I am probably stating the obvious here but it is so important that we wrap the ball up and limit the amount of second phase play that the Raider get on Sunday. Not only do they posses guys that can offload regularly (and effectively) but they also have the speed and sense to capitalise. To me this will be our biggest challenge and should be our highest priority on Sunday. Will it be Ayshford defending on Bronson’s side?
This is the smallest Raiders pack named this season since round 1 when they played the Tigers and were missing several of their big boys. That game was certainly open and quick. Harrison is the main offloader in the Canberra pack so the Tigers will need to be all over him when he runs wide. He’s far less effective when carting it up the middle. The Tigers defence has also improved since the start of the season and hopefully the Tigers are ready to tackle on Sunday arvo and don’t start the match like they did against the Cowboys.