Canberra Raiders V Cronulla Sharks
Sun, March 13 2011, 2:00PM @ Canberra Stadium
LIVE on Fox Sports
LIVE on 666 ABC CanberraPreview podcast: Raidercast - "The Start of Something Big"Raiders squad:
Josh Dugan, Blake Ferguson, Jarrod Croker, Joel Thompson, Daniel Vidot, Josh McCrone, Matt Orford, Tom Learoyd-Lahrs, Alan Tongue (capt), Dave Shillington, Joe Picker, Bronson Harrison, Shaun Fensom. Interchange: Glen Buttriss, Trevor Thurling, Dane Tilse, Brett White, Danny Galea, Josh Miller (two to be omitted).Preview:
It all starts again the Sunday for the Canberra Raiders when they face the Cronulla Sharks at Canberra Stadium.
The Sharks have won 7 out of their last 10 matches against the Green Machine and will be looking to increase that stat with an upset victory this Sunday.
I'm really looking forward to the battle of the forwards in this one, as both sides have some real representative grunt up front.
On paper the Raiders should easily win this one, but it is never as easy as it looks. The Sharks are a gritty side that love to grind out a win in a close match, and they have a good record in Canberra, so the Raiders will have to be ready to play.
If the Canberra side can get out to a lead of 12 of more I think it will be too much for the relatively week attack of the Sharks to catch up. Despite that, I'm tipping a close game as both sides look to find their way into the season.Rick's Tip:
Raiders to win 22-18
Blake Ferguson to grab our first try against his former club.Source: raiders.net.au - The Unofficial Canberra Raiders Website