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2015 NRL Match Preview: Canberra Raiders vs Brisbane Broncos

Date: 30/05/15

Venue: GIO Stadium

Kick-Off: 5:30pm (local time)

Home Team

1. Jack Wighton 2. Edrick Lee 3. Jarrod Croker © 4. Sisa Waqa 5. Jeremy Hawkins 6. Blake Austin 7. Sam Williams 8. Paul Vaughan 9. Josh Hodgson 10. David Shillington 11. Josh Papalii 12. Iosia Soliola 13. Shaun Fensom Int: 14. Kurt Baptiste 15. Jarrad Kennedy 16. Frank-Paul Nuuausala 17. Kyle O’Donnell

Coach- Ricky Stuart

Away Team


1. Darius Boyd 2. Jordan Kahu 3 Jack Reed 4. Justin Hodges (c) 5. Lachlan Maranta 6. Anthony Milford 7. Ben Hunt 8. Josh McGuire 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Sam Thaiday 11. Alex Glenn 12. Matt Gillett 13. Corey Parker Int: 14. Jarrod Wallace 15. Adam Blair 16. Corey Oates 17. Francis Molo 18. Daniel Vidot 19. Joe Ofahengaue 20. David Stagg

Coach- Wayne Bennett


The Canberra Raiders will host the Brisbane Broncos at GIO Stadium on Saturday afternoon, 5:30pm AEST.

It should be a great contest between two great sides, Broncos being second on the ladder to play Canberra who are ninth on the ladder.

The Canberra Raiders will be looking to redeem themselves after just missing out on a win in round 11. Losing to the Bulldogs in a close game, Blake Austin and Jarrod Croker will be looking to maintain their momentum and lead their team to victory.

Blake Austin, Canberra’s danger man will be one to watch as he will lifted with the inclusion of Jack Wighton at the back. These two are capable of working really well together, which will be on the Bronco’s mind. A positive sign for the Raiders as they have won four from five with the addition of Williams to the side.

Six players will make a return to the Broncos side following Origin duties; Darius Boyd, Justin Hodges, Josh McGuire, Sam Thaiday, Matt Gillett and Corey Parker. They will be looking to dominate for their club team, post Origin win.

Ben Hunt and Sam Williams are the players to watch, both halfbacks will be looking to impress with their ball running skills to assist lead their team to victory.

Both teams will be hoping to secure the win.

Last time they met was in round 13 last year, Broncos defeated Raiders 28-4.

Current sporting odds are in favour of Canberra Raides $1.80 to Brisbane Broncos who are sitting at $2.00.


Prediction: Raiders to win by 12

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