The Canberra Raiders Jersey Flegg team are back in the winners circle a hard fought 22-4 win over the South Sydney Rabbitohs at McDonald’s Park in Wagga Wagga.
It was an impressive performance by the team, scoring four tries and holding the Rabbitohs to just one four-pointer.
The Rabbitohs were the first team on the scoreboard after 15 minutes, with Jye Gray darting through the Raiders defence to score.
The Raiders hit back in the 25th minute with Livai Kaloutolu busting through several Rabbitohs defenders to score in the corner.
A great run from Ethan Strange in the next set gave the Raiders good field position off the back of points. The ball went through the hands later in the set for Regan Carr to score.
Noah Ryan’s conversion was successful, giving the Raiders a 10-4 lead after 28 minutes.
An injury to a Souths player late in the half saw play stop for a significant amount of time, with the half-time score remaining 10-4 after play resumed.
The Raiders were first on the scoreboard in the second half, with second rower Josh Billing powering his way through to the try-line to extend the Raiders lead to 14-4.
The Raiders further extended their lead in the 50th minute, when Carr scored his second of the match after back-to-back sets in attack, giving the Raiders a 18-4 lead.
Kaloutolu scored his second try of the day with just two minutes to go, bringing the final score to 22-4.