NRL Round 8 Discussion - ANZAC Round

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    This Round marks the ANZAC remembrance and with it two now traditional matches on Tuesday, but it also provides an interesting Round on paper as well. We start with on Friday with the 6pm match in Canberra between the Raiders and the Sea Eagles, before the 8pm game at ANZ Stadium between the Rabbitohs and the Broncos. Both games involve a side who is struggling to hold onto the teams running away in the Top 4, so a win will be vital for any hopes of finishing in the Top 4. However their opposition will be needing a win to keep up with the race for the finals. Both games should be quality matches.

    Saturday is really a bad day of games on paper. It sees the Eels take on the Panthers in the 3pm kickoff, the Eels coming off good come from behind win but both teams struggling otherwise. The 5.30pm game is the Cowboys without JT taking on the bottom placed Knights before the 7.30pm game involving the Sharks and the Titans (so much of this years figure was based upon a fit and firing Hayne...pity that).

    Sunday sees the Wests Tigers take on the Bulldogs. The Tigers are coming off a tough loss while the Bulldogs are wanting to keep touch with the Top 8.

    This then leads into Tuesday and ANZAC Day, with the first game at 4pm between the Roosters and the Dragons in a battle between 1st vs 4th on the ladder and a real rivalry match to boot. Its set up really well for Match of the Round. To finish the Round and ANZAC Day off we head to Melbourne for the Warriors trip to Melbourne to meet the Storm. Already the second meeting between the two sides this year, with the Storm getting the honours the first time in Round 2. Storm sit in second place while the Warriors are in 13th with 3 wins needing the win to hold on the pack. Always a cracking match.

    Enjoy the round
     
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    Love the ANZAC fixture here in Melbourne. Has become a must see event for any sports fan and as you say, usually a cracking game.
     
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    I don't see this weekend ending well for my Knights. Even with Thurston out, we'll be well up against it.
     
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    FRIDAY

    CANBERRA RAIDERS V MANLY SEA EAGLES at GIO Stadium, 6.00pm

    RAIDERS: Jack Wighton, Nick Cotric, Jarrod Croker (c), Joseph Leilua, Jordan Rapana, Blake Austin, Aidan Sezer, Junior Paulo, Josh Hodgson, Shannon Boyd, Josh Papalii, Elliott Whitehead, Joseph Tapine. Interchange: Adam Clydsdale, Luke Bateman, Dunamis Lui, Iosia Soliola, Dave Taylor, Jordan Turner, Makahesi Makatoa, Lachlan Croker.

    SEA EAGLES: Tom Trbojevic, Jorge Taufua, Dylan Walker, Brian Kelly, Akuila Uate, Blake Green, Daly Cherry-Evans (c), Brenton Lawrence, Apisai Koroisau, Martin Taupau, Frank Winterstein, Curtis Sironen, Jake Trbojevic. Interchange: Lewis Brown, Jackson Hastings, Darcy Lussick, Addin Fonua-Blake, Nate Myles, Cameron Cullen, Matthew Wright, Shaun Lane.

    Referees: Grant Atkins, Chris Sutton.

    SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS v BRISBANE BRONCOS at ANZ Stadium, 7.50pm

    RABBITOHS: Alex Johnston, Braidon Burns, Siosifa Talakai, Robert Jennings, Bryson Goodwin, Cody Walker, Adam Reynolds, Thomas Burgess, Damien Cook, Kyle Turner, John Sutton, Angus Crichton, Sam Burgess (c). Interchange: Robbie Farah, Jason Clark, Zane Musgrove, George Burgess, Robbie Rochow, Cameron Murray, Tyrell Fuimaono, Hymel Hunt.

    BRONCOS: Darius Boyd (c), Corey Oates, James Roberts, Tautau Moga, Jordan Kahu, Anthony Milford, Kodi Nikorima, Korbin Sims, Andrew McCullough, Adam Blair, Sam Thaiday, Matt Gillett, Josh McGuire. Interchange: Alex Glenn, Joe Ofahengaue, Herman Ese'ese, David Mead, Todd Murphy, George Fai, Jamayne Isaako, Jonus Pearson.

    Referees: Ashley Klein, Chris Butler.

    SATURDAY

    PARRAMATTA EELS v PENRITH PANTHERS at ANZ Stadium, 3.00pm

    EELS: Clinton Gutherson, Semi Radradra, Michael Jennings, Kirisome Auva'a, Josh Hoffman, Brad Takairangi, Corey Norman, Suaia Matagi, Kaysa Pritchard, Tim Mannah (c), Manu Ma'u, Tepai Moeroa, Nathan Brown. Interchange: Beau Scott (c), Daniel Alvaro, Kenny Edwards, Siosaia Vave, David Gower, Will Smith, George Jennings, Marata Niukore.

    PANTHERS: Matt Moylan (c), Waqa Blake, Dean Whare, Tyrone Peachey, Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, Te Maire Martin, Nathan Cleary, James Tamou, Peter Wallace, Reagan Campbell-Gillard, James Fisher-Harris, Isaah Yeo, Trent Merrin. Interchange: Peta Hiku, Leilani Latu, Tim Browne, Moses Leota, Corey Harawira-Naera, Sitaleki Akauola, Viliame Kikau, Bryce Cartwright.

    Referees: Gavin Badger, Jon Stone.

    NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS v NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS at 1300SMILES Stadium, 5.30pm

    COWBOYS: Kalyn Ponga, Kyle Feldt, Justin O'Neill, Kane Linnett, Antonio Winterstein, John Asiata, Michael Morgan, Patrick Kaufusi, Blake Leary, Scott Bolton, Gavin Cooper (c), Coen Hess, Jason Taumalolo, Interchange. Ben Hampton, Ethan Lowe, Ben Spina, Corey Jensen, Sam Hoare, Ray Thompson, Javid Bowen, Braden Uele.

    KNIGHTS: Brendan Elliot, Ken Sio, Dane Gagai, Peter Mata'utia, Nathan Ross, Brock Lamb, Trent Hodkinson (c), Daniel Saifiti, Danny Levi, Josh Starling, Sione Mata'utia, Sam Stone, Mitchell Barnett. Interchange: Luke Yates, Anthony Tupou, Jack Stockwell, Jacob Saifiti, Jaelen Feeney, Jacob Gagan, Josh King, Lachlan Fitzgibbon.

    Referees: Adam Gee, Gavin Reynolds.

    CRONULLA SHARKS v GOLD COAST TITANS at Southern Cross Group Stadium, 7.30pm

    SHARKS: Valentine Holmes, Sosaia Feki, Jack Bird, Ricky Leutele, Kurt Capewell, James Maloney, Chad Townsend, Andrew Fifita, Jayden Brailey, Matt Prior, Luke Lewis, Wade Graham, Paul Gallen (c). Interchange: Jayson Bukuya, Chris Heighington, Jeremy Latimore, Joseph Paulo, Tony Williams, Sam Tagataese, Edrick Lee, Fa'amanu Brown.

    TITANS: Tyrone Roberts, Anthony Don, Dale Copley, Dan Sarginson, Tyronne Roberts-Davis, Kane Elgey, Ashley Taylor, Jarrod Wallace, Nathan Peats, Ryan James (c), Chris McQueen, Chris Grevsmuhl, Ryan Simpkins. Interchange: Karl Lawton, Joe Greenwood, Paterika Vaivai, Leivaha Pulu, Jarryd Hayne, Kevin Proctor (c), Konrad Hurrell, Morgan Boyle.

    Referees: Henry Perenara, Chris James.

    SUNDAY

    WEST TIGERS v CANTERBURY BULLDOGS at ANZ Stadium, 4.00pm

    TIGERS: James Tedesco, David Nofoaluma, Michael Chee-Kam, Moses Suli, Kevin Naiaqma, Mitchell Moses, Jack Littlejohn, Aaron Woods (c), Matt McIlwrick, Ava Seumanufagai, Josh Aloiai, Chris Lawrence, Elijah Taylor, Interchange: Tim Grant, Sauaso Sue, Joel Edwards, Jacob Liddle, JJ Felise, Kyle Lovett, Justin Hunt, Luke Brooks.

    BULLDOGS: Brett Morris, Kerrod Holland, Josh Morris, Brenko Lee, Marcelo Montoya, Josh Reynolds, Moses Mbye, Aiden Tolman, Michael Lichaa, James Graham (c), Josh Jackson, Greg Eastwood, David Klemmer. Interchange: Sam Kasiano, Danny Fualalo, Adam Elliott, Raymond Faitala-Mariner, Francis Tualau, Matt Frawley, Renouf To'omaga, Reimis Smith.

    Referees: Gerard Sutton, Peter Gough.

    TUESDAY

    SYDNEY ROOSTERS v ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS at Allianz Stadium, 4.00pm

    ROOSTERS: Michael Gordon, Daniel Tupou, Joseph Manu, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Blake Ferguson, Luke Keary, Mitchell Pearce, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Jake Friend (c), Isaac Liu, Boyd Cordner (c), Mitchell Aubusson, Aidan Guerra. Interchange: Zane Tetevano, Paul Carter, Kane Evans, Sio Siua Taukeiaho, Latrell Mitchell, Dylan Napa, Connor Watson, Lindsay Collins.

    DRAGONS: Josh Dugan, Nene Macdonald, Euan Aitken, Timoteo Lafai, Jason Nightingale, Gareth Widdop (c), Josh McCrone, Russell Packer, Cameron McInnes, Paul Vaughan, Tyson Frizell, Joel Thompson, Jack de Belin. Interchange: Tariq Sims, Leeson Ah Mau, Kurt Mann, Hame Sele, Taane Milne, Jacob Host, Luciano Leilua, Blake Lawrie.

    Referees: Matt Cecchin, Alan Shortall.

    MELBOURNE STORM v NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS at AAMI Park, 7.00pm

    STORM: Billy Slater, Suliasi Vunivalu, Will Chambers, Cheyse Blair, Josh Addo-Carr, Ryley Jacks, Cooper Cronk, Jesse Bromwich, Cameron Smith (c), Jordan McLean, Felise Kaufusi, Kenneath Bromwich, Dale Finucane. Interchange: Christian Welch, Tim Glasby, Nelson Asofa-Solomona, Cameron Munster, Young Tonumaipea, Joe Stimson, Mark Nicholls, Tui Kamikamica.

    WARRIORS: Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (c), Blake Ayshford, David Fusitu'a, Solomone Kata, Ken Maumalo, Kieran Foran, Shaun Johnson, James Gavet, Issac Luke, Jacob Lillyman, Bodene Thompson, Ryan Hoffman, Simon Mannering. Interchange: Nathaniel Roache, Charlie Gubb, Ligi Sao, Sam Lisone, Ben Matulino, Bunty Afoa, Ata Hingano, Mason Lino.

    Referees: Ben Cummins, Dave Munro.
     
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    Adam Reynolds is ruled out of the game tomorrow night. Cam Murray (he plays second row/lock) to debut and Sutton to go into the halves. But who knows whether that's really going to be how we re-structure. We've got Cook and Farah who can jump into the halves if need be, which will probably happen at some point during the game at least.
     
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    Manly hit the front after looking no chance of ever scoring
     
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    What a try from Rapana to probably win the game.
     
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    ******* hell that is magnificent by Rapana.
     
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    Tom turbo just answers with a try.
     
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    Great pass from big Frank
     

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    No one wants to win this.
     
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    Wowee what a finish
     
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    Heck of a game
     
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    Great take under pressure
     
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    Great game
     
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    Perfect example of a game where both teams deserve a point each.
     
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    Great set so far but ruined with a penalty
     
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    Jesus. Raiders what are you doing?
     
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    We've got two dumb teams here.
     
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    That's really unlucky but in the rules
     
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    Well done Dylan