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Rd 11 - Raiders v Cowboys #NRLCANNQL

Posted By: Archie
May 23, 2014, 11:33:55 AM

Canberra Raiders vs North QLD Cowboys
Round 11 - Sunday 25th May 2014
GIO Stadium, Bruce ACT
NYC: 12:45pm AEST
NRL: 3pm AEST - Delayed on Nine at 4pm
Tickets: Ticketek

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Re: Rd 11 - Raiders v Cowboys #NRLCANNQL

Posted By: Archie
Reply #1 May 23, 2014, 11:38:03 AM

NRL Team Announcement: Cornish to Make NRL debut

Mitch Cornish will make his NRL debut this weekend for the Canberra Raiders, after being named on the interchange bench for Sunday’s match against the North Queensland Cowboys at GIO Stadium.

Cornish has been named on a five man bench for the Raiders, with Joel Edwards returning to the Raiders starting team this weekend with Josh Papalii missing through Origin duty.

The addition of Cornish is the only change to the Raiders team, with Shannon Boyd named as 18th man.


1.       Anthony Milford

2.       Reece Robinson

3.       Jarrod Croker

4.       Jack Wighton

5.       Sami Sauiluma

6.       Terry Campese (C)

7.       Josh McCrone

8.       David Shillington

9.       Glen Buttriss

10.   Brett White

11.   Jarrad Kennedy

12.   Joel Edwards

13.   Shaun Fensom

14.   Mitch Cornish

15.   Matt McIlwrick

16.   Paul Vaughan

17.   Dane Tilse

18.   Shannon Boyd


Edrick Lee (Foot) -Season 

Jeff Lynch (Knee) – Season

Source: Raiders Press Release

Re: Rd 11 - Raiders v Cowboys #NRLCANNQL

Posted By: Archie
Reply #2 May 23, 2014, 11:42:09 AM

Six-man Cowboys bench for pre-Origin clash

State of Origin selections and a long-term injury to Gavin Cooper have led to five changes in the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys’ starting team for the round 11 NRL clash with Canberra on Sunday afternoon.

Head coach Paul Green has brought nine new faces into his extended squad of 19 as the Cowboys, now in eighth place on the ladder, seek a fourth straight victory, this time without their four Origin representatives – co-captains Matt Scott and Johnathan Thurston, James Tamou and Brent Tate.

Curtis Rona returns after a one-game layoff due to an ankle injury and will play on the wing with Matthew Wright to fill in for Tate at right centre.

Halfback Ray Thompson is also back from a knee injury sustained in round eight and returns to the halves alongside Robert Lui, who will wear Thurston’s No. 6 jersey.

In the forward pack, Ashton Sims and Scott Bolton will take over from Scott and Tamou as the starting front-rowers, Jason Taumalolo returns from an ankle problem in the back-row and Ethan Lowe will make his second NRL run-on appearance as Cooper’s replacement.

The six-man extended bench that will be reduced to four later in the week includes potential debutants Sam Hoare and John Asiata, as well as back-up hooker Anthony Mitchell, who has regained his place following the season-ending knee injury to Cameron King.

Hoare played his 50th Intrust Super Cup match for Mackay at the weekend, while Asiata, a member of the 2013 NYC Team of the Year, has also been playing with the Cutters after signing with North Queensland from the Sydney Roosters at the end of last season.

Round 11, 2014 Telstra Premiership
3pm, Sunday 25 May, GIO Stadium

1 Michael Morgan
2 Curtis Rona
3 Matthew Wright
4 Kane Linnett
5 Antonio Winterstein
6 Robert Lui
7 Ray Thompson
8 Scott Bolton
9 Rory Kostjasyn
10 Ashton Sims
11 Ethan Lowe
12 Jason Taumalolo
13 Tariq Sims

14 Anthony Mitchell
15 Glenn Hall
16 Ricky Thorby
17 Joel Riethmuller
18 Sam Hoare
20 John Asiata

Coach: Paul Green

Source: http://www.cowboys.com.au/news/2014/05/20/six_man_bench_for_pre_origin_clash.html

Re: Rd 11 - Raiders v Cowboys #NRLCANNQL

Posted By: Archie
Reply #3 May 23, 2014, 11:46:41 AM

The Raiders have made some changes to their NYC team which defeated the Panthers on Sunday, for this weekends clash against the North Queensland Cowboys at GIO Stadium.

Jake Wheeler comes back into the Raiders side on the wing for Thomas Cronan, while Jared McIlwrick will move into the backrow for Patrick Mago who will be playing for Souths Logan this weekend.

Jack Creith returns from injury to take his place in the centres for the Raiders, while Ezra Howe has been named 18th man.


1.       Ricky Garard

2.       Jake Wheeler

3.       Cleveland McGhie

4.       Jack Creith

5.       Lachlan Hurst

6.       Lachlan Lewis

7.       Matthew Frawley (C)

8.       Brett Solomon

9.       Dylan McGrath

10.   Mitchell Barnett

11.   Jared McIlwrick

12.   Scott Doyle

13.   Jamal Nchouki

14.   Lachlan Croker

15.   Thoren Fidow-Kele

16.   Ben Maguire

17.   Jules Webley

18.   Ezra Howe

Source: Raiders Press Release

Re: Rd 11 - Raiders v Cowboys #NRLCANNQL

Posted By: Archie
Reply #4 May 23, 2014, 11:52:30 AM

Changes to Cowboys NYC round 11 squad

Townsville Stingers' national title-winning duo Cooper Bambling and Coen Hess will be back on NYC duty for the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys against Canberra on Sunday.

After being part of a memorable win against the Roosters’ in the under-18s last Saturday, Bambling returns at halfback for the under-20s in place of Dan Clarke, who will shift to the interchange bench, while Hess will start in the second-row, replacing Bill Cullen who has been sidelined by a hip injury.

Conor Carey has been recalled to play in the centres, taking over from Samsen O’Neill, while Alex Grant, who has been at fullback over the opening 10 rounds, will be the new No.6, replacing Delayne Ashby.

Yamba Bowie’s impressive two-try debut off the bench against the Sydney Roosters last Saturday night has earned him a run-on start at fullback.

In a reshuffled pack, Viliame Kikau and Michael Barclay are the new starting props, pushing David Munro to lock and Jack Brock to the bench.

The Cowboys are desperate to end a three-match losing streak that has dropped them to 14th place, four points adrift of the top eight.

12.45pm, Sunday 25 May, GIO Stadium

1 Yamba Bowie
2 Rainer Power
3 Lenny Magey
4 Conor Carey
5 Scott Schulte
6 Alex Grant
7 Cooper Bambling
8 Viliame Kikau
9 Josh Chudleigh
10 Michael Barclay
11 Coen Hess
12 Corey Jensen (c)
13 David Munro

14 Dan Clarke
15 Kieran Quabba
16 Andrew Niemoeller
17 Jack Brock

Coach: Todd Wilson

Source: http://www.cowboys.com.au/news/2014/05/20/changes_for_nyc_round_11_squad.html

Re: Rd 11 - Raiders v Cowboys #NRLCANNQL

Posted By: Archie
Reply #5 May 23, 2014, 12:05:20 PM
Raiders v Cowboys NRL Preview
GIO Stadium
Sunday, 3pm

The skeleton crew up against the crew with a skeleton or two of their own.

A Cowboys side riding high travels south from toasty Townsville to face a desperate Canberra outfit that must win right now to keep their slim finals alive.

Three straight losses means Canberra coach Ricky Stuart isn't in his happy place. After five irritable minutes of complaining about refereeing that was "not up to the standard of first grade", he had to force himself out of the press conference after a defeat at the hands of Penrith last Sunday.

The thoughts of another wooden spoon would be just starting to send cold shivers down the spine of a man who had a prolific start to his coaching career – winning a premiership in his very first year as an NRL coach in 2002 and guiding New South Wales to their last Origin series victory also in his first year at the helm in 2005.

On the other hand, Cowboys coach Paul Green has just been, "Yeah, pretty happy", through a fruitful three-week period that has seen his team climb back into the top eight for the first time since Round 1.

Both teams are currently polar opposites form-wise, bringing in different types of three-game streaks and crazy disparities in point differential of -84 for Canberra and +73 for North Queensland over that stretch.

The Cowboys have found full voice in attack recently but they will have to keep that momentum rolling through a previously untried halves combination of Robert Lui and Ray Thompson, with the absence of superstar playmaker Johnathan Thurston due to Origin.

Stuart has himself tinkered with a playmaking duo recently, promoting last year's halfback Josh McCrone off the interchange bench and back into the No.7 jersey at the expense of five-eighth Jack Wighton who admittedly looked more comfortable in the centres last week.

In team news, Canberra will be minus forward Josh Papalii who grabbed Queensland's final interchange position for State of Origin Game One. He will be replaced in the starting line-up by Joel Edwards, with Mitch Cornish to debut off the bench.

North Queensland have been forced to make wholesale changes with Thurston, Matt Scott, Brent Tate and James Tamou all on Origin duty while long-term injuries have ruled out back-rower Gavin Cooper and interchange hooker Cameron King. There is some good news however, with Thompson, Jason Taumalolo and Curtis Rona all returning from injury straight into the run-on side.

Ashton Sims and Ethan Lowe join them as starters with Anthony Mitchell, Ricky Thorby and Joel Riethmuller new additions to a six-man bench.

Watch Out Raiders: Canberra have conceded the most line breaks of any team in the competition (58), ahead of Wests Tigers (55). Add this to the fact that they have given away 28 more penalties than the league's second worst offender (Dragons), and it's not hard to see that the Raiders are losing the territory battle. If that's not enough, they rank dead last in run metres and kick return metres. While North Queensland are without Thurston, they feature potent strike power all around the park. Michael Morgan's playmaking roots have made the transition to his gig at fullback a lot easier – he is second of all fullbacks in try assists. Look for Morgan to create overlaps and put outside men through gaps on the edge of the ruck.

Watch Out Cowboys: In a game where skill level may be left wanting a little, the ability to gain territorial advantage becomes even more important, and no better way to gain cheap metres than with the boot. Canberra leads the league as a team in kick metres with 628 per game, spearheaded by five-eighth Terry Campese. If the Cowboys aren't careful, their lack of firepower up front could result in the game being played at their end of the field for much of the afternoon.

Plays To Watch: Believe it or not, the under-strength Cowboys pack listed as starters for Sunday's game still runs for more metres per game than a full strength Canberra pack (including Josh Papalii). With this in mind, the Raiders can thank their lucky stars North Queensland are without Test props Scott and Tamou. David Shillington, Brett White and Shaun Fensom absolutely must stamp some authority on this one.

Where It Will Be Won: The halves. Whichever side can steer its troops around the park the best will likely walk away with the two points. With two good positional kickers in Campese and McCrone, Canberra will likely look to kick early and turn around the Cowboys' backs if they don't get a sufficient roll forward from their middle men. The Cowboys have been a lot more adept at throwing around the pill recently, finishing with 83 and 93 per cent completion rates in the last two outings. Again, a lot of that could be lost with Thurston absent but either way there are worrying signs for a Raiders team that has given up the most line breaks of anyone this year.

History: Played 22; Raiders 11, Cowboys 11. North Queensland have won six of the past seven encounters dating back to 2011. It took the Cowboys eight years to get one over the Raiders in Canberra, but since 2007 both teams are split at 3-3 in the nation's capital.

What Are The Odds: Punters are tipping an upset here; the Cowboys, despite being $2.85 outsiders with Sportsbet.com.au, have had three times the money bet on them.

Match Officials: Referee – Gerard Sutton; Assistant Referee – Jared Maxwell; Touch Judges – Brett Suttor and Jeff Younis; Video Referees – Steve Chiddy and Ben Galea.

Televised: Channel Nine – Delayed 4pm.

The Way We See It: We really don't know what to make of the statistics as so many key players are out of one side. What we do know is that Sunday afternoons in Canberra are much like those for the Tigers at Leichhardt Oval – you never really know what can happen; case in point, last weekend's try to Reece Robinson just 30 seconds in. In a game they could win by 20 or lose by 20, we'll take the safe bet and say a more desperate Green Machine by six points.

Source: http://www.nrl.com/raiders-v-cowboys-preview/tabid/10874/newsid/78637/default.aspx

Re: Rd 11 - Raiders v Cowboys #NRLCANNQL

Posted By: Chase94
Reply #6 May 25, 2014, 02:23:08 PM
Due to the delayed broadcast at 4pm on Channel Nine, we won't be providing our usual LIVE updates here so that everyone has a chance to either see the game at Bruce or watch it on TV. Score updates will still be available at http://raiders.net.au/news and via our social media feeds. If you plan on watching the delayed broadcast on Nine at 4pm, we suggest you do NOT use the internet at all from 3pm onwards to avoid spoilers. Join us here again next week for LIVE updates of the Raiders vs Roosters Holden Cup and NRL matches.

Re: Rd 11 - Raiders v Cowboys #NRLCANNQL

Posted By: Chase94
Reply #7 May 25, 2014, 02:25:35 PM
Full time in the Holden Cup at Bruce Stadium. The Raiders have been defeated by the Cowboys 44-30.

Re: Rd 11 - Raiders v Cowboys #NRLCANNQL

Posted By: Chase94
Reply #8 May 25, 2014, 08:55:00 PM
Raiders defeat Cowboys 42-12 in the NRL and get their season back on track. Well done boys! Great to see Cornish get a run and play so well while he was out there.


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