By the numbers: Raiders v Warriors
We’ve compiled all the numbers for the Raiders round 3 NRL match against the New Zealand Warriors on Saturday afternoon.
The green machine suffered heartbreak again as two late field goals from Shaun Johnson gave the visitors the win in the nation’s capital.
The Raiders and Warriors were almost evenly split when it came to ‘all runs’ with the home side managing 172 compared to New Zealand’s 177. The visitors did however manage to clock up more running metres as they amassed 1,732 compared to the green machine’s 1,631.
Unsurprisingly, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck was the most devasting in attack for the Warriors as he clocked up a total of 198 running metres. Joey Leilua was the best for the Raiders with 147.
A positive for the green machine was the display of Nick Cotric who made two line breaks in total which contributed to the Raiders six for the match. The Warriors could only manage four for the match.
The Raiders were completely dominant when it came to tackle breaks as they made a total of 45. The Warriors could only total 23.
The Warriors did manage to complete more offloads than the Raiders with a total of 17 compared to the Raiders nine.
A fairly even contest between both sides when it came to the kicking game. Both managed to complete 13 kicks in total with the Raiders edging their opponents on kicking metres with 325 compared to the Warriors 311. Both teams managed one forced drop out during the game with Sam Williams effort in the first half counting for the green machine. The Raiders recorded an 83% kick defusal as the Warriors managed 75%.
Overall the Raiders made 280 tackles compared to the Warriors 321. The Raiders did well to only make 23 missed tackles while the Warriors had a concerning 45. Coach Ricky Stuart won’t be pleased with the number of ineffective tackles that were made by the green machine as they tallied 30 compared to the Warriors 14.
The green machine made a total of nine errors over the course of the match while the men from New Zealand made one more with 10. Both sides conceded 10 penalties whilst the Warriors had Adam Blair sin-binned early in the first half.