The Canberra Raiders are very happy with the first five rounds of the NRL draw announced today:
Raiders CEO Don Furner said it’s great to see the club getting some recognition for their efforts at the back end of 2010 by securing a Friday night home match and said he hoped to see a full house in round one against the Sharks as well.
“We don’t often get the chance to play on a Friday night especially at home, so it’s exciting for the club, the players and most importantly the fans,” Furner said. “We start on March 13 against the Sharks at home and hopefully we can get a big crowd behind the team to start the season.”
The First Five are:
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Round 1 – Sunday March 13, Raiders v Sharks, Canberra Stadium, 2.00pm
Round 2 – Friday March 18, Raiders v Broncos, Canberra Stadium, 8.30pm
Round 3 – Monday March 28, Tigers v Raiders, Campbelltown Sports Ground, 7.00pm
Round 4 – Saturday April 2, Raiders v Titans, Canberra Stadium, 5.30pm
Round 5 – Saturday April 9, Panthers v Raiders, Penrith Stadium, 7.30pm