Full Time
80:00
5:30pm Sat August 30, 2014
Round 25 - GIO Stadium Canberra, Bruce - Crowd: 8287
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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CANBERRA RAIDERS
Conversion attempt by Jarrod Croker successful.

And that's the game! Ricky Stuart's first back-to-back wins in years!

Canberra Raiders 27-12

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TRY CANBERRA RAIDERS
Scored by Anthony Milford. Kick to come.

Milford turns it on late with another try for the Raiders.

Canberra Raiders 25-12

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That'll do us, Raiders have one more attacking raid then the Tigers add 40m to a 20m restart with a kick for touch. They run the clock down for the last 15 seconds.

Canberra Raiders 21-12

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SUCCESSFUL FIELD GOAL CANBERRA RAIDERS
Field goal attempt by Anthony Milford successful.

That is the ball game. Milford pots the easiest field goal you'll ever see from about 20m out.

Canberra Raiders 21-12

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Both teams bunched and not offering a whole lot of attacking depth as the game winds down. Tigers need a miracle from here.

Canberra Raiders 20-12

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UNFORCED ERROR WESTS TIGERS
Blake Austin makes an unforced error.

Austin bumps and ducks and spins and... loses it over the tryline.

Canberra Raiders 20-12

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UNFORCED ERROR WESTS TIGERS
Curtis Sironen makes an unforced error.

Sironen spills it attempting to play the ball. Canberra scrum 5m inside the Tigers' half.

Canberra Raiders 20-12

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Luckily for Canberra, the Tigers spill that one and it's back in their hands as they work it off their own line.

Canberra Raiders 20-12

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UNFORCED ERROR CANBERRA RAIDERS
Edrick Lee makes an unforced error.

Oh dear... another kickoff error, this time Lee can't handle the swirling breeze behind the ball.

Canberra Raiders 20-12

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CANBERRA RAIDERS
Conversion attempt by Jarrod Croker successful.

And converted. Croker's fourth today.

Canberra Raiders 20-12

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TRY CANBERRA RAIDERS
Scored by Josh Papalii. Kick to come.

Milford lays one on for Papalii and it looks like defence has now become optional...

Canberra Raiders 18-12

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UNFORCED ERROR WESTS TIGERS
Aaron Woods makes an unforced error.

Big Woodsy can't control the ball and he's spilled it coming out of his own end. Canberra scrum 15m out!

Canberra Raiders 14-12

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION WESTS TIGERS
Conversion attempt by Pat Richards successful.

Margin now down to just two. The momentum shifts again...

Canberra Raiders 14-12

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TRY WESTS TIGERS
Scored by Martin Taupau. Kick to come.

Taupau reaches out and BAM, just like that the margin narrows!

Canberra Raiders 14-10

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UNFORCED ERROR CANBERRA RAIDERS
Anthony Milford makes an unforced error.

Milford oh dear, he spills the kickoff and puts the Tigers straight on the attack...

Canberra Raiders 14-6

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL CANBERRA RAIDERS
Penalty goal attempt by Jarrod Croker successful.

Are the Raiders sensing danger? Penalty goal attempt to put them 8 ahead is successful from Croker - should they have gone for more?

Canberra Raiders 14-6

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Akauola again tries tripping the light fantastic down his touchline but he's taken into touch.

Canberra Raiders 12-6

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION WESTS TIGERS
Conversion attempt by Pat Richards successful.

From out wide, that's a pearler of a conversion from Patty Richards.

Canberra Raiders 12-6

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TRY WESTS TIGERS
Scored by Blake Austin. Kick to come.

The Tigers break the duck. Austin with a great dummy, runs, scores!

Canberra Raiders 12-4

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Some enterprising Raiders' play comes apart with a poor pass. Tigers scrum on their own 10m... and a penalty on the first tackle.

Canberra Raiders 12-0

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Akauola goes for the corner but is pushed into touch.

Canberra Raiders 12-0

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Raiders trapped in goal. Tigers force a drop out.

Canberra Raiders 12-0

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There are 8,287 here to watch this cellar-dwelling battle today. The Raiders have just handed possession over a few metres inside their own half.

Canberra Raiders 12-0

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Nothing happening for either team, the Tigers are throwing it at the Raiders but the final touch just isn't there. Good defence from the home side though.

Canberra Raiders 12-0

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Raiders first ball this half and Jack Wighton makes a break... Raiders attacking already!

Canberra Raiders 12-0

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Pat Richards picks up a loose ball, he runs 60m but is surrounded by 8 Raiders chasers. Tigers roll the dice on the break... but Raiders clean it up. Halftime - Raiders 12-0.

Canberra Raiders 12-0

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And another penalty inside the final minute, 5m out now for the hosts.

Canberra Raiders 12-0

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Raiders penalty as we approach the break. The hosts could nearly put the game away with another try here...

Canberra Raiders 12-0

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Hawkins taken into touch, taking a poor pass on the touchline and he's tackled. Tigers' scrum.

Canberra Raiders 12-0

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We're checking the kickoff... originally ruled a dropout for Canberra, now a penalty to them. It went dead on the full, landing right on the line.

Canberra Raiders 12-0

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CANBERRA RAIDERS
Conversion attempt by Jarrod Croker successful.

This makes it 301 for Croker. Good start for the Raiders.

Canberra Raiders 12-0

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TRY CANBERRA RAIDERS
Scored by Jack Wighton. Kick to come.

Wighton's try is fine, green lights given. Just a poor read from shoddy Tigers' defence.

Canberra Raiders 10-0

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VIDEO REFEREE possible Raiders TRY to Jack Wighton. We're checking obstruction.

Canberra Raiders 6-0

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Neither team getting passes to stick at the moment, all coming apart on the final play.

Canberra Raiders 6-0

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UNFORCED ERROR WESTS TIGERS
Asipeli Fine makes an unforced error.

Fine fumbles a pass from Farah that went a bit too far behind him. Knock on ruled. Canberra scrum.

Canberra Raiders 6-0

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40/20 WESTS TIGERS
Robbie Farah kicks a 40/20.

Robbie nails a 40/20. Reasonable time passes, tap and go from 10m out for the visitors!

Canberra Raiders 6-0

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Edrick Lee offloads for Glen Buttriss... forward. Buttriss was over, too.

Canberra Raiders 6-0

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Raiders grubber through, it's watched dead by Hitchcox but Croker ALMOST got through to claim a try. 20m restart Tigers.

Canberra Raiders 6-0

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Raiders defend well, work it out from their own end.

Canberra Raiders 6-0

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Penalty Tigers for a change coming off the back of the 20m restart. Now they start a set 40m from the Canberra line.

Canberra Raiders 6-0

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Milford chips for the corner but the bounce eludes Tupou and it races touch-ingoal.

Canberra Raiders 6-0

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Another penalty for the hosts coming out of their own end. Starting now with the ball 5 inside the Tigers' half.

Canberra Raiders 6-0

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Raiders penalty with Farah getting too friendly in the ruck. Set starts 25m out for the home side.

Canberra Raiders 6-0

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Chris Lawrence tries sprinting down the touchline but one of his feet has hit the chalk. Raiders scrum on their own 30m.

Canberra Raiders 6-0

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CANBERRA RAIDERS
Conversion attempt by Jarrod Croker successful.

Goal 300 for Jarrod Croker. Superb strike from out wide.

Canberra Raiders 6-0

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TRY CANBERRA RAIDERS
Scored by Bill Tupou. Kick to come.

One set, one try. Tigers caught out on their left side defence. Lee finds Tupou after fielding a Cornish cross-field kick.

Canberra Raiders 4-0

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UNFORCED ERROR WESTS TIGERS
Adam Blair makes an unforced error.

Ugh. Horrific start. Blair loses it in the play-the-ball. Canberra scrum 5m inside the Tigers' half.

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We're underway here, the Tigers have it first.

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Welcome to GIO Stadium where it's a huge g...
OK just kidding. This will be a tough slog for those who are keen to see some finals quality footy, but both teams will likely give it a red-hot go to show off skills for next season. Mitchell Moses and Mitch Cornish have both been handed their first shot at starting halfback which will be an interesting battle in itself. A win for Canberra guarantees they avoid the wooden spoon completely while the Tigers will want to jump back ahead of Newcastle who bumped them down to 13th earlier today. Late jersey change - Brenden Santi is actually in #25 not #26.

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Holden Cup went the way of Canberra 28-24 over the Tigers. Feeder sides for Canberra (Mounties def Cronulla 38-24) and Wests Tigers (lost to Wyong 26-16) both played VB NSW Cup today. The Raiders' QLD Cup feeder club in Souths Logan play tomorrow against the Sunshine Coast.

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TEAM NEWS | No changes for the Canberra Raiders, they are 1-17. Kickoff looming at 5:30pm.

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TEAM NEWS | Two simple in-and-outs for the Tigers. Cory Paterson (centre) and Jack Buchanan (bench) are both OUT, replaced by Asipeli Fine and Brendan Santi respectively. Both are debutants.

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Referees & scorers:

Referee: Henry Perenara, Adam Gee

Touch Judges: Dan Eastwood, Luke Potter

Video Referee: Steve Clark, Luke Phillips

CANBERRA RAIDERS (27)
Tries: Bill Tupou, Jack Wighton, Josh Papalii, Anthony Milford
Field Goals: Anthony Milford (1/1)
Conversions: Jarrod Croker (4/4)
Penalty Goals: Jarrod Croker (1/1)

WESTS TIGERS (12)
Tries: Blake Austin, Martin Taupau
Field Goals:
Conversions: Pat Richards (2/2)
Penalty Goals: