June 17, 2022 2:28 PM
Ash Wheldon

Canberra Raiders vs Newcastle Knights – Regular Season – Preview & Prediction | NRL 2022

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THE FACTS

When is Canberra Raiders vs Newcastle Knights on and what time does it start? Canberra Raiders vs Newcastle Knights will take place on Sunday 19th June, 2022 – 05:00 (UK)

Where is Canberra Raiders vs Newcastle Knights taking place? Canberra Raiders vs Newcastle Knights will take place at GIO Stadium in Canberra, Australia

Where can I get tickets for Canberra Raiders vs Newcastle Knights? Click here for ticket information on 2022 NRL matches

What channel is Canberra Raiders vs Newcastle Knights 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 Newcastle Knights? 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

  • Canberra Raiders failed to take advantage of facing a short-handed Brisbane Broncos side as they succumbed to just their second loss in their last six matches in what was ultimately a disappointing outing for Ricky Stuart’s side.
  • The Broncos lost several players to injuries and despite scoring 18 first half points to lead at the break, the Raiders were kept scoreless in a poor second half showing and they have now lost five-eighth Jack Wighton who has been ruled out of the game after posting a positive COVID-19 test.

Starting 13: Savage, Cotric, Timoko, Kris, Rapana, Wighton, Fogarty, Papalii, Woolford, Tapine, Young, Whitehead, Elliott – Interchanges: Starling, Sutton, Harawira-Naera, Horsburgh – Reserves: Schneider, Schiller, Mooney, Valemei, Trevilyan

Unavailable: Harley Smith-Shields, Josh Hodgson, Jarrod Croker, Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad, Jack Wighton

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS

  • Newcastle Knights suffered yet another heavy loss as they were downed by reigning premiers Penrith Panthers last week and they have now won just two of their last 11 contests.
  • The Knights were not aided by the loss of key man and skipper Kalyn Ponga to a head knock in last week’s contest and while he has been named at fullback for this one, he will still need to prove his fitness prior to kick-off.

Starting 13: Ponga, Lee, Gagai, Tuala, Young, Milford, Clifford, Klemmer, Randall, J. Saifiti, Frizell, Barnett, Mann – Interchanges: Sasagi, Thompson, Croker, Saulo – Reserves: Crossland, Hoy, Fitzgibbon, Clune, Hunt

Unavailable: Jayden Brailey, Chris Vea’ila, Bradman Best, Daniel Saifiti

THE PREDICTION

Canberra Raiders were disappointing last week as they suffered just a second loss in their last six matches. They were beaten by Brisbane Broncos in an encounter they will feel was there for the taking with their opponents suffering some injury strife in the second half but the Raiders were kept scoreless. They will be eager to respond on home soil against a struggling Newcastle Knights outfit that have lost nine of their last 11 after they were on the end of a hammering against Penrith Panthers last time out. The loss of Jack Wighton is a big blow for the Raiders but they will fancy their chances back in Canberra and should get the job done.

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