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NYC Match Preview: Raiders v Knights

James Coman

Canberra, Australia - August 20 : NYC Round 24  GIO Stadium on August  20 2017 in Canberra Australia

 NRL Photos: Keegan Carroll
Canberra, Australia - August 20 : NYC Round 24 GIO Stadium on August 20 2017 in Canberra Australia NRL Photos: Keegan Carroll

The Canberra Raiders under 20’s will be looking to take revenge on the Newcastle Knights and make the most of their final home game of the season.

With finals football still on the cards for Newcastle, the Raiders will be out to spoil their party and get payback for their 32-6 defeat back in round 10.

The Knights sit just one position outside the top eight in ninth with a win potentially moving them into 6th.

While the Raiders can’t make the finals, the added motivation of their last home game of the year and a final chance to impress coach Brett White in front of a home crowd might be enough to get them over the line.

The Raiders will field an unchanged side from the one that fell to the Penrith Panthers last week with Lachlan Cooper getting hooker duties over Jarred Tuite and Erin Clark retaining the captaincy.

The Knights have been in good form recently, thumping the New Zealand Warriors 70-4 but struggled against the lower placed Melbourne storm last week. 

Tickets for Friday night can be purchased here!