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7:50pm Thu July 8, 2021
Round 17 - 4 Pines Park
80min

The Raiders have kept their finals hopes alive with a great win over an understrength Sea Eagles side.

79min

Tom Starling tries to burrow over for a try.

78min

Jason Saab comes up with another mistake.

76min

Conversion: Raiders
Kicked by Jarrod Croker.

5/5 for the skipper.

Raiders lead Sea Eagles 16 - 30 Raiders
74min

Try: Raiders
Scored by Emre Guler. Kick to come.

The Turkish tyro charges over to secure a deserved win for the Raiders.

Raiders lead Sea Eagles 16 - 28 Raiders
73min

Jason Saab comes up with a costly error inside his own half.

73min

Garrick protests for a penalty but the referee allows play to continue.

71min

Conversion: Sea Eagles
Kicked by Reuben Garrick.

It's an 8 point game!

Raiders lead Sea Eagles 16 - 24 Raiders
71min

Try: Sea Eagles
Scored by Moses Suli. Kick to come.

The powerhouse centre runs into a gap created by Foran to narrow the margin to 24-14.

Raiders lead Sea Eagles 14 - 24 Raiders
70min

Manly penalty.

69min

Martin Taupau puts Toafofoa Sipley into a gap, but the play ends with the interchange prop losing possession.

68min

Matt Frawley kicks for Croker, but once again the ball rolls dead.

67min

The ball bounces again and the Raiders get a result.

66min

Xavier Savage makes a nice kick return up to the 20 metre line.

65min

Conversion: Sea Eagles
Kicked by Reuben Garrick.

Can the Sea Eagles mount a comeback?

Raiders lead Sea Eagles 10 - 24 Raiders
64min

Try: Sea Eagles
Scored by Haumole Olakau'atu. Kick to come.

The young behemoth makes amends for his kick with a determined charge.

Raiders lead Sea Eagles 8 - 24 Raiders
64min

Kieran Foran gets over the try line only to be held up.

63min

Jarrod Croker loses the ball - the Sea Eagles will get a much-needed set in good territory.

62min

Haumole Olakau'atu comes up with a kick reminiscent of Sam Burgess in 2019 - to say it wasn't good would be an understatement.

60min

Dylan Walker kicks on tackle three and gifts possession back to the Raiders.

59min

Another penalty for the Sea Eagles.

59min

Manly get a much needed penalty coming out of their own end.

58min

Conversion: Raiders
Kicked by Jarrod Croker.

The Raiders are out by 20!

Raiders lead Sea Eagles 4 - 24 Raiders
57min

*the ball hit Moses Suli in the head before Kris pounced to score.

56min

Try: Raiders
Scored by Sebastian Kris. Kick to come.

Sam Williams kicks, the ball bounces and Kris is on the spot to pounce.

Raiders lead Sea Eagles 4 - 22 Raiders
55min

Cade Cust is on for the Sea Eagles.

54min

Xavier Savage has a rush of blood by kicking inside the Sea Eagles' 10 metre line.

54min

Walker kicks for Harper; Croker forces a turnover and the Raiders are back in control.

53min

Williams eyes a 40/20, but Garrick is on the spot to clean up for the home side.

52min

Conversion: Raiders
Kicked by Jarrod Croker.

The Raiders are out by 14.

Raiders lead Sea Eagles 4 - 18 Raiders
52min

Williams is having a night to remember.

51min

Try: Raiders
Scored by Sam Williams. Kick to come.

The halfback takes on the line, spins out of a few tackles and eventually gets the ball down.

Raiders lead Sea Eagles 4 - 16 Raiders
50min

Ryan James can't get over the goal line.

49min

Kieran Foran is trapped in goal - the Raiders have come up with seven line drop outs in 49 minutes!

48min

Taniela Paseka makes a strong charge, on the next carry Corey Harawira-Naera forces a turnover.

47min

Hudson Young is held up by a determined Manly defence.

47min

Soliola is held up by three Manly defenders.

46min

Ryan James and Iosia Soliola are on for the visitors.

45min

Hodgson forces a repeat set with a great kick from 20 metres out.

44min

The Raiders get another set after the ball connected a Manly hand.

43min

Jordan Rapana gets out of his in goal.

42min

Jarrod Croker can't get to Frawley's grubber in time - the Raiders compound the error with a penalty for dissent.

40min

Sean Keppie loses the ball in the first tackle of the second half.

40min

Play gets back underway.

40min

Both teams are back out for the second half.

40min

The Raiders are in front at halftime - yep, you read that right.

39min

The Raiders force a turnover and almost break away through Jordan Rapana.

38min

Ryan Sutton loses the ball inside the Sea Eagles' half.

36min

Conversion: Raiders
Kicked by Jarrod Croker.

The captain pushes the Raiders out by eight.

Raiders lead Sea Eagles 4 - 12 Raiders
35min

Try: Raiders
Scored by Sam Williams. Kick to come.

George who?! Williams dummies and takes on the line to score.

Raiders lead Sea Eagles 4 - 10 Raiders
34min

Frawley is playing the hits from Terry Campese circa 2010 with another line drop out.

33min

The Raiders have dominated possession but have struggled to come up with points.

32min

Matt Frawley gets another repeat set.

32min

Ryan Sutton is held up over the try line.

32min

Corey Harawira-Naera is pulled down close to the goal line.

31min

Matt Frawley gets a repeat set with a great kick.

30min

The Raiders get a penalty coming out of their own end.

29min

Conversion: Raiders
Kicked by Jarrod Croker.

Against all odds the Raiders are in front on the scoreboard.

Raiders lead Sea Eagles 4 - 6 Raiders
29min

The Sea Eagles were left grasping at air as Starling raced away underneath the posts.

28min

Try: Raiders
Scored by Tom Starling. Kick to come.

The pocket rocket does it all himself with speed.

Tied up at Sea Eagles 4 - 4 Raiders
27min

Reuben Garrick gets into space only for Moses Suli to drop the ball on halfway.

27min

Dylan Walker is down after copping a hit on the nose from Matt Frawley.

26min

Xavier Savage loses the ball on tackle one.

26min

Haumole Olakau'atu knocks on a grubber from Williams - the Raiders will get another attacking set.

25min

Tom Starling is on the field - Hodgson remains on the field.

24min

Moses Suli can't hold onto a chip kick from Sam Williams - play to resume with a line drop out.

22min

Sam Williams forces a line drop out with a well placed grubber.

22min

Sebastian Kris is pulled down a metre from the try line.

21min

Jack Gosiewski is back on the field for the first time since Round 5.

20min

Brad Parker is driven back in strong contact from the Raiders.

18min

Dunamis Lui is out for the night with a calf strain.

18min

Sebastian Kris cuts down Brad Parker.

18min

Jason Saab leaps onto a Raiders' kick.

17min

Sam Williams takes on the line only to be denied by Lachlan Croker.

16min

Sam Williams kicks for Jordan Rapana, but the winger can't hold onto the ball.

15min

NO TRY - Foran fires a cut out ball, Parker runs into space, but Savage manages to pry the ball loose.

15min

The bunker is checking the grounding.

14min

Xavier Savage did his best to stop the try but to no avail.

13min

The Sea Eagles are moving the ball with confidence.

12min

Josh Hodgson strips the ball only to lose the ball.

11min

Xavier Savage manages to get the ball back to a team mate after heavy defence from the Sea Eagles almost forced him into touch.

10min

Lachlan Croker takes a run in his 50th match.

9min

Conversion: Sea Eagles
Attempted by Reuben Garrick.

The kick is waved left of the posts.

Sea Eagles lead Sea Eagles 4 - 0 Raiders
9min

The Raiders were embarrassed by Jamal Fogarty last week - that run from Waker was near identical.

8min

Try: Sea Eagles
Scored by Dylan Walker. Kick to come.

Walker embarrasses the Raiders' defence with a run from the scrum.

Sea Eagles lead Sea Eagles 4 - 0 Raiders
8min

Dunamis Lui is down receiving attention from the Raiders trainer.

7min

Jarrod Croker can't hold onto a cross field kick from Kieran Foran - the Sea Eagles will get a repeat set 10 metres from the Raiders' line.

6min

Reuben Garrick pushes off Sam Williams with a strong run.

5min

Reuben Garrick draws a penalty after high contact from Emre Guler.

4min

Morgan Harper is tackled 10 metres out from the Raiders' line on the last tackle.

3min

Sam Williams puts a kick in, the Raiders get the bounce, Jordan Rapana puts a second kick in that rolls over the sideline.

2min

Foran puts up a high ball for Savage - the debutant is up to the task.

1min

Reuben Garrick is tackled just shy of his 30 metre line.

Dunamis Lui takes the first carry of the evening.

Kieran Foran takes the Sea Eagles out in his first match as captain.

Jarrod Croker leads the Raiders out in their grey away strip.

Xavier Savage is set to make his official NRL debut at fullback for the Raiders. The Cairns flyer played 11 minutes when incorrectly taking the field as 18th man against the Dragons - that error has since been expunged from the NRL record.

Lachlan Croker will play his 50th game in the NRL; the 24-year-old hooker made his first grade debut for the Raiders back in 2016.

The Raiders last won on the Northern Beaches back in 2016.

The Sea Eagles have dominated the Raiders in recent years winning six of the past seven meetings.

The Raiders will line up as per program from the team named on Tuesday afternoon.

The Sea Eagles will welcome back Jack Gosweiski for the first time in three months; Ben Trbojevic drops back to 18th man.

Welcome to League Unlimited's coverage of Round 17 Thursday Night Football between the Manly Sea Eagles and the Canberra Raiders from 4 Pines Park.

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Adam Gee

Touch Judges: Peter Gough, Dave Munro

Video Referee: Henry Perenara

MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES (16)
Tries: Dylan Walker, Haumole Olakau'atu, Moses Suli
Field Goals:
Two Point Field Goals:
Conversions: Reuben Garrick (2/3)
Penalty Goals:

CANBERRA RAIDERS (30)
Tries: Tom Starling, Sam Williams (2), Sebastian Kris, Emre Guler
Field Goals:
Two Point Field Goals:
Conversions: Jarrod Croker (5/5)
Penalty Goals: