Rested Raiders ready for Kuttabul

RUGBY UNION

A TOP of the table clash against the Kuttabul Camelboks this Saturday will kick off an important four game run home to the finals for the Whitsunday Raiders.

After a comfortable win over Slade Point two weeks ago, the Raiders enjoyed the bye last week and will be fit and firing ahead of their match against the ladder-leading Camelboks at the Whitsunday Sports Park this Saturday.

Boasting an undefeated record across the first nine games of the season, Kuttabul will provide a stern test for the Raiders in front of their home fans.

These teams have met twice already this season with Kuttabul coming out on top on both occasions by the narrowest of margins.

In the Raiders opening game of the season, Kuttabul edged them out 19-18 in a thriller at the sports park before posting a 20-18 win in the return fixture in Mackay five weeks later.

Battling for positions is heating up at Raiders training with all players pushing each other for spots in the starting line-up.

Saturday's match will be the Raiders last crack at the Camelboks before the finals and they will be desperate to inflict a first loss on the undefeated visitors.

With two of their remaining four matches at home, the Raiders will look to cement second spot on the ladder and ensure they will have a second chance in the finals series.

The action kicks off this Saturday, July 21, with the Reserve Grade game at 2.30pm before the main game at 4.30pm at the Whitsunday Sports Park.


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