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[VIDEO] Wests Tigers vs Canberra Raiders highlights: NRL scores, blog

19th April, 2015

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Wests Tigers Vs. Canberra

2015 NRL Premiership Season, 20 April, 2015

Leichhardt Oval, NSW
Canberra 30 defeated Wests Tigers 22
Wests Tigers Canberra
22 FINAL SCORE 30
4 TRIES 5
3/4 CONVERSION KICKS 4/5
0/0 PENALTY GOALS 1/1
0/0 FIELD GOAL 0/0
 
Top scorers:
  • Wests Tigers - Pat Richards 10pts (1T 3G)
  • Canberra - Jarrod Croker 14pts (1T 5G)
Important moments:
  • Canberra took the lead at the 31 min. mark 2nd half
  • Jarrod Croker (Canb) scored at the 80 min. mark 2nd half
 
Referee: Perenara, H
Touch judges: Sutton, C & Elliott, A
Teams

Tigers
1 James Tedesco
2 Kevin Naiqama
3 Tim Simona
4 Chris Lawrence
5 Pat Richards
6 Mitchell Moses
7 Luke Brooks
8 Aaron Woods
9 Robbie Farah (c)
10 Keith Galloway
11 Curtis Sironen
12 Kyle Lovett
13 Martin Taupau

Interchange
14 Dene Halatau
15 Ava Seumanufagai
16 Jack Buchanan
17 Sauaso Sue
18 Joel Luani

Coach: Jason Taylor

Raiders
1 Jack Wighton
2 Edrick Lee
3 Jarrod Croker (c)
4 Sisa Waqa
5 Jeremy Hawkins
6 Blake Austin
7 Sam Williams
8 Josh Papalii
9 Josh Hodgson
10 Dane Tilse
11 Jarrad Kennedy
12 Iosia Soliola
13 Shaun Fensom

Interchange
14 Glenn Buttriss
15 Frank-Paul Nuuausala
16 Paul Vaughn
17 Mark Nicholls
18 Jordan Rapana

Coach: Ricky Stuart

Time: 2.00pm (AEST)
Venue: Leichhardt Oval, Lilyfield
TV: Live, Fox Sports 1
Betting: Tigers $1.40, Raiders $3.00
After being overlooked for Australia, James Tedesco will be in action for Italy at the Rugby League World Cup. (AAP Image/Action Photographics, Rob Cox)
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Leichhardt Oval will play host to its first fixture of 2015 as the old Tigers vs Raiders rivalry of yesteryear takes shapes at the iconic venue. Join The Roar from 1.50pm (AEST) for live scores and coverage.

Although they are no longer the powerhouses of the competition as they once were in the late 80’s and early 90’s, these two young and improving clubs will be out to prove they are a top eight threat this season.

Despite a disappointing trip to New Zealand resulting in a 32-22 defeat, Jason Taylor has remained loyal to the same 17, along with the addition of hooker Joel Luani to an extended bench.

Fullback James Tedesco, who has been in imperious form is the main threat for the Raiders to deal with. Tedesco is perhaps playing with a chip on his shoulder after it was revealed a few weeks ago that he was not in Laurie Daley’s Origin plans at the time. However with 38 tackle breaks so far this season, 12 more than the next best in the competition, Daley may have to re-think his plans for game one.

Jason Taylor will lineup against Ricky Stuart in the coaches box for the first time with their current clubs, after several clashes in the early 90’s between Taylor’s Magpies and Stewart’s Raiders.

Similarly, Ricky Stuart has also opted to stick with the same 17, despite a gutsy 14-10 defeat at home to the Storm. This means that Shaun Fensom and Josh Hodgson should both lineup on Sunday, despite hobbling off with lower leg injuries in Canberra. Jordan Rapana has been named as 18th man in his return from suspension.

Despite Ricky Stuart hailing his sides performance last week as ‘perhaps the best of their season’ the Raiders must fix their second half woes. They have scored a competition-worst 18 points in the second half this season, which averages to just three points a game.

Prediction:

While a close contest should ensue between two improving teams, I expect the atmosphere of the Leichhardt faithful to lift their side to victory on Sunday.

Tigers by 12.

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