2019 Rd 25 V Warriors: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

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Who will win?

Raiders 13+
8
50%
Raiders 1-12
4
25%
Draw
1
6%
Warriors 1-12
2
13%
Warriors 13+
1
6%
 
Total votes: 16

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Post by The Rickman » September 6, 2019, 2:51 pm

Yep, there's no way you drop Hodgo and rush Rapana in for Kris, that's complete lunacy.

Makes no sense on so many fronts.
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Post by zim » September 6, 2019, 2:52 pm

Simonsson's biggest issue will be staying calm. He'll be that amped up to play well for his first fullback crack in the top grade. Just needs to stay calm and keep it simple. He'll get opportunities if he keeps the errors down and the confidence up.

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Post by TongueFTW » September 6, 2019, 3:11 pm

The Rickman wrote:
September 6, 2019, 2:51 pm
Yep, there's no way you drop Hodgo and rush Rapana in for Kris, that's complete lunacy.

Makes no sense on so many fronts.
If you want to rest Hodgson, I think it does make some sense experience wise. You have 1 less player in their rookie season to worry about, since you are bringing in Starling.

Either way - I agree with GE, Rapana has played busted all season (though I am not sure if his injuries will recover from just a week off, feels like they are worse than that, particularly the PCL injury).

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Post by The Rickman » September 6, 2019, 3:18 pm

TongueFTW wrote:
September 6, 2019, 3:11 pm
The Rickman wrote:
September 6, 2019, 2:51 pm
Yep, there's no way you drop Hodgo and rush Rapana in for Kris, that's complete lunacy.

Makes no sense on so many fronts.
If you want to rest Hodgson, I think it does make some sense experience wise. You have 1 less player in their rookie season to worry about, since you are bringing in Starling.

Either way - I agree with GE, Rapana has played busted all season (though I am not sure if his injuries will recover from just a week off, feels like they are worse than that, particularly the PCL injury).
If you're resting Hodgson, you don't care about winning the game at all... you don't then rush a clearly busted Rapana in to cover for him.

Like I said, makes no sense on so many fronts.
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Post by -TW- » September 6, 2019, 3:21 pm

Unless someone breaks down in the warmup there's no way Rapana plays

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Post by greeneyed » September 6, 2019, 3:48 pm

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Joe Tapine ruled out of Raiders last round clash

The Canberra Raiders have put Joe Tapine on ice until the NRL finals. Raiders coach Ricky Stuart said they'll run out against the Warriors at Canberra Stadium on Saturday as selected.

"He won't play. It's the 17 I've named," Stuart said ahead of Friday's captains' run. "He's getting better. He's a lot better than what he was this time last week so I'm hoping he'll be available for selection next week."

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Post by Bay53 » September 6, 2019, 4:51 pm

RedRaider wrote:
September 6, 2019, 1:57 am
Can't agree Woodgers. In 1993 the game had been well won long before Sticky was injured. He should have been replaced. Imo that should have been first Raiders try after half time.

If we are in a similar position on Saturday I think Sticky will give longer minutes to the bench players. But we have to get to that position first. I don't think the Warriors should be dismissed as easy beats. If a side doesn't show respect for the opposition then they are one step towards defeat. The focus has to be on getting the job done and having key players on the park is essential for that outcome. We have rested 4 injured players and have BJ suspended and Tapine injured. We are nowhere near full strength. We shouldn't be fearful of what hasn't happened ie possible injury. Even at training the players are a chance of injury, but we can't have them not training for fear of injury.
Looking back through the record books that Parra game was actually the 2nd last game. We won 68-0. We needed to win that game and then the game the next week against Canterbury-Bankstown at Belmore to claim top spot which under a final 5 would have meant a week off in week 1.

Not sure what the half time score was but the game was clearly well in hand.

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Post by reptar » September 6, 2019, 5:54 pm

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Post by greeneyed » September 6, 2019, 6:03 pm

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Post by LastRaider » September 6, 2019, 8:23 pm

Melbourne don’t look sharp at all tonight. I think at this stage I want to be playing Melbourne over the roosters. The Storm look tired!

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Post by -TW- » September 6, 2019, 8:30 pm

They just haven't been revved for this game, it's worth nothing.

They'll be firing next week

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Post by Neeeegz » September 6, 2019, 8:45 pm

Worth mentioning the warriors have six first graders with long term injuries and hiku not available this week, we have had a good run so far really this year. Let's hope it keeps going, roosters got a touch up. I hope the storm do too.

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Post by Boomercm » September 6, 2019, 10:31 pm

greeneyed wrote:
September 6, 2019, 12:22 am
Azza wrote:
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yes I believe playing the roosters would be the better option but regardless we should just focus on winning and forget about everything else
Exactly. You don’t take the foot off the accelerator at this stage of the season. Especially not now.
Do you guys mean the guys that take the field? Or are you suggesting se should pick the team we would pick if it were a semi??

The coaching staff's job is to win the GF, not this weekend. It is completely ok to rest guys. But everyone selected should be going full tilt. That has to be the team ethos, and you're more likely to get injured if you're not anyway.

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Post by RedRaider » September 7, 2019, 4:08 am

Agreed, Rapa and CNK were the two outwardly showing signs of extended wear and tear. It's a bit harder with Bateman because he's such a tough bugger, you know if he's slow to get up then he's really hurting. He's done that a few times in recent weeks so happy for him to be given a rest. Same with Sia. A big part of our go forward and loves playing against his former club the Chooks.

I don't think we should rest any of the others. Give the side the best opportunity to get the competition points and finish the Premiership rounds with winning momentum.

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