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Round 9 LIVE - Raiders vs Warriors @ Eden Park #NRLWARCAN
« on: May 09, 2014, 11:24:00 PM »


Canberra Raiders vs NZ Warriors
Round 9 - Saturday 10th May 2014
Eden Park, Auckland NZ
NYC: 12:30pm NZ/10:30am AEST - Sky/Fox
NSW: 2:30pm NZ/12:30pm AEST - Sky/Fox
NRL: 5pm NZ/3pm AEST - Sky/Fox
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Re: Round 9 LIVE - Raiders vs Warriors @ Eden Park #NRLWARCAN
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2014, 11:24:41 PM »


The Canberra Raiders have made some changes to their starting line-up for their clash against the New Zealand on Saturday, with Paul Vaughan and Dane Tilse in the starting team for the match against the Warriors.

Vaughan will start for the Raiders in the second row, while Tilse returns to the starting team in the front row, with Josh Papalii and David Shillington moving back to the interchange bench.

The only other change for the Raiders comes on the bench with Kyle O’Donnell replacing Shannon Boyd, who will miss one week with a sternum injury.

Jarrad Kennedy is the 18th man.

NRL: CANBERRA RAIDERS V NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
SATURDAY MAY 10, 5.00PM (NZT), EDEN PARK

1.       Anthony Milford

2.       Reece Robinson

3.       Jarrod Croker

4.       Matt Allwood

5.       Bill Tupou

6.       Jack Wighton

7.       Terry Campese (C)

8.       Dane Tilse

9.       Glen Buttriss

10.   Brett White

11.   Paul Vaughan

12.   Joel Edwards

13.   Shaun Fensom

14.   Josh McCrone

15.   Kyle O’Donnell

16.   David Shillington

17.   Josh Papalii

18.   Jarrad Kennedy

INJURIES

Shannon Boyd (Sternum) – Round 10

Edrick Lee (Foot) -Season 

Jeff Lynch (Knee) – Season

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Re: Round 9 LIVE - Raiders vs Warriors @ Eden Park #NRLWARCAN
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2014, 11:26:45 PM »
Vodafone Warriors head coach Andrew McFadden has teamed up 22-year-olds Ben Henry and Konrad Hurrell as the team’s starting centres for Saturday’s ninth-round NRL clash against the Canberra Raiders at Eden Park (5.00pm kick-off).

Henry had Ngani Laumape as his centres partner in the 16-10 Anzac Day win over the Melbourne Storm with Hurrell being introduced to the contest from the interchange bench.

A reshuffle has been forced following the injury-enforced absence of winger David Fusitu’a, who is battling a shoulder injury he picked up against the Storm.

With Thomas Leuluai still troubled by an ongoing groin complaint, Chad Townsend will again partner Kiwi international Shaun Johnson in the halves.

McFadden has been able to name the same starting forward pack used at AAMI Park while he has selected a five-man bench including Kevin Locke, who is in contention to make his 88th NRL appearance and his first of the season. The others on the bench are Feleti Mateo, Suaia Matagi, the recalled Sione Lousi and the returning Ben Matulino, who missed the last two games through suspension.

“It’s a shame for David to miss out after doing really for us against the Dragons and the Storm,” he said.

“But we’re able to shift Ngani out to the wing again start with Ben and Konrad in the centres.”

McFadden said it was also a significant boost to have Matulino back in the front row mix with Sam Rapira, Jacob Lillyman and Matagi.

While the Vodafone Warriors go into the contest on the back of one of the most impressive victories in the club’s history, Canberra is coming off one of its most humiliating losses after being trounced 54-18 by Manly on April 27.

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS v CANBERRA RAIDERS

Eden Park, Auckland

5.00pm, Saturday, May 10

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS

1 SAM TOMKINS

2 NGANI LAUMAPE

3 KONRAD HURRELL

4 BEN HENRY

5 MANU VATUVEI

6 CHAD TOWNSEND

7 SHAUN JOHNSON

8 SAM RAPIRA

9 NATHAN FRIEND

10 JACOB LILLYMAN

11 JAYSON BUKUYA

12 SIMON MANNERING (c)

13 SEBASTINE IKAHIHIFO

Interchange:

14 FELETI MATEO

15 SUAIA MATAGI

16 SIONE LOUSI

17 BEN MATULINO

18 KEVIN LOCKE

Source: http://www.warriors.co.nz/news/2014/05/06/nrl_round_9_henry_and_hurrell_paired.html

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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2014, 11:29:14 PM »
Three players – all in the backline – will make their debuts for the Vodafone Junior Warriors in Saturday’s ninth-round NYC clash against the Canberra Raiders at Eden Park (2.40pm kick-off).

With co-captain Mason Lino stepping up to play for the club’s New South Wales Cup side, Mikaere Beattie will line up at halfback.

Beattie has a background in rugby union and rugby league.

In union he was in the champion Hamilton Boys’ High School First XV and he also played league for Hamilton City Tigers. Boasting a background in touch as well, he has been playing for the Papakura Sea Eagles in Auckland’s Fox Memorial championship.

Making their debuts on the wing will be Paul Ulberg and John Wesley Tauti (known as Wesley Tauti).

Former Aotea College pupil Ulberg played his junior rugby league for the Porirua Vikings, represented the Wellington Orcas and was selected in the New Zealand Resident 18s last year.

Mangere East’s Tauti, an Otahuhu College product, was picked up by the Vodafone Warriors from their open NYC trial last November.

Coming back into the back row is Matiu Love-Henry.

The Vodafone Junior Warriors go into Saturday’s match after a 14-36 loss to Melbourne in their last outing.

 

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VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS v CANBERRA RAIDERS

Eden Park, Auckland

2.40pm, Saturday, May 10

 

VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS

1 BRAD ABBEY

2 PAUL ULBERG

3 ADAM TUIMAVAVE-GERRARD

4 KEN MAUMALO

5 JOHN WESLEY TAUTI

6 MAFOA’AEATA HINGANO

7 MIKAERE BEATTIE

8 SAM LISONE (c)

9 KURT ROBINSON

10 KOUMA SAMSON

11 MICHAEL KI

12 MATIU LOVE-HENRY

13 JAMES BELL

Interchange:

14 JAMES TAYLOR

15 ALAMOTI FINAU

16 JORDAN BALDWINSON

17 SOLOMONE KATA

18 MASON TONKS

COACH: STACEY JONES

Source: http://www.warriors.co.nz/news/2014/05/07/nyc_round_9_three_new_faces_0.html

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Re: Round 9 LIVE - Raiders vs Warriors @ Eden Park #NRLWARCAN
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2014, 11:31:35 PM »


The Raiders Queensland under 20's representatives Luke Bateman, Patrick Mago and Brenko Lee have all been named to play for the Raiders this week, after the under 20's Origin match against NSW last Saturday night.

The team is the same 17 which defeated the Manly Sea Eagles in round eight.

NYC: CANBERRA RAIDERS V NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
SATURDAY MAY 10, 2.45PM, EDEN PARK

1.       Ricky Garard

2.       Jake Wheeler

3.       Brenko Lee

4.       Jared McIlwrick

5.       Lachlan Hurst

6.       Matthew Frawley

7.       Andrew Heffernan

8.       Brett Solomon

9.       Trent Schubach

10.   Mitchell Barnett

11.   Patrick Mago (C)

12.   Scott Doyle

13.   Luke Bateman (C)

14.   Jamal Nchouki

15.   Josh Baker

16.   Jules Webley

17.   Mitchell Shaw

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Re: Round 9 LIVE - Raiders vs Warriors @ Eden Park #NRLWARCAN
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2014, 11:36:34 PM »
Warriors v Raiders NRL preview
Eden Park
Saturday 5pm (NZT)

Two sides with so much promise yet so little to show for it go head-to-head on Saturday when the Warriors host the Raiders at Eden Park.

Despite being responsible for some of the best attacking moments of the 2014 season, after eight rounds these two teams sit next to each other near the bottom of the NRL ladder. The Raiders are in 14th and the Warriors 13th, sharing the same 3-5 record.

While the New Zealanders travelled to Melbourne and came away with a morale-boosting 16-10 victory two weeks ago, the Raiders were flogged 54-18 by Manly in their last outing, allowing their opponents to score more than a point a minute in the first half.

The Warriors have all of their players who were involved in last Friday’s Test backing up, although youngster Siliva Havili has dropped straight back to the NSW Cup with a couple of more experienced faces returning to the side.

Young winger David Fusitua is out with a shoulder injury, which sees Ngani Laumape shift onto the wing and Konrad Hurrell start at right centre. Ben Matulino and Sione Lousi return to the interchange after serving suspensions, while Kevin Locke, who earlier this week penned a deal with Salford in the Super League for next season, is 18th man.

Italian World Cup representative Paul Vaughan is promoted to the starting squad for the Raiders, along with Dane Tilse. That sees Josh Papalii and David Shillington shunted to the bench, while Kyle O’Donnell replaces the injured Shannon Boyd.

Watch Out Warriors: Despite their lowly position on the ladder, the Raiders have lost back-to-back games only once this season, tending to rebound positively after what we assume is a quality spray from coach Ricky Stuart. Losing is hard to forget, being embarrassed by 36 points is even tougher to clear from the mind. The Raiders won’t have any trouble getting fired up for this one.

Don’t expect a reprieve when State of Origin tried players Brett White, Shillington and Papalii are off the field; the Raiders are getting great value out of their lesser-known men so far this year too. Last week, in a badly-beaten side, Vaughan ran for more than 100 metres in just 30 minutes on the park and this week is rewarded with a start in the second row. Meanwhile, lock Shaun Fensom is fast cementing his reputation as one of the most reliable players in the competition. In seven games this year he averages 46 tackles and has missed only six in total.

Watch Out Raiders: The Warriors gained a huge confidence boost from their win over the Storm two weeks ago and history shows a victory in Melbourne mid-season can inspire them to some lofty heights. In 2011, a win in the traditional Anzac Day game stirred them to a five-game winning streak en route to a grand final appearance. In two of their past three seasons the club has gone on a five-game winning run after Round 7; is history about to be repeated?

The Green Machine were run ragged in their last game by a young halfback with pace and confidence. On that occasion it was Manly’s Daly Cherry-Evans but the description also fits this week’s opponent Shaun Johnson, who will be looking to emulate his Australian counterpart’s effort of four try assists and two line breaks. The Raiders need to greatly improve their defence in the middle if they want to avoid another embarrassment.

Plays To Watch: Fullbacks chiming into the backline as another playmaking option is nothing new in today’s game but few do it better than these two teams. It helps that they possess genuine threats at the back in Sam Tomkins and Anthony Milford, who are equally talented in assisting their teammates as they are in ducking over for a four-pointer themselves.

Watch out too for plenty of close-range drives from the big mobile forward packs both sides contain. Vaughan did it for the Raiders against the Storm a few weeks ago to score the winning try, while men like Suaia Matagi and Sebastine Ikahihifo for the Warriors also have the size and footwork to threaten.

Where It Will Be Won: Both sides sit among the worst defensively in the NRL, with Canberra leaking more tries (36) than any other outfit in the competition. The Warriors haven’t been much better, averaging 30 missed tackles through their opening eight matches.

With the talent both teams have it seems unlikely points will be hard to come by, so whoever can come up with the goods in defence will go a long way to winning at Eden Park.

The History: Played 30; Raiders 17, Warriors 13. The last time these two clashed on Kiwi soil it was a bitter old day for the Raiders, going down 50-16 in the final regular season game of 2013. Although the overall head-to-head record sits in Canberra’s favour, only six of their 17 victories have come in Auckland and only two of them happened in the last 13 years.

Match Officials: Referees – Gavin Morris and Henry Perenara; Sideline Officials – Jeff Younis and Dan Eastwood; Video Referees – Bernard Sutton and Reece Williams.

Televised: Sky Sport 2 - Live 3pm (NZT); Fox Sports - Live 5pm (AEST).

The Way We See It: Neither of these teams inspire too much confidence when it comes to tipping and their form is all over the place. Canberra find it hard to win in Auckland and face a Warriors team still flying high from an upset win on Anzac Day. Momentum is an important thing in rugby league and right now the New Zealand club have some, so expect them to finally break their Eden Park hoodoo and win this one by eight points.

Source: http://www.nrl.com/warriors-v-raiders-preview/tabid/10874/newsid/78206/default.aspx

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Re: Round 9 LIVE - Raiders vs Warriors @ Eden Park #NRLWARCAN
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2014, 10:42:47 AM »
We're ready to start a huge Raiders triple header from across the ditch in NZ. It all starts right now with Mounties vs the Warriors in the NSW Cup. Both sides are now out on Eden Park. Mounties kick off and it's game on!

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« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2014, 10:51:13 AM »
Still nil all so far after 8 mins but Mounties have been putting lots of pressure on the Warriors. Cornish has been kicking exceptionally well.

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« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2014, 10:55:11 AM »
Warriors score first against the run of play. A sneaky little grubber into the in goal from Kata sees him pounce on the ball for the try. Conversion hits the posts but goes in. NZ 6-0 after 11 mins.

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« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2014, 11:01:26 AM »
NZ score again after getting a penalty. Waetford gets a good offload after what was overwise a scrappy last play option and slices through to score. Conversion successful. NZ 12-0 after 17 mins.

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« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2014, 11:10:07 AM »
Mounties score! McIlwrick spins out of a tackle from dummy half close to the line and dives over under the posts. Cornish converts. NZ 12-6 after 26 mins.

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« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2014, 11:18:33 AM »
Mounties are in again! Big Pangai gets the ball out wide and barges his way through a couple of players and slams the ball down. Too big, too strong! Cornish converts from the sideline. 12 all after 33 mins.

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« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2014, 11:26:31 AM »
Half time at Eden Park, 12 all between Mounties and the Warriors. High quality game!

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« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2014, 11:37:15 AM »
Second half is under way at Eden Park between Mounties and the Warriors in the NSW Cup. It's 12 all after a high quality first half from both teams.

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« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2014, 11:40:51 AM »
Mounties score! Big Super Sami gets across on the wing with a leaping dive into the corner. Great finish! Cornish misses the conversion from the sideline. Mounties 16-12 after 43 mins.