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    Raiders vs Wests Tigers

    NRL, 19 March, 2017

    GIO Stadium
    Fulltime - Raiders 46, Wests Tigers 6
    Raiders   Wests Tigers
    46 FINAL SCORE 6
    8 TRIES 1
    Referee: Matt Cecchin
    Touch judges: Kasey Badger & Jason Walsh
    Video Referee: Luke Patten

    Match result:

    The Canberra Raiders finally clicked into gear and secured a commanding 46-6 victory over the Wests Tigers on Sunday.

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    Final score
    Canberra Raiders 46
    Wests Tigers 6

    Match preview:

    The Canberra Raiders need a win today against the Wests Tigers in order to kick-start a season they were expected to dominate. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 4pm AEDT.

    After a promising defeat to the North Queensland Cowboys in Townsville, the Raiders were given a reality check by reigning premiers the Cronulla Sharks last week, losing 42-16 at home.

    With the scores at 12-10 at halftime, the Sharks managed to run away with the contest in the second half because of their ability to completely outmuscle a Raiders side that was torn apart down the left edge.

    Jordan Rapana and Joseph Leilua had a torrid time defensively last week and have yet to replicate their devastating form from last season. With that said, they have a chance to rebuild some confidence against the Tigers this afternoon.

    The Tigers at home were kept tryless by the Penrith Panthers, erasing any confidence attained from their opening win over the South Sydney Rabbitohs in Round 1.

    Like the Raiders before them, the Tigers simply lost the arm-wrestle to a committed Panthers team, who themselves were outmuscled against the Dragons in the opening round.

    Indeed there is a common theme here. The Panthers, Tigers and Raiders all possess great attacking potential, but such potency will never be allowed to come to fruition if the opposition are allowed to win the war of attrition up front.

    The key to success today for the Raiders and Tigers today will come down to which team is able to roll up its sleeves and compete hard for 50-60 minutes.

    If the Raiders enormous forward pack can rediscover their 2016 form, the green machine really should overrun a Tigers pack a little light on muscle.

    The Raiders are struggling to rediscover their 2016 mojo but the inclusion of captain Jarrod Croker should add much-needed stability and guidance to a Canberra unit that needs direction. At their best, they should comfortably beat the Tigers at home.

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    • 6:06pm
      souvalis said | 6:06pm | ! Report

      Looked like Mitchell Moses spat it out..awful and he knew it..

    • 6:03pm
      P Air said | 6:03pm | ! Report

      Jason Taylor will be the first coach sacked this season

    • Roar Guru

      Alan Nicolea said | 5:57pm | ! Report

      The Raiders finally click into gear and secure a commanding 46-6 victory over the Tigers. The first half was a well contested affair and the Tigers certainly had their chances to post points against Canberra, but they really lack a clinical edge in the halves to take advantage.

      Canberra meanwhile took a while to click into gear, but when they did, they never looked back as their star players put the Tigers to the sword. Despite the big win, the Raiders still need to improve if the hope to beat Brisbane up at Suncorp next week. If both teams show up with their best this Friday, it could end up being one of the games of the season.

      The Tigers meanwhile are back at Liechardt Oval and face the Melbourne Storm next Sunday. With their backs against the walls, can Wests turn their season around against the premiership favourites? Time will tell…

    • 5:55pm
      Swannies said | 5:55pm | ! Report

      Don’t be fooled by the margin…Tigers look woeful today. Raiders need to back this up with a win in Brisbane or risk losing touch with the pace-setters Storm and Roosters.

    • Roar Guru

      Alan Nicolea said | 5:54pm | ! Report

      Beautiful play! Austin with a nice chip to the corner and Rapana regathers and scores in the corner. Rapana loves scoring against the Tigers. I think that is 12 tries in his past 3 matches against the Tigers!



      Raiders 46
      Tigers 6

    • Roar Guru

      Alan Nicolea said | 5:52pm | ! Report


      Raiders 44
      Tigers 6

    • Roar Guru

      Alan Nicolea said | 5:51pm | ! Report

      77′ – Tedasco concedes the drop-out as he bats Austin’s grubber dead.

      Raiders 40
      Tigers 6

    • Roar Guru

      Alan Nicolea said | 5:50pm | ! Report

      77′ – Croker intercepts the footy and steps back inside calmly. Raiders on the attack!

      Raiders 40
      Tigers 6

    • Roar Guru

      Alan Nicolea said | 5:49pm | ! Report

      76′ – Game getting a little sloppy now. Tigers back on the attack.

      Raiders 40
      Tigers 6

    • Roar Guru

      Alan Nicolea said | 5:46pm | ! Report

      Nofoaluma tries to score his second try in the corner but the Raiders scramble well again and force him into touch. Good attitude from the Raiders with the game already won.

      Raiders 40
      Tigers 6

    • Roar Guru

      Alan Nicolea said | 5:45pm | ! Report

      72′ – Tigers on the attack as Leilua kicks the footy into touch to deal with a Tedasco chip kick.

      Raiders 40
      Tigers 6

    • Roar Guru

      Alan Nicolea said | 5:43pm | ! Report

      70′ – Raiders attack down their right but Leilua again with a loose carry. Leilua with a few errors today. Against strong opponents, it will cost him

      Raiders 40
      Tigers 6

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