Full Time
80:00
2:00pm Sun August 12, 2018
Round 22 - GIO Stadium Canberra - Crowd: 14583
80min

That's all she wrote, the Wests Tigers hold on and their finals hopes are still alive!

79min

Austin tries a chip-and-chase but Brooks is wise to it and the Wests Tigers will have it from halfway.

77min

Canberra with three remaining give away a penalty to the Tigers on their own 10m line. Silly stuff when you're down by two late in the piece.

76min

Tense finish looming at GIO Stadium. Canberra currently have the ball from a Tigers' touch-finding kick, via a scrum.

74min

Nofoaluma goes over in the corner for what could've been the matchwinner but the final pass is called forward

69min

Canberra have dominated most of this second half but they remain two points behind. Wests Tigers pick up a penalty after Papali'i disagrees with a call by referee Ben Cummins.

66min

Conversion: Raiders
Kicked by Sam Williams.

Williams nails this one and there's just two in it!

Wests Tigers lead Raiders 20 - 22 Wests Tigers
65min

Try: Raiders
Scored by Joseph Tapine. Kick to come.

The Canberra steam-train is powering along now. Tapine runs to the edges and exposes the Tigers' defenders and there's only four points in it!

Wests Tigers lead Raiders 18 - 22 Wests Tigers
62min

Conversion: Raiders
Attempted by Sam Williams.

Williams misses and it's eight the difference.

Wests Tigers lead Raiders 14 - 22 Wests Tigers
61min

Try: Raiders
Scored by Joseph Leilua. Kick to come.

Leilua goes in down in the right corner and... game on!

Wests Tigers lead Raiders 14 - 22 Wests Tigers
55min

Canberra's attack is fairly ordinary and the Tigers come up with it, then Whitehead gives away a silly penalty.

52min

Raiders with plenty of possession early in this second forty but no points to show for it as yet.

47min

Tigers force a drop-out after a long kick traps Abbey in-goal.

44min

Penalty Goal: Wests Tigers
Kicked by Esan Marsters.

The lead shoots to twelve points after a handy penalty goal.

Wests Tigers lead Raiders 10 - 22 Wests Tigers
41min

We're back underway. Canberra have the ball first up.

40min

Inside the final minute before halftime and Canberra have possession, pushing up the park hoping for a last-ditch try... but Rapana loses it running along the touchline.

39min

Conversion: Raiders
Kicked by Sam Williams.

No such issues for Williams this time, converting from right in front.

Wests Tigers lead Raiders 10 - 20 Wests Tigers
38min

Try: Raiders
Scored by Josh Papalii. Kick to come.

Papali'i crashes over! Raiders grab their second try, right beside the sticks.

Wests Tigers lead Raiders 8 - 20 Wests Tigers
38min

Canberra with a penalty and now a full set inside the Wests Tigers 20m...

37min

Marsters finds himself cruising along the right wing touchline but is bundled into touch by some improved Canberra scramble defence.

35min

Conversion: Wests Tigers
Attempted by Esan Marsters.

Marsters can't add the two from out wide.

Wests Tigers lead Raiders 4 - 20 Wests Tigers
34min

Try: Wests Tigers
Scored by David Nofoaluma. Kick to come.

Beauty of a ball from Mbye down the right flank and Nofa finds himself scoring in the corner!

Wests Tigers lead Raiders 4 - 20 Wests Tigers
31min

Conversion: Raiders
Attempted by Sam Williams.

Williams swings it low and it hooks - no goal.

Wests Tigers lead Raiders 4 - 16 Wests Tigers
30min

Try: Raiders
Scored by Joseph Tapine. Kick to come.

Tapine gets it down. A very unconventional kind of put-down but he's beaten a bunch of defenders to get the hosts' first try.

Wests Tigers lead Raiders 4 - 16 Wests Tigers
30min

Up to the Bunker for a Canberra try. Tapine is over, did he get it down?

29min

Another Canberra penalty. The warning has come too... could we see a Tiger sin-binned next?

27min

Some solid defence from the Wests Tigers denies the Raiders... but the Tigers themselves spill it two tackles later through Brooks. Raiders need to dominate here and convert field position and possession into points.

26min

Nope. Wests Tigers come away with it and at the end of the set Marshall puts in a nice long kick which finds touch inside the Canberra 10m.

24min

A mid-field error from the Wests Tigers sees Canberra pack a scrum just inside the opposition half. A full compliment back on field, can the hosts strike back?

21min

Leilua back on the park and the Raiders pick up a penalty at the end of a rolling Wests Tigers set.

19min

Conversion: Wests Tigers
Kicked by Esan Marsters.

Marsters extends the lead to 16 points inside the quarter-mark of the match.

Wests Tigers lead Raiders 0 - 16 Wests Tigers
18min

Try: Wests Tigers
Scored by Michael Chee Kam. Kick to come.

Chee-Kam runs off a short-ball from Brooks as the Wests Tigers shift left. Raiders all at sea with Leilua off the park.

Wests Tigers lead Raiders 0 - 14 Wests Tigers
18min

Canberra finally get some possession, and a handy penalty. They boot it up field and start a set inside Wests Tigers ha... no never mind, they lose it next play, Shannon Boyd spills it.

16min

Conversion: Wests Tigers
Kicked by Esan Marsters.

No problems from in front this time by Marsters.

Wests Tigers lead Raiders 0 - 10 Wests Tigers
15min

Try: Wests Tigers
Scored by Moses Mbye. Kick to come.

Taking full advantage! The Tigers take it up the middle through Matt Eisenhuth, Mbye dummies and goes through then finds himself in the backfield with nobody to beat!

Wests Tigers lead Raiders 0 - 8 Wests Tigers
13min

Conversion: Wests Tigers
Attempted by Esan Marsters.

Marsters can't convert from the far touchline but the Tigers have first blood.

Wests Tigers lead Raiders 0 - 4 Wests Tigers
12min

Try: Wests Tigers
Scored by Malakai Watene-Zelezniak. Kick to come.

They go left on tackle two, numbers, through the hands and MWZ scores!

Wests Tigers lead Raiders 0 - 4 Wests Tigers
10min

Leilua's not got back the ten and it's a professional foul. HUGE chance now for the visitors.

9min

Cotric spills his lollies on his own 20m line. Big chance for the Wests Tigers here.

8min

BREAK! Luke Brooks pushes through but his only support runner is prop Russell Packer. A kick goes up on the next play after Brooks is tackled, Naiqama wins the race to the footy and flicks it back in-field from the corner post but Rapana is there to claim it.

6min

Canberra go down the short side on the last but the chip kick is read well by Mbye and the Tigers work it away.

5min

Canberra now find themselves within 30m of the Wests Tigers line on the last, elect to put it high and Mbye takes it cleanly.

4min

Tigers with the first attacking foray, last tackle 20m out from Canberra's line. Mbye shoots a grubber through the line but Cotric is in position and takes it well.

2min

Fairly standard start from both sides, both completing their sets, rolling up the park.

Plenty of changes, check the teams tab for final lineups. Canberra get us underway with Wests Tigers first use.

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Ben Cummins, Chris Butler

Touch Judges: Nick Beashel, Dave Munro

Video Referee: Steve Chiddy, Bryan Norrie

CANBERRA RAIDERS (20)
Tries: Joseph Leilua, Joseph Tapine (2), Josh Papalii
Field Goals:
Conversions: Sam Williams (2/4)
Penalty Goals:

WESTS TIGERS (22)
Tries: Malakai Watene-Zelezniak, Moses Mbye, Michael Chee Kam, David Nofoaluma
Field Goals:
Conversions: Esan Marsters (2/4)
Penalty Goals: Esan Marsters (1/1)