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NSW Cup & Jersey Flegg Round One Preview

The Canberra Raiders Knock on Effect NSW Cup team will kick off their season against Newtown Jets at 3:00pm on Saturday at Henson Park, Sydney.

After re-joining the competition in 2021 the side did enough to finish in seventh place after fifteen rounds, before COVID lockdowns forced the competition to be cancelled.

The team will be looking to take what they learned from last year’s campaign and turn it into success, with their eyes firmly set on a first Knock of Effect NSW Cup since 2003.

They take on a Jets team who they defeated twice last year, coming away 60-20 and 20-10 victors in the respective matches.

With a mixture of youth and experience in the team, Raiders fans can be excited not just about the prospects of Saturday’s game but also the season as a whole.

The side features plenty of NRL experience, with the likes of Jarrod Croker, Xavier Savage, Ryan Sutton, Matt Frawley and Sam Williams all named to play this weekend.

New coach Joel Carbone’s team is also filled with many young prospects, with Trey Mooney, Harry Rushton and Utuloa Asomua all potential first grade players of the future.

The Jets are coming into the season with two trials played, losing 8-4 to Mounties, before drawing 12-all with Canterbury-Bankstown on 28th February.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Jets is number 1 Lachlan Miller
    Fullback for Raiders is number 1 Xavier Savage
  • Winger for Jets is number 2 Tyla Tamou
    Winger for Raiders is number 2 Utuloa Asomua
  • Centre for Jets is number 3 Jenson Taumoepeau
    Centre for Raiders is number 4 Brad Morkos
  • Centre for Jets is number 4 Kayal Iro
    Centre for Raiders is number 18 Rayden Burns
  • Winger for Jets is number 22 Samuel Stonestreet
    Winger for Raiders is number 5 Josh Smith
  • Five-Eighth for Jets is number 18 Luke Metcalf
    Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Sam Williams
  • Halfback for Jets is number 7 Rhys Davies
    Halfback for Raiders is number 7 Matt Frawley

Forwards

  • Prop for Jets is number 8 Thomas Hazelton
    Prop for Raiders is number 8 Ata Mariota
  • Hooker for Jets is number 9 Jayden Berrell
    Hooker for Raiders is number 9 Adrian Trevilyan
  • Prop for Jets is number 19 Kurt Dillon
    Prop for Raiders is number 10 Ryan Sutton
  • 2nd Row for Jets is number 11 Myles Taueli
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 Clay Webb
  • 2nd Row for Jets is number 12 Reubenn Rennie
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Trey Mooney
  • Lock for Jets is number 13 Tyler Slade
    Lock for Raiders is number 13 Harry Rushton

Interchange

  • Interchange for Jets is number 14 Charbel Tasipale
    Interchange for Raiders is number 14 Toby Thorburn
  • Interchange for Jets is number 15 Zac Woolford
    Interchange for Raiders is number 15 Jordan Martin
  • Interchange for Jets is number 17 Vincent Rennie
    Interchange for Raiders is number 16 Caleb Esera
  • Interchange for Jets is number 20 Jesse Colquhoun
    Interchange for Raiders is number 17 Caleb Tohi

Reserves

  • Replacement for Jets is number 16 Jonah Ngaronoa
    Replacement for Raiders is number 19 Josh Billing

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The match will directly precede the Raiders return match to the Jersey Flegg competition, who will play the Cronulla Sutherland Sharks at 12:30pm.

A number of players from the Raiders grand final winning SG Ball side will be featuring in the fixture, including Jack Sandford, Josh Billing and halfback Sione Moala.

They will be looking to take this title winning form into their return season in the Jersey Flegg competition, one that hasn’t been played since 2019 due to COVID.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Sharks is number 1 Kade Dykes
    Fullback for Raiders is number 2 Jack Sandford
  • Winger for Sharks is number 2 Tom Rodwell
    Winger for Raiders is number 5 Temple Beauchamp
  • Centre for Sharks is number 3 Jordan Samrani
    Centre for Raiders is number 3 Josh Billing
  • Centre for Sharks is number 4 Noah Lester
    Centre for Raiders is number 4 Steven Numambo
  • Winger for Sharks is number 16 Trentham Petersen
    Winger for Raiders is number 19 Blake Metcalfe
  • Five-Eighth for Sharks is number 6 Manaia Waitere
    Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Sione Vuki
  • Halfback for Sharks is number 7 Ryan Rivett
    Halfback for Raiders is number 7 Sione Moala

Forwards

  • Prop for Sharks is number 8 Jack Martin
    Prop for Raiders is number 8 Carsil Vaikai
  • Hooker for Sharks is number 17 Thomas Demeio
    Hooker for Raiders is number 9 Mitchell Souter
  • Prop for Sharks is number 14 Rhys Dakin
    Prop for Raiders is number 10 Loghan Lewis
  • 2nd Row for Sharks is number 11 Kai Parker
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 Harrison Leadbitter
  • 2nd Row for Sharks is number 12 Kyle Pickering
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Mitchell Spencer
  • Lock for Sharks is number 13 Blake Hosking
    Lock for Raiders is number 13 Mitchell Prest

Interchange

  • Interchange for Sharks is number 9 Samuel Healey
    Interchange for Raiders is number 14 Campbell Woolnough
  • Interchange for Sharks is number 10 Joshua Finau
    Interchange for Raiders is number 15 Eneseli Kamuta
  • Interchange for Sharks is number 15 Alec Brennan
    Interchange for Raiders is number 16 Sam Wentworth
  • Interchange for Sharks is number 23 Thomas Crossle
    Interchange for Raiders is number 17 Taulauniuotagaloa Mariota

Reserves

  • Replacement for Sharks is number 18 Ryan Dodson
    Replacement for Raiders is number 18 Aiden Kawiri

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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.