2020 Rd 8 V Dragons: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

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Who will win?

Raiders 13+
12
52%
Raiders 1-12
4
17%
Draw
1
4%
Dragons 1-12
2
9%
Dragons 13+
4
17%
 
Total votes: 23

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2020 Rd 8 V Dragons: Teams and Previews

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Canberra Raiders V St George Illawarra Dragons
Friday July 3 6:00pm
Canberra Stadium
TV coverage: Fox League Channel 502
Radio: ABC, 2CC, Mix 106.3

Who would you like to see line up for the Green Machine in Round 8? 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. Bailey Simonsson
3. Jarrod Croker (C)
4. Michael Oldfield
5. Nick Cotric
6. Jack Wighton
7. George Williams
8. Josh Papalii
9. Josh Hodgson (C)
10. Sia Soliola
11. Hudson Young
12. Elliott Whitehead
13. Joseph Tapine

14. Curtis Scott
15. Emre Guler
16. Ryan Sutton
17. Siliva Havili

18. Tom Starling
19. Dunamis Lui
20. Matt Frawley
21. Kai O'Donnell

Injury/Suspension

Jordan Rapana, Calf (Rd 9-10)
John Bateman, Shoulder (Indefinite)
Corey Horsburgh, Foot (Indefinite, at least Rd 19, possibly season)
Andre Niko, Knee (Season)
Sebastian Kris, Extended sick leave

MATCH PREVIEW: Check out The GH's exclusive match preview for the Canberra Raiders clash with the St George Illawarra Dragons. Team news, officials, history, stat attack, key match-ups and more: http://ow.ly/EjqM50AlpCv

St George Illawarra Dragons

1. Matthew Dufty
2. Jason Saab
3. Euan Aitken
4. Zac Lomax
5. Mikaele Ravalawa
6. Corey Norman
7. Adam Clune
8. Blake Lawrie
9. Cameron McInnes
10. Paul Vaughan
11. Tyson Frizell
12. Tyrell Fuimaono
13. Trent Merrin

14. Ben Hunt
15. Josh Kerr
16. Korbin Sims
17. Jackson Ford

18. Eddie Blacker
19. Tristan Sailor
20. Billy Brittain
21. Tim Lafai

Officials

Referee: Matt Cecchin
Touch judges: Henry Perenara, Drew Oultram
Video referees: Steve Chiddy, Ben Lowe

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At this point my aversion to Hudson Young spending 80 on the edge is being trumped by our lack of punch in the middle. I hope Tapine is fit.
Rapana is all effort at the moment but he needs to be more composed.

1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
2. Nick Cotric
3. Jarrod Croker (c)
4. Michael Oldfield
5. Jordan Rapana
6. Jack Wighton
7. George Williams
8. Josh Papalii
9. Josh Hodgson (c)
10. Ryan Sutton
11. Hudson Young
12. Elliot Whitehead
13. Joseph Tapine

14. Bailey Simonsson
15. Siliva Havili
16. Corey Horsburgh
17. Emre Guler

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zim wrote:
June 27, 2020, 10:37 pm
At this point my aversion to Hudson Young spending 80 on the edge is being trumped by our lack of punch in the middle. I hope Tapine is fit.
Rapana is all effort at the moment but he needs to be more composed.

1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
2. Nick Cotric
3. Jarrod Croker (c)
4. Michael Oldfield
5. Jordan Rapana
6. Jack Wighton
7. George Williams
8. Josh Papalii
9. Josh Hodgson (c)
10. Ryan Sutton
11. Hudson Young
12. Elliot Whitehead
13. Joseph Tapine

14. Bailey Simonsson
15. Siliva Havili
16. Corey Horsburgh
17. Emre Guler
Give me one of these. Except switch Oldfield and Cotric.

And Horsburgh looks cooked, Soliola should still be there.

Getting to do or die here. We lose this we can kiss top 4 and therefore premiership adios.

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1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
2. Bailey Simonsson
3. Jarrod Croker (c)
4. Nick Cotric
5. Jordan Rapana
6. Jack Wighton
7. George Williams
8. Josh Papalii
9. Josh Hodgson (c)
10. Ryan Sutton
11. Hudson Young
12. Elliot Whitehead
13. Joseph Tapine

14. Siliva Havili
15. Sia Soliola
16. Emre Guler
17. Michael Oldfield

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

14. Havili
15. Guler
16. Soliola
17. Starling
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This is a guaranteed loss. Our players arent good enough to beat this rabble 🙄🤔

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1. CNK
2. Scott
3. Crocker
4. Cotric
5. Rapana
6.wighton
7.williams
8.papa
9.hodgson
10. SIA
11.young
12.whitehead
13.Tapine

14.havali
15.guler
16.sutton
17.starling

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We'll have a big swing in travel benefits for the rest of the year. Expecting that to start with a comfortable win here.

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Is it a huge swing? We’ve still got more away games to finish up the season and we’ll be going to Qld now.

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Cotric to centre. Hopefully turns out better than last year when he played there against the Dragons. :doubt:
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gangrenous wrote:
June 28, 2020, 9:24 am
Is it a huge swing? We’ve still got more away games to finish up the season and we’ll be going to Qld now.
It certainly can't hurt. I'll expect us to start grabbing some of those games that are there for the taking in the final quarter.

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Wiki Special wrote:1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
2. Bailey Simonsson
3. Jarrod Croker (c)
4. Nick Cotric
5. Jordan Rapana
6. Jack Wighton
7. George Williams
8. Josh Papalii
9. Josh Hodgson (c)
10. Ryan Sutton
11. Hudson Young
12. Elliot Whitehead
13. Joseph Tapine

14. Siliva Havili
15. Sia Soliola
16. Emre Guler
17. Michael Oldfield
This.

I love oldy but how long since he's played a game

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RichmondRaider wrote:
June 28, 2020, 9:57 am
Wiki Special wrote:1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
2. Bailey Simonsson
3. Jarrod Croker (c)
4. Nick Cotric
5. Jordan Rapana
6. Jack Wighton
7. George Williams
8. Josh Papalii
9. Josh Hodgson (c)
10. Ryan Sutton
11. Hudson Young
12. Elliot Whitehead
13. Joseph Tapine

14. Siliva Havili
15. Sia Soliola
16. Emre Guler
17. Michael Oldfield
This.

I love oldy but how long since he's played a game
4 weeks
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Think 2017 guys... Stuart will make not one change for the Dragons game and so there lays the problem.

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LastRaider wrote:
June 28, 2020, 10:54 am
Think 2017 guys... Stuart will make not one change for the Dragons game and so there lays the problem.
My memory needs refreshing. What was the squad changed needed in 2017 that didn't occur?
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Northern Raider wrote:
LastRaider wrote:
June 28, 2020, 10:54 am
Think 2017 guys... Stuart will make not one change for the Dragons game and so there lays the problem.
My memory needs refreshing. What was the squad changed needed in 2017 that didn't occur?
Boyd and Paulo come to mind, especially when Paulo decided to become a half back half way through the season. Austin defence reads should have seen him play a couple games in Mounties.

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

14. Havili
15. Scott
16. Guler
17. Horsburgh


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2020: 1. Nicol-Klokstad 2. Cotric 3. Croker (c) 4 Leilua 5. Scott 6. Wighton 7. G. Williams 8. Papalii 9. Hodgson (c) 10. Sutton 11. J. Bateman 12. Whitehead 13. Tapine ----
14. Simmonson 15. Soliola 16. Guler 17. Horsburgh

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What's happened to Bailey Simonsson this year? Looks like he's regressed.

Oldy definitely for Scott in a straight swap next week - at least he can make a break, has pace, good in the air and less defensive lapses and mistakes

Does anyone know the extent of Horse's injury?

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Curtis Scott offers nothing at all in Attack and Defence, it wasnt an accident that Melbourne let him go. give Oldfield a run

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We need more than a scratchy, clunky win this week.

We need the sort of convincing win that can reassure us that at our best we are a contender.
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Dusty wrote:
June 28, 2020, 12:49 pm
1. Nicoll-Klokstad
2. Oldfield
3. Croker
4. Cotric
5. Rapana
6. Wighton
7. G.Williams
8. Papalii
9. Hodgson
10. Sutton
11. Young
12. Whitehead
13. Tapine

14. Havili
15. Scott
16. Guler
17. Horsburgh


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I like this backline and side with the exception of the exclusion of Sia. I thought he was good last night and I would start with him. Sutton has been good from the bench so I would have him in the 15 and Scott given some time out.

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Assuming Horse is injured and Tapine is not...

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

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

Far more likely to see Stuart pick Simo than Oldy though. And I really think Stuart is too stubborn to bin Scott. I watched him pick Matt Allwood at right centre for 11 weeks...

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1.CNK
2.Rapana
3.Croker
4.Cotric (Scott has had enough chances)
5.Siminnson
6.Wighton
7.Williams
8.Papali
9.Hodgo (another poor performance and bench player next week)
10. Lui (assuming Horse is out injured)
11.Tapane
12.Whitehead
13.Young

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

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Ryan Sutton eyes starting spot as Canberra Raiders eye 'drastic' NRL turnaround

Ryan Sutton has declared he is ready to step into the lock role, should Corey Horsburgh (foot) be ruled out, as the Canberra Raiders go in search of a "drastic" change to reignite their season.

"I'm working as hard as I can. If the position is there, I'm going to put my hand up," Sutton said. "It's not ideal for Corey but we're all in this together. We're all going to rally around each other now and make sure we don't get our heads down.

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Dragons played pretty well vs the Roosters. We will need to be ‘on’.

I’d like to see more pace in our middles. We look slow across the ground. Papalii has been great but I feel he looks tired. Maybe Stuart might look to rotate him a bit earlier or even start him from the bench like late last year.


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2020: 1. Nicol-Klokstad 2. Cotric 3. Croker (c) 4 Leilua 5. Scott 6. Wighton 7. G. Williams 8. Papalii 9. Hodgson (c) 10. Sutton 11. J. Bateman 12. Whitehead 13. Tapine ----
14. Simmonson 15. Soliola 16. Guler 17. Horsburgh

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With Knights v Manly and Roosters v Storm next week winning this game will make up a lot of ground lost in the last month.

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Cnk
Cotric
Croker
Rapana
Oldfield
Wighton
Williams
Soliola
Hodgson
Sutton
Young
Whitehead
Tapine

Havilli
Papalli
Guler
Simmonson

Lui
Scott

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Does anyone know if the game is played in Canberra

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Dusty wrote:
June 28, 2020, 5:14 pm
Dragons played pretty well vs the Roosters. We will need to be ‘on’.

I’d like to see more pace in our middles. We look slow across the ground. Papalii has been great but I feel he looks tired. Maybe Stuart might look to rotate him a bit earlier or even start him from the bench like late last year.


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If we can get Tapine back on deck, he'd raise our average speed in the middle- he's our most athletic middle by a fair way. Eventually if Bateman comes back then Young to the middle too takes it up to a respectably speedy middle.

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Binners99 wrote:Does anyone know if the game is played in Canberra
Yes it is. The first post always provides the venue and other details of the match.


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Apparently Hudson Young doused himself in cold water to pass the covid
test.
Raiders teammate Hudson Young encountered a hiccup on the way into the stadium.

After failing his first temperature test under the COVID-19 protocols he drenched himself in cold water to ensure he passed the second time.
https://www.nrl.com/news/2020/06/28/sol ... led-night/

It wouldn't suprise me if he gets suspended.

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edwahu wrote:
June 28, 2020, 7:21 pm
Apparently Hudson Young doused himself in cold water to pass the covid
test.
Raiders teammate Hudson Young encountered a hiccup on the way into the stadium.

After failing his first temperature test under the COVID-19 protocols he drenched himself in cold water to ensure he passed the second time.
https://www.nrl.com/news/2020/06/28/sol ... led-night/

It wouldn't suprise me if he gets suspended.
Why would he get suspended? :hmmm
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greeneyed wrote:
June 28, 2020, 7:40 pm
edwahu wrote:
June 28, 2020, 7:21 pm
Apparently Hudson Young doused himself in cold water to pass the covid
test.
Raiders teammate Hudson Young encountered a hiccup on the way into the stadium.

After failing his first temperature test under the COVID-19 protocols he drenched himself in cold water to ensure he passed the second time.
https://www.nrl.com/news/2020/06/28/sol ... led-night/

It wouldn't suprise me if he gets suspended.
Why would he get suspended? :hmmm
I'd think trying to compromise a covid 19 test would be frowned upon.

Although the media doesn't seem fussed yet.

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edwahu wrote:
June 28, 2020, 7:45 pm
greeneyed wrote:
June 28, 2020, 7:40 pm
edwahu wrote:
June 28, 2020, 7:21 pm
Apparently Hudson Young doused himself in cold water to pass the covid
test.
Raiders teammate Hudson Young encountered a hiccup on the way into the stadium.

After failing his first temperature test under the COVID-19 protocols he drenched himself in cold water to ensure he passed the second time.
https://www.nrl.com/news/2020/06/28/sol ... led-night/

It wouldn't suprise me if he gets suspended.
Why would he get suspended? :hmmm
I'd think trying to compromise a covid 19 test would be frowned upon.

Although the media doesn't seem fussed yet.
Lots of players have been failing, they’re just a bit hot and needed to cool down a bit.
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Fair enough.

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