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New Zealand Warriors vs Canberra Raiders Tips


There are big stakes on Friday's clash. Both sides are likely to need to win their remaining two games to stand a chance of making the finals.
  • New Zealand Warriors vs Canberra Raiders Tips
  • Head to Head
  • New Zealand Warriors Form
  • New Zealand Warriors Team News
  • New Zealand Warriors Team List
  • Canberra Raiders Form
  • Canberra Raiders Team News
  • Canberra Raiders Team List
  • New Zealand Warriors vs Canberra Raiders FAQs

The Warriors shot themselves in the foot last week with wayward kicking costing them a fourth straight win. They in a better form than the Raiders and value to win this huge clash in Mackay.

  • New Zealand Warriors have won their last 3 of their last 4 games.
  • New Zealand Warriors have seen under 46.5 total points in 8 of their last 9 games.
  • Canberra Raiders have lost 3 of their last 4 games.

Head to Head


The Raiders have won seven of the last 11 clashes against the Warriors. New Zealand did win 34-31 in a thriller when the sides met last in Round 3 this season.

New Zealand Warriors Form


Wayward kicking cost the Warriors a fourth straight win last as they lost 24-22 to the Brisbane Broncos.

Fullback Reece Walsh converted just one of New Zealand's five tries.

The Warriors have kept themselves in the finals hunt with wins over Wests Tigers 18-16, Cronulla 18-16 and Canterbury 24-10 in the previous three weeks.

New Zealand Warriors Team News


The Warriors have Matt Lodge back from suspension and Sean O'Sullivan is named at new five-eighth in place of Chanel Harris-Tavita

Kodi Nikorima is back on the bench, with Jamayne Taunoa-Brown listed among the reserves.

New Zealand Warriors Team List


1. Reece Walsh, 2. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, 3. Peta Hiku, 4. Adam Pompey, 5. Marcelo Montoya, 6. Sean O'Sullivan, 7. Chad Townsend, 8. Addin Fonua-Blake, 9. Wayde Egan, 10. Matt Lodge, 11. Josh Curran, 12. Euan Aitken, 13. Bayley Sironen, 14. Kodi Nikorima, 15. Bunty Afoa, 16. Eliesa Katoa, 17. Jazz Tevaga, 18. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown, 20. Rocco Berry, 21. Kane Evans, 22. Jack Murchie

Canberra Raiders Form


Canberra went down by a point to the Manly Sea Eagles last week in a 19-18 loss. 

The Raiders are stuttering down the finish straight having also lost to Newcastle Knights and Melbourne Storm in the last four weeks.

Ricky Stuart's side did win 20-12 against St George Illawarra Dragons two weeks ago, but have slipped to 10th spot on the ladder.

Canberra Raiders Team News


The Raiders recall Matt Frawley at halfback in place of Sam Williams, who drops to the reserves. He is joined by the returning Semi Valemei.

Corey Horsburgh is on the bench after joining for two weeks from the Canterbury Bulldogs. Siliva Havili also joined the interchange, but captain Jarrod Croker remains out.

Canberra Raiders Team List


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

New Zealand Warriors vs Canberra Raiders FAQs

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

Check our live streaming calendar to see where to watch the New Zealand Warriors vs Canberra Raiders live stream.

What time does New Zealand Warriors vs Canberra Raiders start?

The match is being played at BB Print Stadium at 6.00pm AEDT on Friday, August 27.

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Verdict

The Warriors are a value play in this must-win clash for both sides. They are in good heart at present, have a solid defence and can keep their finals hopes alive.

Best Bet: Warriors +6.5 Handicap $2.00 at Ladbrokes Australia - 3 Units
Value Bet: Under 45.5 Points Total Points $1.95 at Unibet Australia - 2 Units
Megabet: Warriors Win Match Result $2.80 at RobWaterhouse - 1 Unit

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