2021 NRL – St. George Illawarra Dragons vs Canberra Raiders Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is St. George Illawarra Dragons vs Canberra Raiders taking place? Saturday 19th June, 2021 – 10:35 (UK)

Where is St. George Illawarra Dragons vs Canberra Raiders taking place? WIN Stadium, Wollongong

Where can I get tickets for St. George Illawarra Dragons vs Canberra Raiders? Click here for ticket information on 2021 NRL matches

What channel is St. George Illawarra Dragons vs Canberra Raiders on? Sky Sports Arena will be televising selected NRL games in the UK and you can find their schedule here. For Australian broadcasters, you can find a list here

Where can I stream St. George Illawarra Dragons vs Canberra Raiders? If televised on Sky Sports, then subscribers will be able to stream the match live via Sky Go. Alternatively, the match will be available to subscribers of Watch NRL

THE TEAM NEWS

ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS

Starting 13: Dufty, Ramsey, Wiliame, Beale, Ravalawa, Norman, B. Hunt, Lawrie, McCullough, Vaughan, Sims, Bird, Ford – Interchanges: Kerr, Alvaro, de Belin, Clune – Reserves: Faamausili, Sloan

Unavailable: Cameron McInnes (Injured), Zac Lomax (Injured), Josh McGuire (Suspended), Tyrell Fuimaono (Suspended), Max Feagai (Injured)

  • St. George Illawarra Dragons were unable to build on their win over Brisbane Broncos as they produced an alarming display to go down to bottom of the ladder Canterbury Bulldogs in a performance that will have caused major concern in their camp.
  • The Dragons allowed the Bulldogs to score more points than in any other game this season while they managed just six of their own and their spot in the top eight now looks extremely precarious after just one win in their last five matches.

CANBERRA RAIDERS

Starting 13: Simonsson, Valemei, Kris, Timoko, Rapana, Wighton, S. Williams, Papalii, Hodgson, Lui, Harawira-Naera, Whitehead, Sutton – Interchanges: Starling, Guler, Soliola, Tapine – Reserves: Savage, Young

Unavailable: Harley Smith-Shields (Injured), Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad (Injured), Jarrod Croker (Injured), Corey Horsburgh (Injured), Curtis Scott (Suspended)

  • Canberra Raiders put back-to-back heavy losses behind them as they earned an important win over Brisbane Broncos last week and they will be eager to build on that as they look to force their way into the top eight.
  • The Raiders have won just two of their last nine matches but this is the perfect opportunity for them to notch successive victories for just the second time this season having won their opening two games to begin the campaign.

THE PREDICTION

St. George Illawarra Dragons produced one of the worst performances of any side in the NRL so far this season and that effort against Canterbury Bulldogs last week has put their top eight spot under serious threat. They were woeful on both sides of the ball and they must show significant improvements if they are to put that defeat behind them at the first time of asking. They take on a Canberra Raiders side that have struggled over a long period but they have now won two of their last four and with a spot in the top eight now within touching distance, the away side can earn a vital win to close the gap on the teams above them.

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