Jersey Flegg Preview: Raiders v Eels

The Canberra Raiders’ Jersey Flegg team will be hoping to get back to winning ways this weekend when they face the Parramatta Eels at Ringrose Park this Sunday.

The Raiders suffered their third loss in a row after going down to the Rabbitohs 28-12 last weekend in a game which the Green Machine dominated possession.

The Eels succumbed to their 8th loss of the season in round 15, going down to the Thunderbolts 26-22.

Raiders coach Ash Barnes said that despite the string of losses, his team are ready to go this weekend and must focus on themselves.

“There have been a few moments in the games that we haven’t been able to capitalise,” said Barnes. “It’s more about focusing on us and building up confidence in ourselves and our game.”

Barnes said that he’s also impressed with how far both Matthew Timoko and Harley Smith-Shields have come after their recent call-ups to the Mounties squad.

“That’s what we’re all about here at the Raiders,” said Barnes. “It’s about pushing those guys forward, and both players have been outstanding this season and it’s a great reward for them.”

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The Raiders who currently sit in eighth place, will aim to start moving up the ladder against the 11th placed Eels this Sunday.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Eels is number 1 Michael Cheer
    Fullback for Raiders is number 1 Daine Spencer
  • Winger for Eels is number 2 Solomone NAIDUKI
    Winger for Raiders is number 2 Manase Kaho
  • Centre for Eels is number 3 John Fonua
    Centre for Raiders is number 3 Semi Valemei
  • Centre for Eels is number 19 William Kei
    Centre for Raiders is number 4 Gideon Afemui
  • Winger for Eels is number 5 Turaganivalu Nabetelevu
    Winger for Raiders is number 5 Jackson Stuart
  • Five-Eighth for Eels is number 6 Joseph Taipari
    Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Jarrett Subloo
  • Halfback for Eels is number 7 Bailey Biondi-Odo
    Halfback for Raiders is number 7 Tobias Westcott

Forwards

  • Prop for Eels is number 8 James Porter
    Prop for Raiders is number 10 Lazarus Vaalepu
  • Hooker for Eels is number 9 Kyle Schneider
    Hooker for Raiders is number 9 Kyle Paterson
  • Prop for Eels is number 10 Harry Duggan
    Prop for Raiders is number 19 Tyson Hodge
  • 2nd Row for Eels is number 11 Charbel Tasipale
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 Lachlan Lewis
  • 2nd Row for Eels is number 12 Arron Shelford
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Kai O'Donnell
  • Lock for Eels is number 13 Jesse Cronin
    Lock for Raiders is number 13 Tom Robertson

Interchange

  • Interchange for Eels is number 15 Etuale Lui
    Interchange for Raiders is number 14 Joe Roberts
  • Interchange for Eels is number 16 PJ Vaigalu
    Interchange for Raiders is number 15 Ata Mariota
  • Interchange for Eels is number 17 Samuel Hughes
    Interchange for Raiders is number 16 Matthew Dragisic
  • Interchange for Eels is number 21 Jayden Yates
    Interchange for Raiders is number 17 Jordan Martin