2019 Trial 2 V Bulldogs: Teams and Game Day *Teams p1*

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Who will win?

Raiders 13+
6
38%
Raiders 1-12
5
31%
Draw
2
13%
Bulldogs 1-12
1
6%
Bulldogs 13+
2
13%
 
Total votes: 16

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Re: 2019 Trial 2 V Bulldogs: Teams and Game Day

Post by gangrenous » February 16, 2019, 6:31 am

Same team that’ll beat the Tigers please.

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Post by Green eyed Mick » February 16, 2019, 7:10 am

I'd like to see the following:

1. CNK/Oldfield
2. Cotric
3. Croker
4. BJ
5. Oldfield/CNK
6. Wighton
7. Sezer
8. Papa
9. Hodgo
10. Sia
11. Tapine
12. Whitehead
13. Bateman

14. Williams
15. Havili
16. Sutton
17. Guler
18. Horsburg
19. Lui
20. Bateman

I want to see 1-13 play 60 minutes (40 minutes for the props). The final 20 minutes can then be an opportunity for a few guys who put in a strong performance last night to have a run.


21. Starling
22. Simonsson
23. Niko
24. Abbey
25. Kris

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Re: 2019 Trial 2 V Bulldogs: Teams and Game Day

Post by RTW » February 16, 2019, 10:39 am

Reports are that BJ has a hamstring injury should be right to start the season but definitely won’t trial.


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Re: 2019 Trial 2 V Bulldogs: Teams and Game Day

Post by Green eyed Mick » February 16, 2019, 11:57 am

RTW wrote:
February 16, 2019, 10:39 am
Reports are that BJ has a hamstring injury should be right to start the season but definitely won’t trial.


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I'd like to see Kris get a run. Wouldn't be surprised if it was Bateman

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Re: 2019 Trial 2 V Bulldogs: Teams and Game Day

Post by BadnMean » February 16, 2019, 4:23 pm

Green eyed Mick wrote:
February 16, 2019, 11:57 am
RTW wrote:
February 16, 2019, 10:39 am
Reports are that BJ has a hamstring injury should be right to start the season but definitely won’t trial.


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I'd like to see Kris get a run. Wouldn't be surprised if it was Bateman
Hmm I suppose Bateman might see some more minutes that way but I'd rather see him getting used to the size and style of NRL forwards than trotting around a centre...

It's a trial and BJ is a lock starter so not a bad time to throw Kris into it.

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Post by Rick » February 16, 2019, 4:57 pm

I would go Kris.


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Post by greeneyed » February 16, 2019, 5:33 pm

Canberra Raiders primed for NRL trial against Canterbury Bulldogs at Bega

Canberra coach Ricky Stuart says his team will make the most of their visit to the Bega Valley for a trial match against the Canterbury Bulldogs.

"We'll be there for four or five days in camp and we'll spread ourselves around amongst the town and schools," Stuart said.

The Raiders will also hold a public Captain's Run and Stuart said it would be a great experience to meet some of the NRL players.

Read more: https://www.begadistrictnews.com.au/sto ... nrl-trial/

Canberra Raiders Jack Wighton and Aidan Sezer likely to line up in the halves in trial against Canterbury Bulldogs in Bega: https://wwos.nine.com.au/cricket/wighto ... 5a07b0ac9a
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Re: 2019 Trial 2 V Bulldogs: Teams and Game Day

Post by edwahu » February 17, 2019, 10:45 am

I'd like to see the top 17 as the side with 2 extra middle forwards on the bench. No experimenting with the spine positions.

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Post by Green eyed Mick » February 17, 2019, 1:16 pm

I think we'll see Whitehead, Croker, Sezer, Tapine, BJ, Hodgo and Cotric take an early shower.

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Post by Sezer's Palace » February 18, 2019, 10:43 am

Assuming Joey is out:
1. CNK
2. Cotric
3. Croker
4. Kris
5. Oldfield
6. Wighton
7. Sezer
8. Lui
9. Hodgson
10. Papalii
11. Tapine
12. Whitehead
13. Bateman

14. Havilii
15. Guler
16. Soliola
17. Sutton
18. Bateman
19. Horsburgh
20. Murchie
21. Simmonson
22. Abbey
23. Starling
24. Williams

Hopefully the starters play at least 40-60 minutes. I think it was the 2017 trial where most of the starting 13 played about 15-20 minutes in the only trial? Ridiculous. Very excited for this game.
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Post by SeeBee101 » February 18, 2019, 12:32 pm

Is this game going to be streamed??

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Re: 2019 Trial 2 V Bulldogs: Teams and Game Day

Post by edwahu » February 18, 2019, 12:33 pm

Surely Starling won't play, he is not in the first grade squad. It would be a waste of a spot.

I'd hope that the starting spine except hooker play nearly the whole game. Giving someone like Williams some time just seems like a waste to me, since we know what he will bring if he comes into the side anyway.

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Post by hrundi89 » February 18, 2019, 12:35 pm

Why no J. Bateman?
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Post by zim » February 18, 2019, 12:36 pm

Canberra Raiders name stars for Bulldogs trial

The Canberra Raiders will take their best available squad to Bega, for Saturday’s trial match against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs.

The likes of Jarrod Croker, Josh Hodgson, Aidan Sezer, Josh Papalii, Elliott Whitehead, Nick Cotric and Sia Soliola will all have their first hit out for the season, while Joe Tapine will back up from his strong performance for the Maori All-Stars on Friday night.

Michael Oldfield, Joey Leilua, John Bateman and Jordan Rapana will miss the match with injury, but all players with the exception of Jordan Rapana will be available for selection in round one.

A number of the clubs’ younger players will get the opportunity to back up from Friday nights trial win against the Eels, with Corey Horsburgh, Hudson Young, Ryan Sutton, Bailey Simonsson, Seb Kris and Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad all selected for the Bega trial.

Experienced players Sam Williams and Luke Bateman will also play a part on Saturday.

Raiders Coach Ricky Stuart said he was happy with the performance of the team in their first trial match and the Bega Trial would now feature a stronger squad.

“I was very pleased with how our younger players performed against Parramatta’s NRL players,” Stuart said. “The team we take to Bega will be our strongest team that we have available.”

“We will be looking to give our main squad around 60 minutes and we will be looking to field our strongest team while we’re down there.

“What I really like about our squad is that there is a lot of young players coming through pushing a couple of our senior players which is really healthy competition.”

Stuart said the Raiders were looking forward to getting amongst the community while they were in the region.

“We enjoy getting out to the country areas, we will be heading down for the whole week, we want to buy into the community, all of our training sessions will be open so we would love to see a lot of kids come out and meet the players.”

Raiders v Bulldogs
Saturday February 23, 5.00pm
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Raiders Squad (Alphabetical)

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JJ Collins
Nick Cotric
Jarrod Croker ©
Emre Guler
Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
Seb Kris
Siliva Havili
Josh Hodgson ©
Corey Horsburgh
Royce Hunt
Deam Matterson
Jack Murchie
Josh Papalii
Tony Satini
Aidan Sezer
Bailey Simonsson
Sia Soliola
Tom Starling
Harley Smith-Shields
Ryan Sutton
Joe Tapine
Matt Timoko
Elliott Whitehead
Jack Wighton
Sam Williams
Hudson Young

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Video: Ricky Stuart speaks: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2019/02 ... ogs-trial/

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Re: 2019 Trial 2 V Bulldogs: Teams and Game Day

Post by zim » February 18, 2019, 12:36 pm

hrundi89 wrote:
February 18, 2019, 12:35 pm
Why no J. Bateman?
Injured. Good to go for round 1 though.

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Re: 2019 Trial 2 V Bulldogs: Teams and Game Day

Post by edwahu » February 18, 2019, 12:37 pm

Well there you go. Lots of players who can't possibly play first grade. Hopefully if they are used it's as a unit and they don't come heavily into the first grade rotation.

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Post by zim » February 18, 2019, 12:38 pm

edwahu wrote:
February 18, 2019, 12:37 pm
Well there you go. Lots of players who can't possibly play first grade. Hopefully if they are used it's as a unit and they don't come heavily into the first grade rotation.
In the video from the article they're looking to get 60mins out of the strongest squad.

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Post by edwahu » February 18, 2019, 12:43 pm

zim wrote:
February 18, 2019, 12:38 pm
edwahu wrote:
February 18, 2019, 12:37 pm
Well there you go. Lots of players who can't possibly play first grade. Hopefully if they are used it's as a unit and they don't come heavily into the first grade rotation.
In the video from the article they're looking to get 60mins out of the strongest squad.
Good to hear, thanks.

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Post by Matt » February 18, 2019, 12:50 pm

edwahu wrote:
February 18, 2019, 12:43 pm
zim wrote:
February 18, 2019, 12:38 pm
edwahu wrote:
February 18, 2019, 12:37 pm
Well there you go. Lots of players who can't possibly play first grade. Hopefully if they are used it's as a unit and they don't come heavily into the first grade rotation.
In the video from the article they're looking to get 60mins out of the strongest squad.
Good to hear, thanks.
Thats pretty much what the Eels did last wk, but it was more like 50

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Post by Matt » February 18, 2019, 12:55 pm

1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
2. Nick Cotric
3. Jarrod Croker ©
4. Seb Kris - he looked good defensively last wk.
5. Bailey Simonsson/Tony Satini
6. Jack Wighton
7. Aidan Sezer
8. Josh Papalii
9. Josh Hodgson ©
10. Emre Guler
11. Joe Tapine
12. Elliott Whitehead
13. Luke Bateman (swap 1 for the other come Rd 1 :D )

14. Siliva Havili
15. Sia Soliola
16. Corey Horsburgh
17. Ryan Sutton
18. Jack Murchie
19. Hudson Young
20. Royce Hunt
21. JJ Collins
22. Bailey Simonsson/Tony Satini

Stopped trying to predict here
23. Dean Matterson
24. Tom Starling
25. Harley Smith-Shields
26. Matt Timoko
27. Sam Williams

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Post by Timbo » February 18, 2019, 12:58 pm

Full strength barring Leilua, Oldfield, Bateman and Rapana:

1-Nicoll-Klokstad
2-Cotric
3-Croker
4-Kris
5-Simmonson
6-Wighton
7-Sezer
8-Papalli
9-Hodgson
10-Guler
11-Whithead
12-Tapine
13-Murchie

14-Havili
15-Lui
16-Sutton
17-Soliola

18-Collins
19-L.Bateman
20-Starling
21-Horsburgh
22-Abbey
23-Williams

1-7 to play minimum 65 minutes, 9, 11-13 to play minimum 45 minutes and 8 and 10 to play 30-40 minutes.
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Post by zim » February 18, 2019, 1:05 pm

Timbo wrote:
February 18, 2019, 12:58 pm
Full strength barring Leilua, Oldfield, Bateman and Rapana:

1-Nicoll-Klokstad
2-Cotric
3-Croker
4-Kris
5-Simmonson
6-Wighton
7-Sezer
8-Papalli
9-Hodgson
10-Guler
11-Whithead
12-Tapine
13-Murchie

14-Havili
15-Lui
16-Sutton
17-Soliola

18-Collins
19-L.Bateman
20-Starling
21-Horsburgh
22-Abbey
23-Williams

1-7 to play minimum 65 minutes, 9, 11-13 to play minimum 45 minutes and 8 and 10 to play 30-40 minutes.
Abbey wasn't selected. Neither was Lui.
I had that in an earlier post but it seems to be gone now.

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Post by greeneyed » February 18, 2019, 1:06 pm

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February 18, 2019, 12:32 pm
Is this game going to be streamed??
Yes, see first post of the thread for details.
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Post by boydy80 » February 18, 2019, 1:18 pm

I'm surprised there's no Lui
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Post by SeeBee101 » February 18, 2019, 1:32 pm

Wow, no Liu, maybe he has fallen down the pecking order with Guler/Horsburgh/Murchie impressing.....

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Post by kiwi raider » February 18, 2019, 1:33 pm

There were a few rumours late last year around Abbey possibly going to Superleague weren't there? I wonder if there is a release coming soon given our recruitment of guys like CNK and Simmonson and the fact they have seemingly jumped straight ahead of him in terms of first grade spots/depth

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Post by zim » February 18, 2019, 1:48 pm

If he does head off they should consider signing Satini on for min wage.

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Post by TongueFTW » February 18, 2019, 2:56 pm

Stuart did not even mention Abbey when discussing potential fullbacks, so you would think he is out the door.

Very surprised Lui was not picked - always puts in a decent effort, you would think it has to be an injury (even though it is not mentioned).

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Post by greeneyed » February 18, 2019, 3:04 pm

Ricky Stuart: Canberra Raiders new halves pair must prove themselves before round one

Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart says his new halves pairing Jack Wighton and Aidan Sezer will have to prove themselves in a trial this week before they get the nod for round one.

"That [round one selection] will come down to their performance this weekend against Canterbury, they have to perform," Stuart said. "We’ve got a couple of other players who can play in those positions as well. Like the players, we’re hoping everybody comes out and trials very well and performance is important."

Read more: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/sport/ ... 50ygw.html

Video: Ricky Stuart speaks about the Raiders Bega trial: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2019/02 ... ogs-trial/
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Post by boydy80 » February 18, 2019, 3:22 pm

Refreshing sentiment. Let's hope he means it
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Post by edwahu » February 18, 2019, 3:47 pm

SeeBee101 wrote:
February 18, 2019, 1:32 pm
Wow, no Liu, maybe he has fallen down the pecking order with Guler/Horsburgh/Murchie impressing.....
Maybe he is getting FPNd. It would be pretty odd to give him a decent 3 year deal and drop him/ship him off a few months later though.

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Post by zim » February 18, 2019, 4:05 pm

It's possible he has a spot already and stuart wants to maximize the fringe forwards in the side to see how they go (despite "strongest lineup"). If it's not though and it's all going off trial form then surely Horsburgh firming for a round 1 bench spot.

Pretty big fall if he goes from starting -> 3 year deal -> missing round 1.

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Post by Danaman137 » February 18, 2019, 4:07 pm

Don’t know about Ricky’s comments about Simonsson being “very good” at the back on Friday. Looked pretty ordinary to me. Would give him a shot on the wing this week though.


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Post by gergreg » February 18, 2019, 4:21 pm

zim wrote:It's possible he has a spot already and stuart wants to maximize the fringe forwards in the side to see how they go (despite "strongest lineup"). If it's not though and it's all going off trial form then surely Horsburgh firming for a round 1 bench spot.

Pretty big fall if he goes from starting -> 3 year deal -> missing round 1.
The decision oesn't make sense to me. Horsburgh looked much fitter than Lui in the trial. Maybe fitter/younger guys are getting preferential treatment this year? Or maybe it's an early season strategy to combat the heat and late game fade outs?

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Post by zim » February 18, 2019, 4:25 pm

Yeah I don't get it either. Training has never been an issue with Lui. Maybe it's a kick up the butt because he didn't lead in the trial like expected for one of the senior guys. Guess we'll just have to see what happens with him round 1.

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