We take a look at Saturday afternoons (7/9/2019) NRL 2019 Week 25 match is between the Canberra Raiders and the New Zealand Warriors. The Raiders haven’t performed overly well in Canberra this year but should get the job done when they face New Zealand Warriors in this Round 25 match.
When: Saturday September 7, 3:00pm
Where: GIO Stadium
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
The Raiders’ pulsating 15-14 golden point win at Cronulla has sealed their top four place, but they’ll be looking to close out the home and away season with a big win against the Warriors on Saturday afternoon.
Aidan Sezer slotted three field goals, including an 89th minute match winner against the Sharks, helping the Raiders jag the two points from The Shire, despite being down 12-0 at the break.
Coach Ricky Stuart has opted to rest four players, with Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad, Jordan Rapana, Iosia Soliola and John Bateman all to miss this week.
The Warriors lost their third game on the trot by 20+ points when they fell to the Bunnies at home. Injuries to Chanel Harris-Tavita, Peta Hiku Patrick Herbert mean there is a significant backline reshuffle for the 14th placed Kiwi side.
Canberra has recovered the handicap 13 times in 2019, but just four of those instances have come at home. The Warriors meanwhile have a better time of it on the road, covering 7 of 11 matches, despite being in 14th spot on the table.
A raft of changes for the Raiders makes this one tricky to call, but The Wolf is backing the Raiders’ class to get them over the line at home. New Zealand hung up the boots for 2019 a few weeks ago and they haven’t shown anything in recent weeks to say they’ll keep this match close.
Tip: Canberra Raiders at $1.26
Value Tip: First Try Scorer: David Fusitua at $10.00
Raiders: 1. Bailey Simonsson 2. Michael Oldfield 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Nick Cotric 5. Sebastian Kris 6. Jack Wighton 7. Aidan Sezer 8. Josh Papalii 9. Josh Hodgson 10. Dunamis Lui 11. Hudson Young 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Ryan Sutton 14. Siliva Havili 15. Emre Guler 16. Corey Horsburgh 17. JJ Collins 18. Sam Williams 19. Joseph Tapine 20. Jordan Rapana 21. Tom Starling
Warriors: 1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 2. David Fusitua 3. Adam Pompey 4. Blake Ayshford 5. Ken Maumalo 6. Kodi Nikorima 7. Blake Green 8. Agnatius Paasi 9. Issac Luke 10. Leeson Ah Mau 11. Adam Blair 12. Isaiah Papalii 13. Jazz Tevaga 14. Lachlan Burr 15. Bunty Afoa 16. Ligi Sao 17. Adam Keighran 18. Josh Curran 20. Taane Milne 21. Hayze Perham 22. Leivaha Pulu
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change