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Competition - NRL
Round - Round 02
Teams – Raiders v Roosters
Date – 12th of March 2016
Venue – GIO Stadium, Canberra ACT
Photographer – Mark Nolan
Description –

Sia Soliola was dominant in the Raiders’ Round 2 win over the Roosters, running for 134 metres and making 44 tackles in his 79 minutes on the field. The backline was lethal throughout the contest, combining for thirteen tackle busts in the thrilling victory.

Here are all the numbers from the Raiders’ 21-20 win over the Sydney Roosters at GIO Stadium on the weekend.

Metre Eaters:

1. Paul Vaughan 168 metres 

2. Jeff Lima 144 metres

3. Sia Soliola 134 metres

Top Tacklers:

1. Sia Soliola 44 tackles

2. Elliott Whitehead 44 tackles

3. Shannon Boyd 35 tackles

Most Creative:

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

2. Kurt Baptiste 1 try assist and 1 line break assist

3. Jarrod Croker, Joseph Leilua 1 try assist

Second Phase Play:

1. Josh Papalii 4 offloads

2. Joseph Leilua 3 offloads

3. Jarrod Croker, Sam Williams, Josh Hodgson, Elliot Whitehead, Sia Soliola 1 offload


In total, the Raiders registered twelve offloads whilst the Roosters had 6.

Damaging Runners:

1. Jordan Rapana 1 line break and 5 tackle busts

2. Josh Papalii 1 line break and 5 tackle busts

3. Jarrod Croker 1 line break and 3 tackle busts

4. Sia Soliola 1 line break and 2 tackle busts

5. Josh Hodgson 1 line break and 1 tackle bust

6. Paul Vaughan 7 tackle busts

7. Joseph Leilua 3 tackle busts

8. Jack Wighton, Edrick Lee 1 tackle bust

Line Breaks:

In total, the Raiders made five line breaks whilst the Roosters had four.

Kick Metres:

1. Sam Williams had 6 kicks for 122 metres

2. Josh Hodgson 3 kicks for 78 metres

3. Lachlan Croker 1 kick for 30 metres

Possession Rate:

The Raiders had 43% of possession compared to the Roosters 57%.

Completion Rate:

The Raiders completed 22 out of 39 sets for a completion rate of 56.4%, whilst the Roosters had a completion rate of 72.5% (29/40).


The Raiders registered fifteen errors whilst the Roosters had eight.

Line Drop Outs:

The Raiders registered four dropouts whilst the Roosters had two.

Missed Tackles:

The Raiders missed 26 tackles, whilst the Roosters missed 28.

Penalties Conceded:

The Raiders conceded nine penalties whilst the Roosters conceded 8. 

*Statistics provided by ProZone Sports.

CLICK HERE to see the play of the week from round two! 

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.