2018 Rd 17 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

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Who will win?

Raiders 13+
5
33%
Raiders 1-12
3
20%
Draw
0
No votes
Bulldogs 1-12
4
27%
Bulldogs 13+
3
20%
 
Total votes: 15

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2018 Rd 17 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Post by greeneyed » July 1, 2018, 9:50 am

2018 Rd 17 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews

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Canberra Raiders V Canterbury Bulldogs
Saturday 7 July 7:35pm
Belmore Sports Ground
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TV coverage: Fox League Channel 502
Radio: ABC, 2CC, Mix 106.3

It was Groundhog Day in Round 16 against the Brisbane Broncos with the Raiders leading for 70 minutes, before again losing in the final 10 minutes. It leaves the Raiders six competition points adrift of the eighth placed Broncos. The Raiders must win a highly unlikely seven, maybe eight, of their remaining nine matches to challenge for the top eight. It will have to start with an away win against the Bulldogs in Round 17. Who should line up for the Raiders in that match? 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 Brad Abbey, 2 Nick Cotric, 3 Jarrod Croker (c), 4 Joseph Leilua, 5 Michael Oldfield, 6 Sam Williams, 7 Aidan Sezer, 8 Dunamis Lui, 9 Josh Hodgson, 10 Shannon Boyd, 11 Joseph Tapine, 12 Elliott Whitehead, 13 Siliva Havili

Interchange: 14 Blake Austin, 15 Junior Paulo, 16 Liam Knight, 17 Iosia Soliola

Reserves: 18 Jack Murchie, 19 Charlie Gubb, 20 Royce Hunt, 21 Craig Garvey

Canterbury Bulldogs

1 Will Hopoate, 2 Brett Morris, 3 Kerrod Holland, 4 Marcelo Montoya, 5 Reimis Smith, 6 Lachlan Lewis, 7 Jeremy Marshall-King, 8 Aiden Tolman, 9 Michael Lichaa, 10 Danny Fualalo, 11 Josh Jackson (c), 12 Rhyse Martin, 13 Adam Elliott

Interchange: 14 Fa'amanu Brown, 15 Clay Priest, 16 Ofahiki Ogden, 17 Greg Eastwood

Reserves: 18 Asipeli Fine, 19 Matthew Frawley, 20 Francis Tualau, 21 Josh Morris

Officials:

Referees: Grant Atkins, Gavin Badger
Sideline Officials: Jeff Younis, Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski
Video Referees: Jared Maxwell, Bryan Norrie

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Post by green eyebrow » July 1, 2018, 10:31 am

We should win this one.
Dogs r out of the eight.

If we loose this...Ricky should b called in to explain to the board.

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Post by Crusader » July 1, 2018, 10:37 am

Then i hope we lose

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Post by Crusader » July 1, 2018, 10:40 am

Origin players will be out of this clash, no papa, no klemmer

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Post by edwahu » July 1, 2018, 10:44 am

With Hingano out we should be eligible to bring in a replacement. I'd be throwing Tyler Cornish a deal and chucking him in to see what he can do.

Surely Guler or Murchie debut as well.

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Post by gangrenous » July 1, 2018, 11:23 am

edwahu wrote:With Hingano out we should be eligible to bring in a replacement. I'd be throwing Tyler Cornish a deal and chucking him in to see what he can do.

Surely Guler or Murchie debut as well.
Yeah, don’t think it works like that when you have 3 uninjured halves...

Just because you now think they’re **** is on you as a club.

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Post by gangrenous » July 1, 2018, 11:25 am

green eyebrow wrote:We should win this one.
Dogs r out of the eight.

If we loose this...Ricky should b called in to explain to the board.
Who cares? This result is now utterly meaningless.

Ricky should already be called to explain to the board. Why is there no progress in addressing fading out of games after 2 years. Unacceptable.

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Post by edwahu » July 1, 2018, 11:43 am

gangrenous wrote:
July 1, 2018, 11:23 am
edwahu wrote:With Hingano out we should be eligible to bring in a replacement. I'd be throwing Tyler Cornish a deal and chucking him in to see what he can do.

Surely Guler or Murchie debut as well.
Yeah, don’t think it works like that when you have 3 uninjured halves...

Just because you now think they’re **** is on you as a club.
It does work that way since Hingano was injured in a rep game. We can replace him. Doesn't matter who else is in the squad.

I think the only restriction is he has to come from our system since it's post June 30. I'm assuming Mounties counts as our system.

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Post by gangrenous » July 1, 2018, 11:57 am

True, forgot he got injured in a rep game.

Ha, what a farce when you can replace your 4th string half because he’s an international rep and you want to drop your 2nd stringer

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Post by Green eyed Mick » July 1, 2018, 12:07 pm

1. Cotric
2. Abbey
3. Croker
4. BJ
5. Oldfield
6. Sezer
7. Williams
8. Lui
9. Hodgson
10. Boyd
11. Tapine
12. Whitehead
13. Knight

14. Havili
15. Guler/Murchie
16. Paulo
17. Soliola
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Post by LastRaider » July 1, 2018, 12:33 pm

1. Abbey
2. Oldfield
3. Cotric
4. Leilua
5. Kris
6. Williams
7. Sezar
8. Sololia
9. Hodgson (c)
10. Knight
11. Whitehead
12. Tapine
13. Papilii

14. Havilii
15. Murchie
16. Lui
17. Makatoa

If there not going to be here next year, why pick them. Time to blood the juniors and give them some game time to see what we have for next year


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Post by chris83 » July 1, 2018, 12:41 pm

1. Abbey
2. Oldfield
3. Croker
4. Leilua
5. Cotric
6. Williams
7. Sezer
8. Sololia
9. Hodgson (c)
10. Knight 
11. Whitehead
12. Tapine
13. Papilii

14. Havilii
15. Murchie
16. Lui
17. ???????
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Post by Timbo » July 1, 2018, 2:23 pm

1-Cotric
2-Croker
3-Whitehead
4-Leilua
5-Oldfield
6-Sezer
7-Williams
8-Boyd
9-Hodgson
10-Knight
11-Tapine
12-Soliola
13-Papalli

14-Havilli
15-Paulo
16-Lui
17-Murchie, not that it’ll matter because Ricky doesn’t put #17 on the field.
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Post by Pete Cash » July 1, 2018, 2:37 pm

This isnt a long term solution and its not ideal but I would rather Whitehead at 5/8th next week over Williams and Austin.

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Post by Timbo » July 1, 2018, 2:39 pm

Pete Cash wrote:
July 1, 2018, 2:37 pm
This isnt a long term solution and its not ideal but I would rather Whitehead at 5/8th next week over Williams and Austin.
Whilst I agree, I think with no Rapana and Wighton the best move is him to centre to tighten up the 3/4 line.
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Post by Green eyed Mick » July 1, 2018, 2:52 pm

Pete Cash wrote:
July 1, 2018, 2:37 pm
This isnt a long term solution and its not ideal but I would rather Whitehead at 5/8th next week over Williams and Austin.
Murchie on the edge could work. Personally, I think we need to play Williams. Williams may not be as big, fast or athletic as Austin but he is a better footballer and that's what we need in the defensive line.

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Post by -PJ- » July 1, 2018, 3:06 pm

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He's unavailable..I'm sure..
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Post by Timbo » July 1, 2018, 3:14 pm

-PJ- wrote:
July 1, 2018, 3:06 pm
To all the boys and girls above^^^ who have selected Papalii.

He's unavailable..I'm sure..
Oh, right.

Well I guess I’d start Lui and bring Makatoa on to the bench.

When’s Gubb due back?
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Post by -TW- » July 1, 2018, 3:16 pm

I think this week

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Post by BVRaider » July 1, 2018, 4:31 pm

1. Abbey
2. Cotric
3. Croker
4. Leilua
5. Oldfield
6. Sezer
7. Williams
8. Paulo
9. Hodgson
10. Knight
11. Tapine
12. Whitehead
13. Soliola

14. Havili
15. Boyd
16. Lui
17. Guler

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Post by RedRaider » July 1, 2018, 7:06 pm

BVRaider wrote:
July 1, 2018, 4:31 pm
1. Abbey
2. Cotric
3. Croker
4. Leilua
5. Oldfield
6. Sezer
7. Williams
8. Paulo
9. Hodgson
10. Knight
11. Tapine
12. Whitehead
13. Soliola

14. Havili
15. Boyd
16. Lui
17. Guler
Is this so Knight gets some game time? :evil:

I would start with Lui in his place.

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Post by InFernos_Raiders » July 1, 2018, 10:41 pm

AND what's the bet Stuart plays Austin again. The game against the Broncos should be his last he was awful.

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Post by Timbo » July 2, 2018, 9:04 am

InFernos_Raiders wrote:
July 1, 2018, 10:41 pm
AND what's the bet Stuart plays Austin again. The game against the Broncos should be his last he was awful.
Yeah, I fully expect him to be named in the #6. Ricky is incapable of seeing what's in front of him.
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Post by CJ42 » July 2, 2018, 12:17 pm

HAS to be Williams over Austin. Austin should only ever wear green again if we have two more injuries to halves this year or he represents Ireland.
Get. Him. The. ****. Outta. Here.
Williams might have “missed tackles” leading to a try or two, but Atleast he doesn’t shoot out of the line or take less runners infront of the player with the ball.
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Post by RTW » July 2, 2018, 1:56 pm

With Hingano injured in a rep game can we promote O’Hagan to the top squad and give him a run?
It is a nothing game against a bottom rung team who is also depleted by injury in the forwards. Perfect game to debut him.

Whilst we are at it time to start giving Knight priority minutes over Paulo and Boyd and getting Murchie and Gurhler some experience.

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Post by -GD- » July 2, 2018, 1:57 pm

Looking forward to Gubb coming in for Papa and no further changes.

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Post by edwahu » July 2, 2018, 2:13 pm

RTW wrote:
July 2, 2018, 1:56 pm
With Hingano injured in a rep game can we promote O’Hagan to the top squad and give him a run?
It is a nothing game against a bottom rung team who is also depleted by injury in the forwards. Perfect game to debut him.

Whilst we are at it time to start giving Knight priority minutes over Paulo and Boyd and getting Murchie and Gurhler some experience.
We could but it's a bit early for him. He hasn't even played senior Mounties. We wouldn't want to Lachlan Croker him.

It's a shame Bambling left back to QLD, he would've been worth trying now.

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Post by RTW » July 2, 2018, 2:46 pm

edwahu wrote:
RTW wrote:
July 2, 2018, 1:56 pm
With Hingano injured in a rep game can we promote O’Hagan to the top squad and give him a run?
It is a nothing game against a bottom rung team who is also depleted by injury in the forwards. Perfect game to debut him.

Whilst we are at it time to start giving Knight priority minutes over Paulo and Boyd and getting Murchie and Gurhler some experience.
We could but it's a bit early for him. He hasn't even played senior Mounties. We wouldn't want to Lachlan Croker him.

It's a shame Bambling left back to QLD, he would've been worth trying now.
Yeah agreed you don’t want to use him/burn him out but we are out of the hunt for the finals and playing a pretty ordinary team. He is no younger then Brodie Croft was when making his debut (Possibly a bad example as he has been dropped).

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Post by Green Taipan » July 2, 2018, 5:02 pm

With sticky Ricky picking the side we know there will be no changes but my 2 bobs worth is:
1. Cotric
2. Abbey
3. Croker
4. Leilua
5. Oldfield
6. Sezer
7. Garvey or Havilli
8. Paulo
9. Hodgson
10. Knight
11. Tapine
12. Whitehead
13. Soliola

14. Havili/Garvey
15. Boyd
16. Lui
17. Someone who can hold the ball
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Post by Green eyed Mick » July 2, 2018, 5:12 pm

CJ42 wrote:
July 2, 2018, 12:17 pm
HAS to be Williams over Austin. Austin should only ever wear green again if we have two more injuries to halves this year or he represents Ireland.
Get. Him. The. ****. Outta. Here.
Williams might have “missed tackles” leading to a try or two, but Atleast he doesn’t shoot out of the line or take less runners infront of the player with the ball.
Poor reads are so much worse than a missed tackle. At least with a missed tackle you can slow them down enough that good cover defence can mitigate the damage. A poor read or poor decision is much harder for the cover defence to clean-up because the line break happens at speed.

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Post by CJ42 » July 2, 2018, 5:15 pm

Exactly right GEM, neither are good defensively but Atleast Williams is standing in the right place, sure he becomes a target but only to be run at, not a target hat creates a literal free passage with no contact to the try line. It’s like Austin was marking Moses and he was the Red Sea on Saturday night, and for most of this season.
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Post by greeneyed » July 2, 2018, 5:45 pm

Brad Fittler compares Canberra Raiders star Josh Hodgson to Cameron Smith

Rugby league great Brad Fittler has compared Canberra Raiders hooker Josh Hodgson to NRL superstar Cameron Smith, following his latest heroics on return from major knee surgery.

"He is just such quality. He’s got like a Cameron Smith aura on the field, total control of the ruck and he just gets everyone guessing," Fittler said. "Look at the hooker, he’s the first person to get the ball, so if everyone plays off him then it questions the defence every play and that’s why Cameron Smith is so good."

Read more: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/sport/ ... 4zoyz.html
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Post by greeneyed » July 2, 2018, 6:30 pm

NRL Tonight

Raiders have led 10 games with 10 minutes remaining and lost five.

Led 12 games with 20 minutes remaining and lost seven.

Ennis to look at the Raiders right side defence in The Big League Wrap at 7:30pm.
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Post by Archer » July 2, 2018, 8:25 pm

I've got a tingling in my left elbow that tells me we're gonna see a change this week.


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