NRL: Canberra Raiders face Penrith Panthers without Nathan Cleary, Jarome Luai

David Polkinghorne
Melanie Dinjaski
By David Polkinghorne, and Melanie Dinjaski
Updated August 2 2022 - 12:29am, first published July 31 2022 - 7:30pm
The Raiders are gearing up for a massive clash against Penrith this week. Picture: Getty Images

The Canberra Raiders are not going to be fooled into underestimating the Penrith Panthers this week, despite the absence of their highly successful halves duo Nathan Cleary and Jarome Luai.

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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne

Sports journo

Covering the Raiders, Cavalry, cycling and racing, plus everything else that involves sport in the ACT, for The Canberra Times. Basically I love sport and watching it is a full-time job. Email: david.polkinghorne@canberratimes.com.au

Melanie Dinjaski

Melanie Dinjaski

Sports Reporter

Melanie Dinjaski is an experienced sports journalist at the Canberra Times with a genuine love of all sports. She's covered every code from NRL to NFL, and has experience in print, digital, podcasting, TV and video journalism, having spent time working in newsrooms at Nine, Fox Sports and Seven before moving to the capital. Melanie aims to bring Canberrans all the sports news they need to know - have a story worth sharing? Get in touch!