March 21, 2023 2:49 PM
Ash Wheldon

Newcastle Knights vs Canberra Raiders – Regular Season – Preview & Prediction | NRL 2023

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When is Newcastle Knights vs Canberra Raiders on and what time does it start? Newcastle Knights vs Canberra Raiders will take place on Sunday 26th March, 2023 – 06:05 (UK)

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

Where can I get tickets for Newcastle Knights vs Canberra Raiders? Click here for ticket information on 2023 NRL matches

What channel is Newcastle Knights 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 Newcastle Knights 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



  • Newcastle Knights were disappointing as they failed to build on their first win of the season against Wests Tigers with them going down to the Dolphins last week.
  • The Knights had to contend with a long list of unavailable players last week but are able to make a handful of changes here while they have opted to drop Dom Young on the wing.

Starting 13: Miller, Hunt, Gagai, Best, Marzhew, Gamble, Hastings, D. Saifiti, Brailey, Thompson, Jones, Fitzgibbon, Mann – Interchanges: Crossland, Hetherington, Croker, Johns – Reserves: Lucas, Clune, Cant, Tuala, Frizell

Unavailable: Simi Sasagi (Injured), Adam Elliott (Injured), Jacob Saifiti (Suspended), Kalyn Ponga (Injured)


  • Canberra Raiders claimed a superb victory over Cronulla Sharks last week as they claimed their first win of the season and they will be confident of building on that success here.
  • It was comfortably the best all-round showing of the season for the Raiders and while they are able to call upon Josh Papali’i for the first time this season, they have lost hooker Danny Levi to a broken jaw.

Starting 13: Kris, Schiller, Timoko, Smith-Shields, Hopoate, Wighton, Fogarty, Papali’i, Woolford, Tapine, Young, Whitehead, Harawira-Naera – Interchanges: Starling, Saulo, Horsburgh, Guler – Reserves: Frawley, Schneider, Mooney, Valemei, Hola

Unavailable: Xavier Savage (Injured), Adrian Trevilyan (Injured), Jordan Rapana (Suspended), Ata Mariota (Injured), Danny Levi (Injured)


Newcastle Knights were poor last week as their under-strength side were beaten by the Dolphins. The pressure will start to mount unless they show big signs of improvement but they may find it tough going as they take on Canberra Raiders. The away side come into this on the back of their first win of the year and having won the past two matchups between the two teams, the Raiders are fancied to make it back-to-back successes in this one.

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