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Canberra Raiders vs Canterbury Bulldogs: NRL live scores, blog

6th May, 2022
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Canberra Raiders

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Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs

4

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Canberra Raiders

14

Match Complete

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs

4

J. Croker68
57M. Burton
J. Croker50
J. Croker32
M. Frawley30
E. Whitehead16

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The Canberra Raiders and Canterbury Bulldogs face off in a clash likely to keep one team’s season alive in 2022. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 6pm (AEST).

Ricky Stuart’s Raiders are in a world of pain; off the back of five straight losses and after another second half fade-out against the Warriors in Round 8, the Green Machine is looking awful in 14th place on the NRL ladder.

Today they face a club well versed in long periods of winless play, yet also a team that defied the odds and claimed a brilliant win against the Roosters last weekend at Accor Stadium. The Bulldogs held on by the skin of their teeth against the Chooks, after a mid-week rev up from the maestro Phil Gould and their season may yet have some life in it yet should they be able to claim the two points this evening.

Three wins in nine may not sound like anything to write home about, yet for the Dogs, it would be a clear step in the right direction after a recent past that has featured nothing but anguish for their fans.

The Raiders simply need some confidence and the return of inspirational captain Jason Croker may well provide it, although the absence of Jack Wighton and the necessity of playing Adam Elliott at hooker may well offset any benefit of having the champion centre returning to the starting 13.

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The Bulldogs have troops back for this clash, with captain Josh Jackson and Brent Naden returning to a side that does finally appear to be finding some fluency and cohesion. A successful trip to the nation’s capital will have the blue and whites cock-a-hoop and feeling they have finally turned the corner.

A loss for the Raiders will apply even more heat to Stuart, potentially disinterest fans and condemn them to the reality that finals are out of the question in 2022.

Prediction

This could actually become something of an epic, with a tough forward battle likely and the team able to create the most opportunities in attack, despite both showing little for much of 2022, likely to claim the two points.

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Something tells me that what we saw from the Dogs last weekend was real, progressive and sustainable and they may get the chocolates in Canberra by a single field goal late in the game.

Game information

Venue: GIO Stadium, Canberra
Kick-off: 6pm (AEST)
TV: Fox League
Streaming: Kayo Sports, Foxtel Go
Odds: Canberra Raiders $1.85, Canterbury Bulldogs $1.95 – odds via PlayUp

Catch all the action on The Roar, with live coverage from 6pm (AEST).

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Teams

Raiders

1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2. Nick Cotric 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Matthew Timoko 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Matt Frawley 7. Brad Schneider 8. Josh Papali’i 9. Adam Elliott 10. Joseph Tapine 11. Hudson Young 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Ryan Sutton 14. Tom Starling 15. Corey Harawira-Naera 16. Sebastian Kris 17. Corey Horsburgh 18. Harry Rushton 19. Emre Guler 20. Xavier Savage 21. Trey Mooney 22. Sam Williams 23. James Schiller 24. Peter Hola

Bulldogs

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1. Matt Dufty 2. Brent Naden 3. Aaron Schoupp 4. Jake Averillo 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Matt Burton 7. Kyle Flanagan 8. Luke Thompson 9. Jeremy Marshall-King 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Corey Waddell 12. Tevita Pangai Junior 13. Josh Jackson 14. Bailey Biondi-Odo 15. Joe Stimson 16. Max King 17. Ava Seumanufagai 19. Josh Cook 20. Jackson Topine 21. Brandon Wakeham 22. Reece Hoffman 23. Jayden Okunbor 24. Paul Alamoti 25. Chris Patolo

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