Coach Ricky Stuart believes Canberra are back in the game after ending a mentally-draining few weeks with a comfortable win over Newcastle.
Austin stars, another slow Newcastle start, and Canberra aim up in defence. The key talking points to come from the Raiders' big Round 18 win over the Knights.
After racing out to an early 24-0 lead in almost as many minutes, the Raiders have held on to defeat a resilient Knights side at GIO Stadium on Friday night.
On their day, the Raiders and Knights are two of the most freewheeling teams in the NRL - but they both rely on the hard yards from these key forwards.
Both sides are desperate for victory and are playing at almost full strength for this Friday night showdown.
Sam Williams denied his club have an easy run home to potentially play finals football, despite playing only one top eight side in final nine games.
Maroons forward Josh Papalii has worked on aspects of his life away from the field, and it's paying dividends with the enforcer to return for Origin III.
The Dragons have announced the signings of Storm utility Kurt Mann for 2016 and forwards Mark Ioane and Luke Page for the remainder of the 2015 season.
Huawei Australia and the Canberra Raiders presented a $10000 cheque to Bowel Cancer Australia as part of the NRL Kick Bowel Cancer initiative.
Canberra coach Ricky Stuart admits his side are looking forward to a week off after two huge defensive efforts in the past seven days.