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NRL Premiership, Sunday, 20 April 2014 - Round 7 - GIO Stadium

Time
80.00
Team
Canberra
Score
24
Team
Melbourne
Score
22
Canberra versus Melbourne
Players Allwood (15min), Robinson (40min, 56min), Vaughan (79min) Tries 4 Tries 4 Players Hinchcliffe (9min), Waqa (21min), Fonua (32min, 44min)
Players Croker 4/4 (100%) Conversions 4 Conversions 3 Players Smith 3/4 (75%)
Players Penalty goals 0 Penalty goals 0 Players
Players Field goals 0 Field goals 0 Players

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Statistics

Match Statistics
CanberraMelbourne

1 Anthony Milford

1 Billy Slater

2 Reece Robinson

Try
2

2 Sisa Waqa

Try
1

3 Jarrod Croker

Conversion
4

3 Mahe Fonua

Try
2

4 Matthew Allwood

Try
1

4 Justin O'Neill

5 Bill Tupou

5 Young Tonumaipea

6 Jack Wighton

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

6 Ben Roberts

Substitution Off
1

7 Terry Campese

7 Cooper Cronk

8 David Shillington

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
2

8 Jesse Bromwich

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
2

9 Glen Buttriss

Substitution On
2
Substitution Off
2

9 Cameron Smith

Conversion
3

10 Brett White

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
2

10 Bryan Norrie

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
2

11 Josh Papalii

Substitution Off
1

11 Kevin Proctor

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

12 Joel Edwards

12 Ryan Hoffman

13 Shaun Fensom

13 Ryan Hinchcliffe

Try
1
Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1
Match Statistics
Canberra Interchange Melbourne Interchange

Josh McCrone

Substitution On
2
Substitution Off
1

Kenny Bromwich

Substitution On
2
Substitution Off
1

Paul Vaughan

Try
1
Substitution On
2
Substitution Off
1

Tohu Harris

Substitution On
1

Dane Tilse

Substitution On
2
Substitution Off
1

Dayne Weston

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

Shannon Boyd

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

George Rose

Substitution On
2
Substitution Off
1

Canberra vs Melbourne

  • Possession

    Canberra 50%
    50% 50%
    Melbourne 50%
  • Sets

    Canberra 35
    47% 53%
    Melbourne 39
  • Completed sets

    Canberra 28
    49% 51%
    Melbourne 29
  • Completion rate

    Canberra 80%
    52% 48%
    Melbourne 74%
  • Tackles

    Canberra 318
    52% 48%
    Melbourne 293
  • Total runs

    Canberra 147
    49% 51%
    Melbourne 152
  • Total run metres

    Canberra 1320m
    48% 52%
    Melbourne 1402m
  • Hit-ups

    Canberra 55
    46% 54%
    Melbourne 64
  • Line breaks

    Canberra 6
    55% 45%
    Melbourne 5
  • Offloads

    Canberra 14
    67% 33%
    Melbourne 7
  • Kicks

    Canberra 19
    50% 50%
    Melbourne 19
  • 40-20 kicks

    Canberra 0
    0% 100%
    Melbourne 1
  • Kick metres

    Canberra 658m
    52% 48%
    Melbourne 605m
  • Penalties

    Canberra 6
    46% 54%
    Melbourne 7
  • Scrums

    Canberra 9
    60% 40%
    Melbourne 6
  • Missed tackles

    Canberra 25
    43% 57%
    Melbourne 33
  • Errors

    Canberra 9
    47% 53%
    Melbourne 10
  • | |
    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 11 155 3 7 2 0 0 1 51
    Reece Robinson Winger 1 80 10 82 0 4 2 0 0 1 11
    Jarrod Croker Centre 1 80 11 84 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Matthew Allwood Centre 2 80 10 128 0 3 1 2 1 0 0
    Bill Tupou Winger 2 80 12 123 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Jack Wighton Five-eighth 76 5 45 0 0 0 0 0 7 263
    Terry Campese Halfback 80 4 15 1 2 0 1 1 8 239
    David Shillington Prop 1 31 9 92 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Glen Buttriss Hooker 60 5 41 0 0 0 0 0 1 28
    Brett White Prop 2 39 11 73 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Josh Papalii 2nd Row 1 70 7 56 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Joel Edwards 2nd Row 2 80 12 83 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Shaun Fensom Lock 80 15 104 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Josh McCrone Interchange 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 66
    Paul Vaughan Interchange 36 9 99 0 8 1 0 0 0 0
    Dane Tilse Interchange 49 14 114 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Shannon Boyd Interchange 12 2 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Canberra statistics
    Players POS MIN TACKES MISSED INEFFECTIVE PEN.CONC. ERRORS
    Anthony Milford Fullback 80 2 2 0 0 1
    Reece Robinson Winger 1 80 2 0 0 0 1
    Jarrod Croker Centre 1 80 14 2 1 2 0
    Matthew Allwood Centre 2 80 15 2 0 1 0
    Bill Tupou Winger 2 80 1 3 0 1 1
    Jack Wighton Five-eighth 76 15 1 1 1 0
    Terry Campese Halfback 80 29 2 0 0 0
    David Shillington Prop 1 31 16 1 1 0 0
    Glen Buttriss Hooker 60 27 1 1 0 0
    Brett White Prop 2 39 31 1 0 0 2
    Josh Papalii 2nd Row 1 70 31 0 0 0 1
    Joel Edwards 2nd Row 2 80 31 4 2 2 0
    Shaun Fensom Lock 80 50 2 3 0 1
    Josh McCrone Interchange 27 11 2 1 0 0
    Paul Vaughan Interchange 36 21 0 1 0 1
    Dane Tilse Interchange 49 16 1 0 0 1
    Shannon Boyd Interchange 12 6 1 1 0 0
    Melbourne statistics
    Players POS MIN RUNS R.MTRS OFLD T/BR L/BR L/BR.AS TRY.AS KICKS K.MTRS
    Billy Slater Fullback 80 18 205 0 4 2 1 1 1 8
    Sisa Waqa Winger 1 80 13 116 0 4 0 1 0 0 0
    Mahe Fonua Centre 1 80 8 71 0 4 2 0 0 0 0
    Justin O'Neill Centre 2 80 8 76 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Young Tonumaipea Winger 2 80 13 129 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Roberts Five-eighth 27 1 15 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Cooper Cronk Halfback 80 4 15 1 0 0 1 2 12 389
    Jesse Bromwich Prop 1 62 17 158 3 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Cameron Smith Hooker 80 2 23 0 0 0 0 1 6 208
    Bryan Norrie Prop 2 38 9 67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Kevin Proctor 2nd Row 1 65 9 78 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Hoffman 2nd Row 2 80 14 121 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Hinchcliffe Lock 64 7 37 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Kenny Bromwich Interchange 44 9 105 0 4 1 0 0 0 0
    Tohu Harris Interchange 58 10 99 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
    Dayne Weston Interchange 15 2 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    George Rose Interchange 27 8 74 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Melbourne statistics
    Players POS MIN TACKES MISSED INEFFECTIVE PEN.CONC. ERRORS
    Billy Slater Fullback 80 5 3 1 0 1
    Sisa Waqa Winger 1 80 8 0 0 0 2
    Mahe Fonua Centre 1 80 21 5 3 1 1
    Justin O'Neill Centre 2 80 16 4 0 0 2
    Young Tonumaipea Winger 2 80 2 4 0 0 0
    Ben Roberts Five-eighth 27 7 1 1 0 0
    Cooper Cronk Halfback 80 22 1 1 1 1
    Jesse Bromwich Prop 1 62 28 1 2 0 0
    Cameron Smith Hooker 80 37 1 1 1 0
    Bryan Norrie Prop 2 38 23 2 1 0 0
    Kevin Proctor 2nd Row 1 65 28 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Hoffman 2nd Row 2 80 16 3 0 0 0
    Ryan Hinchcliffe Lock 64 27 0 3 1 1
    Kenny Bromwich Interchange 44 20 3 2 1 1
    Tohu Harris Interchange 58 14 5 0 0 0
    Dayne Weston Interchange 15 11 0 0 0 0
    George Rose Interchange 27 8 0 2 0 1

    Top Players

    Tackles
    Player name Shaun Fensom 50
    Runs
    Player name Billy Slater 18
    Line Breaks
    Player name Anthony Milford 2
    Offloads
    Player name Dane Tilse 4

    Match Details

    Start time:
    3:00pm
    Weather:
    Fine
    Surface:
    Good
    Referees:
    Gerard Sutton, David Munro
    Touch Judges:
    Steve Carrall, Clayton Sharpe
    Video Ref:
    Luke Phillips
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    Raiders v Storm

    Date

    The Canberra Raiders take on the Melbourne Storm at Canberra Stadium from 3pm on Easter Sunday.

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    Thanks for joining me for this thrilling contest. What an outstanding game with lots of talking points. Keep checking Fairfax Media for all the latest news later in the night.

    FULLTIME: What an amazing win by the Canberra Raiders to kickstart their season!!!! The Raiders have come from nowhere to beat the Storm 24-22 at Canberra Stadium. Paul Vaughan scored in the 79th minute as the Raiders recorded their third win of the season and snapped a six-game losing streak at home.

    The kick-off goes out on the full and the Raiders get the penalty at halfway.

    The Storm will kick off with 34 seconds left.

    80min: Croker with a kick directly in front to give the Raiders the victory. He kicks it! Raiders 24; Storm 22

    79min: TRY: Wowwwwwwwww!!!!!!! Do you believe in miracles? The Raiders have pulled this one out of the fire as Paul Vaughan steps several Storm players to score under the posts. The crowd is going ballistic!!!! Croker with a kick to take the lead.

     

    77min: The Storm will have the ball on half-way after a Raiders knock-on. Raiders rush to form the scrum. Time off with 3:51 on the clock.

    76min: Smith kicks to the corner and the Raiders get possession 15m out.

    74min: Raiders bomb another chance with a knock-on 10m out from the Storm line. Less than six minutes on the clock, Storm leading by four.

    71min: Jarrod Croker you superstar - that's his third I repeat third, try-saving tackle of the day. Croker stops Sisa Waqa in the right hand corner after he appeared certain to score after a great tap back from Billy Slater off a high kick. The video ref had several looks at it before determining Waqa was forced out in in in-goal. Raiders still hanging on.

    69min: That's probably the first kick all day that Cooper Cronk has got wrong. Saying that, it goes into touch on the 10m line when he would've liked to have found the in-goal.

    66min: The Raiders have all the momemtum, they're getting better as the temperature drops below 10 degrees. But just as they're on the attack Brett White drops it cold 10m out.

    63min: Sisa Waqa steams towards the corner, but it looks like Josh Papalii has made a stunning try-saving tackle. NO TRY! Awesome play from Papalii, holding him up over the line. Get him fitted for his Kangaroos jersey.

    61min: The Raiders have picked up their intensity in the last five minutes or so. Just when it looked like the Storm had coughed up the ball in their own half, the Raiders are penalised as the crowd shows its disgust.

    59min: That's a great break from the Raiders down the right starting inside their 30m line. Allwood finds Milford who is run down by Slater. The Raiders kick through on the last, but the Storm clean up close to their own line.

    57min: Croker nails the conversion from the sideline. Storm 22; Raiders 18

    56min: TRY: Don't write the Raiders off, yet! Quick hands open up space to Matt Allwood, who draws his defender and puts Reece Robinson over in the corner. Storm 22; Raiders 16 KTC

    51min: Sisa Waqa takes a quick tap from the 20m restart and finds Slater. From the next set, the Storm shift the ball to the right, but the pass to Fonua goes forward when he had open ground in front of him.

    49min: I honestly don't know the Storm bombed that try. Anthony Milford made a mistake by putting his boot on the grubber kick, but Ryan Hoffman has lost the ball in putting it down. Raiders let off the hook.

    46min: Smith converts from wide out. Storm 22; Raiders 12

    44min: TRY: Cooper Cronk throws a sensational short pass to put Mahe Fonua's second try of the afternoon. However, it came after it looked like the Storm dropped it cold in the previous set. Storm 20; Raiders 12 KTC

    43min: Another clever kick from Cam Smith forces a line drop out from the Raiders. Josh Papalii does well to dive on it in front of the Storm chasers.

    And we're off for the second half.

    Bad news for the Melbourne Storm, with Ben Roberts having a knee injury and won't return to the game today. Ryan Hinchcliffe will move to five-eighth.

     

    Halftime: Croker converts and the Storm lead the Raiders 16-12 at halftime. A crazy try just before the break has brought the crowd back into it. Stands to be an interesting second 40 minutes.

    39min: TRY: I honestly don't know how to describe what just happened. Reece Robinson eventually scores in the right corner after a crazy sequence of events including a basketball pass from Croker, desperation from McCrone, hits the ground, to Campese and finally to Robinson. Storm 16; Raiders 10 KTC

    36min: A blow for the Raiders, with Jack Wighton off the field for a concussion test.

    35min: Big, bustling Kenny Bromwich gets some open space, finds a flying Billy Slater, who pins his ears back, but he's stopped by Jarrod Croker to stop a certain try. Awesome tackle from Croker. The Storm lose the ball and Milford picks it up.

    34min: Smith misses the conversion from the sideline. Storm 16; Raiders 6

    32min: TRY: Quick hands from the Storm sees Mahe Fonua scoring in the corner to extend their lead. Give that try to the inter-play between Cronk, Smith and Proctor. Lovely play. Storm 16; Raiders 6 KTC

    29min: Bill Tupou with a try-saving tackle, comes in off his wing to shut down Kevin Proctor with a couple of Storm players outside him. The Storm shift it left from the next set, but they've knocked the ball on. Raiders hanging on.

    27min: Reece Robinson knocks the ball on on the first tackle from the scrum. Getting ugly from both teams.

    27min: Terry Campese gets absolutely hammered! The Raiders captain loses the ball in the heavy collision with his side on the attack only 10m out. Massive play from the Storm, however they throw the ball over the sideline on their first tackle. The Raiders have the ball 30m out.

    23min: We've got a delay of the game as the Storm trainer takes a look at Ben Roberts. He's up and about, but is pointing towards his knee. Could be an issue there.

    22min: Smith converts from the sideline. Storm 12; Raiders 6

    21min: TRY: The flying Fijian, Sisa Waqa, puts the Storm back in front with a neat finish down the right-hand side. It comes from a great chip kick from Cooper Cronk. He's in sterling form ahead of the Test match in a couple weeks. Storm 10; Raiders 6 KTC

    19min: That's an outstanding kick from Cameron Smith to find a 40/20 to put the Storm on the attack. Geez, he's a class player, best in the game. Still, the Raiders hang on and get the ball back a couple metres out from their own line.

    16min: Jarrod Croker converts to level the scores. Raiders 6; Storm 6

    15min: TRY: The Raiders hit straight back as Matt Allwood crosses for his first try in the NRL. Campese moves the ball to the right, Allwood slicing through a couple of defenders and taking one across the line. The video ref is having several looks at it. Try! Storm 6; Raiders 4 KTC

    14min: Good luck catching that one, Anthony Milford. That's an outstanding, towering bomb off the boot of Cooper Cronk. Milford juggles the ball before managing to grab it on the second go as it goes close to hitting the uprights.

    12min: Storm on the attack again after a penalty against the Raiders. They're peppering Canberra's line, going left then right before the Raiders force the Storm to be held on the fifth tackle without a kick.

    10min: Smith converts from in front. Storm 6; Raiders 0

    9min: TRY: After holding out the Raiders, the Storm are the first to strike as Ryan Hinchcliffe picks up the ball after a Cam Smith grubber kick bounces off the goal-posts. That's a nice kick from Smith and a bit of fortune for the visitors, but they'll take it. Storm 4; Raiders 0 KTC

    6 min: That's a great take from the late inclusion from the Storm, Manu Fonua, to defuse a cross-field kick from Terry Campese on the last tackle. The Storm work it out of their half and pin Anthony Milford a couple metres out from his own line with a great kick.

    4min: A nice grubber kick from the Raiders on the last tackle forces the Storm to take it over for a line drop out.

    And we're underway, with the Raiders kicking off.

    Here come the Storm on to the field. A decent reception for a visiting side with a bit of purple in the crowd.

    And here are the Raiders. A decent crowd around 8-9,000 given it's Easter Sunday.

    My eagle eyed CT colleague Jon Tuxworth has spotted that Raiders fullback Anthony Milford doesn't have any strapping on his knee. Milford had his knee heavily strapped in last week's loss to the Knights.

    It's an important game for both sides, but more so for the Raiders. A loss today would drop the Green Machine to 2-5 for the season, a big hole to come back from even this early. The Storm are in eighth on 4-2 with a chance to consolidate their spot in the top eight.

    And here's who'll be taking the field for Melbourne, who have two changes to the side named earlier in the week. Will Chambers is out with a two-week suspension and Mitch Garbutt has been omitted. Coming in on the wing is Mahe Fonua and the meat pie with legs, George Rose.

    STORM: Billy Slater, Sisa Waqa, Will Chambers, Justin O’Neill, Young Tonumaipea, Ben Roberts, Cooper Cronk, Jesse Bromwich, Cameron Smith (capt), Bryan Norrie, Kevin Proctor, Ryan Hoffman, Ryan Hinchcliffe. Interchange: Kenny Bromwich, Tohu Harris, Tim Glasby, Dayne Weston.

    Let's take a look at who'll be playing for Canberra, who are 1-17. Jarrad Kennedy drops off the extended bench.

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

    Hi, Lee Gaskin here and welcome to Canberra Stadium for the round seven NRL clash between the Raiders and the Storm.

    With no live television coverage, this is the best place to catch all the action.

    Kick off is at 3pm.

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