The St George Illawarra Dragons travel to Canberra desperate for a change in fortune after a winles start to their 2015 NRL campaign.
Where: GIO Stadium, Canberra
When: 6.30am GMT Saturday 21st March (5.00pm local)
Watch live: Premier Sports
The Dragons have yet to get off the mark and have suffered back-to-back defeats this season. They anchor the bottom of the NRL table after losses to Melbourne and New Zealand.
Canberra, on the other hand, have a win and a loss after facing Cronulla and the Wests Tigers respectively. The Raiders will fancy their chances against a struggling Dragons outfit.
Not helping the visitors cause is the fact they haven’t won in Canberra since 2000. Josh Dugan is again absent for the Dragons, so Gerald Beale has been moved to fullback and Peter Mata’utia is in the centres.
Dugan is a big loss so more pressure will be on halves Gareth Widdop and Benji Marshall.
Canberra has been forced into a few changes, with the injured Jack Wighton replaced by Jordan Rapana at fullback. Jarrad Kennedy comes into the centres and Josh Papalii will start in the backrow.
The Raiders weren’t far off the pace against the Kiwis, but will need to be more creative with the ball in hand.
Wighton has been a star for them after the first two rounds and his absence is a plus for the Dragons.