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NRL Week 3 continues with three overnight games; Canberra, Parramatta look to stay unbeaten
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With the big win this morning by the Bunnies, the have fallen to five teams heading into tonight’s three-game slate.
Two of them will be in action, as the Canberra Raiders host New Zealand in the midnight Eastern contest, and the Parramatta Eels welcome Cronulla in the final match of the night (morning?)
This week has been a profitable one, thanks to a big margin play win last night. Tonight, we are going to do some more on the two undefeated teams.
Both Canberra and Parramatta should win here.
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AUSTRALIA NRL RUBGY WEEK 3
Canberra Raiders (-300) vs. New Zealand Warriors (+255), 12 a.m. EDT
Parramatta Eels (-250) vs. Cronulla Sharks (+220), 4:35 a.m. EDT
Canberra -8.5 (-115)
Canberra/New Zealand under 41.5 points (+100)
Parramatta first to 20 points (-135)
Parramatta first scoring play try (-105)
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THE TEAM NEWS
Starting 13: Nicoll-Klokstad, Simonsson, Croker, Scott, Rapana, Wighton, G. Williams, Papalii, Hodgson, Lui, Young, Whitehead, Tapine – Interchanges: Havili, Sutton, Soliola, James – Reserves: S. Williams, Starling, Aekins, Kris
Canberra Raiders made it two wins from two to begin the campaign as they edged Cronulla Sharks in a closely-fought contest last week but the Raiders will still feel they have a lot more to come after underwhelming with the ball in that clash.
The conditions made it tough for them to shift the ball but while they had no issues in breaking the line having managed six line breaks, it was in the 20 where they lacked a clinical side to put the game out of Cronulla’s reach.
NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Starting 13: Tuivasa-Sheck, Fusitu’a, Pompey, Hiku, Maumalo, Nikorima, O’Sullivan, Fonua-Blake, Egan, Afoa, Katoa, Sironen, Harris – Interchanges: Tevaga, Murdoch-Masila, Ah Mau, Murchie – Reserves: Ale, Montoya, Turner, Evans
Unavailable: Karl Lawton (Injured), Jackson Frei (Injured), Euan Aitken (Injured), Chanel Harris-Tavita (Injured), Jamayne Taunoa-Brown (Suspended)
New Zealand Warriors were unable to start the campaign with back-to-back wins as they failed to hang on to the lead against Newcastle Knights with a late try seeing them fall to a narrow 16-20 loss.
The Warriors will hope to respond here and they will feel they can do so with them defending relatively well so far with only three teams missing fewer tackles at this early stage of the season.
Canberra Raiders earned a second straight win to kick-off the season but they will want to start working their way into a better attacking groove after coming in for some criticism despite their win over Cronulla Sharks last week. There is a feeling that their halves are not receiving the ball early enough and if they do not fix that, it could play into the hands of New Zealand Warriors here.
The Kiwi side were edged by Newcastle Knights last week but they showed they will be no pushovers this season. The Warriors do not appear to have a great deal of points in them so they will be focused on their defensive efforts and that should lead to a contest that produces under 44.5 points.
Raiders: A boost for the Green Machine with co-captain Jarrod Croker named to play his first game of the year after recovering from off-season shoulder surgery.
Coach Ricky Stuart was waiting for Croker to improve his conditioning after missing training due to off-season shoulder surgery.
Dunamis Lui has been omitted from the squad 24 hours from kick-off with Sia Soliola promoted to starting prop.
Youngster Sebastian Kris, who was impressive in the centres in the opening two rounds, was named among the reserves but has been elevated to the interchange bench. Sam Williams has been dropped from the squad.
The Raiders have won three of their past four games against the Warriors.
Warriors: Back-rower Bayley Sironen was pictured in a sling after last week’s loss to Newcastle but the club insisted it was only precautionary and the former Rabbitoh has been named to play.
Sean O’Sullivan will come into the side at halfback to replace Chanel Harris-Tavita, who is set to spend up to 12 weeks out after scans revealed a stress fracture in his left foot.
Bunty Afoa will start at prop in place of the suspended Jamayne Taunoa-Brown and Jack Murchie has been named to return from a pectoral injury on the bench.
Kane Evans and Paul Turner were culled from the reserves when the team was reduced to 19 on Friday.
Prop Addin Fonua-Blake will make his 100th NRL appearance.
Fullback for Raiders is number 1 Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
Fullback for Warriors is number 1 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
Winger for Raiders is number 2 Bailey Simonsson
Winger for Warriors is number 2 David Fusitu’a
Centre for Raiders is number 3 Jarrod Croker
Centre for Warriors is number 3 Adam Pompey
Centre for Raiders is number 4 Curtis Scott
Centre for Warriors is number 4 Peta Hiku
Winger for Raiders is number 5 Jordan Rapana
Winger for Warriors is number 5 Ken Maumalo
Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Jack Wighton
Five-Eighth for Warriors is number 6 Kodi Nikorima
Halfback for Raiders is number 7 George Williams
Halfback for Warriors is number 7 Sean O’Sullivan
Prop for Raiders is number 8 Josh Papalii
Prop for Warriors is number 8 Addin Fonua-Blake
Hooker for Raiders is number 9 Josh Hodgson
Hooker for Warriors is number 9 Wayde Egan
Prop for Raiders is number 16 Iosia Soliola
Prop for Warriors is number 10 Bunty Afoa
2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 Hudson Young
2nd Row for Warriors is number 11 Eliesa Katoa
2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Elliott Whitehead
2nd Row for Warriors is number 12 Bayley Sironen
Lock for Raiders is number 13 Joseph Tapine
Lock for Warriors is number 13 Tohu Harris
Interchange for Raiders is number 14 Siliva Havili
Interchange for Warriors is number 14 Jazz Tevaga
Interchange for Raiders is number 15 Ryan Sutton
Interchange for Warriors is number 15 Ben Murdoch-Masila
Interchange for Raiders is number 17 Ryan James
Interchange for Warriors is number 16 Leeson Ah Mau
Interchange for Raiders is number 21 Sebastian Kris
Interchange for Warriors is number 17 Jack Murchie
Reserve for Raiders is number 19 Tom Starling
Reserve for Warriors is number 18 Tom Ale
Reserve for Raiders is number 20 Caleb Aekins
Reserve for Warriors is number 20 Marcelo Montoya
- Caleb Aekins
- Jarrod Croker
- Tom Starling
- Jack Murchie
- Marcelo Montoya
- Sean O’Sullivan
- Tom Ale
- Chanel Harris-Tavita
- Jamayne Taunoa-Brown