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NRL Premiership, Saturday, 9 June 2012 - Round 14 - Hunter Stadium

Time
80.00
Team
Newcastle
Score
16
Team
Canberra
Score
32
Newcastle versus Canberra
Players Gagai (28min), Mason (40min), McManus (60min) Tries 3 Tries 5 Players Lee (5min, 73min), Thompson (9min), Harrison (36min), Thurling (63min)
Players Roberts 2/3 (66%) Conversions 2 Conversions 5 Players Croker 5/5 (100%)
Players Penalty goals 0 Penalty goals 1 Players Croker 1/1 (100%)
Players Field goals 0 Field goals 0 Players

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Match Tracker

Newcastle vs. Canberra

  1. 1 minute
  2. 2 minute
  3. 3 minute
  4. 4 minute
  5. 5 minute Canberra: Try Edrick Lee
  6. 6 minute Canberra: Conversion Jarrod Croker
  7. 7 minute
  8. 8 minute
  9. 9 minute Canberra: Try Joel Thompson
  10. 10 minute Canberra: Conversion Jarrod Croker
  11. 11 minute
  12. 12 minute
  13. 13 minute
  14. 14 minute
  15. 15 minute
  16. 16 minute
  17. 17 minute Newcastle: Substitution Off Willie Mason Newcastle: Substitution On Zeb Taia
  18. 18 minute
  19. 19 minute Newcastle: Substitution Off Neville Costigan Newcastle: Substitution On Adam Cuthbertson
  20. 20 minute
  21. 21 minute Canberra: Substitution Off Dane Tilse Canberra: Substitution On Sam Mataora
  22. 22 minute
  23. 23 minute Canberra: Penalty Goal Jarrod Croker
  24. 24 minute Canberra: Substitution Off Tom Learoyd-Lahrs Canberra: Substitution On Bronson Harrison
  25. 25 minute
  26. 26 minute
  27. 27 minute
  28. 28 minute Newcastle: Try Dane Gagai
  29. 29 minute Newcastle: Conversion Tyrone Roberts
  30. 30 minute
  31. 31 minute
  32. 32 minute
  33. 33 minute Newcastle: Substitution Off Kade Snowden Newcastle: Substitution On Willie Mason
  34. 34 minute Canberra: Substitution Off Travis Waddell Canberra: Substitution On Matt McIlwrick
  35. 35 minute
  36. 36 minute Canberra: Try Bronson Harrison
  37. 37 minute Canberra: Conversion Jarrod Croker
  38. 38 minute
  39. 39 minute
  40. HT Half time Newcastle: Try Willie Mason Newcastle: Conversion Tyrone Roberts Canberra: Substitution On Dane Tilse Canberra: Substitution Off Sam Mataora

Newcastle vs. Canberra

Newcastle vs. Canberra

  1. 41 minute
  2. 42 minute
  3. 43 minute
  4. 44 minute
  5. 45 minute
  6. 46 minute
  7. 47 minute
  8. 48 minute
  9. 49 minute
  10. 50 minute
  11. 51 minute
  12. 52 minute
  13. 53 minute Newcastle: Substitution On Neville Costigan Newcastle: Substitution Off Adam Cuthbertson
  14. 54 minute Newcastle: Substitution Off Danny Buderus Newcastle: Substitution Off Willie Mason Newcastle: Substitution On Chris Adams Newcastle: Substitution On Alex McKinnon Canberra: Substitution On Travis Waddell Canberra: Substitution On Tom Learoyd-Lahrs Canberra: Substitution Off Matt McIlwrick Canberra: Substitution Off Bronson Harrison
  15. 55 minute Newcastle: Substitution On Kade Snowden Newcastle: Substitution Off Zeb Taia
  16. 56 minute
  17. 57 minute
  18. 58 minute
  19. 59 minute
  20. 60 minute Newcastle: Try James McManus
  21. 61 minute Newcastle: Conversion Miss Tyrone Roberts
  22. 62 minute
  23. 63 minute Canberra: Try Trevor Thurling Canberra: Substitution Off Dane Tilse Canberra: Substitution On Trevor Thurling
  24. 64 minute Canberra: Conversion Jarrod Croker
  25. 65 minute
  26. 66 minute
  27. 67 minute
  28. 68 minute Newcastle: Substitution On Danny Buderus Newcastle: Substitution Off Chris Adams Canberra: Substitution Off Travis Waddell Canberra: Substitution On Matt McIlwrick
  29. 69 minute
  30. 70 minute
  31. 71 minute
  32. 72 minute Newcastle: Substitution On Willie Mason Newcastle: Substitution Off Alex McKinnon
  33. 73 minute Canberra: Try Edrick Lee
  34. 74 minute
  35. 75 minute Canberra: Conversion Jarrod Croker
  36. 76 minute
  37. 77 minute Newcastle: Substitution Off Chris Houston Newcastle: Substitution On Zeb Taia Canberra: Substitution Off Tom Learoyd-Lahrs Canberra: Substitution Off Shaun Fensom Canberra: Substitution On Bronson Harrison Canberra: Substitution On Sam Mataora
  38. 78 minute
  39. 79 minute
  40. FT Full time

Newcastle vs. Canberra

Statistics

Match Statistics
NewcastleCanberra

1 Peter Mata'utia

1 Reece Robinson

2 James McManus

Try
1

2 Dimitri Pelo

3 Dane Gagai

Try
1

3 Jarrod Croker

Conversion
5
Penalty Goal
1

4 Timana Tahu

4 Blake Ferguson

5 Kevin Naiqama

5 Edrick Lee

Try
2

6 Jarrod Mullen

6 Josh Dugan

7 Tyrone Roberts

Conversion
2

7 Josh McCrone

8 Kade Snowden

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

8 Dane Tilse

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
2

9 Danny Buderus

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

9 Travis Waddell

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
2

10 Willie Mason

Try
1
Substitution On
2
Substitution Off
2

10 Tom Learoyd-Lahrs

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
2

11 Chris Houston

Substitution Off
1

11 Josh Papalii

12 Joel Edwards

12 Joel Thompson

Try
1

13 Neville Costigan

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

13 Shaun Fensom

Substitution Off
1
Match Statistics
Interchange Interchange

Chris Adams

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

Matt McIlwrick

Substitution On
2
Substitution Off
1

Zeb Taia

Substitution On
2
Substitution Off
1

Bronson Harrison

Try
1
Substitution On
2
Substitution Off
1

Adam Cuthbertson

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

Sam Mataora

Substitution On
2
Substitution Off
1

Alex McKinnon

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

Trevor Thurling

Try
1
Substitution On
1

Newcastle vs Canberra

  • Possession

    Newcastle49%
    49% 51%
    Canberra51%
  • Sets

    Newcastle37
    48% 52%
    Canberra40
  • Completed sets

    Newcastle25
    47% 53%
    Canberra28
  • Completion rate

    Newcastle68%
    49% 51%
    Canberra70%
  • Tackles

    Newcastle308
    50% 50%
    Canberra305
  • Total runs

    Newcastle146
    48% 52%
    Canberra157
  • Total run metres

    Newcastle1153m
    45% 55%
    Canberra1382m
  • Hit-ups

    Newcastle73
    52% 48%
    Canberra67
  • Line breaks

    Newcastle4
    50% 50%
    Canberra4
  • Offloads

    Newcastle7
    37% 63%
    Canberra12
  • Kicks

    Newcastle17
    46% 54%
    Canberra20
  • 40-20 kicks

    Newcastle0
    50% 50%
    Canberra0
  • Kick metres

    Newcastle553m
    48% 52%
    Canberra608m
  • Penalties

    Newcastle6
    60% 40%
    Canberra4
  • Scrums

    Newcastle10
    50% 50%
    Canberra10
  • Missed tackles

    Newcastle40
    56% 44%
    Canberra32
  • Errors

    Newcastle16
    55% 45%
    Canberra13
  • | |
    Newcastle statistics
    Players POS MIN RUNS R.MTRS OFLD T/BR L/BR L/BR.AS TRY.AS KICKS K.MTRS
    Peter Mata'utia Fullback 80 14 127 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    James McManus Winger 1 80 13 87 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
    Dane Gagai Centre 1 80 13 102 0 7 1 0 0 0 0
    Timana Tahu Centre 2 80 15 122 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Kevin Naiqama Winger 2 80 14 131 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
    Jarrod Mullen Five-eighth 80 1 7 0 1 0 0 0 11 327
    Tyrone Roberts Halfback 80 4 21 0 1 0 1 1 5 188
    Kade Snowden Prop 1 58 8 73 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
    Danny Buderus Hooker 66 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Willie Mason Prop 2 46 13 104 1 3 1 0 0 0 0
    Chris Houston 2nd Row 1 76 5 37 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Joel Edwards 2nd Row 2 80 12 75 2 4 1 0 0 0 0
    Neville Costigan Lock 46 6 43 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Chris Adams Interchange 14 2 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Zeb Taia Interchange 42 12 103 0 2 0 1 1 0 0
    Adam Cuthbertson Interchange 34 9 66 2 0 0 0 0 1 38
    Alex McKinnon Interchange 18 4 40 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Newcastle statistics
    Players POS MIN TACKES MISSED INEFFECTIVE PEN.CONC. ERRORS
    Peter Mata'utia Fullback 80 6 2 0 1 4
    James McManus Winger 1 80 3 0 1 0 1
    Dane Gagai Centre 1 80 14 3 0 0 2
    Timana Tahu Centre 2 80 12 4 0 0 0
    Kevin Naiqama Winger 2 80 4 2 0 0 1
    Jarrod Mullen Five-eighth 80 16 4 0 0 0
    Tyrone Roberts Halfback 80 12 3 1 0 1
    Kade Snowden Prop 1 58 30 2 3 0 1
    Danny Buderus Hooker 66 36 2 2 0 0
    Willie Mason Prop 2 46 18 2 3 0 2
    Chris Houston 2nd Row 1 76 40 4 1 1 1
    Joel Edwards 2nd Row 2 80 31 3 2 0 0
    Neville Costigan Lock 46 18 3 1 0 0
    Chris Adams Interchange 14 7 2 0 0 0
    Zeb Taia Interchange 42 29 2 2 0 0
    Adam Cuthbertson Interchange 34 19 0 1 1 2
    Alex McKinnon Interchange 18 13 2 0 1 1
    Canberra statistics
    Players POS MIN RUNS R.MTRS OFLD T/BR L/BR L/BR.AS TRY.AS KICKS K.MTRS
    Reece Robinson Fullback 80 12 110 1 3 0 0 0 1 8
    Dimitri Pelo Winger 1 80 14 100 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jarrod Croker Centre 1 80 12 131 0 10 1 0 0 0 0
    Blake Ferguson Centre 2 80 10 86 0 7 0 0 0 0 0
    Edrick Lee Winger 2 80 10 159 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Josh Dugan Five-eighth 80 10 62 0 5 0 2 3 10 310
    Josh McCrone Halfback 80 5 72 1 2 1 0 1 7 220
    Dane Tilse Prop 1 42 11 97 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Travis Waddell Hooker 47 3 16 0 0 0 0 0 2 70
    Tom Learoyd-Lahrs Prop 2 46 17 139 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Josh Papalii 2nd Row 1 80 9 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Joel Thompson 2nd Row 2 80 10 84 0 3 1 0 0 0 0
    Shaun Fensom Lock 76 14 95 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Matt McIlwrick Interchange 33 5 47 2 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Bronson Harrison Interchange 34 4 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sam Mataora Interchange 24 5 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Trevor Thurling Interchange 18 6 58 1 3 1 0 0 0 0
    Canberra statistics
    Players POS MIN TACKES MISSED INEFFECTIVE PEN.CONC. ERRORS
    Reece Robinson Fullback 80 5 1 0 0 0
    Dimitri Pelo Winger 1 80 9 1 0 1 0
    Jarrod Croker Centre 1 80 5 2 1 0 1
    Blake Ferguson Centre 2 80 16 3 0 1 2
    Edrick Lee Winger 2 80 2 2 0 0 2
    Josh Dugan Five-eighth 80 12 4 0 0 5
    Josh McCrone Halfback 80 26 4 1 2 0
    Dane Tilse Prop 1 42 28 3 1 0 0
    Travis Waddell Hooker 47 21 0 1 1 2
    Tom Learoyd-Lahrs Prop 2 46 13 1 0 0 1
    Josh Papalii 2nd Row 1 80 29 4 2 0 0
    Joel Thompson 2nd Row 2 80 23 1 0 0 0
    Shaun Fensom Lock 76 47 3 2 0 0
    Matt McIlwrick Interchange 33 20 0 2 0 0
    Bronson Harrison Interchange 34 22 1 2 0 0
    Sam Mataora Interchange 24 19 2 1 1 0
    Trevor Thurling Interchange 18 8 0 0 0 0

    Top Players

    Tackles
    Player name ShaunFensom 47
    Runs
    Player name TomLearoyd-Lahrs 17
    Line Breaks
    Player name JamesMcManus 1
    Offloads
    Player name DimitriPelo 3

    Match Details

    Start time:
    6:30PM
    Weather:
    Cold
    Surface:
    Good
    Referees:
    Jared MaxwellAshley Klein
    Touch Judges:
    Luke PotterJason Walsh
    Video Ref:
    Paul Mellor

    Live: Newcastle Knights v Canberra Raiders

    Date

    Daniel Briggs

    Full-time: Thanks for joining us for our live blog. It wasn't pretty but that's a huge win for the Raiders. They went into camp on the Central coast this week to escape the criticism surrounding the downward spiral the club is experiencing and they appeared to be a united side tonight. Dugan had some good and bad touches but for mine, was the man of the match with some classy plays at key times. Joel Thompson was also strong for Canberra, while big Lee definitely looks like he belongs in the top grade. The Knights tried hard but nothing seems to be clicking for them at the moment. It looks to be a long second half of the season in store for them. Sadly, they were booed off the field at full-time. "It couldn't get much worse," Danny Buderus tells former teammate Adam McDougall in his post-match interview. Raiders 32 - Knights 16.

    79th min: Lee is going to strike Croker off the Christmas card list! The Raiders centre broke clear down the left wing but was ankle-tapped with an unmarked Lee on the inside begging for his hat-trick!

    73rd min: TRY! A bit of luck there as Lee gets his second. Mullen's cross-field kick was weighted nicely for Mata'utia on the right wing. But Dugan was on the spot and as he tackled the Knights fullback into touch, he passed the ball back in field straight into big Lee's arms. The young Queenslander then proceeded to sprint 70m to score in the left corner for his second meat pie of the night, which Croker duly converts from the touchline. Game over now. Raiders 32 - Knights 16.

    72nd min: Another mistake there from Dugan as he spills a grubber that rebounded back to him quickly off a Newcastle foot. He's been a bit hot and cold tonight in just his second game at five-eighth, but there has been a lot of encouraging signs as well.

    67th min: As the great Augustus Gould would say: "No no no no no no no!" Travis Waddell drops it from dummy-half 10m out from the Newcastle line. Massive let-off for the home team.

    65th min: Wow, a big play there from Mata'utia has probably saved the match. McCrone sliced through the Knights' line from his own 20m and with Ferguson looming in support, the Knights custodian gets a hand to McCrone's pass to prevent a certain try. The Raiders are still on the attack from the resultant scrum feed.

    63rd min: TRY! He's made some mistakes but another touch of class there from Dugan extends Canberra's lead. A nice inside ball to Trevor Thurling sees the big man crash over. That all came from Snowden's error after the Knights looked to be getting on top. Croker looks to be over his kicking yips from recent weeks, he nails that one and it's Raiders 26 - Knights 16.

    62nd min: Kade Snowden loses the ball getting up to play it and the Raiders will have a rare chance down near the Knights' line.

    60th min: TRY! We're not playing tiddlywinks here, are we? A Knight slips into a tackle from Travis Waddell that was only high because of the fall. But the Knights receive another penalty 10m out. And the wealth of possession finally tells as McManus scores in the left corner. Some tough calls against the Raiders there but we have a ball game again! Roberts hooks the conversion attempt. Raiders 20 - Knights 16.

    57th min: Tough call against the Raiders there. McManus seemed to outleap Pelo and bat the ball back to a Raiders player. But Jared Maxwell ruled Pelo lost the ball forward to an offside Raider. The Knights have a penalty 10m out. But justice prevails at the end of the set with the Knights losing the pill. Hold the phone! A Raiders forward pass from Travis Waddell gifts the ball straight back to Newcastle.

    52nd min: Great defence from the Raiders. Dugan blocks the Knights' grubber and Croker brings the ball out of danger.

    51st min: A heavy tackle from Willie Mason that must have been close to a head slam forces an error from Lee and the Knights are on the attack again.

    50th min: But a poor attempted pass from Adam Cuthbertson is pounced on by the Raiders' Josh Papalii.

    49th min: the Knights earn a dropout as Ferguson defuses a bomb before being tackled in the in-goal.

    47th min: And another rough play from Dugan as he kicks the ball out on the full going for a 40/20 to give the Knights a scrum 40m out from the tryline.

    45th min: Fooooooooooooooree!!!! Dugan's cut-out pass to Lee nearly ends up back in Canberra. That was an absolute shocker with the Raiders on the attack 10m out.

    44th min: The Raiders should have had a penalty there as a raft of dummy-half runs earned quick metres. Sam McIlwrick caught the Knights' markers in no-man's land but the referee saw otherwise as the Raiders lose the ball.

    Second-half: We're under way again at Hunter Stadium.

    Half-time: What could have been a great half for the Raiders turns sour right on half-time with Mason's try. The Green Machine has looked as strong as it has since its round four win over Wests Tigers, with Josh Dugan looking strong at five-eighth. The Knights have had their chances and have taken advantage of some soft goal-line defence to stay in the match.

    40th min: TRY! A 'nothing' penalty that all fans love sends the Knights down to the danger zone and some soft Raiders defence allows big Willie Mason to keep the home side in touching distance with a four-pointer just before the break. Roberts converts. Raiders 20 - Knights 12.

    36th min: TRY! No doubt about it, McCrone's cross-field kick was spilled by Knights winger James McManus and Harrison had the easy task of just picking up the ball to score. Croker nails the conversion. Raiders 20 - Knights 6.

    36th min: We're going to the video ref for a possible try to Canberra's Bronson Harrison, it looks goooooooooood!

    31st min: The Knights have a foothold in the contest now. Over the past 10 minutes they have had 65 per cent of the ball.

    28th min: TRY! Dane Gagai gets his first try for his new club. That was the first time the Knights' attack has targeted the struggling Jarrod Croker in defence, by the way. He was clutching at straws as Gagai stepped inside him to score out wide. Tyrone Roberts converts. Raiders 14 - Knights 6.

    27th min: NO TRY! Tahu turned Ferguson inside out there but the Raiders' defence manages to hold him up over the line.

    27th min: We're going to the video ref for a possible try to Newcastle centre Timana Tahu.

    26th min: A great chance comes unstuck for the Raiders. McCrone's cut-out ball put winger Dimitri Pelo in space on the right edge, but his ball back inside to an unmarked Blake Ferguson is ruled forward.

    23rd min: A calamity of errors there as both sides knock-on within seconds of each other. The Raiders get the ball back and a penalty right in front. After a hectic few minutes, they will slow things down here and kick for goal. Crocker nails it. Raiders 14 - Knights 0.

    21st min: And another Knights error on the kick return, this time Big Kev Naiqama. The Raiders will be well on the attack again.

    20th min: Back-to-back penalties put the Knights on the attack but the Raiders are manning up in defence tonight after last week's abysmal 40-0 loss to the Tigers.

    16th min: Chris Houston, we have a problem! And it's Thompson's shoulder as a strong tackle close to the line forces a Knights error.

    15th min: Normal service has resumed, people. After knocking on, the Raiders concede a penalty on the fifth tackle to give Newcastle a great chance on the attack.

    14th min: The Knights hold on by the skin of their teeth there. They conceded a penalty and then knocked on to give the Raiders six more tackles. But Canberra spills the pill to give the Knights the ball for the first time in what seems like 10 minutes.

    12th min: Matty Utai (not the Wests Tigers bloke) spills Josh McCrone's down field kick inside the 20m zone to continue the Knights' woeful start.

    9th min: TRY! Where has this Raiders side been all year? Dugan is ballplaying nicely in the No.6 jumper but Joel Thompson was helped by some soft Knights defence to race through and score under the posts. Worrying signs for the Knights early. Croker converts. Raiders 12 - Knights 0.

    8th min: The Raiders look sharp here. Dugan's grubber needed to be batted dead and they will have another set from the line dropout.

    7th min: And the Knights have put the kick-off into touch on the full! Shocking start by the home side. The Raiders go on the attack 30m out.

    5th min: TRY! No one wanted to go up for Josh Dugan's bomb. Edrick Lee picked up the loose pill to score the easiest of tries. Sorry Warren Smith, I'm pinching your catchphrase again: "And the Raiders will play from in front tonight!" Jarrod Croker converts from close range. Raiders 6 - Knights 0.

    2nd min: The Knights make the first mistake and the Raiders will get a full set from the halfway line.

    Kick-off: We're under way at Hunter Stadium.

    Team news: Raiders utility Joe Picker has been replaced by Trevor Thurling on the Green Machine's bench. Picker had an operation at a Newcastle hospital today to remove a boil on his arm.

    Preamble: Some might suggest this is the battle for the wooden spoon. Others who are a little more optimistic seem to think it's an opportunity for either side to start a resurrection of their season. Either way, I'm exclusively tipping this will be the game of the year! It could finish 2-2 or 44-38. Make sure you don't miss a thing when the only game today kicks off at 7.30pm.

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