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Jersey Flegg Preview: Raiders v Rabbitohs

The Canberra Raiders will look for their first premiership when they face the South Sydney Rabbitohs in the Jersey Flegg Grand Final this Saturday at Bankwest Stadium.

The Raiders are coming off a 22-12 semi-final win over the Sydney Roosters at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium in Sydney, where the side had four different try scorers in the victory.

South Sydney are heading into the game off the back of a 28-16 victory over the Penrith Panthers which was also held at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium.

The Green Machine are on a five game winning streak heading into the big dance and will be hoping to seal the deal this week.

They will also be hoping for a better result than last time they played South Sydney, the Rabbitohs had five try scorers when they defeated the Raiders 28-12 at Crestwood Oval in Round 15.

Raiders Coach Ash Barnes is proud of what his team have achieved this season.

"It was a big weekend over the weekend against the Raiders, it was another reward for all the hard work that the boys have been putting in lately. One of the most pleasing aspects was our defence and it's great that we have earned the right to play in the grand final."

Barnes admitted that he's pleased with some of the younger players who have come into the side to play a key part in his sides recent push towards the grand final.

"We have some really talented individuals in this side who are still quite young. It's great to see guys like young Manase Kaho who have come up from the Under 18's and developed really well since slotting into the side but the most pleasing aspect of this team would be the bond that they have with each other.

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Acknowledgement of Country

Canberra Raiders respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.