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Round 7 - Sunday 20th April @ 03:00pm
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Round 7 - Sunday 20th April @ 03:00pm
RAIDERS vs. STORM
GIO Stadium
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L: 0
H-T: 12
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H-T: 16
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FULL TIME: Canberra Raiders 24 defeated Melbourne Storm 22. What a cracking game. Look for our Match Report at leagueunlimited.com shortly.

Canberra Raiders 24-22

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CANBERRA RAIDERS
Conversion attempt by Jarrod Croker successful.

And Croker adds the extras to ensure the win!!

Canberra Raiders 24-22

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TRY CANBERRA RAIDERS
Scored by Paul Vaughan. Kick to come.

Paul Vaughan wins it for the Raiders under the posts!!!

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Raiders on the attack hard but a forward pass cruels their set.

Melbourne Storm 22-18

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Raiders on the attack hard but a forward pass cruels their set.

Melbourne Storm 22-18

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Raiders on the attack hard but a forward pass cruels their set.

Melbourne Storm 22-18

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NO TRY. Ridiculous try saver from Croker on Waqa. 20 metre restart Raiders. HUGE CALL from the Refs.

Melbourne Storm 22-18

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VIDEO REF. Possible Storm try to Waqa. On-field Ref says No Try.

Melbourne Storm 22-18

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Woah, take a breath everyone. Cronk kicks for touch and finds it. Scrum feed to Raiders 10 out from their own line.

Melbourne Storm 22-18

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Raiders really muscling up in D.

Melbourne Storm 22-18

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UNFORCED ERROR CANBERRA RAIDERS
Brett White makes an unforced error.

Oh no, Brett White comes up with a knock on at exactly the wrong time.

Melbourne Storm 22-18

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Big set coming up here for both sides. The Storm knock on 5 metres out from their line. Raiders looking good on attack with Milford coming to the fore.

Melbourne Storm 22-18

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Sensational effort from Papalii to hold Waqa up when looked certain to score.

Melbourne Storm 22-18

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VIDEO REF. Possible Storm try to Waqa. On-field Ref says No Try.

Melbourne Storm 22-18

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PENALTY - Storm. Big call that. Storm looked to have lost it but Papalii is ruled to have stripped it.

Melbourne Storm 22-18

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Disappointing end to a promising set from the Raiders. Wighton grubbers but it's straight to Slater. A sizzling break down the right touchline from Milford set that attacking raid up.

Melbourne Storm 22-18

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CANBERRA RAIDERS
Conversion attempt by Jarrod Croker successful.

In off the post. Lovely conversion.

Melbourne Storm 22-18

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TRY CANBERRA RAIDERS
Scored by Reece Robinson. Kick to come.

Milford runs across field and the defence holds off enough for him to handoff to Allwood who in turn passes to Robinson for his second.

Melbourne Storm 22-16

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PENALTY - Raiders. Cameron Smith with a hand on the ball in the ruck.

Melbourne Storm 22-12

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INJURY UPDATE: Ben Roberts has a grade 2 medial ligament tear.

Melbourne Storm 22-12

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UNFORCED ERROR MELBOURNE STORM
Cooper Cronk makes an unforced error.

And Cooper Cronk can't handle a quick tip on from Smith.

Melbourne Storm 22-12

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UNFORCED ERROR MELBOURNE STORM
Sisa Waqa makes an unforced error.

Forward pass from Waqa.

Melbourne Storm 22-12

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PENALTY - Raiders. Stripping.

Melbourne Storm 22-12

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No Try. Scrum feed to Raiders.

Melbourne Storm 22-12

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VIDEO REF - Possible Storm try to Ryan Hoffman. On field Ref says no try.

Melbourne Storm 22-12

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Storm almost go over but Shillington knocks it forward so Storm to feed 10 metres from the Raiders line.

Melbourne Storm 22-12

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PENALTY - Storm. Hand on the ball in the tackle on the 5th tackle. Ouch that's gotta hurt the Raiders coach, Sticky.

Melbourne Storm 22-12

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION MELBOURNE STORM
Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith successful.

Smith kicks it straight and true.

Melbourne Storm 22-12

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TRY MELBOURNE STORM
Scored by Mahe Fonua. Kick to come.

Simple ball from Cronk who picks out the man running into the hole and Fonua goes over for his second.

Melbourne Storm 20-12

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PENALTY - Storm. Raiders pinged in front of their posts for stripping.

Melbourne Storm 16-12

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Line dropout Raiders. Smith with the inch-perfect grubber.

Melbourne Storm 16-12

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Kickoff and we're underway at GIO. Raiders with first use in the second half.

Melbourne Storm 16-12

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HALF TIME: Melbourne Storm 16 lead Canberra Raiders 12.
A really good game football so far at GIO. Real end to end stuff and high quality. If it is a scrap the Storm look like favourites however they have not been able to put teams away so far this year and the Raiders could just pull off something special if they hang in there and the penalty count reverses.. See you back here soon for the second half.

Melbourne Storm 16-12

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CANBERRA RAIDERS
Conversion attempt by Jarrod Croker successful.

Lovely kick from Croker as he adds the extras.

Melbourne Storm 16-12

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TRY CANBERRA RAIDERS
Scored by Reece Robinson. Kick to come.

WOW. Ball goes through just about every set of hands on the last and it ends up in Robinson's hands. He steps inside twice and goes over for a much needed try. Sensational touch footy by the Raiders.

Melbourne Storm 16-10

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Line dropout Storm after a Reece Robinson grubber is tapped dead by Slater.

Melbourne Storm 16-6

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Bromwich with a 50 metre bust but and he puts Slater away but Slater loses it, a try gone begging for the Storm.

Melbourne Storm 16-6

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION MELBOURNE STORM
Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith unsuccessful.

Smith goes just left of the uprights.

Melbourne Storm 16-6

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TRY MELBOURNE STORM
Scored by Mahe Fonua. Kick to come.

Crisp backline play down the shortside sees Fonua crash over in the right corner.

Melbourne Storm 16-6

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PENALTY - Storm. And Raiders are marched another ten after backchat.

Melbourne Storm 12-6

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PENALTY - Storm. Bill Tupou with a high shot on Tohu Harris.

Melbourne Storm 12-6

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PENALTY - Storm. Slater made a break down the right touchline and was illegally pushed into touch by Croker after held was called.

Melbourne Storm 12-6

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Now the Storm are taken into touch early in the count through Justin O'Neill. Raiders to start their set inside the Storm half.

Melbourne Storm 12-6

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Scrum feed to Storm. Fensom loses it only metres from the Storm line. Pressure released.

Melbourne Storm 12-6

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PENALTY - Raiders. Storm inside the ten again, this time Raiders are only 10 metres out.

Melbourne Storm 12-6

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PENALTY - Raiders. Storm inside the ten.

Melbourne Storm 12-6

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Bit of a break as Ben Roberts has twisted his right knee. He's ok though.

Melbourne Storm 12-6

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION MELBOURNE STORM
Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith successful.

Smith converts from wide right.

Melbourne Storm 12-6

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TRY MELBOURNE STORM
Scored by Sisa Waqa. Kick to come.

Geez they've practised that heaps.. Front rower George Rose passes to Cronk and he kicks early across to Sisa Waqa who lets it bounce but it pops up nicely and he is too good for the fullback.

Melbourne Storm 10-6

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40/20 MELBOURNE STORM
Cameron Smith kicks a 40/20.

Early kick by Smith and it is perfect. Storm to tap on the attack.

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CANBERRA RAIDERS
Conversion attempt by Jarrod Croker successful.

Slotted by Croker.

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TRY CANBERRA RAIDERS
Scored by Matthew Allwood. Kick to come.

Lovely team try is finished off by Matthew Allwood. Heaps of short passes see it go from left to right and Allwood uses his strength to touch it down with Slater in tow.

Melbourne Storm 6-4

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VIDEO REF. Possible Raiders try. Onfield Ref says try.

Melbourne Storm 6-0

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And Anthony Milford returns serve, with a juggling take of a swirling Cooper Cronk bomb.

Melbourne Storm 6-0

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Midfield bomb is taken spectacularly by Slater.

Melbourne Storm 6-0

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Smith caught on the last in possession. Raiders to work it out from their own line.

Melbourne Storm 6-0

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PENALTY - Storm. On halfway. Shaun Fensom offside.

Melbourne Storm 6-0

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION MELBOURNE STORM
Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith successful.

Too easy for Smith.

Melbourne Storm 6-0

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TRY MELBOURNE STORM
Scored by Ryan Hinchcliffe. Kick to come.

Smith grubbered under the posts, hit the post and it rebounded for Ryan Hinchcliffe to score. Lovely work from from Slater and Smith earlier in the count with a 60 metre break up the middle.

Melbourne Storm 4-0

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Video Ref. Possible Storm try. On field ref says try.

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Cameron Smith kicks early in the count and it holds up nicely. Great metre-eater that.

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Mahe Fonua defuses a cross field chip from Campese nicely and it's the Storm to work it out.

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Line dropout Storm. Terry Campese grubbered nicely and Billy Slater knocked it dead.

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Storm lose it on a long sweeping backline play. Raiders scrum feed on halfway.

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And we're underway at GIO, with Storm to have first use.

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Teams on the park now.

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17 degrees and sunny out there, so no excuses lads, let's have a high quality game!

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TEAM CHANGES: Raiders are 1-17 as per program. Storm are without Will Chambers (suspended) and Mitch Garbutt (illness). Mahe Fonua replaces Chambers and 'Gorgeous' George Rose comes onto the bench for Garbutt.

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A very good afternoon to you all and welcome to GIO Stadium in Canberra for an Easter Sunday special! Today sees the Canberra Raiders hosting the Melbourne Storm. I hope the boys from either side haven't eaten as many chocolate eggs as I have today or we'll see the world's slowest game. But seriously, what a match up we have today. The Raiders are sitting in 13th position and with the gap between the top and bottom teams being so small points-wise they have everything to play for. The Storm are fresh from their controversial last gasp, Hail Mary victory over the Dragons and with a number of tight contests under their belt so far wouldn't they love to be able to put a team away early. Whomever you are tipping today I think we can all agree on one thing, let's have NO REFEREEING STUFF-UPS!! Or at least none that directly decide the game...! It's Luke Wenitong here with you and i'll be back before kickoff with final team lists.

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Referees: Gerard Sutton, Dave Munro

Touch Judges: Steve Carrall, Clayton Sharpe

Video Referee: Luke Phillips, Matt Rodwell

CANBERRA RAIDERS (24)
Tries: Matthew Allwood, Reece Robinson (2), Paul Vaughan
Field Goals:
Conversions: Jarrod Croker (4/4)
Penalty Goals:

MELBOURNE STORM (22)
Tries: Ryan Hinchcliffe, Sisa Waqa, Mahe Fonua (2)
Field Goals:
Conversions: Cameron Smith (3/4)
Penalty Goals:



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