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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. 

Metre Eaters

  1. Jordan Rapana - 216m
  2. Joey Leilua - 163m
  3. Jack Wighton - 130m

Top Tacklers

  1. Elliot Whitehead - 34
  2. Josh Hodgson - 33
  3. Joseph Tapine - 27

Most Creative

  1. Jack Wighton – 2 try assists, 3 linebreak assists
  2. Joey Leilua – 1 try assist, 2 linebreak assists
  3. Josh Papalii, Aidan Sezer – 1 try assist

Second Phase Play

  1. Joey Leilua - 5 offloads
  2. Jack Wighton, Brenko Lee, Jordan Rapana, Josh Hodgson, Joseph Tapine – 1 offload


The Raiders registered 10 offloads, while Manly registered 9.

Damaging Runners

  1. Josh Papalii – 2 linebreaks, 2 tackle busts
  2. Brenko Lee – 2 linebreaks, 1 tackle bust
  3. Josh Hodgson – 1 linebreak, 3 tackle busts

Line breaks

The Raiders tallied 6 linebreaks in comparison to Manly’s 4.

Kick Metres

  1. Aidan Sezer had 10 kicks for 245 metres
  2. Josh Hodgson had 2 kicks for 69 metres
  3. Jack Wighton had 1 kick for 0 metres


The Raiders had 51% of possession, while Manly had 49%.

Completion Rate

The Raiders completed 27 of 37 sets. Manly completed 28 of 34 sets.


The Raiders made 9 errors, while Manly made 6.

Line Dropouts

The Raiders had 1 line dropout, while Manly registered 2.

Missed Tackles

The Raiders missed 27 tackles, while Manly missed 34.

Penalties Conceded

The Raiders conceded 7 penalties, while Manly conceded 10.

*Statistics provided by ProZone Sports.


Team Song

Match Report

Press Conference 

Match Highlights

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.