By the numbers: Raiders v Sea Eagles
The Raiders succumbed to a Daly Cherry-Evans field goal in golden point at Lottoland on Sunday afternoon. Here is this weeks by the numbers.
Coming off the back of two straight wins for the Green Machine, they faced a Manly side basking in fantastic form.
Whilst possession was almost evenly shared, the completion rate doesn't make for good viewing with the Sea Eagles outdoing the Raiders 85% to 62%.
However the Green Machine were superior to their opposition when it came to missed tackles. Canberra only ammassed 27 while Manly collected a total of 47.
After losing Shannon Boyd and Dunamis Lui to injury early on in the match the Green Machine faced a difficult task against a Manly side who were comig into the match fresh from the bye in their previous round.
Josh Papalii who was backing up from State of Origin mid-week put in a tremendous 80 minute shift for the Raiders whilst Junior Paulo played 72 minutes clocking up 161 running metres and making 22 tackles.
Jordan Rapana was at his best as he collected a total of 243 running metres for the entire match which included three line breaks, one try assist and two tries.
Elliot Whitehead and Sia Soliola led the tackle count for the Raiders with 43 and 40 tackles respectively.