Written by Christopher Tearse
Saturday, July 25, 7.35 PM, Round 11, GIO Stadium, Canberra, Canberra Raiders take on South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL Match Preview
Raiders coming off a big win against the Roosters will enter into this clash with plenty of belief and confidence, motivation should benefit the Raiders who now know the road to the premiership could be theirs if they start ploughing the way, the Rabbitohs are still suffering from injuries and will play this one without Latrell and James Roberts which won’t help their recent form, either way, these two teams are always out to beat each other so it will be a spectacle.
The Canberra Raiders
|Darby Medlyn||Michael Oldfield|
1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2. Nick Cotric 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Jordan Rapana 5. Semi Valemi 6. Jack Wighton 7. George Williams 8. Josh Papali’i 9. Siliva Havili 10. Dunamis Lui 11. Hudson Young 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Kai O’Donnell
Reserves: 14. Tom Starling 15. Joseph Tapine 16. Ryan Sutton 17. Harley Smith-Shields 18. Sam Williams 19. Darby Medlyn 20. Matt Frawley 21. John Bateman
Coach: Ricky Stuart
The South Sydney Rabbitohs
|Campbell Graham||Ethan Lowe|
|Jack Johns||James Roberts|
1. Alex Johnston 2. Corey Allan 3. Campbell Graham 4. Dane Gagai 5. Jaxson Paulo 6. Cody Walker 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Tevita Tatola 9. Damien Cook 10. Thomas Burgess 11. Jaydn Su’A 12. Bayley Sironen 13. Cameron Murray
Reserves: 14. Mark Nicholls 15. Hame Sele 16. Patrick Mago 17. Jack Johns 18. Kurt Dillon 19. Keaon Koloamatangi 20. Troy Dargan 21. Steven Marsters
Coach: Wayne Bennett
The last time these two teams met the Raiders at home beat the Rabbitohs 16-10. Previously, in earlier years and most recent form, 28 matches played between the Raiders and the Rabbitohs favour the Raiders winning 15, all other statistics are pretty even between both teams.
Canberra Raiders for the win.
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