Jarrod Croker knows too well the threat that awaits the Green Machine at Carringotn Park on Saturday afternoon.

The Raiders faced the Panthers at Carrington Park last year as the mountain men edged out 19-18 winners on the day.

"It was a tight entertaining game which would have been a great spectacle for the fans," Croker said.

"It would have been nice to be on the other end of the result but we know that the game this weekend is massive and we need to get a result against a side that is looking really sharp."

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