The Canberra Raiders commence their 2017 campaign with a tough fortnight of football as they take on the NQ Cowboys up in Townsville in Rd.1 then head home and then take on the 2016 premiers the Cronulla Sharks.
The first two weeks should be used as a measuring stick for coach Ricky Stuart as he comes up arguably two of the best teams in the competition.
The Canberra Raiders offer Fantasy & Supercoach owners plenty of options across majority of positions. The NRL’s best attacking team last season has stars such as, Josh Hodgson at Hooker, Elliott Whitehead in the secondrow, then Joseph Leilua and club captain Jarrod Croker in the centres.
Quality comes at a price and to own these players then you must be willing to pay top dollar for them. The questions is can they back up their 2016 performance next season, that’s what coaches will have contemplate when picking their 2017 side.
NRL FANTASY: $461,000 / SUPERCOACH: $417,300
For Coaches opting not to choose Cameron Smith as their starting Hooker in 2017.
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