Jersey Flegg Preview: Raiders v Bears

The Canberra Raiders Jersey Flegg side will head to North Sydney Oval on Sunday looking for their third straight win when they take on the North Sydney Bears.

The team enters the match full of confidence, coming off a master class 37-12 win over the Penrith Panthers at McDonalds Park in Wagga Wagga, with hooker Kyle Patterson scoring two tries. 

The Bears will be hoping to bounce back from a 26-12 loss to the South Sydney Rabbitohs at ANZ Stadium in Sydney.

Raiders Coach Ash Barnes will be looking to continue his teams impressive form over the past couple weeks with a win against a team looking to get their first one for the season.

“The boys are really starting to build in their confidence in each other and what we are doing… It’s really good at the moment,” says Barnes.

The Raiders’ centres, Matt Timoko, and Harley Smith-Shields will also be looking to continue their dominant pairing. Barnes saying that he is happy with what they are doing for the team.

“They have been really good for us every single week,” said Barnes. “Matt and Harley are improving in their defence and learning each week.”

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Bears is number 1 Corey Fenning
    Fullback for Raiders is number 1 Daine Spencer
  • Winger for Bears is number 2 Malachi Matoe
    Winger for Raiders is number 2 Brigham MOEAKIOLA
  • Centre for Bears is number 3 Ryan Weatherall
    Centre for Raiders is number 3 Harley Smith-Shields
  • Centre for Bears is number 4 Ali Saad
    Centre for Raiders is number 4 Matthew Timoko
  • Winger for Bears is number 5 Harrison Geraghty
    Winger for Raiders is number 5 Jackson Stuart
  • Five-Eighth for Bears is number 6 Connor Garetty
    Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Jarrett Subloo
  • Halfback for Bears is number 7 Tom Steadman
    Halfback for Raiders is number 7 Tobias Westcott

Forwards

  • Prop for Bears is number 8 Pita Faulalo
    Prop for Raiders is number 8 Charlie Rorke
  • Hooker for Bears is number 9 Max Altus
    Hooker for Raiders is number 9 Kyle Paterson
  • Prop for Bears is number 10 Sosaia Teakaraanga
    Prop for Raiders is number 10 Silafano TITIUTI
  • 2nd Row for Bears is number 11 Jacob Preston
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 Darby Medlyn
  • 2nd Row for Bears is number 12 Lennox Whittaker
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Kai O'Donnell
  • Lock for Bears is number 13 Luke Hodge
    Lock for Raiders is number 13 Duwanye Mariner

Interchange

  • Interchange for Bears is number 16 Will Lawson
    Interchange for Raiders is number 14 Liam Mock
  • Interchange for Bears is number 17 Jubilee Soloa
    Interchange for Raiders is number 15 Tom Robertson
  • Interchange for Bears is number 18 Joseph LOS'E
    Interchange for Raiders is number 16 Tyson Hodge
  • Interchange for Bears is number 23 Mason Mccarthy
    Interchange for Raiders is number 17 Lazarus Vaalepu