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Who will win?

Raiders 13+
9
60%
Raiders 1-12
4
27%
Draw
0
No votes
Sharks 1-12
1
7%
Sharks 13+
1
7%
 
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Sack beatings are also up 900%.
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The Nickman wrote: September 22, 2020, 12:41 pm Looks like all you cowards are going to have to put up with Semi for the semis.

Delicious.
C'mon mate, we have nothing against Semi. I was just concerned (and still am) whether he's ready for matches of that intensity, given his lack of experience. The matches will be tight - most likely less than 6 points. Good to see him do well last weekend though and it was a great sight seeing one of our players run nearly the length of the field for a try.

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Hong Kong Raider wrote:
The Nickman wrote: September 22, 2020, 12:41 pm Looks like all you cowards are going to have to put up with Semi for the semis.

Delicious.
C'mon mate, we have nothing against Semi. I was just concerned (and still am) whether he's ready for matches of that intensity, given his lack of experience. The matches will be tight - most likely less than 6 points. Good to see him do well last weekend though and it was a great sight seeing one of our players run nearly the length of the field for a try.

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Thanks! I’m definitely going to work the terms “cowards” and “good grief” and “having a bubble bath” into my wedding speech
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The Nickman wrote: September 22, 2020, 1:20 pm
Hong Kong Raider wrote:
The Nickman wrote: September 22, 2020, 12:41 pm Looks like all you cowards are going to have to put up with Semi for the semis.

Delicious.
C'mon mate, we have nothing against Semi. I was just concerned (and still am) whether he's ready for matches of that intensity, given his lack of experience. The matches will be tight - most likely less than 6 points. Good to see him do well last weekend though and it was a great sight seeing one of our players run nearly the length of the field for a try.

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Thanks! I’m definitely going to work the terms “cowards” and “good grief” and “having a bubble bath” into my wedding speech
How bow alabama hot pocket?
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There's no doubt that finishing in the top 4 is better than 5th (including the possibility of home ground advantage), but if we do finish 5th I reckon this is the season to do it.

If we can't beat the Sharks in week 1 we don't deserve to win the comp.

Worst case scenario for us is finishing 5th and the Bunnies beating the Roosters this weekend, meaning we'd play either Penrith or Easts in week 2.

Whatever will be will be.
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Seiffert82 wrote: September 22, 2020, 1:34 pm There's no doubt that finishing in the top 4 is better than 5th (including the possibility of home ground advantage), but if we do finish 5th I reckon this is the season to do it.

If we can't beat the Sharks in week 1 we don't deserve to win the comp.

Worst case scenario for us is finishing 5th and the Bunnies beating the Roosters this weekend, meaning we'd play either Penrith or Easts in week 2.

Whatever will be will be.
No, worst case scenario is that we all die.
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The Nickman wrote: September 22, 2020, 1:39 pm
Seiffert82 wrote: September 22, 2020, 1:34 pm There's no doubt that finishing in the top 4 is better than 5th (including the possibility of home ground advantage), but if we do finish 5th I reckon this is the season to do it.

If we can't beat the Sharks in week 1 we don't deserve to win the comp.

Worst case scenario for us is finishing 5th and the Bunnies beating the Roosters this weekend, meaning we'd play either Penrith or Easts in week 2.

Whatever will be will be.
No, worst case scenario is that we all die.
I don't think you've fully contemplated the thought of losing to the Roosters in week two of the finals. :P
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The Nickman wrote: September 22, 2020, 1:39 pm
Seiffert82 wrote: September 22, 2020, 1:34 pm There's no doubt that finishing in the top 4 is better than 5th (including the possibility of home ground advantage), but if we do finish 5th I reckon this is the season to do it.

If we can't beat the Sharks in week 1 we don't deserve to win the comp.

Worst case scenario for us is finishing 5th and the Bunnies beating the Roosters this weekend, meaning we'd play either Penrith or Easts in week 2.

Whatever will be will be.
No, worst case scenario is that we all die.
Yeah, especially if it's a heatwave and you can't pocket the change. Hot. Like I mean, Alabama Hot.
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CANBERRA RAIDERS ROUND 20 vs CRONULLA SHARKS

1. Adam Cook
2. Semi Valemi
3. Matt Timoko
4. Harley Smith-Shields
5. Nick Cotric
6. Matt Frawley
7. Sam Williams
8. Dunamis Lui
9. Tom Starling
10. Sia Soliola
11. Hudson Young
12. Corey Harawira-Naera
13. Siliva Havili

14. Kai O'Donnell
15. Ryan Sutton
16. Darby Medlyn
17. Jarrett Subloo

18. Ata Mariota
19. Joe Tapine
20. Jack Wighton
21. Elliott Whitehead
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Fox Sports suggesting Bateman, Papalii and Croker may be rested: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-pr ... bae085c199
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2020 Rd 20 NRL team: Raiders v Sharks

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Canberra Raiders V Cronulla Sharks
Saturday 26 September 5:30pm
Kogarah Jubilee Stadium
TV coverage: Fox League Channel 502
Radio: ABC, 2CC, Mix 106.3

The Canberra Raiders have named their squad for Saturday afternoon’s match against the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks at Nestrata Jubilee Stadium.

The Raiders will have three NRL debutants, with Adam Cook, Darby Medlyn and Jarrett Subloo all set to make their NRL debuts, while Matt Frawley will make his club debut.

Sam Williams also returns to the side for the first time this season at halfback and will Captain the club for the first time.

Adam Cook replaces Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad at fullback who will miss one week with a minor rib injury.

Frawley and Sam Williams replace Jack Wighton and George Williams in the halves, with both players rested this weekend. George Williams missed the majority of round 19 after failing his HIA so he will be rested as a precaution.

Darby Medlyn and Jarrett Subloo have been named on the interchange bench.

Harley Smith-Shields and Matt Timoko have been named in the centres, with Jarrod Croker rested and Jordan Rapana missing one week with a minor knee injury.

Sia Soliola will make his return to the team on Saturday after recovering from a facial fracture earlier in the season and replaces Josh Papalii who has been rested.

John Bateman has been cleared of any serious elbow injury but will be rested this weekend along with Elliott Whitehead, with Hudson Young and Corey Harawira-Naera to start for the Raiders in the second-row.

Tom Starling will start at hooker, with Siliva Havili starting at lock and Kai O’Donnell on the bench.

Canberra Raiders media

VIDEO: Stuart announces four players to make Raiders debut: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2020/09 ... ers-debut/

MATCH PREVIEW: Check out The GH's match preview for the Canberra Raiders' clash with the Cronulla Sharks! Team news, history, stat attack, key match ups and more: http://ow.ly/cDPj50Bxtdi

Canberra Raiders

1. Adam Cook
2. Semi Valemi
3. Matt Timoko
4. Harley Smith-Shields
5. Nick Cotric
6. Matt Frawley
7. Sam Williams
8. Dunamis Lui
9. Tom Starling
10. Sia Soliola
11. Hudson Young
12. Corey Harawira-Naera
13. Siliva Havili

14. Kai O'Donnell
15. Ryan Sutton
16. Darby Medlyn
17. Jarrett Subloo

18. Ata Mariota
19. Joe Tapine
20. Jack Wighton
21. Elliott Whitehead

Injury/Suspension

Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad, Rib (Finals Week 1)
Jordan Rapana, Knee (Finals Week 1)
Michael Oldfield, Thumb (Indefinite, possibly Finals Week 1)
Corey Horsburgh, Foot (Indefinite, possibly season)
Emre Guler, Ankle (Indefinite, likely season)
Bailey Simonsson, Shoulder (Season)
Josh Hodgson, Knee (Season)
Curtis Scott, Leg (Season)
Andre Niko, Knee (Season)
Sebastian Kris, Extended personal leave

Cronulla Sharks

1. Will Kennedy
2. Nene Macdonald
3. Mawene Hiroti
4. Jesse Ramien
5. Ronaldo Mulitalo
6. Wade Graham
7. Connor Tracey
8. Braden Hamlin-Uele
9. Blayke Brailey
10. Aaron Woods
11. Briton Nikora
12. Siosifa Talakai
13. Toby Rudolf

14. Scott Sorensen
15. Jack Williams
16. Andrew Fifita
17. Teig Wilton

18. Billy Magoulias
19. Braydon Trindall
20. Bryson Goodwin
21. Daniel Vasquez

Officials

Referee: Ashley Klein
Touch judges: Phil Henderson, Todd Smith
Video referee: Jared Maxwell

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Resting 9 players apparently!
Dont delete this GE
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We've got another Subloo debut off the bench rumour after last weeks false start.
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If we are resting players, I'm genuinely surprised. Fair enough if any have an injury cloud, otherwise we should be full strength IMHO. Different story if we had a top 4 spot sealed already.
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Good lord what is happening in there!
That is a lot of changes hahahaha.
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The reserve grade derby.. love it

Obviously given up on making 4th

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April fools? GE is surely having a bubble bath?
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simo wrote: September 22, 2020, 3:47 pm Resting 9 players apparently!
Yeah, we have, as you can see in my previous post.
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who is Adam Cook?
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Raiders666 wrote: September 22, 2020, 4:05 pm who is Adam Cook?
He's an investor at Skip Capital.
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Be **** amazing if this team wins to get us into 4th spot.
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I would love to be a fly on the wall at Raiders HQ today.

What is the plan here? Are we gambling that our actual second string side will be good enough to beat the Sharks? Or have we given up on the top 4? Or are we taking the gamble that Our best chance of winning it all is from 5th with a well rested team and momentum going into week 2 of the finals?
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Raiders666 wrote: September 22, 2020, 4:04 pm April fools? GE is surely having a bubble bath?
Bubble baths all round, old friend
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**** is happening...my head hurts
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This is what used to happen in the AFL every year. They decided to have a week off before the finals to counter it.

Might be an idea in the NRL too.

Doesn't add a lot to the integrity of the competition.

In this case our opposition can only finish 8th, but if Cronulla were playing for a finals spot, the other clubs around them would have an argument to be aggrieved.
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I did say they were priming Matt Frawley to come in to the side.

Also Sam Williams goes from being out of the team all season to being the captain.
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Mickey_Raider wrote: September 22, 2020, 4:08 pm I would love to be a fly on the wall at Raiders HQ today.

What is the plan here? Are we gambling that our actual second string side will be good enough to beat the Sharks? Or have we given up on the top 4? Or are we taking the gamble that Our best chance of winning it all is from 5th with a well rested team and momentum going into week 2 of the finals?
That last one. Stick is confident we can win it all. Just need a week off where we can get it.
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I'm excited
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Bay53 wrote: September 22, 2020, 4:10 pm In this case our opposition can only finish 8th, but if Cronulla were playing for a finals spot, the other clubs around them would have an argument to be aggrieved.
That's a really good point.
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I like to think I have a decent knowledge about our lower graders, but seriously, who the hell is Adam Cook?!

I am fine with this team. If I was the Sharks I would've been telling them to bash the crap out of the Raiders this weekend so chance of injury / fatigue for Round 1. That's really their only chance at beating us. I like this and I still think our best chance is finishing 5th anyway.
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Considering the fact that we are probably 75% sure to be playing the Sharks week 1 of the finals, we may also be choosing not to play our hand one week out from the finals and risk being outsmarted and having our season ended in the second leg.
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Bay53 wrote: September 22, 2020, 4:10 pm In this case our opposition can only finish 8th, but if Cronulla were playing for a finals spot, the other clubs around them would have an argument to be aggrieved.
I dont think you as a team or fan base earn the right to complain about a team doing what they feel is best for them, because you couldnt win enough games to keep destiny in your own hands.
Once you leave it to others to help you out, i couldnt give faintest **** about how "aggrieved" you feel.
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That's a new first. I doubt a player has ever come into the team and be captain for one game after not being picked all year. Congrats Sammy.
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