Today Sam Bourke takes a look at the optimism in the water out Bondi way, as the Sydney Roosters loo...
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13-03-2011 02:00PM at Canberra Stadium
Right.... The Joel Monaghan era has officially ended in our nation's capital so let's not make any further mention of the past. The Raiders have a bright future but they'll need to have the tails up for this one. The visiting Sharks will be like a dog with a bone if they get a sniff of the two points on offer. However, David Furner will be hoping that you can teach an old dog new tricks when he hands the leash to Matt Orford to guide his team around the park.
If the Sharks focus solely on Orford though, they will be barking up the wrong tree as the home side has many weapons on the field. A powerful forward pack will leave Cronulla feeling as sick as a dog, but not before Paul Gallen urges them to fight like cats and dogs in this match at Canberra Stadium. Unfortunately for Gallen, it's a dog eat dog world and I'm tipping the fearsome combination of Tom Learoyd-Lahrs and David Shillington emerge as top dogs. Guess I just couldn't let sleeping dogs lie.
|Canberra Raiders Cronulla Sutherland Sharks|
|2010||NRL - Round 20||Canberra Stadium||Canberra Raiders||20-13|
|2009||Round 14||Canberra Stadium||Cronulla Sutherland Sharks||24-22|
|2009||Round 5||Toyota Stadium||Canberra Raiders||24-14|
|2008||Finals - Week 1||Toyota Stadium||Cronulla Sutherland Sharks||36-10|
|2008||Round 16||Canberra Stadium||Cronulla Sutherland Sharks||36-24|