Round Five: Five things we can't wait to see
The Raiders will be looking to return to winning ways at Belmore on Monday night.
We’ve put together a list of five things we can’t wait to see in Round Five against the top of the table Bulldogs.
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The halves are back
Austin and Sezer are fit.
Sezer had a fantastic debut against the Panthers despite his injury. The control he provides, combined with the dynamic running game of Austin is a mouth-watering prospect for Raiders fans.
The Green Machine have managed to pick up three competition points in their absence, but with both halves back in the starting lineup for the first time since round 1, there is plenty for Raiders fans to be excited about.
The perfect Mondayitis cure
Are Mondays a struggle for you? Well, this week it will be a whole lot easier with our first Monday night game of the season. After four Saturday games in a row, feel free to take this weekend off.
Make sure you get your perfect Mondayitis remedy and either head to Belmore or tune into Fox Sports after work, to watch our boys take on the Bulldogs. Raiders Belconnen is the perfect place to set up to watch the game, and the most popular destination for supporters to head to when away games are on.
Test against the best
On the back of their demolition of the Rabbitohs, Canterbury is on top of the NRL ladder. The Bulldogs scored eight tries in that match, so are in very dangerous form heading into round 5. Despite their good form, our boys will relish the challenge of testing themselves against the best.
The challenge of Belmore
Suburban grounds always pose a unique challenge in rugby league and Belmore is no different. Canterbury’s fortress will be packed with passionate local fans hoping the Raiders don’t spoil the party.
Playing in an opposition’s spiritual home can be a challenge but the Raiders thrived in similar circumstances last year. Taking on the Tigers at Leichhardt Oval, the Raiders came back from a 0-22 deficit to win 30-22 in one of the club's greatest ever comebacks.
Monster Pack v Monster Pack
The reduced number of interchanges has resulted in most teams having a utility on the bench. Not the Bulldogs. With countless big men on their roster, Des Hasler stacks his bench with forwards.
Tolman, Graham, Eastwood, Williams, Jackson, Kasiano and Klemmer form a formidable pack but the Raiders’ are more than a match. Boyd, Vaughan, Papalii, Soliola, Whitehead and Nuuasuala will face off against the Bulldogs in what will be an intriguing battle.
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