2024 NRL: Round 6 Preview, Raiders Vs Titans

Check out the match preview and prediction for the round 6 clash between the Raiders and Titans.

MATCHDAY NEWS

MATCHDAY SCHEDULE

Canberra Raiders Vs Gold Coast Titans
Venue: GIO Stadium, Canberra
Date: Sunday, April 14, 6:15 pm

MATCHDAY TEAM NEWS

Raiders: 1. Chevy Stewart, 2. James Schiller, 3. Matthew Timoko, 4. Sebastian Kris, 5. Xavier Savage, 6. Ethan Strange, 7. Jamal Fogarty, 8. Josh Papali’i, 9. Danny Levi, 10. Joseph Tapine, 11. Hudson Young, 12. Zac Hosking, 13. Morgan Smithies, 14. Tom Starling, 15. Ata Mariota, 16. Trey Mooney, 17. Pasami Saulo, 18. Kaeo Weekes, 19. Simi Sasagi, 20. Zac Woolford, 21. Nick Cotric, 22. Emre Guler

Titans: 1. Jayden Campbell, 2. Harley Smith-Shields, 3. Brian Kelly, 4. AJ Brimson, 5. Jojo Fifita, 6. Kieran Foran, 7. Tanah Boyd, 8. Moeaki Fotuaika, 9. Chris Randall, 10. Jaimin Jolliffe, 11. David Fifita, 12. Beau Fermor, 13. Klese Haas, 14. Sam Verrills, 15. Erin Clark, 16. Isaac Liu, 17. Josiah Pahulu, 18. Joe Stimson, 19. Keano Kini, 20. Iszac Fa’asumaleaui, 21. Tony Francis, 22. Alofiana Khan-Pereira

Referee: Kasey Badger

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MATCHDAY PREVIEW

After a poor performance against the Sharks in round 4, the Raiders defeated the Eels in a big win at home. This week, they take on a Titans side that is still searching for its first win under coach Des Hasler.

Several of the Raiders’ young stars stood up against the Eels, which bodes well for the future of the Green Machine. Ethan Strange keeps improving with every game, setting up a long-range try with a left-foot step reminiscent of Brad Fittler.

However, it wasn’t all roses for the Raiders, as their fullback Jordan Rapana injured his knee. Young gun Chevy Stewart made his NRL debut at fullback. Zach Hosking returns after sitting out the last game due to HIA protocols. Trey Mooney will play his first game of the season, coming onto the bench for Corey Horsburgh, who suffered a groin injury.

The Titans showed glimpses of what they could do against North Queensland, but couldn’t get the job done – in a team with names such as David Fifita, AJ Brimson, and Jayden Campbell. Speaking of Campbell, he was lucky to come through the game without injury after a hip drop tackle by Chad Townsend. There have also been calls for Brimson to be moved somewhere he can get his hands on the ball more, but that may not be possible with Foran and Campbell cemented in their positions.

After hurting his ankle against the Cowboys, Kieran Foran has been named at five-eighth. Issac Liu returns to the side after sitting out due to HIA protocols, with Joe Stimpson as the 18th man.

Head-to-head stats can be found at Round 6 Number Crunch.

MATCHDAY PREDICTION

Raiders by 20 points.

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