GIO Stadium will play host to Sunday’s Round 15 NRL game between Canberra Raiders and Newcastle Knights. The game kicks off at 2:00 pm with Canberra Raiders heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Canberra Raiders vs. Newcastle Knights game and give you our free tips and bets.
When: Sunday June 19, 2022 at 2:00 pm
Where: GIO Stadium
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Canberra Raiders vs Newcastle Knights Preview
Canberra is a better team than its 6-8 record and 11th-place standing suggest, but after outlasting the Roosters 22-16 in Round 13, the Raiders 24-18 defeat to an injury-ravaged Broncos last week was unmistakably a lost opportunity.
The Raiders failed to score a point in the second half, while bright talent Xavier Savage’s erratic tendencies at fullback were a prominent feature of the loss, Jordan Rapana returns from suspension in an otherwise unchanged side.
The 4-9 Newcastle Knights have struggled to get within 20 points of any team of moderate quality and raised the white flag in a 42-6 loss at home to Penrith last Sunday.
Kalyn Ponga’s early exit didn’t help, but the Knights’ atrocious defensive resolve was again put under a harsh spotlight.
Newcastle is on a three-match winning run against Canberra, winning 24-16 in Newcastle and 34-24 at Suncorp Stadium last year.
The Raiders have won four of the last five encounters at GIO Stadium, with four of those five matches producing 54-plus points.
The Knights can already forget about finals footy in 2022, but the Raiders will view this as an absolute must-win as they strive to stay in Top 8 contention.
The Green Machine boast ample strike, an in-form pack with plenty of variety about it and look sharper for Jamal Fogarty’s injection at halfback.
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Canberra Raiders vs Newcastle Knights Teams
Raiders team: 1. Xavier Savage 2. Nick Cotric 3. Matthew Timoko 4. Sebastian Kris 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Jack Wighton 7. Jamal Fogarty 8. Josh Papali’i 9. Zac Woolford 10. Joseph Tapine 11. Hudson Young 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Adam Elliott 14. Tom Starling 15. Ryan Sutton 16. Corey Harawira-Naera 17. Corey Horsburgh 18. Brad Schneider 19. James Schiller 20. Trey Mooney 21. Semi Valemei 22. Adrian Trevilyan
Knights team: 1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Edrick Lee 3. Dane Gagai 4. Enari Tuala 5. Dominic Young 6. Anthony Milford 7. Jake Clifford 8. David Klemmer 9. Chris Randall 10. Jacob Saifiti 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Mitchell Barnett 13. Kurt Mann 14. Simi Sasagi 15. Leo Thompson 16. Mathew Croker 17. Pasami Saulo 18. Phoenix Crossland 19. Tex Hoy 20. Lachlan Fitzgibbon 21. Adam Clune 22. Hymel Hunt