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Canberra Raiders put their season on the line when they play host to the Penrith Panthers on Sunday afternoon at GIO Stadium in NRL Round 24 action.
It’s now or never for the Raiders as they square off against the in-form Panthers in a must-win clash to keep their faint finals chances alive.
A slow start to the season has meant Canberra have been forced into a late season revival, with Ricky Stuart’s side currently riding a three-match winning streak into this showdown, including big wins over the Raiders and Warriors, where they scored over 70 points combined.
Preliminary finalists last season, the Raiders just haven’t been able to win the close games in 2017, but where there’s light there’s hope, and if Canberra can topple Penrith on Sunday, they would come to within two points of the top eight.
While it’s do-or-die stuff for the Raiders, the Panthers will also be treating this contest as their most important of the season.
A win could propel the Panthers into the top four if other results go their way, but lose and they could drop out of the eight, with Canberra just two points behind.
Nevertheless, the Panthers can’t do anything more than they’ve done in recent times, coming into this contest on a six-match winning streak.
Even putting aside the must-win nature of the clash for both sides, this looms as a fiery encounter, with the Panthers famously registering a tremendous comeback win over Canberra in Bathurst earlier this year with a try on the siren.
Both sides should be at their best for this encounter, and for that reason, I’m backing the Raiders home. In front of their home fans and desperate to keep their season alive, Canberra should have more firepower than a Panthers side who haven’t really had to beat anyone spectacular in recent weeks.
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. Michael Oldfield 19. Jeff Lima 20. Royce Hunt 21. Erin Clark.
Panthers: 1. Dylan Edwards 2. Josh Mansour 3. Tyrone Peachey 4. Waqa Blake 5. Dallin Watene Zelezniak 6. Matt Moylan 7. Nathan Cleary 8. James Tamou 9. Sione Katoa 10. Regan Campbell-Gillard 11. Corey Harawira 12. Isaah Yeo 13. Moses Leota 14. Tyrone May 15. Bryce Cartwright 16. Tim Browne 17. James Fisher-Harris 18. Trent Merrin 19. Dean Whare 20. Viliame Kikau 21. Mitch Rein.