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NSW Cup & Jersey Flegg Round Four Preview

Following a dominant 47-24 victory over the Magpies in round three, the Raiders will be looking to record their first back to back wins of the Knock on Effect NSW Cup season when they take on the Blacktown Sea Eagles on Sunday afternoon.

Despite losing their opening two games, Canberra bounced back emphatically in front of their home fans at GIO Stadium scoring four tries in each half in their round three win. Raiders duo Harry Rushton and Sam Williams starred in the game, both scoring doubles.

Jarrod Croker returned to playing for the first time in 2022 and didn’t skip a beat, running 103 metres with more than half of that total being post contact. He was also back at his best with the boot, converting seven of his eight conversion attempts.

There have been a few changes to the side this week, with Ryan Sutton starting as lock after Harry Rushton was ruled out due to concussion. Peter Hola has been named as starting prop, while Joshua james and Loghan Lewis will start on the bench. 

Blacktown haven’t gotten off to the start they would’ve wanted, having lost both their games so far. The Sea Eagles struggled against the now undefeated Penrith side in round one and were dismantled by the Bulldogs on the weekend in their 30-0 loss.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Sea Eagles is number 1 Kaeo Weekes
    Fullback for Raiders is number 1 Xavier Savage
  • Winger for Sea Eagles is number 2 Alfred Smalley
    Winger for Raiders is number 2 Utuloa Asomua
  • Centre for Sea Eagles is number 3 Ben Trbojevic
    Centre for Raiders is number 3 Jarrod Croker
  • Centre for Sea Eagles is number 4 Jorge Taufua
    Centre for Raiders is number 4 Brad Morkos
  • Winger for Sea Eagles is number 5 Raymond Tuaimalo Vaega
    Winger for Raiders is number 5 James Schiller
  • Five-Eighth for Sea Eagles is number 6 Tyran Ott
    Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Sione Vuki
  • Halfback for Sea Eagles is number 7 Jake Toby
    Halfback for Raiders is number 14 Joshua James

Forwards

  • Prop for Sea Eagles is number 8 Toafofoa Sipley
    Prop for Raiders is number 8 Ata Mariota
  • Hooker for Sea Eagles is number 9 James Segeyaro
    Hooker for Raiders is number 20 Joshua MITCHELL
  • Prop for Sea Eagles is number 10 Kurt De Luis
    Prop for Raiders is number 10 Peter Hola
  • 2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 11 Jacob Sykes
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 Clay Webb
  • 2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 12 Luke Hodge
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Trey Mooney
  • Lock for Sea Eagles is number 13 James Roumanos
    Lock for Raiders is number 13 Ryan Sutton

Interchange

  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 15 Alec Tuitavake
    Interchange for Raiders is number 15 Jordan Martin
  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 17 Lewis Afeaki
    Interchange for Raiders is number 16 Loghan Lewis
  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 18 Joe Tramontana
    Interchange for Raiders is number 17 Juwan Compain
  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 20 Adam Fearnley
    Interchange for Raiders is number 19 Mitchel Souter

Reserves

  • Replacement for Sea Eagles is number 16 Robbie Graham
    Replacement for Raiders is number 21 Caleb Tohi

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Canberra’s Jersey Flegg side will be looking to secure their first win of the season following a disappointing 26-18 loss on the weekend when they come up against Manly at 4 Pines Park at 1.00pm on Saturday.

After holding a 12-8 lead at halftime against the Wests Tigers in round three, the Raiders conceded three second half tries to give the Tigers the victory. 

An area for improvement for the Raiders will definitely be set completion after the home side made nine errors in the second half alone. These mistakes aided the Tigers in gaining the lead and was a problem in Canberra’s round one loss against the Sharks.

The Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles were able to get off the mark with a 26-12 win over the Bulldogs last round and will be wanting to continue the form they showed in that match. 

The Sea Eagles have shown a willingness to offload the ball averaging over six a game, so the Raiders will have to be up to the task defensively to stop the persistent Manly side come Saturday afternoon.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Sea Eagles is number 21 Flynn Angles-Corke
    Fullback for Raiders is number 1 Rayden Burns
  • Winger for Sea Eagles is number 2 Sanele Aukusitino
    Winger for Raiders is number 2 Steven Numambo
  • Centre for Sea Eagles is number 3 Sunia Siasau
    Centre for Raiders is number 3 Josh Billing
  • Centre for Sea Eagles is number 4 Jason Smyth
    Centre for Raiders is number 4 Prinston Esera
  • Winger for Sea Eagles is number 5 Cameron Brown
    Winger for Raiders is number 5 Josh Smith
  • Five-Eighth for Sea Eagles is number 6 Donovan Boney
    Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Thomas Casey
  • Halfback for Sea Eagles is number 20 Jamie Humphreys
    Halfback for Raiders is number 7 Sione Moala

Forwards

  • Prop for Sea Eagles is number 10 James Uesele
    Prop for Raiders is number 17 Eneseli Kamuta
  • Hooker for Sea Eagles is number 18 Soakimi Fakaua
    Hooker for Raiders is number 14 Campbell Woolnough
  • Prop for Sea Eagles is number 17 Sosaia Moala
    Prop for Raiders is number 22 Caleb Esera
  • 2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 11 Zane Dunford
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 Tate Rhea
  • 2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 12 Oliver Clements
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Mitchell Spencer
  • Lock for Sea Eagles is number 13 Zac Fulton
    Lock for Raiders is number 13 Caleb Tohi

Interchange

  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 1 Toroa Rapana
    Interchange for Raiders is number 8 Noah Gafa
  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 14 Siua Fotu
    Interchange for Raiders is number 15 Mitchell Prest
  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 16 Aufaga Autagavaia
    Interchange for Raiders is number 18 Temple Beauchamp
  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 19 Faleata Iosefa
    Interchange for Raiders is number 19 Kaden Williams

Reserves

  • Replacement for Sea Eagles is number 22 Iverson MAPU-SATIU
    Replacement for Raiders is number 20 Sam Wentworth

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