By the numbers: Raiders v Cowboys
By the numbers is back and there's plenty to look at after the Raiders' performance over the weekend.
It was a convincing performance from the men in green as they put their foot to the pedal in the second half to cruise home 38-12 winners on Saturday night.
Possession was evenly split between the two sides at 50% each. The green machine however came out on top with a far superior completion rate at 33/38 (87%) while the Cowboys could only manage 25/35 (71%).
Despite the Cowboys having Jason Taumalolo in their side the Raiders were the better of the two teams when it came down to running metres.
The men from the nation's capital made 1531 running metres from 155 runs while the men from Townsville made 1373 metres from 154 runs.
Paul Green's troops did manage more offloads in the contest with seven compared to six however Ricky Stuart's side completed more line breaks with some strong runs as they made six compared to the visitor's two.
In defence the Cowboys were the busier of the two sides as they made 323 tackles compared to the Raiders 310. The green machine did accumulate more missed tackles than their opponents with 31 compared to 22.
The penalty count was evenly split across with eight each while the Cowboys will want to forget their error count for the night as they made 11 while the Raiders only recorded six.
Michael Oldfield was a standout for the green machine as he made a total of 199 running metres while also scoring three tries. The Tongan international also recorded two line breaks.
Jordan Rapana marked his return to the side with a phenomenal display as he grabbed two tries for himself as well as contributing with two line breaks and a total of 172 running metres.
Sam Williams put in a solid showing at five-eighth as he made three try assists in the big win.
Josh Papalii was incredible after he backed-up from Origin on Wednesday night. The Queenslander made 182 running metres with 101 of them being post-contact while contributing with 31 tackles.
Elliott Whitehead was once again a rock in defence as he made 44 tackles while his England international teammate Josh Hodgson made 40.