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.
Fullback for Raiders is number 1 Charnze Nicoll-KlokstadFullback for Roosters is number 1 James Tedesco
Winger for Raiders is number 2 Bailey SimonssonWinger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel Tupou
Centre for Raiders is number 3 Jarrod CrokerCentre for Roosters is number 3 Latrell Mitchell
Centre for Raiders is number 4 Nick CotricCentre for Roosters is number 4 Joseph Manu
Winger for Raiders is number 5 Jordan RapanaWinger for Roosters is number 5 Brett Morris
Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Jack WightonFive-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Luke Keary
Halfback for Raiders is number 7 Aidan SezerHalfback for Roosters is number 7 Cooper Cronk
Prop for Raiders is number 8 Josh PapaliiProp for Roosters is number 8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
Hooker for Raiders is number 9 Josh HodgsonHooker for Roosters is number 9 Sam Verrills
Prop for Raiders is number 10 Iosia SoliolaProp for Roosters is number 15 Zane Tetevano
2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 John Bateman2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Angus Crichton
2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Elliott Whitehead2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Mitchell Aubusson
Lock for Raiders is number 13 Joseph TapineLock for Roosters is number 13 Victor Radley
Interchange for Raiders is number 14 Siliva HaviliInterchange for Roosters is number 10 Isaac Liu
Interchange for Raiders is number 15 Dunamis LuiInterchange for Roosters is number 14 Nat Butcher
Interchange for Raiders is number 16 Corey HorsburghInterchange for Roosters is number 16 Poasa Faamausili
Interchange for Raiders is number 17 Ryan SuttonInterchange for Roosters is number 17 Sitili Tupouniua
- Referee: Ashley Klein
- Referee: Chris Sutton
- Touch Judge: Belinda Sharpe
- Touch Judge: Phil Henderson
- Video Referee: Ben Galea
- Senior Review Official: Jared Maxwell
Victor Radley 4'
Jordan Rapana 10'
Jarrod Croker 13'
Latrell Mitchell 23'
Daniel Tupou 33'
Daniel Tupou 52'
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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