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Tigers ridicule Raiders
Benji Marshall has starred for the Tigers as they handed the Raiders a 40-0 belting in front of 9,210 fans in Caberra Stadium.
The Tigers made the best slippery conditions, while the Raiders fumbled their way through the match.
After the break, the Tigers took off right where they left off, with Marshall setting Beau Ryan up for a try in only the 42nd minute following another Raiders' error.
The Tigers continued to dominate possession and field position as the Raiders shot their own feet, handing over the ball in their own danger zone.
As the half progressed, the Tigers piled on the points with Marshall creating tries for Liam Fulton and Mat Utai, while Ryan set Chris Lawrence up for his four-pointer.
The Raiders were given some good field possession, but dropped balls, and poor last tackle options saw them remain scoreless.
The Tigers will get an opportunity to take on a more in form opponent next week when they take on the Melbourne Storm. Both sides will be without their Origin stars.
As for the Raiders, they will head to Newcastle next weekend to take on an out-of-form Knights outfit.
More to follow.
Canberra Raiders 0 were defeated by Wests Tigers 40
National Rugby League - Round 13 - Saturday June 2, 2012 5:30pm
Venue: Canberra Stadium
Referee: Gavin Badger and Phil Haines
Video Referee: Phil Cooley
Touch Judges: Luke Potter and Jason Walsh
Halftime: Canberra Raiders 20 Wests Tigers 0
Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Benji Marshall (5 conversions, 1 goal)
2 Points - Beau Ryan (2 tries)
1 Point - Aaron Woods
LeagueUnlimited.com Live Commentary Good evening folks and welcome to Canberra Stadium where the Canberra Raiders host the West Tigers.
We have we have wet conditions in Canberra at the moment and light rain is expected through out the match.
There are a few late changes to get through, the Raiders have announced the one change, Bronson Harrison is out, Sam Mataora come onto the bench in his place. For the Tigers Blake Ayshford and Tom Humble are out of the side. Curtis Sironen shifts into the five-eighth role with Joel Reddy and Masada Iosefa added to the bench. It will be Iosefa's NRL debut.
1 min: We are under way in Canberra.
1 min: Beau Ryan loses the ball 40 out from his own line and the Raiders will go on the attack.
3 min: A Josh Dugan grubber goes dead in goal and the Tigers are off the hook.
4 min: Reece Robinson loses the ball backwards a few metres out from his own line and Beau Ryan scoops up the loose ball.
5 min: Lote Tuqiri grubbers into the in goal on the last but it beats everyone over the dead ball line.
6 min: The Tigers receive the first penalty of the match 20 out from their own line.
7 min: Tigers receive another penalty and will be right on the attack.
7 min: Adam Blair loses the ball 20 out from the Raiders' line.
8 min: The Raiders receive a penalty 21 out from their own goal line and will go on the attack.
9 min: Josh McCrone loses the ball are few metres out from the try line.
13 min: The Tigers will go on the attack after Blake Ferguson loses he ball 11 metres out from his own goal line.
15 min: TRY
TRY! Curtis Sironen takes three players with him over the tryline to score just to the left of the post. Benji Marshall adds the extras.
Wests Tigers 6-0
19 min: Josh Dugan loses the ball forward and Ray Thompson picks it up from an offside position and is penalised 10 out from his own line.
20 min: PENALTY GOAL
The Tigers opt to go for the two and Benji Marshall has no problems kicking the goal from right in front.
Wests Tigers 8-0
20 min: Keith Galloway loses the ball 15 out from his own line and the Raiders will go on the attack.
21 min: David Shillington spills the ball a few metres out and Tigers are off the hook.
22 min: The Tigers receive a penalty.
24 min: TRY
TRY! Robbie Farrah scores in the corner. Marshall's conversion attempt is successful
Wests Tigers 14-0
27 min: Blake Ferguson loses the ball again
27 min: Marshall forces a line drop out.
28 min: Farrah forces a line drop out and the Tigers will get another set of six
30 min: The Tigers get a penalty on the third tackle and will get another shot at the try line.
32 min: TRY
TRY! Ben Murdoch muscles his way over the tryline. Marshall adds the extras.
Wests Tigers 20-0
34 min: The Raiders are on the attack after a penalty.
35 min: Tim Moltzen is forced to bat a Dugan kick dead and the Raiders will get a chance.
36 min: Jarrod Crocker fumbles the ball from the drop out and then the Raiders concede a penalty.
37 min: The Raiders are off the hook after McCrone dives on a loose ball.
39 min: The Raiders receive a penalty 30 out.
39 min: Dane Tilse loses the ball 20 out from the Tigers' line.
40 min: Marshall is tackled with the ball 30 out from the Raiders' line as the half-time hooter sounds.
41 min: The second half is under way.
41 min: Mataora loses the ball 15 out from his own line.
44 min: TRY
TRY! Benji Marshall grubbers into the corner and Beau Ryan scores for the Tigers. Marshall adds the extras.
Wests Tigers 26-0
45 min: The Raiders receive a penalty just short of halfway.
46 min: The Tigers survive after Tuqiri takes Dugan's kick on the full in goal.
47 min: Possible try to Chris Lawrence.
49 min: TRY
TRY! Ryan makes a break 40 out from the Raiders' line, and is ten out from the Raiders' line when he grubbers into the in goal for Lawrence who scores. Marshall fails to convert the try.
Wests Tigers 30-0
51 min: The Raiders will receive a line drop out after Moltzen is forced to bat dead a Dugan kick.
53 min: The Raiders force another drop out.
54 min: Shaun Berrigan is pinned for a forward pass 10 out from the Tigers' line.
55 min: Edrick Lee is trapped in goal and the Tigers will go on the attack.
57 min: Joel Thompson grabs an intercept and the Raiders are off the hook.
64 min: Reece Robinson loses the ball 20 out from his own line.
66 min: TRY
TRY! Matt Utai scores in the corner after scooping up a Marshall grubber. Marshall fails to convert.
Wests Tigers 34-0
69 min: The Raiders receive a penalty on halfway.
70 min: Ferguson loses the ball 30 out from his own line.
71 min: Possible try to Ryan!
71 min: No try! Robinson grounded the ball in goal before Ryan. The Tigers will get a line drop out.
72 min: The Tigers force another line drop out.
74 min: TRY
TRY! Marshall puts Liam Fulton over for a try. Marshall adds the extras.
Wests Tigers 40-0
75 min: The Raiders will get a scrum 40 out from their own line.
77 min: The Tigers will get a scrum 10 metres out from the Raiders' line after Ferguson spills the ball again.
79 min: Lawrence is pinned for a forward pass.
80 min: The Raiders receive a penalty 15 short of halfway.
80 min: Joel Reddy fields a Ferguson kick as the full-time siren sounds. The home team a being booed of the field. The Tigers have defeated the Raiders 40-0 at Canberra Stadium.