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After the cancellation of all junior representative matches last weekend, the Raiders three teams will get their seasons underway this Saturday. 

Both the Raiders Harold Matthews (U16's) and SG Ball (U18's) teams will play at Seiffert Oval as curtain raisers before the NRL trial between the Raiders and Knights. The Raiders Tarsha Gale Cup team will have their first match at Raiders Belconnen at 12.30pm. 

Harold Matthews

Canberra Raiders v Newcastle Knights
Seiffert Oval, Saturday 18 February

The Knights have traditionally very strong junior sides, with their Harold Matthews team losing only one match during the regular season last year. Billy Thompson takes the reins as coach this year, as the team looks to maintain their strong form that saw them make the finals last season. 

Canberra Raiders Team | 2. Junior Tupou 3. Nic Hall 5. Cooper O'Connor 7. Jordan Williams 8. Bradley Buckley 9. Mitchel Souter 10. Jesse Thompson 12. Clay Webb 13. Isimeli Vaili 14. Tristan Eldridge 15. Adam Barlow 17. Ryan Longhurst 18. Neueli Mariner 16. Jack Williams 19. Aidan Gaffey 20. William Hills

SG Ball 

Canberra Raiders v Newcastle Knights
Seiffert Oval, Saturday 18 February

Minor premiers last year, the Newcastle Knights will be a formidable opposition for the Raiders SG Ball team on Saturday. Adam Kyle will coach the team this year, having previously been the Harold Matthews coach. After missing the finals last year, Kyle hopes to steer the team back into the top eight. 

Canberra Raiders Team | 1. Jahlon Governor 2. Darren Caulton 3. Harley Smith-Shields 4. Daine Spencer 5. Kane Allan 6. Kristian Jenson 8. Alifeleti Ngahe 9. Zane Wallace 10. Thomas Robertson 12. Gideon Afemui 13. Jesse Dent 15. Ranapiri Baker 16. Jermayne Cook 17. Joel Ambrose 19. Joe Roberts 20. M. Sione 21. Matthew Dragisic 22. Lachlan Eveston

Tarsha Gale

Canberra Raiders v Penrith Panthers
Raiders Club, Saturday 18 February

The Raiders first-ever Women's team will play their first match against the Penrith Panthers at Raiders Belconnen. Former Raiders first-grade player Matt Corkery will coach the team. 

Canberra Raiders Team | 1. Julia Day 2. Jana Teivonen 4. Emylee Hawke 5. Samantha Cross 6. Hollie Deaton 7. Taylah Frost 8. Nirvana Ngan Woo 9. Monique Bullock 10. Ahlivia Ingram 11. Hunter Machell 12. Alannah Fraser 14. Nirada Phonsaya 16. Zoe Podmore

Acknowledgement of Country

Canberra Raiders respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.