Full Time
4:05pm Sun September 4, 2022
Round 25 - Leichhardt Oval, Lilyfield - Crowd: 10041

A big way for the Raiders to end their season. They face the Storm next week.


FULL TIME - The pain is over for the Tigers, who go down 56-10.


Penalty Goal: Raiders
Kicked by Jordan Rapana.

Rapana slotted a penalty goal earlier to close the game out.

Raiders lead Wests Tigers 10 - 56 Raiders

Musgrove binned for a cowardly elbow to the head of Corey Horsburgh.


There is high contact by Brent Naden on Corey Harawira-Naera so it will be a penalty Raiders at worst. No try. Great effort by Tyrone Peachey.


Matt Frawley kicks, it's batted back by Corey Harawira-Naera and then to Emre Guler who is tackled by Tyrone Peachey who does brilliantly to seemingly hold him up. Going upstairs as NO TRY.


Penalty Raiders for Musgrove's involvement in sparking the brief coming together of both sides.


Drama here at Leichhardt. Zane Musgrove and Emre Guler going at it as the siren goes in the background accidentally.


No points come from that set though.


Josh Papali'i's day is done now as the Tigers are penalised for a strip.


Conversion: Raiders
Kicked by Jordan Rapana.

54-10 now.

Raiders lead Wests Tigers 10 - 54 Raiders

Try: Raiders
Scored by Josh Papali'i. Kick to come.

Papalii beats plenty of them to score!

Raiders lead Wests Tigers 10 - 52 Raiders

Jake Simpkin now penalised for a hip-drop tackle on Corey Horsburgh. He stays on the field though despite Mat Croker being binned earlier this afternoon.


Raiders not enjoying the same dominance they had in the first half but Tyrone Peachey comes up with an error after strong pressure from Jordan Rapana. Canberra 30 out.


Luke Garner tries to offload but it goes to Nick Cotric.


And out of all of that, Madden earns a penalty for a high shot as he threw it to no-one.


Jock Madden... not sure who that was for. He throws it long on the last and into touch.


But rushing defence sees Daine Laurie drop it forward as he tries to pass it.


Adam Doueihi with a towering bomb, it takes a horror bounce but the Raiders have it. Then Sebastian Kris drops the ball playing it. Tigers ball 20 out.


Xavier Savage is set to come back on.


Conversion: Raiders
Kicked by Jordan Rapana.

Rapana knocks it over.

Raiders lead Wests Tigers 10 - 48 Raiders

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

Josh Papali'i and Joseph Tapine back on and now Young takes them on and crashes over!

Raiders lead Wests Tigers 10 - 46 Raiders

The Tigers still riding the wave of momentum and are 30 out but accidental offside on the last sees them hand it over.


Conversion: Wests Tigers
Attempted by Adam Doueihi.

Doueihi can't conver it.

Raiders lead Wests Tigers 10 - 42 Raiders

Try: Wests Tigers
Scored by Ken Maumalo. Kick to come.

Surely they don't come back from here? Daine Laurie with a beautiful cut-out pass to create space for Ken Maumalo in the corner.

Raiders lead Wests Tigers 10 - 42 Raiders

Hudson Young not square at marker and penalised. Tigers with a full set 10 out.


Now a penalty for the Tigers who have a fair bit of momentum.


Conversion: Wests Tigers
Kicked by Adam Doueihi.

Doueihi slots it.

Raiders lead Wests Tigers 6 - 42 Raiders

Try: Wests Tigers
Scored by Daine Laurie. Kick to come.

The Leichhardt crowd erupts as Adam Doueihi puts Laurie through for the first of the game.

Raiders lead Wests Tigers 4 - 42 Raiders

Drama for the Raiders as Xavier Savage comes off, forcing Canberra into a bigger reshuffle. With so many starters off, the Raiders may nab two or three more tries in this second half but doesn't look like they will come as easy as in the first.


Nothing comes of the set though as the Raiders get the ball back.


An early error from the Raiders and the Tigers have it 40 out.


Josh Papali'i, Joseph Tapine, Jamal Fogarty all on the bench to open the half.


Back underway in the second half and Tigers get first use of it!


HALFTIME - The Tigers are booed off the field, down 42-0 at halftime.


Wow... the Tigers have defended a set! Two-straight in fact. Credit to them because they have folded incredibly easily throughout the half.


Well, the Bunker doesn't rule it was intentional... which is quite bizarre. Anyway it's a dropout nonetheless. Brent Naden appeared to clearly look to block the run of Matthew Timoko.


A Raider is taken off the ball on a kick and it looks like this will be a penalty and possible sin bin.


And the Tigers will have to defend another set as Daine Laurie puts down a bomb.


The challenge will be UNSUCCESSFUL. Jamal Fogarty split them temporarily, grubbered through and the Raiders spread it, it comes off a Tiger's head and then the set comes to an end.


BREAKING: The Tigers get the ball back... but hold on, the Raiders are challenging.


Conversion: Raiders
Kicked by Jamal Fogarty.

Fogarty makes it 42-0.

Raiders lead Wests Tigers 0 - 42 Raiders

Try: Raiders
Scored by Jamal Fogarty. Kick to come.

And on cue... Zac Woolford looks like Damien Cook as he splits them, draws and passes to put Fogarty over!

Raiders lead Wests Tigers 0 - 40 Raiders

Five minutes may be kind at this rate though.


Thinking I'll take the second half off blogging and just put an auto-blog to put in a Raiders try every five minutes and call it a day?


Conversion: Raiders
Kicked by Jamal Fogarty.

So, Ricky is going to be able to rest some players in the second half at this rate...

Raiders lead Wests Tigers 0 - 36 Raiders

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

And... the Raiders go 80 on the set after points before Matt Frawley kicks and Xavier Savage pounces! This is incredible!

Raiders lead Wests Tigers 0 - 34 Raiders

Conversion: Raiders
Kicked by Jamal Fogarty.

And that makes it 30. Raiders beating the clock.

Raiders lead Wests Tigers 0 - 30 Raiders

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

Woolford to Young who crashes over next to the posts.

Raiders lead Wests Tigers 0 - 28 Raiders

The Tigers showing some much-needed resilience in defence early but they are offside on the last tackle. Will be hard to hold the Raiders out now.


Adam Doueihi sends his kick out on the full. Raiders 40 out.


But the Tigers go short and get the ball back.


The pressure keeps building as the Tigers fail to contain a Jamal Fogarty kick and concede a dropout.


Conversion: Raiders
Kicked by Jamal Fogarty.

24-0 now, getting ugly fast.

Raiders lead Wests Tigers 0 - 24 Raiders

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

And back to normal resumption as they go back down the left edge, with Kris beating a few then offloading for Rapana in support.

Raiders lead Wests Tigers 0 - 22 Raiders

Zac Woolford with a strong tackle and he forces Fa'amanu Brown into an error.


A rare mistake from Canberra and the Tigers get another shot inside the opposition half.


Luke Garner cuts back towards the middle and threatens to go through but is tackled and that is the only real shot the Tigers have before turning it over as Fa'amanu Brown slips over.


The Tigers get it back off the restart as the wind wreaks havoc. They have a chance to respond.


Conversion: Raiders
Kicked by Jamal Fogarty.

From the sideline he nails it!

Raiders lead Wests Tigers 0 - 18 Raiders

Try: Raiders
Scored by Nick Cotric. Kick to come.

The Raiders go back to the man who started it all and Cotric goes over in the corner!

Raiders lead Wests Tigers 0 - 16 Raiders

Nick Cotric bursts through and the Raiders are now over halfway on the SECOND tackle.


Conversion: Raiders
Kicked by Jamal Fogarty.

Fogarty makes it 12-0. At this rate, forget losing by 54+ the Raiders could win by that much. Good signs for them early.

Raiders lead Wests Tigers 0 - 12 Raiders

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

Josh Papali'i to Hudson Young who flicks it to Jordan Rapana and he races away before linking with his centre on the inside and Sebastian Kris does enough to beat Daine Laurie to the line!

Raiders lead Wests Tigers 0 - 10 Raiders

The Tigers may have conceded early but they are certainly up for this game, making strong metres and kicking well to make the Raiders earn metres out of their own end... as just as I type this Canberra scores!


Conversion: Raiders
Kicked by Jamal Fogarty.

Having set up the try, Fogarty now slots the conversion.

Raiders lead Wests Tigers 0 - 6 Raiders

Try: Raiders
Scored by Matthew Timoko. Kick to come.

Jamal Fogarty engages the line well with intent and then grubbers, it takes a tricky bounce and Timoko strikes!

Raiders lead Wests Tigers 0 - 4 Raiders

Both sides now trading sets with neither on top or dominating at this stage.


Jake Simpkin engaging the line well out of dummy-half and some strong runs see the Tigers inside the Raiders' half. Jock Madden kicks and Adam Doueihi comes down with it, passes it but it goes to a Raider. Canberra working it out of its half. Great start from both teams.


A strong first set for the away side, who kick from the opposition 30 on the last. Daine Laurie under it and he's forced back towards his in-goal line. Tigers deep inside their own half but they get a relieving penalty.


Tigers running into the strong southerly in the first half as the Raiders have first use of it.

A moment's silence is held for Dr Allan Hawke AC, who served as Raiders chairman, pre-game.

Cronulla defeated Newcastle 38-16 in the earlier game.

A 54-point loss will see the Raiders drop out of the eight, but with that looking incredibly unlikely Ricky Stuart has opted to rest both Jack Wighton and Elliott Whitehead. Matt Frawley and Corey Harawira-Naera come in to replace them in the starting side. Albert Hopoate joins the bench.

Good afternoon and welcome to League Unlimited's live blog of the final game of the 2022 regular season.

Referees & scorers:

Referee: Gerard Sutton

Touch Judges: Peter Gough, Drew Oultram

Video Referee: Ashley Klein

Tries: Daine Laurie, Ken Maumalo
Field Goals:
Two Point Field Goals:
Conversions: Adam Doueihi (1/2)
Penalty Goals:

Tries: Matthew Timoko, Jamal Fogarty, Sebastian Kris, Nick Cotric, Jordan Rapana, Hudson Young (2), Xavier Savage, Josh Papali'i
Field Goals:
Two Point Field Goals:
Conversions: Jamal Fogarty (7/7), Jordan Rapana (2/2)
Penalty Goals: Jordan Rapana (1/1)