GIO Stadium will play host to Sunday's Round 19 NRL game between Canberra Raiders and New Zealand Warriors. The game kicks off at 2:00 pm with Canberra Raiders heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Canberra Raiders vs. New Zealand Warriors game and give you our free tips and bets.
When: Sunday September 20, 2020 at 2:00 pm
Where: GIO Stadium
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Canberra Raiders vs New Zealand Warriors Odds
Canberra Raiders vs New Zealand Warriors Preview
The Raiders have plenty at stake over the coming two weeks if they wish to secure the double-chance in the finals.
Still sitting two points behind the Eels, the Green Machine must ensure they win this week at home – which is easier said than done against a Warriors side well known for causing upsets this season.
New Zealand’s 2020 campaign is now over after losing to the Sharks last week, but they’ve shown time and time again that they are capable of hanging tight with just about anyone.
Canberra, meanwhile, got back to basics last week with a huge win over the Dragons in Wollongong.
The result should inspire some confidence back into the side following a flat performance against the Roosters the week before, but with a 5-4 record at home this year, it’s fair to say the Raiders aren’t always the safest bet in the nation’s capital.
New Zealand lost 20-6 when they met the Warriors back in Round 2, but a lot has changed since then.
The Kiwis are also 4-1 in their last five games as the away underdog against Canberra, so there’s a bit to like about the Warriors keeping this respectable.
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Canberra Raiders vs New Zealand Warriors Teams
Raiders team: 1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2. Semi Valemi 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Jordan Rapana 5. Nick Cotric 6. Jack Wighton 7. George Williams 8. Josh Papali’i 9. Siliva Havili 10. Dunamis Lui 11. John Bateman 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Joseph Tapine 14. Tom Starling 15. Ryan Sutton 16. Hudson Young 17. Corey Harawira-Naera 18. Sam Williams 19. Matt Frawley 20. Matthew Timoko 21. Iosia Soliola
Warriors team: 1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 2. Adam Pompey 3. Adam Keighran 4. Peta Hiku 5. Hayze Perham 6. Kodi Nikorima 7. Chanel Harris-Tavita 8. Lachlan Burr 9. Karl Lawton 10. Isaiah Papali’i 11. Jack Murchie 12. Tohu Harris 13. Jazz Tevaga 14. Wayde Egan 15. Adam Blair 16. Eliesa Katoa 17. Tom Ale 18. Josh Curran 20. Paul Turner 21. Gerard Beale 22. Rocco Berry