'12 | R21 | Sun | Raiders 6-36 Knights | Canberra

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Round 21 result: Raiders v Knights

Poll closed Jul 29, 2012.
  1. Canberra Raiders

    31.6%
  2. Newcastle Knights

    63.2%
  3. Draw after Golden Point

    5.3%
  1. Timmah

    Timmah LeagueUnlimited News Editor Staff Member

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    1. Josh Dugan 2. Sandor Earl 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Blake Ferguson 5. Reece Robinson 6. Josh McCrone 7. Sam Williams
    8. David Shillington 9. Travis Waddell 10. Tom Learoyd-Lars 11. Josh Papalii 12. Joel Thompson 13. Shaun Fensom

    Interchange: 14. Shaun Berrigan 15. Joe Picker 16. Mark Nicholls 17. Sam Mataora
    Reserves: 18. Jarrad Kennedy

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    1. Darius Boyd 2. Kevin Naiqama 3. Dane Gagai 4. Timana Tahu 5. Akuila Uate 6. Jarrod Mullen 7. Tyrone Roberts
    8. Zane Tetevano 9. Danny Buderus (c) 10. Willie Mason 11. Chris Houston 12. Joel Edwards 13. Neville Costigan

    Interchange: 14. Robbie Rochow 15. Zeb Taia 16. Adam Cuthbertson 17. Alex McKinnon
    Reserves: 18. Marvin Filipo


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    Referees
    Matt Cecchin and Gavin Morris
    Sideline Officials: Nick Beashel and Gavin Reynolds
    Video Referee: Bernard Sutton


    Related Matches :: Toyota Cup R21
    Raiders v Knights at Canberra, Sun 11:45am
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    Windsor Wolves (PEN) v Mounties (CAN) at Ringrose Park, Sun 12:45pm
    Newcastle Knights (NEW) v Illawarra Cutters (STI) at WIN Stadium, Sun 3:00pm

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  2. I Bleed Maroon

    I Bleed Maroon Coach

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    Both teams coming off good wins, very tough one to call. Canberra by 4 at home.
     
  3. Timmah

    Timmah LeagueUnlimited News Editor Staff Member

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    From memory Newcastle have an atrocious record in Canberra. I'd go Raiders... but then again their performance after smashing Melbourne left a lot to be desired so who knows.
     
  4. Allstar Knights

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    Gagai and Uate to tear up the Raiders left edge.

    Knights by 16.
     
  5. skeepe

    skeepe Referee

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    Danger game. On paper we should win easily, but we always seem to get complacent against the shit teams.
     
  6. Jobdog

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    The Knights are shit, the Raiders are the real deal. Their all-conquering backline featuring Jarrod Croker will have a field day.

    Yeah three wins and a draw (all Sunday afternoons FTR) in our 25 year existence.
     
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  7. Pete Cash

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    Have not been playing inspiring football at home of late. So thats the worry.
     
  8. Fire

    Fire First Grade

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    Got a soft spot for both teams. Knights, simply because of the Bennett factor. He'll know how to prep his troops at training this week.
     
  9. Apey

    Apey Moderator Staff Member

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    Knights because Raiders seem to go shit after a surprising win.

    Although Knights winning 3 in a row at this stage might be fairly wishful thinking.
     
  10. Silent Knight

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    Raiders are morals for this and deserved favourites. The only way the Knights are going to stay in this match is if the referees help them. A couple of flukey wins against last year's grand finalists doesn't make a finals team.

    We clearly showed how ineffective we were against the Raiders a few rounds ago and I can't see us getting over the top of their superior forward pack. They will completely dominate us because they're stronger, taller and faster in all departments.

    Raiders by 50. It's in the bag for them. You heard it here first.
     
  11. Raider_69

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    Gee knights fans must be worried, already trying to talk us up to put the pressure
    Wayne Bennett coached sides has never beaten a Dave Furner coached side
    Im not going to play the "knights are much better than us, they should beat us" reverse psychology shit

    the raiders are a much better football side and should win comfortably if they show up with the correct attitude.
     
  12. Jobdog

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    Not reverse psychology mate. Your all-conquering side should belt us.
     
  13. the dude

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    Winning team still has a sniff, losing team is done for 2012. Big game.

    I would prefer a Raiders win but they can't be relied on to put in 2 solid performances consecutively. Knights by 8.
     
  14. Hutty1986

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    I'm not too sure how the Raiders could be considered a "much better football side"by any stretch. This is a completely 50/50 game, should be a good'un!
     
  15. Vic Mackey

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    I'm glad that the fans of these two teams hate each other. It makes it interesting for those of us who actually follow significant teams.
     
  16. Proud2BeCanberran

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    We're at home. We'll lose.
     
  17. Noname36

    Noname36 First Grade

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    That's questionable IMO. They have a better pack for sure (everyone has a better pack than the Knights), but I'd say the Knights' backs would have the Raiders' backs covered easily.

    I'm still going to tip the Raiders though. Our record down in Canberra is pretty terrible, as is Bennett's record against Furner. I also can't see our forwards performing 3 weeks in a row.
     
  18. AlwaysGreen

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    Knights by a lot. Our side is unstablely bipolar.

    That said I'd like to see the raiders put in a decent display at home for the long suffering fans.
     
  19. Haynetrain

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    Bloody Raiders,i tip them and they run last by 60 lengths,i tip against them and they win hard held by 100 lengths

    Draw o_O
     
  20. Timmah

    Timmah LeagueUnlimited News Editor Staff Member

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    :lol:

    Requoted as "the Raiders continued the Dragons hoodoo 2009-11, and Canberra beat Newcastle earlier this year".
     

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