game. Few guys on standby in Melbourne Saturday night and fly them back to Sydney first thing Sunday?
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Azza wrote:As much as I want to win this so we can go on to win the comp, I want to win it more to make sure we stop Cronulla from winning in the GF!
Is there something wrong with me wanting to see Gallen, Fifita, and Ennis crying while our boys celebrate?
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AJL wrote:
Azza wrote:As much as I want to win this so we can go on to win the comp, I want to win it more to make sure we stop Cronulla from winning in the GF!
Is there something wrong with me wanting to see Gallen, Fifita, and Ennis crying while our boys celebrate?
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Rob wrote:Same 17 as last week in my opinion its our best 17.
So you are going to roll out with Sammy and a broken Clay priest? I'll have the same team as last night!


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Flights booked. Seriously cannot wait.
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DarkRaider wrote:Wonder how injury cover works with Mounties playing a GF in Sydney the next day? We obviously need some cover but can't pull too many blokes out of that game. Few guys on standby in Melbourne Saturday night and fly them back to Sydney first thing Sunday?
I would take Lima, Fenton, Williams, Brenko and possibly The horse.

Most of them would be used to the travel etc so it should not knock them around too much.


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AJL wrote:
Azza wrote:As much as I want to win this so we can go on to win the comp, I want to win it more to make sure we stop Cronulla from winning in the GF!
Is there something wrong with me wanting to see Gallen, Fifita, and Ennis crying while our boys celebrate?
If that's wrong, I don't want to be right...
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raiderskater wrote:
AJL wrote:
Azza wrote:As much as I want to win this so we can go on to win the comp, I want to win it more to make sure we stop Cronulla from winning in the GF!
Is there something wrong with me wanting to see Gallen, Fifita, and Ennis crying while our boys celebrate?
If that's wrong, I don't want to be right...
Correct err err I mean wrong
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I think this will be a game the boys will learn a lot from no matter if we win or lose.

The Storm will play the game with old heads, expect a lot of mind games during the game and knowing when to speed up and slow down the game.

Even the way Smith talks to the refs will be about getting the storm an advantage

This will be the sly old foxes against the young youthful enthusiastic pups.
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Even if we lose I am just so proud of them. Losing away to Melbourne in a prelim is nothing to be ashamed of. Just want to see them fight.
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We gave it to this team last start, their attack couldn't break our defence
We turn up with that same level of commitment defensively and we're going to the big one
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Their structured attack suits our defense well, we just need to get three or four tries through their line.
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Yeah it's the same old story for us, if we can score 20 points I think we win the game
We've got to figure out a way to score 3-4 tries and we need that gritty, determined defence to stand up again

If that happens, sydney awaits
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Flights and tickets booked for the Storm game, sooo pumped. Go you mighty Raiders! Can't wait!
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Pigman wrote:Yeah it's the same old story for us, if we can score 20 points I think we win the game
We've got to figure out a way to score 3-4 tries and we need that gritty, determined defence to stand up again

If that happens, sydney awaits
I don't want to jinx us. I know the Storm will be super tough. But I have a feeling we can pull this off.
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Slightly off topic, but what's the go with the giant heads? Are they already in the stadium and part of the NRL "finals experience" or are people bringing them in...I've seen them in all the crowds so far.

They are pretty cool, but must be annoying for the people behind them :)
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Victor05 wrote:Slightly off topic, but what's the go with the giant heads? Are they already in the stadium and part of the NRL "finals experience" or are people bringing them in...I've seen them in all the crowds so far.

They are pretty cool, but must be annoying for the people behind them :)
channel 9 bring them around and give them to random people, they do them at most of their big games, its just not normally us playing
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