It wasn’t the desired result for Canberra Raiders but we delve deeper into the performance as we look at the statistics from Sunday night’s performance.
The Raiders enjoyed 54% of possession and ran gain 1485 meters – 114 more than the Knights managed. Jack Wighton made the most meters in the match for both sides, amassing 199 meters with the ball in hand.
The side’s completion rate was up 17% from Round 1, as the Raiders completed 32 of their 37 sets for an 86% completion rate. The Knights enjoyed a similar completion rate as they completed 84% of their sets.
Sam Williams and Blake Austin made seven kicks apiece while the ball was in play, as the Raiders made 409 kicking meters to Newcastle’s 393.
In defence, the Raiders were led by Luke Bateman who made 43 of the team’s 275 tackles. The side missed 21 tackles through the game which was 11 less than the Newcastle Knights’ 32.
Throughout the match, the Raiders made six errors compared to Newcastle’s eight and gave away seven penalties to Newcastle’s 12.