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Title: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: RNA on July 09, 2013, 05:28:41 PM
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Canberra Raiders V Parramatta Eels
Round 19 - Saturday July 20th 2013
Canberra Stadium, Bruce ACT
NYC: 3:00pm AEST - LIVE on Fox Sports 1
NRL: 5:30pm AEST - LIVE on Fox Sports 1
Tickets: Ticketek - Raiders V Eels (http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/Show.aspx?sh=RAI1913#.US7sqzARqAg)
Live Updates: Raiders LIVE Match Centre (http://raiders.net.au/gameday/)

Tuesday Team Lists

NRL:
Raiders Rd19 Team (http://forums.raiders.net.au/canberra-raiders-nrl-team-news/raiders-unchanged-for-eels/)
Eels Rd19 Team (http://forums.raiders.net.au/canberra-raiders-nrl-team-news/nrl-team-list-eels-team-for-trip-to-canberra/)

Holden Cup:
Raiders Rd19 u20s Team (http://forums.raiders.net.au/canberra-raiders-nyc-team-news/nyc-team-list-1st-placed-raiders-holden-cup-team-to-take-on-eels/)
Eels Rd19 u20s Team (http://forums.raiders.net.au/canberra-raiders-nyc-team-news/nyc-team-list-eels-holden-cup-team-to-face-raiders/)


Mounties V Newcastle
Round 19 - Saturday July 20th 2013
Canberra Stadium, Bruce ACT
NSW Cup: 1:00pm AEST - LIVE on Fox Sports
Team List: Mounties Rd19 Team (http://forums.raiders.net.au/mounties-rlfc-news/nsw-cup-team-list-mounties-team-to-take-on-knights-in-canberra/)
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: RNA on July 10, 2013, 05:51:42 PM
White eyes a return against Eels

Canberra Raiders prop Brett White has declared himself a certainty to return for next week's clash with Parramatta in a boost to the injury-plagued club.

White has missed the past two matches with a small eye-socket fracture, but has no doubt he will be fine to line up against the struggling Eels at home after this week's bye.

With fellow props Tom Learoyd-Lahrs and Mark Nicholls sidelined long term, White's availability is timely as the 10th-placed Raiders look to leap into the eight.

Canberra (8-8) kept its finals hopes alive with a 26-18 win over North Queensland on Sunday, and faces bottom-two sides Parramatta and St George Illawarra in its next two matches.

Read more: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/white-eyes-a-return-against-eels-20130709-2poj8.html#ixzz2YcvPQ1AC
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: RNA on July 12, 2013, 09:21:03 PM
Raiders’ fans to get bang for their buck next Saturday

Raiders’ fans will be treated to three games of rugby league next Saturday with all three grades – NRL, NSW Cup and the NYC – playing at Canberra Stadium on Saturday the 20th of July.

Gates Open:

At 12:45pm.

NSW Cup:

Mounties will take on the Newcastle Knights in the NSW Cup. Kick-off is at 1:00pm.

NYC:

The Raiders under 20s side will take on the Parramatta Eels in the NYC. Kick-off is at 3:15pm.

NRL:

The Raiders will also take on the Parramatta Eels in the NRL. Kick-off for the main game is at 5:30pm.

Read more: http://www.raiders.com.au/news-display/raiders/79341
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: RNA on July 15, 2013, 06:34:42 PM
"We can’t afford to drop any games” - McCrone

With the Raiders sitting just outside the top eight and one of six teams locked on 20 competition points, Josh McCrone believes that each remaining game this year is of vital importance for Canberra’s semi-final aspirations.

Of the eight games left for the year, the 10th placed Raiders have a particularly tough run.

They face both of last year’s Grand Finalists, the Storm and the Bulldogs, as well as two of the form sides in the competition, the Roosters and the Sharks.

“We’re not in the top eight at the moment so we cannot afford to drop any games,” McCrone said.

Read more: http://www.raiders.com.au/news-display/raiders/79429
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: RNA on July 15, 2013, 06:42:57 PM
Push to get Ferguson back on the pitch

CANBERRA will apply heat on the NRL to allow Blake Ferguson to return next weekend, insisting playing football is crucial for his rehabilitation.

Coach David Furner has also moved to quash claims Ferguson's inclusion could cause a rift, denying reports some senior players felt he had been dealt with leniently in the past.

The Raiders, in consultation with the NRL's integrity unit, suspended Ferguson, pictured, for a minimum of four weeks after he was charged with indecent assault before Origin II.

That ban expires after he answers the charges in a Sydney court on Tuesday, and should he be acquitted or the case adjourned, it is believed the Raiders will push for his reinstatement against Parramatta on Saturday at Canberra Stadium.

Read more: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/push-to-get-ferguson-back-on-the-pitch-20130713-2px7m.html#ixzz2Z6N3Xn9f
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: RNA on July 15, 2013, 06:50:22 PM
NRL denies hypocrisy on Ferguson

The NRL has denied accusations of double standards, insisting the indecent assault charges laid against Canberra's Blake Ferguson will play no part in when they deem him fit to return to football.

The wayward centre appears to have no chance of playing against Parramatta on Saturday as the NRL insists he complete the final stages of a four-week alcohol rehabilitation program.

It is understood the Raiders will lobby the NRL heavily to have him return after his first day in court on Tuesday, the day his four-week suspension expires. However, the NRL will play hardball and block his return in a move that is likely to infuriate Raiders officials.

Canberra remains unhappy that Manly's David Williams is able to continue playing before he answers affray and offensive behaviour charges in August.

But NRL chief operating officer Jim Doyle said Ferguson was yet to complete his rehabilitation and wouldn't be considered for selection until he had done so.

Read more: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/nrl-denies-hypocrisy-on-ferguson-20130714-2pyey.html#ixzz2Z6O1BaTB
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: RNA on July 15, 2013, 07:19:41 PM
Playing surface will cope with heavy schedule: Guthrie

Territory Venues general manager Neale Guthrie has guaranteed Canberra Stadium will be in ''first-class'' shape for the ACT Brumbies' first Super Rugby final in almost a decade on Sunday.

The Bruce ground will host three rugby league matches, including the Canberra Raiders' NRL clash with Parramatta, the day before.

The venue will also host the Raiders' under-20s game, as well as a NSW Cup Mounties fixture as curtain-raisers. Rain has been forecast for this week, but Guthrie is confident there will be no dramas with the surface.

Read more: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/rugby-union/union-news/playing-surface-will-cope-with-heavy-schedule-guthrie-20130714-2py7x.html#ixzz2Z6W5WG77
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: RNA on July 15, 2013, 07:21:04 PM
NRL to block Blake Ferguson's return for the Canberra Raiders

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THE NRL is set to block Canberra's attempt to have Blake Ferguson's suspension lifted once the NSW Origin winger appears in Waverley court on a charge of indecent assault on Tuesday.

The Raiders intended to lobby the NRL to re-instate Ferguson after his initial day in court, reasoning the charge was expected to be adjourned to a hearing at a later date.

But the NRL maintains Ferguson's suspension stands with the Raiders flyer still in the process of completing the alcohol management program he was ordered to undergo.

Ferguson was stood down after being charged with indecently assaulting a female patron at Cronulla's 2230 bar on June 18, with the NRL pledging to review the situation after four weeks.

On Tuesday, the four-week deadline arrives. The Raiders initially hoped Ferguson would be re-instated for Saturday's match against Parramatta in Canberra but the NRL has torpedoed the move.

"Our primary concern is the welfare of the player," NRL chief operating officer Jim Doyle said. "The initial release talked of Blake entering a four-week program before the NRL would look at him being allowed to return.

"The program was agreed with the Raiders and independent experts. There was some delay in terms of Blake's involvement in that program and for his own sake we need to see him successfully complete those steps before he can return.

"This is not about a time period, it is about ensuring the player's welfare is being properly addressed and it would take compelling evidence for the matter to be revisited."

The Sunday Telegraph can confirm the issue of Ferguson's place at the Raiders has divided the playing ranks, with some players pushing for Canberra to tear up his contract.

A number of senior figures at the Green Machine remain furious at the way the troubled centre has dragged the club's name through the mud and have expressed this view to coach David Furner.

"I can understand some players being filthy at the way Fergo has brought the club into disrepute and our board has always been very strong on off-field standards," Furner said.

"But ultimately, the decision will not be solely up to me, nor the senior players or the board.

"In the end we'll make a decision based on what's best for the club and what's best for Fergo. Not everyone will agree and I know that. I know some people are frustrated."

In the past six months he had two off-field strikes next to his name and had been fined $10,000 by the Raiders.

Source: http://www.foxsports.com.au/league/nrl-premiership/nrl-to-block-blake-fergusons-return-for-the-canberra-raiders/story-fn2mcuj6-1226678959401#.UeO8a6xc3Fw
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: RNA on July 16, 2013, 01:36:18 AM
Raiders won't rush Wighton

Blake Ferguson is due in court on Tuesday, but it won’t stop the Canberra Raiders from adopting a cautious approach with injured understudy Jack Wighton after ruling him out of Saturday’s clash with Parramatta.

Wighton has ably filled Ferguson’s shoes at centre, but he is still nursing an adductor injury he suffered against South Sydney three weeks ago.

The Raiders won’t rush his return to prevent any chance of the 20-year-old developing into the debilitating osteitis pubis.

Fairfax Media understands he is also unlikely to play against St George Illawarra next week, a blow to a Raiders side whose outside back depth is at breaking point.

Read more: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/rugby-league/raiders-wont-rush-wighton-20130715-2q08d.html#ixzz2Z82kez6C
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: GB7600 on July 16, 2013, 02:19:02 PM
Christmas in July at Canberra Stadium this Saturday with the Lady Raiders

This Saturday, the ‘Lady Raiders’ will be celebrating Christmas in July by collecting wrapped presents and canned food at Canberra Stadium to donate to St John’s Care.
 
St John’s Care operates a range of programs to assist and support people in need in the Canberra region, including emergency relief, crisis support, food, clothing and material assistance, counselling referrals, support groups for bereaved and separated people, marriage education courses and a toy repair workshop.
 
Unlike large national charities, St John’s Care receives no ACT government support so every donation at Canberra Stadium this Saturday will be extremely beneficial to their respectable cause.
 
The Lady Raiders will be set up outside the western ticket entry from the time gates open at 12:45pm.
 
The Lady Raiders are a group assembled by Kellie Furner, wife of Coach David Furner, and compromising of grandmothers, mothers, sisters, daughters, wives and partners of the Canberra Raiders.
 
Their aim is to enrich the ACT community and have previously won the largest community group award at the Mother’s Day Classic earlier this year where they raised vital funds for breast cancer research.
“We as a group are looking to stick together to try and raise the profile of the mothers, partners, sisters and daughters at the club so that we can better show our passion for the club and the community,” said Kellie Furner.

“We are currently looking at getting involved in more community events and initiatives so that we can continue to show our passion to enhance the community.

“Christmas in July is a terrific way for us to raise money for such a hardworking charity such as St Johns Care.”

For more information on St John’s Care please visit their website http://www.stjohnscanberra.org/

Source: Raiders Press Release
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: RNA on July 16, 2013, 04:19:18 PM
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Raiders unchanged for Eels

The Raiders have named an unchanged team for their round 19 home match against the Parramatta Eels at Canberra Stadium, with Coach David Furner naming the same side which defeated the North Queensland Cowboys 26-18 in round 17.

Fresh from a bye the Raiders will be ready to hit the ground running on Saturday afternoon in Canberra, with boom rookie Anthony Milford retaining his place at fullback for the Raiders.

The shift of Milford to fullback allows the Raiders to have some consistency in the halves, with Josh McCrone and Terry Campese remaining at halfback and five-eighth.

Queensland representative Josh Papalii has been named to start the match and will return to training later in the week after the Origin decider on Wednesday night.

Brett White will resume training this week after missing the past two matches with a fractured eye-socket, but he is only an outside chance to be a late inclusion for Saturday night.

Jack Wighton has been ruled out with a groin injury and is yet to resume any form of running.

NRL - CANBERRA RAIDERS V PARRAMATTA EELS
CANBERRA STADIUM, SATURDAY JULY 20, 5.30PM

1. Anthony Milford
2. Reece Robinson
3. Jarrod Croker
4. Joel Thompson
5. Sami Sauiluma
6. Terry Campese ©
7. Josh McCrone
8. David Shillington
9. Glen Buttriss
10. Dane Tilse
11. Josh Papalii
12. Joel Edwards
13. Shaun Fensom

14. Shaun Berrigan
15. Jarrad Kennedy
16. Sam Mataora
17. Paul Vaughan
18. Jake Foster

COACH: David Furner

INJURY WARD

Jack Wighton (Groin) Rd20-22
Sandor Earl (Elbow) Rd 23-25
Brett White (Eye Socket) Rd 19-20
Joe Picker (Elbow) Rd23-25
Tom Learoyd-Lahrs (Foot) Rd 21-22
Edrick Lee (Arm) Round 22-26
Mark Nicholls (Arm) Season
Haydon Hodge (Knee) Indefinite

Source: Raiders Press Release
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: RNA on July 16, 2013, 04:22:26 PM
Round 19: Eels NYC Holden Cup Team List

Pirtek Parramatta Eels Holden Cup coach Andrew Webster has named his side to play the Canberra Raiders this Saturday afternoon.

1. Corey Makelim
2. Vai Toutai
3. Ethan Tangira
4. John Folau
5. Takai Moeakiola ©
6. Mitchell Brasington
7. Sam Gorman
8. William Bugden
9. Luke Vescio
10. Pauli Pauli
11. Fred Junior Mauala
12. Sean Jackson
13. Joseph Ualesi

Interchange:
14. Zach Dockar-Clay
15. Tui Kamikamica
16. Jordan Grant
17. Ryan Matterson
18. Mark Daoud

Source: http://www.parraeels.com.au/news-display/Round-19-NYC-Holden-Cup-Team-List/79443
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: RNA on July 16, 2013, 04:27:06 PM
NYC - CANBERRA RAIDERS V PARRAMATTA EELS
CANBERRA STADIUM, SATURDAY JULY 20, 3.15PM

1. Jack Ahearn
2. Jonathon Reuben
3. Jack Creith
4. Andrew Heffernan
5. Eli Roberts
6. Jordan Worboys
7. Mitchell Cornish ©
8. Jeremy Cropper
9. Trent Schubach
10. Dennis Tomarchio
11. Patrick Mago
12. Tevita Pangai
13. Luke Bateman

14. Josh Mitchell
15. Josh Baker
16. Blake Seager
17. Mitchell Shaw
18. Jake Rumsby

COACH: Mick Mantelli

Source: http://www.raiders.com.au/news-display/raiders/79532
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: RNA on July 17, 2013, 12:06:44 PM
Round 19: Eels NRL Team List

Ricky Stuart has named his side to play against the Canberra Raiders this Saturday night, which is unchanged from the run-on side that took on Penrith last week.

1. Jake Mullaney
2. Semi Radradra
3. Ryan Morgan
4. Willie Tonga
5. Brayden Wiliame
6. Ben Roberts
7. Luke Kelly
8. Tim Mannah (c)
9. Matt Keating
10. Fuifui Moimoi
11. Reni Maitua
12. Daniel Harrison
13. Darcy Lussick

Interchange:
14. Kaysa Pritchard
15. Peni Terepo
16. Joseph Paulo
17. Junior Paulo

Source: http://www.parraeels.com.au/news-display/Round-19-NRL-Team-List/79440
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: RNA on July 17, 2013, 12:20:32 PM
Raiders forwards Shaun fensom and Sam Mataora speak to the media ahead of the Eels clash this weekend.

Watch video: http://www.raiders.com.au/news-display/raiders/79571
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: RNA on July 17, 2013, 12:34:49 PM
NYC Round 19 Match Preview: Raiders v Eels

The Canberra Raiders Under 20s will return to Canberra Stadium refreshed and rearing to go this weekend for their round 19 clash against Parramatta.

“Yeah, the bye weekend was good,” Raiders coach Mick Mantelli said.

“It gave the boys a chance to get over a few little niggles plus we managed to get a bit of training in.”

The junior Raiders still sit on top of the Holden Cup ladder, however, they will be desperate to register a win against Parramatta, with the second placed Panthers breathing down their necks just one competition point behind.

Read more: http://www.raiders.com.au/news-display/raiders/79577
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: RNA on July 17, 2013, 12:35:44 PM
Raiders forwards Glen Burttriss and Paul Vaughan speak to the media about the big clash against the Eels this weekend.

Watch video: http://www.raiders.com.au/news-display/raiders/79582
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: RNA on July 17, 2013, 12:38:42 PM
Canberra Raiders v Parramatta Eels on Saturday at 5:30pm at Canberra Stadium

The Raiders will look to regain their place in the top eight when they take on the Parramatta Eels at home this Saturday evening.

Canberra is currently sitting in 10th spot on the NRL ladder however as they are one of five teams locked on 20 competition points, a win in this encounter will see them force their way back into the top eight.

The Raiders are short-priced favourites to beat the 16th placed Eels however Coach David Furner and his side will not be reading into that at all. In round 15 Canberra were unanimously favoured to dispose of the Wests but the Tigers upset the Raiders 17-12.

“We’re not in the top eight at the moment so we cannot afford to drop any games,” Josh McCrone said. “We believe that we are a top eight side but we need to start showing it. With eight games left in the season the simple fact is that we just need to keep winning games.

“These are the tricky games and we’ve dropped games previously against teams that are below us on the ladder so we need to make sure that it doesn’t happen again.”

Read more: http://www.raiders.com.au/news-display/raiders/79597
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: RNA on July 17, 2013, 03:22:36 PM
Raiders at short odds to beat Eels

The Canberra Raiders will be at their shortest odds with the bookies for 14 years when they host the struggling Parramatta Eels at Canberra Stadium on Saturday night.

The Raiders are an almost unbackable $1.08 to beat the Eels, who are $8 outsiders to snap a seven-game losing streak.

Combined with the fact the Raiders have won their past 11 matches at home and it's easy to see why the Green Machine is considered a certainty to continue Parramatta's misery.

The last time the Raiders were this short was when they were $1.07 against the Balmain Tigers in a round 26 clash in 1999.

The Raiders justified the bookies' faith on that occasion with a 42-14 victory, while they were also $1.13 before beating the Bulldogs 52-34 in round 26, 2008.

Read more: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/raiders-at-short-odds-to-beat-eels-20130716-2q2n6.html#ixzz2ZHFkh000
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: RNA on July 17, 2013, 03:27:21 PM
Cold comfort for Brumbies, Raiders fans

The Brumbies and Raiders fans heading to Canberra Stadium on Saturday and Sunday are set to be greeted by the year’s coldest weekend.

The Brumbies host the capital’s first final since 2004 on Sunday, and duty forecaster Magdalena Galos-Lorenc said despite this morning’s forecast for 8 degrees, the temperature may nudge a little higher.

“The maximum temperatures for Saturday, Sunday and Monday are likely to be 9 or 10 [degrees],” she said.

“It’s looking that it will be quite cloudy on Friday and Saturday afternoon, that is why the forecast should be a little warmer [than predicted].”

The Bureau of Meteorology’s website still shows a predicted 7 degree maximum for Saturday, which if accurate would be the coldest daily peak of 2013.

The Raiders take on Parramatta on Saturday afternoon, with the temperature likely to be a couple of degrees below the day’s top by the 5.30pm kick-off.

Read more: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/environment/weather/cold-comfort-for-brumbies-raiders-fans-20130716-2q1g8.html#ixzz2ZHGa2HGp
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: RNA on July 19, 2013, 03:11:49 PM
Raiders prop Dane Tilse speaks to the media about the importance of a win against the Eels and how the Raiders can't afford to be complacent on Saturday.

Watch video: http://www.raiders.com.au/news-display/raiders/79589
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: RNA on July 19, 2013, 03:49:12 PM
Raiders V Eels Head to Head

HEAD TO HEAD: Played 47 - Raiders 23, Eels 24
LAST TIME: Round 10, 2012  Raiders 40-34[/li][/list]

MISSING IN ACTION: No fresh injury concerns for either side meaning they have stuck with the same 17 that played in their last match. Livewire Anthony Milford remains at full-back for Canberra who are unlikely to get Blake Ferguson back yet despite the pacy back pleading not guilty to indecent assault in court during the week. Still no Chris Sandow for the Eels who will spend his second week in succession out of the top squad.

FORM: The Raiders snapped a two-game losing streak in their last match with a vital win over North Queensland. After an inconsistent start to the season, David Furner's troops are now up to 10th but level on points with four other teams all the way up to sixth spot. But their points differential is the worst of all the sides chasing a top-eight berth so a big win over the tackle-shy Eels would be a huge boost.[/li][/list]

Parramatta showed a lot more fight in their clash with western Sydney rivals Penrith last weekend but it wasn't enough to get the points, going down 17-10. It's now seven losses in a row for the Blue and Golds, who endured more upheaval during the week with CEO Ken Edwards punted. They remain four points adrift of the Dragons in 15th spot and are running out of time to avoid a second consecutive wooden-spoon finish.

WE THINK: It's hard to see anything but a (massive) Canberra win here. The Eels can make all the back-room changes and personnel swaps they want but they simply aren't up to first-grade standard at present. There's talk a cold snap could see snow fall at Canberra Stadium and the reception they will get from the home side will be just as frosty with their desperate need for a win. The Raiders have won their past 12 games at home and unless there is a huge form reversal, the streak will be preserved further. Raiders by 16

Source: http://au.rd.yahoo.com/sport/rss/rugbyleague/*http%3A//au.sports.yahoo.com/league/news/article/-/18051389/preview-raiders-v-eels/
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: RNA on July 19, 2013, 04:01:09 PM
Joel Edwards chats with some passionate Raiders Members about the upcoming game against the Eels at the Huawei sponsorship announcement today.

Watch video: http://www.raiders.com.au/news-display/raiders/79805
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: RNA on July 19, 2013, 04:02:53 PM
Brett White cleared to return a chance of playing for Raiders against Parramatta tomorrow night.

Source: http://twitter.com/TimGavel/status/358018519734030338
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: RNA on July 19, 2013, 04:10:40 PM
Reminder that Mounties V Knights will be played at Canberra Stadium ahead of the Holden Cup and NRL matches between the Raiders and Eels. All three games are LIVE on Fox Sports 1 starting at 1pm.
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: RNA on July 19, 2013, 11:16:44 PM
Raiders won't be complacent: Furner

Parramatta have lost seven straight. Canberra's gunning for 12 consecutive home wins.

Yet Raiders coach David Furner says there's no chance his side will head into Saturday's clash with the NRL cellar dwellers with a sense of complacency.

"The players know the importance of this game," Furner said.

"On the ladder there's a lot of teams on the same points and it's this part of the season that is make or break."

Raiders captain Terry Campese took it one step further and labelled the Canberra Stadium outing as a danger match.

"Parramatta aren't travelling too well but we've got to be focused," he said.

This week could be seen as a good opportunity to improve the 10th placed Raiders' poor for-and-against record.

The Eels are winless on the road this season with an average away losing margin of 25.5 points.

"If we do everything right I'm sure we can score a few points, but the weather is not the best to be throwing the ball around," Campese said.

Despite being out of finals contention, Eels captain Tim Mannah said his side was looking to build on last week's 17-10 loss to Penrith rather than dwell on the seven straight losses.

"It's a good opportunity to derail a few (teams) seasons," Mannah said.

"When they play us we want to make sure they know it's not going to be an easy game."

The game comes attached with several interesting talking points, namely the coaching battle between former Raiders teammates Furner and Ricky Stuart, as well as the clubs' tug-of-war over forward Josh Papalii earlier this year.

Mannah said there was no bad blood with Papalii following the 21-year-old enforcer's decision to renege on his Eels deal to stay in Canberra.

"He's a guy that just wants to do the best he can in his career," Mannah said.

"I'm sure he had his reasons to do what he did."

Furner said ex-Warriors winger Bill Tupou was on standby for Joel Thompson, while prop Brett White could return after being cleared of a fractured eye socket during the week.

Both sides will also be without their own Blues star, Jarryd Hayne nursing a hamstring injury while Blake Ferguson is still being blocked from training with the Raiders by the NRL following his plea of not-guilty to a charge of indecent assault.

Source: http://au.rd.yahoo.com/sport/rss/rugbyleague/*http%3A//au.sports.yahoo.com/league/news/article/-/18066495/raiders-wont-be-complacent-furner/
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: RNA on July 19, 2013, 11:17:49 PM
David Shillington chats to Joel Edwards about the Huawei sponsorship extension, the upcoming game against the Eels and his new relationship!

Watch video: http://www.raiders.com.au/news-display/raiders/79828
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: RNA on July 19, 2013, 11:36:53 PM
Stuart the master of stopping Green Machine

If there's any team Ricky Stuart would want to be facing to break Parramatta's horror run, it's the Canberra Raiders.

While the Eels are $8 underdogs to end their seven-game losing streak and inflict the first home loss on the Raiders this season, Stuart's individual coaching record against the club he led to premiership glory shows he may have the secret to breaking down the Green Machine.

Stuart has an impressive 77 per cent success rate when he coaches against the Raiders heading into Saturday night's encounter at Canberra Stadium.

From the 18 times he has faced the Raiders in charge of either the Sydney Roosters or Cronulla Sharks from 2002 to 2010, Stuart has collected the two premiership points on 14 occasions. He won seven in a row with the Roosters before suffering his first loss in 2005.

Stuart's winning percentage against the Raiders is far higher than his overall mark of just over 50 per cent.

Read more: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/stuart-the-master-of-stopping-green-machine-20130719-2qa58.html#ixzz2ZUwvQ6UB
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: RNA on July 19, 2013, 11:43:05 PM
Raiders and Eels still game

The curtain-raisers for the Canberra Raiders-Parramatta clash on Saturday will go ahead as planned at this stage, despite wet weather wreaking havoc on weekend sports fixtures.

A Mounties-Newcastle NSW Cup game and a Holden Cup match will both be played in the lead-up to the round-19 NRL encounter at Canberra Stadium.

Stadium officials remained confident the surface would hold up before the ACT Brumbies semi-final against the Free State Cheetahs at the venue on Sunday.

Read more: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/raiders-and-eels-still-game-20130719-2qa7k.html#ixzz2ZUybIucB
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: RNA on July 19, 2013, 11:50:39 PM
Papalii to face Stuart after U-turn on Eels deal

Josh Papalii will come face to face with Parramatta coach Ricky Stuart on Saturday for the first time since the Queensland back-rower reneged on a deal to join the Eels next season.

Papalii outraged Parramatta officials and fans when he turned his back on the Eels, after signing a three-year contract with the club earlier in the year, to remain with the Raiders.

The 21-year-old said he wouldn't avoid the Parramatta change rooms and would have no problem speaking with Stuart if, or when, they bump into each other at Canberra Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

''I'll always say hi to people, even if they backstab me,'' Papalii said. ''I'm not saying Ricky did, but it's more important that I be humble myself, and be myself.''

Read more: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/papalii-to-face-stuart-after-uturn-on-eels-deal-20130718-2q7ai.html#ixzz2ZV0gB11v
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: RNA on July 20, 2013, 12:07:58 AM
Round 19: Eels Holden Cup Preview

The Pirtek Parramatta Eels Under 20’s are busy preparing for an exciting match against the Canberra Raiders, who are currently first on the 2013 Holden Cup ladder.

Sitting in 12th position, the Eels are utilising their training time this week in order to play to their full potential with the Raiders slightly advantaged, having had the bye in Round 18.

Parramatta Coach Andrew Webster is drilling the team in an attempt to gain a higher placing on the ladder. The last time the two teams met at Canberra Stadium was in Round 10 in 2012, where the Eels returned home after a 62-30 loss.

Last week’s match showed a disappointing loss on home soil for the Eels against the Penrith Panther. However this week captain Takai Moeakiola is leading the charge, wanting to show the Blue and Gold Army that the boys mean business against the Canberra Raiders.

With Raiders co-captain Mitch Cornish set to return to the side this week after a foot injury, the Eels will be looking specifically for minor errors in the Raiders’ defence allowing them to cross the try line.

Source: http://www.parraeels.com.au/news-display/Round-19-Holden-Cup-Preview/79666
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: RNA on July 20, 2013, 12:10:44 AM
Raiders v Eels - Holden Cup
Saturday, 3.15pm, Canberra Stadium

With Parramatta’s 2013 aspirations close to cremated by Penrith at the weekend and Canberra enjoying home ground advantage after a week’s rest, this capital showdown could get ugly.

The minor premiership favourites enjoyed a bye Round after sneaking away with a nail-biting 34-32 victory over North Queensland in Round 17.

A chance to equalise for the Cowboys after the siren sailed wide of the posts, handing Canberra their 12th win of the season.

Had back-rower Tevita Pangai not been on the field, it could well have been a sizeable loss. The talented forward scored two tries, set one up, ran for 147 metres, made two line-breaks, busted six tackles and made 16 himself in a stellar performance.

Centre Jeremy Hawkins was the pick of the backline with a try, 113 metres, 10 tackles, three tackle-breaks and two line-breaks.

Parramatta’s season, meanwhile, came crashing to an end after a 44-10 loss to rivals Penrith. The damage was done by halftime, when the Panthers entered the sheds up 22-0.

Eels prop Pauli Pauli gave everything he had in amassing 154 metres, 16 tackles and a tackle-break.

Given the circumstances of the respective sides, it’s difficult imagining a margin of less than 20.

Tip: Raiders by 24 points.

Source: http://www.nrl.com/holden-cup-preview--round-19/tabid/10874/newsid/73528/default.aspx
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: RNA on July 20, 2013, 12:27:06 AM
Papalii keen to pile pain on spurned Eels

Parramatta coach Ricky Stuart must have watched Josh Papalii's rise to a Maroons jersey through gritted teeth.

In March the Canberra back-rower signed a contract to join the Eels from next year, and Stuart thought his rebuilding plan was in motion.

But after using the NRL's pre-round 13 ''cooling off'' rule to remain with the Raiders, Papalii has no regrets.

Before his first meeting with Parramatta on Saturday since his backflip, Papalii reaffirmed family reasons were his sole motive.

Read more: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/papalii-keen-to-pile-pain-on-spurned-eels-20130719-2qa56.html#ixzz2ZV9WI0zE
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: RNA on July 20, 2013, 12:31:46 AM
Round 19: Eels NRL Match Preview

The Pirtek Parramatta Eels will travel to the Australian capital this Saturday the 20th of July to take on the Canberra Raiders in a bid to prove to the Blue and Gold Army that their 2013 season is not over just yet.

Ricky Stuart’s faith in the Eels’ improvement may have something to do with the fact he has left the squad unchanged from their recent match against the Penrith Panthers. In the Post-Match Media Conference, Stuart admitted he was pleased with the team’s commitment and attitude on the field.

Currently 10th on the NRL Ladder, Canberra coach David Furner has also named an unchanged side, with the Raiders fresh from a bye in Round 18 after defeating the North Queensland Cowboys 26-18 in Round 17.

To increase the excitement of the weekend battle, past results show that in the past 47 games played between the two teams, Parramatta has won 24, with the Raiders close behind on 23 wins. However with 16 of those matches played at Canberra Stadium, the Eels have returned with only 4 wins, which increases their hunger for victory even more.

This will be the Eels’ first and only meeting with the Raiders in the 2013 season. The boys are preparing for a tough match against the Raiders, hoping to break the tradition of their previous matches leaving the Eels defeated.

Parramatta is hoping to take advantage of missing Canberra players; centres Jack Wighton and Hayden Hodge, wing Sandor Earl and front row Tom Learoyd-Lahrs. The Raiders’ second row is expected to be weak with three players Joe Picker, Mark Nicholls and Edrick Lee also ruled out due to injury.

Panthers prop Brett White has returned to the squad, but it is undecided if he will play this weekend. Eels second row will be missing Ben Smith and Kelepi Tanginoa, with centre Jacob Loko still ruled out with a knee injury.

The Eels will be keeping an eye on Raider fullback Anthony Milford as their own regular fullback Jarryd Hayne is still out with a hamstring injury.

Kick-off is at 5:30pm at Canberra Stadium.

Source: http://www.parraeels.com.au/news-display/Round-19-NRL-Match-Preview/79667
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: RNA on July 20, 2013, 12:44:44 AM
Canberra Raiders v Parramatta Eels
Canberra Stadium, Saturday 5.30pm (AEST)
Last meeting: Round 10 2012 - Raiders 40 bt Eels 34 at Canberra Stadium
Head-to-head:  Raiders 23 Parramatta 24
Referees: Jason Robinson, Gavin Morris
TV: Live, FoxSports 1
TAB: Raiders $1.09 Parramatta $8.00
FootyTab: Eels +14.5

Phil Mitchell writes: How the mighty have fallen. From August 6, 1993, to April 28, 1995, the Raiders were unbeatable at Canberra Stadium, winning a club-record 17 consecutive matches. And the architect of their success was halfback Ricky Stuart, whose potent passing and masterful kicking helped to define the decade. Twenty years on, as coach of last-placed Parramatta, Stuart returns to his old stamping ground in the midst of one of the worst slumps of his playing or coaching career. A Raiders victory would extend his side’s losing streak to eight matches – the club’s worst stretch since 1995 when they lost 11 in a row – and possibly lift the Green Machine back into the top eight. Canberra Stadium has again become a stronghold for the Raiders, who are gunning for a 12th successive home victory.

Phil's tip: Raiders by 24.

AAP writes: It’s highly unlikely the Raiders will have shorter odds than this match for the rest of the year. The Eels have lost their last seven games; the Raiders are gunning for 12 straight wins at Canberra Stadium. Despite injury concerns to their backs, the Raiders’ engine room will be hard to slow down if David Shillington and Maroons enforcer Josh Papalii - who reneged on a deal with the Eels earlier in the year - continue their great form.

Key: Raiders fullback Anthony Milford has been superb for the Raiders and he’ll only be harder to stop this week after a brilliant solo try against the Cowboys in round 17.

RAIDERS: Anthony Milford, Reece Robinson, Jarrod Croker, Joel Thompson, Sami Sauiluma, Terry Campese (capt), Josh McCrone, David Shillington, Glen Buttriss, Dane Tilse, Josh Papalii, Joel Edwards, Shaun Fensom. Interchange: Shaun Berrigan, Jarrad Kennedy, Sam Mataora, Paul Vaughan, Jake Foster (one to be omitted).

EELS: Jake Mullaney, Semi Radradra, Ryan Morgan, Willie Tonga, Brayden Wiliame, Ben Roberts, Luke Kelly, Tim Mannah (capt), Matt Keating, Fuifui Moimoi, Reni Maitua, Daniel Harrison, Darcy Lussick. Interchange: Kaysa Pritchard, Peni Terepo, Joseph Paulo, Junior Paulo.

Source: http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-match-preview/canberra-raiders-v-parramatta-eels-20130718-2q78g.html#ixzz2ZVDjc6vp
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: RNA on July 20, 2013, 12:47:30 AM
Raiders v Eels Preview
Canberra Stadium
Saturday, 5.30pm

Another week, another daunting task for the Parramatta Eels.

It is now 10 weeks since the Eels last tasted victory and they are quickly closing in equalling their longest losing streak since 1995 should they make it eight in a row this Saturday night. That’s not a great spot to be in ahead of a trip to chilly Canberra, where the Raiders have won 11 in a row on home soil and can move back into the top eight with another win this week.

The frustrating part of all of that record for the Raiders is that despite having won every single game played at Canberra Stadium since Round 21 last year, they still sit in 10th spot on the Telstra Premiership ladder. It just goes to show how poor they can be on the road, but then, that’s of no concern to Parramatta this week.

All things being equal, Canberra should have far too much in attack for their opponents. Their pack remains among the biggest in the NRL and boasts Origin experience in prop David Shillington and rising star Josh Papalii – the man who signed with the Eels earlier this year before reneging on the deal.

Captain Terry Campese has provided a much-needed stabilising influence in the halves since finally returning from his knee problems.

And they boast plenty of strike out wide thanks to point-scoring centre Jarrod Croker, speedster Reece Robinson and rookie fullback Anthony Milford.

The Eels, on the other hand, have lacked the sheer class to truly test their opponent’s in 2013 – particularly in the absence of injured fullback Jarryd Hayne. With halfback Chris Sandow dropped from the top squad last week after a series of below-par performances, coach Ricky Stuart has all but conceded the rest of 2013 is more about watching how the latest batch of youngsters handle themselves in the NRL than trying to jag a few more wins.

That certainly explains how they’ve managed to blood eight rookies this season – a staggering amount in just 16 appearances. While some have certainly exhibited some potential, it was always going to be tough for such a young and inexperienced side to match it at this level for a sustained period of time.

The key for the Eels now is for their young players to recognise the opportunity Stuart is dangling in front of them. He has already told 12 players they will be surplus to the club’s needs in 2014 and no doubt more will follow if they fail to impress.

They probably won’t win this weekend but hopefully they can at least make it a contest.

Canberra have named the same side that defeated North Queensland last start with Jake Foster listed as the 18th man.

The Eels have also named an unchanged side with Luke Kelly retained at halfback.

Parramatta are conceding more points away from home than any side in the past decade at 38.1 points per game this season. They will be trying to avoid losing every away game in a season for just the second time in 50 years (they did so in 1995) while Canberra have only won every home game once before, in 1994.

The Raiders will be eyeing 1000 points scored against the Eels all-time, with just 31 more needed this week to reach the milestone.

Watch Out Raiders: If there is one man who can cause Canberra’s defence some real headaches it is young Parramatta centre Jacob Loko. Having missed all of 2012 with injury, Loko took some time to find his feet again this season but his size and power make him a real handful: he ranks third in the NRL for tackle-breaks behind only Greg Inglis and Josh Hoffman, leads the Eels for offloads with 12 and averaged 118 metres per game.

Watch Out Eels: The Raiders have a future superstar on their hands in Anthony Milford, who is already playing well beyond his (just turned) 19 years. Extremely versatile with the ability to play everywhere from the halves to dummy-half and even centre, he actually made his starting debut at fullback against North Queensland two weeks ago – pushing Reece Robinson to the wing in the process – and rewarded coach David Furner’s faith with a brilliant solo try. How Parramatta would love just one player on the park this week with Milford’s game-breaking ability.

Plays To Watch: The Reece Robinson show-and-go. The Canberra speedster is always dangerous when returning the football or running at the defensive line at pace, where he loves nothing more than shaping to pas then running himself. Watch for captain Terry Campese to launch a towering bomb when the ball goes to him on the last tackle.

For Parramatta, fullback Jake Mullaney always poses a threat when he chimes into the backline on the left edge where he likes to skip to the outside of his opposite number and try to beat him for speed.

Key Match-Up: Josh McCrone v Luke Kelly. Canberra halfback Josh McCrone has won the race for the Raiders No.7 jersey this year with rival Sam Williams signing on with St George Illawarra for 2014 last week and his presence will be an important one as he looks for the best way through the Eels defensive line. It will be interesting to see how Kelly performs, though. Named as Chris Sandow’s replacement in the Eels starting side against Penrith last week, he was one of the best players on the field with five runs for 80 metres, 16 tackles, two tackle-breaks, 11 kicks for 353 metres and a try.

Where It Will Be Won: Parramatta have enough raw talent to score points but can their young forwards match it with the far more experienced Canberra pack? The Eels have shown a soft belly through the middle far too often this season and it will take a Herculean effort from their big men if they are to spring a major upset in this one.

The History: Played 47; Eels 24, Raiders 23. The Eels have only won once at Canberra Stadium since 2000 (in 2006) with the Raiders averaging 25.1 points per game against Parramatta over the past decade.

Match Officials: Referees –  Jason Robinson and Gavin Morris; Sideline Officials – Ricky MacFarlane and Dave Ryan; Video Referees – Shayne Hayne and Matt Rodwell.

Televised: Fox Sports 1 – Live 5.30pm.

The Way We See It: With 11 wins in a row at Canberra Stadium, it is impossible to go past the Raiders in this one. Of course, stranger things have happened, but Parramatta have struggled to compete this year and it seems that even they don’t believe they can win when they run onto the field most weeks. The best we can realistically hope for here is a close encounter but we’re not convinced. Raiders by 18 points.

*Statistics: NRL Stats

Source: http://www.nrl.com/raiders-v-eels-preview/tabid/10874/newsid/73514/default.aspx?pid=nrlhome_focus
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: RNA on July 20, 2013, 12:55:50 AM
Canberra Raiders forward Josh Papalii's about turn to stir Parramatta Eels for this weekend's clash

THE Parramatta Eels might not have discussed Josh Papalii in the lead-up to the battle against Canberra Saturday night, but they haven't forgotten what he did earlier this year.

Papalii's clash against the club he reneged on earlier this season provides a welcome dose of intrigue to a fixture that bookmakers predict will be the most lop-sided affair of 2013.

Hurtling toward back-to-back wooden spoons with zero success on the road since last August, the Eels are rated $8 bolters to upset a Raiders outfit undefeated in 11 outings at home over the same period.

Hooker Matt Keating said their long term motivation is now to escape the premiership cellar, but Saturday night's immediate task could also involve payback for Papalii.

Eels officials were furious when the rampaging back-rower signed a letter of intent in February to join the club from next season, only to change his mind a few weeks later.

Papalii's subsequent rise to Origin level with Queensland has only served as a painful reminder of what the Eels lost.

"No one has forgotten about it, but we've had to move on," Keating said. "It's one of those things that happens in footy. It seems like a while ago now.

"I wouldn't say I was disappointed about it, but if I agreed to something I would stick to my word. But that was his decision (to re-sign with Canberra), so good luck to him."

Unlike Papalii, the Eels junior would snap-up the chance of a guaranteed future at Parramatta. But that's no longer the case, with Keating one of 12 Eels players advised to look elsewhere for 2014.

He remains intent on trying to convince coach Ricky Stuart otherwise, even if the club is expected to announce the signing of Rabbitohs rake Nathan Peats next week.

"I can't dwell on that," he said. "I'm playing for my future, whether that's here at Parramatta or somewhere else. The majority of the boys have been pretty good with it.

"We can't use that as an excuse for how we've been going."

The Eels have lost their past seven games, but showed more fight and commitment in last weekend's 17-10 defeat to Penrith. Saturday night's difficult away assignment presents an infinitely greater challenge, albeit one that Stuart is familiar with.

The ex-Raiders champion boasts an impressive 6-2 record in Canberra since he started coaching, based on a strict routine of taking his sides to the ACT two days before the match.

Parramatta left on Thursday with injured duo Jarryd Hayne (hamstring) and Chris Sandow (cork) on the bus.

Stuart confirmed Friday night neither would play.

"We wanted to bring them along to keep up that team environment," he said.

Sandow is expected to be available for selection next round, but is likely to have to win back his No.7 jersey through the NSW Cup.

"It's been a rough ride this season, but there's always a future and we have to look forward," Keating said.

"We were in the same position last year, where everyone was talking about us getting the wooden spoon. Now it seems to be happening again. It's a big motivation to stop that."

Source: http://www.foxsports.com.au/league/nrl-premiership/canberra-raiders-forward-josh-papaliis-about-turn-to-stir-parramatta-eels-for-this-weekends-clash/story-fn2mcuj6-1226682172321#.UelRoKxc3Fw
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: GB7600 on July 20, 2013, 01:19:41 PM
Last played: Raiders v Eels

It was well over a year ago that Parramatta last made the trek down to Canberra Stadium in what remains one of the more bizarre games of the 2012 season.

A game that went in runs of tries to each team, Parramatta opened the scoring after seven minutes when Ryan Morgan was first to a Joseph Paulo grubber.

But it was all Canberra for the rest of the opening half, with Reece Robinson crossing from a brilliant Jarrod Croker flick pass, Joel Thompson gathering a Sam Williams bomb, Blake Ferguson running the length of the field after a stray Eels kick and Josh Papalii proving too strong from close range.

That made it 24-6 at the break before it was Parramatta’s turn to go back-to-back. Quick hands to the right saw Cheyse Blair crash over and when Jarryd Hayne threw a lovely cut-out ball to Ken Sio the margin was back to six.

Canberra then looked to have put the result beyond all doubt when they went on another rush for Thompson and Robinson to both score their second of the afternoon, but the Eels had other thoughts.

Trailing 36-18 with eight minutes remaining, Morgan grabbed his second in the left corner, Sio his second in the right and when Chris Sandow was on the spot to score next to the posts the Eels had suddenly slashed the difference to two points with almost three minutes remaining.

Alas, they couldn’t pull off the miracle with Jack Wighton breaking through and running 60 metres to ensure the Raiders won a highly entertaining contest 40-34.

Parramatta enjoyed 54 per cent of possession and made 160 metres more than their opponents. They also made 273 tackles to Canberra’s 315 but couldn’t finish the job.

Seven Raiders ran for over 100 metres with Wighton making 147 metres and six tackle-breaks. Tim Mannah ran for 166 metres for the visitors.

Source: http://www.nrl.com/last-played-raiders-v-eels/tabid/10874/newsid/73560/default.aspx
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: GB7600 on July 20, 2013, 01:23:01 PM
Canberra Raiders vs Parramatta Eels 2013 NRL Round 19 preview

The first of two games set down for this Saturday sees the Raiders hosting the Parramatta.

Canberra continued to demonstrate poor form away from their home ground, losing their round 15 and 16 games to West and South when on the road.

It is a totally different story when playing at home however and last week they took their unbeaten home record to seven when accounting for the North Queensland Cowboy 26 – 18.

It took their average winning margin in the home game wins to 13 points and this week, facing the bottom-placed Parramatta, they are a good chance of bettering that average.

After being ravaged by Manly in round 17, 50 -10, Parramatta were far more competitive against Penrith last week despite losing 17 – 10. It was the first time in six weeks that Parramatta kept their opposition to less than 30 points.

Head to head, Canberra have won the last three games with the most recent clash being 40 -34 win.

With Canberra averaging 28.2 points per game at home this year and Parramatta’s poor defensive record, we should see a comfortable Raiders victory and a high point scoring game.

Source: http://www.sportsnews.com.au/nrl/canberra-raiders-vs-parramatta-eels-2013-nrl-round-19-preview-and-tips/80416#ixzz2ZYJ8vKqN
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: GB7600 on July 20, 2013, 01:23:42 PM
Brett White comes into Raiders side to play Parramatta tonight. Canberra just hit by a hailstorm.

Source: http://twitter.com/TimGavel/status/358418893229932544
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: GB7600 on July 20, 2013, 02:32:26 PM
Canberra Raiders V Parramatta Eels
Round 19 Holden Cup - 3:15pm 20/7/13 @ Canberra Stadium

Live Updates: Raiders LIVE Match Centre (http://raiders.net.au/gameday/)

Late Raiders u20s Team List:
1.   Jack Ahearn
2.   Jonathon Reuben
3.   Jack Creith
4.   Andrew Heffernan
19.   Jeremy Hawkins
6.   Jordan Worboys
7.   Mitchell Cornish ©
8.   Jeremy Cropper
23.   Matthew Frawley
10.   Dennis Tomarchio
11.   Patrick Mago
12.   Tevita Pangai
13.   Luke Bateman

14.   Josh Mitchell
15.   Josh Baker
16.   Blake Seager
17.   Mitchell Shaw
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: GB7600 on July 20, 2013, 03:04:25 PM
Getting close to kick off to the Holden Cup between the Raiders and Eels. Terrible weather conditions for this match with plenty of wind, rain, hail, thunder, and lightning. Today is Jack Ahearn's 50th NYC match! Congrats Jack!
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: GB7600 on July 20, 2013, 03:10:08 PM
Kick off to the u20s at Canberra Stadium. Cornish is back playing for the Raiders today after returning from an ankle injury. Raiders kicked off.
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: GB7600 on July 20, 2013, 03:13:28 PM
Both teams get to their kicks in the opening sets. Kicking and territory will be very important in these horrible conditions.
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: GB7600 on July 20, 2013, 03:16:33 PM
Raiders force a drop out with a cleaver little kick from Cornish.
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: GB7600 on July 20, 2013, 03:18:33 PM
Raiders score in the corner! Great hands from Ahearn sends Reuben over for the try. Great start by the 1st placed Green Machine! Cornish takes the conversion and just misses. Raiders lead 4-0 after 8 mins.
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: GB7600 on July 20, 2013, 03:22:52 PM
Raiders go back to back! Hawkins scores this time with some good footwork after getting a pass from Cornish. Conversion successful and Raiders lead 10-0 after 12mins.
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: GB7600 on July 20, 2013, 03:26:35 PM
Cornish almost kicks a couple of 40/20s but the Eels just get to the ball in time. Mitch is looking very good after returning from injury.
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: GB7600 on July 20, 2013, 03:30:59 PM
Raiders score a cracking try! Worboys steps and bursts through the line then draws the fullback and passes to Heffernen who scores his first NYC try. The Eels are challenging the try because they think they were obstructed. The decision stands though and the try is awarded. Cornish converts from in front and the Raiders lead 16-0 after 19 mins. The sun has come out again, this weather is all over the place!
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: GB7600 on July 20, 2013, 03:37:52 PM
Raiders had a good chance to attack after the Eels knocked on in their own half but the pass from Cornish goes forward off the back of the scrum. The sun has gone again and it's gotten very dark out on he field again.
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: GB7600 on July 20, 2013, 03:39:33 PM
Eels score off an individual effort by Pauli Pauli who carries a few Raiders over the line with a strong run. Conversion successful. Raiders lead 16-6 after 27 mins.
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: GB7600 on July 20, 2013, 03:44:06 PM
Raiders force a drop out with a perfect kick by Cornish and a great chase and tackle by Hawkins.
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: GB7600 on July 20, 2013, 03:52:00 PM
Ahearn almost kicks a 40/20 but it goes out just short of the 20. Great kick to get out of trouble none the less. 2 mins until half time. Raiders are challenging the 40/20 call but it's clearly short and the decision stands. Probably a challenge to have a rest.
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: GB7600 on July 20, 2013, 03:53:33 PM
Raiders almost score after the Eels knocked on but the final pass goes forward.

Half time in the Holden cup Raiders lead 16-6.
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: GB7600 on July 20, 2013, 04:03:56 PM
Kick off to the second half of Holden Cup action at Canberra Stadium. Raiders lead the Eels 16-6. Parra kicked off.
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: GB7600 on July 20, 2013, 04:09:01 PM
A few knock ons from both sides to start the second half. Understandable in these wet conditions. Raiders are challenging a knock on call against them because they think it was stripped. Challenge successful and Raiders get a penalty.
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: GB7600 on July 20, 2013, 04:11:19 PM
Raiders score off the back of the penalty! Worboys chips over to Heffernan who catches it and steps a couple of times then plants the ball down. Cornish converts and Raiders lead 22-6 after 46 mins.
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: GB7600 on July 20, 2013, 04:13:48 PM
The rain is getting even heavier now, it could be very nasty conditions for the NRL match the way things are going.
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: GB7600 on July 20, 2013, 04:15:20 PM
Raiders score again! Hawkins scoops up a bouncing kick and goes over for the try. Cornish converts again and the Raiders now lead by 28-6 after 49 mins. Great hands by Hawkins in these conditions. 
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: GB7600 on July 20, 2013, 04:20:08 PM
Raiders are in again! Cornish intercepts an Eel pass and runs away untouched to score under the posts. Great read by Mitch. He converts his own try and the Raiders lead 34-6 after 55 mins.
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: GB7600 on July 20, 2013, 04:23:10 PM
The points are mounting now! Raiders go in again but in the corner this time. Ahearn sends a perfect long ball to Creith who runs down the touch line then draws the fullback and passes to Hawkins who scores. Cornish lines up the conversion from out wide and kicks it. Raiders lead 40-6 after 57 mins. That's a hat trick for Hawkins.
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: GB7600 on July 20, 2013, 04:30:45 PM
Raiders keep putting the pressure on making the Eels work it out of their end and look dangerous every time they have the ball. Raiders lead 40-6 with 15 mins left in the Holden Cup.
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: GB7600 on July 20, 2013, 04:33:05 PM
Raiders score again! Ahearn gives a pass to Reuben who steams down the touch line and draws the fullback and then passes to Heffernan who gets a hat trick. Worboys converts and Raiders lead 46-6 with 13 mins left.
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: GB7600 on July 20, 2013, 04:34:33 PM
Canberra Raiders V Parramatta Eels
Round 19 NRL - 5:30pm 20/7/13 @ Canberra Stadium

Live Updates: Raiders LIVE Match Centre (http://raiders.net.au/gameday/)

Late Raiders NRL Team List:
1.   Anthony Milford
2.   Reece Robinson
3.   Jarrod Croker
4.   Joel Thompson
5.   Sami Sauiluma
6.   Terry Campese ©
7.   Josh McCrone
8.   David Shillington
9.   Glen Buttriss
10.   Dane Tilse
15.   Jarrad Kennedy
12.   Joel Edwards
13.   Shaun Fensom

11.   Josh Papalii
14.   Shaun Berrigan
17.   Paul Vaughan
19. Brett White
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: GB7600 on July 20, 2013, 04:35:07 PM
10 mins remain in the Holden Cup, Raiders lead 46-6.
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: GB7600 on July 20, 2013, 04:40:21 PM
Raiders get a penalty and will go on the attack with 5 mins left.
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: GB7600 on July 20, 2013, 04:43:41 PM
Worboys has come off limping from some kind of leg injury. Eels are challenging for what they think is a shoulder charge. Challenge unsuccessful and the Raiders get the ball with 3 mins left
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: GB7600 on July 20, 2013, 04:46:48 PM
Full time Raiders defeat the Eels by 46-6 and will retain 1st spot on the Holden Cup ladder.
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: GB7600 on July 20, 2013, 05:21:45 PM
Getting close to kick off in the NRL!

Late Raiders NRL Team List:
1.   Anthony Milford
2.   Reece Robinson
3.   Jarrod Croker
4.   Joel Thompson
5.   Sami Sauiluma
6.   Terry Campese ©
7.   Josh McCrone
8.   David Shillington
9.   Glen Buttriss
10.   Dane Tilse
15.   Jarrad Kennedy
12.   Joel Edwards
13.   Shaun Fensom

11.   Josh Papalii
14.   Shaun Berrigan
17.   Paul Vaughan
19. Brett White
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: GB7600 on July 20, 2013, 05:35:18 PM
We're ready for kick off in the NRL between the Raiders and Eels at Canberra Stadium. At 5pm the apparent temperature was -1.1 degrees and its been raining all afternoon. The teams are out on the field and it's game on! Eels kicked off.
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: GB7600 on July 20, 2013, 05:37:28 PM
Raiders force an early drop out with a good grubber by Campo and tackle by Milford.
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: GB7600 on July 20, 2013, 05:39:15 PM
Eels just manage to defend the repeat set but are finding it hard to work it out of their end.
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: GB7600 on July 20, 2013, 05:42:15 PM
Raiders score! The Eels can't clean up a Campo bomb and Croker ends up with it and goes over to get the try. Jarrod lines up the conversion and nails it. Raiders lead 6-0 after 7 mins.
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: GB7600 on July 20, 2013, 05:46:11 PM
A few knock ons early from both teams in the very wet conditions.
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: GB7600 on July 20, 2013, 05:48:54 PM
Campo almost kicks a 40/20 but in trying to clean it up and pass the Eels knock it on. Big chance for Raiders with a scrum 10m out.
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: GB7600 on July 20, 2013, 05:50:03 PM
Raiders force a drop out with a good Campo kick and Robinson tackle.
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: GB7600 on July 20, 2013, 05:52:27 PM
Eels hang on after the drop out after the Raiders knock on. Most of the play has been well down in the Eels end of the field so far.
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: GB7600 on July 20, 2013, 05:56:46 PM
Lots of errors in the match by both sides. The rain is making the ball very hard to hold out there. Raiders lead 6-0 after 21 mins.
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: GB7600 on July 20, 2013, 06:00:26 PM
Eels force two drop outs in a row with kicks that Milford cleaned up very well. Campo kicks the second one out on the full and the Eels get a penalty 10m out.
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: GB7600 on July 20, 2013, 06:03:00 PM
Video ref Eels. Kelly chips into the corner and Wiliame looks like he has put a knee out just before he plants the ball down. This is very close. On field ref originally said try. Video ref says no try! Raiders get a 20m tap.
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: GB7600 on July 20, 2013, 06:07:26 PM
Raiders score! Sami goes over in the corner off a great cutout pass by Campo. Croker lines up the conversion from the sideline and gets it right over the black dot. Raiders lead 12-0 after 30 mins.
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: GB7600 on July 20, 2013, 06:13:15 PM
Raiders force a knock on after making a good tackle and almost forcing a drop out. Big chance with 5 mins until half time.
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: GB7600 on July 20, 2013, 06:14:59 PM
Raiders almost score off a Milford grubber but the ball just beats Sami over the dead ball line.
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: GB7600 on July 20, 2013, 06:17:53 PM
Half time Raiders lead the Eels 12-0 in the NRL at Canberra.
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: GB7600 on July 20, 2013, 06:32:45 PM
Start of the second half of NRL in Canberra between the Raiders and Eels. Raiders lead 12-0. Canberra kicked off.
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: GB7600 on July 20, 2013, 06:37:15 PM
Raiders get to their kick in the first few sets of the second half and force the Eels to work it out of their end.
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: GB7600 on July 20, 2013, 06:41:40 PM
Milford cleans up a long kick by the Eels into the in goal and puts on some footwork to setup Sami on a long run down the field. Great play by the Raiders. The game is going end to end so far in the second half.
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: GB7600 on July 20, 2013, 06:46:36 PM
Raiders get a penalty and will go deep on the attack. Papalii is now on and is making good meters.
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: GB7600 on July 20, 2013, 06:48:33 PM
Video ref Raiders, they are checking for a knock on. Ref thinks its no try. Campo passes to Edwards who offloaded back to Campo who went over to score. Video ref says no try and knock on against Edwards. Eels get a scrum 10m out from their own line.
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: GB7600 on July 20, 2013, 06:53:14 PM
Shillo has been very impressive in the second half and is making big meters with the ball every time he gets a carry.
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: GB7600 on July 20, 2013, 06:55:43 PM
McCrone almost scores off a grubber into the in goal but just misses grounding the ball. Raiders still lead 12-0 with 19 mins left.
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: GB7600 on July 20, 2013, 06:59:30 PM
Campo forces a drop out with a banana style grubber. Good chance for the Raiders here!
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: GB7600 on July 20, 2013, 07:01:45 PM
Campo can't quite hit Sami with a very long high pass and the ball bounces out. Probably would have been a try if the pass had gone to hand.
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: GB7600 on July 20, 2013, 07:04:00 PM
Video ref Eels. They make a break down field off a chip and chase and Morgan almost scores in the corner but a brilliant last ditch tackle by Croker forces his foot out just before he got the ball down. Great try saving effort by Croker! Video ref says no try and Raiders get a scrum.
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: GB7600 on July 20, 2013, 07:05:18 PM
Raiders force a drop out with a monster bomb that was allowed to bounce.
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: GB7600 on July 20, 2013, 07:09:10 PM
Raiders lead 12-0 with 8 mins left and are working it out of their half after a scrum.
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: GB7600 on July 20, 2013, 07:10:58 PM
Paulo is sin binned for tackling Fensom without the ball when he would have scored otherwise. Croker is taking a penalty kick from right in front and gets it. Raiders lead 14-0 with 6 mins left.
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: GB7600 on July 20, 2013, 07:16:55 PM
Raiders almost score off a great break by Milford but McCrone drops the final pass. Eels get a scrum with 30 secs left.
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: GB7600 on July 20, 2013, 07:18:16 PM
Full time the mighty Raiders defeat the Eels 14-0. That's 12 wins in a row at home for the Raiders and they now share 6th spot on the ladder!
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: RNA on July 20, 2013, 07:32:53 PM
Canberra Raiders V Parramatta Eels
Round 19 Holden Cup @ Canberra Stadium

As It Happened:

Getting close to kick off to the Holden Cup between the Raiders and Eels. Terrible weather conditions for this match with plenty of wind, rain, hail, thunder, and lightning. Today is Jack Ahearn's 50th NYC match! Congrats Jack!

FIRST HALF

Kick off to the u20s at Canberra Stadium. Cornish is back playing for the Raiders today after returning from an ankle injury. Raiders kicked off.

Both teams get to their kicks in the opening sets. Kicking and territory will be very important in these horrible conditions.

Raiders force a drop out with a cleaver little kick from Cornish.

Raiders score in the corner! Great hands from Ahearn sends Reuben over for the try. Great start by the 1st placed Green Machine! Cornish takes the conversion and just misses. Raiders lead 4-0 after 8 mins.

Raiders go back to back! Hawkins scores this time with some good footwork after getting a pass from Cornish. Conversion successful and Raiders lead 10-0 after 12mins.

Cornish almost kicks a couple of 40/20s but the Eels just get to the ball in time. Mitch is looking very good after returning from injury.

Raiders score a cracking try! Worboys steps and bursts through the line then draws the fullback and passes to Heffernen who scores his first NYC try. The Eels are challenging the try because they think they were obstructed. The decision stands though and the try is awarded. Cornish converts from in front and the Raiders lead 16-0 after 19 mins. The sun has come out again, this weather is all over the place!

Raiders had a good chance to attack after the Eels knocked on in their own half but the pass from Cornish goes forward off the back of the scrum. The sun has gone again and it's gotten very dark out on he field again.

Eels score off an individual effort by Pauli Pauli who carries a few Raiders over the line with a strong run. Conversion successful. Raiders lead 16-6 after 27 mins.

Raiders force a drop out with a perfect kick by Cornish and a great chase and tackle by Hawkins.

Ahearn almost kicks a 40/20 but it goes out just short of the 20. Great kick to get out of trouble none the less. 2 mins until half time. Raiders are challenging the 40/20 call but it's clearly short and the decision stands. Probably a challenge to have a rest.

Raiders almost score after the Eels knocked on but the final pass goes forward.

Half time in the Holden cup Raiders lead 16-6.

SECOND HALF

Kick off to the second half of Holden Cup action at Canberra Stadium. Raiders lead the Eels 16-6. Parra kicked off.

A few knock ons from both sides to start the second half. Understandable in these wet conditions. Raiders are challenging a knock on call against them because they think it was stripped. Challenge successful and Raiders get a penalty.

Raiders score off the back of the penalty! Worboys chips over to Heffernan who catches it and steps a couple of times then plants the ball down. Cornish converts and Raiders lead 22-6 after 46 mins.

The rain is getting even heavier now, it could be very nasty conditions for the NRL match the way things are going.

Raiders score again! Hawkins scoops up a bouncing kick and goes over for the try. Cornish converts again and the Raiders now lead by 28-6 after 49 mins. Great hands by Hawkins in these conditions.

Raiders are in again! Cornish intercepts an Eel pass and runs away untouched to score under the posts. Great read by Mitch. He converts his own try and the Raiders lead 34-6 after 55 mins.

The points are mounting now! Raiders go in again but in the corner this time. Ahearn sends a perfect long ball to Creith who runs down the touch line then draws the fullback and passes to Hawkins who scores. Cornish lines up the conversion from out wide and kicks it. Raiders lead 40-6 after 57 mins. That's a hat trick for Hawkins.

Raiders keep putting the pressure on making the Eels work it out of their end and look dangerous every time they have the ball. Raiders lead 40-6 with 15 mins left in the Holden Cup.

Raiders score again! Ahearn gives a pass to Reuben who steams down the touch line and draws the fullback and then passes to Heffernan who gets a hat trick. Worboys converts and Raiders lead 46-6 with 13 mins left.

10 mins remain in the Holden Cup, Raiders lead 46-6.

Raiders get a penalty and will go on the attack with 5 mins left.

Worboys has come off limping from some kind of leg injury. Eels are challenging for what they think is a shoulder charge. Challenge unsuccessful and the Raiders get the ball with 3 mins left.

Full time Raiders defeat the Eels by 46-6 and will retain 1st spot on the Holden Cup ladder.

Full Time: Raiders 46 - Eels 6

Source: RNA Game Day - raiders.net.au/gameday (http://raiders.net.au/gameday/)
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: RNA on July 20, 2013, 07:39:52 PM
Canberra Raiders V Parramatta Eels
Round 19 NRL @ Canberra Stadium

As It Happened:

We're ready for kick off in the NRL between the Raiders and Eels at Canberra Stadium. At 5pm the apparent temperature was -1.1 degrees and its been raining all afternoon.

FIRST HALF

The teams are out on the field and it's game on! Eels kicked off.

Raiders force an early drop out with a good grubber by Campo and tackle by Milford.

Eels just manage to defend the repeat set but are finding it hard to work it out of their end.

Raiders score! The Eels can't clean up a Campo bomb and Croker ends up with it and goes over to get the try. Jarrod lines up the conversion and nails it. Raiders lead 6-0 after 7 mins.

A few knock ons early from both teams in the very wet conditions.

Campo almost kicks a 40/20 but in trying to clean it up and pass the Eels knock it on. Big chance for Raiders with a scrum 10m out.

Raiders force a drop out with a good Campo kick and Robinson tackle.

Eels hang on after the drop out after the Raiders knock on. Most of the play has been well down in the Eels end of the field so far.

Lots of errors in the match by both sides. The rain is making the ball very hard to hold out there. Raiders lead 6-0 after 21 mins.

Eels force two drop outs in a row with kicks that Milford cleaned up very well. Campo kicks the second one out on the full and the Eels get a penalty 10m out.

Video ref Eels. Kelly chips into the corner and Wiliame looks like he has put a knee out just before he plants the ball down. This is very close. On field ref originally said try. Video ref says no try! Raiders get a 20m tap.

Raiders score! Sami goes over in the corner off a great cutout pass by Campo. Croker lines up the conversion from the sideline and gets it right over the black dot. Raiders lead 12-0 after 30 mins.

Raiders force a knock on after making a good tackle and almost forcing a drop out. Big chance with 5 mins until half time.

Raiders almost score off a Milford grubber but the ball just beats Sami over the dead ball line.

Half time Raiders lead the Eels 12-0 in the NRL in Canberra.

SECOND HALF

Start of the second half of NRL in Canberra between the Raiders and Eels. Raiders lead 12-0. Canberra kicked off.

Raiders get to their kick in the first few sets of the second half and force the Eels to work it out of their end.

Milford cleans up a long kick by the Eels into the in goal and puts on some footwork to setup Sami on a long run down the field. Great play by the Raiders. The game is going end to end so far in the second half.

Raiders get a penalty and will go deep on the attack. Papalii is now on and is making good meters.

Video ref Raiders, they are checking for a knock on. Ref thinks its no try. Campo passes to Edwards who offloaded back to Campo who went over to score. Video ref says no try and knock on against Edwards. Eels get a scrum 10m out from their own line.

Shillo has been very impressive in the second half and is making big meters with the ball every time he gets a carry.

McCrone almost scores off a grubber into the in goal but just misses grounding the ball. Raiders still lead 12-0 with 19 mins left.

Campo forces a drop out with a banana style grubber. Good chance for the Raiders here!

Campo can't quite hit Sami with a very long high pass and the ball bounces out. Probably would have been a try if the pass had gone to hand.

Video ref Eels. They make a break down field off a chip and chase and Morgan almost scores in the corner but a brilliant last ditch tackle by Croker forces his foot out just before he got the ball down. Great try saving effort by Croker! Video ref says no try and Raiders get a scrum.

Raiders force a drop out with a monster bomb that was allowed to bounce.

Raiders lead 12-0 with 8 mins left and are working it out of their half after a scrum.

Paulo is sin binned for tackling Fensom without the ball when he would have scored otherwise. Croker is taking a penalty kick from right in front and gets it. Raiders lead 14-0 with 6 mins left.

Raiders almost score off a great break by Milford but McCrone drops the final pass. Eels get a scrum with 30 secs left.

Full time the mighty Raiders defeat the Eels 14-0. That's 12 wins in a row at home for the Raiders and they now share 6th spot on the ladder!

Full Time: Raiders 14 - Eels 0

Source: RNA Game Day - raiders.net.au/gameday (http://raiders.net.au/gameday)
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: RNA on July 20, 2013, 07:41:37 PM
NYC Round 19 Report: Raiders V Eels

Centres Jeremy Hawkins and Andrew Heffernan both scored hat tricks this afternoon in the Canberra Raiders NYC side’s 46-6 drubbing of the Parramatta Eels.

Co-captain Hawkins led the way all afternoon, making a number of damaging runs throughout the game chalking up three tackle breaks on top of his three tries, while Heffernan showed football maturity well beyond his 18 years, scoring his hat trick through his excellent support play

Canberra were in control the whole game, completely out muscling the Eels in both attack and defence to record a comprehensive victory in freezing conditions.

The Raiders opened proceedings in the 8th minute when quick hands down the right side saw Jonathan Reuben cross. Unfortunately, Mitch Cornish was unable to convert.

Hawkins extended the home side’s four minutes later, after swatting off two would be tacklers close to the line. This time Cornish converted.

The Raiders scored their third unanswered try in the 18th minute when a bust up the middle of the field from five eighth Jordan Worboys culminated in a try under the posts to centre Andrew Heffernan.

Read more: http://www.raiders.com.au/news-display/raiders/79813
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: RNA on July 20, 2013, 07:42:40 PM
Raiders up to sixth with simple win over Eels

Canberra briefly moved up to sixth place on the NRL ladder with a 14-0 win over bottom-placed Parramatta in freezing conditions in the nation's capital on Saturday night.

Converted tries to Jarrod Croker and Sami Sauiluma proved enough for the hosts against a toothless Eels outfit as the Raiders rose above a four-way tie for the sixth spot to claim the place for themselves.

Croker hit a penalty goal in the second half to ensure victory.

Parramatta's sorry season continues, having now lost 14 from 17 games this season.

More to follow.

Raiders: 12 (J Croker, S Sauiluma tries; J Croker 2/2 conversions, 1/1 pen)

Eels: 0

Source: http://au.rd.yahoo.com/sport/rss/rugbyleague/*http%3A//au.sports.yahoo.com/league/news/article/-/18078643/nrl-canberra-raiders-up-to-sixth-with-simple-win-over-parramatta-eels/
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: RNA on July 20, 2013, 07:43:20 PM
Raiders down Eels 14-0 in wet Canberra

Canberra have won their 12th straight home game with a 14-0 NRL victory over Parramatta in treacherous weather conditions.

Hail, sleet and rain saturated Canberra Stadium before kick-off, ensuring a dour contest and a high number of errors.

And while the temperature dipped to a chilly four degrees, the Eels' performance was even colder, dooming them to their eighth consecutive loss.

Raiders captain Terry Campese was outstanding for the home side, calmly directing play in the wet to set up the first two tries.

Prop David Shillington was another standout for Canberra, his error-free man-of-the-match performance yielding a valuable 176 metres in attack.

It didn't take long for the slippery conditions to take effect, Eels winger Brayden Wiliame spilling a Campese bomb a metre off his tryline in the sixth minute to gift centre Jarrod Croker a converted try.

The night got worse for Wiliame when the video referee ruled he failed to place down a Luke Kelly chip kick in the 26th minute.

Adding injury to insult, Wiliame was then caught off his wing minutes later when Campese threw a cut out pass to Sami Sauiluma to extend the Raiders' lead to 12-0 going into the break.

The Eels came agonisingly close to hitting back with a try in the 68th minute, Croker pulling off a superb low tackle to drag Eels centre Ryan Morgan into touch.

Eels interchange Joseph Paulo was then sin-binned with seven minutes to go after his early tackle on Shaun Fensom prevented a certain try, Croker nailing the resulting penalty to give the Raiders an unassailable 14-0 lead.

Young Raiders fullback Anthony Milford was classy at the back, his handling skills tested by Eels halfback Kelly's kicking game on countless occasions.

The win puts the Raiders one step closer to the club's home winning streak record of 17, which was posted between 1993 and 1995.

Source: http://au.rd.yahoo.com/sport/rss/rugbyleague/*http%3A//au.sports.yahoo.com/league/news/article/-/18078641/raiders-down-eels-14-0-in-wet-canberra/
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: RNA on July 21, 2013, 07:37:11 PM
NRL Round 19 Report: Raiders V Eels

The Canberra Raiders remain well in contention for a top eight finish after registering a 14-0 against the Parramatta Eels tonight at Canberra Stadium.

While the Raiders struggled with the wet conditions early on, they never really looked in danger of losing to the bottom placed Eels who appeared unable to deal with the three degree temperature.

The Raiders struck early when Jarrod Croker scored after regaining a spilt bomb from Eels winger Brayden Williame. The talented centre then backed up to convert his try from the right touch line.

Parramatta dominated field position for a lot of the first half, with some clever kicking from halves Ben Roberts and Luke Kelly forcing three repeat sets.

Read more: http://www.raiders.com.au/news-display/raiders/79814
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: RNA on July 21, 2013, 07:38:16 PM
Raiders destroy Eels 14-0

Canberra have won their 12th straight  home game with a 14-0 NRL victory over Parramatta in treacherous  weather conditions.

Hail, sleet and rain saturated Canberra Stadium before kick-off,  ensuring a dour contest and a high number of errors.

And while the temperature dipped to a chilly four degrees, the  Eels' performance was even colder, dooming them to their eighth  consecutive loss.

Raiders captain Terry Campese was outstanding for the home side,  calmly directing play in the wet to set up the first two tries.

Prop David Shillington was another standout for Canberra, his  error-free man-of-the-match performance yielding a valuable 176  metres in attack.

It didn't take long for the slippery conditions to take effect,  Eels winger Brayden Wiliame spilling a Campese bomb a metre off his  tryline in the sixth minute to gift centre Jarrod Croker a  converted try.

The night got worse for Wiliame when the video referee ruled he  failed to place down a Luke Kelly chip kick in the 26th minute.

Adding injury to insult, Wiliame was then caught off his wing  minutes later when Campese threw a cut out pass to Sami Sauiluma to  extend the Raiders' lead to 12-0 going into the break.

The Eels came agonisingly close to hitting back with a try in  the 68th minute, Croker pulling off a superb low tackle to drag  Eels centre Ryan Morgan into touch.

Eels interchange Joseph Paulo was then sin-binned with seven  minutes to go after his early tackle on Shaun Fensom prevented a  certain try, Croker nailing the resulting penalty to give the  Raiders an unassailable 14-0 lead.

Young Raiders fullback Anthony Milford was classy at the back,  his handling skills tested by Eels halfback Kelly's kicking game on  countless occasions.

The win puts the Raiders one step closer to the club's home  winning streak record of 17, which was posted between 1993 and  1995.

Source: http://rss.skynews.com.au/c/34485/f/628638/s/2eec87c8/l/0L0Sskynews0N0Bau0Csport0Carticle0Baspx0Did0F8895710GvId0F/story01.htm
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: RNA on July 21, 2013, 07:41:05 PM
Check out the action shots from the Raiders 14-0 over the Eels at Canberra Stadium in round 19.

View photos: http://www.raiders.com.au/news-display/raiders/79906
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: RNA on July 21, 2013, 07:49:22 PM
Raiders v Eels - what we learned

CAMPO HAS IT ON A STRING

On the comeback trail from a second serious knee injury, it appears last week’s bye came at just the right time for Terry Campese. The Raiders skipper’s kicking game in horrid conditions was superb, one of the major differences between the teams. His short and long kicking game put Parramatta’s inexperienced back three under tremendous pressure all night. He also laid on first-half tries for winger Sami Sauiluma, with a brilliant delayed cut-out pass, and Jarrod Croker, with a well-placed bomb. He came under some criticism just before the bye, but he silenced that talk with arguably his best game of the year.

DRAGONS CURSE CONTINUES

He’s not even there yet, but already Sam Williams has been struck down by St George Illawarra’s ‘Canberra curse’. Wollongong bound next year, the Raiders halfback suffered a bad syndesmosis strain in Mounties’ NSW Cup win over Newcastle at Canberra Stadium on Saturday. It was the last thing the Dragons wanted given Williams’ likely halves partner next year, Melbourne’s Gareth Widdop, is out long term with a dislocated hip. The Dragons will have their fingers crossed their other Raiders recruit for next year, Joel Thompson, keeps himself out of harm’s way for the rest of the season.

ESKIMO WEATHER

You always expect Canberra Stadium to be a little chilly in mid-July, but the conditions on Saturday were at a new level. The official temperature at kick-off was 4.4 degrees. But the apparent temperature taking in the wind chill according to the Bureau of Meteorology was -5.5. The 7023 hardy souls which braved the conditions all deserve a medal. Special mention to Canberra’s cheerleaders the Raiderettes, who still performed their pre-match routine in their normal outfits.

Read more: http://canberratimes.com.au/rugby-league/raiders-v-eels--what-we-learned-20130720-2qbb1.html
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: RNA on July 21, 2013, 07:52:40 PM
Champagne Campese keeps Raiders in finals hunt

CANBERRA 14 PARRAMATTA 0

Canberra skipper Terry Campese rediscovered the form which won him a NSW jersey four years ago with a superb all-round performance in the Raiders 14-0 win over Parramatta on Saturday.

In disgraceful cold and wet conditions at Canberra Stadium, Campese delivered arguably his best effort of the year to help the Raiders leap into the top eight.

The apparent temperature hit minus four degrees for kick-off, but Campese showed last week's bye came at the perfect time with a red hot display.

On a second comeback from serious knee surgery, Campese's effort would have warmed the heart of coach David Furner and Canberra's fans.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-match-report/champagne-campese-keeps-raiders-in-finals-hunt-20130720-2qbag.html#ixzz2ZfjwRjV3
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: RNA on July 21, 2013, 07:56:21 PM
Campese proves he can run show in wet

For Canberra Raiders skipper Terry Campese, this time it was ‘‘personal’’.

Criticised for not running the football in the wet, Campese responded like class players do with a fine display in horrid conditions against Parramatta on Saturday.

It was a bitterly cold Canberra night, but his peformance in the 14-0 win would have warmed the hearts of the 7000 brave souls in the stands.

If the Raiders want to make an impact in September, they needs their key playmaker fit and firing.

Read more: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/rugby-league/campese-proves-he-can-run-show-in-wet-20130721-2qcc2.html#ixzz2ZfkRnPyl
Title: Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium
Post by: RNA on July 21, 2013, 08:04:06 PM
Canberra juniors stay on top after belting Eels

Holden Cup

OUTSIDE backs Andrew Heffernan and Jeremy Hawkins both scored hat-tricks to help Canberra Raiders to a 46-6 under-20 demolition of Parramatta on Saturday. The hosts scored eight tries to one to retain top spot on the ladder.

Star halfback Mitch Cornish was superb in his return from a two-week lay-off with an ankle injury, racking up 16 points through a try and six goals.

It was a welcome return to form for last year's grand finalists, who have been patchy without a handful of key players in recent weeks.

Cornish's display was timely after Canberra's standby NRL halfback Sam Williams suffered a bad ankle syndesmosis strain in Mounties' NSW Cup win over Newcastle.

Read more: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/canberra-juniors-stay-on-top-after-belting-eels-20130720-2qbr5.html#ixzz2ZfmYPFPj