Round 20 Preview: Storm vs Raiders

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Venue: Aami Park.
Date: 28th of July.
Time: 7:35pm AEST.
 
1
B. Slater
1
B. Abbey
2
S. Vunivalu
2
M. Oldfield
3
W. Chambers
3
N. Cotric
4
C. Scott
4
J. Leilua
5
J. Addo-Carr
5
J. Rapana
6
C. Munster
6
B. Austin
7
J. Hughes
7
S. Williams
8
J. Bromwich
8
D. Lui
9
C. Smith
9
J. Hodgson
10
N. Asofa-Solomona
10
J. Paulo
11
F. Kaufusi
11
J. Tapine
12
R. Hoffman
12
E. Whitehead
13
D. Finucane
13
J. Papalii
INTERCHANGE

14
K. Bromwich
14
L. Knight
15
T. Glasby
15
L. Bateman
16
C. Welch
16
S. Havili
17
J. Stimson
17
I. Soliola
18
T. Kamikamica
18
J. Murchie
19
B. Croft
19
M. Makatoa
20
C. Blair
20
R. Hunt
21
A. Vete
21
E. Guler


 
Match Preview.
The Melbourne Storm are sitting pretty at the top of the table. They seemed to of found that end of season form they are so use to finding, and we all must admit to ourselves that they are our minor premiership favourites after that Rabbitohs slip up last week. However the Storm are known to have their odd slip up this year, and Canberra could be one of those slip ups. Despite us fans believing their finals chances are spent, the boys from the Nations Capital believe they still have a chance, and the Storm need to be wary of that.

Canberra are that bogey team for Melbourne in Melbourne. If there’s is one team the Storm should be terrified of hosting, it’s the Canberra Raiders. What makes it worse for Melbourne is that it’s a Canberra Raiders team with nothing but a win allowed. The Raiders lose here and it’s most definitely finals over, so this game is a must win for Canberra, and Melbourne need to be ready for a full fire Raiders team. Canberra will come out and play “nothing to lose” footy, and man, there’s ain’t a better team in the league who can play that type of football.

Prediction: Raiders by 4.
Yep, I going with my home side. After being robbed last week, and finals relying on a single 80 minute performance, I don’t believe the Storm nor anyone can stop the Raiders when they play desperate football.

-Blake.

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