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Round 5 - Raiders vs Panthers @ Sportingbet Stadium
« on: April 02, 2014, 05:40:18 PM »


Canberra Raiders V Penrith Panthers
Round 5 - Saturday 5th April 2014
Penrith Stadium, Sydney NSW
NYC: 3:15pm AEDT
NRL: 5:30pm AEDT - Fox Sports
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Re: Round 5 - Raiders vs Panthers @ Sportingbet Stadium
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2014, 06:04:46 PM »
There have been a few big changes to Ivan Cleary’s side this week.

Tim Grant returns after playing in our NSW Cup side that beat Wentworthville last weekend, Josh Mansour and Peter Wallace are back from injury, Sika Manu is in the starting line-up, and young Dallin Watene-Zelezniak will make his NRL debut!

Nigel Plum and Lewis Brown drop back to the bench, while Kevin Naiqama will add some strength and speed to our reserve grade side.

1.Matt MOYLAN
2.Dallin WATENE-ZELEZNIAK
3.Dean WHARE
4.Jamal IDRIS
5.Josh MANSOUR
6.Jamie SOWARD
7.Peter WALLACE (C)
8.Tim GRANT
9.Kevin KINGSTON (C)
10.Sam MCKENDRY
11.Sika MANU
12.Elijah TAYLOR
13.Adam DOCKER

INTERCHANGE: 14. James SEGEYARO, 15. Jeremy LATIMORE, 16. Nigel PLUM, 17. Lewis BROWN, 18. Tyrone PEACHEY

Source: http://www.penrithpanthers.com.au/news/2014/04/01/round_5_v_canberra.html

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Re: Round 5 - Raiders vs Panthers @ Sportingbet Stadium
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2014, 06:06:40 PM »
PANTHERS NYC TEAM v RAIDERS: Sportingbet Stadium, Saturday 5th April. Kickoff: 1.15pm

Trent Barrett has named a similar team this week to last week’s, but has shuffled a few players around into different positions.

Eddie Aiono returns to the wing with Waqa Blake inside him in the centres, while Sione Katoa moves from the bench into the starting line-up at hooker.

Big Wellington Albert has also been named on the bench this week.

1.Logan GEYER
2.Joshua JAY
3.Brent NADEN
4.Waqa BLAKE
5.Eddie AIONO
6.Jarrod BRACKENHOFER
7.Sam SCARLETT
8.Andy SAUNDERS
9.Sione KATOA
10.Myles TAUELI
11.Atonio PELESASA
12.Bryce CARTWRIGHT
13.Brendan ATTWOOD

INTERCHANGE: 14. Corey HARAWIRA, 15. Jordan HALL, 16. Wellington ALBERT, 17. Josh GRANT, 19. Moses LEOTA

Source: http://www.penrithpanthers.com.au/news/2014/04/01/round_5_v_canberra.html

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Re: Round 5 - Raiders vs Panthers @ Sportingbet Stadium
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2014, 06:09:29 PM »


The Raiders have named their NYC team to take on the Penrith Panthers on Saturday at Sportingbet Stadium.

Coach Mick Mantelli has made some changes, with Trae Clarke coming back onto the wing to replace Rourke O'Sullivan, while Brett Solomon, Dylan McGrath and Jules Webley have been added to an extended bench.

NYC: CANBERRA RAIDERS V PENRITH PANTHERS
SATURDAY APRIL 5, 1.10PM, SPORTINGBET STADIUM

1.       Ricky Garard

2.       Trae Clarke

3.       Brenko Lee

4.       Jack Creith

5.       Lachlan Hurst

6.       Matthew Frawley

7.       Andrew Heffernan

8.       Mitchell Shaw

9.       Trent Schubach

10.   Mitchell Barnett

11.   Patrick Mago (C)

12.   Tevita Pangai Junior

13.   Luke Bateman (C)

14.   Scott Doyle

15.   Jared McIlwrick

16.   Brett Solomon

17.   Kilu Pangai

18.   Dylan McGrath

19.   Jules Webley

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Re: Round 5 - Raiders vs Panthers @ Sportingbet Stadium
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2014, 06:12:24 PM »


NRL Team Announcement: Fensom and Edwards named for Raiders

Shaun Fensom and Joel Edwards have been named to take on the Panthers this weekend at Sportingbet Stadium, but will undergo fitness tests later in the week to determine if they are able to take the field in Penrith.

Scans to Fensom’s elbow revealed no serious damage, after he hyperextended it in an awkward tackle against Souths, while Edwards will be assessed after he left the field last Sunday with concussion.

The Raiders have named an unchanged line-up to the team which defeated South Sydney, with David Shillington named to start this weekend, after he was a late swap with Shannon Boyd to start against Souths.

Jake Foster has been named 18th man.

The Raiders will wear their special Legacy Jersey for the match against Penrith, to help celebrate in the NRL’s heritage round.

The unique Jersey features the name of every Canberra Raider player to have played first grade up until the end of the 2013 season, as well as featuring the years of the three Raiders Premierships (1989, 1990 and 1994).

NRL: CANBERRA RAIDERS V PENRITH PANTHERS
SATURDAY APRIL 5, 5.30PM, SPORTINGBET STADIUM

1.       Anthony Milford

2.       Reece Robinson

3.       Jarrod Croker

4.       Matt Allwood

5.       Bill Tupou

6.       Jack Wighton

7.       Terry Campese (C)

8.       David Shillington

9.       Glen Buttriss

10.   Brett White

11.   Jarrad Kennedy

12.   Joel Edwards

13.   Shaun Fensom

14.   Josh McCrone

15.   Paul Vaughan

16.   Dane Tilse

17.   Shannon Boyd

18.   Jake Foster

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Re: Round 5 - Raiders vs Panthers @ Sportingbet Stadium
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2014, 06:19:16 PM »


Panthers v Raiders Preview
Sportingbet Stadium
Saturday, 5.30pm (AEDT)


Sometimes in the NRL you've just gotta shrug your shoulders, roll your eyes, and admit that it was just "one of them games".

That was certainly the out-dated rugby league cliche that Penrith coach Ivan Cleary muttered after his men was out-classed, out-enthused, and out-worked 32-16 by a determined Parramatta outfit last Saturday night.
 
Clearly these 2014 Eels refused to buy into the idea that their chest-pumping neighbours joined the rugby league elite this year, exposing vulnerability in the Penrith defence that hadn't been seen over the first three weeks.
 
And the loss has driven Cleary to make a number of changes this week, recalling embattled prop Tim Grant into his run-on side and handing 18-year-old whiz kid Dallin Watene-Zelezniak a debut on the wing for the injured David Simmons (hamstring).

In arguably Penrith's strongest team, co-captain Peter Wallace has been named to play just his second game alongside five-eighth Jamie Soward in place of Isaac John, Josh Mansour replaces Kevin Naiqama on the other wing, while Sika Manu has also been given a run-on start with Lewis Brown reassigned to the bench.
 
For the Raiders, last Sunday's 30-18 pummelling of the Rabbitohs was also "one of those games" - although in this case a quirky twist where everything just seemed to go right.

Undaunted by an angry and out-of-form South Sydney, the Raiders completed a match-defining 92 per cent of their sets and made just four errors for the 80 minutes.
 
For one game at least, the sleeping giant that is the Green Machine was at its rollicking best, with fullback Anthony Millford making the most of a starting front row combination of David Shillington and Brett White that engineered 250 metres between them.
 
And to think that they did it without the workload of Holden NRL Fantasy king Shaun Fensom for over half the game... you can understand why the Raiders will arrive at the foot of the mountains in a buoyant mood.

Strategically placed at the family-friendly time of 5:30pm on what is the final day of daylight saving until next summer, the stage is set for this Heritage Round match-up where both sides will want to prove that last week's showing was more than "one of them games".

Watch Out Panthers: According to Champion Stats, you've missed a total of 129 tackles - the second most in the competition. And, as fate would have it, you come up against a side that has forced its opponents into missing almost just as many, 125 to be exact – good for fourth-best in the NRL. Put the two together and, on paper at least, it's all green lights at the foot of the mountains.
 
Penrith's main offenders are: Isaac John (12 missed tackles), Dean Whare (12), Adam Docker (11), Josh Mansour (11) and Jamie Soward (11).
 
And on the flip side, the opposition threats will be posed by Anthony Milford (22 tackle breaks), Jarrod Corker (13) and Matthew Allwood (11).
 
Watch Out Raiders: Consider this your lucky day. Particularly you commentator-type folk. For Saturday, April 5 marks the day you'll remember the can't-be-forgotten name of Dallin Watene-Zelezniak. The Panthers have been big on this St Clair Comet since he laced up a boot as a junior. Just 18 years of age, they figure now's the time to unleash this Israel Folau-like prototype on the NRL.
 
At 186 centimetres and 92 kilograms, he's got it all: speed, agility and skill. And to think this outstanding athletic specimen is nowhere near done developing his body. There's no downplaying this young fella, he'll be around for a long while.
 
Plays To Watch: Canberra will have taken note of Penrith's soft underbelly against the Eels last week, twice conceding tries at dummy-half. Hooker Glen Buttriss isn't a noted force close to the line, but replacement substitute Josh McCrone is a goer, while distress signals need to be sounded if Terry Campese or Anthony Milford rush into acting half.
 
On the flipside, former Knights winger Kevin Naiqama must've brought a bookshelf of Matt Gidley DVDs to Penrith over the summer after teammate Dean Whare twice split Parramatta's left edge with a couple of Gidley-esque flick passes. After starting the season on the left, his shift back to the right in Round 2 re-united him with last year's top tryscorer in the competition, David Simmons, but the veteran flyer has been ruled out for a month with a hamstring tear so it will be young Watene-Zelezniak (or potentially Mansour) more likely to profit here.
 
Where It Will Be Won: After a month of footy, the Raiders have been forced to tackle their opposition inside their 20m line the second most in the NRL (307). Meanwhile, the Panthers sit second in the competition for being tackled inside the opposition 20m line (298). So if the pattern continues, this game will literally be won inside Canberra's red zone.
 
The History: Played 64; Panthers 31, Raiders 32, drawn 1. Having split their past 12 clashes, Saturday's game presents an opportunity for Penrith to square their overall ledger against their 1990 and 1991 grand final opponents at 32 wins apiece. In fact, just 10 points separate the two clubs over the 64 games – the Panthers lead the Raiders 1,330 to 1,320. The two sides split their two games last year, winning their respective matches at home 32-10 in Penrith, and then 24-12 in Canberra.

Match Officials: Referees – Adam Devcich and Chris James; Touch Judges – Paul Holland and Jon Stone; Video Referees – Chris Ward and Paul Mellor.
 
Televised: Fox Sports 1 – Live 5.30pm (AEDT).

The Way We See It: Tough one to pick, so we'll just follow the form guide. Penrith's reads: W-L-W-L. And Canberra's goes: L-W-L-W. Well, there you go. Tipping's not that hard, is it? Panthers to win by eight points.

*Statistics: Champion Data.

Source: http://www.nrl.com/panthers-v-raiders-preview/tabid/10874/newsid/77308/default.aspx

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Re: Round 5 - Raiders vs Panthers @ Sportingbet Stadium
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2014, 01:50:00 PM »
Legacy jersey to inspire Raiders



Rangy Raiders front-rower Dane Tilse has spoken with pride of Canberra's heritage, embodied in a 'legacy' jumper they will wear on Saturday afternoon against Penrith for Men of League Heritage Round.

The jumper contains the name of every man to have played first-grade for the Raiders and if you look close enough you'll see not one, but two, Tilses – with Dane's dad, Mick, being a part of the inaugural Raiders side in 1982.

"It's something I'm very proud of. Obviously this club has got a big history and with my dad being down here playing the first game – hopefully we can do the new heritage jersey proud," Tilse said.

"[Dad] said they had a good time the first couple of years. They had guys from all over the place and they all happened to come together as a team. They had some tough periods and some really good times as well."

Rowan Brennan, another member of the 1982 Raiders squad, described the legacy jersey as a great honour considering the class of players he is listed alongside. He spoke fondly when describing the initial years of the Raiders club.

"We were all outsiders so we all had to bond together and we became very close – as a result it was like family. The culture that we produced, you literally died for each other on and off the field," Brennan said.

Speaking of on the field, Tilse cannot wait to get out to Sportingbet Stadium "full steam ahead' and "get into them" come Saturday, when the Raiders take on a physical Panthers forward pack.

"We want to get two wins in a row. It's a pretty good effort if we can win three out of five with only the one home game, so it will be good if we can achieve that," Tilse said.

"There have some really good hitters there in [Adam] Docker and Nigel Plum and Tim Grant, [Sam] McKendry - they've got a really strong forward pack. We're going to have to be really good."

Raiders lock, Shaun Fensom is another who is keen to secure his side's recent form despite being under an injury cloud after suffering an elbow strain last weekend.

"We ended up getting away with the win [last weekend] with only two men on the bench, we need to consolidate that and go into this week and also get a win so we can start getting some wins back-to-back," Fensom said.

"The Panthers are a very physical side. They run very strong and we're going to have to take it to them up the middle."

Source: http://www.nrl.com/legacy-jersey-to-inspire-raiders/tabid/10874/newsid/77362/default.aspx

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Re: Round 5 - Raiders vs Panthers @ Sportingbet Stadium
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2014, 01:55:38 PM »
Half time in the Holden Cup between the Raiders and Panthers. Penrith lead 10-8. Lee and Hurst have gotten four pointers for the Raiders in the first half while Attwood and Scarlett scored for the Panthers.

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« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2014, 02:51:40 PM »
Full time in the Holden Cup, Panthers 42 Raiders 12. Wasn't our day in the 20s. Score was 10-8 at half time but the Panthers came out firing in the second half. Bring on the NRL!

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Re: Round 5 - Raiders vs Panthers @ Sportingbet Stadium
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2014, 05:35:41 PM »
We're ready for kickoff at Penrith between the Panthers and Raiders. Both teams are waring a heritage jersey today, Raiders looks great! Panthers kickoff and start play. Go mighty Raiders!

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Re: Round 5 - Raiders vs Panthers @ Sportingbet Stadium
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2014, 05:47:36 PM »
Time off with Edwards knocked out cold trying to make a tackle. He's come to now and is trying to get up but the trainers are holding him down. He's not in a good way after a head knock and it's highly unlikely he'll be back today. Looks like a nasty concussion. Vaughan getting ready to replace him. They've brought the stretcher out for him and are putting him onto it slowly and are taking every precaution. Entire crowd claps him off as do all the players. Play will resume at 6 mins gone and nil all.

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Re: Round 5 - Raiders vs Panthers @ Sportingbet Stadium
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2014, 05:53:25 PM »
Video ref Panthers ref thinks try. Looks like Croker may have saved this. Soward bombs high and Sami drops it then Penrith spread the ball wide and it ends up with the winger who takes on Croker and loses. Brilliant tackle! No try and scrum to Raiders.

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Re: Round 5 - Raiders vs Panthers @ Sportingbet Stadium
« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2014, 05:53:58 PM »
It has just started belting down rain in Penrith.

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Re: Round 5 - Raiders vs Panthers @ Sportingbet Stadium
« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2014, 05:56:25 PM »
Edwards just heavily concussed but is ok apart from that.

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Re: Round 5 - Raiders vs Panthers @ Sportingbet Stadium
« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2014, 05:58:04 PM »
Still nil all after 15 mins. The rain is still bucketing down.