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The Raiders looked like men on a mission in Dubbo as they ensured club legend Josh Papali'i celebrated his 250th game in style with a dominant win over Souths.

The 32-12 victory was Canberra's third on the trot, lifting them to ninth on the ladder, outside the eight only on points differential.

Parramatta had to dig deep to get the better of Manly in a tight struggle at CommBank Stadium, coming back from 20-10 down to register their seventh win of the season.

The Raiders are traditionally tough to beat at home on a Sunday afternoon and they'll be hoping for a huge crowd to make life uncomfortable for Brad Arthur's men.

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The Rundown

Team news

Raiders: Seb Kris comes in to the starting side at centre for the injured Jarrod Croker with James Schiller coming onto the interchange. Halfback Jamal Fogarty will play his first game of the season after recovering from a knee injury. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad's fullback spot is taken by Xavier Savage. 

Eels: No late changes for the visitors. Waqa Blake makes his comeback from a knee injury on the wing so Hayze Perham drops out. Cult hero Maika Sivo made a successful return through NSW Cup last weekend and was listed among the reserves on Tuesday but dropped out of the squad on Saturday. He will look to make a return in round 14 after the Eels' bye in round 13.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Raiders is number 1 Xavier Savage
    Fullback for Eels is number 1 Clinton Gutherson
  • Winger for Raiders is number 2 Nick Cotric
    Winger for Eels is number 2 Waqa Blake
  • Centre for Raiders is number 4 Matthew Timoko
    Centre for Eels is number 3 Will Penisini
  • Centre for Raiders is number 16 Sebastian Kris
    Centre for Eels is number 4 Tom Opacic
  • Winger for Raiders is number 5 Jordan Rapana
    Winger for Eels is number 5 Bailey Simonsson
  • Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Jack Wighton
    Five-Eighth for Eels is number 6 Dylan Brown
  • Halfback for Raiders is number 7 Jamal Fogarty
    Halfback for Eels is number 7 Mitchell Moses

Forwards

  • Prop for Raiders is number 8 Josh Papalii
    Prop for Eels is number 8 Reagan Campbell-Gillard
  • Hooker for Raiders is number 9 Zac Woolford
    Hooker for Eels is number 9 Reed Mahoney
  • Prop for Raiders is number 10 Joseph Tapine
    Prop for Eels is number 10 Junior Paulo
  • 2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 Hudson Young
    2nd Row for Eels is number 11 Shaun Lane
  • 2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Elliott Whitehead
    2nd Row for Eels is number 12 Marata Niukore
  • Lock for Raiders is number 13 Adam Elliott
    Lock for Eels is number 13 Isaiah Papali'i

Interchange

  • Interchange for Raiders is number 14 Tom Starling
    Interchange for Eels is number 14 Makahesi Makatoa
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 15 Ryan Sutton
    Interchange for Eels is number 15 Ryan Matterson
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 17 Corey Horsburgh
    Interchange for Eels is number 16 Oregon Kaufusi
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 20 James Schiller
    Interchange for Eels is number 17 Nathan Brown

Reserves

  • Replacement for Raiders is number 22 Trey Mooney
    Replacement for Eels is number 19 Jake Arthur

Match Officials

  • Referee: Todd Smith
  • Touch Judge: Kasey Badger
  • Senior Review Official: Matt Noyen

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Key match-up

Jack Wighton v Dylan Brown: The Raiders No.6 returned from a two-game suspension in style against the Bunnies, setting up a try and keeping the defence on its toes all day. With Origin approaching and spots in the centres and at No.14 up for grabs, Wighton will be out to impress Blues coach Brad Fittler with another dominant display. Brown has hit top gear in the past three weeks after returning to his favoured five-eighth role, coming up with a try, nine tackle breaks and a line break. 

Stat Attack

Maika Sivo has scored 54 tries in 67 games for the Eels, 22 of those coming in the 2019 season. The most tries ever scored in a season for Parramatta is 24 by his fellow Fijian Semi Radradra in 2015, followed by Steve Ella with 23 in 1982.

Acknowledgement of Country

Parramatta Eels respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.

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