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NSW Cup & Jersey Flegg: Round Two Preview

After a strong start to the season, the Raiders NSW Cup and Jersey Flegg sides will be looking to build on their strong starts back at home this weekend.

The Jersey Flegg Cup contest will kick off at 11:00am, while the NSW Cup will follow at 12:40pm with both games to take place at GIO Stadium before a blockbuster NRL clash against the Wests Tigers.


After a strong start to the season in Newcastle, the NSW Cup team will be looking to build on that momentum this Saturday.

Head Coach Brock Shepperd has named an unchanged line-up from last week's win which will provide some much-needed consistency as they look to start the season two from two. 

James Schiller was impressive last week scoring two tries, while captain Hohepa Puru ran for 152 metres and also crossed for a four pointer. 

This week's matchup will be Western Suburbs first game of the season as they had the bye last week. 

The last time these two teams met was in round 23 last season, where the Raiders came out 28-22 winners. 

Jersey Flegg Cup

The Raiders Jersey Flegg Cup side will be looking to continue their winning ways this Saturday as they meet the Wests Tigers. 

Similar to the NSW Cup, the Raiders have named an unchanged lineup after a 30-18 victory last weekend over the Knights at St John's Oval. 

Owen Pattie was one of the Raiders best last week, having a hand in all five Raiders tries and helped establish a strong advantage which the Knights would struggle to pull back. 

The Wests Tigers will pose a difficult task after a dominant performance against the Silktails as they claimed a 30-18 victory. 

The two teams played each other twice last year with the Raiders claiming victory in both meetings.

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