What's your predicted Round 1 2019 team?

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Where will the Raiders finish in 2019?

Minor premiers
1
4%
Top four
5
18%
Top eight
11
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Bottom eight
6
21%
Bottom four
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18%
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Re: What's your predicted Round 1 2019 team?

Post by greeneyed » January 4, 2019, 8:44 pm

That's why I added inverted commas! When your number one move is shifting Wighton to the wing and bringing in Abbey at fullback... that's surely grounds for sacking by NRL.com!
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Re: What's your predicted Round 1 2019 team?

Post by -PJ- » January 5, 2019, 4:51 am

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NRL "pundit" Jamie Soward believes Canberra should have attempted to sign Wigan half-back George Williams ahead of 2019

With the loss of Blake Austin, Jamie Soward believes Canberra is lacking a star half and thinks they should have made an offer to sign George Williams from the Wigan Warriors.

“No disrespect to Sam Williams or Aiden Sezer, but they just don’t scare me in terms of their attack. “The Raiders have missed their chance and I think it’s because they have not got a strike or a top 10 half-back over the last four or five years, and now they have lost their x-factor player in Austin.

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Re: What's your predicted Round 1 2019 team?

Post by Leebola » January 5, 2019, 9:27 am

But is he wrong on this occasion? What's Williams like, anybody got a take?

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Re: What's your predicted Round 1 2019 team?

Post by Wiki Special » January 5, 2019, 9:41 am

Leebola wrote:
January 5, 2019, 9:27 am
But is he wrong on this occasion? What's Williams like, anybody got a take?
Williams looks well above average but always a gamble spending big money on an English half that is untried in the NRL. But he is worth the gamble if the money was available.

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Re: What's your predicted Round 1 2019 team?

Post by edwahu » January 5, 2019, 10:24 am

Williams is good but has a marquee spot already so wouldn't come cheap as far as Superleague players go.

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Re: What's your predicted Round 1 2019 team?

Post by Westsydneyraider » January 7, 2019, 7:22 pm

1 - Wighton
2 - Cotric
3 - Croker
4 - Leilua
5 - Oldfield
6 - Sezer
7 - Williams ( 14 )
8 - Soliola
9 - Hodgson ( 7 )
10 - Papalii
11 - Tapine
12 - J.Bateman
13 - Whitehead

14 - Havili ( 9 )
15 - Sutton
16 - Lui
17 - Guler / L.Bateman

That’s how the team will be named but the ( brackets ) will be the team that runs out. I don’t agree with it but I have a sneaky suspicion that’s going to happen.

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Re: What's your predicted Round 1 2019 team?

Post by -PJ- » January 8, 2019, 6:34 am

We won't know until we lose both trials on the bell with lazy defence...
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Re: What's your predicted Round 1 2019 team?

Post by greeneyed » January 11, 2019, 6:37 pm

Canberra Raiders predicted team

1. Jack Wighton, 2. Nick Cotric, 3. Jarrod Croker, 4. Joey Leilua, 5. Michael Oldfield, 6. Aidan Sezer, 7. Sam Williams, 8. Josh Papalii, 9. Josh Hodgson, 10. Sia Soliola, 11. Elliott Whitehead, 12. Joseph Tapine, 13. John Bateman. Interchange: 14. Siliva Havili, 15. Ryan Sutton, 16. Emre Guler, 17. Luke Bateman

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Re: What's your predicted Round 1 2019 team?

Post by Chicka Chicka Chicka » January 12, 2019, 6:41 pm

Slothfield in the Telecrap reporting Wighton his been training as five eighth in the offseason.

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Re: What's your predicted Round 1 2019 team?

Post by greeneyed » January 15, 2019, 10:30 pm

I’ll be doing a summation of the consensus Round 1 team, based on this thread... so if you haven’t listed your 17 yet... do it before the end of the week!
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Re: What's your predicted Round 1 2019 team?

Post by zim » January 16, 2019, 12:21 pm

1. Michael Oldfield
2. Jordan Rapana
3. Nick Cotric
4. Elliot Whitehead
5. Brad Abbey
6. Jarrod Croker (c)
7. Josh Hodgson (c)
8. Josh Papalii
9. John Bateman
10. Ryan Sutton
11. Joey Leilua
12. Jack Wighton
13. Siliva Havili

14. Aiden Sezer
15. Emre Guler
16. Sia Soliola
17. Joseph Tapine

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Re: What's your predicted Round 1 2019 team?

Post by greeneyed » January 16, 2019, 1:37 pm

I think I can safely say... we don't have a winner!
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Re: What's your predicted Round 1 2019 team?

Post by SeeBee101 » January 16, 2019, 1:46 pm

1.Edwards
2.Cotric
3.Croker
4.BJ
5.Oldfield (Rapa when fit)
6.Wighton
7.Sezer
8.Papa
9.Hodgo
10.Soliola
11.Bateman
12.Tapine
13.Whitehead

14.Havili
15.Guler
16.Sutton
17.Liu

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Re: What's your predicted Round 1 2019 team?

Post by julian87 » February 24, 2019, 6:08 pm

edwahu wrote:
December 27, 2018, 10:28 am
Ricky will probably pull some sort of surprise between now and kick off. If he does what we expect he isn't shoving it in our faces.

Looking back at his round 1 sides
2014 - Jack at 6 and Allwood at center
2015 - Bateman randomly appears on the bench
2016 - No big surprises, except maybe Vaughan off the bench. The named side did have Austin on the bench.
2017 - Cotric (full credit, this one was a good one), Priest a starting prop
2018 - Sezer the bench hooker (apologies for those who had blacked it out)
I had this post stuck in my mind when I watched Royce Hunt start for the #1 team in the trial from last night.

I can’t think of any reason at all that he’d be starting in the trial ahead of Sutton, Guler, Bateman, Collins, Lui (who was left out altogether), Murchie etc if he wasn’t geneuinly in Stuart’s plans for the start of the season. I know John Bateman didn’t play but that’s not a like for like player either.

That looks like this seasons Allwood style selection from left field to me.
well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious.

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Re: What's your predicted Round 1 2019 team?

Post by greeneyed » February 24, 2019, 6:52 pm

Yes it does. To give Royce Hunt his due, he's put in huge numbers for Mounties last year.
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Re: What's your predicted Round 1 2019 team?

Post by PigRickman » February 24, 2019, 7:02 pm

julian87 wrote:
February 24, 2019, 6:08 pm
edwahu wrote:
December 27, 2018, 10:28 am
Ricky will probably pull some sort of surprise between now and kick off. If he does what we expect he isn't shoving it in our faces.

Looking back at his round 1 sides
2014 - Jack at 6 and Allwood at center
2015 - Bateman randomly appears on the bench
2016 - No big surprises, except maybe Vaughan off the bench. The named side did have Austin on the bench.
2017 - Cotric (full credit, this one was a good one), Priest a starting prop
2018 - Sezer the bench hooker (apologies for those who had blacked it out)
I had this post stuck in my mind when I watched Royce Hunt start for the #1 team in the trial from last night.

I can’t think of any reason at all that he’d be starting in the trial ahead of Sutton, Guler, Bateman, Collins, Lui (who was left out altogether), Murchie etc if he wasn’t geneuinly in Stuart’s plans for the start of the season. I know John Bateman didn’t play but that’s not a like for like player either.

That looks like this seasons Allwood style selection from left field to me.
He's nothing if not entirely predictable.
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Re: What's your predicted Round 1 2019 team?

Post by RTW » February 24, 2019, 7:19 pm

greeneyed wrote:Yes it does. To give Royce Hunt his due, he's put in huge numbers for Mounties last year.

It is rehashing an old argument but if he was playing so well last year that he could force his way into the team for round 1 why didn’t he get a few extra first grade games in front of the blokes leaving the club.


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Re: What's your predicted Round 1 2019 team?

Post by julian87 » February 24, 2019, 7:34 pm

greeneyed wrote:
February 24, 2019, 6:52 pm
Yes it does. To give Royce Hunt his due, he's put in huge numbers for Mounties last year.
I don’t have a problem with it. He’s one of our only forwards that is a genuine prop.
well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious.

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Re: What's your predicted Round 1 2019 team?

Post by Hazza » February 25, 2019, 11:07 am

Royce Hunt should be in the 17 I've always rated him. I'd definitely have him in front of Lui.

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Re: What's your predicted Round 1 2019 team?

Post by greeneyed » February 25, 2019, 12:59 pm

Mounties don't seem to have posted anything on Facebook or Twitter about a trial against Wentworthville Magpies on the weekend... their last posts in late January listed their trials as:

Trial 1
23rd February
#ISP and #RMCup 6.30pm v Wentworthville
Aubrey Keech Reserve

Trial 2
2nd March
#RMCup v Cabramatta 3.30pm
#ISP v Bulldogs 5.15pm
#HNWP v Cabramatta 7pm
Cabramatta Sports Ground

However, Wentworthville Magpies were tweeting on Saturday that they were playing a Ron Massey Cup trial against Wyong... no mention of a trial against Mounties.
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Re: What's your predicted Round 1 2019 team?

Post by simo » February 28, 2019, 7:46 am

1.Dugan
2.Cotric
3.Croker
4.BJ
5.Oldfield (Rapa when fit)
6.Wighton
7.Sezer
8.Papa
9.Hodgo
10.Hunt
11.Whitehead
12.Tapine
13.Bateman

14.Havili
15.Guler
16.Soliola
17. Hornsbra
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Re: What's your predicted Round 1 2019 team?

Post by Coastalraider » February 28, 2019, 7:58 am

simo wrote:
February 28, 2019, 7:46 am
1.Dugan
2.Cotric
3.Croker
4.BJ
5.Oldfield (Rapa when fit)
6.Wighton
7.Sezer
8.Papa
9.Hodgo
10.Hunt
11.Whitehead
12.Tapine
13.Bateman

14.Sezer
15.Guler
16.Soliola
17. Hornsbra
Close Simo:
1.Dugan
2.Cotric
3.Croker
4.BJ
5.Oldfield (Rapa when fit)
6.Wighton
7.Townsend
8.Papa
9.Hodgo
10.Hunt
11.Whitehead
12.Tapine
13.Bateman

14.Sezer
15.Guler
16.Soliola
17. Hornsbra

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Re: What's your predicted Round 1 2019 team?

Post by simo » February 28, 2019, 8:06 am

Coastalraider wrote:
February 28, 2019, 7:58 am
simo wrote:
February 28, 2019, 7:46 am
1.Dugan
2.Cotric
3.Croker
4.BJ
5.Oldfield (Rapa when fit)
6.Wighton
7.Sezer
8.Papa
9.Hodgo
10.Hunt
11.Whitehead
12.Tapine
13.Bateman

14.Sezer
15.Guler
16.Soliola
17. Hornsbra
Close Simo:
1.Dugan
2.Cotric
3.Croker
4.BJ
5.Oldfield (Rapa when fit)
6.Wighton
7.Townsend
8.Papa
9.Hodgo
10.Hunt
11.Whitehead
12.Tapine
13.Bateman

14.Sezer
15.Guler
16.Soliola
17. Hornsbra
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Re: What's your predicted Round 1 2019 team?

Post by gergreg » February 28, 2019, 8:17 am

Close guys but....

1 Dugan
2 Croker
3 Wighton
4 BJ
5 Cotric
6 Townsend
7 Williams (George)
8 Papalii
9 Hodgson
10 Soliola
11 Tarpine
12 Whitehead
13 Bateman (John)

14-17 Profit


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Re: What's your predicted Round 1 2019 team?

Post by Coastalraider » February 28, 2019, 8:46 am

gergreg wrote:
February 28, 2019, 8:17 am
Close guys but....

1 Dugan
2 Croker
3 Wighton
4 BJ
5 Cotric
6 Townsend
7 Williams (George)
8 Papalii
9 Hodgson
10 Soliola
11 Tarpine
12 Whitehead
13 Bateman (John)

14-17 Profit

Greg I love the idea of filling the bench with profit, but you cant go past the previous success of Sezer coming off the bench to pay dummy half.

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Re: What's your predicted Round 1 2019 team?

Post by Raider47 » February 28, 2019, 11:39 am

1. CNK
2. Cotric
3. Croker
4. Leilua
5. Oldfield
6. Wighton
7. Sezer
8. Papalii
9. Hodgson
10. Guler
11. Tapine
12. Whitehead
13. J Bateman

14. Havili
15. Horsburgh
16. Soliola
17. Sutton

18. Hunt
19. Lui
20. Williams
21. Simonsson

I hope we see that, but I get the feeling that Hunt will be selected ahead of Guler and L Bateman ahead of Horsburgh.

I had Guler starting ahead of Soliola to ensure some experience and maybe a bit more punch can come off the bench.
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Re: What's your predicted Round 1 2019 team?

Post by gergreg » February 28, 2019, 11:53 am


Coastalraider wrote:
gergreg wrote:
February 28, 2019, 8:17 am
Close guys but....

1 Dugan
2 Croker
3 Wighton
4 BJ
5 Cotric
6 Townsend
7 Williams (George)
8 Papalii
9 Hodgson
10 Soliola
11 Tarpine
12 Whitehead
13 Bateman (John)

14-17 Profit

Greg I love the idea of filling the bench with profit, but you cant go past the previous success of Sezer coming off the bench to pay dummy half.

One of Stickys best curveballs.

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Re: What's your predicted Round 1 2019 team?

Post by Coastalraider » February 28, 2019, 12:37 pm

gergreg wrote:
February 28, 2019, 11:53 am
Coastalraider wrote:
gergreg wrote:
February 28, 2019, 8:17 am
Close guys but....

1 Dugan
2 Croker
3 Wighton
4 BJ
5 Cotric
6 Townsend
7 Williams (George)
8 Papalii
9 Hodgson
10 Soliola
11 Tarpine
12 Whitehead
13 Bateman (John)

14-17 Profit

Greg I love the idea of filling the bench with profit, but you cant go past the previous success of Sezer coming off the bench to pay dummy half.

One of Stickys best curveballs.

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Re: What's your predicted Round 1 2019 team?

Post by simo » February 28, 2019, 12:54 pm

Rickys a real gift isnt he
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Re: What's your predicted Round 1 2019 team?

Post by The Rickman » February 28, 2019, 1:24 pm

I'll be happy with whatever Ricky runs out in Round 1... they've trained all off-season in the positions they're going to play, I trust our coach has a plan!
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Post by sprintman » February 28, 2019, 1:25 pm

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I'll be happy with whatever Ricky runs out in Round 1... they've trained all off-season in the positions they're going to play, I trust our coach has a plan!
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