2018 Rd 22 V Tigers: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

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Who will win?

Raiders 13+
3
19%
Raiders 1-12
2
13%
Draw
1
6%
Tigers 1-12
3
19%
Tigers 13+
7
44%
 
Total votes: 16

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2018 Rd 22 V Tigers: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Post by greeneyed » August 5, 2018, 7:34 pm

2018 Rd 22 V Tigers: Teams and Previews

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Canberra Raiders V Wests Tigers
Sunday 12 August 2:00pm
Canberra Stadium
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TV coverage: Fox League Channel 502
Radio: ABC, 2CC, Mix 106.3

After another heartbreaking loss to the Panthers... again in the final stages of the match... the Raiders return home... season over... to meet the Wests Tigers. 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. Nick Cotric
2. Brad Abbey
3. Blake Austin
4. Joey Leilua
5. Jordan Rapana
6. Aidan Sezer
7. Sam Williams
8. Sia Soliola
9. Josh Hodgson (C)
10. Junior Paulo
11. Joe Tapine
12. Elliott Whitehead
13. Josh Papalii

14. Dunamis Lui
15. Shannon Boyd
16. Siliva Havili
17. Luke Bateman

18. Liam Knight
19. Jack Murchie
20. Makahesi Makatoa
21. Emre Guler

Wests Tigers

1. Moses Mbye
2. David Nofoaluma
3. Esan Marsters
4. Kevin Naiqama
5. Malakai Watene-Zelezniak
6. Benji Marshall
7. Luke Brooks
8. Russell Packer (capt.)
9. Robbie Farah
10. Ben Matulino
11. Michael Chee Kam
12. Luke Garner
13. Elijah Taylor

14. Alex Twal
15. Sauaso Sue
16. Robbie Rochow
17. Matt Eisenhuth

18. Jacob Liddle
19. Chris McQueen
20. Tyson Gamble
21. Mahe Fonua

Officials:

Referees: Ben Cummins, Chris Butler
Sideline Officials: Nick Beashel, Dave Munro
Video Referees: Steve Chiddy, Bryan Norrie

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Post by -PJ- » August 5, 2018, 7:59 pm

The Tigers have plenty to play for don't they ?

And they get to watch video on us and giggle a little bit...
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Post by greeneyed » August 5, 2018, 8:17 pm

Wests Tigers coach Ivan Cleary hopes to have Benji Marshall fit for Canberra Raiders next week

Wests Tigers’ coach Ivan Cleary is confident Benji Marshall’s injury is not serious, after he was forced from the field in the second half of his side’s 25-16 win over the Newcastle Knights.

Marshall left McDonald Jones Stadium in the 68th minute and sat on the sidelines for the remainder of the match with a large bag of ice strapped around his calf.

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Post by Matt » August 5, 2018, 8:32 pm

1. Austin
2. Abbey
3. Cotric
4. BJ
5. Rapa
6. Sezer
7. Sammy
8. Sia
9. Hodgo
10. Knight
11. Tarpz
12. Whitey
13. Papa

14. Havili
15. Bateman
16. Lui
17. Murchie/ Guler

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Post by Brew » August 5, 2018, 9:19 pm

If Benji plays they win, if he doesn’t play we win. Simples.


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Post by Green eyed Mick » August 5, 2018, 9:22 pm

1. Cotric
2. Abbey
3. Kris
4. BJ
5. Rapa
6. Sezer
7. Williams
8. Boyd
9. Hodgo
10. Sia
11. Whitehead
12. Tapine
13. Papa

14. Havili
15. Knight
16. Bateman
17. Lui

If Kris can't play I'd put Whitehead or Sia into centre and bring Guler or Murchie into the side.

I will be beyond pissed off if I have to see Austin or Paulo disgrace the jersey one more time. Enough is enough

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Post by chris83 » August 5, 2018, 11:00 pm

It will be the exact team from the panthers game, if there is any difference lui will probably be dropped as some kind of scapegoat even though he was our best prop
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Post by Schifty » August 5, 2018, 11:07 pm

I wouldn't be against playing Brett White instead of Paulo.

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Post by Timbo » August 5, 2018, 11:42 pm

1-Austin
2-Paulo
3-Austin
4-Paulo
5-Austin
6-Paulo
7-Austin
8-Paulo
9-Austin
10-Paulo
11-Austin
12-Paulo
13-Austin

14-Paulo
15-Austin
16-Paulo
17-Garvey
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Post by -PJ- » August 6, 2018, 6:30 am

Timbo wrote:
August 5, 2018, 11:42 pm
1-Austin
2-Paulo
3-Austin
4-Paulo
5-Austin
6-Paulo
7-Austin
8-Paulo
9-Austin
10-Paulo
11-Austin
12-Paulo
13-Austin

14-Paulo
15-Austin
16-Paulo
17-Garvey
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Post by LastRaider » August 6, 2018, 6:59 am

1. Cotric
2.
3.
4. Leilua
5. Rapana
6.
7. Williams
8. Sia
9. Hodgson
10.
11. Tapine
12. Whitehead
13. Papilii

14. Lui
15.
16.
17.

Only picked the players worth picking from yesterday’s game


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Post by chris83 » August 6, 2018, 8:23 am

I thought williams was decent yesterday, good ball and kicked well, the only time i saw sezer was when he made the intercept and stopped after ten metres
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Post by Crusader » August 6, 2018, 9:19 am

If Marshall plays, Raiders lose.

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Post by gergreg » August 6, 2018, 9:39 am

You'd have to assume that Sezer is gone after that sniper on the grassy knoll got him yesterday.
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Post by reptar » August 6, 2018, 10:06 am

gergreg wrote:You'd have to assume that Sezer is gone after that sniper on the grassy knoll got him yesterday.
Clearly wasn't fit
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Post by LastRaider » August 6, 2018, 10:40 am

chris83 wrote:I thought williams was decent yesterday, good ball and kicked well, the only time i saw sezer was when he made the intercept and stopped after ten metres
Yeah he just lacks distance when he kicks. He has been like that for a long time. He frustrates me a bit when he kicks on the 3rd or 4th tackle from deep in our half as he hasn’t got the legs to kick it deep for that play


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Post by bonehead » August 6, 2018, 10:58 am

LastRaider wrote:
chris83 wrote:I thought williams was decent yesterday, good ball and kicked well, the only time i saw sezer was when he made the intercept and stopped after ten metres
Yeah he just lacks distance when he kicks. He has been like that for a long time. He frustrates me a bit when he kicks on the 3rd or 4th tackle from deep in our half as he hasn’t got the legs to kick it deep for that play


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Post by Raiders666 » August 6, 2018, 11:06 am

Brew wrote:
August 5, 2018, 9:19 pm
If Benji plays they win, if he doesn’t play we win. Simples.


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I reckon we win either way...Tigers aren't that good either

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Post by Timbo » August 6, 2018, 11:17 am

The only way we can replace Sezer is to either move Hodgo to the halves, or play Austin in the 6. Neither are options I'm keen on.

I guess, if I had a real go at the side I'd name this week:

1-Cotric
2-Abbey
3-Whitehead
4-Leilua
5-Rapana
6-Williams
7-Hodgson (c)
8-Knight
9-Havili
10-Lui
11-Tapine
12-Murchie
13-Papalli

14-Soliola
15-Guler
16-Bateman
17-Hunt

Supercoach will definitely name Boyd, Paulo and Austin though. He'll probably pull Sezer out of his hospital bed again even though yesterday showed beyond doubt what a terrible, horrible, no-good idea that is.
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Post by edwahu » August 6, 2018, 11:28 am

chris83 wrote:
August 6, 2018, 8:23 am
I thought williams was decent yesterday, good ball and kicked well, the only time i saw sezer was when he made the intercept and stopped after ten metres
Problem is his defense isn't near NRL level. Maybe once Austin & Paulo are gone it will be easier to carry him defensively, but at the moment it costs us games having them all out there.
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Post by Captain Punish » August 6, 2018, 12:58 pm

Come on lads..

It'll be the exact team from yesterday's debacle and the refs fault again when we lose.

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Post by Northern Raider » August 6, 2018, 4:17 pm

chris83 wrote:
August 6, 2018, 8:23 am
I thought williams was decent yesterday, good ball and kicked well, the only time i saw sezer was when he made the intercept and stopped after ten metres
Sezer got 2 intercepts defending our line. Also the Cronk-like cross field kick for BJ's 2nd try. He was clearly short of a gallop but him and Williams were both solid.
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Post by Northern Raider » August 6, 2018, 5:14 pm

Tonguey is right that there’s no easy fix. So why do we persist with the coach who’s proven that he’s not capable of fixing things?
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Post by edwahu » August 6, 2018, 5:19 pm

80% of sustained results come down to squad quality imo. We just persist with some who are lacking the basics for the NRL. All the other fixes are not going to make a huge difference, except for fixing the people that build the squad.

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Post by PerthRaider86 » August 6, 2018, 5:24 pm

Northern Raider wrote:
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Tonguey is right that there’s no easy fix. So why do we persist with the coach who’s proven that he’s not capable of fixing things?
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Post by greeneyed » August 6, 2018, 5:27 pm

I love Tonguey, but he seems to say a lot without actually giving us any insight or analysis. Surely he can see what the problems are... the fans can. I guess he's just too nice to say in case he offends anyone.
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Post by Dusty » August 6, 2018, 5:27 pm

People saying ‘if’ Benji plays... Is he in doubt??


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2019: 1. Wighton 2. Cotric 3. Croker 4 Leilua 5. Rapana 6. ??? 7. Sezer 8. Sutton 9. Hodgson 10. Papalii 11. Tapine 12. Whitehead 13. J.Bateman ----
14. Havili 15. Murchie 16. Soliola 17. Knight

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Post by -TW- » August 6, 2018, 5:31 pm

Yes, another calf injury

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Post by Dusty » August 6, 2018, 5:32 pm

If I were the coach I would run with the following:

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

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


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2019: 1. Wighton 2. Cotric 3. Croker 4 Leilua 5. Rapana 6. ??? 7. Sezer 8. Sutton 9. Hodgson 10. Papalii 11. Tapine 12. Whitehead 13. J.Bateman ----
14. Havili 15. Murchie 16. Soliola 17. Knight

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Post by Johno » August 6, 2018, 6:21 pm

Just drop Austin, Paulo...Boyd on the bench and make do with whats left.

Austin and Paulo must be chuckling at whats going on, drop them for good!

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Post by BadnMean » August 6, 2018, 7:04 pm

edwahu wrote:
August 6, 2018, 11:28 am
chris83 wrote:
August 6, 2018, 8:23 am
I thought williams was decent yesterday, good ball and kicked well, the only time i saw sezer was when he made the intercept and stopped after ten metres
Problem is his defense isn't near NRL level. Maybe once Austin & Paulo are gone it will be easier to carry him defensively, but at the moment it costs us games having them all out there.
Williams defence is better than Austin and Moloney. It's basically middle of the road NRL half defence imo.

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Post by VictorTheViking » August 6, 2018, 7:06 pm

I think next season if williams is defending inside austin and outside papalii or whitehead hell go ok

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Post by edwahu » August 6, 2018, 7:10 pm

VictorTheViking wrote:
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I think next season if williams is defending inside austin and outside papalii or whitehead hell go ok

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Post by GreenGirl » August 6, 2018, 7:50 pm

I’m going to this game. Prepared to throw on a jersey as i’m pretty sure I can defend better than both Austin and Paulo.

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