2017 Rd 9 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

All the news on the Canberra Raiders NRL team, all in one place

Moderator: GH Moderators

Who will win?

Raiders 13+
4
31%
Raiders 1-12
5
38%
Draw
0
No votes
Bulldogs 1-12
2
15%
Bulldogs 13+
2
15%
 
Total votes: 13

User avatar
greeneyed
Don Furner
Posts: 125355
Joined: January 7, 2005, 4:21 pm

2017 Rd 9 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Post by greeneyed » April 21, 2017, 9:44 pm

2017 Rd 9 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews

Image

Canberra Raiders V Canterbury Bulldogs
Saturday 29 April 5:30pm
Stadium Australia
Tickets: Click here
TV coverage: Fox League live Channel 502
Radio: ABC, 2CC

The Raiders head to Sydney for the first time in 2017 to meet the Canterbury Bulldogs at the Olympic Stadium. 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.

OFFICIAL SQUADS

Canberra Raiders

1. Jack Wighton 2. Nick Cotric 3. Jarrod Croker c 4. Joey Leilua 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Blake Austin 7. Aidan Sezer 8. Junior Paulo 9. Josh Hodgson 10. Shannon Boyd 11. Josh Papalii 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Joe Tapine

14. Adam Clydsdale 15. Luke Bateman 16. Clay Priest 17. Sia Soliola

18. Dunamis Lui 19. Scott Sorensen 20. Makahesi Makatoa 21. Lachlan Croker

Canterbury Bulldogs

1. Brett Morris 2. Kerrod Holland 3. Josh Morris 4. Brenko Lee 5. Marcelo Montoya 6. Josh Reynolds 7. Moses Mbye 8. Aiden Tolman 9. Michael Lichaa 10. James Graham 11. Josh Jackson 12. Greg Eastwood 13. David Klemmer

14. Sam Kasiano 15. Danny Fualalo 16. Adam Elliott 17. Raymond Faitala-Mariner

19. Francis Tualau 20. Matt Frawley 21. Reimis Smith 23. Will Hopoate

Officials:

Referee: Henry Perenara; Assistant Referee: Chris James
Touch judges: Brett Suttor and Kasey Badger
Review Official: Ben Galea; Senior RO: Bernard Sutton

Match Hashtags: #NRL #WeareRaiders #BleedGreen #NRLBulldogsRaiders

The Greenhouse Hashtags: #WearGreen2017 #FromAllAngles

NSW Premiership teams: Click here
Holden Cup teams: Click here

Follow us on Facebook: The Greenhouse Forum, Twitter: @TheGHRaiders and Instagram: @TheGHRaiders
Image

ultramikele
Clinton Schifcofske
Posts: 592
Joined: April 30, 2014, 6:48 pm
Favourite Player: Terry Campese
Location: Canberra

Re: 2017 Rd 9 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews

Post by ultramikele » April 21, 2017, 10:04 pm

1. Wighton
2. Cotric
3. Croker
4. Leilua
5. Rapana
6. Austin
7. Sezer
8. Paulo
9. Hodgson
10. Boyd
11. Papalii
12. Whitehead
13. Soliola

14. Turner
15. Priest
16. Taylor
17. Tapine

exrefhollywood
Sam Backo
Posts: 179
Joined: July 17, 2011, 6:06 pm
Favourite Player: thurling

Re: 2017 Rd 9 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews

Post by exrefhollywood » April 21, 2017, 10:04 pm

can dave taylor get a gurnsey

-GD-
Don Furner
Posts: 22553
Joined: February 10, 2007, 10:58 pm
Favourite Player: Mal Meninga, Terry Campese, Troy Thompson
Location: ACT

Re: 2017 Rd 9 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews

Post by -GD- » April 21, 2017, 10:36 pm

Out: Lui, Clydesdale, Bateman
In: Priest, Turner, Taylor

ultramikele
Clinton Schifcofske
Posts: 592
Joined: April 30, 2014, 6:48 pm
Favourite Player: Terry Campese
Location: Canberra

Re: 2017 Rd 9 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews

Post by ultramikele » April 21, 2017, 10:37 pm

-GD- wrote:Out: Lui, Clydesdale, Bateman
In: Priest, Turner, Taylor
yep yep! Has to happen.

User avatar
Ruben Daley
Brett Mullins
Posts: 1589
Joined: June 13, 2007, 4:52 pm
Favourite Player: Kenny Nagas

Re: 2017 Rd 9 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews

Post by Ruben Daley » April 21, 2017, 11:43 pm

This might have been raised elsewhere and I've missed it but does anyone reckon Taylor is not being picked to keep his price down on the second-year option? Pretty sure the deadline is May. A firing Taylor would be worth $200K more than an unproven one. Just a thought.

EJ
David Furner
Posts: 3552
Joined: February 11, 2005, 11:38 am

Re: 2017 Rd 9 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews

Post by EJ » April 21, 2017, 11:53 pm

That would not be supported by me.

It's hard to get a real read on it because he HAS had an ankle injury but if there is a real reason he's being held back, I hope it's a genuine attempt to ease him back into the NRL. That Sticky is holding his nerve with the temptation to play Taylor in the earlier stages of the season for hopefully a better payout at the business end.

User avatar
Ruben Daley
Brett Mullins
Posts: 1589
Joined: June 13, 2007, 4:52 pm
Favourite Player: Kenny Nagas

Re: 2017 Rd 9 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews

Post by Ruben Daley » April 22, 2017, 12:00 am

Yeah, I reckon you're right, EJ. Just letting my post-loss mood construct conspiracies. I should have more faith (even though the conspiracy theory would result in a better squad next year and has only been a problem tonight as we won the previous three so isn't too bad really).

User avatar
greeneyed
Don Furner
Posts: 125355
Joined: January 7, 2005, 4:21 pm

Re: 2017 Rd 9 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews

Post by greeneyed » April 22, 2017, 12:07 am

No, he's been injured and only played 15 minutes for a few weeks.
Image

Sydney_Raider
Clinton Schifcofske
Posts: 547
Joined: June 8, 2008, 8:59 am

Re: 2017 Rd 9 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews

Post by Sydney_Raider » April 22, 2017, 8:32 am

ultramikele wrote:1. Wighton
2. Cotric
3. Croker
4. Leilua
5. Rapana
6. Austin
7. Sezer
8. Paulo
9. Hodgson
10. Boyd
11. Papalii
12. Whitehead
13. Soliola

14. Turner
15. Priest
16. Taylor
17. Tapine
Whist not sold on Turner, I think this 17 is the way to go.

User avatar
edwahu
Laurie Daley
Posts: 18662
Joined: January 13, 2005, 5:22 pm

Re: 2017 Rd 9 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews

Post by edwahu » April 22, 2017, 9:34 am

I dont think Clydesdale is that bad. I suppose Turner offers a bit more versatility. Who is actually playing well for Mounties?

Agree on the rest of the changes though.

User avatar
Canberra Milk
Laurie Daley
Posts: 10722
Joined: January 6, 2005, 8:44 pm
Favourite Player: Leipana

Re: 2017 Rd 9 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews

Post by Canberra Milk » April 22, 2017, 9:46 am

Surely Taylor has to come into the 17

User avatar
Northern Raider
Mal Meninga
Posts: 21925
Joined: June 19, 2007, 8:17 am
Favourite Player: Dean Lance
Location: Greener pastures

Re: 2017 Rd 9 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews

Post by Northern Raider » April 22, 2017, 9:50 am

Canberra Milk wrote:Surely Taylor has to come into the 17
Yep. Lacking that impact off the bench right now. Defenses are keying on Paulo and Boyd knowing they get a reprieve when thise guys spell. Taylor coming on keeps the grunt.

Sent from my SM-G920I using The Greenhouse mobile app powered by Tapatalk
* The author assumes no responsibility for the topicality, correctness, completeness or quality of information provided.

User avatar
Azza
Ruben Wiki
Posts: 5978
Joined: February 16, 2005, 10:12 am

Re: 2017 Rd 9 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews

Post by Azza » April 22, 2017, 9:52 am

I don't think any of us really know if Taylor is fit enough to be playing NRL yet. Clearly Lui isn't an option that inspires confidence so there must be a clear reason Stuart is holding Taylor back, perhaps to do with that ankle problem

User avatar
Woodgers
Bradley Clyde
Posts: 8114
Joined: February 1, 2005, 10:34 pm
Favourite Player: Nick Cotric

Re: 2017 Rd 9 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews

Post by Woodgers » April 22, 2017, 10:15 am

So is Turner actually playing good footy or are people swapping Clydesdale out because we've had a loss so we better punt as many sacrificial lambs as possible to shake things up?

I haven't posted much on here over the past 12 or so months but when I have it has often been to express the importance of the job Baptiste does. We're seeing it now. I'd love to see where we'd be on the ladder if he had of played every game this season, i'm happy to suggest that his energy and play is that vital that we'd be at least 4 points better off considering the tight games we've been in.
We continue to **** about with blokes that are part of some fraternity. It's infuriating.

User avatar
edwahu
Laurie Daley
Posts: 18662
Joined: January 13, 2005, 5:22 pm

Re: 2017 Rd 9 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews

Post by edwahu » April 22, 2017, 10:35 am

Clydesdale has played about 20 minutes in 8 weeks, so I think people just see him as a wasted spot.

User avatar
BadnMean
John Ferguson
Posts: 2560
Joined: May 13, 2013, 5:30 pm
Favourite Player: chicka

Re: 2017 Rd 9 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews

Post by BadnMean » April 22, 2017, 10:54 am

Woodgers wrote:So is Turner actually playing good footy or are people swapping Clydesdale out because we've had a loss so we better punt as many sacrificial lambs as possible to shake things up?

I haven't posted much on here over the past 12 or so months but when I have it has often been to express the importance of the job Baptiste does. We're seeing it now. I'd love to see where we'd be on the ladder if he had of played every game this season, i'm happy to suggest that his energy and play is that vital that we'd be at least 4 points better off considering the tight games we've been in.
I agree, he's a super little player. But it would be very unwise not to address our issues in closing out close games and just assume we'll be awesome again when Baptiste returns to save us.

User avatar
keekee
Clinton Schifcofske
Posts: 595
Joined: August 18, 2010, 5:18 pm
Favourite Player: campese
Location: lismore

Re: 2017 Rd 9 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews

Post by keekee » April 22, 2017, 10:55 am

Taylor for Liu.... Sia starting lock and Tapine back to bench. Pretty sure Priest is out for another week at least.

User avatar
Raidersfan
Ruben Wiki
Posts: 5431
Joined: March 16, 2013, 4:39 pm
Favourite Player: George Clooney

Re: 2017 Rd 9 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews

Post by Raidersfan » April 22, 2017, 11:07 am

Azza wrote:I don't think any of us really know if Taylor is fit enough to be playing NRL yet. Clearly Lui isn't an option that inspires confidence so there must be a clear reason Stuart is holding Taylor back, perhaps to do with that ankle problem
I think he is fine .. he was involved in pregame warmup and seemed to be running freely albeit his ankle was strapped and he was seen on the captains run pics.

Will be interesting to see if he gets a run in Mounties this weekend.

As I've said before I don't know what Stuart sees in Lui
I don't post facts

User avatar
Azza
Ruben Wiki
Posts: 5978
Joined: February 16, 2005, 10:12 am

Re: 2017 Rd 9 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews

Post by Azza » April 22, 2017, 11:43 am

Hmmm, not sure, maybe he's trying to get Taylor as much game time in mounties to get him as hungry as possible.

I don't know if Manly's ploy of niggling us and slowing the game to shut down our outside backs is going to be an effective ploy against us in the long term - IMO all 4 of our outside backs, and particularly BJ and Rapana, are too good not to find a way to overcome it. But I suspect the Bulldogs and a few teams over the next little while will try to replicate it.

User avatar
greeneyed
Don Furner
Posts: 125355
Joined: January 7, 2005, 4:21 pm

Re: 2017 Rd 9 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews

Post by greeneyed » April 22, 2017, 11:45 am

Azza wrote:I don't think any of us really know if Taylor is fit enough to be playing NRL yet. Clearly Lui isn't an option that inspires confidence so there must be a clear reason Stuart is holding Taylor back, perhaps to do with that ankle problem
Most recent problem is a calf.
Image

User avatar
Dusty
Jason Croker
Posts: 4604
Joined: December 21, 2009, 12:25 pm
Favourite Player: Past:Daley
Present: Hodgson

Re: 2017 Rd 9 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews

Post by Dusty » April 22, 2017, 11:54 am

I'd like to see Ricky split Boyd and Paulo up.... I only think this can happen if Priest is in the side. So assuming he is available, I'd like to see:
1. Wighton
2. Cotric
3. Croker
4. Leilua
5. Rapana
6. Austin
7. Sezer
8. Priest
9. Hodgson
10. Boyd
11. Papalii
12. Whitehead
13. Soliola

14. Clydesdale / Turner
15. Taylor
16. Paulo
17. Tapine


Sent from my iPhone using The Greenhouse mobile app powered by Tapatalk
2019: 1. Wighton 2. Cotric 3. Croker (c) 4 Leilua 5. Oldfield (Rapana) 6. Williams 7. Sezer 8. Sutton 9. Hodgson (c) 10. Papalii 11. Tapine 12. Whitehead 13. J.Bateman ----
14. Havili 15. Soliola 16. Guler 17. Lui

User avatar
gangrenous
Ricky Stuart
Posts: 9381
Joined: May 12, 2007, 10:42 pm

Re: 2017 Rd 9 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews

Post by gangrenous » April 22, 2017, 12:42 pm

BadnMean wrote: I agree, he's a super little player. But it would be very unwise not to address our issues in closing out close games and just assume we'll be awesome again when Baptiste returns to save us.
Possibly in 2018 Image

User avatar
Azza
Ruben Wiki
Posts: 5978
Joined: February 16, 2005, 10:12 am

Re: 2017 Rd 9 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews

Post by Azza » April 22, 2017, 12:49 pm

I support moving Tapine and one of our big boppers back to the bench... right now there's a big gap between our first 13 and our next 4.

Green thumbs
Ken Nagas
Posts: 135
Joined: August 29, 2016, 9:29 am
Favourite Player: Jarrod Croker
Location: Canberra

Re: 2017 Rd 9 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews

Post by Green thumbs » April 22, 2017, 2:50 pm

Woodgers wrote:So is Turner actually playing good footy or are people swapping Clydesdale out because we've had a loss so we better punt as many sacrificial lambs as possible to shake things up?

I haven't posted much on here over the past 12 or so months but when I have it has often been to express the importance of the job Baptiste does. We're seeing it now. I'd love to see where we'd be on the ladder if he had of played every game this season, i'm happy to suggest that his energy and play is that vital that we'd be at least 4 points better off considering the tight games we've been in.
I had the same thought about Baptiste. Last night I found myself wishing he was there to run out and add that extra energy and zippiness when others were flagging. He might have got us over the line in the 3 very close games we have lost.

User avatar
Woodgers
Bradley Clyde
Posts: 8114
Joined: February 1, 2005, 10:34 pm
Favourite Player: Nick Cotric

Re: 2017 Rd 9 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews

Post by Woodgers » April 22, 2017, 3:03 pm

His biggest attributes are the huge energy he brings to the contest helping to swing the momentum in our favour, and his use of the forwards. Josh Hodgson is most definitely the most important player we have but Kurt gives the forwards faster, sharper and crisper passes for them to wind up on so when you combine that with the pace he plays and the energy we get with his injection, we're normally coming home each half with a wet sail.
We continue to **** about with blokes that are part of some fraternity. It's infuriating.

raiderskater
John Ferguson
Posts: 2904
Joined: July 26, 2015, 8:24 pm
Favourite Player: Croker, Cotric, Sezer
Location: The Land of Lime Green

Re: 2017 Rd 9 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews

Post by raiderskater » April 22, 2017, 3:31 pm

Taylor and Priest are injured, aren't they? Not sure why people keep bringing them up as if Ricky is choosing to keep them out.

*

I'm really excited about this. This will be my first ever Raiders away game! I've never been to one before, but I will drive up on Saturday to see this!
And to all the people who doubted me, hello to them as well. - Mark Webber, Raiders Ballboy and Unluckiest F1 Driver Ever

I'm attacking in the right way, instead of just...attacking in the general direction. - Max Aaron (also eerily apropos for the Green Machine)

Green eyed Mick
Laurie Daley
Posts: 13410
Joined: February 26, 2010, 6:01 pm
Favourite Player: Brett Mullins
Location: Canberra :(

Re: 2017 Rd 9 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews

Post by Green eyed Mick » April 22, 2017, 3:41 pm

Happy to see Lui replaced. Other than that I don't think team changes are required but a few of our forwards need to pull their fingers out. Only two of our starting forwards ran for more than 100 metres on the weekend. If that happens this week we'll lose by 20.

User avatar
-PJ-
Laurie Daley
Posts: 17332
Joined: May 8, 2010, 1:58 pm
Favourite Player: Joseph Tapine
Location: 416.9 km from GIO Stadium

Re: 2017 Rd 9 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews

Post by -PJ- » April 22, 2017, 3:47 pm

Lets just play smarter.
She it....
3rd Battalion Royal Australian Regiment..Old Faithful
#emptythetank :shock:
I am not an alcoholic, I'm a binge drinker lacking opportunity..

User avatar
Raidersfan
Ruben Wiki
Posts: 5431
Joined: March 16, 2013, 4:39 pm
Favourite Player: George Clooney

Re: 2017 Rd 9 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews

Post by Raidersfan » April 22, 2017, 4:14 pm

raiderskater wrote:Taylor and Priest are injured, aren't they? Not sure why people keep bringing them up as if Ricky is choosing to keep them out.

*

I'm really excited about this. This will be my first ever Raiders away game! I've never been to one before, but I will drive up on Saturday to see this!
Taylor was fit to play yesterday.

Might be going to the big smoke next weekend as well.
I don't post facts

User avatar
BadnMean
John Ferguson
Posts: 2560
Joined: May 13, 2013, 5:30 pm
Favourite Player: chicka

Re: 2017 Rd 9 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews

Post by BadnMean » April 22, 2017, 5:48 pm

Azza wrote:I support moving Tapine and one of our big boppers back to the bench... right now there's a big gap between our first 13 and our next 4.
I agree, but the other way to solve this is to bring a big bopper onto the bench...

1. Wighton
2. Cotric
3. Croker
4. Leilua
5. Rapana
6. Austin
7. Sezer
8. Paulo
9. Hodgson
10. Boyd
11. Papalii
12. Whitehead
13. Soliola

14. Clydesdale
15. Taylor
16. Priest (Bateman if Priest still injured, not sure what happened to him actually)
17. Tapine

At the moment Sia and Tapine are out of sorts. Maybe a swap would do them good.

Bateman isn't at his best, still getting used to week in, week out FG imo or maybe he just reached his ceiling already.

DT on the bench gives us a player who can make a genuine impact and rattle some cages or get us a solid 10m even rucking off our goal line though sheer strength.

Green eyed Mick
Laurie Daley
Posts: 13410
Joined: February 26, 2010, 6:01 pm
Favourite Player: Brett Mullins
Location: Canberra :(

Re: 2017 Rd 9 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews

Post by Green eyed Mick » April 22, 2017, 6:40 pm

BadnMean wrote:
Azza wrote:I support moving Tapine and one of our big boppers back to the bench... right now there's a big gap between our first 13 and our next 4.
I agree, but the other way to solve this is to bring a big bopper onto the bench...

1. Wighton
2. Cotric
3. Croker
4. Leilua
5. Rapana
6. Austin
7. Sezer
8. Paulo
9. Hodgson
10. Boyd
11. Papalii
12. Whitehead
13. Soliola

14. Clydesdale
15. Taylor
16. Priest (Bateman if Priest still injured, not sure what happened to him actually)
17. Tapine

At the moment Sia and Tapine are out of sorts. Maybe a swap would do them good.

Bateman isn't at his best, still getting used to week in, week out FG imo or maybe he just reached his ceiling already.

DT on the bench gives us a player who can make a genuine impact and rattle some cages or get us a solid 10m even rucking off our goal line though sheer strength.
I would start priest. Bring Sia off the bench for better balance

User avatar
Question
Laurie Daley
Posts: 13681
Joined: May 20, 2007, 5:13 pm

Re: 2017 Rd 9 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews

Post by Question » April 22, 2017, 8:02 pm

I'd be mixing that pack up a bit, 2 overweight gronks starting the game ain't going to cut it against the dogs of war.

User avatar
Azza
Ruben Wiki
Posts: 5978
Joined: February 16, 2005, 10:12 am

Re: 2017 Rd 9 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews

Post by Azza » April 22, 2017, 8:29 pm

Well said Waddle MatthewBum.

User avatar
RaiderSpark
Glenn Lazarus
Posts: 336
Joined: May 19, 2011, 9:19 pm
Favourite Player: Past:Mal Meninga
Present:Jarrod Croker
Location: Sydney

Re: 2017 Rd 9 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews

Post by RaiderSpark » April 22, 2017, 11:21 pm

1.Wighton
2.Cotric
3.Croker
4.Leilua
5.Rapana
6.Austin
7.Sezer
8.Paulo
9.Hodgson
10.Boyd
11.Papalii
12.Whitehead
13.Tapine

14.Clydesdale
15.Soliola
16.Lima
17.Taylor
Image
Autism Awareness - Accept Understand Love

Post Reply