Junior Reps Round 6 Preview
S.G. Ball Cup
Coming off a comprehensive 88-18 thrashing of the West Coast Pirate in round five, the Raiders sit just one win outside the top eight coming into the business end of the season.
S.G. Ball Cup coach Dean Souter was pleased with last week’s result and is hoping to maintain their momentum this week against the eighth-placed Sea Eagles.
“The team has been working really hard this week for this clash against Manly,” Souter said. “If our middle unit can lay a good platform for us we should be able to create enough attacking opportunities to get some points and build pressure.
“Our defensive attitude and execution has to be strong.”
A win would see the Raiders leap-frog Manly into the top eight on points difference with only three rounds to play following this weekend.
Harold Matthews Cup
Fresh off the bye, the Raiders will be coming into round six of the competition eager to record their first win of the season.
The Raiders face the fourth placed Manly Sea Eagles with a win for Manly all but assuring them a finals berth.
A loss for the Raiders will leave them needing a miracle in the remaining three rounds and other results to go their way to progress to the finals.
Tarsha Gale Cup
Coming off the bye and their first two points of the season, the Raiders will be searching for their first win of the season.
It won’t be an easy trip to Worrell Park in Campbelltown to face the Wests Tigers who currently sit third on the ladder and are yet to lose a match this season.
The Raiders will be looking to continue their improvement from their previous match and put in a strong showing against the high-flying Tigers.