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  • Canberra Raiders vs Sydney Roosters tips for Thursday's NRL Round 25 match
  • Roosters have won 5 of their last 7 games against the Raiders
  • Will the Raiders win to move into the top 8?
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Canberra Raiders vs Sydney Roosters Tips

Both sides need a win for different reasons. The Raiders must win (although a draw could ultimately be good enough) to stand a chance of edging into the top 8, while the Roosters could still finish fourth if they win and results go their way.
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  • Canberra Raiders Form
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  • Canberra Raiders vs Sydney Roosters FAQs

Despite a heavy defeat last week, the Roosters have a number of key names back this week. They are tipped to add to a strong record against Canberra by winning a tight contest.

  • Canberra Raiders have lost 2 of their last 3 matches.
  • Canberra Raiders have seen under the total points in 8 of their last 9 matches.
  • Sydney Roosters have won 5 of their last 7 games against the Canberra Raiders.
  • Sydney Roosters have won 7 of their last 10 games following a previous defeat. 
  • Sydney Roosters' Josh Morris has scored a try in his 3 previous appearances at BB Print Stadium.

Head to Head

There have been 67 games played between these two sides. The Roosters hold a 37-30 head to head advantage after winning 44-16 in Round 12 of this season at the end of May.

Canberra Raiders Form

Canberra Raiders kept their finals hopes alive with a crucial 28-16 win over New Zealand Warriors last week.

They remain outside of the eight on points differential and need to win this game and hope the Cronulla Sharks go down to Melbourne Storm. A draw would also be good enough if the Sharks lose.

Prior to beating the Warriors, Ricky Stuart's side had suffered a 26-16 loss to the Storm and a 19-18 defeat to Manly Sea Eagles.

Canberra Raiders Team News

The Raiders have named Joseph Tapine despite picking up a knee injury last week.

Bailey Simonsson is out, so Jordan Rapana moves to the wing and Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad starts at full-back.

Iosia Soliola starts at lock with Ryan Sutton dropping down to the bench.

Canberra Raiders Team List

1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad, 2. Harley Smith-Shields, 3. Seb Kris, 4. Matt Timoko, 5. Jordan Rapana, 6. Jack Wighton, 7. Matt Frawley, 8. Josh Papalii, 9. Josh Hodgson, 10. ​​Joseph Tapine, 11. Hudson Young, 12. Elliott Whitehead, 13. Iosia Soliola, 14. Emre Guler, 15. Ryan Sutton, 16. Corey Horsburgh, 17. Siliva Havili, 18. Sam Williams, 19. Semi Valemei, 20. Elijah Anderson, 21. Trey Mooney

Sydney Roosters Form

The Roosters slipped down to sixth spot on the ladder last week after a heavy 54-12 defeat at the hands of the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

Wins over Brisbane Broncos 21-20 and St George Illawarra Dragons 40-22 preceded the defeat.

The Roosters could yet earn the double chance if winning against the Raiders and Manly Sea Eagles and Parramatta Eels lose their final games.

Sydney Roosters Team News

Joseph Manu is out for the season after suffering a fractured cheekbone in a horror tackle last week.

Adam Keighran, Angus Crichton, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Josh Morris and Matt Ikuvalu all return to the starting line-up after missing last week.

Daniel Suluka-Fifita is added to the reserves with Fletcher Baker out through suspension.

Sydney Roosters Team List

1. James Tedesco, 2. Daniel Tupou, 3. Josh Morris, 4. Adam Keighran, 5. Matt Ikuvalu, 6. Drew Hutchison, 7. Lachlan Lam, 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, 9. Sam Verrills, 10. Sio Siua Taukeiaho, 11. Angus Crichton, 12. Sitili Tupouniua, 13. ​Isaac Liu, 14. Sam Walker, 15. Egan Butcher, 16. Ben Marschke, 17. Tuku Hau Tapuha, 18. Moala Graham-Taufua, 19. Brad Abbey, 20. Naufahu Whyte, 21. Daniel Suluka-Fifita

Canberra Raiders vs Sydney Roosters FAQs

Where can I watch the Canberra Raiders vs Sydney Roosters live stream?

Check our live streaming calendar to see where to watch the Canberra Raiders vs Sydney Roosters live stream.

What time does Canberra Raiders vs Sydney Roosters start?

The match is being played at BB Print Stadium 7.50pm AEDT on Thursday, September 2.



The Roosters' strong record against the Raiders can see them home and move them into the top 4 - temporarily at least. Under 43.5 points is also predicted, while the returning Josh Morris is value in the tryscorer markets.

Best Bet: Roosters Win Match Result $1.72 at Boombet - 3 Units
Value Bet: Under 43.5 Points Total Points $1.95 at Sportsbet - 2 Units
Anytime Tryscorer Tip: Josh Morris Anytime Tryscorer $2.70 at Ladbrokes Australia - 1 Unit
First Tryscorer Tip: Josh Morris First Tryscorer $17.00 at Ladbrokes Australia - 1 Unit

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