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[VIDEO] Canberra Raiders vs New Zealand Warriors highlights: NRL scores, blog

15th March, 2015

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Canberra Vs. Warriors

2015 NRL Premiership Season, 16 March, 2015

GIO Stadium, Canberra, ACT
Warriors 18 defeated Canberra 6
Canberra Warriors
6 FINAL SCORE 18
1 TRIES 3
1/1 CONVERSION KICKS 3/3
0/0 PENALTY GOALS 0/0
0/0 FIELD GOAL 0/2
 
Top scorers:
  • Canberra - Sisa Waqa 4pts (1T 0G)
  • Warriors - Shaun Johnson 6pts (0T 3G)
Important moments:
  • Warriors took the lead at the 1 min. mark 2nd half
  • Shaun Johnson (Warr) scored at the 45 min. mark 2nd half
 
Referee: Devcich, A
Touch judges: Henderson, P & Sharpe, C
Teams

Raiders
1 Jack Wighton
2 Sisa Waqa
3 Jarrod Croker (c)
4 Edrick Lee
5 Jordan Rapana
6 Blake Austin
7 Mitchell Cornish
8 Josh Papalii
9 Josh Hodgson
10 Dane Tilse
11 Jarrad Kennedy
12 Sia Soliola
13 Shaun Fensom

Interchange
14 Josh McCrone
15 Frank-Paul Nuuausala
16 Paul Vaughn
17 Luke Bateman

Coach: Ricky Stuart

Warriors
1 Sam Tomkins
2 Jonathan Wright
3 Tuimoala Lolohea
4 Solomone Kata
5 Manu Vatuvei
6 Chad Townsend
7 Shaun Johnson
8 Jacob Lillyman
9 Thomas Leuluai
10 Ben Matulino
11 Bodene Thompson
12 Ryan Hoffman
13 Simon Mannering (c)

Interchange
14 Nathan Friend
15 Ben Henry
16 Sam Lisone
17 Albert Vete
18 Matthew Allwood

Coach: Andrew McFadden


Time: 6.30pm (AEDT)
Venue: GIO Stadium, Canberra
TV: Live, Fox Sports 1
Betting: Raiders $2.15, Warriors $1.72
Jack Wighton was a key man for the Raiders in their NRL semi-final. (AAP Image/ Action Photographics, Jonathan Ng)
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The young Canberra Raiders are looking to make it two from two as they welcome the New Zealand Warriors to GIO Stadium. Join The Roar from 6.20pm (AEDT) for live scores and coverage.

The Warriors will be hoping Shaun Johnson is back on song after a dour second half performance in Newcastle last weekend.

In contrast, the young Raiders were able to grind out a victory over Cronulla last week with Mitchell Cornish and newcomers Sisa Waqa and Frank-Paul Nuuausala leading the way.

Canberra will stick with the same 17, as Jack Wighton avoided suspension with an early plea to a striking charge.

Former Origin prop David Shillington finds himself in NSW Cup for the second consecutive week.

As for the Warriors, Konrad’s Hurrell’s knee injury is a big loss, but they welcome back Sam Tomkins to fullback, shifting Tuimoala Lolohea to the centres alongside Solomone Kata.

New signing Jonathan Weight will also make his club debut from the wing.

The return of Tomkins and the non-suspension of Wighton creates an exciting matchup at the fullback position. Wighton was superb last week with two tries and 176 metres gained, despite 10 minutes in the sin bin. However Tomkins who provided 13 try-assists last season gives the Warriors an extra threat in attack.

Remarkably, the Warriors have only recorded a single victory in Canberra in the last 14 years. However that win came last season with a resounding 54-18 scoreline. In fact the Warriors have put 50 points or more on Canberra in their last three meetings.

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Prediction:
 The Warriors were poor last weekend, whilst the Raiders were surprisingly impressive in defeating the Sharks. I’m leaning toward the Warriors bouncing back in a high-scoring game.

Warriors by 2.

In any case, it should be compelling viewing so join The Roar from 6:20 (AEDT) to follow our live coverage, and remember to leave your comments as the game progresses.