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Canberra Raiders vs Sydney Roosters: NRL live scores, blog

19th August, 2018


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Raiders vs Roosters

NRL, 19 August, 2018

GIO Stadium
Fulltime - Raiders 14, Roosters 12
Raiders   Roosters
Referee: Henry Peranara
Touch judges: Brett Suttor & Tim Roby
Video Referee: Steve Chiddy
When: 4:10pm (AEST)
Where: GIO Stadium
TV: Live, Fox League, Channel Nine
Betting: Raiders $2.75, Roosters $1.45
Overall meetings: Played 59; Roosters 32 wins, Raiders 27 wins
Last meeting: Raiders won 24-16 at GIO Stadium in round 12, 2017
Referees: Henry Perenara, Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski

1. Brad Abbey 2. Nick Cotric 3. Elliot Whitehead 4. Joseph Leilua 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Blake Austin 7. Sam Williams 8. Dunamis Lui 9. Josh Hodgson 10. Shannon Boyd 11. Joseph Tapine 12. Iosia Soliola 13. Josh Papalii 14. Emre Guler 15. Luke Bateman 16. Siliva Havili 17. Junior Paulo 18. Jack Murchie 19. Liam Knight 20. Makahesi Makatoa 21. Michael Oldfield (four to be omitted)

1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Latrell Mitchell 4. Joseph Manu 5. Blake Ferguson 6. Ryan Matterson 7. Cooper Cronk 8. Dylan Napa 9. Jake Friend 10. Sio Siua Taukeiaho 11. Boyd Cordner 12. Isaac Liu 13. Victor Radley 14. Nat Butcher 15. Zane Tetevano 16. Mitchell Aubusson 17. Sean O'sullivan 18. Sitili Tupouniua 19. Kurt Baptiste 20. Paul Momirovski 21. Lindsay Collins (four to be omitted)
James Tedesco of the Roosters reacts after scoring a try against the Dragons. (AAP Image/Brendan Esposito)
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19th August, 2018

Match result:

The Raiders have proved that this year’s competition is more open than any other in recent history, stunning the table-topping Roosters 14-12 on Sunday afternoon at GIO Stadium.

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Final score
Canberra Raiders 14
Sydney Roosters 12

Match preview:

The Sydney Roosters will look to take a giant step towards securing the minor premiership when they taken on a Canberra Raiders side with little to play for. Join The Roar for lives scores and a blog of the match, starting at 4:10pm (AEST).

Ricky Stuart will have a tough job motivating his side this week after their season was officially ended last weekend by the Tigers.

Canberra haven’t won in over a month and have conceded an average of 34 points a game in their past four matches. It doesn’t bode well for the Raiders this week as with little motivation they could struggle to contain a rampant Roosters outfit.

Despite having won only eight matches this year, Canberra still have the best attack in the competition.


However, they aren’t even guaranteed to find success with the ball on Sunday afternoon given that the Roosters currently concede just 15 points per game – the best defensive record in the league.

After a shaky game at fullback last week, Nick Cotric returns to the wing for the game against the Tricolours with Brad Abbey taking his spot at the back.

Meanwhile, after soaring to driver’s position on the ladder off the back of five-straight wins, Trent Robinson’s men are in the box seat to claim this year’s minor premiership.

A win on Sunday afternoon would see them move two points ahead of South Sydney after their 38-18 loss to Brisbane on Thursday night.

They will have to overcome some key injuries along the way though, with enforcer Jared Waerea-Hargreaves joining Luke Keary on the sidelines.

He is replaced by Dylan Napa, who was being eased back into the side after returning from a knee injury.

The Roosters may be expected to win Sunday afternoon’s game by plenty, but they will have to overcome a poor record in the nation’s capital if they are to do so – they haven’t won in Canberra since 2010.

Complacency is all that will stop the Tricolours from racking up a big score.


Roosters by 24.

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