Five Things: Raiders v Dragons
The Raiders will look to bounce back from a narrow loss to the Panthers when they play the St. George Illawarra Dragons on Thursday.
We’ve put together a list of five things we can’t wait to see as the Raiders to travel to Jubilee Oval for the first time since 2004.
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- Three points needed by Croker
Croker’s tally of six points against the Panthers has left the captain only three points short of David Furner’s club record of 1,218 points for the Raiders.
The centre has scored less than three points only once this season, which was against Parramatta in round six. With Thursday night's game on free to air TV, there's no excuse not to be watching as Croker laces up his boots and goes for the record.
- Travelling to Kogarah
The Raider’s will be playing their first game at Jubilee Oval since Round 1 2004. Winger Michael Robertson scored the match-winning try that day as Canberra prevailed in a 21-12 win. Overall the Raiders have played at the venue ten times and have won on six of those occasions.
- Rapana and Leilua
Rapana and Leilua have been terrorising defenses for fun in recent weeks. With eight tries to his name already this season, Rapana is only one try behind James Tedesco as the competition’s leading try scorer. With Tedesco confined to the sidelines with injury, it seems to only be a matter of time before Rapana takes over as leading try scorer.
Leilua has set up four tries this season and his ability to offload has enabled that. With 25 offloads to his name already, the Raiders’ right edge will be a constant threat for the Dragons. Both boys enjoyed a rest over representative weekend, and will be fresh and ready to go when kick-off comes around on Thursday.
- Fresh v Fatigued