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It’s been a bit of a horror season for the Raiders in 2017, with just six wins from 15 games meaning they are languishing outside the top eight in 11th spot heading into Round 17.
After making a stellar run to the preliminary finals last season and only losing narrowly to Melbourne away, the Raiders were expected to improve even more this year and transform into one of the leading contenders for the premiership,
Instead, Canberra have gone backwards and are now in a real battle to even contend for a spot in the lower regions of the eight. Considering you need to finish in the top four historically to have a chance of winning the premiership, it appears as if the Raiders have already blown their shot in 2017.
However, at the same time, Canberra have been unlucky at times throughout the season, starting the year with a very tough draw and losing so many games by six points or less. It’s sort of similar to the Roosters last year in that they are playing better than many teams above them but for whatever reason they just aren’t winning games.
North Queensland will be looking to pile more misery on the Raiders as they make the trip south to the nation’s capital on what is looming as the coldest Saturday night of the season in Canberra.
The Cowboys have been hit hard by injuries all season, but they’ve managed to lock down a spot around the 6-8 region for most of the year, and they continued on that theme last week with a thrilling last-minute victory over the Panthers at home.
Playing without Johnathan Thurston is something the Cowboys will have to get used to if they are to make a challenge for the premiership, and this season they’ve started to win more games without their superstar halfback.
Dave Taylor comes onto the Canberra bench in place of Clay Priest while Te Maire Martin makes his debut for the Cowboys in the halves.
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. Elliot Whitehead 13. Sia Soliola.
Interchange: 14. Kurt Baptiste 15. Luke Bateman 16. Dave Taylor 17. Joseph Tapine 18. Scott Sorensen 19. Royce Hunt 20. Adam Clydsdale 21. Clay Priest.
Cowboys: 1. Lachlan Coote 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Justin O’Neill 4. Kane Linnett 5. Antonio Winterstein 6. Te Maire Martin 7. Michael Morgan 8. John Asiata 9. Jake Granville 10. Scott Bolton 11. Gavin Cooper 12. Ethan Lowe 13. Jason Taumalolo.
Interchange: 14. Ben Hampton 15. Coen Hess 16. Shaun Fensom 17. Corey Jensen 18. Kyle Laybutt 19. Kalyn Ponga 20. Brandon Uele 21. Patrick Mago.