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NRL Premiership, Sunday, 16 March 2014 - Round 2 - Hunter Stadium

Time
80.00
Team
Newcastle
Score
20
Team
Canberra
Score
26
Newcastle versus Canberra
Players Uate (14min), Scott (20min), McManus (59min), Roberts (64min) Tries 4 Tries 5 Players Croker (6min, 52min), McCrone (24min), Vaughan (68min), Lee (79min)
Players Gidley 2/4 (50%) Conversions 2 Conversions 3 Players Milford 2/3 (66%), Robinson 1/2 (50%)
Players Penalty goals 0 Penalty goals 0 Players
Players Field goals 0 Field goals 0 Players

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Statistics

Match Statistics
NewcastleCanberra

1

1 Anthony Milford

Conversion
2

2 James McManus

Try
1

2 Reece Robinson

Conversion
1

3 Dane Gagai

3 Jarrod Croker

Try
2

4 Joey Leilua

4 Matthew Allwood

5 Akuila Uate

Try
1

5 Edrick Lee

Try
1

6 Michael Dobson

6 Jack Wighton

7 Matt Minto

7 Terry Campese

8 Kade Snowden

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
2

8 Dane Tilse

Substitution On
2
Substitution Off
2

9 Kurt Gidley

Conversion
2
Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

9 Glen Buttriss

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

10 Willie Mason

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
2

10 Brett White

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

11 Beau Scott

Try
1

11 Josh Papalii

Substitution Off
1

12 Robbie Rochow

12 Joel Edwards

13 Jeremy Smith

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

13 Shaun Fensom

Match Statistics
Newcastle Interchange Canberra Interchange

Tyrone Roberts

Try
1

Josh McCrone

Try
1
Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

Travis Waddell

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

Jarrad Kennedy

Substitution On
1

Alex McKinnon

Substitution On
2
Substitution Off
1

Paul Vaughan

Try
1
Substitution On
2
Substitution Off
2

Chris Houston

Substitution On
2
Substitution Off
1

Shannon Boyd

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

Adam Cuthbertson

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

Newcastle vs Canberra

  • Possession

    Newcastle 48%
    48% 52%
    Canberra 52%
  • Sets

    Newcastle 34
    47% 53%
    Canberra 39
  • Completed sets

    Newcastle 27
    47% 53%
    Canberra 30
  • Completion rate

    Newcastle 79%
    51% 49%
    Canberra 77%
  • Tackles

    Newcastle 319
    51% 49%
    Canberra 307
  • Total runs

    Newcastle 141
    45% 55%
    Canberra 172
  • Total run metres

    Newcastle 1310m
    49% 51%
    Canberra 1349m
  • Hit-ups

    Newcastle 71
    49% 51%
    Canberra 75
  • Line breaks

    Newcastle 3
    43% 57%
    Canberra 4
  • Offloads

    Newcastle 7
    30% 70%
    Canberra 16
  • Kicks

    Newcastle 20
    47% 53%
    Canberra 23
  • 40-20 kicks

    Newcastle 0
    0% 100%
    Canberra 1
  • Kick metres

    Newcastle 650m
    52% 48%
    Canberra 591m
  • Penalties

    Newcastle 4
    33% 67%
    Canberra 8
  • Scrums

    Newcastle 4
    40% 60%
    Canberra 6
  • Missed tackles

    Newcastle 42
    71% 29%
    Canberra 17
  • Errors

    Newcastle 9
    47% 53%
    Canberra 10
  • | |
    Newcastle statistics
    Players POS MIN RUNS R.MTRS OFLD T/BR L/BR L/BR.AS TRY.AS KICKS K.MTRS
    Matt Minto Halfback 80 8 47 0 0 0 1 1 2 64
    James McManus Winger 1 80 8 59 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Dane Gagai Centre 1 80 13 128 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Joey Leilua Centre 2 80 10 125 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Akuila Uate Winger 2 80 13 151 0 5 1 0 0 0 0
    Michael Dobson Five-eighth 80 4 13 0 0 0 1 0 9 267
    Tyrone Roberts Halfback 80 6 100 0 4 1 0 1 8 288
    Kade Snowden Prop 1 43 13 109 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Kurt Gidley Hooker 52 5 38 0 0 0 0 0 1 31
    Willie Mason Prop 2 40 8 76 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Beau Scott 2nd Row 1 80 5 76 1 2 1 0 0 0 0
    Robbie Rochow 2nd Row 2 80 11 72 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jeremy Smith Lock 46 9 72 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Travis Waddell Interchange 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Alex McKinnon Interchange 41 8 69 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Chris Houston Interchange 37 8 80 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Adam Cuthbertson Interchange 34 12 95 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Newcastle statistics
    Players POS MIN TACKES MISSED INEFFECTIVE PEN.CONC. ERRORS
    Matt Minto Halfback 80 6 0 0 0 1
    James McManus Winger 1 80 0 1 0 0 0
    Dane Gagai Centre 1 80 11 8 2 0 0
    Joey Leilua Centre 2 80 10 3 0 0 0
    Akuila Uate Winger 2 80 3 1 0 0 1
    Michael Dobson Five-eighth 80 23 3 1 1 0
    Tyrone Roberts Halfback 80 10 9 3 1 1
    Kade Snowden Prop 1 43 25 1 3 0 0
    Kurt Gidley Hooker 52 41 2 2 0 2
    Willie Mason Prop 2 40 19 0 3 0 0
    Beau Scott 2nd Row 1 80 29 4 3 0 0
    Robbie Rochow 2nd Row 2 80 24 3 3 1 1
    Jeremy Smith Lock 46 21 0 1 2 0
    Travis Waddell Interchange 28 18 1 1 1 1
    Alex McKinnon Interchange 41 30 1 2 0 2
    Chris Houston Interchange 37 28 2 0 0 0
    Adam Cuthbertson Interchange 34 21 3 0 2 0
    Canberra statistics
    Players POS MIN RUNS R.MTRS OFLD T/BR L/BR L/BR.AS TRY.AS KICKS K.MTRS
    Anthony Milford Fullback 80 21 203 2 12 3 0 1 2 17
    Reece Robinson Winger 1 80 6 32 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Jarrod Croker Centre 1 80 11 120 1 6 0 0 1 0 0
    Matthew Allwood Centre 2 80 10 69 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
    Edrick Lee Winger 2 80 12 89 0 4 0 0 0 2 18
    Jack Wighton Five-eighth 80 5 29 1 1 0 1 2 9 331
    Terry Campese Halfback 80 2 10 2 2 0 0 0 9 222
    Dane Tilse Prop 1 42 16 105 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Glen Buttriss Hooker 39 6 47 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Brett White Prop 2 46 14 107 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Josh Papalii 2nd Row 1 49 10 93 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
    Joel Edwards 2nd Row 2 80 11 88 1 0 0 0 0 1 3
    Shaun Fensom Lock 80 20 112 3 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Josh McCrone Interchange 41 2 27 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
    Jarrad Kennedy Interchange 31 3 25 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Paul Vaughan Interchange 44 16 147 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Shannon Boyd Interchange 28 7 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Canberra statistics
    Players POS MIN TACKES MISSED INEFFECTIVE PEN.CONC. ERRORS
    Anthony Milford Fullback 80 0 1 0 0 1
    Reece Robinson Winger 1 80 1 1 0 0 1
    Jarrod Croker Centre 1 80 8 0 1 0 2
    Matthew Allwood Centre 2 80 15 2 1 0 0
    Edrick Lee Winger 2 80 2 2 0 0 1
    Jack Wighton Five-eighth 80 19 2 1 1 2
    Terry Campese Halfback 80 29 1 3 0 1
    Dane Tilse Prop 1 42 17 2 1 0 0
    Glen Buttriss Hooker 39 17 0 0 0 0
    Brett White Prop 2 46 30 1 0 0 0
    Josh Papalii 2nd Row 1 49 13 1 2 0 0
    Joel Edwards 2nd Row 2 80 27 2 1 1 0
    Shaun Fensom Lock 80 52 0 1 0 0
    Josh McCrone Interchange 41 19 1 1 0 0
    Jarrad Kennedy Interchange 31 14 0 1 2 0
    Paul Vaughan Interchange 44 24 0 1 0 1
    Shannon Boyd Interchange 28 20 1 0 0 1

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    Top Players

    Tackles
    Player name Shaun Fensom 52
    Runs
    Player name Anthony Milford 21
    Line Breaks
    Player name Anthony Milford 3
    Offloads
    Player name Adam Cuthbertson 3

    Match Details

    Start time:
    6:30pm
    Weather:
    Fine
    Surface:
    Good
    Referees:
    Adam Devcich, Henry Perenara
    Touch Judges:
    Nick Beashel, David Ryan
    Video Ref:
    Luke Phillips
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    Newcastle Knights v Canberra Raiders

    Date

    Ash Gray

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    That was a super game. The lead changed several times throughout but in the end the class of Anthony Milford was the difference. His stepping and penetrating running gave the Raiders an X-factor at vital moments. The Knights were quite good tonight but they couldn't maintain control of the ball when the chips were down. Ricky Stuart will be a relieved man but Wayne Bennett has a few headaches to deal with this week. Great match, great rugby league. 

    Knights 20 Raiders 26

    78th min:

    Lee scores after a Milford grubber was spilled in the tackle by the youngster Minto. Poor guy. Once again, great work by Milford. Conversion missed. Game over, folks.

    Knights 20 Raiders 26

    77th minute:

    Knights attack 45m out. Dobson puts up a skyscraping bomb but Milford swallows it with ease. He's too good, this guy.

    Knights 20 Raiders 22

    75th min:

    Great kick from Wighton: a killer 40/20 at a vital moment. 

    Knights 20 Raiders 22

    73rd min:

    Only seven mins to go but a lot can happen in that time. The great Raiders teams of the early 90s under Tim Sheens used to play a game of 7-minute touch to show them how much of an eternity 420 seconds is...

    Knights 20 Raiders 22

    70th min:

    Milford made another superb break, carving up the left flank. He found Croker and as the centre was being tackled he threw a somewhat dubious pass to Paul Vaughan who strolled over with a big grin on his face. Ooh, that ball looked bad. But great commitment from the Raiders. Milford converts. 

    Knights 20 Raiders 22

    67th min:

    Injury update: Papalii won't be back tonight. 

    Knights 20 Raiders 16

    64th min:

    Tyrone Roberts, did I say he was a bit quiet tonight - forget  that -  he's scarpered 30m across the left wing, outpacing tiring Raiders forward to score in the corner. Great work form the No. 7. Gidley shanks the conversion. It's a 4-point ballgame.

    Knights 20 Raiders 16

    59th min:

    Time for a highland reel. Roberts kicked on the sixth and the always flying Scotsman James McManus picked up the scraps after the ball ricocheted off three Raiders. The bagpipes are playing over the sound system. That's a bit tough on the ears... Gidley converts.

    Knights 16 Raiders 16

    57th min:

    Penalty Knights. Jarrad Kennedy not square on to the marker. That's a massive relief for the Novocastrians. And here's a piggy back penalty for the same offence. Knights attack 25m out.

    Knights 10 Raiders 16

    56th min:

    If the Raiders lose tonight it will be 8 on the trot - equalling the club record. They're in poll possie at the moment, though. To win, that is.

    Knights 10 Raiders 16

    55th min:

    Penalties 7-2 to the Raiders.

    Knights 10 Raiders 16

    53rd min:

    Milford shows his class. He turned four Knights inside out 45m from the line - this guy has more steps than the Opera House - and set up Croker who cantered over between the furniture. Wow! Milford converts.

    Knights 10 Raiders 16

    53rd min:

    It's a real arm wrestle so far this half, but Terry Campese is asserting himself more in attack. That spells danger for the red and blue.

    Knights 10 Raiders 10

    50th min:

    Papalii is going off after a massive tackle from Leilua. That's a big setback to the Capital men. Looks like an ankle injury.

    Knights 10 Raiders 10

    48th min:

    Matt Minto is not a big guy - but the Rockhampton junior is acquitting himself well, fielding kicks with confidence and chiming into the attack.

    Knights 10 Raiders 10

    46th min:

    Knights attack breaks down as a Roberts's pass drifts forward. He hasn't been in best form tonight.

    Knights 10 Raiders 10

    44th min:

    Uate has come out all guns a blazing. And there goes Gagai leaping AFL-style to pull in a Dobson bomb... but Robinson bats the ball to safety. Repeat set Knights.

    Knights 10 Raiders 10

    41st min:

    The floodlights are on full bore now for the second half kick-off which sees Cuthbertson hitting the ball up. And that's a good charge by Dane Gagai up the right flank - he was very quiet in the first dig.

    Knights 10 Raiders 10

    An exciting half of football - you betcha. Both sides have shown heaps of attacking flair - Croker, Milford and Wighton have been for lethal for the Raiders, and Dobson, Uate and Leilua dangerous for the Knights. There's a lot of niggle in the forward packs and a bit of ill-feeling between some of the ex-Knights and their old teammates. Papalii and Tilse have been battering rams up front for the green machine but Kade Snowden and Beau Scott have returned fire with equal force. Whichever team can show more discipline in the opposition's 20 will win. The second half is set to be a cracker. The game is anyone's. Um, by that, I mean it's either Canberra's or Newcastle's. Back in 5.

    Knights 10 Raiders 10

    39th min:

    It's end to end stuff. Raiders attack but Campese is caught on the sixth and throws the ball forward metres from the line.

    Knights 10 Raiders 10

    37th min:

    Ex-Knight Joel Edwards on report for a dangerous tackle. Knights penalty, on the attack 30m out - but Shannon Boyd absolutely monsters Kade Snowden and the big red head coughs up the pill - so to speak.

    Knights 10 Raiders 10

    36th min:

    Leilua injects himself into the game, busting up the left flank, swatting away defenders at will. Knights on the rampage.

    Knights 10 Raiders 10

    34th min:

    That was a beaut sidestepping run from Milford - hauling Raiders out of their own territory.  He looks dangerous - as ever.

    Knights 10 Raiders 10

    31st min:

    Knights go close. A sweeping backline movement ended with an expertly placed kick into the corner from Dobson but the bounce didn't break well for the flying Scotsman James McManus. There was no one near him if the pigskin had bounced his way.

    Knights 10 Raiders 10

    28th min:

    Raiders let the Knights off the hook. A super-aggressive tackle jolted the ball from Joel Edwards' grasp 5m out - but Canberra couldn't capitalise.

    Knights 10 Raiders 10

     

    23rd min:

    It's a deadset yo-yo game at the mo. Josh McCrone caught Newcastle unaware out of dummy half, put a great left hand fend on Gidley, and clamped on the pace to score 15m wide of the sticks. A bit too easy, really. Milford misses the conversion.

    Knights 10 Raiders 10

    20th minute

    Out of what seemed like nowhere, the Knights are in again. A smart ball from Dobson hit Beau Scott in the chest in the clear, 20m out and the big forward showed great agility and speed to elude three defenders and score. Gidley converts.

    Knights 10 Raiders 6

    17th min:

    Close but no cigar for the Raiders. A stratosphere-busting bomb from Campese's boot was snaffled by Croker - almost out of the hands of young Minto but he lost the ball before grounding.

    Knights 4 Raiders 6

    15th min:

    Gidley missed the conversion. The Knights are looking more hungry now.

    Knights 4 Raiders 6

    13th min:

    Against the run of play the Knights are in. Debutante Matt Minto threw a perfect cutout pass to Uate who scooted down the right wing, steamrolling Milford into no-man's land, and crashing over for a four-pointer. Supreme strength form the Fijian, and a good start for young bloke Minto.

    Knights 4 Raiders 6

    11th min:

    Newcastle may be looking a bit sluggish but the crowd is revved. The chant goes up: "New-cas-tle!, New-cas-tle!..."

    Knights 0 Raiders 6

    10th minute:

    The Knights have had little possession - but here comes Uate, running onto a Campese kick. 

    Knights 0 Raiders 6

    9th min:

    The Raiders forwards are getting big roll-ons. Buttriss, Papalii and Tilse are doing the damage.

    Knights 0 Raiders 6

    6th min:

    After a repeat set, Wighton grubbered deftly and Jarrod Croker fell on the loose ball to record a four-pointer. Dobson tried to turn to catch his former teammate but it was way too late. Milford converts.

    Knights 0 Raiders 6

    5th min:

    Dane Tilse is looking eager tonight - the former Novocastrian is always keen to show his old home town he is the business.

    Knights 0 Raiders 0

    2nd min:

    A donnybrook involving Kade Snowden and Brett White. Looks like Dane Gagai copped a push and in came the cavalry. Play-on says the ref.

    Knights 0 Raiders 0

    1st min:

    Josh Papalii makes an early hit-up for the Raiders. He'll be key to the Raiders' performance tonight.

    Knights 0 Raiders 0

    The Raiders were good value against the Cowboys last week but the Knights crumbled badly in losing to the Panthers.

    I estimate there's a 15,000 crowd here at Hunter Stadium - and they are in full voice.

    The temperature is in the low 20s and the sun is shining.

    Kurt Gidley is playing hooker.

    Late mail: Matt Minto will play fullback for the Knights.

    Hunter Stadium, Newcastle, Sunday 6.30pm (AEDT)

    Last meeting: Raiders 44 bt Knights 14 at Canberra Stadium, round 9, 2013

    Head-to-head: Knights 17, Raiders 21, drawn 1

    Referees: Adam Devcich, Henry Perenara

    TV: Live, FoxSports 1

    Betfair: Knights $1.60, Raiders $2.36

    Ladbrokes: Knights $1.55, Raiders $2.45

    Michael Chammas writes: The Knights are missing two of their best players, Darius Boyd and Jarrod Mullen, but are at home for the first time this year. The Raiders started strongly last week before they were run down by the Cowboys, but Ricky Stuart has a good football team on his hands. If Josh Papalii can fire and Anthony Milford is allowed some room to move, the Raiders are capable of leaving Newcastle with the two points.

    Tip: Raiders by 2

    AAP writes: Both these teams enter this round on the back of disappointing losses where they were in front at half-time. The Raiders squandered a commanding 16-0 lead in their loss to the Cowboys, while the Knights were comprehensively overrun by Penrith. With Raiders props David Shillington and Tom Learoyd-Lahrs still injured, new Canberra coach Ricky Stuart has named an unchanged side in his bid to notch up his first win at his new club. Meanwhile Knights skipper Kurt Gidley has overcome Saturday's head knock and shifts to fullback to replace an injured Darius Boyd, while Travis Waddell moves to hooker.

    Key: Livewire Raiders fullback Anthony Milford had a relatively quiet match last week, but it won't be long before the game-breaker hits his stride in 2014.

    KNIGHTS: Kurt Gidley (capt), James McManus, Dane Gagai, Joey Leilua, Akuila Uate, Michael Dobson, Tyrone Roberts, Kade Snowden, Travis Waddell, Willie Mason, Beau Scott, Robbie Rochow, Jeremy Smith. Interchange: Alex McKinnon, Chris Houston, David Fa’alogo, Adam Cuthbertson, Matt Minto, Jake Mamo (two to be omitted).

    RAIDERS: Anthony Milford, Reece Robinson, Jarrod Croker, Matt Allwood, Edrick Lee, Jack Wighton, Terry Campese (capt), Dane Tilse, Glen Buttriss, Brett White, Josh Papalii, Joel Edwards, Shaun Fensom. Interchange: Josh McCrone, Jarrad Kennedy, Paul Vaughan, Shannon Boyd.

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