Competition - NRL  Premiership

Teams - Bulldogs v Canberra Raiders

Date – 4th or April 2016

Venue – Belmore Sports Ground, Sydney, NSW

Photographer – Grant Trouville

Description -

Jack Wighton proved to be lethal in attack as the Raiders returned to the winners circle in Round 5, running for 179 metres and registering a try, try assist and a linebreak assist.

A mainstay in the metre eaters category, Jordan Rapana’s 158 metre effort saw him bust through six tackles throughout the course of the match.

Metre Eaters:

  1. Jack Wighton – 179m
  2. Jordan Rapana – 158m
  3. Frank-Paul Nuuausala – 140m

Top Tacklers:

  1. Shaun Fensom – 51
  2. Josh Hodgson – 47
  3. Elliott Whitehead – 33

Most Creative:

  1. Jack Wighton – 1 try assist, 1 linebreak assist
  2. Josh Hodgson – 1 try assist
  3. Josh Papalii – 1 try assist

Second Phase Play:

  1. Jarrod Croker – 1 offload
  2. Joseph Leilua – 1 offload
  3. Blake Austin – 1 offload
  4. Josh Hodgson – 1 offload

Offloads:

In total, the Raiders registered 4 offloads, whilst the Bulldogs had 14.

Damaging Runners:

  1. Jarrod Croker – 1 linebreak, 5 tackle busts
  2. Josh Papalii – 1 linebreak, 2 tackle busts
  3. Jordan Rapana – 6 tackle busts

Line Breaks:

The two sides split the honours in this category, registering two apiece.

Kick Metres:

  1. Aidan Sezer had 12 kicks for 326 metres
  2. Blake Austin had 3 kicks for 70 metres
  3. Edrick Lee had 1 kick for 29 metres

Possession Rate:

Both sides had an even share of the football, with both sides having 50% of possession.

Completion Rate:

The Raiders completed 32/42 sets with a completion rate of 76.2%. This bettered the Bulldogs, who completed 26/37 sets with a completion rate of 70.3%.

Errors:

Both sides registered 12 errors.

Line Dropouts:

The Raiders had 2 line dropouts, with the Bulldogs registering 1.

Missed Tackles:

The Raiders missed 13 tackles, whilst the Bulldogs missed 27 tackles.

Penalties Conceded:

The Raiders conceded 7 penalties, whilst the Bulldogs conceded 9.

*Statistics provided by ProZone Sports

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