2018 Rd 14 V Panthers: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

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Who will win?

Raiders 13+
2
14%
Raiders 1-12
3
21%
Draw
0
No votes
Panthers 1-12
4
29%
Panthers 13+
5
36%
 
Total votes: 14

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2018 Rd 14 V Panthers: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Post by greeneyed » May 25, 2018, 10:51 pm

2018 Rd 14 V Panthers: Teams and Previews

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Canberra Raiders V Penrith Panthers
Friday 8 June 6:00pm
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Radio: ABC, 2CC, Mix 106.3

The Raiders finally won a close one in the final stages... 21-20 over the Sea Eagles in Round 12 and it was payback for the two golden point losses to Manly in 2017. The Raiders have a bye in Round 13, before meeting the Penrith Panthers at Canberra Stadium in Round 14... again in the 6pm Friday slot.

Who do you think should line up for the Green Machine? Tell us your team here and see how you go in comparison to the official squad when announced. We will include the official line ups in the first post of this thread as soon as they're available.

OFFICIAL SQUADS

Canberra Raiders

1 Jack Wighton, 2 Nick Cotric, 3 Jarrod Croker (c), 4 Joseph Leilua, 5 Jordan Rapana, 6 Blake Austin, 7 Aidan Sezer, 8 Dunamis Lui, 9 Siliva Havili, 10 Shannon Boyd, 11 Iosia Soliola, 12 Elliott Whitehead, 13 Josh Papalii

14 Ata Hingano, 15 Luke Bateman, 16 Charlie Gubb, 17 Liam Knight

18 Emre Guler, 19 Michael Oldfield, 20 Jack Murchie, 21 Craig Garvey

Penrith Panthers

1 Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, 2 Christian Crichton, 3 Tyrone Peachey, 4 Dean Whare, 5 Tyrone Phillips, 6 James Maloney (c), 7 Nathan Cleary, 8 Trent Merrin, 9 Sione Katoa, 10 Reagan Campbell-Gillard, 11 Corey Harawira-Naera, 12 Isaah Yeo, 13 James Fisher-Harris

14 Wayde Egan, 15 Kaide Ellis, 16 Viliame Kikau, 17 James Tamou

18 Jarome Luai, 19 Tyrone May, 20 Thomas Eisenhuth, 21 Nick Lui-Toso, 22 Caleb Aikins, 23 Liam Martin

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Post by -TW- » May 25, 2018, 11:32 pm

We're getting spanked here, even more so if we don't get off the bus like tonight

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Post by -PJ- » May 26, 2018, 5:20 am

A 300% improvement on what I just witnessed..
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Post by Green eyed Mick » May 26, 2018, 8:22 am

1. Wighton
2. Cotric
3. Croker
4. BJ
5. Rapa
6. Austin
7. Sezer
8. Lui
9. Havili
10. Gubb
11. Sia
12. Whitehead
13. Papa

14. Garvey
15. Knight
16. Bateman
17. Boyd

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Post by Hazza » May 26, 2018, 9:26 am

2 days after Origin 1. Penrith could have heavy representation in the NSW side. Surely won't all back up. We'll only have Cotric.

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Post by edwahu » May 26, 2018, 9:44 am

Hazza wrote:
May 26, 2018, 9:26 am
2 days after Origin 1. Penrith could have heavy representation in the NSW side. Surely won't all back up. We'll only have Cotric.
and Papalii

Penrith would have RCG with Peachey, Cleary, Maloney and Tamou maybes.

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Post by Raider47 » May 26, 2018, 11:14 am

Hazza wrote:
May 26, 2018, 9:26 am
2 days after Origin 1. Penrith could have heavy representation in the NSW side. Surely won't all back up. We'll only have Cotric.
Perfect scenario to cop a right battering then.
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Post by Hazza » May 26, 2018, 12:53 pm

Raider47 wrote:
May 26, 2018, 11:14 am
Hazza wrote:
May 26, 2018, 9:26 am
2 days after Origin 1. Penrith could have heavy representation in the NSW side. Surely won't all back up. We'll only have Cotric.
Perfect scenario to cop a right battering then.
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Post by 1992 » May 26, 2018, 2:30 pm

Hazza wrote:
May 26, 2018, 12:53 pm
Raider47 wrote:
May 26, 2018, 11:14 am
Hazza wrote:
May 26, 2018, 9:26 am
2 days after Origin 1. Penrith could have heavy representation in the NSW side. Surely won't all back up. We'll only have Cotric.
Perfect scenario to cop a right battering then.
That's the spirit
He has a right to be so negative considering it almost always happens.
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Post by Raiders666 » May 26, 2018, 2:53 pm

With all the hate Wighton cops on here its great to see him back to his best.. His ball playing has improved quite a bit and i reckon he has been one of our best this year

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Post by bonehead » May 26, 2018, 4:14 pm

Raiders666 wrote:With all the hate Wighton cops on here its great to see him back to his best.. His ball playing has improved quite a bit and i reckon he has been one of our best this year
agreed, I'm a Jack supporter and he's been really good all year especially with his assault case in the background for him.

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Post by -PJ- » May 26, 2018, 4:28 pm

Jacks on fire.

I'm not sure how many TAs his got but I reckon there's plenty.

And his defence...wow.

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Post by Green eyed Mick » May 26, 2018, 6:20 pm

bonehead wrote:
May 26, 2018, 4:14 pm
Raiders666 wrote:With all the hate Wighton cops on here its great to see him back to his best.. His ball playing has improved quite a bit and i reckon he has been one of our best this year
agreed, I'm a Jack supporter and he's been really good all year especially with his assault case in the background for him.

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It gives the club an incentive not to sack him should he be found guilty.

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Post by edwahu » May 26, 2018, 7:12 pm

Jacks problem is he often has months and months of good footy followed by months of awful errors ruining his game. Hopefully he breaks that trend this year, because his start has been great.

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Post by Green_Hammock » May 26, 2018, 10:45 pm

Panthers just beat the Dragons convincingly. I would rate our chances as not good.

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Post by -TW- » May 26, 2018, 10:52 pm

We have a chance... If Maloney and Cleary are rested

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Post by Westsydneyraider » May 27, 2018, 1:09 am

I’m a huge wighton fan and he has been in really good form. However I still feel that his best position is centre
Either way they should have 5-6 players backing up / missing and us only 1-2.....
So hopefully it’s a bruising encounter and they have a inexperienced outfit

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Post by Dusty » May 27, 2018, 6:50 am

Does Tapine miss this game?


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Post by -PJ- » May 27, 2018, 7:18 am

Dusty wrote:
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I'm unsure to be honest.

The close talker said he was serving a 1 match suspension during the Raiders/Manly call.

Now we have a bye.

Is he serving a two match suspension or a two week suspension ?

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Post by Raiders666 » May 27, 2018, 8:17 am

It was a 2 game suspension

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Post by Dusty » May 27, 2018, 8:45 am

Surely he will be named for Mounties this week and see it there haha
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Post by Canberra Milk » May 27, 2018, 11:36 am

1. Cotric
6. Wighton
7. Williams

14. Austin

Is very tempting. I could probably stomach Sezer instead of Williams, just for the field goal. I can't see how we can continue though with Austin/Sezer

Wighton won't have to change his game all that much different at 6, just kick a little more - can't be worse than Austin

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Post by Raiders666 » May 27, 2018, 11:47 am

I do think Wighton is our best ball player at the moment... I never thought I'd say it but i'd be happy to give him another shot at the 6. I think his passing game is a lot better these days just not so sure about his kicking

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Post by Kryptonite » May 27, 2018, 12:30 pm

Raiders666 wrote:
May 27, 2018, 11:47 am
I do think Wighton is our best ball player at the moment... I never thought I'd say it but i'd be happy to give him another shot at the 6. I think his passing game is a lot better these days just not so sure about his kicking
You cant be serious, Wighton absolutely stunk at 5/8, Bulk him up and get hin in the back row / lock, Nigel Gaffey, Brad Clyde, Nigel Plumb type hitter / ball player

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Post by Raiders666 » May 27, 2018, 12:33 pm

Kryptonite wrote:
May 27, 2018, 12:30 pm
Raiders666 wrote:
May 27, 2018, 11:47 am
I do think Wighton is our best ball player at the moment... I never thought I'd say it but i'd be happy to give him another shot at the 6. I think his passing game is a lot better these days just not so sure about his kicking
You cant be serious, Wighton absolutely stunk at 5/8, Bulk him up and get hin in the back row / lock, Nigel Gaffey, Brad Clyde, Nigel Plumb type hitter / ball player
Yeah he stunk at 5/8.... so does Austin. I think he would be better if he had another shot. Lol at putting him in the back row... we are stacked already

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Post by T_R » May 27, 2018, 12:43 pm

Raiders666 wrote:
Kryptonite wrote:
May 27, 2018, 12:30 pm
Raiders666 wrote:
May 27, 2018, 11:47 am
I do think Wighton is our best ball player at the moment... I never thought I'd say it but i'd be happy to give him another shot at the 6. I think his passing game is a lot better these days just not so sure about his kicking
You cant be serious, Wighton absolutely stunk at 5/8, Bulk him up and get hin in the back row / lock, Nigel Gaffey, Brad Clyde, Nigel Plumb type hitter / ball player
Yeah he stunk at 5/8.... so does Austin. I think he would be better if he had another shot. Lol at putting him in the back row... we are stacked already
He has similar playmaking skills to Austin, but can tackle.

I'd seriously consider this move.

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Post by LastRaider » May 27, 2018, 1:11 pm

We all know Sticky will run the same side again.. Tapine will be back in at 11 and Knight will fall off the bench

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Post by Raiders666 » May 27, 2018, 4:22 pm

LastRaider wrote:
May 27, 2018, 1:11 pm
We all know Sticky will run the same side again.. Tapine will be back in at 11 and Knight will fall off the bench
Tapine is suspended

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Post by Raiders666 » May 27, 2018, 4:23 pm

T_R wrote:
May 27, 2018, 12:43 pm
Raiders666 wrote:
Kryptonite wrote:
May 27, 2018, 12:30 pm
Raiders666 wrote:
May 27, 2018, 11:47 am
I do think Wighton is our best ball player at the moment... I never thought I'd say it but i'd be happy to give him another shot at the 6. I think his passing game is a lot better these days just not so sure about his kicking
You cant be serious, Wighton absolutely stunk at 5/8, Bulk him up and get hin in the back row / lock, Nigel Gaffey, Brad Clyde, Nigel Plumb type hitter / ball player
Yeah he stunk at 5/8.... so does Austin. I think he would be better if he had another shot. Lol at putting him in the back row... we are stacked already
He has similar playmaking skills to Austin, but can tackle.

I'd seriously consider this move.

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I'm not even saying we should do it...Im just fairly confident he would be better equipped to handle it this time. He is hands down our best ball player right now

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Post by RedRaider » May 27, 2018, 6:48 pm

So at our 'playing' half way point in the season we are four competition points adrift of 9th place. We have the bye before the Panthers game so at best we will be 2 points off the 9th spot after Round 13 with the Roosters playing the Tigers next weekend. The slow start to the season has put us behind the current contenders. Hopefully we can make a run at the 8 at some point this year.

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Post by Toviii » May 27, 2018, 8:05 pm

RedRaider wrote:
May 27, 2018, 6:48 pm
So at our 'playing' half way point in the season we are four competition points adrift of 9th place. We have the bye before the Panthers game so at best we will be 2 points off the 9th spot after Round 13 with the Roosters playing the Tigers next weekend. The slow start to the season has put us behind the current contenders. Hopefully we can make a run at the 8 at some point this year.
Our draw for the second half of the season looks much harder than what we've already played. I'm a bit sceptical of our chances.
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Post by edwahu » May 27, 2018, 8:29 pm

6 of our next 8 are away and 9/12 are against top 8. We blew this season already.

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Post by RedRaider » May 27, 2018, 8:47 pm

Hope springs eternal Toviii, so I am keeping all of my chins up. Ed has given the task that awaits us. It is a tough road, particularly as we have not beaten anyone above us on the ladder so far this year.

I reckon we will need a minimum of 28 points to make the 8. This means we need to win 8 of our remaining 12 games. The good news for us is that we have a quality player with footy nous coming back in Rd16. I don't expect Hodgo to be a World beater early in his come back, but I do think he will bring that International experience which will mean better team performance when it's needed. He would have been watching our matches all season and will instinctively know where and how we have let ourselves down.

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Post by gangrenous » May 28, 2018, 7:20 am

Should have had him watching the games last year then

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Post by Green Taipan » May 28, 2018, 9:09 am

Penrith is a huge jump in class & the only mitigating factor is SOO. Garvey has to replace Hingano who is either used as the starting #7 or dropped. It's cruel but Sezer's last 2 games at 7 have been shockers apart from the famous FG. I can't see him steering the side home against Penrith so either Williams or Hingano to take the reins. Austin's defence is still sus to add to Ricky's problems. However, if all our losses have been due to bad luck he doesn't have to do much in the training dept except wish for good fortune!
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