Warriors challenge unsuccessful. Penalty stands
PENALTY RAIDERS - Croker leaps and takes the ball and gets hit by Pompey following through. Warriors challenging
Raiders Challenge is successful (despite what the video ref said)
PENALTY WARRIORS - A Raiders player kicks at the ball while Papali'i is reeling the ball in. Raiders challenging the ref decision
Wighton's kick goes out on the full
Croker from the right wing cannot convert
CHN makes a break, links with Rapana who runs, draws the final defender before passing to Cotric who pulls out a spectacular dive to score in the right corner
Starling attempts a cheeky grubber from dummy half but its easily cleaned up by Keighran
PENALTY RAIDERS - Another high tackle by the Warriors
Valemi is off to get an HIA
PENALTY RAIDERS - Valemi slips and as he does, Murchie hits him in the head and is put on report. All accidental.
Set Restart Raiders
SCRUM WARRIORS - Bateman spills the ball 10m fro the Warriors line.
PENALTY RAIDERS - Play stopped as CNK gets attended to after Papali'i collided with CNK after the Raiders fullback grubbered.
PENALTY RAIDERS - Hiku strolls through the line all too easily, thanks entirely to Murchie smashing into the defender who would've otherwise been marking up on Hiku.
PENALTY WARRIORS - Rapana with an illegal strip. Warriors now with a full set inside the Raiders 20m
Whitehead appears to be fine now after yelling at dinosaurs with great vigour.
RTS with a hamstring complaint, sounds like he will miss their last game of the year.
SCRUM WARRIORS - Next play and Whitehead with another crack at the flick pass to his winger and this time..... he throws it into touch again. He got dumped heavily in the tackle and has stayed down. Play stopped again.
Rapana with a nice offload in the middle finds CNK who explodes through a gap and makes 40 metres before the defence reels him in.
Play stopped now as RTS stays down with a leg injury after a regulation looking tackle. He's walked off unassisted and isn't limping, so hopefully it's nothing serious.
SCRUM WARRIORS - Whitehead with a wishful thinking pass, and it goes into touch
SCRUM RAIDERS - Egan drops the ball in good field position.
Young makes a break but his pass inside to Sutton is a touch low and the Raiders turn the ball over.
Croker with a penalty goal attempt from right in front and he makes no mistake
PENALTY RAIDERS - Warrior kick-off restart goes out on the full. Raiders with a penalty on halfway. They choose to take the tap instead of kicking for touch
Croker fails to convert from the sideline
The tackle after the intercept by Wighton, The Raiders quickly shifted the ball left to Croker, who took the ball to the line before producing a flick pass out the back to Valemi, who comes back infield and gets through the defender to score his second.
RTS probing through the middle, 5m from the Warriors line, offloads and it's Intercepted by Wighton who gets to halfway, links with Rapana who gets tackled 15m inside the Warriors half.
CNK cleans up a good kick and attempts to get out of his own in-goal but eventually yields when he realises he's heavily outnumbered. Raiders drop out. Play stopped as Bateman gets treated. He's getting it strapped which suggests he will play on. He's not comfortable
Bateman appears to have injured his elbow. He's in some pain and nursing it, but hasn't come from the field yet
Raiders drop out
RTS with a break right down the middle before being tackled by CNK. OMG WTF LOL
Long kick by Wighton looked to be going dead, but it bounced back up and into Pompey, who has to regather it and bring it back
Murchie knocks on and Raiders survive. Half time. Lets all go have a lie down.
Harris drops the drop out, but luckily he spilled it backwards.
Wighton is back on the field and he drops the kick-off cold. Goal line drop out
Croker converts from in front.
Whitehead grubbers, the ball bounced off RTS and goes back to Whitehead who kicks it again and Young dives to catch it, very nearly drops it but holds it and scores under the posts.
Raiders shift the ball left and some quick passing got the ball to Croker, whose flick pass goes into touch.
SET RESTART RAIDERS - just shy of halfway
Croker from the left sideline, and he pushes it across the face of the posts.
Warriors with a nothing play throw an offload which hits the deck. Valemi swoops in and cleans up the loose ball, 10 metres from his own line and he races 90 metres to score untouched.
PENALTY WARRIORS - Murchie very nearly gets to the try line, then throws an offload inside, which Young taps down and Tapine picks up from an offside position. Warriors with a full set inside the Raiders 15m
Harris-Tavita misses the relatively easy conversion attempt
Hiku snares his second try thanks to Nikorima imitating Benji Marshall, looking out the back and throwing a short flat ball to the lead runner Hiku, who falls over the line in the tackle.
SIN BIN - Wighton gets binned after the Raiders commit their third dumb play in defence in succession.
PENALTY WARRIORS - Some more dopey play by the Raiders
SET RESTART WARRIORS - And just like that, Warriors are now inside the Raiders red zone
PENALTY WARRIORS - Papalii penalised for pulling the hair of a Warriors player.
Croker has passed his HIA
CHT lines up and throws this penalty goal over the line.
PENALTY WARRIORS - Ref laying down the law here. Soft penalty.
Random blow up stops play. Bateman, Papalii vs Burr and Tevaga all appear to be a bit excited in a scrum
SCRUM RAIDERS - Nikorima's kick just trickles into touch about 5m from the Raiders line
Papalii with his right leg now heavily strapped
CHT nails the goal and the Warriors sneak ahead
Croker has come off for an HIA
PENALTY WARRIORS - 1 tackle later, they get a penalty and will take a shot at 2.
Hiku belts Valemi and forces the ball loose. Warriors now with a full set 25m from the Raiders line
Williams has failed his HIA, he won't be back today.
Croker to the left of the sticks, nails the goal as the rain starts to fall.
Croker gets 1 on 1 with his defender and he bumps out of the tackle to score, despite copping a head knock in the collision prior to scoring. He looks to be okay though
PENALTY RAIDERS - RTS drops a bomb and Nikorima cleans up, but he was offside. Raiders with a full set inside the Warriors 10m
PENALTY WARRIORS - And they are on the attack straight away after scoring points
Nikorima kicks into open space in the Raiders in-goal and there's no one there except for Hiku, who slides in knees first, regathers and grounds the ball just before the dead ball line.
SCRUM WARRIORS - Bateman spills the ball and gets a bit of attention afterwards from the Warriors.
CHT grubbers for his winger but the ball beats everyone to go dead in the Raiders in goal.
Williams coming off for an HIA
PENALTY WARRIORS - They'll get a great chance to go on the attack here
Both sides trading unthreatening sets
Raiders get trapped with the ball on the last. Handover 10m from the Warriors line.
Wighton skips out of a tackle and the Raiders have a half chance down the left side, but the play is eventually shut down. Ominous looking
Warriors get us underway
Referees & scorers:
Referees: Chris Sutton
Touch Judges: Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski, Drew Oultram
Video Referee: Steve Clark
CANBERRA RAIDERS (26)
Tries: Jarrod Croker, Semi Valemi (2), Hudson Young, Nick Cotric
Conversions: Jarrod Croker (2/5)
Penalty Goals: Jarrod Croker (1/1)
Tries: Peta Hiku (2)
Conversions: Chanel Harris-Tavita (1/2)
Penalty Goals: Chanel Harris-Tavita (2/2)