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Round 16 - Saturday 28th June @ 05:30pm
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Round 16 - Saturday 28th June @ 05:30pm
TIGERS vs. RAIDERS
Campbelltown Stadium
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The Tigers wind down the clock on the last play, and soak up enough time to win the game. What a win for the Tigers, they overcame a bunch of injuries to win this one.

Wests Tigers 19-18

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The Raiders kick across to the right of the field - it bounced up beautifully for Brenko Lee, but the attempted pass back in field was taken by Pat Richards. That may have saved the game for the Tigers.

Wests Tigers 19-18

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The Tigers are protecting their lead here. Just one out runs, nothing silly. On the last, the Tigers attempt to grubber in behind the line, but it ricochets off a leg, and Thompson knocks the ball on. The Raiders get the ball on their own 40 metre line.

Wests Tigers 19-18

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Under four minutes left. The Raiders kick long on the last, but Nofoaluma takes it on the full and runs it back into Jarrod Croker.

Wests Tigers 19-18

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UNSUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL CANBERRA RAIDERS
Penalty goal attempt by Jarrod Croker unsuccessful.

But Croker misses. The ball drifts across the face of the goal. The Tigers still lead!

Wests Tigers 19-18

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The Tigers are penalised now, with Bodene Thompson ruled to have tackled the Raiders' player without the ball. Jarrod Croker will attempt to put his side back in front with a penalty goal...

Wests Tigers 19-18

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Curtis Sironen is down now, although his injury looks to just be cramp.

Wests Tigers 19-18

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SUCCESSFUL FIELD GOAL WESTS TIGERS
Field goal attempt by Braith Anasta successful.

Anasta sets himself and puts a field goal over the black dot. The Tigers take the lead again, in this see-saw of a match.

Wests Tigers 19-18

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Another sloppy play the ball, this time from Aaron Woods. The Tigers will feed a scrum on their own 40.

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In an injury update, Sauaso Sue has injured his right shoulder and has left the field. For the Raiders, Jack Wighton has left the field with a suspected broken thumb.

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The Raiders work a short blindside through Allwood, who steals his way to the halfway line. On the last, Milford kicks high, and everyone lets it bounce. Campese picks the ball up, and the tackle count restarts, but Campese doesn't hear it. He kicks and regathers, but the referee calls a knock on. There was definitely no knock on there. Tough call against Campese.

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And the Tigers have survived. Try saving tackle after try saving tackle. In the last 10 minutes, the Raiders have had 94% of possession.

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Croker is pulled down just short now. How long can the Tigers' defence hold?

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Vaughan straightens up, and almost crashes over, but is pulled down desperately 1 metre from the line.

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From the scrum, McCrone decides to put in a nothing kick (for some reason) but luckily he recovers the ball. Almost a nightmare for the Raiders.

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Paul Vaughan knocks the ball on, but Chris Lawrence puts in one of the worst play the balls I've seen, and the Raiders will get another shot on attack,

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Kurt Baptiste almost catches the Tigers defence napping, but is held up over the try line. Also, Nofoaluma is back on the field. Didn't see that coming.

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No try. Chris Lawrence is ruled to have taken the ball dead, and it's another line drop-out. A measly 48 metre kick this time.

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Milford steps around for a while, before passing off to the right. The Raiders almost score on the right, but they slip over at the last minute. On the last, we're going to the video referee, but nobody is particularly confident that it's a try.

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62 metre drop out from Richards. Massive boot on the bloke.

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The Raiders drop the ball working out from their own line, but Woods is ruled to have stripped the ball. Tough call against the Tigers.

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CANBERRA RAIDERS
Conversion attempt by Jarrod Croker successful.

Croker converts his own try.

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TRY CANBERRA RAIDERS
Scored by Jarrod Croker. Kick to come.

The Raiders have an advantage out wide now, with fast backs up against slower forwards in defence. Croker takes advantage, getting around Bodene Thompson to score a try.

Wests Tigers 18-16

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Farah kicks looking for a 40/20, but Milford brings it back. The Tigers' long kicking game has been good so far.

Wests Tigers 18-12

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Last tackle for the Raiders - Campese kicks to the in goal, but Lawrence brings the ball back out of danger.

Wests Tigers 18-12

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Nofoaluma is helped from the field, the third Tigers' player leaving the field. All of their injured players have been backs as well, which will force another reshuffle of the team.

Wests Tigers 18-12

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Play has stopped now. Nofoaluma is still on the ground after that previous tackle, and the Tigers' bench is looking very fragile.

Wests Tigers 18-12

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David Nofoaluma has stayed down after a tackle - he's receiving treatment in backplay for what looks like a knee injury on an already strapped knee.

Wests Tigers 18-12

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The Raiders heavy on attack in their first set of the second half. They kick low, but Blake Austin is there to tidy up.

Wests Tigers 18-12

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We're back underway in the second half.

Wests Tigers 18-12

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The Raiders work the ball down field, but McCrone's pass is terrible, and flies out over the sideline. The scrum won't have time to pack, as it's half time.

Wests Tigers 18-12

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On the last, the Tigers kick short, finding the Canberra defence napping. The Tigers almost steal a try, flicking the ball in field, but a desperate Raiders player saves the day.

Wests Tigers 18-12

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Tigers making some solid metres down the left side of the field now. They're on the 30 metre line on the last.

Wests Tigers 18-12

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Taupau running like an absolute wrecking ball at the moment, skittling players every time he runs the ball.

Wests Tigers 18-12

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION WESTS TIGERS
Conversion attempt by Pat Richards successful.

Richards lines up to convert his own try from the sideline, and has no trouble with it.

Wests Tigers 18-12

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TRY WESTS TIGERS
Scored by Pat Richards. Kick to come.

And the Video Referee has no problem with it. Richards scores his 9th try of the season, and puts the Tigers back in front.

Wests Tigers 16-12

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Last tackle for the Tigers, who sends the ball out to the left to Pat Richards. Richards hits and spins, and plants the ball down. We're going to the video referee to check the grounding, but it looks like a try.

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But it's no try. The Video Referee rules that Allwood was out over the sideline, which means when he touched the ball it was out as well. Massive let off for the Canberra Raiders.

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We're going to the video referee for yet another David Nofoaluma try! Robbie Farah kicks for his right winger - Allwood watches the ball, watches it, wills it over the sideline, and attempts to pick it up too late. Nofoaluma looks to have got to the ball first.

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Tim Simona has been ruled out for the rest of the game after failing his concussion test. Keith Galloway is in the sheds at the moment too, getting his eye flushed out.

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL WESTS TIGERS
Penalty goal attempt by Pat Richards successful.

Easy kick for Richards from straight in front.

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The Raiders have been penalised for an offside man picking up the ball after the knock on. The Tigers have opted to kick for goal.

Canberra Raiders 12-10

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Martin Taupau looks to have given a little bit of a knee to Milford while he was on the ground. The Raiders have reacted, and that's what has started the fight.

Canberra Raiders 12-10

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Pat Richards puts up another of his freakish high kicks. Milford looks to have taken it easily, but loses the ball in the tackle. After the hit another fight breaks out.

Canberra Raiders 12-10

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CANBERRA RAIDERS
Conversion attempt by Jarrod Croker successful.

Croker kicks from the same spot as his last kick also, and nudges it just inside the left upright. Canberra take the lead.

Canberra Raiders 12-10

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TRY CANBERRA RAIDERS
Scored by Brenko Lee. Kick to come.

Amazing try for the Raiders! Milford makes a mess off the Tigers' left side defence, stepping around a bunch of defenders, before passes right to Brenko Lee. Lee chips for himself, and makes it to the ball first, scoring in the corner. In the in goal after the try, there's a bit of a scuffle, with Jack Wighton, Terry Campese, Braith Anasta and Luke Brooks in the heat of it.

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION WESTS TIGERS
Conversion attempt by Pat Richards unsuccessful.

Richards sets up for his second kick from the exact same position. This time though, he slides it just past the right hand side of the posts.

Wests Tigers 10-6

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TRY WESTS TIGERS
Scored by David Nofoaluma. Kick to come.

No problems there. Nofoaluma powers over the top of his opposite man, and slams the ball down for his second try of the game.

Wests Tigers 10-6

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Austin makes some big metres down the left side of the field, but is tackled on the 20 metre line. The Tigers spread the ball out to the right on tackle 5, and look to have scored in the corner. We're just going to the video referee to check the grounding.

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The Tigers will work the ball out from deep in their own territory. The Raiders have recovered well after the mountain of defence they had to do early in the game.

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CANBERRA RAIDERS
Conversion attempt by Jarrod Croker successful.

Croker lines up from just inside the right sideline, and has no problems with the conversion.

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TRY CANBERRA RAIDERS
Scored by Brenko Lee. Kick to come.

And in his first touch, Papalii runs over the top of Brooks and then throws a long pass out to Brenko Lee who crosses in the corner for his first NRL try. Amazing impact from Papalii.

Wests Tigers 6-4

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The Tigers' bench is looking a little bare at the moment, with only two healthy men sitting on there. Bodene Thompson has moved to the centres to replace Simona. Josh Papalii is on the field for the Raiders also.

Wests Tigers 6-0

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Simona is coming from the field, obviously concussed.

Wests Tigers 6-0

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Simona has attempted to step back inside, but he's clashed heads with Jack Wighton. Simona looks to be knocked out, and play has stopped while he is attended to.

Wests Tigers 6-0

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Some good defense from the Tigers sees Allwood get hammered over the sideline on the second tackle. Horrible play from the Raiders.

Wests Tigers 6-0

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The Raiders get a penalty now. Brett White takes the tap on the 30 metre line. On the second, the Tigers are penalised again. However, Farah has made a complaint about an eye gouge from Shillington. He thought about making it an official complaint, but pulls out at the last minute. Play on, with the Tigers being penalised for messing around in the ruck.

Wests Tigers 6-0

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Confirmed from the Tigers, a fractured kneecap for James Tedesco. He's off for scans, but early reports suggest he'll be out for 10-12 weeks.

Wests Tigers 6-0

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION WESTS TIGERS
Conversion attempt by Pat Richards successful.

And Pat Richards makes no mistake with the conversion from the sideline. The Tigers take an early lead, despite some great defense by the Raiders.

Wests Tigers 6-0

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TRY WESTS TIGERS
Scored by David Nofoaluma. Kick to come.

And it's a TRY! Nofoaluma takes the ball completely unmarked, and strolls over for a try.

Wests Tigers 4-0

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Tim Simona muscles his way over the tryline, but some brilliant defence from McCrone and Lee holds him up over the line. Last tackle, and Brooks kicks for Nofoaluma...

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It's NO TRY, but the Video Referee rules there is an accidental offside from the Raiders player. It's not what anyone was expecting. The Tigers will get a scrum feed on the 10m line.

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We're going to the video referee for a possible Tigers try - we have a no try from the on-field referee, but it looks like Sironen has knocked the ball on.

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Woods sends the ball inside to Brooks, but he can't quite get to the line. Good angle though.

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Good defense from the Raiders so far - they've defended 3 sets on their own try line, and will be forced to defend a fourth.

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The Tigers send the ball out to the left now, and Richards is in some space, but gets taken down by three defenders.

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Brooks passes out to the right, but the ball is batted backwards and the Tigers lose about 30 metres. A good outcome for the Raiders, even if it wasn't the intended one.

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Brooks kicks for the same corner, but Brenko Lee is there to catch it in goal. He takes the ball out to the 20 metre line for a tap, but loses the ball in tackle. He's adamant it's a strip, but the referees don't agree.

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Brooks turns the ball inside to Galloway, but the defence read it well. Raiders muscling up so far.

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On the last, Brooks kicks for his winger in the left corner, but the Raiders manage to clean up. Line drop out, and the Tigers will get another set.

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Almost two minutes later we have the first hit up of the game, with the Raiders working the ball out of their danger zone. Tedesco has left the field, and it looks like he won't be back. Blake Austin has come onto the field at fullback.

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And we're underway. The Tigers kick off to start the game, and we already have a bit of drama. James Tedesco is down on the ground and clutching at his knee, after colliding with Terry Campese, who is also down. Eventful first minute.

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Players are on the field, we're minutes away from kick off.

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It's a bit of a blowy afternoon here at Campbelltown Stadium. The weather has calmed down somewhat, but it is still cold and windy.

The Tigers line up as named, 1-17. For the Raiders, Paul Vaughan moves into the starting side, with Josh Papalii and Kurt Baptiste on the Interchange bench.

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Referees: Matt Cecchin, Gavin Reynolds

Touch Judges: Paul Holland, Dave Ryan

Video Referee: Steve Clark, Luke Phillips

WESTS TIGERS (19)
Tries: David Nofoaluma (2), Pat Richards
Field Goals: Braith Anasta (1/1)
Conversions: Pat Richards (2/3)
Penalty Goals: Pat Richards (1/1)

CANBERRA RAIDERS (18)
Tries: Brenko Lee (2), Jarrod Croker
Field Goals:
Conversions: Jarrod Croker (3/3)
Penalty Goals: Jarrod Croker (0/1)



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