2018 Rd 20 V Storm: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

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Who will win?

Raiders 13+
0
No votes
Raiders 1-12
6
50%
Draw
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Storm 1-12
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Storm 13+
6
50%
 
Total votes: 12

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2018 Rd 20 V Storm: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Post by greeneyed » July 21, 2018, 6:32 pm

2018 Rd 20 V Storm: Teams and Previews

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Canberra Raiders V Melbourne Storm
Saturday 28 July 7:35pm
Melbourne Rectangular Stadium
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It was a controversial 28-24 loss to the Sharks for the Raiders in Round 19 and now need to win every one of their remaining games if they are a chance of making the finals. The now go to Melbourne for a meeting with the Storm. Who should line up for the Raiders in the upcoming clash? 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 Michael Oldfield, 3 Nick Cotric, 4 Joseph Leilua, 5 Jordan Rapana, 6 Blake Austin, 7 Sam Williams, 8 Dunamis Lui, 9 Josh Hodgson (c), 10 Junior Paulo, 11 Joseph Tapine, 12 Elliott Whitehead, 13 Josh Papalii

Interchange: 14 Liam Knight, 15 Luke Bateman, 16 Siliva Havili, 17 Iosia Soliola
Reserves: 18 Jack Murchie, 19 Makahesi Makatoa, 20 Royce Hunt, 21 Emre Guler

Melbourne Storm

1 Billy Slater, 2 Suliasi Vunivalu, 3 Will Chambers, 4 Curtis Scott, 5 Josh Addo-Carr, 6 Cameron Munster, 7 Jahrome Hughes, 8 Jesse Bromwich, 9 Cameron Smith (c), 10 Nelson Asofa-Solomona, 11 Felise Kaufusi, 12 Ryan Hoffman, 13 Dale Finucane

Interchange: 14 Kenny Bromwich, 15 Tim Glasby, 16 Christian Welch, 17 Joe Stimson
Reserves: 18 Tui Kamikamica, 19 Brodie Croft, 20 Cheyse Blair, 21 Albert Vete

Officials:

Referees: Adam Gee, Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski
Sideline Officials: Kasey Badger, Rohan Best
Video Referees: Steve Chiddy, Ben Galea

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Post by cat » July 21, 2018, 6:37 pm

This will go either 2 ways


1. we are all fired up after being robbed against the storm and want to prove a point

or more likley

2. the emotional let down after being robbed will see us flat and and over play our hand

If it is the first opinion we blow the storm off the field

Second option we get blown off the field

it will not be a close game


But Tapine will be back and hopefully no more injuries!

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Post by -PJ- » July 21, 2018, 6:53 pm

Who's reffing this one ?

:)
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Post by cat » July 21, 2018, 7:04 pm

i reckon it will be ziggy and some other newbie

which is good for me cause ziggy is my favourite ref! And he does try to be fair

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Post by Archer » July 21, 2018, 7:08 pm

I heard we were just going to get one of the fathers from each team to run the line and one of the storm trainers has already volunteered to ref.

No point sending out paid "professionals" out to our games any more.

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Post by Finchy » July 21, 2018, 7:19 pm

Has cat taken over GE's job in creating this thread?

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Post by cat » July 21, 2018, 7:21 pm

wasn't up so i did, have done it many times over the past few years.......


anyone can jump in and help!

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Post by greeneyed » July 21, 2018, 7:24 pm

Indeed, everyone's help is very much appreciated!
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Post by Archer » July 21, 2018, 7:34 pm

greeneyed wrote:
July 21, 2018, 7:24 pm
Indeed, everyone's help is very much appreciated!
You here that boys (and girls)? Weekly segments are back on the menu, officially endorsed by the top brass. I'll start looking up which animals storm players most closely resemble. Perhaps a cat look alike thing. Judged by frank

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Post by Coastalraider » July 21, 2018, 8:28 pm

Both Sammy and Hodgo had a bit of a limp post game, so I really hope they pull up ok today.

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Post by Ruben Daley » July 21, 2018, 11:06 pm

Hope we see this:

1. Cotric - Needs more pill. Was barely sighted for large portions of Friday's game. He's also way safer under the high ball and defensively stronger than Abbey.
2. Abbey - Reckon he'll benefit from another five games in first grade and don't think it matters if they're on the wing. He can give Cotric a breather for a spell, if need be.
3. Oldfield - Not my first choice for centre but the pickings are slim. His metres are good so if he has a better defensive night, it should be okay. Surely won't make the same number of errors again. Does mean Scott and Addo-Carr would be running at Oldie and Abbey though. Gulp.

Other than that, Tapine in to restore the backrow to full strength, which will mean we'll have to bump Murchie or Knight from the bench. The other to go if Boyd is fit. Shame as I'd like them both to have another game but, as much as I'm planning for 2019, Boyd is better and we need our best team on the field - particularly while we're still down three or four starters.

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Post by -PJ- » July 22, 2018, 6:53 am

I have the Raiders scoring a match winning try from a 7 tackle set..
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Post by Dr Zaius » July 22, 2018, 7:39 am

-PJ- wrote:Who's reffing this one ?

:)
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Post by Jonalanat » July 22, 2018, 9:41 am

At least that grub would be a more honest ref than those two imbeciles (and the wonky eyed bunker) refs we had last game...

Any morons on here who keep glossing over the fact that the refs prematurely ended our season on Friday nite, and emphasise it’s our own fault for losing earlier games are potato heads too

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Post by Jake » July 22, 2018, 10:05 am

Abbey at fullback isn't ideal but it's not as bad as Oldfield at centre. Cotric to centre. Croker's gone for the year, I don't want to see Cotric on the wing again.

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Post by -GD- » July 22, 2018, 10:30 am

Yep Cotric needs to get his hands on the ball more, caught a cold on the wing the other night.

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Post by edwahu » July 22, 2018, 12:18 pm

I'd put Whitehead at center, Cotric to fullback and Oldfield back to the wing.

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Post by Junior » July 22, 2018, 1:02 pm

Definitely. Cotric to fullback. Oldfield on the wing. Whitehead to center.
Tapine should be back and on the edge.

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Post by Toviii » July 22, 2018, 1:14 pm

There’s almost zero chance that this game won’t be anything other than Storm 13+.

Still looking forward to going.


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Post by Toviii » July 22, 2018, 1:15 pm

Whitehead has to be left Centre now that Tapine is back.


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Post by LastRaider » July 22, 2018, 1:25 pm

1. Rapana
2. Oldfield
3. Cotric
4. Leilua
5. Abbey
6. Austin
7. Williams
8. Knight
9. Hodgson
10. Sololia
11. Tapine
12. Whitehead
13. Papilii

14. Havilii
15. Lui
16. Murchie
17. Paulo or Guler

Time to give Rapana a go at the back. Love the thought of Rapana following the ball around the ruck and running the outside inside play. Oldfield at centre was a disaster and I think Cotric is built for centre. He reminds me a bit of Greg Inglis in his younger days. Struggling to keep a spot for Paulo moving forward as he is off next year (same for Boyd when he returns) and although contracted for next year, just can’t find room for Bateman while we have Havilii in the side. Time to give the young pups some game time. Come on Guler!!

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Post by RedRaider » July 22, 2018, 2:43 pm

-PJ- wrote:
July 21, 2018, 6:53 pm
Who's reffing this one ?

:)
It's you PJ. Square up time.

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Post by Green eyed Mick » July 22, 2018, 2:53 pm

1. Cotric
2. Oldfield
3. Whitehead
4. BJ
5. Rapa
6. Austin
7. Williams
8. Lui
9. Hodgo
10. Papa
11. Tapine
12. Murchie
13. Knight

14. Havili
15. Bateman
16. Sia
17. Guler

If we continue to select Paulo we are kidding ourselves. He's been rubbish this year and he's moving on next year. His minutes need to go to players who will be in the mix in 2019.

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Post by -PJ- » July 22, 2018, 2:59 pm

Green eyed Mick wrote:
July 22, 2018, 2:53 pm
1. Cotric
2. Oldfield
3. Whitehead
4. BJ
5. Rapa
6. Austin
7. Williams
8. Lui
9. Hodgo
10. Papa
11. Tapine
12. Murchie
13. Knight

14. Havili
15. Bateman
16. Sia
17. Guler

If we continue to select Paulo we are kidding ourselves. He's been rubbish this year and he's moving on next year. His minutes need to go to players who will be in the mix in 2019.
Brace yourself GEM. Make sure you're sitting down at 4pm on team list Tuesday.
Paulo will be picked.
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Post by PerthRaider86 » July 22, 2018, 3:11 pm

The only change Ricky will make is Tapine in Murchie out
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Post by Brew » July 22, 2018, 3:13 pm

Oldfield was in a leg brace after the game and I asked him if he was ok and he said no good getting scans


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Post by Green eyed Mick » July 22, 2018, 3:14 pm

-PJ- wrote:
July 22, 2018, 2:59 pm
Green eyed Mick wrote:
July 22, 2018, 2:53 pm
1. Cotric
2. Oldfield
3. Whitehead
4. BJ
5. Rapa
6. Austin
7. Williams
8. Lui
9. Hodgo
10. Papa
11. Tapine
12. Murchie
13. Knight

14. Havili
15. Bateman
16. Sia
17. Guler

If we continue to select Paulo we are kidding ourselves. He's been rubbish this year and he's moving on next year. His minutes need to go to players who will be in the mix in 2019.
Brace yourself GEM. Make sure you're sitting down at 4pm on team list Tuesday.
Paulo will be picked.
I know he'll be picked but he shouldn't be. He's **** lazy in defence and continues to run sideways on every 2nd hit up. The fact he is leaving next year should only make the decision more clear cut.

Guler is a junior Kangaroo ****. Get him in and give him a crack. Tell him a spot in the 17 for 2019 is his if he does enough to keep it.

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Post by -PJ- » July 22, 2018, 3:17 pm

Brew wrote:
July 22, 2018, 3:13 pm
Oldfield was in a leg brace after the game and I asked him if he was ok and he said no good getting scans


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Post by -PJ- » July 22, 2018, 3:19 pm

Green eyed Mick wrote:
July 22, 2018, 3:14 pm
-PJ- wrote:
July 22, 2018, 2:59 pm
Green eyed Mick wrote:
July 22, 2018, 2:53 pm
1. Cotric
2. Oldfield
3. Whitehead
4. BJ
5. Rapa
6. Austin
7. Williams
8. Lui
9. Hodgo
10. Papa
11. Tapine
12. Murchie
13. Knight

14. Havili
15. Bateman
16. Sia
17. Guler

If we continue to select Paulo we are kidding ourselves. He's been rubbish this year and he's moving on next year. His minutes need to go to players who will be in the mix in 2019.
Brace yourself GEM. Make sure you're sitting down at 4pm on team list Tuesday.
Paulo will be picked.
I know he'll be picked but he shouldn't be. He's ****ing lazy in defence and continues to run sideways on every 2nd hit up. The fact he is leaving next year should only make the decision more clear cut.

Guler is a junior Kangaroo ****. Get him in and give him a crack. Tell him a spot in the 17 for 2019 is his if he does enough to keep it.
I'm hearin ya...

Need to give Murchie, Guler plenty of exposure the next 6-7 weeks..but you know how we flow !!!
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Post by -GD- » July 22, 2018, 3:38 pm

-PJ- wrote:
Green eyed Mick wrote:
July 22, 2018, 2:53 pm
1. Cotric
2. Oldfield
3. Whitehead
4. BJ
5. Rapa
6. Austin
7. Williams
8. Lui
9. Hodgo
10. Papa
11. Tapine
12. Murchie
13. Knight

14. Havili
15. Bateman
16. Sia
17. Guler

If we continue to select Paulo we are kidding ourselves. He's been rubbish this year and he's moving on next year. His minutes need to go to players who will be in the mix in 2019.
Brace yourself GEM. Make sure you're sitting down at 4pm on team list Tuesday.
Paulo will be picked.
Paulo didnt play this week, what makes you think he will play next week?

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Post by RedRaider » July 22, 2018, 4:09 pm

-PJ- wrote:
July 22, 2018, 3:17 pm
Brew wrote:
July 22, 2018, 3:13 pm
Oldfield was in a leg brace after the game and I asked him if he was ok and he said no good getting scans


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Smokescreen brew..what you think ?
Oldfield hurt his knee just before Cotric was put to fullback.

On another matter, I think the Raiders should check if Englishman Ryan Sutton is any sort of relation to the Ref Sutton trio. That may stop what Ricky refers to as being 'treated differently'. The question needs to be asked of Ryan Sutton - Has he ever been to Coonabarabran?

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Post by edwahu » July 22, 2018, 4:41 pm

I think Paulo should be phased out once Boyd returns. As others have said, he is bludging and he hasnt earnt any sort of send off. Boyd has earnt that at least, he is a local junior with close to 10 years at the club.

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Post by Coastalraider » July 22, 2018, 4:55 pm

edwahu wrote:
July 22, 2018, 4:41 pm
I think Paulo should be phased out once Boyd returns. As others have said, he is bludging and he hasnt earnt any sort of send off. Boyd has earnt that at least, he is a local junior with close to 10 years at the club.
Frank Paulo Nuuausala???

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Post by -PJ- » July 22, 2018, 5:05 pm

-GD- wrote:
July 22, 2018, 3:38 pm
-PJ- wrote:
Green eyed Mick wrote:
July 22, 2018, 2:53 pm
1. Cotric
2. Oldfield
3. Whitehead
4. BJ
5. Rapa
6. Austin
7. Williams
8. Lui
9. Hodgo
10. Papa
11. Tapine
12. Murchie
13. Knight

14. Havili
15. Bateman
16. Sia
17. Guler

If we continue to select Paulo we are kidding ourselves. He's been rubbish this year and he's moving on next year. His minutes need to go to players who will be in the mix in 2019.
Brace yourself GEM. Make sure you're sitting down at 4pm on team list Tuesday.
Paulo will be picked.
Paulo didnt play this week, what makes you think he will play next week?
Sorry..what ? Didn't play..
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Post by greeneyed » July 22, 2018, 5:17 pm

Joe Tapine set for Canberra Raiders return

The Canberra Raiders are set to be boosted by the return of international back-rower Joe Tapine for a date with the reigning premiers on the same day Shannon Boyd could kickstart his farewell tour. The impending return of Tapine could push debutant Jack Murchie out of the squad to tackle the Storm but the young back-rower is hopeful he can hold a spot in coach Ricky Stuart's side.

"I guess we’ll see, there’s some really world class players coming back," Murchie said. "I guess they’ll definitely be coming back into the team but hopefully I can hang around there and be a chance but we’ll see what happens."

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