2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

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Post by hrundi89 » May 14, 2019, 4:50 pm

LastRaider wrote:
May 12, 2019, 8:19 pm
1. CNK
2. Cotric
3. Croker
4. Wighton
5. Oldfield
6. Sezar
7. Williams
8. Guler
9. Hodgson
10. Papa
11. Whitehead
12. Hudson Young
13. Sutton

14. Havilii
15. Sololia
16. Horsburgh
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Post by greeneyed » May 14, 2019, 5:19 pm

Canberra Raiders name rookie Sebastian Kris as club prepares for biggest crowd in a decade

The Canberra Raiders will test another rookie, Seb Kris, against one of the best teams in the competition as the club braces for what could be their biggest regular-season crowd in a decade, possibly 20,000.

"If we want to compete, we have to start better against the Rabbitohs than we did last week," Soliola said. "This day and age, you can't give any squad that sort of lead and try to crawl back. The game is hard enough as it is. We know we can do it, it's just a matter of being consistent."

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Post by dubby » May 14, 2019, 5:19 pm

edwahu wrote:People are being pretty tough on Lui. He has one error for the whole season and given we surely won't be carrying a bench back this week it's hard to see how dropping him for someone else makes sense.
Yeah he's been fine.

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Post by dubby » May 14, 2019, 5:20 pm

I'm glad Kris gets a run. He looks likely.

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Post by edwahu » May 14, 2019, 5:22 pm

Surprised about Kris. If he gets an opportunity hopefully he kills it.

Excited to watch Citric get an extended run at centre, it's the challenge he needs.

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Post by dubby » May 14, 2019, 5:25 pm

I think this may be the thing that turns Cotric around. If he plays well, he'll remain center rest of the year.

It's a ploy by the coach, and a good one. Nic stuffed up in big way last week. Now he's promoted to centre.

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Post by julian87 » May 14, 2019, 5:45 pm

dubby wrote:
May 14, 2019, 5:25 pm
I think this may be the thing that turns Cotric around. If he plays well, he'll remain center rest of the year.

It's a ploy by the coach, and a good one. Nic stuffed up in big way last week. Now he's promoted to centre.

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I like the Cotric decision. Probably could have named him at wing and played him at centre for the first installment though imo.
well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious.

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Post by The Rickman » May 14, 2019, 5:55 pm

julian87 wrote:
May 14, 2019, 5:45 pm
dubby wrote:
May 14, 2019, 5:25 pm
I think this may be the thing that turns Cotric around. If he plays well, he'll remain center rest of the year.

It's a ploy by the coach, and a good one. Nic stuffed up in big way last week. Now he's promoted to centre.

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I like the Cotric decision. Probably could have named him at wing and played him at centre for the first installment though imo.
I like the fact that our coach is backing himself by naming the team as he intends to play them 1-17 every week.

It's a refreshing change and just highlights the change in attitude around the whole place. I love it.
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Post by greeneyed » May 14, 2019, 6:03 pm

Canberra Raiders forward Ryan Sutton ready to 'prove a point' against Bennett and English trio

Ryan Sutton will use the Canberra Raiders' battle of Britain as a chance to prove himself to England coach Wayne Bennett and measure himself against some of the players he grew up idolising.

"I still understand I'm young so I'm concentrating on my own game. But my goal is definitely to play for England, you want to strive for the peak and that's what I want to do. I want to play for my country," Sutton said.

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Post by edwahu » May 14, 2019, 6:17 pm

I wish Bateman was playing this week, he would've had a huge game.

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Post by Green eyed Mick » May 14, 2019, 6:48 pm

Pretty happy with that side.

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Post by Neeeegz » May 14, 2019, 6:54 pm


zim wrote:
The Rickman wrote:
May 14, 2019, 3:58 pm
TongueFTW wrote:
May 14, 2019, 3:23 pm
The Rickman wrote:
May 14, 2019, 2:36 pm
Here's the team I'd LIKE to see named today, although I know several of my choices probably won't happen:

1. CNK
2. Simonsson
3. Croker
4. Cotric
5. Oldbeard
6. Wighton
7. Sezer
8. Papalii
9. Hodgson
10. Lui
11. Tapine
12. Whitehead
13. Sutton

14. Havilli
15. Young
16. Soliola
17. Guler
No Horsburgh? Agree except for I would like Horsburgh on the bench, probably for Guler (though I rate him).
I honestly don't see what the fuss is over Horsburgh... is it the red hair? I just don't see anything except needless penalties and ordinary play.
That's just very short-sighted. He's difficult to bring down, has an offload, a step, can make metres in traffic and is active in defence. Give him some more fitness and experience to improve that decision making and he'll be great.
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Post by Neeeegz » May 14, 2019, 6:56 pm

Green eyed Mick wrote:Pretty happy with that side.
Yep I think guler needs to stop that step before the line, look at lui, full pelt straight then he may be a chance

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Post by Chicka Chicka Chicka » May 14, 2019, 8:07 pm

I wonder how Kris will be used off the bench? Purely cover for an outside back injury??

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Post by KingDynamite » May 14, 2019, 8:28 pm

The Rickman wrote:
zim wrote:
May 14, 2019, 4:30 pm
The Rickman wrote:
May 14, 2019, 3:58 pm
TongueFTW wrote:
May 14, 2019, 3:23 pm
The Rickman wrote:
May 14, 2019, 2:36 pm
Here's the team I'd LIKE to see named today, although I know several of my choices probably won't happen:

1. CNK
2. Simonsson
3. Croker
4. Cotric
5. Oldbeard
6. Wighton
7. Sezer
8. Papalii
9. Hodgson
10. Lui
11. Tapine
12. Whitehead
13. Sutton

14. Havilli
15. Young
16. Soliola
17. Guler
No Horsburgh? Agree except for I would like Horsburgh on the bench, probably for Guler (though I rate him).
I honestly don't see what the fuss is over Horsburgh... is it the red hair? I just don't see anything except needless penalties and ordinary play.
That's just very short-sighted. He's difficult to bring down, has an offload, a step, can make metres in traffic and is active in defence. Give him some more fitness and experience to improve that decision making and he'll be great.
Like I've said repeatedly, people see something in him that I haven't seen yet. I haven't seen anything resembling this yet.

I hope he proves me wrong though.
I’m the same, I want to get on board but I don’t see anything special just yet.
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Post by greeneyed » May 14, 2019, 8:42 pm

VIDEO: Canberra Raiders five eighth Jack Wighton not fazed by Origin talk

Raiders five-eighth Jack Wighton isn't fazed by the recent suggestions that he could be called up to Brad Fitler's NSW side and admits that his focus is solely on beating the Rabbitohs this weekend at GIO Stadium.

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Post by BadnMean » May 14, 2019, 9:08 pm

Wow. I see the hardest hitter in defence by miles of any of our young forwards, the most mongrel and he makes the most yards. Looks the most likely FG of the lot imo.

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Post by Ruben Daley » May 14, 2019, 9:47 pm

BadnMean wrote:
May 14, 2019, 9:08 pm
Wow. I see the hardest hitter in defence by miles of any of our young forwards, the most mongrel and he makes the most yards. Looks the most likely FG of the lot imo.
Yep. Pretty obvious to me too.

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Post by Westsydneyraider » May 14, 2019, 9:57 pm

Chicka Chicka Chicka wrote:
May 14, 2019, 8:07 pm
I wonder how Kris will be used off the bench? Purely cover for an outside back injury??
I reckon he will get shifted to the wing and simonsson will be lurking around the ruck when their big forwards get tired.

Ricky said last week in the presser his game plan was exactly that for simonsson but unfortunately raps got injured and he effectively just had to make a like for like replacement

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Post by -TW- » May 14, 2019, 10:04 pm

greeneyed wrote:Canberra Raiders name rookie Sebastian Kris as club prepares for biggest crowd in a decade

The Canberra Raiders will test another rookie, Seb Kris, against one of the best teams in the competition as the club braces for what could be their biggest regular-season crowd in a decade, possibly 20,000.

"If we want to compete, we have to start better against the Rabbitohs than we did last week," Soliola said. "This day and age, you can't give any squad that sort of lead and try to crawl back. The game is hard enough as it is. We know we can do it, it's just a matter of being consistent."

Read more: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/ ... /?cs=14239
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Post by julian87 » May 14, 2019, 10:21 pm

The Rickman wrote:
May 14, 2019, 5:55 pm
julian87 wrote:
May 14, 2019, 5:45 pm
dubby wrote:
May 14, 2019, 5:25 pm
I think this may be the thing that turns Cotric around. If he plays well, he'll remain center rest of the year.

It's a ploy by the coach, and a good one. Nic stuffed up in big way last week. Now he's promoted to centre.

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interested in how it’s a promotion?

I like the Cotric decision. Probably could have named him at wing and played him at centre for the first installment though imo.
I like the fact that our coach is backing himself by naming the team as he intends to play them 1-17 every week.

It's a refreshing change and just highlights the change in attitude around the whole place. I love it.
I agree to a point and I mean if this is something that bugs me atm it’s not a bad situation we are in.

In this situation I just think giving Souths the jump on the positional change gives them an unnecessary heads up.
well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious.

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Post by julian87 » May 14, 2019, 10:26 pm

Westsydneyraider wrote:
May 14, 2019, 9:57 pm
Chicka Chicka Chicka wrote:
May 14, 2019, 8:07 pm
I wonder how Kris will be used off the bench? Purely cover for an outside back injury??
I reckon he will get shifted to the wing and simonsson will be lurking around the ruck when their big forwards get tired.

Ricky said last week in the presser his game plan was exactly that for simonsson but unfortunately raps got injured and he effectively just had to make a like for like replacement
Yeah this. Simonsson was essentially picked in the same role as Papenhuyzen has played for Melbourne. Was picked to be introduced at the back end of a game when we needed to role the dice as a second fullback in attack having substituted off the lock forward.

It’s a ploy I’m a pretty big fan of if your pack is good enough to cover it and you have an 80 minute hooker imo. Because realistically barring injury a 4th running forward on the bench just isn’t required. When you run with that you just end up having your 9th forward out of 9 in the side stealing minutes off better players. The one thing about this ploy if Stuart uses it is that if the game is close or we are ahead that 17th man does not play. And fans need to realize that and not whine about it imo.

Also just on Kris. If he were to come on for Simonsson to roam I’d hope it’s at centre, not wing. He’s a centre only from what I’ve seen.
well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious.

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Post by Raiders_Pat » May 15, 2019, 12:02 am

julian87 wrote:
May 14, 2019, 10:26 pm

Yeah this. Simonsson was essentially picked in the same role as Papenhuyzen has played for Melbourne. Was picked to be introduced at the back end of a game when we needed to role the dice as a second fullback in attack having substituted off the lock forward.

It’s a ploy I’m a pretty big fan of if your pack is good enough to cover it and you have an 80 minute hooker imo. Because realistically barring injury a 4th running forward on the bench just isn’t required. When you run with that you just end up having your 9th forward out of 9 in the side stealing minutes off better players. The one thing about this ploy if Stuart uses it is that if the game is close or we are ahead that 17th man does not play. And fans need to realize that and not whine about it imo.

Also just on Kris. If he were to come on for Simonsson to roam I’d hope it’s at centre, not wing. He’s a centre only from what I’ve seen.
I found it weird that last week so many people here were against the idea of having Simonsson as the utility off the interchange. To the point where people were convinced it was a smokescreen. I was quite confident that we'd field the side as named barring injury. The concept of the outside back utility has been seen pretty regularly in teams with an 80 minute hooker, like Melbourne as you mentioned... we've seen it in Origin. I'm definitely a fan too. Considering the players we have out injured, I think this set up works well with the current balance of the squad.

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Post by BadnMean » May 15, 2019, 3:55 am

Westsydneyraider wrote:
May 14, 2019, 9:57 pm
Chicka Chicka Chicka wrote:
May 14, 2019, 8:07 pm
I wonder how Kris will be used off the bench? Purely cover for an outside back injury??
I reckon he will get shifted to the wing and simonsson will be lurking around the ruck when their big forwards get tired.

Ricky said last week in the presser his game plan was exactly that for simonsson but unfortunately raps got injured and he effectively just had to make a like for like replacement
Ah ok. Because last week I thought it was half because we were playing 3 half busts backs (Rapa ribs, Oldie groin, CNK knee) but this indicates a whole new shift in bench approach from Sticky. An addition or supplement to his mobile pack that works them up the middle theory. :hmmm

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Post by -PJ- » May 15, 2019, 7:23 am

That's the best 17 would could have picked and fair enough to.

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Post by -PJ- » May 15, 2019, 7:43 am

Any advice on staying awake till this 7-35 kickoff ?

I'm not a fan of this timeslot...
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Post by bonehead » May 15, 2019, 7:51 am

Also without Bateman we lack a bit of cover in the backs, I know you can't just pick a back in case and he needs to bring something else so interested to see how Stick can make it work.
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Post by simo » May 15, 2019, 7:57 am

Raiders_Pat wrote:
May 15, 2019, 12:02 am
julian87 wrote:
May 14, 2019, 10:26 pm

Yeah this. Simonsson was essentially picked in the same role as Papenhuyzen has played for Melbourne. Was picked to be introduced at the back end of a game when we needed to role the dice as a second fullback in attack having substituted off the lock forward.

It’s a ploy I’m a pretty big fan of if your pack is good enough to cover it and you have an 80 minute hooker imo. Because realistically barring injury a 4th running forward on the bench just isn’t required. When you run with that you just end up having your 9th forward out of 9 in the side stealing minutes off better players. The one thing about this ploy if Stuart uses it is that if the game is close or we are ahead that 17th man does not play. And fans need to realize that and not whine about it imo.

Also just on Kris. If he were to come on for Simonsson to roam I’d hope it’s at centre, not wing. He’s a centre only from what I’ve seen.
I found it weird that last week so many people here were against the idea of having Simonsson as the utility off the interchange. To the point where people were convinced it was a smokescreen. I was quite confident that we'd field the side as named barring injury. The concept of the outside back utility has been seen pretty regularly in teams with an 80 minute hooker, like Melbourne as you mentioned... we've seen it in Origin. I'm definitely a fan too. Considering the players we have out injured, I think this set up works well with the current balance of the squad.
This is where we really benefit from not only having an 80 min hooker in hodgo, but also having our bench hooker being capable of selection solely as a middle forward. The remaining bench spot would be wasted on another middle as the minutes and interchanges just arent there. May as well have cover for backs and the ability to inject fast feet into te game
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Post by Coastalraider » May 15, 2019, 8:14 am

I think we are blessed with having Havili in our squad - we essentially have the cover for hooker in a player that is a very mobile middle third player.

Between Havili, Sia and an roaming backline player (Simmonsen/Kris) we have immediate coverage for hooker, props, backrow, and every backline position.

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Post by Sid » May 15, 2019, 8:34 am

-PJ- wrote:
May 15, 2019, 7:43 am
Any advice on staying awake till this 7-35 kickoff ?

I'm not a fan of this timeslot...
I wouldn't recommend watching the lead up games
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Post by The Rickman » May 15, 2019, 10:11 am

Raiders_Pat wrote:
May 15, 2019, 12:02 am
julian87 wrote:
May 14, 2019, 10:26 pm

Yeah this. Simonsson was essentially picked in the same role as Papenhuyzen has played for Melbourne. Was picked to be introduced at the back end of a game when we needed to role the dice as a second fullback in attack having substituted off the lock forward.

It’s a ploy I’m a pretty big fan of if your pack is good enough to cover it and you have an 80 minute hooker imo. Because realistically barring injury a 4th running forward on the bench just isn’t required. When you run with that you just end up having your 9th forward out of 9 in the side stealing minutes off better players. The one thing about this ploy if Stuart uses it is that if the game is close or we are ahead that 17th man does not play. And fans need to realize that and not whine about it imo.

Also just on Kris. If he were to come on for Simonsson to roam I’d hope it’s at centre, not wing. He’s a centre only from what I’ve seen.
I found it weird that last week so many people here were against the idea of having Simonsson as the utility off the interchange. To the point where people were convinced it was a smokescreen. I was quite confident that we'd field the side as named barring injury. The concept of the outside back utility has been seen pretty regularly in teams with an 80 minute hooker, like Melbourne as you mentioned... we've seen it in Origin. I'm definitely a fan too. Considering the players we have out injured, I think this set up works well with the current balance of the squad.
Nobody was concerned about him being named on the bench as a utility though. My concern was that he was simply there as cover for the outside backs, I've only learned SINCE the game the role Stuart intended him to play (which I would've actually loved to see)... you're rewriting history a bit here, Pat.

It seems Kris has been named for the same thing... only he'll replace a forward and Simonsson will move into the ruck. I'm all for that idea.
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Post by boydy80 » May 15, 2019, 10:36 am

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Any advice on staying awake till this 7-35 kickoff ?

I'm not a fan of this timeslot...
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Re: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Post by greeneyed » May 15, 2019, 12:56 pm

AUDIO: Canberra Raiders fans prepare to fill Canberra Stadium this Saturday night

The Raiders could draw one of their biggest crowds of the decade this weekend, when they host the Rabbitohs at GIO Stadium. Tim Shaw spoke to Matt Lippiatt-Sidman from The Greenhouse Forum.

Podcast: http://2cc.net.au/podcasts/12668-raider ... urday.html

PODCAST: Behind the Limelight: Corey Horsburgh and Steve Roach: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2019/05 ... ve-roach2/
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Re: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Post by The Rickman » May 15, 2019, 12:58 pm

God I hope it's a sellout. That would be fantastic for the boys, and a just reward for the way they've gone about their football in 2019.
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Re: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Post by julian87 » May 15, 2019, 1:14 pm

Pretty big game this one. If this mornings rumoured nsw side is anything to go by we will be without Wighton in rd12
well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious.

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