Written by Christopher Tearse
Sunday, June 7, 4.05 PM, Round 4, Campbelltown Stadium, Canberra Raiders take on Newcastle Knights NRL Match Preview
It really is looking exciting for Raiders fans this year, starting 3-0 and showcasing some class against Melbourne in what was meant to be a close one, top of the table, topping the for and against points what’s not to like about Canberra?
The poor Knights down on troops scrambling for a draw against the mighty Panthers but did well to get that. This clash is second vs third on the ladder and it could be a surprising result, both teams deserving of their placements can the Knights keep up with the Green Machine?
The Canberra Raiders
1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2. Bailey Simonsson 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Curtis Scott 5. Nick Cotric 6. Jack Wighton 7. George Williams 8. Josh Papali’i 9. Josh Hodgson 10. Dunamis Lui 11. Joseph Tapine 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Corey Horsburgh Reserves: 14. Siliva Havili 15. Emre Guler 16. Iosia Soliola 17. Jordan Rapana 18. Tom Starling 19. Matt Frawley 20. Kai O’Donnell 21. Michael Oldfield
Coach: Ricky Stuart
The Newcastle Knights
1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Edrick Lee 3. Enari Tuala 4. Bradman Best 5. Hymel Hunt 6. Kurt Mann 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. David Klemmer 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Daniel Saifiti 11. Aidan Guerra 12. Sione Mata’utia 13. Herman Ese’ese Reserves: 14. Tex Hoy 15. Jacob Saifiti 16. Tim Glasby 17. Brodie Jones 18. Gehamat Shibasaki 19. Chris Randall 20. Mason Lino 21. Pasami Saulo
Coach: Adam O’Brien
The last time these two teams met the Canberra Raiders beat the Knights 17-10 at home. Previously, in earlier years and recent form the Newcastle Knights have had held their own against the Canberra Raiders with wins being split somewhat evenly whether Canberra is at home to them or not. Were sticking with Raiders though they seem to have some extra mojo that they didn’t have the previous year.
Canberra Raiders for the win.
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