2019 match-up v Raiders

Cowboys v Raiders

Round 4, Saturday, April 6, 1300SMILES Stadium
Round 11, Saturday, May 25, GIO Stadium

Looking ahead: The Cowboys will look to make amends after dropping both fixtures against the Raiders in 2018. The first 2019 meeting is the middle fixture of three consecutive home games for the Cowboys between Round 3 and Round 5 before North Queensland then travels to the nation's capital in Round 11.

Raiders' changes: Blake Austin, Junior Paulo and Shannon Boyd have all left the club, as have fringe first graders Mikaele Ravalawa and Charlie Gubb. The only two signings come from the UK Super League's Wigan Warriors in John Bateman and Ryan Sutton.

'Tatey says': Canberra are one of very few clubs to not have any coaching rumours, they are very settled with Ricky, so that's going to be beneficial for them. Losing their two big boys up front may make things difficult because a lot of their game in built around their big men. That means they may have to alter the way they play going into 2019. A big plus for them is Josh Hodgson getting a full pre-season, which will make a huge difference.

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Looking back: The two sides met twice in the 2018 season, with the Raiders claiming victory in both Round 8 and Round 18.

Head-to-head: Played 41; Cowboys 18 wins, Raiders 23 wins

Last 5 meetings:
2018, Round 18: Raiders def. Cowboys 38-12
2018, Round 8: Raiders def. Cowboys 18-8
2017, Round 17: Cowboys def. Raiders 31-18
2017, Round 1: Cowboys def. Raiders 20-16
2016, Round 18: Raiders def. Cowboys 26-12

Finish – NRL ladder: Cowboys 13th v Raiders 10th