SG Ball Match Preview - Raiders v Sharks
Canberra Raiders v Cronulla Sharks
Campbelltown Stadium, 2.00pm, Saturday 25 April
Referee: Martin Jones
Touch Judges: Joel Mani, Nathan Loveday
The Canberra Raiders SG Ball side travels up to Campbelltown Stadium on Saturday to take on the Cronulla Sharks in what is a do-or-die contest for the talented outfit.
Canberra was issued with a stern reality check by the Manly Sea Eagles in week one of the finals series last week, and there will be no second chances this time around for the Minor Premiers.
Coach Dean Souter has stressed the importance of starting the match strongly after going into the sheds down 22-6 at half-time last week.
The Cronulla Sharks will head into the match in a confident frame of mind after defeating the Parramatta Eels 25-24 last week.
Sharks NRL Coach Shane Flanagan’s son Kyle kicked the field goal to seal the victory and the talented five-eighth will have to be closely watched by the Green Machine.
CANBERRA RAIDERS: 1 TRE WILLIAMS 2 ANDRE NIKO 3 NICK COTRIC 24 KODY PARSONS 5 JEDIDIAN SIMBIKEN 6 BAILEY HARTWIG 7 LACHLAN COOPER 8 JAKE HALL 9 JESSE MARTIN 10 TYRONE NATHAN 11 JARRED TUITE 12 WILLIAM SAMUEL 13 KALANI GOING
14 TRAI HENDERSON 15 SIONE AFEMUI 16 RYAN GRIFFIN 17 JAKE FIELD 18 SAM FINNEGAN 19 MATT MURRAY 20 CONNOR BREBNER 21 JAKE NOTARAS 22 RON LEAPAI 23 SEBASTIAN KRIS 25 STANLEY TAKULUA
COACH: DEAN SOUTER
CRONULLA SHARKS: 1 CAMERON SCOTT 2 JOSH TUILAGI 3 CURTIS SCOTT (C) 4 KEENAN YORSTON 5 CHRIS TUPOU 6 KYLE FLANAGAN 7 JACK WILLIAMS 8 DANIEL VASQUEZ 9 BLAYKE BRAILEY 10 BROCK ILETT 11 JESSE SAVAGE 12 LUIS STRICKLAND 13 BILLY MAGOULIAS
14 WILLIAM KENNEDY 15 REECE GAIR 16 TONY MATAUTIA 17 SOAKIMI TUITAVUKI 18 JUSTIN TIMU 19 JAIDEN BROWN
COACH: DAVE HOWLETT