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Canberra Raiders vs New Zealand Warriors Tips - Raiders to cover the line

  • Canberra Raiders vs New Zealand Warriors predictions for Saturday's NRL Round 3 match
  • Canberra Raiders have won 7 of their last 8 matches
  • The Raiders are tipped to cover a -10.5 handicap
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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Gary Emmerson 25 Mar 2021
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Canberra Raiders vs New Zealand Warriors Tips

New Zealand Warriors have a mounting injury list and they look there for the taking heading to Canberra. The Raiders need to improve from last week's effort, but are tipped to cover a -10.5 handicap back at home.

  • Canberra Raiders have won 7 of their last 8 matches.
  • Canberra Raiders have won 6 of their last 7 home matches.
  • Canberra Raiders have covered a -10.5 handicap in 4 of their last 5 home wins.
  • Canberra Raiders have won 3 of the last 4 matches against the New Zealand Warriors, each by 12 or more points
  • New Zealand Warriors have lost 4 of their last 6 matches.


Canberra Raiders have won seven of the last 10 clashes against the New Zealand Warriors.

The Raiders won both meetings last season. A 20-6 win was followed by a 26-14 success for Canberra.

Canberra Raiders Form

Canberra Raiders made it two wins from two last week when coming out on top in tight game 12-10 against the Cronulla Sharks.

It was a game of two halves as Canberra led 12-0 at half-time before going scoreless after the break.

That followed a 30-12 win against West Tigers at GIO Stadium, where Ricky Stuart's side have been much more clinical than in away games.

It is seven wins in the last eight matches, with a 30-10 preliminary final defeat to Melbourne Storm the only blemish.

In Canberra, the Raiders have won six of the last seven.

Canberra Raiders Team News

Jarrod Croker returns from a shoulder injury for his first game of the 2021 season.

Sebastian Kris drops down to the reserves to accommodate Croker's return.

Canberra Raiders Team List

1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2. Bailey Simonsson 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Curtis Scott 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Jack Wighton 7. George Williams 8. Josh Papali’i 9. Josh Hodgson 10. Dunamis Lui 11. Hudson Young 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Joseph Tapine 14. Siliva Havili 15. Ryan Sutton 16. Iosia Soliola 17. Ryan James 18. Sam Williams 19. Tom Starling 20. Caleb Aekins 21. Sebastian Kris

New Zealand Warriors Form

New Zealand Warriors made a winning start to the season when recording a 19-6 victory over the Gold Coast Titans in Round 1.

But it is a level 1-1 ledger after two rounds following a 20-16 loss to Newcastle Knights last weekend.

The Warriors led with five minutes remaining, only for Hymel Hunt's try and Mitchell Barnett's conversion to win it for the Knights.

New Zealand Warriors Team News

Bailey Simonsson was a doubt after suffering an arm injury last week, but he has been named to start.

Halfback Chanel Harris-Tavita is out for up to three months with a fractured foot, with Sean O'Sullivan taking his place.

Prop Jamayne Taunoa-Brown is suspended with Bunty Afoa coming into the starting line up. Euan Aitken also remains out injured.

Jack Murchie returns from injury on the bench, while prop Kane Evans has been listed among the reserves.

New Zealand Warriors Team List

1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 2. David Fusitu’a 3. Adam Pompey 4. Peta Hiku 5. Ken Maumalo 6. Kodi Nikorima 7. Sean O’Sullivan 8. Addin Fonua-Blake 9. Wayde Egan 10. Bunty Afoa 11. Eliesa Katoa 12. Bayley Sironen 13. Tohu Harris 14. Jazz Tevaga 15. Ben Murdoch-Masila 16. Leeson Ah Mau 17. Jack Murchie 18. Tom Ale 20. Marcelo Montoya 21. Paul Turner 22. Kane Evans

Canberra Raiders vs New Zealand Warriors FAQs

Where can I watch the Canberra Raiders vs New Zealand Warriors live stream?

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When is Canberra Raiders vs New Zealand Warriors being played?

The match is being played at GIO Stadium on Saturday, March 27.



The Raiders have started the season with back-to-back wins and have lost just one of their eight overall. They should account for an injury-hit Warriors, and can cover a big handicap of -10.5.
They have covered that line in four of their last five home wins, and in their last three victories over New Zealand.

Best Bet: Raiders -10.5 Handicap Line @-109.89 at BetMGM - 2 Units

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