NYC Match Preview: Raiders v Panthers
The Canberra Raiders NYC side will be out to string back-to-back wins together for the first time in six weeks when they take on the Penrith Panthers this Sunday.
Currently residing in 12th position, the Raiders have struggled for form over the past month but recorded an impressive 36-14 win over the New Zealand Warriors last week.
The moral boosting win comes after a host of changes including a new halves combination and a new captain, which saw the young side put together one of their strongest wins of the season.
Brett White has opted to field an almost unchanged side from last week with the only change being Harry Van Dartel moving onto the wing in place of Wesley Tameifuna.
The Panthers currently sit up the top of the NYC ladder in second place but are coming off the back of a big 40-16 loss to the North Queensland Cowboys.
The defeat slows the momentum of the Panthers coming into the match and sets the stage for a surprise Raiders win if they can replicate the form they showed last week.
Follow the game live on the Canberra Raiders twitter from 11.45am.