How to watch Gold Coast Titans vs Canberra Raiders NRL live and match preview
The Titans can consolidate their status as Queensland's number 1 side in the NRL with victory over the battered Raiders this weekend.
The excitement levels are building for Titans fans, who have watched Justin Holbrook's team smash their Queensland rivals over the past two weeks. But their preparations have been thrown into chaos following a late venue switch due to the lockdown in Greater Brisbane.
The Titans were scheduled to play at their Cbus Super Stadium home. On Wednesday, the NRL ordered all three Queensland teams to depart the Sunshine State due to the coronavirus outbreak. They will now play at Kogarah's Netstrata Jubilee Stadium.
The Raiders are bruised and battered following their war of attrition against the Warriors when their bench was reduced to just one fit player. If they lose on Saturday night, the all-time ledger between Canberra and the Titans will stand at 13 wins apiece.
Titans vs Raiders kick-off time
The Titans will host this clash away from home at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Sydney on Saturday 3 April. Kick-off is at 7:45pm AEDT.
How to watch Gold Coast Titans vs Canberra Raiders
As with all the matches on Super Saturday, this clash is not on free-to-air TV. You will need a subscription. You can see our guide to each team's matches on Channel 9 here.
Kayo Sports, Foxtel iQ and Foxtel Now are all options for catching this match-up. Kayo Sports is cheaper, has a longer free trial and is more readily accessible, as you can see in our comparison with Foxtel.
Both Titans and Raiders supporters should definitely consider signing up for Kayo. The pair both rank in the bottom five for free-to-air market share with just six and seven fixtures on Channel 9 in 2021 respectively.
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Stream Titans vs Raiders on Kayo Sports
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Better yet, you can watch them on the same screen thanks to Kayo's unique viewing features. SplitView lets you watch up to four sports on the same screen. Interactive Stats, No Spoilers, alternate camera angles, Kayo Minis – the list goes on.
If you are yet to check it out, Kayo offers a 14-day free trial. After that, Kayo is $25 a month to watch on two screens or $35 a month for a third screen.
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If you're an NRL Live Pass customer, you are also moving to Kayo. If you sign up by 31 May you can get a $20 monthly discount on subscriptions for 12 months. We also have a full viewing guide for the NRL season that breaks down all your streaming options.
Gold Coast Titans vs Canberra Raiders match preview
The Raiders have been forced to make a host of changes following their brutal injury toll. Gun backrower Joseph Tapine (ankle) and centre Curtis Scott (ribs) are out. Dunamis Lui and Hudson Young are back to bolster the pack. Former Titans skipper Ryan James has been named to play against his former club, despite suffering concussion last weekend.
The Titans have named the same 17 which thrashed the Cowboys last start. Their marquee recruit David Fifita is already justifying his massive price tag in a forward pack brimming with talent. Gold Coast top the line breaks (20) this season and the Raiders (16) aren't far behind, meaning defence will be critical to the outcome here.
We think the Titans are the real deal this season and can defeat a beaten-up Raiders. The Gold Coast outfit has lost its past four matches against Canberra, but we believe that is about to come to an end. Titans by six points.
Gold Coast vs Canberra team lists
Titans team: 1. Alexander Brimson 2. Anthony Don 3. Phillip Sami 4. Patrick Herbert 5. Corey Thompson 6. Tanah Boyd 7. Jamal Fogarty 8. Jarrod Wallace 9. Mitch Rein 10. Tino Fa'asuamaleaui 11. Kevin Proctor 12. David Fifita 13. Tyrone Peachey 14. Moeaki Fotuaika 15. Sam Lisone 16. Jaimin Jolliffe 17. Erin Clark 18. Beau Fermor 21. Brian Kelly
Raiders team: 1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2. Bailey Simonsson 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Sebastian Kris 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Jack Wighton 7. George Williams 8. Josh Papali'i 9. Josh Hodgson 10. Dunamis Lui 11. Hudson Young 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Ryan Sutton 14. Tom Starling 15. Siliva Havili 16. Iosia Soliola 17. Ryan James 18. Sam Williams 19. Semi Valemi
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