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Who will win?

Raiders 13+
3
17%
Raiders 1-12
12
67%
Draw
0
No votes
Cowboys 1-12
2
11%
Cowboys 13+
1
6%
 
Total votes: 18

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2019 Rd 4 V Cowboys: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Post by greeneyed » March 29, 2019, 9:46 pm

2019 Rd 4 V Cowboys: Teams and Previews

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Canberra Raiders V North Queensland Cowboys
Saturday 6 April 5:30pm AEDT 4:30pm local
Townsville Stadium
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TV coverage: Fox League Channel 502
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The Canberra Raiders produced good win in a tough encounter against the Newcastle Knights in Round 3 and are back on the road in Round 4... travelling to Townsville for a clash with the North Queensland Cowboys.Who should line up for the Raiders in North Queensland? 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. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
2. Nick Cotric
3. Jarrod Croker (C)
4. Joey Leilua
5. Jordan Rapana
6. Jack Wighton
7. Sam Williams
8. Josh Papalii
9. Josh Hodgson (C)
10. Dunamis Lui
11. John Bateman
12. Elliott Whitehead
13. Ryan Sutton

14. Siliva Havili
15. Hudson Young
16. Sia Soliola
17. Corey Horsburgh

18. Joe Tapine
19. Jack Murchie
20. Bailey Simonsson
21. JJ Collins

Injury/Suspension
Aidan Sezer (Oblique) Round 5-6
Michael Oldfield (Groin) Round 5-6

North Queensland Cowboys

1. Te Maire Martin
2. Nene Macdonald
3. Jordan Kahu
4. Ben Hampton
5. Javid Bowen
6. Jake Clifford
7. Michael Morgan (C)
8. Matt Scott
9. Jake Granville
10. Jordan McLean
11. Gavin Cooper
12. Coen Hess
13. Josh McGuire

14. John Asiata
15. Corey Jensen
16. Mitch Dunn
17. Francis Molo

18. Shane Wright
19. Justin O’Neill
20. Peter Hola
21. Enari Tuala

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Referees: Dave Munro, Gavin Badger
Sideline Officials: Mark Bohan, Michael Wise
Video Referees: Steve Chiddy, Ben Galea

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Post by zim » March 30, 2019, 1:32 am

1. CNK
2. Cotric
3. Croker
4. Leilua
5. Rapana
6. Wighton
7. Williams
8. Sutton
9. Hodgson
10. Papalli
11. Bateman
12. Whitehead
13. Tapine

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

Depending on injuries.
Bateman's just a straight up better defender than Tapine so he's guarding Williams.
We've had both halves play well behind a more dominant pack but Sezer is probably out for 1 more week.
The cows have a big pack so Sutton in to start. Really found his front and defended well against Newcastle. Lui had his best game of the season but I just like what Sutton brings.

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Post by The Rickman » March 30, 2019, 3:53 am

I honestly have to say the same team as today.

If Tapine is back we move Bateman back to lock

I love Aidan Sezer, but he has to come back through Mounties now


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Post by kiwi raider » March 30, 2019, 5:04 am

I’d also strongly consider Tapine to the middle for now, gives us a bit more size in the middle that we missed against Melbourne and will get him more involved, Bateman will have no problems injecting himself from anywhere on the park and is the better option to defend next to Williams

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Post by RedRaider » March 30, 2019, 6:37 am

I would like to see Sticky pick the same side that beat the Knights. I would leave Tapine out to fully recover. Sam definitely over Sezer. Sticky in his presser said he thought Sam was his player of the match. If form really counts in Sticks mind, then Sam has to play FG against the Cowboys.

Following John Batemans' 6 missed tackles against the Storm I think it was a masterstroke by Sticky to have Sam ride shotgun for JB against the Knights.:) Sam to half back and Bateman to the right side were the direct result of injury to other players. I don't think defensive 'player protection' had anything to do with it.

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Post by 1992 » March 30, 2019, 7:03 am

As long as Jack is doing the kicking I am happy.
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Post by Green eyed Mick » March 30, 2019, 9:32 am

1. CNK
2. Cotric
3. Croker
4. Leilua
5. Rapana
6. Wighton
7. Williams
8. Papa
9. Hodgo
10. Lui
11. Tapine/Bateman
12. Whitehead
13. Bateman/Sutton

14. Havili
15. Sia
16. Horsburg
17. Sutton/Hudson Young

Sezer to Mounties if fit. Sutton more minutes. Now Jack has had his trademark shocker of a game, I am expecting him to hammer the Cowboys this weekend.

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Post by BVRaider » March 30, 2019, 9:41 am

This season has a real 2003 feel about it, let's keep the ball rolling.

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Post by LimeGreenMachine » March 30, 2019, 10:33 am

Joey charged. Early guilty plea he is free to play. Unsuccessful challenge will result in 1 game.

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Post by greeneyed » March 30, 2019, 12:30 pm

Canberra Raiders centre Joey Leilua hit with dangerous contact charge on Glasby, free to play with an early plea

Raiders centre Joseph Leilua can avoid a one-game suspension if he takes an early plea for a dangerous contact charge on Knights lock Tim Glasby. Leilua will be outed for one match if challenges the charge and is found guilty.

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/03/22/rou ... y-charges/

Canberra Raiders centre Joey Leilua can avoid ban for Glasby incident: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/sport/ ... 5196z.html
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Post by Canberra Milk » March 30, 2019, 12:54 pm

Only change is I would prefer Sutton to start, and Lui off bench. Sutton the bigger body is better early, then Lui with some leg speed off the bench

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Post by -TW- » March 30, 2019, 1:15 pm

I wouldn't pick Lui at all tbh

His numbers are looking like FPNs

Rd 1. 8 runs 65m
Rd 2. 5 runs 39m
Rd 3. 6 runs 51m

Replace him with Sutton and play Guler off the bench

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Post by Rick » March 30, 2019, 1:55 pm

From Mounties form so far Hunt and JJ are in front of Guler


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Post by simo » March 30, 2019, 4:28 pm

1 charnzey
2 cotric
3 croker
4 bj
5 bj
6 wighton
7 williams
8 papa
9 bae
10 tapine
11 whitehead
12 Bateman
13 sutton
14 havilli
15 young
16 soliola
17 horsbra
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Post by BVRaider » March 30, 2019, 4:38 pm

1. Nicoll-Klokstad
2. Cotric
3. Croker
4. Leilua
5. Rapana
6. Wighton
7. Williams
8. Sutton
9. Hodgson
10. Papalii
11. Tapine
12. Bateman
13. Whitehead

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

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Post by Raiders666 » March 30, 2019, 4:42 pm

It was only 12 or so mins but Young really put in. The kid is good! I'd have him in for Lui

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Post by Raiders666 » March 30, 2019, 4:43 pm

All of a sudden we have a lot of depth in the forwards..

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Post by dubby » March 30, 2019, 5:36 pm

1992 wrote:As long as Jack is doing the kicking I am happy.
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Post by greeneyed » March 30, 2019, 6:11 pm

Canberra Raiders star John Bateman determined to bury 'Faders' tag

When John Bateman arrived in Canberra he heard the "Faders" tag. And it made him angry.

"When I first got here I heard the saying "the Faders" and I'll be honest with you, it probably annoyed me a bit," he said. "But we know what we're about and we know what we're doing as a club, and [Friday] night is an example of what we're about. We don't want that tag any more. It's alright for people to say and laugh about it, but it hurts us and we're not about that anymore.

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Post by The Rickman » March 30, 2019, 6:14 pm

God I love Bateman so much


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Post by greeneyed » March 30, 2019, 6:16 pm

Sam Williams ready to take the wheel for the Canberra Raiders

Canberra Raiders halfback Sam Williams has declared himself ready to take the wheel of the Green Machine as club coach Ricky Stuart finds himself at sixes and sevens.

"We did a lot together in the pre-season in the halves group and I am quite comfortable with my role within this team, that if I am called upon and needed, that I will do a job," Williams said. " Whatever happens next week is probably out of my control but winning games it the number one objective and we did that.

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Post by The Rickman » March 30, 2019, 6:17 pm

God I love Williams so much


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God I love PJ so much


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Post by edwahu » March 30, 2019, 6:55 pm

-TW- wrote:
March 30, 2019, 1:15 pm
I wouldn't pick Lui at all tbh

His numbers are looking like FPNs

Rd 1. 8 runs 65m
Rd 2. 5 runs 39m
Rd 3. 6 runs 51m

Replace him with Sutton and play Guler off the bench
He didn't even get a second stint last night. He is doing a job but he was definitely be under pressure to keep his spot.

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Post by Lucky » March 30, 2019, 7:42 pm

If we fair dinkum dont beat this mob then we dont deserve to be in the finals this year.... cowboys have deadset NOTHING! No taulmololo = no cowboys.

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Post by The Rickman » March 30, 2019, 9:10 pm

Lucky wrote:If we fair dinkum dont beat this mob then we dont deserve to be in the finals this year.... cowboys have deadset NOTHING! No taulmololo = no cowboys.
We’ll win. And we’ll win comfortably

Biggest margin of the year is my prediction


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Post by Neeeegz » March 30, 2019, 9:53 pm

BVRaider wrote:1. Nicoll-Klokstad
2. Cotric
3. Croker
4. Leilua
5. Rapana
6. Wighton
7. Williams
8. Sutton
9. Hodgson
10. Papalii
11. Tapine
12. Bateman
13. Whitehead

14. Havili
15. Soliola
16. Horsburgh
17. Young
100% I see that as our strongest team

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Post by Lui_Bon » March 31, 2019, 12:12 am

The Rickman wrote:
March 30, 2019, 9:10 pm
Lucky wrote:If we fair dinkum dont beat this mob then we dont deserve to be in the finals this year.... cowboys have deadset NOTHING! No taulmololo = no cowboys.
We’ll win. And we’ll win comfortably

Biggest margin of the year is my prediction


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while I admire your newfound confidence, the cows were pretty good against the sharks for about fifteen minutes tonight. Can we hold up under that sort of pressure?

Yes, we can. We actually look like a normal football team, not like the Raiders.I love it. Though I think longterm predictions should probably wait till after at least round 5.

Except that I predict that Sam Williams will be playing halfback pretty much for the whole season now.
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Post by LimeGreenMachine » March 31, 2019, 5:47 am

1st 3 weeks have shown we can play for 80min. This should be enough for the Cows, they are an ordinary team without big JT.
Forward pack is ok but aren't playing to their ability. Backline is ordinary.

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Post by RedRaider » March 31, 2019, 6:10 am

As much as I don't like the Sharks grubby tactics, they play tough football and for the next two weeks against the Cowboys and the Eels we follow them. To me the Cowboys and Eels are middle third sides, ie they are likely to finish somewhere between positions 7 to 11-12 in a 16 team competition. I think we have the ability to leap frog them on the competition ladder, but we need to prove it on the field starting at 1300smiles next round.

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Post by julian87 » March 31, 2019, 7:54 am

Hudson Young did really well but he’s a genuine second rower and when Whitehead, Bateman and Tapine are all fit (plus Papalii and Soliola capable of shifting there if required) I don’t think him on the bench makes sense.

I’d probably persevere with Lui until Guler/Hunt command his spot. Young plays when one of our main 3 second rowers are out though.
well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious.

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Post by julian87 » March 31, 2019, 7:58 am

I hope the players don’t take a pack of Scott, McLean, Cooper, Hess and McGuire as lightly as some of our fans.
well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious.

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Post by LimeGreenMachine » March 31, 2019, 8:37 am

Hess isnt in form. Scott is on the decline as is Cooper . They arent what they were or should be , especially without big JT

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Post by kona_dream » March 31, 2019, 8:47 am

I see the Raiders have come in from $2.10 to $1.90 after NQ effort against the Sharks. I think it actually makes it harder to win NQ would have been embarrassed by that result at home.

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