Full Time
5:30pm Sat July 17, 2021
Round 18 - Cbus Super Stadium - Crowd: 3874

FULLTIME :: Raiders with a big second half to secure the win. Back-to-back wins for the Green Machine.


Conversion: Raiders
Kicked by Jarrod Croker.

Taylor Swift ringing around Robina. Raiders have shaken off some injuries and clunky play to record a big win here tonight. Croker meanwhile adds two more.

Raiders lead Raiders 34 - 18 Sharks

Try: Raiders
Scored by Semi Valemei. Kick to come.

Semi Valemei might've had some issues tonight but he ices the cake tonight. Ball hits the ground and the winger scoops it up to go the rest of the distance.

Raiders lead Raiders 32 - 18 Sharks

PENALTY SHARKS! Obstruction which let Rapana score. CHALLENGE from Rapana. UNSUCCESSFUL.


Johnson goes short and who else but Xavier Savage grabs it.


Conversion: Raiders
Kicked by Jarrod Croker.

Croker slams it over.

Raiders lead Raiders 28 - 18 Sharks

In all that. Sharks will finish with 12! Siosifa Talakai is binned for I assume backchat.


Try: Raiders
Scored by Xavier Savage. Kick to come.

X got it given to him! Mulitalo loses it and some quick hands puts Savage over for his first in the NRL.

Raiders lead Raiders 26 - 18 Sharks

Rudlof spills a simple one. Raiders fans screaming justice at the TV.


PENALTY SHARKS! Scrum penalty. We're going for the repack.


Ryan James loses it. Incorrect play the ball. He can't challenge it.


Now Savage is nursing an arm injury. Raiders losing troops quickly here.


Conversion: Raiders
Kicked by Jarrod Croker.

Croker raises the flags from in front.

Raiders lead Raiders 22 - 18 Sharks

Try: Raiders
Scored by Hudson Young. Kick to come.

Raiders make use of the penalty. Sam Williams with a flat pass to Hudson Young. The forward just had green pasture in front of him to the tryline.

Raiders lead Raiders 20 - 18 Sharks

PENALTY RAIDERS! Shoulder charge.


Big blow for the Raiders. Wighton has been subbed off.


Superb defense from the Sharks. Croker looked like he snuck through but Katoa and Johnson held him up. Raiders have a terrible kick which turns into a PENALTY SHARKS! Tackled in the air.




Corey Harawria-Naera with a one-on-one steal! He weaves through the defense and Raiders are back on the attack.


PENALTY SHARKS! High tackle.


Sharks defend well! Raiders went for the power option on last and Velemei is held up. Changeover.


Conversion: Sharks
Kicked by Braydon Trindall.

Trindall from the sideline. He keeps it straight and raises the flags.

Sharks lead Raiders 16 - 18 Sharks

Try: Sharks
Scored by Ronaldo Mulitalo. Kick to come.

Sharks just strolled across. They ran it on last. Trindall-Tracey-Mulitalo-TRY!

Tied up at Raiders 16 - 16 Sharks

Conversion: Raiders
Attempted by Jarrod Croker.

Croker from the left side: he is closing in on JT in third for pointscoring. He fades it wide.

Raiders lead Raiders 16 - 12 Sharks

Try: Raiders
Scored by Jack Wighton. Kick to come.

Raiders go bang to start the half! Josh Papali'i offloads to Savage. The young fullback slices through to find Starling who just lobs it to Wighton.

Raiders lead Raiders 16 - 12 Sharks

We're back for the second half! Wighton who looked a bit dusty headed into the break, has joined his team out on the field. Sharks quickly follow after a topsy turvey first half. Who will take control and take the two points?


HALFTIME :: A wild half sees the sides locked at 12-all at the break.


Penalty Goal: Raiders
Kicked by Jarrod Croker.

Croker going to finish the half how it started. Shooting for goal. He studies over the kick and locks us up again.

Tied up at Raiders 12 - 12 Sharks

PENALTY RAIDERS! Escort. That was a demolition derby in the catch there. Mulitalo crashed into his own man.


Hamlin-Uele hit rock bottom dropping that. Sharks were circling the tryline there.


PENALTY SHARKS! Ruck interference.


PENALTY SHARKS! Strip from Croker. All falling apart for the Raiders.


Conversion: Sharks
Kicked by Braydon Trindall.

Trindall pilots the Sharks in front.

Sharks lead Raiders 10 - 12 Sharks

Try: Sharks
Scored by Sione Katoa. Kick to come.

Sharks have levelled it up! Johnson skipped out right then gave Kennedy enough room to position Katoa to stroll over.

Tied up at Raiders 10 - 10 Sharks

Oh no, Semi! He took the bomb centimetres from the sideline and steps out.


Wighton goes up for the chip kick and loses it forward.


Sione Katoa comes in for a run and loses it. Raiders up for this tonight.


RED LIGHTS.. NO TRY! Easy one there.


BUNKER TIME! Semi Valemi had a head of steam. Did he get it down but it looks like the winger was bullrushed over the sideline.


PENALTY SHARKS! Strip. CHALLENGE from Raiders, well Hodgson. He went straight to the official to dispute it. CHALLENGE SUCCESSFUL! Knocked on.


Conversion: Sharks
Kicked by Braydon Trindall.

Trindall converts.

Raiders lead Raiders 10 - 6 Sharks

Try: Sharks
Scored by Jesse Ramien. Kick to come.

Jesse Ramien just bulldoses his way to the tryline! He cut inside and refused to be captured until he scored.

Raiders lead Raiders 10 - 4 Sharks

Sharks got jumbled near the end of the set. Kick down the short side and Ryan Sutton is there to drop on the ball.


Wighton with a handling error trying to pass before he got moving.


Penalty Goal: Raiders
Kicked by Jarrod Croker.

Croker adds another two from the tee.

Raiders lead Raiders 10 - 0 Sharks

PENALTY RAIDERS! High shot on a rampaging Sutton.


Raiders are on song! They went the length of the field with a bust down the right. Wighton weighs up the options and dribbles through for a dropout.


Penalty Goal: Raiders
Kicked by Jarrod Croker.

Second kick from in front by Croker is punched over.

Raiders lead Raiders 8 - 0 Sharks

Conversion: Raiders
Kicked by Jarrod Croker.

First assignment from out wide for Croker. It is going to be an eight point TRY. Braydon Trindall with the high shot. Croker's first kick is over.

Raiders lead Raiders 6 - 0 Sharks

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

Raiders have come to throw it about today! Fourth tackle. Down the short side to Corey Harawira-Naera pushed it out then quick passes sees Rapana step across.

Raiders lead Raiders 4 - 0 Sharks

Raiders are making easy metres but cough it up here. Hodgson had the gears grinding but forgot about the ball.


Enterprise in that set from the Raiders. It swung right to left then right again. Last tackle was a damp squib as Rapana is tackled with it. Handover.


Sharks have the first shot at points. Trindall drifts left and Tracey is hammered.

KICK-OFF! Sharks put it high into the air and we're underway!

Here come the Sharks onto the well worn track at Robina. Led out by captain Aaron Woods who had his second child in the last week or so. Congratulations to him and his partner. Sharks are in their black, white and blue gradient jersey. The clap has made it to the coast! No! not that one! The Viking clap signals that the Raiders are on route. In their traditional lime green, with both their origin representatives back, it is time for some football!

Happy Saturday (I think it is, I don't know, lockdown has driven me to forget the days) and we head back to the Gold Coast! Two sides who are consistently inconsistent do battle in Canberra Raiders and Cronulla Sharks. Both sides coming off last start wins against Warriors and Sea Eagles but now on the glitter strip need to find consistency. Can the Raiders revive their season or will the Sharks take a huge bite out of their chances? Grab a drink, some snacks and a warm blanket to get ready for kick-off! It is set down for 5:35.

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Grant Atkins

Touch Judges: Kasey Badger, Drew Oultram

Video Referee: Henry Perenara

Tries: Jordan Rapana, Jack Wighton, Hudson Young, Xavier Savage, Semi Valemei
Conversions: Jarrod Croker (4/5)
Penalty Goals: Jarrod Croker (3/3)

Tries: Jesse Ramien, Sione Katoa, Ronaldo Mulitalo
Conversions: Braydon Trindall (3/3)