NRL Match Previews - Raiders v Titans (Round 13)

06-06-2010 02:00PM at Canberra Stadium

Referee: Gavin Badger and Phil Haines
Touch Judges: David Abood and Adam Gee
Referee: Chris Ward

Sunday's triple header continues as we move from a drizzly Auckland to the beautiful chill of our nation's capital where the mercury will reach a top of 16 degrees. Weather predictions in Canberra quote the following - "Frost, then sunny". We predict that this is exactly how the match will play out for the Titans as they struggle to acclimatise, but bring it home in the end.

The Titans have the mental fortitude required to win in Canberra on Sunday and will be well motivated after suffering recent losses either side of a bye. Not good for a club aiming at a top 2 finish, however they find redemption here. The Raiders bust out to a lead in the beginning led by their powerful forward pack but the Titans class will prevail through an improved defensive performance and a standout showing by Nathan Friend. Upset of the week.

My Man of the Match Prediction: Nathan Friend
My Tip: Titans 30-26

The Teams

  Canberra Raiders               Gold Coast Titans 
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J. Carney
1. Josh DuganFullback1. Preston Campbell
2. Joel MonaghanWing2. Kevin Gordon
3. Jarrod CrokerCentre3. Clinton Toopi
4. Joel ThompsonCentre4. Joseph Tomane
5. Daniel VidotWing5. David Mead
6. Terry CampeseFive Eighth6. Greg Bird
7. Josh McCroneHalfback7. Scott Prince
8. Dane TilseProp8. Luke Bailey
9. Glen ButtrissHooker9. Nathan Friend
10. David ShillingtonProp10. Michael Henderson
11. Tom Learoyd-LahrsSecond Row11. Anthony Laffranchi
12. Bronson HarrisonSecond Row12. Mark Minichiello
13. Trevor ThurlingLock13. Ashley Harrison
14. Travis WaddellInterchange14. Matthew White
15. Joe PickerInterchange15. Brad Meyers
16. Troy ThompsonInterchange16. Sam Tagataese
17. Scott LoganInterchange17. William Zillman
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L. O'Dwyer
M. Rogers
J. Atkins

Head to Head

2010 NRL - Round 3 Skilled Park Gold Coast Titans 24-4
2009 Round 17 Canberra Stadium Canberra Raiders 34-28
2009 Round 6 Skilled Park, Gold Coast Gold Coast Titans 16-10
2008 Round 20 Canberra Stadium Canberra Raiders 46-4
2008 Round 4 Skilled Park Gold Coast Titans 32-12

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