By the numbers: Raiders v Bulldogs
By the numbers is back this week as we take a look at the statistics during the Raiders 32-28 win over the Bulldogs at Belmore Sports Ground.
A late try to Joey Leilua sealed the win for the Raiders after trailing 28-14 with five minutes remaining on the clock.
The green machine enjoyed the majority of possession between the two sides with 54% compared to 46%.
The completion rate between the two sides was relatively even with the Bulldogs coming out on top with 27/35 complete sets (77%). The Raiders managed 28/38 (74%).
Ricky Stuart's side made a total of 1631 running metres from 171 runs while Dean Pay's side made 1482 metres from 162 runs.
The boys from Belmore were the busier of the two sides in defence as they made 334 tackles compared to 299.
The Raiders also completed 13 offloads during the match while the Bulldogs managed six.
The visitors were damaging in attack and made a total of nine line-breaks while the home side made three.
Ricky Stuart will be hoping that his side can concede less penalties when they take on the Cowboys next week at GIO Stadium as they conceded eight overall compared to the Bulldogs six.
Jarrod Croker led by example throughout the contest of the match scoring a try and contributing with two try assists, three line-breaks whilst contributing with 135 running metres.
Blake Austin was absolutely destructive in his 15-minute spell as he conjured up 118 running metres from only seven runs. The five-eighth also contributed with a try and three line-breaks.