The Canberra Raiders lead the Newcastle Knights 14-6 of their conflict at GIO Stadium.
The Raiders burst out of the blocks with tries to Nick Cotric, Matthew Timoko and Xavier Savage to have the Knights reeling, earlier than Kurt Mann acquired them on the board.
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Kalyn Ponga skipped out of dummyhalf to arrange Kurt Mann for a vital attempt to lower the deficit to 14-6 at halftime.
Xavier Savage soared excessive to catch a bomb and dot down to provide the Raiders a useful 14-0 lead.
Matthew Timoko shrugged off a horror tried deal with from Enari Tuala to walk over and lengthen the house aspect’s result in 8-0.
Nick Cotric opened the scoring due to an excellent cutout cross from Joe Tapine to provide the Raiders a 4-0 lead.
The Canberra Raiders are with out five-eighth Jack Wighton as they tackle the struggling Newcastle Knights.
Wighton was dominated out of Sunday’s sport — and subsequent week’s State of Origin conflict — after he examined optimistic to Covid-19.
In a halves shake-up, Wighton’s absence sees Matt Frawley come into the aspect to associate Jamal Fogarty.
It’s hardly what Fogarty wanted as he begins to construct confidence at his new membership after an injury-interrupted begin to the 12 months.
“We’ve had a lot change there and now with Jamal again, all he must do is get consistency,” Ricky Stuart instructed reporters earlier within the week.
“For a man like Jamal who’s two video games again, (he wants) to attempt to string 4, 5 – 6 video games collectively after which naturally his sport will simply progress.”
Jordan Rapana returns from suspension in the one change for the Raiders who went down in a good tussle with the Broncos final week.
As for the Knights, fullback Kalyn Ponga (head knock) will play after being cleared to return regardless of failing to complete final week’s sport towards the Panthers.
Newcastle truly sit only one spot under Canberra in twelfth however appears to be like a good distance off contending for the highest eight if its last-start 42-6 loss to Penrith is something to go by.
The Knights have received their previous three, and 5 of their previous seven towards the Raiders.
“They’re a little bit of a bogey aspect for us during the last three video games,” Stuart stated.
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