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There were plenty of standout individual performances in the Raiders 28-18 win over the Eels yesterday.

Jarrod Croker and Brenko Lee were destructive for the team on the left edge, with Lee picking up four tries for the first time in his career. Croker tallied one try, three try assists, two linebreak assists, two offloads and one linebreak in another virtuoso performance. 

Josh Papalii was a key driver of the momentum shift that led to the Raiders coming back from 16-0 down. Papalii ran for 168 metres, made 28 tackles and contributed to several of the Raiders tries. 

The Raiders completed at a much better rate than the Eels, and also made seven less errors. After a sloppy start, the Raiders defence bounced back in the second-half to hold the Eels scoreless. 

Metre Eaters

1.     Josh Papalii- 168m

2.     Joey Leilua - 124m

3.     Junior Paulo - 119m

Top Tacklers

1.     Elliott Whitehead - 32

2.     Josh Papalii - 28

3.     Luke Bateman - 26

Most Creative

1.     Jarrod Croker – 3 try assists, 2 linebreak assists

2.     Joey Leilua – 1 try assist, 2 linebreak assists

3.     Jack Wighton – 1 try assist, 1 linebreak assist

Second Phase Play

1.     Jarrod Croker - 2 offloads

2.     Joe Tapine, Joey Leilua, Blake Austin, Junior Paulo, Sia Soliola – 1 offload


The Raiders registered 7 offloads, while the Eels registered 8.

Damaging Runners

1.     Brenko Lee – 3 linebreaks, 2 tackle busts

2.     Joey Leilua – 1 linebreak, 5 tackle busts

3.     Jarrod Croker, Blake Austin – 1 linebreak, 4 tackle busts

Line breaks

Both teams made 6 linebreaks.

Kick Metres

1.     Blake Austin had 6 kicks for 171 metres

2.     Aidan Sezer had 6 kicks for 170 metres

3.     Joey Leilua had 1 kick for 4 metres


Both teams had 50% possession.

Completion Rate

The Raiders completed 29 of 37 (78%) sets. The Eels completed 21 of 34 (62%) sets.


The Raiders made 5 errors, while the Eels made 13.

Line Dropouts

The Raiders had 3 dropouts, while the Eels had 1.

Missed Tackles

The Raiders missed 18 tackles, while the Eels missed 30.

Penalties Conceded

The Raiders conceded 9 penalties, while the Eels conceded 10.

*Statistics provided by ProZone Sports.

Post Match Coverage

Match Report

Press Conference

Match Highlights

Team Song

In the Sheds: Brenko Lee


Play of the Week

Around the Grounds


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.