New Zealand
Warriors
16
Canberra
Raiders
36
FULLTIME
2017-08-13T04:00:00Z
Mt Smart Stadium

Preview

Their finals hopes hung by a thread last week, so they emphatically beat the reigning premiers on their own turf. This week, the Raiders head across the ditch in a similar position, with nothing but the two competition points enough to keep their finals hopes alive.

The Warriors are reeling after a loss to the Knights last week and while the inclusion of Ryan Hoffman will give them some more stability across the park, an unchanged Raiders side beaming with confidence will be tough to stop.


Jordan Rapana’s try tally keeps on going as he and Joseph Leilua continue to prove that they’re arguably one of the league’s best outside combinations. Clay Priest continues to provide adequate back up off the bench proving they’re a well-rounded side that can do some damage when firing on all cylinders.

As for the Warriors, if you take Shaun Johnson out of any side, you’ll definitely feel the pinch however after five straight losses, the end of the 2017 season can’t come soon enough.

Typically, they’re a far better side at home than on the road (6-4 at home, 1-9 on road) which could provide a few problems for the Raiders this Sunday however if Ricky Stuart’s men are as ruthless as they were last week, they could give their points differential a bit of a boost.

Raiders by 12.

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Team Lists

Team Stats


Scoring Plays

Warriors   Raiders
3 Tries 6
2 Conversions 6
Penalty Goals
Field Goals

Attack

Warriors   Raiders
183 All Runs 159
1,812 All Run Metres 1,556
6 Line Breaks 7
16 Offloads 4

Defense

Warriors   Raiders
452 Kick Metres 578
40/20
312 Tackles 293
30 Missed Tackles 21

Discipline

Warriors   Raiders
4 Penalties Conceded 6
8 Errors 11
Sin Bin
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Player Stats


Top Kick Metres

 PlayerTOT
Aidan Sezer270
Mason Lino269
Ata Hingano177
Blake Austin176
Josh Hodgson132

Summary