The Canberra Raiders won their first home game of the 2019 season after defeating the Knights 17-10 at GIO Stadium.
In a game dominated by unpredictable weather, the Raiders enjoyed 56% possession as well as completing 28 out of their 41 sets for a 68% completion rate.
The team accrued a whopping 1,759 run metres from 184 runs, 400 more metres than the Knights who finished with 1,356.
In a match controlled by the home side, the Raiders were able to make more than double the Knights when it came to tackle breaks, with Canberra busting out of 51 compared to Newcastle’s 23.
The Raiders made less tackles than the Knights, however they finished the match off with a tackle completion rate of 90.5%, compared to the Knights 84.2% from 368 tackles.
When it came to passing, the Knights were able to complete 50 more than the Green Machine, however the home side completed 5 more offloads.
Canberra conceded nine penalties throughout the 80 minutes compared to Newcastle’s six.
Jordon Rapana returned for his second game back from injury and was able to muster up the most run metres from the game with 185.
Both fullback Charnze Nicoll-Kolkstad and forward John Bateman conjured up the most tackle breaks, with nine each, whilst Bateman lead the tackle count for the Raiders with 41.
The kicking duties were shared between the halves and hooker Josh Hodgson, with Sam Williams leading the way with 213 kicking metres and the only forced drop out of the match.