Junior Representatives Round 5 Preview
Sunday March 12 – North Sydney Bears v Raiders
Kick Off: 12:00pm at TJ Milner Field
Coming off a twenty point loss to Parramatta last week, the Raiders will be looking to bounce back against the Bears. Raiders coach Billy Thompson reflected on last week’s clash against the Eels, highlighting that improvement is needed in sticking to their game plan. “We know we have the ability and skill to compete in this competition. Our tendency to get away from the game plan and our concentration levels during parts of the game needs improvement”, he said.
The Bears will be fully fresh and confident coming into the match after not playing last week, due to the cancellation of their game with the Steelers.
Canberra Raiders Team: 1. Jacob Church 2. Junior Tupou 3. Nicolas Hall 4. Wezley Alexander 5. Cooper O’Conner 6. Thomas Croker 7. Jordan Williams 8. Bradley Buckley 9. Mitchel Souter 10. Jesse Thompson 11. Clay Webb 12. Jack Williams 13. Neueli Mariner 14. William Hills 15. Adam Barlow 16. Ryan Longhurst 17. Mladen Zec 18. Daryl Bailey 19. Tristan Eldridge 20. Tyson Kelly 21. Aidan Gaffey
Sunday March 12 – North Sydney Bear v Raiders
Kick Off: 1:15 pm at TJ Milner Field
With both teams having slow starts to the season, this round 5 clash will be important for both sides to propel their season in the right direction. The Raiders are coming off a 48-8 loss to the Eels last week whilst the Bears had the week off due to a cancelled match with the Steelers.
Canberra Raiders Team: 1. Aublix Tawha 2. Kane Allan 3. Tremayne Chatfield 4. H. Smith-Shields 5. Lachlan Eveston 6. Kristian Jensen 7. Jahlon Governor 8. Ranapiri Baker 9. Joe Roberts 10. Thomas Robertson 11. Jesse Dent 12. Daine Spencer 13. Joel Ambrose 14. Gideon Afemui 15. Matthew Dragisic
Saturday March 11 – South Sydney Rabbitohs v Raiders
Kick Off: 10:45am at Redfern Oval
Having lost their last two games by only 2 points, the Raiders will be out to get their first win of the season when they take on the Rabbits at Redfern tomorrow. The Raiders currently sit in 8th place on the ladder, whilst the Rabbits are 6th.
Canberra Raiders Team: 2. Jana Teivonen 3. Keesha Kapea 5. Samantha Cross 7. Taylah Frost 8. Nirvana Ngan-Woo 9. Monique Bullock 10. Ahlivia Ingram 11. Hunter Machell 12. Alannah Fraser 1. Julia Day 6. Hollie Deaton 13. Emily Banks 14. Nirada Phonsaya 15. Zoe Podmore 20. Shanae Freeman