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NSW Cup & Jersey Flegg Round Five Preview

It's a triple-header in Wagga Wagga this weekend with the Raiders Jersey Flegg and NSW Cup teams both in action before the Raiders v Storm NRL match. 

After a slow start to the season, the NSW Cup side will be seeking their third straight win after impressive victories over the Magpies and Sea Eagles in rounds three and four respectively. 

The Raiders attack has been particularly strong the last two weeks, scoring 13 tries over two games. 

Winger James Schiller scored a double last week, while Xavier Savage picked up his fourth try of the season. 

There has been a couple of changes to last week's winning side. Harry Rushton and Albert Hopoate both return to the team, with Rushton starting as prop and Hopoate coming off the bench. 

Joshua James has been given the nod at halfback after a impressive first outing last round in which he had two try assists, five tackle breaks and over 100 running metres.  

The Raiders take on the Mounties this Saturday, who are currently sitting two points behind on the ladder. 

The Mounties won their first match of the season against the Magpies but have lost their last three games against the Rabbitohs, Eels and Bulldogs, so will be looking to turn things around against the Raiders this weekend. 

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Raiders is number 1 Xavier Savage
    Fullback for Mounties is number 1 Jarrett Subloo
  • Winger for Raiders is number 2 Utuloa Asomua
    Winger for Mounties is number 2 Watson Heleta
  • Centre for Raiders is number 3 Jarrod Croker
    Centre for Mounties is number 3 Semisi Kioa
  • Centre for Raiders is number 4 Brad Morkos
    Centre for Mounties is number 4 Tim Simona
  • Winger for Raiders is number 5 James Schiller
    Winger for Mounties is number 5 James Tuitahi
  • Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Sione Vuki
    Five-Eighth for Mounties is number 22 Brad Abbey
  • Halfback for Raiders is number 15 Albert Hopoate
    Halfback for Mounties is number 7 Coby Thomas

Forwards

  • Prop for Raiders is number 8 Harry Rushton
    Prop for Mounties is number 8 Haimona Hiroti
  • Hooker for Raiders is number 9 Joshua Mitchell
    Hooker for Mounties is number 9 Josh Daley
  • Prop for Raiders is number 10 Peter Hola
    Prop for Mounties is number 10 Jack Quinn
  • 2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 Clay Webb
    2nd Row for Mounties is number 11 Dean Matterson
  • 2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Trey Mooney
    2nd Row for Mounties is number 12 Dane Aukafolau
  • Lock for Raiders is number 17 Jordan Martin
    Lock for Mounties is number 13 Ben Seufale

Interchange

  • Interchange for Raiders is number 14 Mitchel Souter
    Interchange for Mounties is number 15 Stuart Mason
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 16 Loghan Lewis
    Interchange for Mounties is number 17 Matt French
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 18 Juwan Compain
    Interchange for Mounties is number 18 Kayne Kalache
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 19 Mitchell Spencer
    Interchange for Mounties is number 20 Zac Hetherington

Reserves

  • Replacement for Raiders is number 20 Caleb Tohi
    Replacement for Mounties is number 16 Chase Chapman

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The Raiders Jersey Flegg side claimed their first win of the competition last weekend and will be looking for back to back wins when they take on the Victoria Thunderbolts this Saturday. 

The Raiders defeated the Sea Eagles 28-24 in round four, with five-eighth Thomas Casey and winger Steven Numambo both scoring doubles. 

Temple Beauchamp has been named on the wing for the Raiders this week, with Steve Numambo moving to the centres. 

Stanley Iongi will start as hooker, with Kaden Williams named in the second row. Josh Pokoney and Carsil Vaikai will come off the bench.

The Victoria Thunderbolts have had a great start to the season, wining three of their first four matches. They defeated the Bulldogs 18-14 last round, with fullback Sualauvi Faalogo starring in that match.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Raiders is number 1 Rayden Burns
    Fullback for Thunderbolts is number 1 Sualauvi Faalogo
  • Winger for Raiders is number 2 Temple Beauchamp
    Winger for Thunderbolts is number 2 Ron Tooala
  • Centre for Raiders is number 4 Steven Numambo
    Centre for Thunderbolts is number 3 Lodoviko Cokanauto
  • Centre for Raiders is number 14 Joshua Pokoney
    Centre for Thunderbolts is number 4 Ammaron Gudgeon
  • Winger for Raiders is number 5 Josh Smith
    Winger for Thunderbolts is number 5 Tiraa Ua
  • Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Thomas Casey
    Five-Eighth for Thunderbolts is number 6 Sione Nau
  • Halfback for Raiders is number 7 Sione Moala
    Halfback for Thunderbolts is number 7 Jonah Pezet

Forwards

  • Prop for Raiders is number 10 Eneseli Kamuta
    Prop for Thunderbolts is number 8 Adidis Karora
  • Hooker for Raiders is number 9 Stan Iongi
    Hooker for Thunderbolts is number 9 Cole Geyer
  • Prop for Raiders is number 22 Caleb Esera
    Prop for Thunderbolts is number 10 Sheldon Diaz
  • 2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 Kaden Williams
    2nd Row for Thunderbolts is number 12 Jared Nauma
  • 2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Mitchell Spencer
    2nd Row for Thunderbolts is number 17 Ramond Po Ching
  • Lock for Raiders is number 13 Caleb Tohi
    Lock for Thunderbolts is number 13 Braith Lawrence-Foye

Interchange

  • Interchange for Raiders is number 15 Mitchell Prest
    Interchange for Thunderbolts is number 14 Pacey Mcgregor
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 16 Tate Rhea
    Interchange for Thunderbolts is number 15 Anthony Bucca
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 17 Carsil Vaikai
    Interchange for Thunderbolts is number 16 Tahj Amone
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 19 Sam Wentworth
    Interchange for Thunderbolts is number 18 Tristan Kini

Reserves

  • Replacement for Raiders is number 18 Aiden Kawiri
    Replacement for Thunderbolts is number 19 Aman Singh

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