Canberra Raiders Prediction

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Canberra Raiders
Captain: Jarrod Croker
Coach: Ricky Stuart
Round 1: @ Sharks, Sunday 8 March, Remondis Stadium

Attack: 86
Defence: 85
Prediction: 15th

Strongest 17
1 Jack Wighton
2 Sisa Waqa
3 Jarrod Croker
4 Edrick Lee
5 Brenko Lee
6 Blake Austin
7 Mitchell Cornish

8 David Shillington
9 Josh Hodgson
10 Paul Vaughan
11 Iosia Soliola
12 Josh Papalii
13 Shaun Fensom

14 Josh McCrone
15 Frank-Paul Nu’uausala
16 Shannon Boyd
17 Tevita Pangai

Source: NRL Highlights

 

Highlight: Watching Jack Wighton evolve into one of the truly great rising stars in the game.
Lowlight: A few losses will see Ricky ‘Sticky’ Stuart on the outer with fans, again.

It is really hard to see how the Raiders can improve enough to make the playoffs in 2015 but you can expect plenty of spirit from the Canberra outfit. Whether that’s enough to win matches is another story. Jack Wighton, Josh Papalii and rookie half Mitch Cornish is a good nucleus to build on but it might be a long year for the Green Machine.

@CurtisWoodward1

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