Canberra led 16 to nil at halftime with the Bears playing well in parts but unable to cross the line. In the second half the Raiders scored 16 more points before the Bears scored their first. Then with 15 minutes left in the match Arnold Mano tackled a Raiders player which sparked an all in brawl. Arnold and Michael Morris were both sent off, while a Raiders player was sin binned. Final score 44-10 to the Raiders.
While disappointed with the first half performance Coach Gavin Catanach had praise for his team in the second, "In the second we started to match them and became more confident and began to score. After the sendoffs I was proud of their performance. They stood up to the challenge". Coach named Joel Bennet (a great game), Jessie Mileto, Luke Hemsworth (pictured) and Lee Cameron.
This week the Flegg team take on the Magpies at Campbelltown Stadium beginning at 1:00 p.m.
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