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Re: Round 3 - Raiders V Tigers @ Campbelltown
« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2011, 01:37:45 PM »
I can't believe that some of you think we should drop Orford after only one game. Give the poor bloke a chance and be a bit patient while he finds his way back into the NRL. If it isn't working after awhile then we make changes to fix the problem but getting rid of him now will only slow his return down and put more undue pressure onto young Sam Williams. We can't expect Orford to be in full flight in his first game back in the NRL in years. 

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Re: Round 3 - Raiders V Tigers @ Campbelltown
« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2011, 04:55:35 PM »
Teams added to first post..

Wests Tigers v Canberra Raiders at CampbelltownSports Stadium, 7:30PM

Tigers: Wade McKinnon, Lote Tuqiri, Blake Ayshford, Chris Lawrence, Matt Utai, Benji Marshall, Robert Lui, Andrew Fifita, Robbie Farah, Keith Galloway, Simon Dwyer, Todd Payten, Chris Heighington. Interchange: Tim Moltzen, Aaron Woods, Jason Schirnack, Alan Schirnack. 

Raiders:
David Milne, Blake Ferguson, Jarrod Croker, Joel Thompson, Daniel Vidot, Josh McCrone, Matt Orford, Tom Learoyd-Lahrs, Glen Buttriss, David Shillington, Joe Picker, Bronson Harrison, Shaun Fensom.  Interchange: Travis Waddell, Trevor Thurling, Dane Tilse, Brett White, Josh Miller, James Stuart, Reece Robinson.

An there is still no Dugan! Ahh! Apart from that it looks good.. heres hoping Milne has a blinder  :great:

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Re: Round 3 - Raiders V Tigers @ Campbelltown
« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2011, 05:00:07 PM »
Raiders keep Dugan option open

Dynamic fullback Josh Dugan could return from injury for Canberra in Saturday's NRL clash with Wests Tigers, despite not being named in the team on Tuesday.

Dugan has missed the first two rounds as he recovers from a thigh injury but assistant coach Quentin Pongia indicated he could play the match at Campbelltown.

The Raiders named David Milne at fullback but will wait to see how Dugan gets through training this week before making a final decision.

"He (Dugan) needs to get a couple of training sessions under his belt," said Pongia.

Centre Jarrod Croker was named in the team but is also in doubt with a corked thigh.

Prop Brett White is set to return from his one-match suspension after being named on an extended bench.

Source: wwos.com.au top league stories

There is still a chance he could play then  :13:

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Re: Round 3 - Raiders V Tigers @ Campbelltown
« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2011, 06:12:46 PM »
Yeah, there was a chance he could play in the last two games but that was just hype by the club to try and get some more bums on seats. Would be nice if they didn't name him and get everyones hopes up until they know for sure that he is going to play this time because we need him so badly right now. Milne plays and we lose because he cant defend for shit. Decent attacking player when he is on his game but he is a horrible defender.

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Re: Round 3 - Raiders V Tigers @ Campbelltown
« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2011, 09:01:36 PM »
chill campo dude I bet you anything furner is just playing mind games with sheens hehe he will play unless im wrong

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Re: Round 3 - Raiders V Tigers @ Campbelltown
« Reply #20 on: March 23, 2011, 02:26:44 PM »
LEAGUE LEGENDS CUP UP FOR GRABS

The epic 1989 rugby league grand final – rated as one of the greatest premiership deciders of all time – will again be commemorated at Campbelltown Sports Stadium on Saturday, March 26.

Wests Tigers and Canberra Raiders will not only do battle for the two competition points in round three of the Telstra Premiership but they will also play for the 1989 League Legends Cup.

The League Legends Cup commemorates the 1989 Grand Final between the Canberra Raiders and the Balmain Tigers, won in extra time by the Raiders.

The Cup is played for each time Wests Tigers and Canberra meet in their first premiership match of the new season.

Wests Tigers have won two of the three League Legends Cups since it was first started between the two clubs in 2008.

1989 League Legends Cup History
2008: Canberra 30 d Wests Tigers 24, Canberra Stadium
2009: Wests Tigers 34 d Canberra 26, Campbelltown Stadium
2010: Wests Tigers 35 d Canberra 22, Canberra Stadium

Source: Weststigers.com.au

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Re: Round 3 - Raiders V Tigers @ Campbelltown
« Reply #21 on: March 23, 2011, 05:36:26 PM »
Love it how the Tigers like commemorating our wonderful grand final victory!  ;D

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Re: Round 3 - Raiders V Tigers @ Campbelltown
« Reply #22 on: March 23, 2011, 08:05:51 PM »
Raidercast for round 3 is out with a complete preview of the game. download here

I have a good feeling about this one. We never seem to have a problem getting up for the Tigers.  :great:

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Re: Round 3 - Raiders V Tigers @ Campbelltown
« Reply #23 on: March 23, 2011, 09:01:31 PM »
Yeah, there was a chance he could play in the last two games but that was just hype by the club to try and get some more bums on seats. Would be nice if they didn't name him and get everyones hopes up until they know for sure that he is going to play this time because we need him so badly right now. Milne plays and we lose because he cant defend for shit. Decent attacking player when he is on his game but he is a horrible defender.

Hype by the club? He was injured and he is our star player there is no point risking him if he is still injured that would just be dumb!

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Re: Round 3 - Raiders V Tigers @ Campbelltown
« Reply #24 on: March 23, 2011, 11:39:57 PM »
Preview: Tigers v Raiders
23 March 2011, 8:34 pm



VENUE and TIME: Campbelltown Stadium – Saturday, March 26, 7.30pm (AEST), 9.30pm (NZT)
COVERAGE: Fox Sports/Sky Sport
HEAD TO HEAD: Played 21 - Tigers 12, Raiders 9.
LAST TIME: Finals week two, 2010 – Tigers 26-24.

WALKING WOUNDED: The Raiders left Josh Dugan out of the line-up when they submitted their 17-man squad on Tuesday. But it would be no surprise if the flying No 1 makes a return from a calf injury. The Tigers are certainly expecting him to play. Centre Jarrod Croker (corked calf) is in doubt. Gareth Ellis (ankle) and Bryce Gibbs (knee) have been left off the team list, although they still hold out hope of playing a part.

FORM: The Tigers took a small step in the right direction with a tense win over the Warriors. It wasn't comprehensive and there was some good fortune involved, but at least that first win is on the board. Canberra were expected to see off Brisbane at home but never really got going. Disappointing doesn’t begin to describe it. The Tigers have won the last five straight against Canberra and have a four from five record against them at Campbelltown.

WHO'S HOT: Five-year deals in the NRL are harder to find than a mute ref so you know Chris Lawrence must be something special to be offered such a deal. The 21-year-old centre, who debuted out of school, has already notched up 92 NRL matches. His strike rate is better than a try a game and very few centres get the better of him in defence. He has already played for his country and NSW coach Ricky Stuart is a big fan. Origin selection is a distinct possibility this year. Veteran prop Todd Payten deserves to take a bow as he heads into game No.250 in the toughest position of them all.

WE THINK: The hour before kick-off will be interesting as we see just who will line-up for both sides. If Ellis and/or Gibbs make it back for the Tigers then they will be very warm favourites. Should Dugan return, the Raiders will feel a lot better about their chances. But given Wests' record over Canberra at Campbelltown, you can’t go past the home side. Tigers by 8

TEAMS:
Tigers: 1 Wade McKinnon, 2 Lote Tuqiri, 3 Blake Ayshford, 4 Chris Lawrence, 5 Matt Utai, 6 Benji Marshall,
7 Robert Lui, 8 Andrew Fifita, 9 Robbie Farah [c], 10 Keith Galloway, 11 Simon Dwyer, 12 Todd Payten, 13 Chris Heighington.
Interchange: 14 Tim Moltzen, 15 Aaron Woods, 16 Jason Schirnack, 17 Alan Schirnack.

Raiders: 1 David Milne, 2 Blake Ferguson, 3 Jarrod Croker, 4 Joel Thompson, 5 Daniel Vidot, 6 Josh McCrone, 7 Matt Orford, 8 Tom Learoyd-Lahrs,
9 Glen Buttriss, 10 David Shillington [c], 11 Joe Picker, 12 Bronson Harrison [c], 13 Shaun Fensom.
Interchange: 14 Travis Waddell, 15 Trevor Thurling, 16 Dane Tilse, 17 Brett White, 18 Josh Miller, 19 James Stuart, 20 Reece Robinson (three to be omitted).
 

Source: Sportal.com.au - Rugby League News Headlines


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Re: Round 3 - Raiders V Tigers @ Campbelltown
« Reply #25 on: March 24, 2011, 01:50:06 PM »
Tigers away the task for Raiders
24 March 2011, 9:08 am

CANBERRA RAIDERS v WESTS TIGERS
Campbelltown Sports Stadium, Saturday March 26 at 7.30pm
Referees: Jason Robinson and Chris James

WHAT’S AT STAKE
The Raiders will be out to make amends for their disappointing effort against the Broncos last weekend and this week they face the team that ended their 2010 campaign. It’s also the first away trip of the season and the Raiders will be keen to get a win on the road.

STATS BOX

HEAD TO HEAD

Played 21, Wests Tigers 12, Canberra 9

AT CAMPBELLTOWN SPORTS STADIUM

Played 5, Wests Tigers 4, Canberra 1

LAST 8 CLASHES

2010 - WESTS TIGERS 26 d. CANBERRA 24 at Canberra Stadium;
WESTS TIGERS 18 d. CANBERRA 8 at Leichhardt Oval;
WESTS TIGERS 35 d. CANBERRA 22 at Canberra Stadium.

2009 - WESTS TIGERS 25 d. CANBERRA 4 at Canberra Stadium;
WESTS TIGERS 34 d. CANBERRA 26 at Campbelltown Sports Stadium.

2008 - CANBERRA 30 d. WESTS TIGERS 24 at Canberra Stadium.

2007 - WESTS TIGERS 22 d. CANBERRA 16 at Canberra Stadium.

2006 - CANBERRA 19 d. WESTS TIGERS 18 at Campbelltown Sports Stadium.

Biggest Head-To-Head Wins

WESTS TIGERS 25 d. CANBERRA 4 at Canberra Stadium, 2009.
CANBERRA 26 d. WESTS TIGERS 6 at Canberra Stadium, 2002.

MATCH-UPS

Blake Ferguson - Lote Tuqiri
Ferguson has been one of the Raiders best in the opening two rounds of 2011, with his ability to jump above the pack becoming a big weapon for the Green Machine. Tuqiri is one of the most experienced wingers in the league and is dangerous if given open space.

Josh McCrone – Benji Marshall
McCrone is taking more and more responsibility each week for the Raiders and once he gets his long kicking game on song he will be an even more complete player. There’s no doubt his opposite number Benji Marshal is the Tigers most dangerous threat with the ball and the Raiders will need to limit his time with it.

Tom Learoyd-Lahrs – Todd Payten

Learoyd-Lahrs are becoming one of the best props on the game and he’ll be looking to make amends for a slow showing from the Raiders pack last weekend. Todd Payten began his career with the Raiders and will play his 250th match in the NRL this weekend against his former club.

HE SAID IT – with Jarrod Croker
“I think all the boys are keen to get one over them after they beat us in the finals last year and it should be a tough game.”

WORTH NOTING

* Matt Orford successfully made his Raiders debut last weekend
* The Raiders only score one try against the Broncos but seven the week before against Cronulla.
* Blake Ferguson leads the Raiders try scorers with two in two games
* The Raiders Toyota Cup kicks off against the Tigers at 5.15pm

Source: www.raiders.com.au - Canberra Raiders News Headlines


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Re: Round 3 - Raiders V Tigers @ Campbelltown
« Reply #26 on: March 24, 2011, 04:01:37 PM »
dam they they got a 5 game streak against us

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Re: Round 3 - Raiders V Tigers @ Campbelltown
« Reply #27 on: March 24, 2011, 05:12:46 PM »
dam they they got a 5 game streak against us

Doesnt mean much really. Look how we turned around a long losing streak against the Storm remember? Not much has been made of it so you wouldnt think its in the teams heads but I did hear someone I cant remember who saying that Furner has never coached a win against Tim Sheens which he may have in his mind. Dont know if he is like that but you could understand a little bit of master/apprentice rivalary going on

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Re: Round 3 - Raiders V Tigers @ Campbelltown
« Reply #28 on: March 24, 2011, 06:19:54 PM »
bounceback factor ftw! Tigers will be overconfidant and we will want to put in big efforts after last weeks disgrace.

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Re: Round 3 - Raiders V Tigers @ Campbelltown
« Reply #29 on: March 25, 2011, 09:17:19 AM »
If Dugan and Croker play like the Canberra Times seems to think then we will be looking much stronger for this one. We really need Dugans defence in a game like this against a good attacking side. He will also rip them to shreds if their D isn't up to scratch.