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You know you’re in trouble when the calculators come out, but the Canberra Raiders are amazingly still in with a faint shot of sneaking into the finals despite last week’s loss to Penrith – but they must start with a big win over the Newcastle Knights and hope the teams above them continue to fall.
It was looking like Canberra’s season was over following their narrow defeat to the Panthers last week, but with the Bulldogs upsetting Manly later on Sunday – and with the Dragons just two points above them and playing Penrith this week – the Raiders are still mathematically in the finals race.
The bad news for Canberra is that the Sea Eagles play the struggling Warriors and show claim the two points, but they face a tough final round clash with the Panthers, meaning the Raiders just need to keep winning and hope the results go their way.
Canberra were in a winning position to conquer the Panthers last week and really give themselves a genuine chance of playing finals footy, but unfortunately a 72nd minute try to Tyrone May proved the difference.
With their season on the line again, can the Raiders hold their nerve and produce a clean dispatch of the determined Knights?
Newcastle saw their three-match winning streak snapped at the hands of minor premiers in-waiting Melbourne Storm last week, but you can bet your bottom dollar that the Knights will fight and scrap until the final second of the season in their remaining two games.
The Knights have a great recent record against the Raiders (considering their challenging period), taking them to golden point twice in 2016 and winning their Round 10 clash 34-20 – while they’ve also scored 20+ points against the Green Machine in nine of their last 10 meetings.
There’s always a chance that the Raiders could melt under pressure, but surely with their season on the line against the competition’s wooden spooners, they will find a way to win. And really, if they are serious about finals, they should win well at home.
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. Josh Papalii 12. Joseph Tapine 13. Elliot Whitehead 14. Kurt Baptiste 15. Clay Priest 16. Dave Taylor 17. Luke Bateman 18. Jeff Lima 19. Erin Clark 20. Royce Hunt 21. Michael Oldfield.
Knights: 1. Nathan Ross 2. Ken Sio 3. Dane Gagai 4. Peter Mata’utia 5. Shaun Kenny-dowall 6. Jack Cogger 7. Trent Hodkinson 8. Daniel Saifiti 9. Danny Levi 10. Josh King 11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon 12. Jamie Buhrer 13. Mitchell Barnett 14. Joe Wardle 15. Mickey Paea 16. Sam Stone 17. Jacob Saifiti 18. Brendan Elliott 19. Peter Mata’utia 20. Jaelen Feeney 21. Jack Stockwell.