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After finally winning a close game and edging the Dragons in golden point last week, can the Raiders generate some much-needed momentum and mount a late charge towards a finals spot?
They face the toughest of challenges on Saturday evening against clinical frontrunners Melbourne, who beat them 14-12 in last year’s preliminary finals.
Nobody can really pinpoint why Canberra have struggled this season. They are still threatening and scoring points in attack, while their defence has been solid for the most part. Ricky Stuart’s team just haven’t been able to win the tight games in 2017 – but that just means if luck had fallen their way, they could easily be sitting pretty in the eight right now.
I’ve kept faith with the Raiders all season, and if they can remain disciplined and take advantage of field position on Saturday, I really think they are a good chance of upsetting Melbourne.
While this is a must-win game for the Raiders, who are currently four points adrift of a finals spot, Melbourne have their own reasons to triumph.
Currently outright competition leaders, Melbourne are just two points ahead of the second-placed Roosters and four ahead of the sixth-placed Cowboys – meaning a slip-up this week could see the Storm in a big battle with up to seven other teams for the remaining seven rounds of the season.
Melbourne also haven’t tasted victory over the last fortnight, falling out home to the Eels and then having last week off with the bye.
This could be a tough little period of the season for Melbourne, and if Canberra are firing, they are lethal enough to take advantage. I’m backing the Green Machine home in an upset.
Canberra Raiders: 1. Jack Wighton 2. Nick Cotric 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Joseph Leilua 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Blake Austin 7. Aidan Sezer 8. Junior Paulo 9. Josh Hodgson 10. Shannon Boyd 11. Joseph Tapine 12. Elliot Whitehead 13. Iosia Soliola 14. Kurt Baptiste 15. Luke Bateman 16. Dave Taylor 17. Michael Oldfield 18. Royce Hunt 19. Erin Clark 20. Liam Knight 21. Scott Sorensen
Melbourne Storm: 1. Billy Slater 2. Suliasi Vunivalu 3. William Chambers 4. Young Tonumaipea 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Cameron Munster 7. Cooper Cronk 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Cameron Smith 10. Tim Glasby 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Tohu Harris 13. Dale Finucane 14. Kenneath Bromwich 15. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 16. Nate Myles 17. Joe Stimson 18. Mark Nicholls 19. Curtis Scott 20. Slade Griffin 21. Robbie Rochow