Page 1 of 6

2018 Rd 21 V Panthers: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Posted: July 29, 2018, 10:51 am
by greeneyed
2018 Rd 21 V Panthers: Teams and Previews

Image

Canberra Raiders V Penrith Panthers
Sunday 5 August 4:10pm
Panthers Stadium
Tickets: Click here
TV coverage: Nine, Fox League Channel 502
Radio: ABC, 2CC, Mix 106.3

After a thrashing from the Storm, the Raiders head to Penrith for a clash with the Panthers. Who should line up for the Raiders in the upcoming clash? 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 Nick Cotric, 2 Brad Abbey, 3 Blake Austin, 4 Joseph Leilua, 5 Jordan Rapana, 6 Aidan Sezer, 7 Sam Williams, 8 Iosia Soliola, 9 Josh Hodgson (c), 10 Junior Paulo, 11 Joseph Tapine, 12 Elliott Whitehead, 13 Josh Papalii

14 Dunamis Lui, 15 Shannon Boyd, 16 Siliva Havili, 17 Luke Bateman
18 Liam Knight, 19 Jack Murchie, 20 Makahesi Makatoa, 21 Emre Guler

Penrith Panthers

1 Tyrone Peachey, 2 Josh Mansour, 3 Waqa Blake, 4 Dean Whare, 5 Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, 6 James Maloney (c), 7 Nathan Cleary, 8 Moses Leota, 9 Sione Katoa, 10 James Tamou, 11 Viliame Kikau, 12 Isaah Yeo, 13 James Fisher-Harris

14 Tyrone May, 15 Trent Merrin, 16 Jack Hetherington, 17 Corey Harawira-Naera
18 Reagan Campbell-Gillard, 19 Kaide Ellis, 20 Christian Crichton, 21 Wayde Egan

Officials:

Referees: Matt Cecchin, Phil Henderson
Sideline Officials: Brett Suttor, Peter Gough
Video Referees: Ashley Klein, Ben Galea

Match Hashtags: #NRL #WeareRaiders #BleedGreen #NRLPanthersRaiders

The Greenhouse Hashtags: #WearGreen2018 #FromAllAngles

Mounties teams: Click here

Image

Plus follow us on Twitter: @TheGHRaiders and Instagram: @TheGHRaiders

Re: 2018 Rd 21 V Panthers: Teams and Previews

Posted: July 29, 2018, 10:57 am
by edwahu
I know we have a million injuries but I would really like to see Junior dropped.

Re: 2018 Rd 21 V Panthers: Teams and Previews

Posted: July 29, 2018, 10:59 am
by Azza
Has there ever been a more depressing time as a Raiders supporter?

Re: 2018 Rd 21 V Panthers: Teams and Previews

Posted: July 29, 2018, 11:08 am
by reptar
edwahu wrote:I know we have a million injuries but I would really like to see Junior dropped.
Yes please. He's not even bothering to phone it in.

Re: 2018 Rd 21 V Panthers: Teams and Previews

Posted: July 29, 2018, 11:08 am
by reptar
Azza wrote:Has there ever been a more depressing time as a Raiders supporter?
Yes

Re: 2018 Rd 21 V Panthers: Teams and Previews

Posted: July 29, 2018, 11:17 am
by Azza
reptar wrote:
July 29, 2018, 11:08 am
Azza wrote:Has there ever been a more depressing time as a Raiders supporter?
Yes
You're an idiot. I hope this helps.

Re: 2018 Rd 21 V Panthers: Teams and Previews

Posted: July 29, 2018, 11:32 am
by -PJ-
Oh goodie.

An opportunity to show the ch9 viewers how bad we stink....

Re: 2018 Rd 21 V Panthers: Teams and Previews

Posted: July 29, 2018, 12:45 pm
by Green eyed Mick
Paulo, Austin

EDIT

Re: 2018 Rd 21 V Panthers: Teams and Previews

Posted: July 29, 2018, 1:27 pm
by reptar
Azza wrote:
reptar wrote:
July 29, 2018, 11:08 am
Azza wrote:Has there ever been a more depressing time as a Raiders supporter?
Yes
You're an idiot. I hope this helps.
I was trying to help!!

Re: 2018 Rd 21 V Panthers: Teams and Previews

Posted: July 29, 2018, 2:03 pm
by Brew
Can we forfeit?

Austin to 3 if Sezer is fit. Hopefully Boyd is back to empty the tank.


Sent from my iPhone using The Greenhouse mobile app powered by Tapatalk

Re: 2018 Rd 21 V Panthers: Teams and Previews

Posted: July 29, 2018, 2:06 pm
by -PJ-
Brew wrote:
July 29, 2018, 2:03 pm
Can we forfeit?

Austin to 3 if Sezer is fit. Hopefully Boyd is back to empty the tank.


Sent from my iPhone using The Greenhouse mobile app powered by Tapatalk
Boyd has a 300 mil tank..it's emptied during warm up..

Re: 2018 Rd 21 V Panthers: Teams and Previews

Posted: July 29, 2018, 3:10 pm
by zim
1. Nick Cotric
2. Brad Abbey
3. Blake Austin
4. Joey Leilua
5. Jordan Rapana
6. Sam Williams
7. Aidan Sezer
8. Liam Knight
9. Josh Hodgson
10. Sia Soliola
11. Joseph Tapine
12. Elliot Whitehead
13. Josh Papalii

14. Siliva Havili
15. Jack Murchie
16. Luke Bateman
17. Emre Guler

Re: 2018 Rd 21 V Panthers: Teams and Previews

Posted: July 29, 2018, 3:24 pm
by -GD-
edwahu wrote:I know we have a million injuries but I would really like to see Junior dropped.

Ummm didn’t you read the article this week mate? He is giving absolutely everything he has for the rest of the season!

Re: 2018 Rd 21 V Panthers: Teams and Previews

Posted: July 29, 2018, 3:43 pm
by Brew
Important game this once since the Titans beat the Warriors. We are still a slim hope. Don’t write off the Raiders just yet.


Sent from my iPhone using The Greenhouse mobile app powered by Tapatalk

Re: 2018 Rd 21 V Panthers: Teams and Previews

Posted: July 29, 2018, 4:00 pm
by -PJ-
Brew wrote:
July 29, 2018, 3:43 pm
Important game this once since the Titans beat the Warriors. We are still a slim hope. Don’t write off the Raiders just yet.


Sent from my iPhone using The Greenhouse mobile app powered by Tapatalk
Brew...please.

Re: 2018 Rd 21 V Panthers: Teams and Previews

Posted: July 29, 2018, 4:30 pm
by greeneyed
No more room for Ricky Stuart Canberra Raiders smokescreens

The time for smokescreens is over as Ricky Stuart looks to manage a Canberra Raiders outfit walking wounded into the final five weeks of the NRL season. Stuart's playing stocks have been stretched so thin he was forced to name Michael Oldfield to fill his 21-man squad ahead of a shellacking at the hands of the Melbourne Storm, even though he knew he is facing a six-week stint on the sidelines.

"They’re discipline was just poor, they were put under pressure and they just failed the test really, simple as that. You can’t do that against Melbourne, they’re just way too clinical," Fittler said.

Read more: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/sport/ ... 4zu8z.html

Re: 2018 Rd 21 V Panthers: Teams and Previews

Posted: July 29, 2018, 4:31 pm
by BadnMean
zim wrote:
July 29, 2018, 3:10 pm
1. Nick Cotric
2. Brad Abbey
3. Blake Austin
4. Joey Leilua
5. Jordan Rapana
6. Sam Williams
7. Aidan Sezer
8. Liam Knight
9. Josh Hodgson
10. Sia Soliola
11. Joseph Tapine
12. Elliot Whitehead
13. Josh Papalii

14. Siliva Havili
15. Jack Murchie
16. Luke Bateman
17. Emre Guler
Unlike what Rickey served out last game, this line up at least like it might be able to win a game of league. They had buckleys the way they were sent out last week and played like it. Sia was a centre a decade ago.

Re: 2018 Rd 21 V Panthers: Teams and Previews

Posted: July 29, 2018, 4:38 pm
by Dusty
I’d go with

1. Austin
2. Abbey
3. Cotric
4. Leilua
5. Rapana
6. Whitehead
7. Williams
8. Lui
9. Hodgson
10. Paulo
11. Tapine
12. Soliola
13. Papalii

14. Havili
15. Murchie
16. Knight
17. Bateman


Sent from my iPhone using The Greenhouse mobile app powered by Tapatalk

Re: 2018 Rd 21 V Panthers: Teams and Previews

Posted: July 29, 2018, 7:24 pm
by Matt
My squad this wk:

1. Austin - FB is a 2nd 5/8 in atrack anyway. In our top 3 support runners at the club. Allows him to inject himself at will. Doesn't need to defend in the line.

2. Abbey - coz with our injuries, we probably have to play him somewhere*.

3. Cotric* - if he passed at all against the Storm, it was from dummyhalf, but I dont remember it. Safe as houses defensively at FB, but adds nothing in attack.

4. BJ
5. Rapana
6. Sezer
7. Sammy
8. Lui
9. Hodgo

10. Knight - had 1 clanger, but i really liked what he did vs Storm. Played good mins too.

11. Tapine
12. Whitehead
13. Papa

14. Havili
15. Bateman
16. Soliola
17. Guler

18. Paulo
19. Murchie*
20. Garvey
21. Boyd (Due back?)

* - if for some reason Ricky decides to go down the backrower at centre route, Abbey OUT, Cotric wing, and Id play Murchie at centre. Cant go 80 in the backrow, but might be able to at centre. We always have Sia and Whitey if required too.

Re: 2018 Rd 21 V Panthers: Teams and Previews

Posted: July 29, 2018, 7:29 pm
by -TW-
Brew wrote:Important game this once since the Titans beat the Warriors. We are still a slim hope. Don’t write off the Raiders just yet.


Sent from my iPhone using The Greenhouse mobile app powered by Tapatalk
Thanks, needed that laugh

Re: 2018 Rd 21 V Panthers: Teams and Previews

Posted: July 29, 2018, 7:42 pm
by cat
Matt wrote:My squad this wk:

1. Austin - FB is a 2nd 5/8 in atrack anyway. In our top 3 support runners at the club. Allows him to inject himself at will. Doesn't need to defend in the line.

2. Abbey - coz with our injuries, we probably have to play him somewhere*.

3. Cotric* - if he passed at all against the Storm, it was from dummyhalf, but I dont remember it. Safe as houses defensively at FB, but adds nothing in attack.

4. BJ
5. Rapana
6. Sezer
7. Sammy
8. Lui
9. Hodgo

10. Knight - had 1 clanger, but i really liked what he did vs Storm. Played good mins too.

11. Tapine
12. Whitehead
13. Papa

14. Havili
15. Bateman
16. Soliola
17. Guler

18. Paulo
19. Murchie*
20. Garvey
21. Boyd (Due back?)

* - if for some reason Ricky decides to go down the backrower at centre route, Abbey OUT, Cotric wing, and Id play Murchie at centre. Cant go 80 in the backrow, but might be able to at centre. We always have Sia and Whitey if required too.
Garvey wont be picked, we aren't that desperate

Sent from my SM-G950F using The Greenhouse mobile app powered by Tapatalk


Re: 2018 Rd 21 V Panthers: Teams and Previews

Posted: July 29, 2018, 7:44 pm
by Matt
cat wrote:
July 29, 2018, 7:42 pm
Matt wrote:My squad this wk:

1. Austin - FB is a 2nd 5/8 in atrack anyway. In our top 3 support runners at the club. Allows him to inject himself at will. Doesn't need to defend in the line.

2. Abbey - coz with our injuries, we probably have to play him somewhere*.

3. Cotric* - if he passed at all against the Storm, it was from dummyhalf, but I dont remember it. Safe as houses defensively at FB, but adds nothing in attack.

4. BJ
5. Rapana
6. Sezer
7. Sammy
8. Lui
9. Hodgo

10. Knight - had 1 clanger, but i really liked what he did vs Storm. Played good mins too.

11. Tapine
12. Whitehead
13. Papa

14. Havili
15. Bateman
16. Soliola
17. Guler

18. Paulo
19. Murchie*
20. Garvey
21. Boyd (Due back?)

* - if for some reason Ricky decides to go down the backrower at centre route, Abbey OUT, Cotric wing, and Id play Murchie at centre. Cant go 80 in the backrow, but might be able to at centre. We always have Sia and Whitey if required too.
Garvey wont be picked, we aren't that desperate

Sent from my SM-G950F using The Greenhouse mobile app powered by Tapatalk
He wont play. But will make the 21

Re: 2018 Rd 21 V Panthers: Teams and Previews

Posted: July 29, 2018, 8:03 pm
by greeneyed
Garvey didn't play last week for Mounties... so unlikely. Sadly, he's not been considered for the whole season, and that is to the cost of the club.

Re: 2018 Rd 21 V Panthers: Teams and Previews

Posted: July 29, 2018, 8:04 pm
by cat
greeneyed wrote:Garvey didn't play last week for Mounties... so unlikely. Sadly, he's not been considered for the whole season, and that is to the cost of the club.
I am sure the club had its reasons, and i am sure they were the right ones

Sent from my SM-G950F using The Greenhouse mobile app powered by Tapatalk


Re: 2018 Rd 21 V Panthers: Teams and Previews

Posted: July 29, 2018, 8:16 pm
by Kryptonite
cat wrote:
July 29, 2018, 8:04 pm
greeneyed wrote:Garvey didn't play last week for Mounties... so unlikely. Sadly, he's not been considered for the whole season, and that is to the cost of the club.
I am sure the club had its reasons, and i am sure they were the right ones

Sent from my SM-G950F using The Greenhouse mobile app powered by Tapatalk
Really? its supporters like you cat who propagate mediocracy and exept the rable that are driving this once great club into the ground, wake the xxxx up!

Re: 2018 Rd 21 V Panthers: Teams and Previews

Posted: July 29, 2018, 8:53 pm
by zim
Matt wrote:
July 29, 2018, 7:24 pm
My squad this wk:

1. Austin - FB is a 2nd 5/8 in atrack anyway. In our top 3 support runners at the club. Allows him to inject himself at will. Doesn't need to defend in the line.

2. Abbey - coz with our injuries, we probably have to play him somewhere*.

3. Cotric* - if he passed at all against the Storm, it was from dummyhalf, but I dont remember it. Safe as houses defensively at FB, but adds nothing in attack.

4. BJ
5. Rapana
6. Sezer
7. Sammy
8. Lui
9. Hodgo

10. Knight - had 1 clanger, but i really liked what he did vs Storm. Played good mins too.

11. Tapine
12. Whitehead
13. Papa

14. Havili
15. Bateman
16. Soliola
17. Guler

18. Paulo
19. Murchie*
20. Garvey
21. Boyd (Due back?)

* - if for some reason Ricky decides to go down the backrower at centre route, Abbey OUT, Cotric wing, and Id play Murchie at centre. Cant go 80 in the backrow, but might be able to at centre. We always have Sia and Whitey if required too.
I think if you're going to move Cotric it's got to be because our defense is better with him there, and it very well could be. We don't have trouble scoring points.
Interesting Murchie idea. The kid's had some decent testing the last 2 weeks and had no issues. Certainly more mobile than Sia, which is not a knock on Sia. Poor guy did his best with those old man knees and hams.
I was impressed with Knight too. I think his biggest issue so far has been running hard. Certainly upped his game vs the Storm.

Re: 2018 Rd 21 V Panthers: Teams and Previews

Posted: July 29, 2018, 8:57 pm
by Matt
zim wrote:
July 29, 2018, 8:53 pm
Matt wrote:
July 29, 2018, 7:24 pm
My squad this wk:

1. Austin - FB is a 2nd 5/8 in atrack anyway. In our top 3 support runners at the club. Allows him to inject himself at will. Doesn't need to defend in the line.

2. Abbey - coz with our injuries, we probably have to play him somewhere*.

3. Cotric* - if he passed at all against the Storm, it was from dummyhalf, but I dont remember it. Safe as houses defensively at FB, but adds nothing in attack.

4. BJ
5. Rapana
6. Sezer
7. Sammy
8. Lui
9. Hodgo

10. Knight - had 1 clanger, but i really liked what he did vs Storm. Played good mins too.

11. Tapine
12. Whitehead
13. Papa

14. Havili
15. Bateman
16. Soliola
17. Guler

18. Paulo
19. Murchie*
20. Garvey
21. Boyd (Due back?)

* - if for some reason Ricky decides to go down the backrower at centre route, Abbey OUT, Cotric wing, and Id play Murchie at centre. Cant go 80 in the backrow, but might be able to at centre. We always have Sia and Whitey if required too.
I think if you're going to move Cotric it's got to be because our defense is better with him there, and it very well could be. We don't have trouble scoring points.
Interesting Murchie idea. The kid's had some decent testing the last 2 weeks and had no issues. Certainly more mobile than Sia, which is not a knock on Sia. Poor guy did his best with those old man knees and hams.
I was impressed with Knight too. I think his biggest issue so far has been running hard. Certainly upped his game vs the Storm.
Having seen 3 games of Cotric at FB, he has shown that he isnt ready, if suited to it at all. Top draw modern FBs ball play, he doesn't/ cant. Id have Rapa above him now.

I still think his future is centre. He has proved he can tackle & defend on the wing. I think we have missed a trick not playing him there already. I said last wk we need him in the line. So, yes, its for his defense.

Re: 2018 Rd 21 V Panthers: Teams and Previews

Posted: July 29, 2018, 9:09 pm
by Roger Kenworthy
I eagerly await the game day surprises.

What didn't work last week:
- switching the left edge and the right edge

- playing Soliola at centre

- hypnotising Junior Paulo and telling him that Munster is covered in spiders

Re: 2018 Rd 21 V Panthers: Teams and Previews

Posted: July 29, 2018, 9:10 pm
by zim
Matt wrote:
July 29, 2018, 8:57 pm
zim wrote:
July 29, 2018, 8:53 pm
Matt wrote:
July 29, 2018, 7:24 pm
My squad this wk:

1. Austin - FB is a 2nd 5/8 in atrack anyway. In our top 3 support runners at the club. Allows him to inject himself at will. Doesn't need to defend in the line.

2. Abbey - coz with our injuries, we probably have to play him somewhere*.

3. Cotric* - if he passed at all against the Storm, it was from dummyhalf, but I dont remember it. Safe as houses defensively at FB, but adds nothing in attack.

4. BJ
5. Rapana
6. Sezer
7. Sammy
8. Lui
9. Hodgo

10. Knight - had 1 clanger, but i really liked what he did vs Storm. Played good mins too.

11. Tapine
12. Whitehead
13. Papa

14. Havili
15. Bateman
16. Soliola
17. Guler

18. Paulo
19. Murchie*
20. Garvey
21. Boyd (Due back?)

* - if for some reason Ricky decides to go down the backrower at centre route, Abbey OUT, Cotric wing, and Id play Murchie at centre. Cant go 80 in the backrow, but might be able to at centre. We always have Sia and Whitey if required too.
I think if you're going to move Cotric it's got to be because our defense is better with him there, and it very well could be. We don't have trouble scoring points.
Interesting Murchie idea. The kid's had some decent testing the last 2 weeks and had no issues. Certainly more mobile than Sia, which is not a knock on Sia. Poor guy did his best with those old man knees and hams.
I was impressed with Knight too. I think his biggest issue so far has been running hard. Certainly upped his game vs the Storm.
Having seen 3 games of Cotric at FB, he has shown that he isnt ready, if suited to it at all. Top draw modern FBs ball play, he doesn't/ cant. Id have Rapa above him now.

I still think his future is centre. He has proved he can tackle & defend on the wing. I think we have missed a trick not playing him there already. I said last wk we need him in the line. So, yes, its for his defense.
Yeah at the moment he doesn't have the lungs for it. Only one way to get those unfortunately.
You get a real clear picture of how much fitter / skillful Wighton is with ball in hand the more games we see Cotric at fullback.

Still I'm happy to see him get a decent stint at it to end the year. He's not playing centre unless BJ or Croker leave the club and he's likely first choice backup if something happens to Wighton next year. At least you'll have a much better idea on what he can offer from the back.

Re: 2018 Rd 21 V Panthers: Teams and Previews

Posted: July 29, 2018, 9:14 pm
by Roger Kenworthy
zim wrote:
July 29, 2018, 9:10 pm
Matt wrote:
July 29, 2018, 8:57 pm
zim wrote:
July 29, 2018, 8:53 pm
Matt wrote:
July 29, 2018, 7:24 pm
My squad this wk:

1. Austin - FB is a 2nd 5/8 in atrack anyway. In our top 3 support runners at the club. Allows him to inject himself at will. Doesn't need to defend in the line.

2. Abbey - coz with our injuries, we probably have to play him somewhere*.

3. Cotric* - if he passed at all against the Storm, it was from dummyhalf, but I dont remember it. Safe as houses defensively at FB, but adds nothing in attack.

4. BJ
5. Rapana
6. Sezer
7. Sammy
8. Lui
9. Hodgo

10. Knight - had 1 clanger, but i really liked what he did vs Storm. Played good mins too.

11. Tapine
12. Whitehead
13. Papa

14. Havili
15. Bateman
16. Soliola
17. Guler

18. Paulo
19. Murchie*
20. Garvey
21. Boyd (Due back?)

* - if for some reason Ricky decides to go down the backrower at centre route, Abbey OUT, Cotric wing, and Id play Murchie at centre. Cant go 80 in the backrow, but might be able to at centre. We always have Sia and Whitey if required too.
I think if you're going to move Cotric it's got to be because our defense is better with him there, and it very well could be. We don't have trouble scoring points.
Interesting Murchie idea. The kid's had some decent testing the last 2 weeks and had no issues. Certainly more mobile than Sia, which is not a knock on Sia. Poor guy did his best with those old man knees and hams.
I was impressed with Knight too. I think his biggest issue so far has been running hard. Certainly upped his game vs the Storm.
Having seen 3 games of Cotric at FB, he has shown that he isnt ready, if suited to it at all. Top draw modern FBs ball play, he doesn't/ cant. Id have Rapa above him now.

I still think his future is centre. He has proved he can tackle & defend on the wing. I think we have missed a trick not playing him there already. I said last wk we need him in the line. So, yes, its for his defense.
Yeah at the moment he doesn't have the lungs for it. Only one way to get those unfortunately.
You get a real clear picture of how much fitter / skillful Wighton is with ball in hand the more games we see Cotric at fullback.

Still I'm happy to see him get a decent stint at it to end the year. He's not playing centre unless BJ or Croker leave the club and he's likely first choice backup if something happens to Wighton next year.
If Wighton could position himself to receive kicks he'd be top shelf.

Re: 2018 Rd 21 V Panthers: Teams and Previews

Posted: July 29, 2018, 9:42 pm
by gergreg
In a sick sort of way I think we should throw Austin into the centres facing up to Kikai.

Re: 2018 Rd 21 V Panthers: Teams and Previews

Posted: July 29, 2018, 10:13 pm
by edwahu
gergreg wrote:
July 29, 2018, 9:42 pm
In a sick sort of way I think we should throw Austin into the centres facing up to Kikai.
Get him ready for Mitchell a couple of weeks later :lol:

Re: 2018 Rd 21 V Panthers: Teams and Previews

Posted: July 30, 2018, 10:52 am
by Matt
^^^ Assuming BJ and Rapa stay continue their sojourn on the left edge, then those are 2 very scary thoughts.

Re: 2018 Rd 21 V Panthers: Teams and Previews

Posted: July 30, 2018, 2:28 pm
by greeneyed
Canberra Raiders Ricky Stuart reaches out to dumped touch judge Ricky McFarlane

In a wonderful display of sportsmanship, Ricky Stuart has reached out to the touch judge whose error ended his Canberra team’s season a week ago.

Friends have described how McFarlane was reduced to tears by his error, barely able to function. Stuart, upon hearing this, attempted to contact McFarlane to console him.

Read more: https://wwos.nine.com.au/2018/07/30/11/ ... e-the-mole

2018 Rd 21 V Panthers: Teams and Previews

Posted: July 30, 2018, 2:54 pm
by LastRaider
This week against the Panthers will be similar to the storm game. Expect another 40 points to be scored against us.


Sent from my iPhone using The Greenhouse