The Raiders were able to stop the Panthers seven-game winning streak with a 30-18 victory on Sunday afternoon at Panthers Stadium.
In Sia Soliola’s 100th match for the lime green jersey, Canberra had six different try scorers and proved defensively strong throughout the game.
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Both teams managed to split the possession rate with 50%. However, the Green Machine completed 32 of their 38 sets for a completion rate of 84%. On the other hand, the Panthers finished the game having completed 30 of their 40 sets with a completion rate of 75%.
The home side controlled the running game with a total of 1545 metres from 181 runs, while Canberra finished with a total of 1390 metres from 148 runs.
In attack, Canberra completed eight offloads and five line breaks while their opponents managed a total of seven offloads and three line breaks.
In defence, the Raiders were the busier side as they made a total of 330 tackles compared to the Panthers 313. Penrith had more missed tackles with 38, compared to Canberra’s 24.
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John Bateman had a dominating individual performance on the weekend, the English-international led the way both in defence and attack, whilst also bagging a try in the win.
In 13 runs, Bateman had the most amount of run metres for the Green Machine with 165, while also having 69 post contact metres.
In defence, Bateman led the Raiders with a total of 42 tackles, with Josh Hodgson not far behind with 39 tackles.
Aidan Sezer also proved crucial in the Raiders victory, he ended the game with six tackle breaks and also made 23 tackles while only missing one.