Raiders hold off fast finishing Panthers

The Canberra Raiders have scored a 34-30 victory over the Penrith Panthers at Canberra Stadium tonight.

There were plenty of tries with Phil Graham the hero for Canberra, securing a hat-trick, whist Geoff Daniela for the Panthers shored up a double. Troy Thompson was a casualty of the match however, after being concussed early on in the evening. He was later diagnosed with a fractured forearm also.

The game started with both clubs unable to capitalise on the early field position they had, but before too long the Raiders worked themselves into Penrith