Saturday’s (06/06/2015) first NRL 2015 Round 13 match is between Newcastle Knights and Canberra Raiders. The opening bounce is set to commence at 15:05 local time with the game to be played at Hunter Stadium. The home team Newcastle Knights are the favourites for the match. View our preview and teams for the game between Newcastle Knights and Canberra Raiders.
When: 15:05 | Saturday 06/06/2015
Where: Hunter Stadium
Tip: Newcastle Knights at $1.80
Value Tip: First Tryscorer: Akulia Uate at $10.00
1. Dane Gagai 2. James McManus 3. Sione Mata’utia 4. Joesph Leilua 5. Akuila Uate 6. Carlos Tuimavave 7. Kurt Gidley 8. Kade Snowden 9. Adam Clydsdale 10. David Fa’alogo 11. Beau Scott 12. Tariq Sims 13. Jack Stockwell Interchange: 14. Tyler Randell 15. Chris Houston 16. Korbin Sims 17. Sam Mataora.
1. Jack Wighton 2. Edrick Lee 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Sisa Waqa 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Blake Austin 7. Sam Williams 8. Paul Vaughan 9. Josh Hodgson 10. David Shillington 11. Josh Papalii 12. Sia Soliola 13. Shaun Fensom Interchange: 14. Kurt Baptise 15. Jarrad Kennedy 16. Frank-Paul Nuuausala 17. Shannon Boyd.
Canberra are likely to cop a hefty fine from the NRL after coach Ricky Stuart walked out on a media conference and gagged his players after Saturday’s 24-12 loss to Brisbane.
As required, Stuart fronted reporters at GIO Stadium but interjected as the first question was being asked.
His reply was a 68-word statement that lasted just 24 seconds.
“Todd Greenberg (NRL’s head of football), he was at the game tonight, and I just really hope he saw what I saw,” said Stuart, apparently fuming at some of the refereeing decisions.
“It’s a lot healthier for our club if I don’t go any further into this press conference.
“In respect to all the media, it’s got nothing to do with you, but it’s just a lot healthier if I don’t continue.”
He then said “thanks” before walking out of the room with captain Jarrod Croker.
Media were also not allowed to speak to any of the Raiders post-match, at Stuart’s request.
The former champion halfback’s actions are likely to attract a fine from league management – but it wouldn’t be the first time.
Almost exactly 12 months ago, Stuart was ordered by Greenberg to pay $10,000 for his comments about the referees in the Raiders’s round 10 loss to Penrith.
Saturday’s defeat was Canberra’s third in a row and their fifth from six matches at home this season.
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change