NRL Previews - Raiders v Bulldogs (Round 11)

20-05-2011 07:30PM at Canberra Stadium

Referees: Shayne Hayne and Chris James
Touch Judges: Paul Holland and Luke Potter
Video Referee: Tim Mander

'The Brave 300' is what we should call the band of Bulldogs fans heading down to Canberra Stadium to watch Friday nights round 11 opener. Even more brave if they dress like the original Spartans who coined the phrase in the first place! Unfortunately for the home town Raiders' fans, there will be no scantily clad pilgrims from Bankstown heading down the Hume for this match but rather a Bulldogs team hungry for victory.

Last week's loss would have left a bad taste in their mouths and to wash it out, Ben Barba will need to be at his best and Frank Pritchard will need to provide the sizzle to Barba's steak. He does. The dogs win their third straight in Canberra and Aidan Tolman has another blinder. Great matchup out wide as Joel Thompson faces Jamal Idris in very frosty conditions.

My Tip: Bulldogs 26-18

The Teams

  Canberra Raiders    Canterbury Bulldogs 
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D. Low
J. Stuart
T. Learoyd-Lahrs
T. Campese
D. Shillington
1. Nathan Massey Fullback 1. Ben Barba
2. Blake Ferguson Wing 2. Steve Turner
3. Jarrod Croker Centre 3. Josh Morris
4. Joel Thompson Centre 4. Jamal Idris
5. Reece Robinson Wing 5. Bryson Goodwin
6. Josh McCrone Five Eighth 6. Kris Keating
7. Sam Williams Halfback 7. Trent Hodkinson
8. Dane Tilse Prop 8. Aiden Tolman
9. Alan Tongue Hooker 9. Josh Reynolds
10. Josh White Prop 10. Sam Kasiano
11. Danny Galea Second Row 11. Frank Pritchard
12. Bronson Harrison Second Row 12. Andrew Ryan
13. Shaun Fensom Lock 13. David Stagg
14. Glen Buttriss Interchange 14. Greg Eastwood
15. Josh Miller Interchange 15. Jake Foster
16. Josh Papalii Interchange 16. Corey Payne
17. Sam Mataora Interchange 17. Dene Halatau
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T. Browne
J. Wright
M. Paea

Head to Head

2010 NRL - Round 23 ANZ Stadium Canberra Raiders 28-14
2010 NRL - Round 16 Canberra Stadium Canterbury Bulldogs 18-10
2009 Round 22 ANZ Stadium, Homebush Bay Canterbury Bulldogs 23-20
2009 Round 7 Canberra Stadium Canterbury Bulldogs 30-20
2008 Round 26 Canberra Stadium Canberra Raiders 52-34

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