Canberra
Raiders
14
Melbourne
Storm
20
FULLTIME
2017-07-22T07:30:00Z
GIO Stadium

Preview

In a rematch of last year’s preliminary final, the Raiders will look for revenge when they host the Storm on Saturday in Canberra.

Melbourne triumphed 14-12 and moved on to the grand final last season after holding off the Raiders, although the two sides haven’t both stayed the same path in 2017.

While the Storm is first and flying high, the Raiders are battling to even play finals, and currently, sit in 10th position and are two games outside the eight.

Canberra will be without Josh Papalii this weekend through suspension, and the second-rower has been replaced by Joseph Tapine.

Billy Slater, Cooper Cronk, Cameron Munster, Cameron Smith, Will Chambers and Tim Glasby have also returned from Origin duty in a very strong line-up for the Storm.

With Melbourne’s stars returning, look for Craig Bellamy’s men to get back in the winner’s circle.

Storm by 10.

Team Lists

Team Stats


Scoring Plays

Raiders   Storm
3 Tries 3
1 Conversions 2
0 Penalty Goals 2
0 Field Goals 0

Attack

Raiders   Storm
168 All Runs 182
1,443 All Run Metres 1,586
4 Line Breaks 4
11 Offloads 8

Defense

Raiders   Storm
398 Kick Metres 489
0 40/20 0
323 Tackles 310
30 Missed Tackles 45

Discipline

Raiders   Storm
9 Penalties Conceded 9
13 Errors 8
0 Sin Bin 1
0 Send Offs 0

Player Stats

Summary