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Who will win?

Raiders 13+
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Raiders 1-12
10
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Draw
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Cowboys 1-12
6
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Cowboys 13+
6
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2020 Rd 7 V Cowboys: Teams and Previews

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Canberra Raiders V North Queensland Cowboys
Saturday 24 April 7:35pm
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The Canberra Raiders head to Townsville in Round 7 for a clash with the North Queensland Cowboys. Who would you like to see turn out in green for the game? Name your team and see how you go when the official teams are named on Tuesday.

OFFICIAL SQUADS

Canberra Raiders

1. Caleb Aekins
2. Sebastian Kris
3. Jarrod Croker
4. Curtis Scott
5. Jordan Rapana
6. Jack Wighton
7. George Williams
8. Ryan James
9. Tom Starling
10. Emre Guler
11. Hudson Young
12. Elliott Whitehead
13. Ryan Sutton

14. Siliva Havili
15. Corey Harawira-Naera
16. Corey Horsburgh
17. Josh Papalii

18. Matt Timoko
19. Sia Soliola
20. Matt Frawley
21. Joe Tapine

Injury/Suspension
Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad, Neck (TBA)
Bailey Simonsson, Concussion, (Rd 8)
Josh Hodgson, Calf, (Rd 9-10)
Semi Valemei, Hamstring (Rd 8-9)
Sam Williams, Ribs (Rd 8-9)
Albert Hopoate, Shoulder (Rd 11-13)
Harley Smith-Shields, Biceps tendon (Rd 20-22)

North Queensland Cowboys

1. Valentine Holmes
2. Kyle Feldt
3. Justin O’Neill
4. Connelly Lemuelu
5. Murray Taulagi
6. Scott Drinkwater
7. Ben Hampton
8. Coen Hess
9. Reece Robson
10. Jordan McLean
11. Shane Wright
12. Ben Condon
13. Lachlan Burr

14. Jake Granville
15. Mitchell Dunn
16. Francis Molo
17. Corey Jensen

18. Esan Marsters
19. Peter Hola
20. Jake Clifford
21. Tom Gilbert

Injury/Suspension
Jason Taumalolo, Hand (Rd 8-10)
Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow, Leg (Rd 10)
Reuben Cotter, Foot (Rd 10-12)

Officials

Referee: Peter Gough
Touch judges: Dave Munro, Nick Morel
Video referee: Matt Noyen

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1. Aeikens
2. Valemi
3. Croker
4. Scott
5. Rapana
6. Wighton
7. Williams
8. Papalii
9. Starling
10. Sutton
11. CHN
12. Whitehead
13. Tapine
14. Hodgson
15. Young
16. Guler
17. Horsebra
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If both the Corys don't get a run this week I'll be filthy
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jimmy82 wrote: April 17, 2021, 9:21 pm 1. Aeikens
2. Valemi
3. Croker
4. Scott
5. Rapana
6. Wighton
7. Williams
8. Papalii
9. Starling
10. Sutton
11. CHN
12. Whitehead
13. Tapine
14. Hodgson
15. Young
16. Guler
17. Horsebra
I like this team except you need Kris instead of Croker and Timoko instead of Scott
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1. Aekins
2. Valemei
3. Kris
4. Scott
5. The least plodderish player we have.
6. Wighton (pull finger out)
7. Williams (see above)
8. Papalii (see above)
9. Hodgson (see above)
10. Guler
11. CHN
12. Whitehead
13. Tapine

14. Timoko
15. Horsburgh
16. Sutton
17. Young
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Time for a shake up.

1. Aekins
2. Valemei
3. Kris
4. Timoko
5. Scott
6. Wighton
7. Williams
8. Papalii
9. Hodgson
10. Sutton
11. Young
12. Whitehead
13. Tapine

14. Starling
15. Guler
16. CHN
17. Horsburgh/ Rapana

18. Rapana/ Horsburgh

Quite a shift in the backs but we need a spark there and cowboys are a safe team to test this out against. We should win this off our forward pack alone so a great time to tinker with the back line.

Sutton played 65+ minutes tonight and every one of them looked good to me. With CHN in good NSW cup form and his utility value, that makes Sia and Havili obsolete on the bench. Time for the new guard to come through and take over from the old boys.

Starling HAS to get 10 mins before half time and significant 2nd half minutes, he’s just so advantageous and can’t be an afterthought.

Really want Big Red in the team too as a short minute impact guy, but 3 weeks in a row now we’ve lost outside backs to HIAs and carrying an outside back on the bench, especially Rapana with so much experience and confidence is too good to pass up I think.

It’s time for Stick to acknowledge that 2019 is done, and we have too much depth and youth at this club to be sticking with the old lads. It’s detrimental to our premiership chances. I need to see Atleast 2 of
These changes made to have some confidence in sticky.


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Actually you know what there are too many issues in this team for me to try and pick a team.

I'll just wait for Lui and Kris to come in for Guler and Starling respectively.
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Aekins
Simonsson
Kris
Timoko
Valemei
Wighton
G Williams
Papalii
Hodgson
Guler
Harawira-Naera
Whitehead
Tapine

Havili
Sutton
Young
Scott

**** do it Ricky, though I know your stubborn **** won't.
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I’ll just restate my post from the Parra preview thread :

Kris in for > Croker
Hors in for > SIA
CHN in for > Havili

And I will add:

Semi in for > Rapana
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CHN and Kris are absolutely essential
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1 CA holding a spot for CNK
2 Simonsen
3 Kris
4 Scott / Hoppa / Timoko
5 Semi
6 Wighton
7 Williams
8 papali
9 Hodgson
10 James
11 CHN
12 Whitehead
13 young

14 starling or Rapana
15 Tapine
16 horse
17 Sutton


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Hopoate can’t play before Rd 10. Valemei didn’t play this weekend... may be injured.
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Glad to see Stick own his selection mistake in the presser. Hopefully some are held accountable in selection this week.

It’s the perfect point to swing the axe I feel. Just early enough in the season that we’ve got plenty of time to grow combinations if we need, and we’ve got a competitive enough record to make semis from here.

We can’t afford to keep burning precious first grade games on players like Sia and Croker at this point. Kris and CHN HAVE to come in. One of Simonsson or Rapana have to be dropped this week, at least to the bench. I understand not dropping both but one gotta be shown they can’t dish this up. I really don’t want a 17/18 repeat. Life is so much more enjoyable when The Green Machine is rolling.


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Danaman137 wrote:Glad to see Stick own his selection mistake in the presser. Hopefully some are held accountable in selection this week.

It’s the perfect point to swing the axe I feel. Just early enough in the season that we’ve got plenty of time to grow combinations if we need, and we’ve got a competitive enough record to make semis from here.

We can’t afford to keep burning precious first grade games on players like Sia and Croker at this point. Kris and CHN HAVE to come in. One of Simonsson or Rapana have to be dropped this week, at least to the bench. I understand not dropping both but one gotta be shown they can’t dish this up. I really don’t want a 17/18 repeat. Life is so much more enjoyable when The Green Machine is rolling.


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Would also like to see Aekins and CNK in the same backline. Aekins looked comfortable and strong there tonight. Maybe CNK at centre could sure up some edge defence issues?
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Raiders666 wrote: April 17, 2021, 10:04 pm
jimmy82 wrote: April 17, 2021, 9:21 pm 1. Aeikens
2. Valemi
3. Croker
4. Scott
5. Rapana
6. Wighton
7. Williams
8. Papalii
9. Starling
10. Sutton
11. CHN
12. Whitehead
13. Tapine
14. Hodgson
15. Young
16. Guler
17. Horsebra
I like this team except you need Kris instead of Croker and Timoko instead of Scott
Yes totally overlooked Kris. He should be centre off either Croker or Scott. Timoko might be underdone and RS would never swap so many at the same time
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jimmy82 wrote: April 18, 2021, 6:29 am
Raiders666 wrote: April 17, 2021, 10:04 pm
jimmy82 wrote: April 17, 2021, 9:21 pm 1. Aeikens
2. Valemi
3. Croker
4. Scott
5. Rapana
6. Wighton
7. Williams
8. Papalii
9. Starling
10. Sutton
11. CHN
12. Whitehead
13. Tapine
14. Hodgson
15. Young
16. Guler
17. Horsebra
I like this team except you need Kris instead of Croker and Timoko instead of Scott
Yes totally overlooked Kris. He should be centre for either Croker or Scott. Timoko might be underdone and RS would never swap so many at the same time
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The main problem is Hodgson. Drop him and watch the team change and play differently. Do you think Wighton is happy sitting on the opposition 20 and not getting the ball because Hodgson does 3-4 crash plays.
It’s no coincidence the team went one game short of a grand final last year and started winning matches when Hodgson went down.
Starling to start, Hodgson on the bench until he learns
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Can Aekins play wing when CNK comes back?
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jimmy82 wrote: April 18, 2021, 7:02 am The main problem is Hodgson. Drop him and watch the team change and play differently. Do you think Wighton is happy sitting on the opposition 20 and not getting the ball because Hodgson does 3-4 crash plays.
It’s no coincidence the team went one game short of a grand final last year and started winning matches when Hodgson went down.
Starling to start, Hodgson on the bench until he learns
Yeah Hodgson has been great for the club...But he is barely first grade standard these days
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Young needs to go back to the bench. He's to much of a liability in defense to be playing the full 80.
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afgtnk wrote:Aekins
Simonsson
Kris
Timoko
Valemei
Wighton
G Williams
Papalii
Hodgson
Guler
Harawira-Naera
Whitehead
Tapine

Havili
Sutton
Young
Scott

**** do it Ricky, though I know your stubborn **** won't.
I’ll have this as well


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Aekins
Valemi
Kris
Scott
Rapana
Wighton
G Williams
Papalii
Hodgson
James
Harawira-Naera
Whitehead
Tapine

Havili
Sutton
Guler
timoko

Young
Horsebrough
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Aekins
Rapana/Simonsson
Kris
Croker
Valemei
Wighton
Williams
Papalii
Hodgson
Sutton
CHN
Whitehead
Tapine

Havili
Young
Guler
Rapana/Simonsson/Timoko

Or alternatively Starling for Havili and the outside back being Hors or James with CHN being centre cover. Croker has been pants and I’d be all for dropping but he’s not offering much less than Scott imo.
well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious.
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Mickey_Raider wrote: April 17, 2021, 10:42 pm I’ll just restate my post from the Parra preview thread :

Kris in for > Croker
Hors in for > SIA
CHN in for > Havili

And I will add:

Semi in for > Rapana
Blind Freddy can see those changes need to happen. Ricky however, would refuse to concede to Blind Freddy in a staring competition.
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Canberra Milk wrote: April 17, 2021, 11:06 pm CHN and Kris are absolutely essential
CHN has been tearing it up in reggies for a few weeks now.
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Cows by 14.
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Think everyone is forgetting Ryan James...

Let's be real, Croker won't be dropped, so here is my preferred team with Croker in it:

1. Aekins
2. Valemei
3. Croker
4. Scott (because I want Kris on the bench as cover. Also let's give Scott a little bit of credit, he was fantastic the first two games and has just come back from injury, he gets one more chance)
5. Rapana (you can't fault his effort, he comes up with boneheaded plays but he is always at 110%)
6. Wighton
7. Williams
8. Papalii
9. Hodgson
10. Sutton
11. CHN
12. Whitehead
13. Tapine

14. Kris
15. Young
16. Guler
17. James
18. Horse

No need to carry Starling as Ricky barely used him and Kris is a more versatile 14. No need for Havili as we have better middles and edge on the bench now with Young on the bench. Just have to hope Hodgo can go 80 and stop overplaying his hand.
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IBG wrote: April 18, 2021, 9:27 am Think everyone is forgetting Ryan James...

Let's be real, Croker won't be dropped, so here is my preferred team with Croker in it:

1. Aekins
2. Valemei
3. Croker
4. Scott (because I want Kris on the bench as cover. Also let's give Scott a little bit of credit, he was fantastic the first two games and has just come back from injury, he gets one more chance)
5. Rapana (you can't fault his effort, he comes up with boneheaded plays but he is always at 110%)
6. Wighton
7. Williams
8. Papalii
9. Hodgson
10. Sutton
11. CHN
12. Whitehead
13. Tapine

14. Kris
15. Young
16. Guler
17. James
18. Horse

No need to carry Starling as Ricky barely used him and Kris is a more versatile 14. No need for Havili as we have better middles and edge on the bench now with Young on the bench. Just have to hope Hodgo can go 80 and stop overplaying his hand.
Yeah I think that is the best team we can realistically hope for
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I said it before the Eels game, but I really don’t see us winning too much without CNK, or at least struggling heavily and last night proved that theory to a tee. We’re now something like 60-12 down since he went off injured.

Cowboys game looming as a massive upset here.
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There will be minimal changes this week. James comes back in and we need a more versatile bench (CHN and/or Kris as a minimum).

The mood from Sticky's presser is the players are on notice to lift. Any kind of repeat this week and we'll see a lot more changes.
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Scott was not fantastic first two weeks. He was reasonable. Fantastic is Bradman Best, Matt Burton etc. I think he's a tad below HSS, Timoko on the admittedly little I saw of them
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Question wrote: April 18, 2021, 9:23 amCows by 14.
Idiot.

Cows by 50.
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Canberra Milk wrote: April 18, 2021, 10:00 am Scott was not fantastic first two weeks. He was reasonable. Fantastic is Bradman Best, Matt Burton etc. I think he's a tad below HSS, Timoko on the admittedly little I saw of them
He was fantastic compared to his first few games for the Raiders. :lol:
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The Nickman wrote: April 18, 2021, 9:52 am I said it before the Eels game, but I really don’t see us winning too much without CNK, or at least struggling heavily and last night proved that theory to a tee. We’re now something like 60-12 down since he went off injured.

Cowboys game looming as a massive upset here.
I can't tell if this is a stitch up or you actually believe it.
We were outclassed by Penrith and Parra and CNK wasn't going to make a shred of difference. In fact, most people agreed Aekin did very well for his debut.
When CNK returns, he should play with the either the No.1 or No. 3 on his back....if were serious.
He's definitely in our starting side, but not the reason we look insipid at the moment.
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I think you'll see Papalii and HOGson start off the bench vs Cowboys
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