By the numbers: Raiders v Tigers

By the numbers is back this week after the Raiders went down to the Tigers at GIO Stadium yesterday afternoon.

The Raiders went behind early in the contest and despite a late fightback the Tigers defence held firm to see out the win.

Overall the Raiders had most of possession with 53% compared to 47%.

The green machine managed to complete 32/38 of their sets (84%) while the Tigers managed 31/38 (82%).

Canberra's second half dominance saw the home side take a lot of possession and overall, they accumulated 185 runs for 1620 metres while Wests made 1508 metres from 151 runs.

Ricky Stuart's troops completed an impressive 13 offloads with the ball while Cleary's side made six.
The visitors did make more line-breaks with 10 compared to the Raider's six.

The Tigers were busy in defence and finished the contest with 348 tackles while the Raiders finished on 292.

Overall the Raiders only missed 36 tackles while the visitors missed 50.

The home side kept their composure for most of the match as they only conceded five errors while the visitors conceded eight.

Individual stats

Josh Papalii and Joseph Tapine were immense for the Raiders putting in some impressive numbers.

Papalii made a total of 172 running metres, 64 post contact metres, one-line break, one try and 38 tackles.

Tapine finished the contest with 152 metres, two tries, three line-breaks, three offloads and 29 tackles.

Jordan Rapana was the main metre eater for the Raiders as he just edged Josh Papalii with 173 running metres. Josh Hodgson made the most tackles with 44.