The Canberra Raiders recorded their third shutout of the season as they held the Wests Tigers scoreless in a 28-0 win at Bankwest Stadium on Friday night.
The green machine had most of the football in hand as they recorded 52% of the possession.
In attack, the Raiders completed 35/42 sets for a completion rate of 83% while the Tigers completed 29/40 of their sets for a rate of 72%.
The home side recorded a total of 1380 running metres from 178 runs while the visitors ran for 1873 metres from 194 runs.
Maguire’s troops made seven offloads and one line break while Stuart’s side conjured up three offloads and three linebreaks.
The joint venture side was by far the busier of the two sides in defence as they made 437 tackles with only 21 missed. Canberra, on the other hand, made 338 tackles with 26 missed tackles.
The Raiders conceded a total of six penalties and made 10 errors while the Tigers only conceded three penalties whilst making 13 errors.
Bailey Simonsson was the main metre eater for the green machine on Friday night as the Kiwi recorded a total of 195 running metres with 56 post contact metres. Josh Papalii was enormous as he put in a 40 minute shift after playing in Wednesday night’s State of Origin match. The Queensland front-rower made a total of 179 running metres with 58 post contact metres.
Ryan Sutton posted some impressive figures as the Englishmen made 163 running metres with a total of 46 tackles.
Jack Wighton who also backed up from State of Origin posted five tackle breaks. Jarrod Croker was the next best on four.
After Ryan Sutton’s 46 tackle effort, Siliva Havili and Elliott Whitehead completed the most tackles with 36 and 35 respectively.