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Rd 10 LIVE - Raiders v Panthers #NRLCANPEN

Posted By: Archie
May 13, 2014, 02:58:22 PM

Canberra Raiders vs Penrith Panthers
Round 10 - Sunday 18th May 2014
GIO Stadium, Bruce ACT
NYC: 11:45am AEST - Fox Sports
NRL: 2pm AEST - Fox Sports
Tickets: Ticketek

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Re: Round 10 LIVE - Raiders vs Panthers @ Bruce Stadium #NRLCANPEN

Posted By: Archie
Reply #1 May 13, 2014, 04:24:57 PM

NRL Team Announcement: Raiders v Panthers

The Canberra Raiders have made a number of changes to their team for Sunday’s match against the Penrith Panthers at GIO Stadium.

Mosese Pangai is set to make his Raiders debut after being named on the wing for the Raiders in place of Bill Tupou, while Jack Wighton has been shifted to the right centre position for Matt Allwood.

Terry Campese has moved from halfback to five-eighth, with Josh McCrone set to start for the Raiders at halfback.

Jarrad Kennedy returns to the Raiders team in the second row, with Josh Papalii and David Shillington also returning to the Raiders starting side.

This sees Dane Tilse, Joel Edwards and Paul Vaughan all moved back to the Raiders interchange bench.

Raiders Coach Ricky Stuart has named an extended bench for the match, with Mitch Cornish, Shannon Boyd, Kyle O’Donnell and Sami Sauiluma all named in the 21 man squad.


1.       Anthony Milford

2.       Reece Robinson

3.       Jarrod Croker

4.       Jack Wighton

5.       Mosese Pangai

6.       Terry Campese (C)

7.       Josh McCrone

8.       David Shillington

9.       Glen Buttriss

10.   Brett White

11.   Josh Papalii

12.   Jarrad Kennedy

13.   Shaun Fensom

14.   Matt McIlwrick

15.   Joel Edwards

16.   Paul Vaughan

17.   Dane Tilse

18.   Mitch Cornish

19.   Shannon Boyd

20.   Kyle O’Donnell

21.   Sami Sauiluma


Edrick Lee (Foot) -Season 

Jeff Lynch (Knee) – Season

Source: Raiders Press Release

Re: Round 10 LIVE - Raiders vs Panthers @ Bruce Stadium #NRLCANPEN

Posted By: Archie
Reply #2 May 13, 2014, 04:28:51 PM

NYC Team Announcement: Raiders v Panthers

Raiders NYC Coach Mick Mantelli has made a number of changes to his side for the Round 10 clash with the Penrith Panthers on Sunday at GIO Stadium Canberra.

Mantelli was bitterly disappointed with the team following their 54-0 drubbing at the hands of the New Zealand Warriors and has given a number of players from the Raiders SG Ball side an opportunity this week.

From the SG Ball side which progressed through to the semi-finals earlier this year, winger Thomas Cronan, centre Cleveland McGhie and five-eighth Lachlan Lewis have been selected in the starting side whilst Lachlan Croker, Jack Williams and Ben Maguire have been named on an extended bench

In other team changes, former Queensland Under 15s hooker Dylan McGrath gets his chance at hooker in place of Trent Schubach whilst Andrew Heffernan is out with a knee injury resulting in Matthew Frawley shifting from five-eighth to halfback.

Frawley will also Captain the side in the absence of Luke Bateman who joins Brenko Lee in playing for Souths Logan Magpies in the Intrust Super Cup this weekend.

Bateman's absence results in Jamal Nchouki being elevated into the starting side at lock.


1.      Ricky Garard

2.      Thomas Cronan

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.   Patrick Mago

12.   Scott Doyle

13.   Jamal Nchouki


14.   Lachlan Croker

15.   Thoren Fidow-Kele

16.   Tevita Pangai Junior

17.   Jared McIlwrick

18.   Mitchell Shaw

19.   Jack Williams

20.   Ben Maguire

21.   Jules Webley

Source: Raiders Press Release

Re: Round 10 LIVE - Raiders vs Panthers @ Bruce Stadium #NRLCANPEN

Posted By: Archie
Reply #3 May 13, 2014, 04:32:36 PM

There aren’t too many changes to [the Panthers] Under 20’s side this week, with the exception of Peter Tia Tia who comes into the starting second row after helping the Panthers SG Ball team to a Grand Final berth last weekend.

1.Logan GEYER

2.Joshua JAY

3.Brent NADEN

4.Solofa SILIPA

5.Eddie AIONO




9.Sione KATOA

10.Atonio PELESASA

11.Peter TIA TIA

12.Dave COWHAN

13.Brendan ATTWOOD

INTERCHANGE: 14. Josh TANGITAU, 15. Myles TAUELI, 16. Jordan HALL, 17. Elkander FAIROUZ, 18. Jahnayah FREEMAN

Source: http://www.penrithpanthers.com.au/news/2014/05/13/round_10_v_raiders.html

Re: Round 10 LIVE - Raiders vs Panthers @ Bruce Stadium #NRLCANPEN

Posted By: Archie
Reply #4 May 13, 2014, 04:37:06 PM

There are a few changes to Ivan Cleary’s team this week thanks to a couple of injuries [the Panthers have] picked up in recent weeks.

James Segeyaro will start as hooker with Kevin Kingston ruled out for another week with a foot problem, Nigel Plum will sit this one out too after being concussed in the game against Newcastle, and Elijah Taylor still has a few weeks left until he’s fit.

The good news is Tim Grant is back after recovering from a calf strain, with Jeremy Latimore, Matt Robinson and Isaah Yeo rounding out the bench.



3.Dean WHARE

4.Jamal IDRIS


6.Jamie SOWARD

7.Peter WALLACE (C)



10.Brent KITE

11.Sika MANU

12.Tyrone PEACHEY

13.Adam DOCKER

INTERCHANGE: 14. Matt ROBINSON, 15. Jeremy LATIMORE, 16. Isaah YEO, 17. Tim GRANT

Source: http://www.penrithpanthers.com.au/news/2014/05/13/round_10_v_raiders.html

Re: Rd 10 LIVE - Raiders v Panthers #NRLCANPEN

Posted By: Archie
Reply #5 May 14, 2014, 09:27:40 PM
At sixes and sevens over their halves, Canberra assistant coach Dean Pay admits dumped five-eighth Jack Wighton is still considered the Raiders' solution at pivot.

Pay said the whole squad should be "on their toes" when Raiders coach Ricky Stuart cut down a 21-strong squad named for Sunday's NRL home clash with Penrith.

But Pay claimed Wighton was still rated as a five-eighth despite being relegated to the centres after a failed nine-game halves experiment with skipper Terry Campese.

Josh McCrone moves from hooker to halfback with an out-of-sorts Campese swapping the No.7 jersey for No.6 against the Panthers following back-to-back NRL hidings that prompted speculation over Stuart's future.

"I think the whole squad is on their toes at the moment. After the last couple of weeks so they should be," Pay said.

"We have had some changes this week and it was due."

Stuart dumped three players and made several positional changes but the jury was out on who would don Canberra colours with the likes of exciting halfback Mitch Cornish named on an extended bench.

"We are still in the process of making a final decision on who will actually play," Pay said.

However, Pay said one of the few certainties was Wighton playing in the centres against Penrith but could not rule out a halves return for the playmaker.

"He will stay there (in the centres). Hopefully he will give us some more strike on that edge," he said.

"He's happy to go back out there.

"(But) we still think he is a six. He just needs a little bit more confidence back."

Asked if Wighton's switch to the centres was a long term move, Pay said: "It will pan out after this week.

"We won't say he won't move back there.

"We just need some confidence back and we will go from there."

Players came out in support of Stuart on Monday after Canberra (3-6 record) conceded 108 points including 18 tries and missed 59 tackles in their last two matches.

Their woeful season start was compounded by rising superstar Anthony Milford confirming he would honour a two-year deal with Brisbane from 2015.

More: http://wwos.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=8844857

Re: Rd 10 LIVE - Raiders v Panthers #NRLCANPEN

Posted By: Archie
Reply #6 May 15, 2014, 12:06:43 AM

NRL Preview: Raiders v Panthers
GIO Stadium
Sunday, 2pm

Season 2014 has been somewhat of a mixed affair for the both the Raiders and Panthers ahead of their Round 10 showdown in the nation’s capital.

The Raiders have been sent reeling over the past two rounds, conceding a combined 108 points to the Sea Eagles and Warriors on the road. But it wasn’t too long ago that the Green Machine were taking points off genuine title contenders in the Rabbitohs and Storm.

Conversely, the Panthers are a hard side to gauge. They’ve done well to defeat the Bulldogs and Titans at home, and push Melbourne all the way at AAMI Park, but have dropped points to the Eels and Sharks – two sides they match up favourably against.

After nine rounds, the ladder is beginning to sort itself out, with Penrith sitting in sixth spot on a respectable 10 competitions points. Meanwhile, the Raiders find themselves in 14th with just three wins, further highlighting the need for a favourable outcome on Sunday afternoon.

Understandably, Ricky Stuart has swung the axe and made some significant changes to his side. Mosese Pangai will make his Raiders debut on the wing after Bill Tupou was dropped, while Jack Wighton will move back into the centres for Matt Allwood. Captain Terry Campese will return to five-eighth for Wighton, while Josh McCrone will play halfback. Jarrad Kennedy will start in the second row, with Kangaroos Josh Papalii and David Shillington also returning to the starting pack. Dane Tilse, Joel Edwards and Paul Vaughan have moved to the bench.

Coach Ricky Stuart has named a massive eight-man bench with any of Shannon Boyd, Kyle O'Donnell, Sami Saulima and young halfback Mitch Cornish a chance of coming into the 17 on game day.

For the Panthers, James Segeyaro will start at hooker for a second week thanks to Kevin Kingston’s niggling foot injury. Nigel Plum is out due to concussion, while prop Tim Grant has been brought into the side on the bench.

Watch Out Raiders: The Panthers have both incredible talent and depth out wide. Josh Mansour ran for a lazy 249 metres, and made 13 – yes, 13 – tackle breaks last weekend. David Simmons is no slouch either, with 123 run metres and two tries in the win over the Knights.

We all know the importance of wingers in the modern game, and Canberra will certainly look to limit the impact of both these men at either end of the field. They’ll also demand more of their own outside men, with the Raiders recording the lowest average kick-return metres (79.2) of any side in the competition.

Watch Out Panthers: While it was confirmed earlier in the week that 2014 would be his final season in the nation’s capital, Anthony Milford will be keen to impress. Despite the heavy loss to the Warriors, the livewire fullback still managed a game-high 20 runs, 194m, and six tackle breaks.

With his future sorted, expect a big response from the future Origin star. Those dancing feet don’t just look impressive – they’re dangerous.

Plays To Watch: Jamie Soward has been firing in his first year at the foot of the mountains. His precision kicking and passing has at times been exceptional during the early stages of this season. Look for Mansour to be the beneficiary of some exceptional service from his five-eighth.

For the Raiders, Shaun Fensom is one to keep an eye on. His efforts in defence are well-documented, but his work with ball in hand often goes largely unnoticed. Fensom’s offloads and ability to create second-phase play are crucial for the Raiders each week. If you watch him long enough, you’ll soon realise why many have called for his inclusion in rep sides each year.

Where It Will Be Won: Defence. The Raiders have been leaking points, particularly down their left edge. They have the dubious honour of conceding the most line breaks (51) and points (258) thus far in 2014. At home, it’s up to Ricky Stuart’s side to turn in a defensive performance both they and their fans can be proud of, first and foremost. Defensively, the Panthers have made huge strides, having hardly been blown out of the water at any point this season.

The History: Played 65; Panthers 32, Raiders 32, drawn 1. The Panthers have a good recent record over Canberra, winning six of their last 10 fixtures. It’s unlikely we’ll see a repeat of 2008 (Round 22), where the Raiders handed Penrith a 74-12 drubbing at this very venue. Both sides last met in Round 5, with young gun Dallin Watene-Zelezniak claiming a double to help Penrith to a 12-6 victory on a dreary evening at Sportingbet Stadium.

Match Officials: Referees – Gavin Badger and Grant Atkins; Touch Judges – Dan Eastwood and Peter Gough; Video Referees – Bernard Sutton and Ben Galea.

Televised: Fox Sports, Live 2pm (AEST).

The Way We See It: This is a crucial game for the home side. Of course they’ll be gunning for the win, but above all else, a good performance is a must as they look to steady the ship. All signs point towards a Penrith win, but it might be closer than you think. Panthers 1-12.

Source: http://www.nrl.com/raiders-v-panthers-preview/tabid/10874/newsid/78401/default.aspx

Re: Rd 10 LIVE - Raiders v Panthers #NRLCANPEN

Posted By: Chase94
Reply #7 May 18, 2014, 11:28:45 AM
15 mins until #Holdencup kick off between the mighty Raiders and the Panthers at GIO Stadium. Let's do it Green Machine!

Re: Rd 10 LIVE - Raiders v Panthers #NRLCANPEN

Posted By: Chase94
Reply #8 May 18, 2014, 11:45:24 AM
All set for kick off between the Raiders and Panthers in the Holden Cup. Both sides lost last week and will be looking to bounce back so this should be great game! Raiders kick off and it's game on!

Re: Rd 10 LIVE - Raiders v Panthers #NRLCANPEN

Posted By: Chase94
Reply #9 May 18, 2014, 11:51:14 AM
Still nil all after 5 mins. Raiders have showed some solid defence to hold the Panthers out a couple of times.

Re: Rd 10 LIVE - Raiders v Panthers #NRLCANPEN

Posted By: Chase94
Reply #10 May 18, 2014, 11:57:17 AM
Still nil all after 11 mins. Raiders continue to defend well but haven't had much ball to attack with yet.

Re: Rd 10 LIVE - Raiders v Panthers #NRLCANPEN

Posted By: Chase94
Reply #11 May 18, 2014, 11:59:37 AM
Panthers challenge a lost ball call against them while attempting to score. No try ruling stands. More great defence from Raiders.

Re: Rd 10 LIVE - Raiders v Panthers #NRLCANPEN

Posted By: Chase94
Reply #12 May 18, 2014, 12:02:15 PM
Raiders score first!! Hurst swoops on a perfect grubber from Frawley and plants the ball down in the corner close to the dead ball line. Mago lines up the conversion from the sideline and just misses. Raiders lead 4-0 after 16 mins.

Re: Rd 10 LIVE - Raiders v Panthers #NRLCANPEN

Posted By: Chase94
Reply #13 May 18, 2014, 12:10:48 PM
Raiders score again! Lewis gives a great cut out pass to McGhie who goes straight in the gap to score. Mago converts. Raiders 10-0 after 24 mins.

Re: Rd 10 LIVE - Raiders v Panthers #NRLCANPEN

Posted By: Chase94
Reply #14 May 18, 2014, 12:15:31 PM
Raiders are in again! L Croker gets over on debut after the Panthers failed to clean up a high bomb. Mago converts. Raiders 16-0 after 29 mins.


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