Seiffert Oval will host its first Canberra Raiders trial in four years after the club opted this week to move their preseason clash with the Sydney Roosters to Queanbeyan. Originally scheduled for Leichhardt Oval, the trial has been shifted out of Sydney in a pre-emptive move against any future COVID-19 outbreaks in the Harbour City which would potentially force the Raiders squad into lockdown for two weeks on the eve of the NRL season. Canberra will host the 2018 and 2019 premiers on February 27, four-and-a-half months after ending the Roosters' NRL title defence at the Sydney Cricket Ground in October last year. The match is not expected to be open to the general public, but Raiders officials will work with local government in Queanbeyan to explore the possibility of admitting members and corporate guests. It marks the first time the Raiders have played in Queanbeyan since they hosted the Newcastle Knights in a preseason fixture in 2017.