It was a tough afternoon for the Canberra Raiders at Lottoland on Sunday afternoon as they fell 24-20 to a determined Manly Sea Eagles outfit.
The home side edged out the visitors in possession as they accumulated 51%.
The Sea Eagles completed 34/40 of their sets to give them and 85% completion rate. The Raiders completed 27/33 of their sets to register an 82% rate.
Des Hasler’s troops combined for a total of 1732 running metres from 196 runs while Ricky Stuart’s side mustered up 1557 metres from 156 runs.
In total, the Sea Eagles conjured up 15 offloads while the Raiders only managed six. The Northern Beaches outfit also completed seven line breaks while the side from the nation’s capital could only make four.
In defence, the green machine was by far the busier of the two sides as they completed 356 tackles with a total of 51 missed tackles. The Silvertails completed 281 while only making 24 missed tackles.
The Raiders will be working hard on improving their discipline this week when they return to the training paddock this week as they conceded a total of 13 penalties compared to the Sea Eagle’s five. Canberra also made a total of nine errors while Manly only made six.
Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad continues to impress for the Raiders in 2019 after he made a total of 166 running metres which the most out of any Canberra player. Nick Cotric was next on 154 followed by Jarrod Croker on 152.
Nick Cotric added to his running metres tally by also completing seven tackle breaks. The young winger also registered 39 post contact metres.
Josh Hodgson led the way for the Raiders in the tackle count as he made a total of 44 which was the most from any team. Jack Murchie and Ryan Sutton were the next best with 34.