The Raiders are starting to find their groove after they put together back-to-back wins for the first time this season in a thumping 42-16 victory over the Titans.
Gaining a lot of confidence from beating the Eels the week prior, the Raiders brought that momentum up to the Gold Coast as they put on a clinical display against the Titans.
The Raiders dominated the Titans in the first half, running in five tries after a hat-trick from Rapana and completing just fewer than 90% of their sets. The Titans did themselves no favours against the near-perfect Raiders attack, missing 54 tackles over the course of the match, allowing the Raiders to run away with the win.
See five key stats from the match in the graphic below.
Jordan Rapana was without a doubt the star for the Raiders on the weekend. Rapana crossed for three early tries, setting the tone for the rest of the match. The Kiwi international also topped the running metres for the Raiders with 234 metres from 20 runs and broke free of the Titans defensive line three times.
Joey Leilua didn’t let his partner in crime steal all the thunder from his 150th NRL match, scoring one try of his own before setting up another two and running for 142 metres off 19 runs.
The Raiders big men also stood out, with Shannon Boyd and Junior Paulo combining for 352 running metres and Paulo even managing to notch up one try assist.
In his 50th NRL match, Adam Clydsdale had limited minutes on the field but made the most of his time out on the paddock. Clydsdale collected 11 tackles in just 15 minutes of play and also ran twice for 12 metres.