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Junior Rep Round Three Preview

Entering round three of the junior representative season, the Canberra Raiders Tarsha Gale Cup side sit one place outside of the top six.

Having lost by four points to the Sharks in the opening round and then by only six points in the second round, Raiders coach John Hawke is confident his side are close to tasting victory as long as they are able to sustain their performance levels across the whole match.

“At the moment our concentration levels are poor and we’re turning over uncontested errors and it’s hurting us. It’s costing us games,” Hawke said. “I believe we will compete with every team in the competition but it’s about a simple brand of footy, being patient and not trying to score off every single play.

“At the moment we’re not building or sustaining any pressure.”

Having seen the side improve collectively over the last two seasons Hawke believes the team is ready to take the next step.

“Before we were leaking tries but now it’s about them believing that close enough is not good enough and fighting harder,” Hawke said. “Now we’ve got to step up to a level where if we want to compete, be at the top and start winning games, we’ve got to be better.”

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Raiders is number 1 Krystal Blackwell
    Fullback for Steelers is number 1 Teagan Berry
  • Winger for Raiders is number 2 Chloe Muggleton
    Winger for Steelers is number 5 Alivia Brown
  • Centre for Raiders is number 3 Valasi Asomua
    Centre for Steelers is number 2 Keele Browne
  • Centre for Raiders is number 4 Alanna Dummett
    Centre for Steelers is number 4 Jordyn Preston
  • Winger for Raiders is number 5 Klaudia Osztrenkovics
    Winger for Steelers is number 20 Annabel McDonald
  • Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Madyson Tooth
    Five-Eighth for Steelers is number 6 Keeley Kopara
  • Halfback for Raiders is number 14 Jaxan Blackhall
    Halfback for Steelers is number 7 Riley Scott

Forwards

  • Prop for Raiders is number 10 Amelia Kiriui
    Prop for Steelers is number 8 Rose Lina Tau
  • Hooker for Raiders is number 9 Maddie Dodson
    Hooker for Steelers is number 9 Salma Nour
  • Prop for Raiders is number 18 Carly Wilkin
    Prop for Steelers is number 21 Tiana Kore
  • 2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Maata Alai-Lokeni
    2nd Row for Steelers is number 11 Mackenzie Lear
  • 2nd Row for Raiders is number 22 Felicity Bell
    2nd Row for Steelers is number 12 Mollie Bonham
  • Lock for Raiders is number 13 Geena Elliott
    Lock for Steelers is number 13 Ula-Mari Time-Cribb

Interchange

  • Interchange for Raiders is number 15 Cassius Delamere
    Interchange for Steelers is number 14 Tiana Graham
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 16 Teliya Hetaraka
    Interchange for Steelers is number 16 April Stevens
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 17 Grace Tai
    Interchange for Steelers is number 17 Checoby Murray
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 20 Carly Heyman
    Interchange for Steelers is number 23 Jemma Gallagher

Reserves

  • Reserve for Raiders is number 23 Molly Carr
    Reserve for Steelers is number 9 Lily Rogan

Match Officials

  • Referee: Cody Simmons
  • Touch Judge: Scott Rothery
  • Touch Judge: Nathan Lorenti

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However, Hawke is under no illusions that this weekend’s opponent, Illawarra, will provide a stern test.

“Illawarra and Cronulla have always been the strongest in the women’s game at all levels,” Hawke said. “They play a fast brand, open brand of footy which is probably what we do a bit.

“It excites me that the game is probably going to be open and free-flowing but they can put two or three tries on you very quickly if you don’t concentrate.”

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Raiders is number 4 Michael Griffiths
    Fullback for Steelers is number 1 Sean Trindall
  • Winger for Raiders is number 2 Jacob Haeata
    Winger for Steelers is number 2 Ethan Cliff
  • Centre for Raiders is number 5 Siamani Leuluai
    Centre for Steelers is number 3 James Walsh
  • Centre for Raiders is number 20 Darcey Bush
    Centre for Steelers is number 4 Te Umuariki Heremia-Tukere
  • Winger for Raiders is number 3 Hunter Marsh
    Winger for Steelers is number 5 Bryden Rutledge
  • Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Brock Sing
    Five-Eighth for Steelers is number 6 Palu Tausala
  • Halfback for Raiders is number 7 Leroy Murray
    Halfback for Steelers is number 7 Kynan Clough

Forwards

  • Prop for Raiders is number 8 David White
    Prop for Steelers is number 8 Jahream Lole-Ngarima
  • Hooker for Raiders is number 22 Cooper Emonson
    Hooker for Steelers is number 9 Jaxon Lavender
  • Prop for Raiders is number 11 Owen Hromow
    Prop for Steelers is number 10 Jack Quine
  • 2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Noah Martin
    2nd Row for Steelers is number 11 Callum Leikvoll
  • 2nd Row for Raiders is number 15 Blake Halls
    2nd Row for Steelers is number 12 Dylan Egan
  • Lock for Raiders is number 13 Clay Sing
    Lock for Steelers is number 13 Hamish Stewart

Interchange

  • Interchange for Raiders is number 10 Matthew Parkes
    Interchange for Steelers is number 15 Kyan Hjaltason
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 14 Noah Marcantonio
    Interchange for Steelers is number 16 Kane Graham
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 16 Jack Neyland
    Interchange for Steelers is number 17 Paul Mahanidis
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 21 Jordan Eti
    Interchange for Steelers is number 18 Riley Costello

Reserves

  • Reserve for Raiders is number 19 Deekon Parsons
    Reserve for Steelers is number 20 Viliami Amone

Match Officials

  • Referee: Mitchell Pitscheider
  • Touch Judge: Scott Rothery
  • Touch Judge: Nathan Lorenti

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The Raiders play Illawarra in all three grades at Raiders Belconnen. All three matches have also been selected to be live streamed from the NSWRL Facebook page.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Raiders is number 1 Jack Sandford
    Fullback for Steelers is number 1 Alexander Lobb
  • Winger for Raiders is number 2 Michael Asomua
    Winger for Steelers is number 2 Blake Wellington
  • Centre for Raiders is number 3 Xavier Savage
    Centre for Steelers is number 3 Benjamin Lavender
  • Centre for Raiders is number 4 Joshua Billing
    Centre for Steelers is number 4 Brandon Morkos
  • Winger for Raiders is number 5 Deakin Bright
    Winger for Steelers is number 5 Cooper Tunbridge
  • Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Mitchell Spencer
    Five-Eighth for Steelers is number 6 Jack Bostock
  • Halfback for Raiders is number 7 Sione Moala
    Halfback for Steelers is number 7 Trey Barlow

Forwards

  • Prop for Raiders is number 8 Kane Smith
    Prop for Steelers is number 8 Bryce Magnone
  • Hooker for Raiders is number 9 Toby Thorburn
    Hooker for Steelers is number 9 Riley Wooden
  • Prop for Raiders is number 16 Jayden Clarkson
    Prop for Steelers is number 10 Thomas Phillips
  • 2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 Noah Saddler
    2nd Row for Steelers is number 11 Travis Barrett-Hancock
  • 2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Clay Webb
    2nd Row for Steelers is number 12 Clive Brett
  • Lock for Raiders is number 13 Blake Martin
    Lock for Steelers is number 13 Phoenix Vetenibua-Finnerty

Interchange

  • Interchange for Raiders is number 14 Connor Williams
    Interchange for Steelers is number 14 Viliami Mahe
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 15 Abai Chatfield-Mooka
    Interchange for Steelers is number 15 Jack Owens
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 17 Mitchell Prest
    Interchange for Steelers is number 16 Trent Griffiths
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 19 Jack McDougall
    Interchange for Steelers is number 25 Jacob Webster

Reserves

  • Reserve for Raiders is number 21 Wilson Hamblin
    Reserve for Steelers is number 17 Syddarys Cassidy

Match Officials

  • Referee: Micheal Ford
  • Touch Judge: Gage Miles
  • Touch Judge: Aidan Richardson

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