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Raiders Second-rower Elliot Whitehead says that spirits are high and the playing group are refreshed after having the bye week last weekend as the Green Machine now ramp up preparations for Friday's clash against the Dragons at GIO Stadium.

"To get away and have some time to ourselves really refreshes us not only physically but mentally as well," Whitehead said.

"I think it has been a good thing to have the bye last week, the boys have come back into training in a good mood and everyone is buzzing."

"We've shown what we are capable of this year in patches, we all believe in each other and what we can do so hopefully we can show that this week."


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.