Full Time
7:30pm Sat April 14, 2018
Round 6 - GIO Stadium Canberra - Crowd: 12328

FULL TIME - Not the prettiest game of Rugby League you'll see but the Raiders get back to back wins in wet conditions in Canberra


Luke Bateman returns to the field after the sin bin and Parra couldn't score a point in that time


Parramatta trying to throw everything at the Raiders but it again all breaks down


A kick in behind from the Eels and George Jennings gets there but Matt Cecchin rules a knock on without needing the bunker


PENALTY EELS: Raiders penalised for a strip by Matt Cecchin and the Eels have a good chance to get their first try


NO TRY - Ashley Klein rules that Tim Mannah made contact with the outside shoulder of Siliva Havili and impacted the defensive line...


Kirisome Auva'a has crossed for a try but the referees want to check an obstruction and grounding then contact after grounding


Kirisome Auva'a has crossed for a try but the referees want to check an obstruction and grounding then contact after grounding


Just seconds after a warning to Jarrod Croker about 3 quick penalties then Bateman gives one away and Matt Cecchin sends Bateman to the sin bin


PENALTY EELS: Parramatta get their first penalty of the second half after the Raiders were called offside by Matt Cecchin


Blake Austin kicks the ball through and Gutherson just lets the ball go into touch


A repeat set for the Raiders after Gutherson strips Austin and the Eels are trapped ingoal


Daniel Alvaro is off to the dressing rooms for 10 minutes after Matt Cecchin rules two quick penalties against the Eels and after an earlier warning about discipline the refs follow through


Conversion: Raiders
Kicked by Jarrod Croker.

Jarrod Croker slams the conversion over from basically infront and extends this second half lead

Raiders lead Raiders 18 - 2 Eels

Try: Raiders
Scored by Josh Papalii. Kick to come.

Josh Papalii goes hard on a short ball right on the line and despite a quick check at the bunker the green lights are up

Raiders lead Raiders 16 - 2 Eels

Havili breaks through on tackle 4 and finds Leilua gets taken down just short - Parra defence massively offside but nothing comes from it and a changeover is ruled after the Raiders are caught on the last


Penalty Goal: Raiders
Kicked by Jarrod Croker.

Jarrod Croker adds a simple two points to the board

Raiders lead Raiders 12 - 2 Eels

PENALTY RAIDERS: Matt Cecchin rules the Parra defenders are offside and the Raiders will take the easy two points on offer


Matt Cecchin calls time on and we are go for the second half in a wet and windy Canberra


Penalty Goal: Eels
Kicked by Mitchell Moses.

Mitch Moses takes the easy two points and the Eels go into half time down by 8

Raiders lead Raiders 10 - 2 Eels

Kenny Edwards puts a little grubber in behind for himself but Shannon Boyd takes him off the ball and it's a penalty - Eels to take the2


Blake Austin kicks towards the corner and the Eels defenders watch it go into touch


PENALTY RAIDERS: Three of the Eels players ruled to have been offside by Matt Cecchin; Canberra start their set on halfway


Canberra fans begging for a penalty right through that set but nothing coming from Matt Cecchin - theEels working it away from their 30


Great kick from Corey Norman who booted it 70m downfield after being forced to kick from his own 25m


Parramatta pull out a kick on tackle 2, sad thing is that Nick Cotric read it like a book and then Parra give away the penalty


PENALTY EELS: Defensive line called offside by Matt Cecchin and an "official warning" comes from it with 3 quick penalties given away by the Raiders


Offloads galore for the Eels but they just go side to side and not threatening the Raiders line


PENALTY EELS: Another penalty against Joseph Leilua for a slow ruck this time


PENALTY EELS: Joseph Leilua penalised by Matt Cecchin for being offside on his own line


Conversion: Raiders
Kicked by Jarrod Croker.

No issues for Jarrod Croker from next to the right hand upright

Raiders lead Raiders 10 - 0 Eels

Try: Raiders
Scored by Blake Austin. Kick to come.

Raiders mixing things up, Sezer shapes up to kick and the Parra defence retreats and Sezer finds Austin who scores

Raiders lead Raiders 8 - 0 Eels

PENALTY RAIDERS: The fifth straight penalty for the Raiders after the Eels are called for a strip - Danger times incoming for Parramatta


Jordan Rapana crosses for a second - Matt Cecchin sends it to the bunker on a try. Replays show Rapana fumbled the kick from Sezer into the knee of Clint Gutherson and the bunker overturns it


PENALTY RAIDERS: Matt Cecchin on the advice of debuting Touch Judge Drew Oultram calls Mitch Moses offside


PENALTY RAIDERS: No urgency after a lost ball then bang a penalty for a slow ruck


Conversion: Raiders
Attempted by Jarrod Croker.

Jarrod Croker hits his conversion sweetly but it's just to the right of the posts and the touch judges wave it away

Raiders lead Raiders 4 - 0 Eels

Try: Raiders
Scored by Jordan Rapana. Kick to come.

Parra have a compressed line and Joey Leilua at dummy half knows his wing partner is unmarked down a very short side and Rapana gets the opening 4 pointer

Raiders lead Raiders 4 - 0 Eels

PENALTY RAIDERS: Matt Cecchin enforcing a strong 10m as the Eels come inside that 10


A great kick from Aidan Sezer to kick into space just in behind the defensive line ingoal - Bevan French gets out of the ingoal but slammed back


It was raining heavily earlier this afternoon in Canberra at the AFL and it's back now for the NRL at GIO


PENALTY EELS: Matt Cecchin not hesitating to blow the whistle there with the Raiders not retreating rhe full 10


PENALTY EELS: On the advice of pocket ref Phil Henderson, Paulo & Bateman penalised for a strip


Michael Jennings finds a half gap has his arms free to offload and he does... it goes to Siliva Havili for the Raiders


PLAY UNDERWAY - The Raiders kick us off and the Eels are using the ball at the Northern End of GIO Stadium

The Viking clap going on in Canberra and now we're good to go with Matt Cecchin and Phil Henderson the referees

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Matt Cecchin, Phil Henderson

Touch Judges: Michael Wise, Drew Oultram

Video Referee: Ashley Klein, Ben Galea

Tries: Jordan Rapana, Blake Austin, Josh Papalii
Field Goals:
Conversions: Jarrod Croker (2/3)
Penalty Goals: Jarrod Croker (1/1)

Field Goals:
Penalty Goals: Mitchell Moses (1/1)