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Last Time We Met at GIO Stadium

The Last Time We Met the Canberra Raiders at GIO Stadium was on a Sunday afternoon in front of a hostile crowd in enemy territory.

Last Time We Met At GIO Stadium

In what was a blockbuster top four battle, the Roosters were first and fast off the blocks when they opened the scoring through Victor Radley with a try that was beautifully set up by James Tedesco.

The Raiders hit back hard though, scoring back-to-back tries through Jordan Rapana and Jarrod Croker to give the Raiders an early lead. 

It only took the Roosters ten minutes to re-compose and earn the momentum back when Latrell Mitchell capitalised on a dropped ball from Raiders fullback Charnze Niccol-Klokstad. 

Daniel Tupou scored the next two tries on the back of brilliant respective set-ups from Luke Keary and Tedesco to give the Roosters the lead. 

Elliott Whitehead made it a four point game after he desperately chased down an in-goal grubber from Josh Hodgson to set up a nail-biting finale. 

There were a number of impressive defensive efforts from the Roosters in the back-end, but none were more dominant than Joseph Manu's brilliant tackle on Jarrod Croker that saw him forced into touch.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Raiders is number 1 Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
    Fullback for Roosters is number 1 James Tedesco
  • Winger for Raiders is number 2 Bailey Simonsson
    Winger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel Tupou
  • Centre for Raiders is number 3 Jarrod Croker
    Centre for Roosters is number 3 Latrell Mitchell
  • Centre for Raiders is number 4 Nick Cotric
    Centre for Roosters is number 4 Joseph Manu
  • Winger for Raiders is number 5 Jordan Rapana
    Winger for Roosters is number 5 Brett Morris
  • Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Jack Wighton
    Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Luke Keary
  • Halfback for Raiders is number 7 Aidan Sezer
    Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Cooper Cronk

Forwards

  • Prop for Raiders is number 8 Josh Papalii
    Prop for Roosters is number 8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
  • Hooker for Raiders is number 9 Josh Hodgson
    Hooker for Roosters is number 9 Sam Verrills
  • Prop for Raiders is number 10 Iosia Soliola
    Prop for Roosters is number 15 Zane Tetevano
  • 2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 John Bateman
    2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Angus Crichton
  • 2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Elliott Whitehead
    2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Mitchell Aubusson
  • Lock for Raiders is number 13 Joseph Tapine
    Lock for Roosters is number 13 Victor Radley

Interchange

  • Interchange for Raiders is number 14 Siliva Havili
    Interchange for Roosters is number 10 Isaac Liu
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 15 Dunamis Lui
    Interchange for Roosters is number 14 Nat Butcher
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 16 Corey Horsburgh
    Interchange for Roosters is number 16 Poasa Faamausili
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 17 Ryan Sutton
    Interchange for Roosters is number 17 Sitili Tupouniua

TRIES
Victor Radley 4'
Jordan Rapana 10'
Jarrod Croker 13'
Latrell Mitchell 23'
Daniel Tupou 33'
Daniel Tupou 52'

CONVERSIONS
Jarrod Croker 3/3
Latrell Mitchell 3/4

FAN MAN OF THE MATCH | JAMES TEDESCO

KEY STATS: 2 try assists, 1 line break, 205 running metres

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