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NYC Qualifying Final - Raiders V Bulldogs @ ANZ Stadium

Posted By: Archie
September 09, 2013, 10:02:44 PM

Canberra Raiders V Bulldogs
Holden Cup Qualifying Final
Sunday September 15th 2013
Time: 1:15pm AEST
Tickets: Ticketek - Raiders V Bulldogs
Broadcast: LIVE on Fox Sports 1
Live Updates: Raiders LIVE Match Centre

Raiders Team List
Bulldogs Team List
« Last Edit: September 13, 2013, 10:07:33 PM by RNA »

Re: NYC Qualifying Final - Raiders V Bulldogs @ ANZ Stadium

Posted By: Archie
Reply #1 September 09, 2013, 10:11:00 PM
Raiders Holden Cup finals week one details

The Minor Premiership winning Canberra Raiders Holden Cup under-20s team will face the Canterbury Bulldogs in a Qualifying Final at 1:30pm on Sunday the 15th of September at ANZ Stadium.

LIVE updates of the game will be available at the Raiders LIVE Match Centre and it will also be broadcast LIVE on Fox Sports 1 with coverage starting at 1pm.

Raiders win the Minor Premiership. Photo thanks to Jordan Worboys.

Re: NYC Qualifying Final - Raiders V Bulldogs @ ANZ Stadium

Posted By: Archie
Reply #2 September 10, 2013, 04:04:00 PM
NYC Team List: Raiders name team for Holden Cup final against Bulldogs

Canberra Raiders NYC Coach Mick Mantelli has named his team for the first final against the Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium on Sunday afternoon, with almost a full strength squad named for the minor premiers.

Only Jeremy Hawkins is missing from the team through injury, however all three players named in the NYC team of the year (Jack Hearn, Mitch Cornish and Jonathon Reuben) have been named to take on the Bulldogs.

Mitch Cornish will Captain the Raiders as they begin their finals campaign chasing consecutive Grand Final appearances and a second NYC premiership (2008).


1.   Jack Ahearn
2.   Jonathon Reuben
3.   Brenko Lee
4.   Andrew Heffernan
5.   Jack Creith
6.   Jordan Worboys
7.   Mitch Cornish ©
8.   Mitchell Shaw
9.   Trent Schubach
10.   Dennis Tomarchio
11.   Patrick Mago
12.   Blake Seager
13.   Luke Bateman

14.   Ricky Garard
15.   Mitchell Barnett
16.   Tevita Pangai
17.   Tahakilu Pangai
18.   Matthew Frawley
22.    Jonathan Kent
23.    Jared McIlwrick

COACH: Mick Mantelli

Source: Raiders Press Release

Re: NYC Qualifying Final - Raiders V Bulldogs @ ANZ Stadium

Posted By: Archie
Reply #3 September 10, 2013, 04:13:24 PM
Brenko Lee aiming to go one better than cousin Edrick

Aside from their physiques and hairstyles the similarities between Brenko and Edrick Lee are quite striking; both are highly talented centres, both have made a home in the Nation’s Capital since migrating from Brisbane and both have starred for Queensland in the Under 20s State of Origin.

Brenko unashamedly looks up to his elder cousin and turns to Edrick on a regular basis. Whilst they have shared a similar path coming through the ranks of the Raiders, Brenko aims to differentiate himself in one aspect to Edrick though, by winning the 2013 NYC Grand Final.

Last year, Edrick starred for the Raiders under 20s side in the centres, leading them all the way to the Grand Final before they went down in disappointing fashion to a red-hot Wests Tigers outfit in the decider.

“We’re both pretty similar in our journeys,” Brenko said. “He’s someone that I really look up to as a role model beside my dad. He’s a guy that I want to be like actually.

Read more: http://www.raiders.com.au/news-display/raiders/84123

Re: NYC Qualifying Final - Raiders V Bulldogs @ ANZ Stadium

Posted By: Archie
Reply #4 September 10, 2013, 11:00:48 PM
NYC Team List: Bulldogs team for Holden Cup final against Raiders

1. Patrick Templeman
2. John Talioe Sila
3. Moses Mbye
4. Matt Fukofuka
5. Dujean Manuel-Liolevave
6. Jaline Graham
7. Jaelen Feeney
8. Lloyd Perrett
9. Blake Carter
10. Josh Vaartjes
11. Adam Elliot
12. Shaun Lane
13. Jack Creighton

14. Michael Morgan
15. Renouf Tooamaga
16. Herman Essese
17. Danny Fualalo
19. David Minute

Re: NYC Qualifying Final - Raiders V Bulldogs @ ANZ Stadium

Posted By: Archie
Reply #5 September 10, 2013, 11:07:31 PM
Raiders are fan's favorites to win Holden Cup

Today on NYC Reports twitter, (@NYCReportLeague) we asked followers for their tips on who they believed would win this years Holden Cup.

Overwhelming favourites were the Minor Premiers Canberra Raiders. The Raiders finished runners-up last year and will be looking to go one better. The first step to premiership glory will be to overcome the Bulldogs who gave them quite the touch up just a few weeks ago in round 23. Earlier I asked Jordan Worboys about that game.

“Our attitude was poor against the dogs, we simply didn’t turn up. The result was a kick in the bum that we obviously needed.”

Despite going on to win the Minor Premiership, Worboys, the Raiders 5/8 says they “will work hard this week to rectify a few areas and prepare as best we can for the weekends game.”

“The boys have stuck strong and have been working hard and can’t wait to get out there on Sunday.”

The Raiders take on Canturbury at ANZ stadium, Sunday, 1.30pm

Source: http://www.nycreport.com.au/?p=349
« Last Edit: September 10, 2013, 11:10:28 PM by Archie »

Re: NYC Qualifying Final - Raiders V Bulldogs @ ANZ Stadium

Posted By: Archie
Reply #6 September 11, 2013, 11:29:29 PM
Star NYC fullback Jack Ahearn has revealed that the side has put their achievement of winning the Minor Premiership behind them and are firmly focused on going all the way in this year's finals series in the Holden Cup.

Watch video: http://www.raiders.com.au/news-display/raiders/84177

Re: NYC Qualifying Final - Raiders V Bulldogs @ ANZ Stadium

Posted By: Archie
Reply #7 September 11, 2013, 11:32:46 PM
Raiders NYC five-eighth Jordan Worboys has revealed that the side is using their heavy defeat to the Bulldogs in Round 23 as extra motivation for their first semi-final on Sunday.

Watch video: http://www.raiders.com.au/news-display/raiders/84194

Re: NYC Qualifying Final - Raiders V Bulldogs @ ANZ Stadium

Posted By: RNA
Reply #8 September 13, 2013, 01:24:35 AM
Plenty at stake in massive qualifying final between Raiders and Bulldogs

The Canberra Raiders NYC side kick off their finals campaign this Sunday when they take on a formidable Canterbury Bankstown outfit at ANZ Stadium.

Last weekend the Raiders survived a late comeback from Cronulla to chalk up a 36-34 win. The Green Machine looked well in control early on, leading 24-6 at half time. However, the Sharks rallied and got within two points with five minutes remaining.

“We just sort of clocked off at the end,” Raiders coach Mick Mantelli said.

“They’re a gritty side and wouldn’t lie down.

“I watched a few U20s games last week and like us, most of the NYC finalists just did enough to get the points.”

There’s plenty at stake in this massive qualifying final. If the Raiders win they’ll get next week off and line up in week three of the finals for a grand final qualifier. However, Mantelli said the prospect of a week off is not his team’s main driver.

Read more: http://www.raiders.com.au/news-display/raiders/84277

Re: NYC Qualifying Final - Raiders V Bulldogs @ ANZ Stadium

Posted By: RNA
Reply #9 September 13, 2013, 01:31:48 AM
Holden Cup Qualifying Final Preview: Raiders V Bulldogs
Sunday, 1.30pm, ANZ Stadium

Last week: The Raiders’ 19th win of the season was also one of their least convincing, sneaking away 36-34 victors against the 13th-placed Cronulla Sharks.

The Raiders missed 38 tackles and committed 12 errors on their way to a win that left them five points clear at the top of the Holden Cup ladder.

Winger Jonathon Reuben scored two tries while a lethally accurate halfback Mitchell Cornish contributed an invaluable six goals and 19 tackles.

The Bulldogs had a much better time of it against the Brisbane Broncos, running in eight tries in a 48-32 thrashing.

Fullback Patrick Templeman scored a try, set another one up and slotted eight from eight conversion attempts.

Winger Lindon McGrady bagged a hat-trick and back-rower Shaun Lane simply sizzled with a try assist, 179 metres, 23 tackles and five tackle-breaks.

Last Time They Met: The Bulldogs shocked everybody back in Round 23 when they demolished the mighty Raiders 62-12 at Canberra Stadium. Fullback Patrick Templeman scored an incredible 30 solo points.

Key Match-Ups: The Bulldogs and Raiders are both remarkably powerful across the park. Watch for Canterbury-Bankstown fullback Templeman as he attempts to outdo a Raiders backline that includes brilliant winger Jonathon Reuben and the dynamic centres pairing of Brenko Lee and Andrew Heffernen.

Bulldogs centre Moses Mbye is also one of the most talented players in the competition.

Up front, the Raiders’ Patrick Mago will be one of their greatest assets. For the Bulldogs, prop Lloyd Perrett shapes as vital.

The Verdict: All things being equal, the Raiders would clearly be favourites in this Sunday afternoon belter.
They have consistently been the best side all year and though they make plenty of mistakes, they know how to win football matches.

But who could forget the dismembering they suffered last month against the Bulldogs? The Raiders were made to look like a bunch of school kids rather than minor premiers. Also niggling at the Raiders’ minds will be the fact that the Bulldogs are the only side to have scored more points than them this year (846-765).

If any team deserves a rest next weekend it’s Canberra. But don’t be surprised if they are instead playing for their lives in a sudden death semi-final.

Source: http://www.nrl.com/holden-cup-finals-week-1-preview/tabid/10874/newsid/74639/default.aspx?pid=nrlhome_featured

Re: NYC Qualifying Final - Raiders V Bulldogs @ ANZ Stadium

Posted By: RNA
Reply #10 September 13, 2013, 10:27:09 PM
Emotional Reuben looking to farewell the Raiders in style

Departing NYC winger Jonathon Reuben will look to thank the Raiders for all they have done for him and farewell the team mates he has grown so close to by going all the way in this year’s semi-finals series.

Speaking to the media ahead of the Raiders semi-final against the Bulldogs on Sunday at ANZ Stadium, Reuben swelled with emotion when he spoke of his gratitude to the club and his aim to depart on a positive note after signing a two year deal with the Sydney Roosters as of next season.

“I really want to farewell the team on a positive note,” Reuben said. “The club’s been really good to me since I’ve been here and although I’m taking another pathway next year I still want to thank for all they’ve done for me by doing my very best in this year’s finals series."

Source: http://www.raiders.com.au/news-display/raiders/84381

Re: NYC Qualifying Final - Raiders V Bulldogs @ ANZ Stadium

Posted By: RNA
Reply #11 September 13, 2013, 10:30:40 PM
Join us at the Raiders LIVE match centre from 1:15pm on Sunday for updates of the Holden Cup Qualifying Final between the mighty Raiders and the Bulldogs.

It's time for some finals footy! Go Green Machine!

Re: NYC Qualifying Final - Raiders V Bulldogs @ ANZ Stadium

Posted By: RNA
Reply #12 September 15, 2013, 12:04:59 AM
Dogged by big defeat, young Raiders hope to bite back

CANBERRA RAIDERS have been the dominant force of the under-20s competition, finishing five points clear at the top of the ladder and winning eight of their past nine games. But it is that one loss that will drive them in Sunday's qualifying final against Canterbury at ANZ Stadium.

Former Canberra captain Alan Tongue has backed the Raiders to bounce back from the embarrassing 62-12 thumping by the Bulldogs when they met in August.

On home turf the Raiders trailed 44-0 at half-time in one of the upsets of the season.

''When you get beaten by a side by that much, it dents your confidence at the time, but it really sparks a drive in you also,'' said Tongue, who has been commentating on the under-20s competition. ''There'll be no fears about that, and they can definitely bounce back.''

The Raiders are aiming for back-to-back grand final appearances and the club's second under-20s title since the inaugural competition in 2008.

Read more: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/dogged-by-big-defeat-young-raiders-hope-to-bite-back-20130914-2trww.html#ixzz2esMQ72jR

Re: NYC Qualifying Final - Raiders V Bulldogs @ ANZ Stadium

Posted By: RNA
Reply #13 September 15, 2013, 12:14:32 AM
Bulldogs single out Raiders players to watch in qualifying final

The Canberra Raiders Holden Cup side is filled with talented youngsters who have showed impressive footy this year to retain top spot on the NYC Ladder and Bulldogs HQ have singled out the players to watch this Sunday.


The talented full-back has been a standout this year. Whether it, be at full-back or playing like a half, he really has shone in the Holden Cup this year.

Named as the full-back of the year for the 2013 Holden Cup side which he deserved and most probably just got in ahead of Pat Templeman.

He has had a hand in a number of Raiders tries this year and you will often see him playing in the front line and has, an amazing ability and awareness to take advantage of the opposition defence.

A talent and a player the Dogs will need to be effective on.


-   Averages 9 runs(81m) per game
-   13 line breaks, 13 tries
-   27 line break assists (2nd in the Holden Cup)
-   21 try assists (4th in the Holden Cup)
-   Has diffused 90.2% of kicks this year


The skipper of the Raiders Holden Cup side really has stamped his authority as one of the most exciting halves in the NYC competition.

Represented the NSW Under20s side earlier in the year and was a standout! Very level headed and a very relaxed player who directs and pushes his team around the park very well.

Has played a number of NSW cup games towards the back end of the year and was supposed to debut last week for their NRL side, but was unable to, due to salary cap restrictions.

A player with plenty of experience and one the Dogs will need to keep a close eye on.

SEASON STATS: (13 Games)

-   Averages 8 kicks (275m) per game
-   33 tackle breaks, 12 try assist, 11 line break assists


The Raiders back-rower is a handful and if allowed to run will certainly cause plenty of damage to the Dogs defence on the weekend.

Very powerful and strong and along with the Patrick Mago, a lot of the quality attack of the Raiders comes of the back of these two men, through their runs and quick play the balls.

He is a player the Dogs will need to contain through their defence.

SEASON STATS: (12 Games)

-   Averages 13 runs(124m), 4 tries and 58% of his runs he will find his elbows and knees
-   Averages 35.3m per game for metres after contact and has 45 tackle breaks for the year


In his first year in the Holden Cup, Patrick has really impressed. Like Tevita Pangai, is a handful and is a key part of the Raiders attack.

They both provide plenty of strike on the edges for the Raiders and off the back of their powerful running games, the Raiders attack flows.

Mago has a strong carry and most of the time will always find a quick play the ball. The Dogs need to be effective on him and Pangai, to restrict their impact on the match.


-   Averages 11 runs(104m) per game
-   69 tackle breaks, 6 tries
-   75.4% of his carries, he will find his elbow and knees

Source: http://www.bulldogs.com.au/news-display/Holden-Cup-Raiders-Marked-Men/84243

Re: NYC Qualifying Final - Raiders V Bulldogs @ ANZ Stadium

Posted By: GB7600
Reply #14 September 15, 2013, 12:19:18 PM
Big late changes to Raiders team for qualifying final against Bulldogs

Canberra Raiders V Canterbury Bulldogs
Holden Cup Qualifying Final - 1:15pm AEST 15/9/13 @ ANZ Stadium

Live Updates: Raiders LIVE Match Centre

The Canberra Raiders NYC side welcomes back dangerous outside backs Jeremy Hawkins and Jonathon Kent for their clash with the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium in week one of the finals series.

Hawkins returns to the starting side at centre the expense of Brenko Lee whilst Kent comes onto the wing in place of Jack Creith.

Lee remains in the side on the interchange bench with Tevita Pangai, Matthew Frawley and Jared McIlwrick dropping off the extended bench.

Pangai failed to pas a fitness test on his injured hamstring and will resume running next week.

Late Raiders Team Changes:
1. Jack Ahearn
2. Jonathon Reuben
19. Jeremy Hawkins
4. Andrew Heffernan
22. Jonathan Kent
6. Jordan Worboys
7. Mitch Cornish ©
8. Mitchell Shaw
9. Trent Schubach
10. Dennis Tomarchio
11. Patrick Mago
12. Blake Seager
13. Luke Bateman

3. Brenko Lee
14. Ricky Garard
15. Mitchell Barnett
17. Tahakilu Pangai


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