NRL Match Previews - Canberra Raiders v Wests Tigers

04-04-2010 03:00PM at Canberra Stadium

Referee: Shayne Hayne and Brett Suttor
Touch Judges: Jeff Younis and Luke Potter
Referee: Tim Mander

The Tigers played very well last week. Todd Payton led a willing forward pack to dominate the Eels as Gareth Ellis and Robbie Farah were superb. Add to that the blistering performance from a backline boasting some supreme talent. To complete the package, the Tigers defense, as Benji Marshall says, can turn up whenever they want to.

They may not want to in Canberra on Easter Sunday with temperatures predicted to be as low as 9 degrees and a high of 20. Herein lies the question facing every tipster whenever the Raiders play at home. I must be the millionth person to point this out in a match preview. I must be the millionth person to point out that I've pointed this out! So, Raiders win at home in a close one with Terry Campese getting plenty of room to move and Bronson Harrison having a blinder against his old club.

My Man of the Match Prediction: Terry Campese
My Tip: Raiders 32-22

The Teams

  Canberra Raiders               Wests Tigers 
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J. Monaghan
J. Carney
D. Galea
1. Josh DuganFullback1. Beau Ryan
2. James StuartWing2. Lote Tuqiri
3. Jarrod CrokerCentre3. Chris Lawrence
4. Joel ThompsonCentre4. Blake Ayshford
5. Daniel VidotWing5. Mitch Brown
6. Terry CampeseFive Eighth6. Benji Marshall
7. Josh McCroneHalfback7. Tim Moltzen
8. David ShillingtonProp8. Bryce Gibbs
9. Alan TongueHooker9. Robbie Farah
10. Scott LoganProp10. Keith Galloway
11. Joe PickerSecond Row11. Todd Payten
12. Bronson HarrisonSecond Row12. Gareth Ellis
13. Shaun FensomLock13. Chris Heighington
14. Tom Learoyd-LahrsInterchange14. Andrew Fifita
15. Trevor ThurlingInterchange15. Liam Fulton
16. Troy ThompsonInterchange16. Mark Flanagan
17. Dane TilseInterchange17. Daniel Fitzhenry
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R. Lui
T. Tuiaki
T. Tupou
S. Dwyer

Head to Head

2009 Round 20 Canberra Stadium Wests Tigers 25-4
2009 Round 1 Campbelltown Stadium Wests Tigers 34-26
2008 Round 5 Canberra Stadium Canberra Raiders 30-24
2007 Round 16 Canberra Stadium Wests Tigers 22-16

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