By the numbers: Raiders v Warriors
We've crunched the numbers after our round 23 victory over the Warriors in Auckland on Sunday afternoon.
The green machine ran in six tries with Jarrod Croker not only notching up his 106th try to take him to 2nd on the Raiders try scoring list but also having a field day with the boot, converting all of the Raiders tries.
Surprisngly, the Warriors enjoyed the majority of the possession with 52% for the afternoon whilst having a total of 37 sets, completing 31 to give them a completion rate of 84%.
The Raiders have vastly improved their rate over the past few weeks, posting 91% against the Sharks in the previous round. Canberra also had 37 sets this week but could only complete 29 to give them a rate of 78%.
With a total of 183 runs the Warriors conjured up six line breaks and a whopping 16 offloads. The Raiders had a total of 159 runs with seven line breaks and just four offloads.
The home side slightly edged out their opponents in the tackle count with 312 compared to Canberra's 293. The concerning statistic for Stephen Kearney's side will be the missed tackles as the Warriors made 30 compared to the Raiders 21.
Nick Cotric has once again put in another outstanding performance for the green machine. The Canberra local junior notched up two line breaks, two tries and a try assist.
Cotric's partner in crime Jarrod Croker was also immense in the Raiders victory with two line breaks, one try and one assist to cap off a fine performance.
Blake Austin's solid form in the halves continues as he also contributed to the win with a line break, one try and one assist.
Elliot Whitehead's stunning form at ock shouldn't be ignored as the English international put in another 80 minute performance grabbing a try assist in the process.