The Last Time We Met the Canberra Raiders marked a number of special occasions for the Sydney Roosters, but none more important than a win in the nation's capital.
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Not only was Josh Morris celebrating his 300th NRL game, but the Roosters were also set to welcome back Sonny Bill Williams for his first Club appearance since 2014.
Luke Keary looked to impress in his return to the field after two weeks off, while Freddy Lussick was set for his first career start at hooker.
If there was any doubt in how the Roosters were going to start the match, James Tedesco would quickly put the talk on hold when he took on the right edge defence to muscle his way over in the opening five minutes.
John Bateman hit back just minutes later with an individual effort, but that would spell the end of their scoring in the match.
Daniel Tupou went flying above the Raiders backline for a brilliant and athletic four-pointer, then Tedesco would cap off an impressive performance with a solo effort to seal the victory at GIO Stadium.
We're set to go again this Friday night in what will be a do-or-die final at the Sydney Cricket Ground for a spot in the Preliminary Final.
Fullback for Raiders is number 1 Charnze Nicoll-KlokstadFullback for Roosters is number 1 James Tedesco
Winger for Raiders is number 2 Jordan RapanaWinger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel Tupou
Centre for Raiders is number 3 Jarrod CrokerCentre for Roosters is number 3 Josh Morris
Centre for Raiders is number 5 Nick CotricCentre for Roosters is number 4 Joseph Manu
Winger for Raiders is number 21 Semi ValemeiWinger 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 George WilliamsHalfback for Roosters is number 7 Kyle Flanagan
Prop for Raiders is number 8 Josh PapaliiProp for Roosters is number 8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
Hooker for Raiders is number 14 Tom StarlingHooker for Roosters is number 14 Freddy Lussick
Prop for Raiders is number 10 Ryan SuttonProp for Roosters is number 10 Siosiua Taukeiaho
2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 John Bateman2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Boyd Cordner
2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Elliott Whitehead2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Sitili Tupouniua
Lock for Raiders is number 13 Joseph TapineLock for Roosters is number 13 Isaac Liu
Interchange for Raiders is number 9 Siliva HaviliInterchange for Roosters is number 15 Lindsay Collins
Interchange for Raiders is number 15 Dunamis LuiInterchange for Roosters is number 16 Nat Butcher
Interchange for Raiders is number 16 Hudson YoungInterchange for Roosters is number 17 Sonny Bill Williams
Interchange for Raiders is number 17 Corey Harawira-NaeraInterchange for Roosters is number 18 Angus Crichton
- Referee: Gerard Sutton
- Touch Judge: Dave Munro
- Touch Judge: Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski
- Video Referee: Ben Galea
- Senior Review Official: Ashley Klein
James Tedesco 5'
John Bateman 11'
Daniel Tupou 22'
James Tedesco 61'
YOUR ROUND 17 MAN OF THE MATCH | JAMES TEDESCO
Your Round 17 Man Of The Match
Key stats: 2 tries, 227 running metres, 15 tackle breaks
STEGGLES TRY OF THE WEEK
Air Toops | Try of the Week
VB HARD EARNED EFFORT
Stand Solid | Hard Earned Effort
Teddy Breaks it Open | MusclePharm Moment