The Raiders have started their 2017 Auckland Nines Campaign with a last minute 15-12 win over South Sydney.

The Raiders opened the scoring with a bonus xone try to Brent Naden, who showed some fleet footwork to work his way under the posts to score. 

A try to Cody Walker just before halftime levelled the scores and the two teams entered the break locked at 7-7. 

Souths opened the scoring in the second half when they scored the bonus zone try to Zane Musgrove, but the Raiders hit back soon after when Jordan Turner crossed for his first try with his new club. 

With the time ticking down it looked as if Souths would hold on for the win, but a last minute try to Scott Sorensen gave the Raiders a 15-11 victory and a win in their opening match of this years Nines.