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By the numbers: Raiders v Rabbitohs

It was a tough afternoon for the Raiders on the Central Coast as they were defeated by the Rabbitohs 42-22 on Saturday.

The home side were fired up from the start and scored two tries in the first ten minutes which laid the foundations for their victory.

Overall, possession was relatively even with South Sydney having most of the ball at 53%.

Raiders coach Ricky Stuart won't be pleased with the completion rate from his side as they could only muster up 24/35 completions (69%).

The Rabbitohs were more effective with the ball and had 33/39 completions (85%).

Rd 7 Highlights: Raiders v Rabbitohs

South Sydney managed to run for more meters with the ball in hand as they clocked up a total of 1622m from 150 runs. Canberra completed a total of 1295m from 143 runs.

Both sides completed a decent number of offloads throughout the contest with Souths coming out on top with 16 to the green machine's 13.

Anthony Seibold's troops also completed more line breaks with seven in total compared to the Raiders four.

Rd 7 Press Conference

In defence, the Raiders and Rabbitohs were very similar in the total tackle count as the home side conjured up 266 tackles in total with the Raiders just behind on 263.

Luke Bateman completed the most amount of tackles from any Raiders player with 27. Elliott Whitehead was next with 26 while Siliva Havili and Sia Soliola were next with 24 each.

Jack Wighton was again very impressive and put on three try assists during the game.

Unfortunately for Canberra they managed to make a total of 42 missed tackles while South Sydney only had 29.

The penalty count also didn't go against the Raiders as they conceded 14 compared to Souths 12.

The green machine will want to work on putting things right during the week as they made 13 errors in total while the Rabbitohs made eight.

Acknowledgement of Country

Canberra Raiders respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.