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NSW Cup and Jersey Flegg Round Five Wrap

The NSW Cup and Jersey Flegg teams both suffered losses over the weekend as they continue their venture for the top spot after round five.

In what was a tough away trip for the Raiders, both teams gave it their all, but strong Panthers outfits prevailed to come away with the two points each.


A double from Semi Valemei wasn’t enough to secure the win over the Panthers as they fell to a 24-16 loss in Penrith.

It was their defence that let the Raiders down, with 47 missed tackles and 19 ineffective tackles that let the Panthers gain a grasp on the game.

After going into half-time 16-6 down, the Raiders scored the final two tries in the 67th and 70th minute, but it was too little too late for the Green Machine.

A penalty goal from the Panthers in the 75th minute hindered the Raiders chances of a late try to tie the game.

The loss drops the Raiders down one place on the ladder from sixth to seventh, as they take on tenth-placed Roosters next weekend at Raiders Belconnen, Canberra.

The Raiders will be primed to bounce back against the Roosters in front of their home crowd at 2:45 pm Friday, April 7.

Jersey Flegg Cup

The Jersey Flegg team endured a 28-6 loss to the Panthers over the weekend in an arduous match in Penrith on Saturday.

The Raiders had limited possession across the eighty minutes as a result of 13 errors that gifted the Panthers chances to score.

A try in the second half to Livai Kaloutolu that was successfully converted by Reagan Carr put the Raiders on the board but the score difference was too large to overcome in the time remaining.

Completing at 60 percent against the Panthers, the Raiders put themselves under pressure from the Panthers, scoring six tries in the game.

All eyes will be focused on next weekend as they take on the Storm who also have one win to their name from the opening five rounds, with Raiders still yet to have their bye round.

Depending on results from other games, a victory against the Storm could bump them up to ninth on the table.


Acknowledgement of Country

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