2021 Rd 8 V Rabbitohs: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

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Who will win?

Raiders 13+
2
9%
Raiders 1-12
5
22%
Draw
0
No votes
Rabbitohs 1-12
3
13%
Rabbitohs 13+
13
57%
 
Total votes: 23

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2021 Rd 8 V Rabbitohs: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

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2021 Rd 8 V Rabbitohs: Teams and Previews

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Canberra Raiders V South Sydney Rabbitohs
Thursday 29 April 7:50pm
Canberra Stadium
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TV coverage: Fox League Channel 502
Radio: ABC, Mix 106.3, 2CC

The Canberra Raiders' season is in trouble after three losses in a row - and a two point loss to the Cowboys after leading by 18. They return home to host the Rabbitohs in Round 8 in Thursday Night Football. 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. Bailey Simonsson
3. Sebastian Kris
4. Curtis Scott
5. Jordan Rapana
6. Jack Wighton
7. George Williams
8. Ryan James
9. Tom Starling
10. Emre Guler
11. Corey Harawira-Naera
12. Elliott Whitehead
13. Ryan Sutton

14. Siliva Havili
15. Joe Tapine
16. Corey Horsburgh
17. Hudson Young

18. Matt Timoko
19. Sia Soliola
20. Matt Frawley
21. Dunamis Lui

Injury/Suspension
Josh Papalii, Rested (Rd 9)
Jarrod Croker, Shoulder (Rd 9-10)
Josh Hodgson, Calf, (Rd 9-10)
Albert Hopoate, Shoulder (Rd 11-13)
Harley Smith-Shields, Biceps tendon (Rd 20-22)
Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad, Neck (Indefintite)

South Sydney Rabbitohs

1. Cody Walker
2. Alex Johnston
3. Dane Gagai
4. Campbell Graham
5. Jaxson Paulo
6. Benji Marshall
7. Adam Reynolds
8. Thomas Burgess
9. Damien Cook
10. Tevita Tatola
11. Keaon Koloamatangi
12. Jaydn Su’A
13. Cameron Murray

14. Mark Nicholls
15. Liam Knight
16. Jacob Host
17. Jai Arrow

18. Steven Marsters
19. Hame Sele
20. Patrick Mago
21. Dean Hawkins

Injury/Suspension
Blake Taaffe, Ankle (Rd 9)
Latrell Mitchell, Suspension (Rd 11)
Josh Mansour, Hamstring (Rd 11)
Jed Cartwright, Back (Mid-season)
Brock Gardner, Achilles (Indefinite)

Officials

Referee: Ben Cummins
Touch judges: Peter Gough, Liam Kennedy
Video referee: Henry Perenara

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I am scared to watch this one.

4 losses in a row coming up.
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Who cares
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Honestly will be shocked if Souths' score less than 40
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1. Rapana
2. Savage
3. Kris
4. Timoko
5. Atkins
6. Frawley
7. Sam Williams (c)
8. Papalii
9. Starling
10. Sutton
11. Young
12. Whitehead (c)
13. Tarpine

14. Havili
15. Wighton
16. Lui
17. Horseburg

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Assuming Valemi and Hodgson are actually injured.

1. Bailey Simmonsen (no better option)
2. Matt Timoko
3. Sebastian Kris
4. Curtis Scott
5. Jordan Rapana
6. Jack Wighton
7. George Williams
8. Ryan Sutton
9. Tom Starling
10. Josh Papalii
11. Corey Harawira-Naera
12. Elliott Whitehead
13. Joe Tapine

14. Siliva Havili
15. Ryan James
16. Corey Horsburgh
17. Hudson Young

18. Lui
19. Soliola

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Top 4 vs Bottom 4 team- this gonna be ugly.

Wouldn't be surprised to see Lui back in the team. Need to see some defensive solidity.

Who am I kidding... we are ****.
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Lui comes in for Havili

There's no point having him there if he's not being used.

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-TW- wrote:Lui comes in for Havili

There's no point having him there if he's not being used.

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I’m with bringing Lui back (noting I called for him to be dropped a few weeks ago).

Lui takes the boring hit ups that some of our forwards don’t bother with.

He works extra hard when tackling on the line and doesn’t fall for dummies.

He also throws a pass before the line (usually to Jack).

The best thing for Croker would be a few weeks back in NSW cup.

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1. Aekins
2. Simo
3.Kris
4.Scott
5. Rap
6. Jack
7. Samuel Williams
8. Papa
9. Hog
10. Sutton
11. CHN
12. White
13. Taps
14. Starling
15. Horse
16.young
17. James
18. Timoko
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Tapine will be back, Hodgo if fit but unlikely.

Simonsson will play but whether that is off the bench or not will depend on the call they make with the captain.
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1. Aekins
2. Simo (Valemei if fit)
3. Kris
4. Timoko
5. Rapana
6. Wighton
7. G Williams
8. Papalii
9. Havili (20 mins to start)
10. Lui
11. Young
12. Whitehead
13. Tapine

14. Starling
15. CHN (come on after 20)
16. Sutton
17. Horse

18. James
19. Scott
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Time for some media stories about how hard it is for opposition teams to play games in Canberra on cold nights leading up to and during winter. Ricky, also needs to return to his role as bad sporting parent on the sideline. The coaches' box may as well be a padded cell if we keep playing like this.
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The thing about Curtis Scott is his best games in green have been ones where you don't notice him. I really don't understand what he brings to the table. Average defensively, no threat with ball in hand and hasn't shown any ability to set up his outside man. We have $1 million in centres who just aren't NRL standard. I don't think either would crack the top 25 centres in the game atm. Kris probably sneaks in.
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We will smash Souffs..
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And..

Let Jack kick off.
Put it out on the full, get that done early.
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Tapine in James out
Hodgo bench in Havili out
Timoko in Croker out (this hurts I love Croker)

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Roger Kenworthy wrote: April 25, 2021, 1:34 am The thing about Curtis Scott is his best games in green have been ones where you don't notice him. I really don't understand what he brings to the table. Average defensively, no threat with ball in hand and hasn't shown any ability to set up his outside man. We have $1 million in centres who just aren't NRL standard. I don't think either would crack the top 25 centres in the game atm. Kris probably sneaks in.
He's a bog ordinary footballer, and there's not much more to it. Reminds me of Josh Bogan post rep career, with less size and strength.

Sticky hasn't made too many recruitment mistakes, but this one is a **** howler.
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CNK will be back to save the day.
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This will be to painful to watch
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Could be our first game held to 0.


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Papa needs to get a hair cut too.


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I said this a few weeks back after the Penrith loss...

If we manage to blood a new backline that is younger and faster than what we currently have and finish the season knowing where the gaps are (if we need to recruit) then this season isn’t a total waste.

Off-season needs to be focused on gelling it altogether under the conditions the new rules bring.

Forget this season it’s over in terms of which teams can seriously win it.
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I would love to see
- Whitehead move to a ball playing lock.
- Tarps back to an edge
- Young middle forward
- Croker rested
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GreenMachine wrote: April 25, 2021, 8:13 am I said this a few weeks back after the Penrith loss...

If we manage to blood a new backline that is younger and faster than what we currently have and finish the season knowing where the gaps are (if we need to recruit) then this season isn’t a total waste.

Off-season needs to be focused on gelling it altogether under the conditions the new rules bring.

Forget this season it’s over in terms of which teams can seriously win it.
We need a mini rebuild, that is abundantly clear yes
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1. Simmonson/Rapana
2. Valemi
3. Timoko
4. Kris
5. Simmonson/Rapana
6. Wighton
7. Williams
8. Papalii
9. Hodgson
10. Sutton
11. Young
12. Whitehead
13. Tapine

14. Starling
15. CHN
16. Horsburgh
17. Guler
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Did something happen to Aekins? Any specific reason why people don’t have him in their teams?
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Hodgson should be the roving middle, not Whitehead
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Toviii wrote: April 25, 2021, 9:46 am Did something happen to Aekins? Any specific reason why people don’t have him in their teams?
If you cant even be in a position to contest a grubber on the last tackle you've got no business being a first grade fullback.
He was reece robinsonesque without the speed etc to go anyway to make up for it
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Braddrew wrote:I would love to see
- Whitehead move to a ball playing lock.
- Tarps back to an edge
- Young middle forward
- Croker rested
No to Tapine on an edge, and I don’t think Whitehead is up to Lock.

The other two yeah.
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kiwi raider wrote: April 25, 2021, 9:50 am
Toviii wrote: April 25, 2021, 9:46 am Did something happen to Aekins? Any specific reason why people don’t have him in their teams?
If you cant even be in a position to contest a grubber on the last tackle you've got no business being a first grade fullback.
He was reece robinsonesque without the speed etc to go anyway to make up for it
Yep.
Try 1: reaches player striving for the line through another tackle. Contact innefective.
Try 2: grubber through on the 5th. Not within cooee of it. Just kind of loping along in no mans land.
Try 3: half a step away from player diving over the line carrying other tacklers. Gives a kind of half foot poke at him. Innefective.
Try 4: grubber through on the 5th. Arrives late to no effect. Same player on same side who grubbered through with no FB in sight last time.

Positionally he just seemed to lack awareness and then there seemed to be a lack of urgency and effect when he did get there.
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Ready for the usual, top 4 side travels to canberra, Raiders catch travelling side off guard travelling side seems disinterested bored and looking ahead, Head coach Stuart says very proud and all is good again...Paper over the cracks.
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Having a lash at this having seen none of the reggies in action...

1 Aekins (in "this is your last chance to show something" mode)
2 Rapana (right side)
3 Wighton
4 Kris
5 Fastest young bloke
6 G Williams
7 S Williams
8 Papalii
9 Starling
10 Sutton
11 CHN
12 Whitehead
13 Tapine (in "run like a lunatic" mode)
14 Scott
15 Lui/Guler
16 Horsburgh
17 Young

With Sutton the only middle to play 50 mins, and not a second more.
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2 willies huh
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Question wrote: April 25, 2021, 10:26 am 2 willies huh
The more the merrier.
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