Canberra Raiders vs Cronulla Sharks – Regular Season – Preview & Prediction | NRL 2023
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When is Canberra Raiders vs Cronulla Sharks on and what time does it start? Canberra Raiders vs Cronulla Sharks will take place on Sunday 19th March, 2023 – 07:15 (UK)
Where is Canberra Raiders vs Cronulla Sharks taking place? Canberra Raiders vs Cronulla Sharks will take place at GIO Stadium in Canberra, Australia
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What channel is Canberra Raiders vs Cronulla Sharks 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 Canberra Raiders vs Cronulla Sharks? 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
- Canberra Raiders lacked quality once again as they suffered a second loss in succession to begin the new season, going down to the Dolphins last week.
- The Raiders lacked some direction in attack once again and will need to be much better here if they are to topple Cronulla Sharks but they will be without Ata Mariota who has suffered a broken hand.
Starting 13: Kris, Cotric, Timoko, Smith-Shields, Hopoate, Wighton, Fogarty, Saulo, Levi, Tapine, Young, Whitehead, Harawira-Naera – Interchanges: Starling, Mooney, Horsburgh, Guler – Reserves: Woolford, Frawley, Schiller, Valemei, Hola
Unavailable: Xavier Savage (Injured), Josh Papali’i (Injured), Adrian Trevilyan (Injured), Jordan Rapana (Suspended), Ata Mariota (Injured)
- Cronulla Sharks claimed their first win of the season as they got the better of Parramatta Eels in a high-scoring affair last week with Craig Fitzgibbon’s side looking much better than in round 1.
- The Sharks looked really dangerous with the ball with Braydon Trindall doing a great job at halfback and they have been handed a boost here with Jack Williams returning to the side after sitting out with a head knock last week.
Starting 13: Kennedy, Katoa, Ramien, Talakai, Mulitalo, Moylan, Trindall, Rudolf, Brailey, Hamlin-Uele, Nikora, Wilton, Finucane – Interchanges: McInnes, Hunt, Kaufusi, Williams – Reserves: Tracey, Hazelton, Hiroti, Berrell, Atkinson
Unavailable: Kade Dykes (Injured), Matt Ikuvalu (Injured), Nicho Hynes (Injured), Wade Graham (Suspended)
Canberra Raiders have been disappointing through the first two rounds of the campaign and will need to improve if they are to get off the mark in this clash with Cronulla Sharks. The visitors were brilliant last week, especially in attack, and they will be confident of adding another win to the one they claimed against Parramatta Eels. The Raiders are struggling with a couple of key figures sidelined and while they will believe they can get themselves into an arm wrestle with their opponents, the Sharks appear to have that extra quality in their side and should prevail.