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Josh Hodgson was at his phenomenal best on Saturday in the Raiders magical victory over the Sharks. Hodgson tallied 40 tackles, 2 try assists, 1 linebreak assist, 2 offloads, 1 linebreak, 6 tackle busts and ran for 125 metres in the Raiders 30-14 win. 

Jarrod Croker added another 14 points to his haul for the season, leaving him just 6 points behind his previous seasons best, and only 15 points behind Clinton Schifcofske's club record of 245 points in a season.

The Sharks dominated possession at 56%, but the Raiders completed at a higher rate and made considerably lower errors and missed tackles.  

Metre Eaters

1.     Jarrod Croker - 140m

2.     Josh Hodgson - 125m

3.     Jordan Rapana - 117m

Top Tacklers

1.     Josh Hodgson - 40

2.     Elliott Whitehead - 33

3.     Luke Bateman - 29

Most Creative

1.     Josh Hodgson – 2 try assists, 1 linebreak assist

2.     Jack Wighton – 1 linebreak assist

Second Phase Play

1.     Joey Leilua - 3 offloads

2.     Josh Hodgson - 2 offloads

3.     Josh Papalii, Jack Wighton, Junior Paulo – 1 offload


The Raiders registered 8 offloads, while the Sharks registered 5.

Damaging Runners

1.     Josh Hodgson – 1 linebreak, 6 tackle busts

2.     Blake Austin – 1 linebreak, 4 tackle busts

3.     Jack Wighton - 1 linebreak, 3 tackle busts

Line breaks

Both teams made 4 linebreaks.

Kick Metres

1.     Aidan Sezer had 9 kicks for 266 metres

2.     Josh Hodgson had 4 kicks for 83 metres

3.     Blake Austin had 2 kicks for 74 metres


The Raiders had 44% of possession, while the Sharks had 56%.

Completion Rate

The Raiders completed 26 of 33 (79%) sets. The Sharks completed 30 of 41 (73%) sets.


The Raiders made 8 errors, while the Sharks made 13.

Line Dropouts

The Raiders had 3 line dropouts, compared to 0 for the Sharks.

Missed Tackles

The Raiders missed 21 tackles, while the Sharks missed 36.

Penalties Conceded

The Raiders conceded 11 penalties, while the Sharks conceded 7.

*Statistics provided by ProZone Sports.

Post Match Coverage

Match Report

Match Highlights

Press Conference

Team Song


In the Sheds: Elliott Whitehead

Play of the Week: Josh Hodgson

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.