Jack Wighton was back to his best on Friday night, scoring a wonderful try, setting up another two, making three linebreak assists and bringing the GIO Stadium crowd to their feet with a desperate try-saving tackle.
Junior Paulo was strong in his debut game in green, running for 128m and making 15 tackles in a 48 minute stint. Paulo also busted a game-high six tackles and found himself on highlight reels around the country for a destructive hit on Jamie Buhreh.
- Jordan Rapana - 216m
- Joey Leilua - 163m
- Jack Wighton - 130m
- Elliot Whitehead - 34
- Josh Hodgson - 33
- Joseph Tapine - 27
- Jack Wighton – 2 try assists, 3 linebreak assists
- Joey Leilua – 1 try assist, 2 linebreak assists
- Josh Papalii, Aidan Sezer – 1 try assist
Second Phase Play
- Joey Leilua - 5 offloads
- Jack Wighton, Brenko Lee, Jordan Rapana, Josh Hodgson, Joseph Tapine – 1 offload
The Raiders registered 10 offloads, while Manly registered 9.
- Josh Papalii – 2 linebreaks, 2 tackle busts
- Brenko Lee – 2 linebreaks, 1 tackle bust
- Josh Hodgson – 1 linebreak, 3 tackle busts
The Raiders tallied 6 linebreaks in comparison to Manly’s 4.
- Aidan Sezer had 10 kicks for 245 metres
- Josh Hodgson had 2 kicks for 69 metres
- Jack Wighton had 1 kick for 0 metres
The Raiders had 51% of possession, while Manly had 49%.
The Raiders completed 27 of 37 sets. Manly completed 28 of 34 sets.
The Raiders made 9 errors, while Manly made 6.
The Raiders had 1 line dropout, while Manly registered 2.
The Raiders missed 27 tackles, while Manly missed 34.
The Raiders conceded 7 penalties, while Manly conceded 10.
*Statistics provided by ProZone Sports.
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