Monday’s only NRL Round 18 match is between Canberra Raiders and Nth Queensland Cowboys. The opening bounce is set to commence at 17:05 local time with the game to be played at GIO Stadium. The home team Canberra Raiders are the favourites for the match. View our preview and teams for the game between Canberra Raiders and Nth Queensland Cowboys.
When: 17:05 | Monday 11/07/2016
Where: GIO Stadium
Tip: Canberra Raiders at $1.26
Value Tip: First Try Scorer: Brenko Lee at $10.00
Raiders: 1. Jack Wighton 2. Brenko Lee 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Joseph Leilua 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Blake Austin 7. Aidan Sezer 8. Junior Paulo 9. Josh Hodgson 10. Shannon Boyd 11. Iosia Soliola 12. Elliot Whitehead 13. Shaun Fensom. Interchange: 14. Kurt Baptiste 15. Clay Priest 16. Paul Vaughan 17. Joseph Tapine.
Cowboys: 1. Lachlan Coote 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Tautau Moga 4. Javid Bowen 5. Antonio Winterstein 6. Rory Kostjasyn 7. Ray Thompson 8. Ben Hannant 9. Jake Granville 10. Scott Bolton 11. Coen Hess 12. Ethan Lowe 13. Jason Taumalolo. Interchange: 14. Josh Chudleigh 15. John Asiata 16. Ben Spina 17. Patrick Kaufusi.
Canberra forward Luke Bateman will miss Monday’s clash against North Queensland after taking the early guilty plea for his crusher tackle last week.
Bateman was only hit with a grade one dangerous contact charge from their win over Newcastle, however loading meant he had to successfully fight his charge at the NRL judiciary to get off.
The 21-year-old instead took the discounted early plea and is sidelined for a week.
Raiders teammate Kurt Baptiste (dangerous throw) and Wests Tigers forward Josh Ailoai (dangerous throw) also took early guilty pleas but escaped suspension for their grade one charges.
Brisbane forward Josh McGuire was the first to enter a guilty plea on Monday, freeing him to play for Queensland in State of Origin III on Wednesday week.
Manly winger Brayden Wiliame has until midday on Wednesday to decide whether to fight a grade one shoulder charge stemming from Monday’s NRL win over St George Illawarra.
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change