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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


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%.


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

CLICK HERE to see Jordan Rapana's magical flick pass as play of the week. 

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.