Raiders cause
National Boilover

The Canberra Raiders have recorded a surprise victory over premiers, the Newcastle Knights with the Raiders running out 30-24 winners after leading 29-12 late in the second half.

A serious leg injury to Clinton Schifcofske allowed the Knights back into the contest with late tries to Quinn and Tahu with Johns adding the extras to keep the Knights in the hunt but a late field goal to Brett Finch sealed the Knights fate and gave the Raiders a much needed victory as they start to regain their graveyard status.

Raiders 30 - Knights 24

Canberra Raiders (Tries: Wiki, Mclinden x 2, Schifcofske, Finch. Goals: Schifcofske 4/6 FG, Finch FG)

Newcastle Knights (Tries: Ryder, Morris, Quinn, Tahu. Goals: Johns 4/4)