By the numbers: Raiders v Sharks

Here are all the stats from Saturday night's 30-12 win over the Cronulla Sharks.

It was a trip to remember in the Shire as the Green Machine were on fire! After going down ealry to a Sosaia Feki try, the Raiders took control of the match.

Possession was almost evenly split between the two with Canberra edging out Cronulla on 53% to 47%.

The home side managed to have more sets than the visitors with 38 to 32. The Raiders were more clinical with a 91% completion rate compared to the Sharks 76%.

Canberra mustered up more runs than their opponents. In total the men from the ACT had 161 runs with the ball making 1488 metres. Cronulla conjured up 140 runs with a total of 1316 metres.

The tackle count wasn't high for both sides. The Sharks reached a total of 287 with 36 missed tackles. The Raiders made 231 and only had 26 missed tackles.

It was highlighted during the week how important the battle of the forwards would be and the Green Machine certainly came out on top.

Junior Paulo was the metre eater for the match with 205 running metres. Elliott Whitehead was incredible once again as he clocked up 169 metres in toal whilst also picking up a try assist.

Whitehead's English teammate Josh Hodgson had a great game at hooker. The former Hull junior grabbed a try and an assist whilst also breaking the Sharks line.

Jordan Rapana continues to stay in contention for the NRL's leading try scorer after grabbing a first half double.

The New Zealand international is equal second with the Storm's Josh Addo-Carr on 16. They both trail Alex Johnston and Suliasi Vunivalu who sit on top with 17.