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NYC Preview: Raiders v Roosters

Zachary Gates

NYC Rd12 Preview

The Canberra Raiders will be out to snap a two-game losing streak with a new-look side when they host the Sydney Roosters at GIO Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Brett White’s men will be without front-rower Emre Guler and second-rower Jack Murchie as they look to bounce back from a heartbreaking 23-22 loss to the Eels on Saturday evening.

Guler and Murchie have earned call-ups to the New South Wales U20 State of Origin squad after running out for the Kangaroos in Australia’s 46-22 win over the Kiwis on the first Friday of May.

Matthew Scott and Jacob Field will slot in for Guler and Murchie respoectively, while Komiti Tuilagi will come in for Wesley Tameifuna on the left-wing in the only other change to the team that narrowly lost to the Eels last weekend.

The 11th-placed Raiders will look to remain in close range of the top eight when they butt heads with a Roosters outfit perched in eighth on the ladder.

The Tricolours will be out to secure their second win on the trot after thumping a hapless Bulldogs outfit 44-14 on Sunday.

However, the Raiders have a good record at GIO Stadium this season with four wins in their last four matches, including a 36-14 win against Manly in their most recent match in Canberra.

Head to GIO Stadium to see the Raiders NYC side take on the Roosters at 1:15pm or follow the Raiders Twitter for live match updates.