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Junior Reps Round 6 Preview

Round six of the Harold Matthews Cup kicks off this weekend, with the Canberra Raiders set to take on the Newcastle Knights away in Cessnock.

After a disappointing loss at home last weekend against the Sharks, the Raiders are looking to minimise their errors this week and are eager to walk away with a win according to coach David Small.

“Last week, [the Sharks] didn’t win the game, we gave it to them,” Small said. “The boys know now just how costly it can be to be making those kinds of errors and that’s what we will be improving on. It’s not so much the error count, but where we’re giving them away.

“After last week’s game they’ve seen how much you pay for it when you hand the ball over inside your own half.

“These boys are only young, some only 14, so they’re all still learning their craft”

The Knights have proven they’ll be tough competition to come up against. They’re coming off a big win against the Dragons in round five where they won 52-10.

“They had a really good win against the Dragons last week,” Small said. “A bit like us, the Knights aren’t overly big, but they like to play fast. We just have to go in with the right attitude or we could be in a bit of trouble.”

Raiders are currently sitting in seventh place, closely trailing this week’s opposition who sit in fifth.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Knights is number 1 Elijah FAALUA
    Fullback for Raiders is number 1 Brock Sing
  • Winger for Knights is number 5 Harper COLLINS
    Winger for Raiders is number 2 Sean TRINDALL
  • Centre for Knights is number 3 Ethan FERGUSON
    Centre for Raiders is number 3 Samuel GASH
  • Centre for Knights is number 4 Gabe STUART
    Centre for Raiders is number 4 Michael GRIFFITHS
  • Winger for Knights is number 22 Bailey SCHOLES
    Winger for Raiders is number 5 Matthew DAVIS
  • Five-Eighth for Knights is number 6 Taj Blackman
    Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Blake Metcalfe
  • Halfback for Knights is number 7 Fletcher SHARPE
    Halfback for Raiders is number 7 Leroy MURRAY

Forwards

  • Prop for Knights is number 8 Jarred WILLIAMS
    Prop for Raiders is number 8 Taulauniuotagoloa Mariota
  • Hooker for Knights is number 9 Billy McNickle
    Hooker for Raiders is number 9 Jack CRAIG
  • Prop for Knights is number 10 Kade YOULTEN
    Prop for Raiders is number 10 David White
  • 2nd Row for Knights is number 11 Cooper BIGENI
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 Kaden Williams
  • 2nd Row for Knights is number 12 Mayson METCALF
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Noah MARTIN
  • Lock for Knights is number 13 Liam WILLIAMS
    Lock for Raiders is number 13 Clay Sing

Interchange

  • Interchange for Knights is number 14 Jack LANGDON
    Interchange for Raiders is number 14 Penieli FAOA
  • Interchange for Knights is number 15 broden konz
    Interchange for Raiders is number 15 Jett LIU
  • Interchange for Knights is number 17 Te Arahi PARAHA
    Interchange for Raiders is number 16 Owen HROMOW
  • Interchange for Knights is number 18 Rory WHITBY
    Interchange for Raiders is number 17 Matthew PARKES

Reserves

  • Reserve for Knights is number 21 Chase MORRIS
    Reserve for Raiders is number 18 Tohu-Kadaf CECIL-HAMIORA

In the Tarsha Gale Cup, The Raiders will also take on the Knights in Cessnock. They hope to bounce back from their tight loss last week against the Bulldogs. The side is currently sitting in second place on the ladder.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Knights is number 1 Mia MIDDLETON
    Fullback for Raiders is number 1 Madyson Tooth
  • Winger for Knights is number 2 Terri-lee Van Wyk
    Winger for Raiders is number 2 Klaudia Osztrenkovics
  • Centre for Knights is number 3 Montana Shoesmith
    Centre for Raiders is number 3 Valasi ASOMUA
  • Centre for Knights is number 4 Carissa REID
    Centre for Raiders is number 4 Grace TAI
  • Winger for Knights is number 5 Kyah Watters
    Winger for Raiders is number 5 Molly CARR
  • Five-Eighth for Knights is number 6 Matilda JONES
    Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Makayla MORRIS
  • Halfback for Knights is number 7 Morgan Keys
    Halfback for Raiders is number 7 Krystal Blackwell

Forwards

  • Prop for Knights is number 8 Janaya Trapman
    Prop for Raiders is number 8 Holly Jane CHRISTISON
  • Hooker for Knights is number 9 Monica-Lee MORRIS
    Hooker for Raiders is number 9 Maddie DODSON
  • Prop for Knights is number 10 kyhamoana tevi-fuimaono
    Prop for Raiders is number 10 Amelia KIRIUI
  • 2nd Row for Knights is number 11 Tahlia SMITH
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 Samantha Clegg
  • 2nd Row for Knights is number 12 Bree Chester
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Grace Martin
  • Lock for Knights is number 13 Ebony WOODCOCK
    Lock for Raiders is number 13 Geena Elliott

Interchange

  • Interchange for Knights is number 15 Kayla WALDRON
    Interchange for Raiders is number 14 Kathryn NIKI
  • Interchange for Knights is number 16 Macy TAAPE
    Interchange for Raiders is number 15 Ashleigh DEATON
  • Interchange for Knights is number 17 Tanisha TUPOU
    Interchange for Raiders is number 16 Sydney Harrison
  • Interchange for Knights is number 20 Lexi BEAGAN
    Interchange for Raiders is number 17 Maata ALAI-LOKENI

Reserves

  • Reserve for Knights is number 14 Tamika BULL
    Reserve for Raiders is number 18 Erica ROWELL

SG Ball Cup Canberra Raiders side have the bye this round and will prepare for their next game against Western Suburb Magpies in round seven.