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Competition - NRL Premiership Round - Round 09 Teams - Penrith Panthers v Canberra Raiders - 30th of April 2016 Venue - Carrington Park, Bathurst, NSW, Photographer - Paul Barkley

Jarrod Croker and Joey Leilua’s stand out performances on Saturday weren’t enough to get the Raiders over the line in their one point loss to the Panthers.

Croker was damaging throughout the game, making 2 linebreaks, 1 linebreak assist, 7 tackle busts, 3 offloads and running for 181m. Leilua made 9 tackle busts to go with his 3 offloads and 2 linebreak assists. 

Elliott Whitehead continues to be a tackling machine for the Raiders, making 44 tackles in an 80 minute performance.

Metre Eaters

  1. Jarrod Croker- 181m
  2. Paul Vaughan- 153m
  3. Jack Wighton- 145m

Top Tacklers

  1. Elliot Whitehead- 44
  2. Shaun Fensom- 34
  3. Josh Hodgson- 28

Most Creative

  1. Joseph Leilua- 1 try assist, 2 linebreak assists
  2. Kurt Baptiste- 1 try assist, 2 linebreak assists
  3. Paul Vaughan, Jarrod Croker, Jack Wighton- 1 linebreak assist

Second Phase Play

  1. Jarrod Croker- 3 offloads
  2. Joseph Leilua- 3 offloads
  3. Aidan Sezer, Paul Vaughan, Josh Hodgson, Jordan Rapana, Jack Wighton - 1 offload


The Raiders registered 11 offloads, while the Panthers registered 19.

Damaging Runners

  1. Jarrod Croker- 2 linebreaks, 7 tackle busts
  2. Jordan Rapana- 1 linebreak, 5 tackle busts
  3. Jack Wighton- 1 linebreak, 3 tackle busts


The Raiders tallied 7 linebreaks in comparison with the Panthers 2.

Kick Metres

  1. Josh Hodgson had 5 kicks for 120 metres
  2. Aidan Sezer had 6 kicks for 87 metres
  3. Blake Austin had 3 kicks for 56 metres


The Raiders had 53% of possession, while the Panthers had 47%.

Completion Rate

The Raiders completed 25 of 39 sets. The Panthers completed 28 of 39 sets.


The Raiders made 13 errors, whilst the Panthers made 12.

Line Dropouts

The Raiders had 2 line drop outs, the Panthers also registered 2.

Missed Tackles

The Raiders missed 20 tackles, with the Panthers missing 39.

Penalties Conceded

The Raiders conceded 7 penalties, whilst the Panthers also conceded 7.

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.