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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

Match Officials

  • Referee: Ashley Klein
  • Referee: Chris Sutton
  • Touch Judge: Belinda Sharpe
  • Touch Judge: Phil Henderson
  • Video Referee: Ben Galea
  • Senior Review Official: Jared Maxwell

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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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