Written by Adam Whitelock
Saturday, 12th of September, 3:00 PM, NRL Round 18, WIN Stadium, Wollongong, St George Illawarra Dragons versus Canberra Raiders NRL Match Fixture
The Dragons had ample opportunities to beat the Cowboys last week but ending up losing in a tight game, while the Raiders are coming off a loss to competition heavyweights the Roosters. Although the Red V can no longer make the finals, they will be looking to show their worth after Anthony Griffin was named new head coach for the next two years. Heading into the finals, the Raiders are still in the hunt for a top-four finish and will be aiming to bounce back with a solid win.
The St George Illawarra Dragons
|Cody Ramsey||Mikaele Ravalawa|
1. Matthew Dufty 2. Jordan Pereira 3. Euan Aitken 4. Zac Lomax 5. Cody Ramsey 6. Corey Norman 7. Adam Clune 8. Kaide Ellis 9. Ben Hunt 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Jacob Host 13. Cameron McInnes
Reserves: 14. Billy Brittain 15. Josh Kerr 16. Blake Lawrie 17. Jackson Ford 18. Eddie Blacker 19. Tyrell Fuimaono 19. Brayden Wiliame 20. Max Feagai
Coach: Dean Young
The Canberra Raiders
1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2. Semi Valemi 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Jordan Rapana 5. Nick Cotric 6. Jack Wighton 7. George Williams 8. Josh Papali’i 9. Tom Starling 10. Ryan Sutton 11. John Bateman 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Joseph Tapine
Reserves: 14. Siliva Havili 15. Dunamis Lui 16. Hudson Young 17. Corey Harawira-Naera 18. Sam Williams 19. Matt Frawley 20. Matthew Timoko 21. Iosia Soliola
Coach: Ricky Stuart
The last time these two teams met the Raiders beat the Dragons 22-16, Previously, in earlier years and most recent form, 31 matches played between the Dragons and the Raiders favour the Raiders winning 19, all other statistics suggest Raiders take care of business!
Canberra Raiders by 12