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Competition -  NRL Premiership.
Round - Round 26
Date  -   September 4th 2016.
Teams - Wests Tigers v Canberra Raiders.
at - AAMI Park Melbourne.
Pic - Grant Trouville © NRL Photos.

Josh Hodgson was at his brilliant best in the Raiders 52-10 victory over the Wests Tigers yesterday. 

Hodgson killed off the Tigers slim finals chances in the first half, setting up two tries and scoring one himself. Hodgson also made one linebreak assist and had three kicks for 98 metres.

The duo of Joey Leilua and Jordan Rapana created plenty of havoc on the Raiders right edge, including Leilua setting up one of the tries of the season. Rapana ran for over 200 metres and scored two tries, while Leilua made five offloads and assisted two linebreaks. 

The Raiders dominated possession - 57% to 43% - and also made six less errors than the Tigers. The errors cost the Tigers dearly, as they completed at just 59%. 

Metre Eaters

1.     Jordan Rapana - 206m

2.     Jack Wighton - 164m

3.     Joey Leilua - 154m

Top Tacklers

1.     Elliott Whitehead - 34

2.     Josh Hodgson - 24

3.     Sia Soliola - 21

Most Creative

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

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

3.     Sia Soliola, Elliott Whitehead, Sam Williams – 1 try assist

Second Phase Play

1.     Joey Leilua - 5 offloads

2.     Josh Papalii – 2 offloads

3.     Joe Tapine, Jack Wighton, Edrick Lee, Aidan Sezer – 1 offload


The Raiders registered 11 offloads, while the Tigers registered 6.

Damaging Runners

1.     Jordan Rapana – 3 linebreaks, 6 tackle busts

2.     Josh Papalii– 2 linebreak, 4 tackle busts

3.     Kurt Baptiste – 1 linebreak, 2 tackle busts

Line breaks

The Raiders made 11 linebreaks, while the Tigers made 4.

Kick Metres

1.     Sam Williams had 4 kicks for 117 metres

2.     Aidan Sezer had 5 kicks for 116 metres

3.     Josh Hodgson had 3 kicks for 98 metres


The Raiders had 57% possession, while the Tigers had 43%.

Completion Rate

The Raiders completed 29 of 36 (81%) sets. The Tigers completed 19 of 32 (59%) sets.


The Raiders made 8 errors, while the Tigers made 14.

Line Dropouts

Both sides had 0 line drop outs.

Missed Tackles

The Raiders missed 13 tackles, while the Tigers missed 36.

Penalties Conceded

The Raiders conceded 11 penalties, while the Tigers conceded 6.

*Statistics provided by ProZone Sports.

Post Match Coverage

Match Report

Match Highlights

Finals Info

Press Conference

Team Song

In the Sheds: Joey Leilua


Play of the Week

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.