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Round 5 - Sunday 7th April @ 06:30pm
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L: 16
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Round 5 - Sunday 7th April @ 06:30pm
RAIDERS vs. ROOSTERS
GIO Stadium
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L: 6
H-T: 0
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That's full time here and the Raiders have ruined the Roosters' party. The Raiders were desperate, and the desperation paid off as they clinched the win at the death.

Canberra Raiders 24-22

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Papalii knocks on and the Roosters form a scrum up quickly with 15 seconds left. They make a break from the scrum and Oldfield kicks over the top but its picked up by a Raider and the siren goes off to screams from the crown.

Canberra Raiders 24-22

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Milford puts in a grubber that comes off a Roosters foot and thats been played at. Raiders get 6 more with 50 seconds left.

Canberra Raiders 24-22

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The Roosters with a short kick off but they've knocked it on. The rush in to form a scrum and stop the clock with 90 seconds on the clock.

Canberra Raiders 24-22

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TRY! The desperation pays off and the Raiders are in through Croker! Croker passed to Lee who angled in from the sideline to pass back outside to Croker in support who ran through and scored the try to level the game up. Croker kicks the conversion and they're in the lead!
Canberra Raiders 24-22

Canberra Raiders 24-22

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Scrappy sets from the Raiders here. They look disjointed and rushed in attack but are making some great tackles in defense. The Roosters are starting to look tired .

Sydney Roosters 22-18

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Kenny-Dowall throws a forward pass to his winger after the Raiders defensive line came rushing up to pressure him into the mistake.

Sydney Roosters 22-18

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Warea-Hargreaves throws a no look pass to Maloney who breaks through the line. He passes to a support player but it's knocked down by Robinson. Roosters with the scrum feed 30m out from the Raiders line.

Sydney Roosters 22-18

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Oldfield is smashed bringing the ball back from the kick return by Wighton and White.

Sydney Roosters 22-18

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Williams with a high bomb to the wing and Earl leaps high over Oldfield to take the ball and crash to the ground with ball in hand for a try! Croker curves the ball nicely through the posts to bring them back within 4 points.
Sydney Roosters 22-18

Sydney Roosters 22-18

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PENALTY - Kennedy penalised for being too slow getting of Wighton in a tackle.

Sydney Roosters 22-12

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Milford kicks the ball out over the sideline for a Roosters scrum on their own 10m line.

Sydney Roosters 22-12

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The Roosters move to the left to attack however Minichello has put the ball over the sideline.

Sydney Roosters 22-12

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PENALTY - Learoyd-Lahrs pinged for interfering with the play the ball.

Sydney Roosters 22-12

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Milford trapped on the last with the ball. Turnover to the Roosters.

Sydney Roosters 22-12

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The Roosters make 80m metres from their set and Maloney puts in a grubber which is cleaned up by Robinson and run back out to the 20m line.

Sydney Roosters 22-12

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TRY! Minichello is in to the right of the posts after a monster run from Sonny Bill Williams. An off load by Williams was picked up at Minichellos feet and he dives over the line. Maloney converts and they lead by 10.
Sydney Roosters 22-12

Sydney Roosters 22-12

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A midfield bomb sees the Roosters get another set of 6 to attack with in the Raiders half.

Sydney Roosters 16-12

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The Raiders make good metres from the ensuing set and the kick chase from Williams kick is excellent.

Sydney Roosters 16-12

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Learoyd-Lahrs makes his 5th run in 3 sets and is brought down 20 out from the try line. Sam Williams from dummy half runs through the defense and throws a dummy before the line to score next to the posts. Croker converts.
Sydney Roosters 16-12

Sydney Roosters 16-12

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Learoyd-Lahrs makes another barnstorming run.

Sydney Roosters 16-6

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Milford with a deft grubber into the in goal and Minichello once again cleans up the loose ball but is trapped in goal.

Sydney Roosters 16-6

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PENALTY - The ball comes loose from Learoyd-Lahrs and Williams is penalised for holding him down too long.

Sydney Roosters 16-6

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McCrone from dummy half close to the line passes to Croker who gives a flashy flick pass out to Edrick Lee who scores in the corner for the Raiders. The stadium is dead silent for Crokers kick and he nails it from the sideline.
Sydney Roosters 16-6

Sydney Roosters 16-6

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Williams kicks on the last with a little grubber into the in goal and its taken dead by Minichello. Another set for the Raiders from the Roosters drop out.

Sydney Roosters 16-0

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A high bomb is put up by the Raiders and it's knocked on by Minichello in his own goal area. Raiders will get the repeat set from the drop out.

Sydney Roosters 16-0

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Maloney gets the second half underway from the kick off.

Sydney Roosters 16-0

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The siren sounds and thats the first 40 minutes done and dusted. An error riddled half saw the Raiders have a lot of ball in the Roosters half, however the Roosters capitalised on the ball they did have, and ran in 3 unanswered tries. We'll be back shortly for the second half.

Sydney Roosters 16-0

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Milford with a short pass to Wighton and he's knocked on another one on the Roosters 10m line.

Sydney Roosters 16-0

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Knocked out by Tuivasa-Sheck in the tackle and its another Raiders scrum feed.

Sydney Roosters 16-0

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Friend ducks out from dummy half and kicks long and high.... out on the full. The Raiders will get a scrum feed on the Roosters 40m line.

Sydney Roosters 16-0

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Williams almost crashes over but is stopped short of the line. Friend gets the ball out to Pearce who kicks a grubber into the in goal and Aubusson cleans it up to score the Roosters 3rd try of the night. Maloney converts easily.
Sydney Roosters 16-0

Sydney Roosters 16-0

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VIDEO REFEREE - Pearce kicks into the in goal area and Aubusson beats all of the defenders to get his hands to the ball first. Referees checking for an obstruction.

Sydney Roosters 10-0

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PENALTY - Fensom pinged for a second effort in the tackle.

Sydney Roosters 10-0

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Tilse knocks on in the tackle and thats another mistake for the home side. Cordner has taken a hit to the head as he went in for the tackle.

Sydney Roosters 10-0

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PENALTY - Kenny-Dowell penalised for holding down Lee as he brought the ball back on a kick return.

Sydney Roosters 10-0

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Pearce passes out to Maloney who gets a quick pass off as he's tackled. It rolls along the ground to Oldfield who scoops up the ball and darts in to put the ball down over the line. Maloney hits the post on the conversion attempt and it bounces out.
Sydney Roosters 10-0

Sydney Roosters 10-0

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Learoyd-Lahrs knocks on after running strongly onto a short pass.

Sydney Roosters 6-0

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Wighton knocks on after a poor pass from McCrone to his feet.

Sydney Roosters 6-0

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PENALTY - Roosters markers going for the ball player too early and the Raiders get a restart of the set.

Sydney Roosters 6-0

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PENALTY - Moa gives away a penalty for holding down a Raiders player.

Sydney Roosters 6-0

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Lee takes the ball from the bomb put up by Pearce and gets a 20m restart.

Sydney Roosters 6-0

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CHARGEDOWN! The Roosters block the kick form the Raiders and the ball only travels 20 metres. The Roosters will get another set deep in Raiders territory.

Sydney Roosters 6-0

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Robinson restarts play from the kick off.

Sydney Roosters 6-0

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Maloney in for a try! Friend scoots out from dummy half and crosses the field to find Maloney who crashes through defenders and puts the ball down over the line. He successfully converts his own try.
Sydney Roosters 6-0

Sydney Roosters 6-0

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A towering bomb is put up by Peace and Tuivasa-Sheck and Lee both go for it but both miss. Croker cleans it up but is judged to have knocked on in the process. Roosters with the scrum feed i nthe Raiders 20.

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McIlwrick has lost the ball in a tackle after making a dash from an offload.

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The Roosters end another set with Maloney kicking the ball over the sideline for a scrum restart.

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Robinson sends Wighton through a hole and hes off down towards the sideline. An attempted pass to Earl is out over the sideline.

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Shillington with a big hit on Moa and the ball is forced loose.

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SCRUM - Roosters defenders take Wighton over the line and into touch as he tried to get around the edges of the Roosters defence.

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O'Donnell with another dropped ball from a Maloney pass.

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Raiders put up a bomb that is knocked back by Crocker however its cleaned up and thats a turnover to the Roosters on their own 20m line.

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The Roosters complete a set as they kick it over the sideline 10 out from the Raiders line.

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A short bomb on the last and Lee knocks it on in goal so the Roosters will again bring it out from their own 20m line.

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O'Donnell knocks the ball on running onto a short pass. A scrum to the raiders on the halfway line.

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Roosters will bring it out of their own half.

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VIDEO REFEREE - Williams puts up a kick and Lee takes it out of the air. It's lost on the way down and Croker cleans up and grounds the ball. They are checking to see if Tuivasa-Sheck got to it first. Verdict comes back NO TRY.

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PENALTY - Kenny-Dowell penalised for holding down the Raiders player.

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Williams kicks on the last straight into Pearce and the Raiders take him out over the dead ball line for a drop out.

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Cordner drops the ball in the tackle and the Raiders are on the attack early. They are 30m out.

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Raiders will kick off and run right to left.

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FINAL TEAMS:

Raiders - 1. Reece Robinson, 2. Sandor Earl, 3. Jarrod Croker, 4. Jack Wighton, 5. Edrick Lee, 6. Josh McCrone, 7. Sam Williams, 8. David Shillington, 14. Matt McIlwrick, 10. Brett White, 11. Josh Papalii, 15. Joel Edwards, 13. Shaun Fensom

Interchange: 16. Dane Tilse, 17. Tom Learoyd-Lahrs, 18. Anthony Milford, 20. Joe Picker

Roosters - 1. Anthony Minichiello, 22. Michael Oldfield, 3. Michael Jennings, 4. Shaun Kenny-Dowall, 5. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, 6. James Maloney, 7. Mitchell Pearce, 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, 9. Jake Friend, 10. Sam Moa, 19. Luke O'Donnell, 12. Sonny Bill Williams, 13. Boyd Cordner

Interchange: 11. Mitchell Aubusson, 14. Daniel Mortimer, 15. Martin Kennedy, 16. Isaac Liu

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Referees: Matt Cecchin, Luke Phillips

Touch Judges: Jeff Younis, Brenden Wood

Video Referee: Ashley Klein, Reece Williams

CANBERRA RAIDERS (24)
Tries: Edrick Lee, Jarrod Croker, Sam Williams, Sandor Earl
Field Goals:
Conversions: Jarrod Croker (4/4)
Penalty Goals:

SYDNEY ROOSTERS (22)
Tries: James Maloney, Michael Oldfield, Mitchell Aubusson, Anthony Minichiello
Field Goals:
Conversions: James Maloney (3/4)
Penalty Goals:



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