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Rugby League NRL RD 19 - Saints v Canberra (Away)

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  1. S J

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    Saints v Canberra

    Round 19
     
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    NRL Team: Round 19 v Canberra Raiders

    St George Illawarra coach Paul McGregor has named a 23-man squad for the Dragons’ Round 19 clash against the Canberra Raiders at GIO Stadium, Bruce on Friday, July 14.

    Josh Dugan has been named in the 23-man squad, pending fitness following State of Origin on Wednesday night, while Tyson Frizell will be rested, along with Euan Aitken (hamstring soreness), with both expected to be available for Round 20.

    Taane Milne replaces Euan Aitken in the centres, Tariq Sims replaces Frizell in the back row while Josh McCrone has been named at halfback, with Kurt Mann shifting to the wing and Nightingale to fullback.

    Paul Vaughan (calf) is a chance to play for the first time since Round 16. He has been named on an extended bench along with Dufty, Leulia, Marketo, Dugan, Leilua and Matthews.

    NRL Squad for Round 19 v Canberra Raiders:

    1. Jason Nightingale
    2. Nene Macdonald
    3. Taane Milne
    4. Tim Lafai
    5. Kurt Mann
    6. Gareth Widdop
    7. Josh McCrone

    8. Russell Packer
    9. Cameron McInnes
    10. Leeson Ah Mau
    11. Tariq Sims
    12. Joel Thompson
    13. Jack de Belin

    Interchange

    14. Jacob Host
    15. Blake Lawrie
    16. Hame Sele
    17. Matt Dufty

    18. Jake Marketo
    19. Josh Dugan
    20. Luciano Leilua
    21. Paul Vaughan

    22. Will Matthews

    Players unavailable:

    Euan Aitken (hamstring - soreness) – Round 20
    Tyson Frizell (rested) – Round 20
    Drew Hutchison (knee) – indefinite
    Siliva Havili (pectoral) – indefinite
    Kiti Glymin (shoulder) – indefinite
    Levi Dodd (knee) – season
     
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    GIO Stadium, Bruce on Friday, July 14.
     
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    I wouldn't be surprised to see Frizz play - but he looks hurt.
     
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    Canberra Raiders v St George Illawarra Dragons

    GIO Stadium, Bruce

    Friday, 7:50pm

    The St George Illawarra Dragons will look to get back into the winners circle this Friday night, when they take on a Canberra Raiders outfit desperate to keep their finals chances alive.

    While neither Tyson Frizell or Euan Aitken have been named for the clash, the Dragons have selected Paul Vaughan on an extended bench to play his former club.

    Fellow former Raider Josh Dugan has also been named on an extended bench, pending how he gets through Origin Game III on Wednesday night.

    Youngster Matt Dufty has been named in the #17 jersey for the Dragons, and could make his NRL debut this Friday night.

    Teams –

    Raiders: 1. Jack Wighton, 2. Nick Cotric, 3. Jarrod Croker (c), 4. Joseph Leilua, 5. Jordan Rapana, 6. Blake Austin, 7. Aidan Sezer, 8. Junior Paulo, 9. Josh Hodgson, 10. Shannon Boyd, 11. Josh Papalii, 12. Elliott Whitehead, 13. Iosia Soliola Interchanges: 14. Kurt Baptiste, 15. Luke Bateman, 16. Dave Taylor, 17. Joseph Tapine, 18. Michael Oldfield, 19. Erin Clark, 20. Clay Priest, 21. Royce Hunt

    Dragons: 1. Jason Nightingale, 2. Nene Macdonald, 3. Taane Milne, 4. Tim Lafai, 5. Kurt Mann, 6. Gareth Widdop, 7. Josh McCrone, 8. Russell Packer, 9. Cameron McInnes, 10. Leeson Ah Mau, 11. Tariq Sims, 12. Joel Thompson, 13. Jack de Belin Interchanges: 14. Jacob Host, 15. Blake Lawrie, 16. Hame Sele, 17. Matt Dufty, 18. Jake Marketo, 19. Josh Dugan, 20. Luciano Leilua, 21. Paul Vaughan, 22. Will Matthews

    Key Match-Up: Jordan Rapana v Kurt Mann: Coming off tries in back-to-back games, Kurt Mann will look to continue that trend Friday night against the second leading try scorer in the NRL, Jordan Rapana. While Rapana hasn’t crossed the line since Round 14, he has scored an impressive 14 tries in 16 games, while also leading the competition in line breaks (14).

    The History: Played 27; Raiders 16, Dragons 10, Drawn 1. The Dragons have won their last four against the Canberra Raiders, including the last two at GIO Stadium.

    Match Officials: Grant Atkins, Chris Sutton;Sideline Officials: Jeff Younis, Rohan Best;Video Referees: Bernard Sutton, Ben Galea;

    Televised: Channel Nine – Live coverage from 7:30pm. Fox Sports 2 – Live coverage from 7:50pm.

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    Duges has never lost a game between these two teams.
     
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    Vaughan and Dugan should play. Frizz won't.

    Certainly strengthens the bench and FB spots. Matthews is a chance too.
     
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    NRL Squad for Round 19 v Canberra Raiders:

    1. Jason Nightingale
    2. Nene Macdonald
    3. Taane Milne
    4. Tim Lafai
    5. Kurt Mann
    6. Gareth Widdop
    7. Josh McCrone

    8. Russell Packer
    9. Cameron McInnes
    10. Leeson Ah Mau
    11. Tariq Sims
    12. Joel Thompson
    13. Jack de Belin

    Interchange:
    14. Jacob Host
    15. Blake Lawrie
    16. Hame Sele
    17. Matt Dufty

    18. Jake Marketo
    19. Josh Dugan
    21. Paul Vaughan


    NYC Squad for Round 19 v Canberra Raiders

    1. Jai Field
    2. Steven Marsters
    3. Reuben Garrick
    4. Matheson Johns
    5. Jason Gillard
    6. Tristan Sailor
    7. Jackson Willis
    8. Stuart Mason
    9. Cooper Purcell
    10. Matt Sheppard
    11. Trent Peoples
    12. Jackson Ford
    13. Joe Lovodua
    Interchange:
    14. TJ Uele
    15. Tom Angel
    16. Brayden Gallagher
    17. Josh Dowel
    19. Jack Cross
    20. Max Bailey
    23. Dane Francis
     
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    Both teams are not that good at the moment, but I will back the raiders because it will be cold in canberra tonight even though the cowboys won there recently.
     
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    and the Dragons arent used to a chill factor training at the Gong with that cold ocean breeze howling in?. It should be an interesting game as the Dragons run hot and cold while Stickys boys are always looking for new ways to lose.
     
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    Dave Taylor with an offload to win it. Unlucky Dragons.
     
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    I make my regular comment - I hate GP. I've said it since it first came in.

    A team plays hard all game - gets the draw - BUT gets NOTHING.
     
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    Another game another loss so I find it hard to see the Dragons staying in contact with the top 8 in the run home.

    Too many errors, Too many penalties but they were still able to make a contest of it.
    Their continuing failure to move up in defence meant giving away massive amounts of field position each set.
    Luckily for the Dragons the Raiders couldn't kick a field goal despite a number of opportunities so it went to Golden point.
    Finally the Dragons showed some aggressive defence BUT the wingers didn't drop back for the kick so a brilliant 40/20 gave the Raiders the game.
    The.Raiders didn't even have to take the field goal as what looked like an easy try gave them the game.
     
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    I think I remarked the other day about Aidan Sezer not offering much in attack for the Raiders. I'm not going to change my mind overnight, but he did make that one great play that was the difference.
     
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    They put one of our best off - we lose a man - they lose nothing. Next week's opponent gets the advantage ... go figure !
     
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    Yep, unfortunate, but Papalii will be enjoying a holiday. Not a good look with the court case in QLD recently.
     

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