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By the numbers: Raiders v Storm

By the numbers is back again after the green machine went down 44-10 in Melbourne to the Storm.

Heading into the game the Raiders lost Michael Oldfield to injury after the versatile back was injured in the green machine's last match to the Cronulla Sharks.

The Storm had most of the football in hand as they gathered 57% of the possession. Melbourne also had an 84% completion rate at 36/43 completed sets while the Raiders completed 22/31 (71%).

The Victorian side made a total of 1197 running metres from 157 runs while the men from the ACT made a total of 996 metres from 136 runs.

In attack Ricky Stuart's men completed more offloads compared to their counterparts with a total of seven compared to five.

Bellamy's side had the edge over the Raiders in the line breaks count as they made five compared to their opponents four.

The green machine was the busier of the two sides in defence with a total of 287 tackles while Melbourne made 272. Unfortunately for the Raiders they accumulated a total of 39 missed tackles while the home side managed 24.

Canberra will be frustrated with themselves for conceding a total of 14 penalties while Melbourne only conceded four. Stuart's side will also look to fix the amount of errors on the training field this week as they made 14 whilst Melbourne conjured up 10.

Individual Stats

Nick Cotric who slotted in at fullback at the last minute for the Raiders made a total of 170 running metres with the ball in hand. Jordan Rapana was next best with 105 metres.

Elliott Whitehead was busy in defence as he made a total of 36 tackles. Joseph Tapine was next on 32 while Josh Hodgson made 31.

Josh Papalii was destructive on the attack as he made a total of 43 post contact metres.

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.