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Jack Wighton  : Digital Image by Charles Knight copyright © NRLphotos. NRL Rugby League, North Queensland Cowboys v Canberra Raiders at 1300 Stadium, Townsville, August 1st, 2015.

Metre Eaters:

1. Jack Wighton 176 metres 

2. Josh Papalii 124 metres

3. Shaun Fensom 108 metres

Top Tacklers:

1. Shaun Fensom 54 tackles

2. Shannon Boyd 37 tackles

3. Kurt Baptiste 30 tackles

Most Creative:

1. Jack Wighton 2 try assists and 3 line break assists

2. Sia Soliola 1 try assist and 1 line break assist

Second Phase Play:

1. David Shillington and Josh Papalii 2 offloads

2. Jordan Rapana, Frank-Paul Nuuausala, Josh Hodgson and Paul Vaughan 1 offload


In total, the Raiders registered 8 offloads whilst the Cowboys got the ball away on 6 occaisions.

Damaging Runners:

1. Josh Papalii 1 line break and 5 tackle busts

2. Jack Wighton 1 line break and 4 tackle busts

3. Jarrod Croker 1 line break and 2 tackle busts

Line Breaks:

Both sides registered 6 line breaks.

Kick Metres:

1. Sam Williams 13 kicks for 304 metres

2. Blake Austin 4 kicks for 115 metres

3. Josh Hodgson 2 kicks for 91 metres, including 1 40/20

Possession Rate:

The Cowboys enjoyed 58% of possession.

Completion Rate:

The Raiders completed 29 out of 37 sets for a completion rate of 78.4%, whilst the Cowboys had a completion rate of 68.4% (26/38).


The Raiders registered 8 errors whilst the Cowboys registered 12.

Line Drop Outs:

The Raiders were forced to perform 4 line drop outs, whilst the Cowboys were forced into two line drop outs.

Missed Tackles:

The Raiders missed 18 tackles, whilst the Cowboys missed 20.

Penalties Conceded:

The Raiders conceded 8 penalties, whilst the Cowboys conceded 7.


Edrick Lee was placed on report for a trip on Cowboys centre Justin O’Neil and Blake Austin was placed on report for a lifting tackle on Gavin Cooper.

*Statistics provided by ProZone Sports.

Acknowledgement of Country

Canberra Raiders respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.