Jersey Flegg Preview: Raiders v Sea Eagles

The Canberra Raiders’ Jersey Flegg team will be looking to bounce back this weekend as they face the Sea Eagles at HE Laybutt Field on Sunday afternoon.

The team had a narrow loss against the New Zealand Warriors last week going down 40-34. However, the side pulled the game back after trailing by 24 points at one stage of the match.

Raiders coach Ash Barnes said that although it was a tough loss, he was more than impressed with how his side came back into the match late on.

“They turned the possession rate around and when we got the ball they showed we could score some points… That’s what I was most pleased about was that fight to get back into the game,” said Barnes.

A knee injury to star winger Semi Valemi forced Barnes to make a change in the starting line-up, however, said replacement Daine Spencer did well on debut.

"He's a player that plays with a lot of energy," said Barnes. "Particularly at the back end of the second half, he caused the Warriors a bit of trouble and gave our side a bit of energy".

Another surprise inclusion was halfback Toby Westcott making a return from an injury in round one, with Barnes impressed with his effort early on and believes he’ll continue to grow in confidence after his first game back.

The Raiders will hope to get back to winning ways and back into the top eight when they come up against Manly this weekend.

The Sea Eagles head into clash desperate for a win after losing 50-0 against the Dragons.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Sea Eagles is number 1 Zaan Weatherall
    Fullback for Raiders is number 1 Jackson Stuart
  • Winger for Sea Eagles is number 2 Roland Podesta
    Winger for Raiders is number 2 Brigham MOEAKIOLA
  • Centre for Sea Eagles is number 3 Max Lehmann
    Centre for Raiders is number 3 Harley Smith-Shields
  • Centre for Sea Eagles is number 4 Kyle Cassel
    Centre for Raiders is number 4 Matthew Timoko
  • Winger for Sea Eagles is number 5 Simi Afeaki
    Winger for Raiders is number 5 Daine Spencer
  • Five-Eighth for Sea Eagles is number 6 Zachary Butler
    Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Jarrett Subloo
  • Halfback for Sea Eagles is number 7 Hyrum Wichmann
    Halfback for Raiders is number 7 Tobias Westcott

Forwards

  • Prop for Sea Eagles is number 8 Michael Fenn
    Prop for Raiders is number 16 Silafano TITIUTI
  • Hooker for Sea Eagles is number 9 Max Barry
    Hooker for Raiders is number 9 Kyle Paterson
  • Prop for Sea Eagles is number 10 Mark Tepu-Smith
    Prop for Raiders is number 15 Tom Robertson
  • 2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 11 Sean Vaivelata
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Kai O'Donnell
  • 2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 12 Ben Gleeson
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 10 Duwanye Mariner
  • Lock for Sea Eagles is number 13 Finn Heath
    Lock for Raiders is number 13 Darby Medlyn

Interchange

  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 14 Jacob Sykes
    Interchange for Raiders is number 8 Charlie Rorke
  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 15 Neihana Oldham
    Interchange for Raiders is number 14 Liam Mock
  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 16 Falefa Letoi
    Interchange for Raiders is number 17 Lazarus Vaalepu
  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 17 Mosese Faeamani
    Interchange for Raiders is number 19 Jesse Dent