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    Canberra Vs. Newcastle

    2013 NRL Premiership Season, 13 May, 2013

    Canberra Stadium, Canberra, ACT
    Canberra 44 defeated Newcastle 14
    Canberra Newcastle
    44 FINAL SCORE 14
    9 TRIES 2
    0/0 PENALTY GOALS 1/1
    0/0 FIELD GOAL 0/0
    Top scorers:
    • Canberra - Blake Ferguson 20pts (3T 4G)
    • Newcastle - Kurt Gidley 6pts (0T 3G)
    Important moments:
    • Newcastle took the lead at the 6 min. mark 2nd half
    • Jack Wighton (Canb) scored at the 77 min. mark 2nd half
    Referee: Robinson, J
    Touch judges: Reid, A & Noyen, M

    The Canberra Raiders are coming off a season defining win against Melbourne and must build on that performance today when they host the Newcastle Knights. Join us for live scores and commentary from 2.00pm AEST.

    Canberra once again did the impossible when they defeated the Storm for the third consecutive time at AAMI Park last week.

    It was a well-deserved victory against the reigning premiers and one coach David Furner would have been immensely proud of.

    Now, the Raiders must back up last week’s effort with a strong showing at home against Newcastle today.

    Canberra has won all its home matches thus far and should be favoured to fire against a Knights team coming off a golden point loss to the Sharks at home.

    Consistency has often been the Raiders enemy over the past several seasons and it will be interesting to see if they can play at the same level they did against Melbourne.


    On their day, the Raiders rank as one of the most dangerous teams in the NRL as evidenced by their terrific showing against the Storm.

    Attacking stars Blake Ferguson, Reece Robinson and Josh McCrone all played vital roles in tearing Melbourne’s defence apart, particularly down the edges.

    Jack Wighton is another player the Knights will need to keep an eye on today, given the great strength he showed to muscle past Will Chambers en route to scoring last week.

    Terry Campese is also slowly getting back to his best and will look to use his strong kicking game to pin the Knights deep in their own half.

    Despite Canberra’s win last week, the Knights are certainly a chance of winning today.

    The Raiders are often plagued by an inability to string wins together and may just get a rude shock if they fall behind early.

    Darius Boyd, Kurt Gidley, Akuila Uate and Dane Gagai will make life difficult for Canberra if the hosts simply turn up expecting victory.

    The absence of Jarred Mullen however may just rob Newcastle of the attacking organisation needed in the halves to hurt the Raiders today.

    Just like they did against Melbourne last week, the Raiders will have to muscle up early and battle hard for field position against a strong Newcastle pack.

    If the Raiders can do that, and play at the same level they did against Melbourne, their fifth win of the season should be secured.

    Raiders by six.

    Alan is one of The Roar's longest serving live bloggers, covering football, tennis and rugby league.

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    • Roar Guru

      turbodewd said | 9:24pm | ! Report

      Newcastle were behind on the scoreboard in the 2nd half…and there was not ONE attempt at a short kickoff. They didnt try to do anything different.

      B.Ferguson is a NSW starter – no question.

    • 3:46pm
      Tru Blu said | 3:46pm | ! Report

      Blake’ green jersey is getting bluer every wk, as long as he keeps up his form it’ll be an Origin Blue jersey soon enough.

    • Roar Guru

      Alan Nicolea said | 3:46pm | ! Report

      After a very slow start to the match when they trailed 14 nil, the Raiders looked below par. After Earl got the Raiders opening try on the board however, Canbera proceeded to destroy Newcastle by scoring 44 unanswered points against a helpless Knights outfit. Ferguson and Earl each got a hat-trick while Robinson got a double. Papalii was also superb setting up two tries. Campese aswell after a slow start dictated terms with his majestic kicking game infront of just over 10,000 fans. Are the Raiders back in premiership contention? Are Newcastle falling apart? Thanks for your company today and join us next time on The Roar

      Raiders 44
      Knights 14

    • 3:45pm
      Matt said | 3:45pm | ! Report

      Unbelievable. 12-0 up in the first 10 minutes, to then lose 44-14… and that’s with missing a ton of conversions.

    • Roar Guru

      Alan Nicolea said | 3:43pm | ! Report

      80′ – After such a bright start, this afternoon has turned into a nightmare for Newcastle! They are shell shocked. The Bennett factor a non-factor today


      Raiders 44
      Knights 14

    • Roar Guru

      Alan Nicolea said | 3:42pm | ! Report

      Campese’s opening two kicks of the game went out on the full! Since then, every football he has kicked has produced diamonds for Canberra. When he is on, His kicking game is unrivaled in my opinion. Maybe Cronk is better.

      CONVERSION UNSUCCESSFUL – Ferguson misses

      Raiders 44
      Knights 14

    • Roar Guru

      Alan Nicolea said | 3:40pm | ! Report

      TRY RAIDERS – Its been an age since Newcastle completed a set of six in the second half. Millford has been outstanding aswell for Canberra. Campese with a cross field kick and Wighton regathers and scores!!!

      Raiders 44
      Knights 14

    • Roar Guru

      Alan Nicolea said | 3:39pm | ! Report

      76′ – Gee Newcastle after leading 14 nil have absolutely been a wreck in defence. Canberra now win the penalty and are back on the attack and could hit 50 over the next few minutes!

      Raiders 40
      Knights 14

    • Roar Guru

      Alan Nicolea said | 3:38pm | ! Report

      CONVERSION SUCCESSFUL – Ferguson converts well

      Raiders 40
      Knights 14

    • Roar Guru

      Alan Nicolea said | 3:37pm | ! Report

      TRY RAIDERS – Picker scores and the Raiders might hit 40 here… What a turnaround

      Raiders 38
      Knights 14

    • Roar Guru

      Alan Nicolea said | 3:36pm | ! Report

      Agree Meesta. Give me Ferguson any day. He should be playing for the Blues. He has torn the opposition apart over the past few weeks.

      74′ – Canberra back on the attack. Campese with a bomb and its bounced off the chest of Uate and Picker regathers and scores! video referee

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