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Rd 15 LIVE - Raiders v Bulldogs #NRLCANCBY
« on: June 20, 2014, 03:19:17 PM »


Canberra Raiders vs Canterbury Bulldogs
Round 15 - Friday 20th June 2014
GIO Stadium, Bruce ACT
NYC: 5:30pm AEST
NRL: 7:30pm AEST - LIVE on Nine
Tickets: Ticketek

Team Lists
NRL: Raiders - Bulldogs

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« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2014, 03:23:34 PM »


Injury and suspension has forced the Raiders to make a reshuffle to their team to take on the Bulldogs on Friday night at GIO Stadium, with Josh Papalii (ankle) and Paul Vaughan (suspended) unavailable for the Green Machine.

Papalii is set to return for the Raiders in round 17-18, while Vaughan will miss just the one match after taking the early guilty plea for a dangerous contact charge in round 13.

The changes see Jake Foster named in the starting second row for the Raiders, with Kyle O’Donnell included on the bench.

The Raiders other change comes in the backline with Matt Allwood replacing Reece Robinson on the wing.

NRL: CANBERRA RAIDERS V CANTERBURY BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS
FRIDAY JUNE 20, 7.45PM, GIO STADIUM

1.       Anthony Milford

2.       Matt Allwood

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.   Jake Foster

12.   Jarrad Kennedy

13.   Shaun Fensom

14.   Mitch Cornish

15.   Kyle O’Donnell

16.   Dane Tilse

17.   Shannon Boyd

INJURIES

Josh Papalii (Ankle) Rd 17-18

Joel Edwards (Cheekbone) Rd 16-18

Tom Learoyd-Lahrs (Knee) Rd 17-21

Edrick Lee (Foot) Season 

Jeff Lynch (Knee) Season

Source: Raiders Press Release

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« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2014, 03:29:39 PM »


Bulldogs: Mitch Brown, Corey Thompson, Krisnan Inu, Timoteo Lafai, Drury Low, Josh Reynolds, Trent Hodkinson, Sam Kasiano, Michael Ennis, James Graham, Josh Jackson, Tony Williams, Greg Eastwood. Interchange: Dale Finucane, Tim Browne, Pat O’Hanlon, Reni Maitua, Lloyd Perrett

Update: NSW Blues halfback Trent Hodkinson is set to miss the game with a corked thigh, while Josh Reynolds is set to play. Workhorse prop Aidan Tolman remains on the sidelines with a hamstring injury.

Source: http://www.nrl.com/late-mail-round-15/tabid/10874/newsid/79556/default.aspx

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« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2014, 03:33:09 PM »
LATE MAIL: Raiders v Bulldogs

Raiders: Joel Edwards is a chance of making an early return from a fractured cheekbone. The Raiders have no other injury concerns for the 17 selected on Tuesday.

Bulldogs: NSW Blues halfback Trent Hodkinson is set to miss the game with a corked thigh, while Josh Reynolds is set to play. Workhorse prop Aidan Tolman remains on the sidelines with a hamstring injury.

Source: http://www.nrl.com/late-mail-round-15/tabid/10874/newsid/79556/default.aspx

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« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2014, 03:41:52 PM »


Raiders v Bulldogs Preview
GIO Stadium
Friday, 7.45pm (AEST)

We've all become accustomed to the rather unique ways rival coaches Des Hasler and Ricky Stuart express themselves in front of the cameras. Sometimes it translates to great television. Other times, not so much.

So, given their respective teams are in various stages of rugby league freefall – with one of them just about hitting rock bottom – we leave it to one man who can relate, and can also musically elucidate, some common feelings.
 
In Tom Petty's song fittingly titled 'Free-falling', he writes:
"I wanna free fall out into nothin', I'm gonna leave this world for a little while..."

In Canberra's case, they've been away for the best part of the past two months. Their 28-4 stinker against Brisbane two Mondays ago was their fifth defeat from their past six, leaving them two spots from the bottom of the NRL pit. If they don't come back from wherever the heck they are soon, then they might as well stay there until November.

The Bulldogs are actually nowhere near those haunted gallows. But their current seat in the middle of the table certainly isn't as nice as the penthouse view they enjoyed a fortnight ago. Flying high on the back of a seven-game winning streak earlier this year, the 'Berries are now left searching for their bearings after three straight defeats, including the 22-12 blanks they shot at Parramatta last Sunday.

Granted, two of those losses were without their Origin heroes but this is what the representative period can do to you – whether it's fair or not, early season success has its price in the NRL and Hasler is finding out the hard way.
 
The wily mentor will also have to make do without reliable fullback Sam Perrett (knee) this week, his shoes to be filled by Mitch Brown with winger Drury Low named to make his second appearance of the year. Rookie pit bull David Klemmer (ankle) also faces a decent stint on the sideline, although Blues pair Josh Reynolds and Trent Hodkinson are named to back up from Origin II.
 
For Stuart, injuries and suspensions to Josh Papalii and Paul Vaughan respectively has him reaching into his depth bank and calling on youngsters Jake Foster and Jake Kennedy. Another couple of hotshots in Kyle O'Donnell and Shannon Boyd take their spots on the bench.
 
Watch Out Raiders: The Bulldogs don't miss. Their 22.8 missed tackles per game are the third fewest in the competition. Compare that to the 29.0 attempts the Green Machine miss every week, and it's almost seven potential line breaks in the making. On that particular count it's fairly even at three apiece, but it's best that you sort out your stuff this week, or someone like Sam Kasiano and the four offloads he had in 35 minutes last Sunday could hurt you. Badly.
 
Watch Out Bulldogs: Sami-trailer he may yet be, but Sami Sauiluma's 148 metres against the Broncos was his fourth straight game cracking the century mark. This time, he did it with a season-high 94 of them from dummy-half. The left flank has been a constant source of all things nasty for Stuart all season (to be fair, most things have), but there's hope at the end of the tunnel in this one.

Plays To Watch: Reni Maitua's insertion in the second half against the Eels last week was a godsend. In just his second game of the season, the 2004 premiership winner brought instant life to what was until then a dull Bulldogs attack. His hard, direct running put the Parramatta defence on the back foot straightaway and while it didn't eventuate in the two points, it gives Hasler a sparkplug, or at the very least an option, on a bench that has been missing over the past few weeks.
 
In contrast, promising playmaker Mitch Cornish hasn't set the world on fire since making his debut in Round 11, but it's not difficult to see why Stuart has kept with him. The young fella passed the kids test with a stellar -20s CV and if you take away the fact that he's trying too hard playing catch-up football by the 50th-minute mark, then you'll see that the Future of Canberra has some football in him.
 
Where It Will Be Won: Not a scoop, but the Bulldogs have the best forward pack in the competition. That's a title backed up by their league-high 1635 metres per game. But what you may not know is that the once mighty Raiders big men are averaging a league-low 1382 metres per game. That's a difference of three NRL fields, making it so blatantly obvious that if the Canberra's big boys don't aim up against the Dogs of War this week, then it'll be a horrible case of who let the dogs out in the nation's capital.
 
What Are The Odds: Sportsbet.com.au reports three times the amount of money on the Dogs and more than twice the number of bets on them as well. Bulldogs in from $1.63 to $1.58, Canberra out from $2.30 to $2.40, so plenty of support for the visitors.
 
The History: Played 63; Canberra 26, Canterbury-Bankstown 36, drawn 1. The Raiders have won three of their past five, but lost their only clash last year 28-18 on their own ground. The past three winners have scored at least 28 points, but more interestingly, the two sides have faced off just twice in two years – and both games decided by halftime.
 
Match Officials: Referees – Ashley Klein and Alan Shortall; Sideline Officials – Jason Walsh and Chris Sutton; Video referees – Luke Phillips and Henry Perenara.

Televised: Channel Nine – Live 7.45pm (AEST).

The Way We See It: We wave our right to reserve judgment until after Origin II on Wednesday. If the Blues win, we call a Bulldogs victory. However if the Blues falter, we don't see Reynolds and Hodkinson being relieved of their numbing pain in the cold confines of Canberra.

Source: http://www.nrl.com/raiders-v-bulldogs-preview/tabid/10874/newsid/79499/default.aspx

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« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2014, 07:09:45 PM »
Big late changes to Raiders team for Dogs match

The Raiders will have another NRL debutant for tonights match, with Brenko Lee set to take his place in the side on the wing, with Sami Sauiluma ruled out with an eye injury.

Joel Edwards also returns from a cheekbone injury and will start the game, with Jake Foster dropping out of the 17 to become 18th man.

Reece Robinson will start the game at fullback after initially not being named for the team at the start of the week, with Anthony Milford starting from the interchange bench.

Mitch Cornish drops out of the final 17.

Source: raiders.com.au

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« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2014, 07:54:25 PM »
Both the Raiders and Dogs are out on the field at Bruce and are ready to go! Raiders kick off and it's game on in Canberra! Go mighty Green Machine!!

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« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2014, 08:03:14 PM »
Raiders score first! Croker busts through a a tackle then barges his way over the line to get the try. Great pass from Campo in the lead up too. Jarrod attempts to convert and is successful. Great kick! Raiders 6-0 after 7 mins.

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« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2014, 08:13:36 PM »
Video ref Dogs, ref thinks try, checking obstruction. Former Raider Drury Low goes over in the corner but it looks like Raiders defenders have been impeded. Try is awarded however. Hodkinson who was a late inclusion attempts to convers but misses. Raiders 6-4 after 16 mins.

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« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2014, 08:22:11 PM »
Raiders get a penalty close to the Dogs line and elect to take the two. Croker lines it up and gets it. Raiders 8-4 after 25 mins.

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« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2014, 08:32:33 PM »
Dogs score. Thompson receives the ball after a string of passes and just manages to get the ball down before Allwood could take him out. Hodkinson takes the conversion from the sideline and gets it. Dogs 10-8 after 35 mins.

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« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2014, 08:38:31 PM »
Video ref Dogs, ref thinks try. Drury Low flies into the corner and smashes into a camera man after putting the ball down. Try awarded. Hodkinson misses the conversion. Dogs 14-8 after 38.

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« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2014, 08:40:22 PM »
Half time. Dogs lead Raiders 14-8. Has been a good game by both sides so far.

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« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2014, 08:54:19 PM »
Dogs kick off and start the second half in Canberra. Canterbury lead the Raiders 14-8.

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« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2014, 09:00:41 PM »
Campo off with a knee issue but he walked off. Milford on into the halves.