A depleted Green Machine got an 11th hour boost for their shot at revenge for the NRL grand final rematch Ricky Stuart felt should've been treated with more respect. The Canberra Raiders coach's concerns over a five-day turnaround leading into the clash against reigning premiers Sydney Roosters were exacerbated by spending eight hours cooped on a bus like they were Australian backpackers travelling around Europe. But the NRL contacted the Raiders on Wednesday morning to say they could fly up and back to the SCG for one of the biggest games of the season. It was an olive branch after Stuart's concerns were made public through the media on Tuesday night. It's a small boost for Canberra who still have to overcome their shorter break, with the Bondi Princes having seven days to prepare while sunning themselves on their local beach.