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NRL Premiership, Saturday, 2 June 2012 - Round 13 - GIO Stadium

Time
80.00
Team
Canberra
Score
0
Team
Wests Tigers
Score
40
Canberra versus Wests Tigers
Players Tries 0 Tries 7 Players Sironen (14min), Farah (23min), Murdoch-Masila (31min), Ryan (42min), Lawrence (47min), Utai (65min), Fulton (73min)
Players Conversions 0 Conversions 5 Players Marshall 5/7 (71%)
Players Penalty goals 0 Penalty goals 1 Players Marshall 1/1 (100%)
Players Field goals 0 Field goals 0 Players

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Statistics

Match Statistics
CanberraWests Tigers

1 Reece Robinson

1 Tim Moltzen

2 Dimitri Pelo

2 Matthew Utai

Try
1

3 Jarrod Croker

3 Beau Ryan

Try
1
Substitution Off
1

4 Blake Ferguson

4 Chris Lawrence

Try
1

5 Edrick Lee

5 Lote Tuqiri

6 Josh Dugan

6 Curtis Sironen

Try
1

7 Josh McCrone

7 Benji Marshall

Conversion
5
Penalty Goal
1

8 David Shillington

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
2

8 Aaron Woods

Substitution On
2
Substitution Off
2

9 Travis Waddell

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

9 Robbie Farah

Try
1
Substitution Off
1

10 Tom Learoyd-Lahrs

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
2

10 Keith Galloway

Substitution On
2
Substitution Off
2

11 Josh Papalii

Substitution Off
1

11 Adam Blair

Substitution Off
1

12 Joel Thompson

Substitution Off
1

12 Liam Fulton

Try
1

13 Shaun Fensom

13 Chris Heighington

Substitution Off
1
Match Statistics
Canberra Interchange Wests Tigers Interchange

Shaun Berrigan

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

Ben Murdoch-Masila

Try
1
Substitution On
2
Substitution Off
1

Joe Picker

Substitution On
1

Matthew Bell

Substitution On
1

Dane Tilse

Substitution On
2
Substitution Off
1

Joel Reddy

Substitution On
1

Sam Mataora

Substitution On
2
Substitution Off
1

Masada Iosefa

Substitution On
1

Canberra vs Wests Tigers

  • Possession

    Canberra 39%
    39% 61%
    Wests Tigers 61%
  • Sets

    Canberra 34
    44% 56%
    Wests Tigers 44
  • Completed sets

    Canberra 21
    36% 64%
    Wests Tigers 37
  • Completion rate

    Canberra 62%
    42% 58%
    Wests Tigers 84%
  • Tackles

    Canberra 361
    61% 39%
    Wests Tigers 229
  • Total runs

    Canberra 108
    40% 60%
    Wests Tigers 164
  • Total run metres

    Canberra 833m
    38% 62%
    Wests Tigers 1335m
  • Hit-ups

    Canberra 55
    37% 63%
    Wests Tigers 95
  • Line breaks

    Canberra 1
    14% 86%
    Wests Tigers 6
  • Offloads

    Canberra 7
    70% 30%
    Wests Tigers 3
  • Kicks

    Canberra 17
    40% 60%
    Wests Tigers 25
  • 40-20 kicks

    Canberra 0
    50% 50%
    Wests Tigers 0
  • Kick metres

    Canberra 475m
    38% 62%
    Wests Tigers 789m
  • Penalties

    Canberra 6
    50% 50%
    Wests Tigers 6
  • Scrums

    Canberra 6
    46% 54%
    Wests Tigers 7
  • Missed tackles

    Canberra 40
    69% 31%
    Wests Tigers 18
  • Errors

    Canberra 15
    71% 29%
    Wests Tigers 6
  • | |
    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 8 83 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Dimitri Pelo Winger 1 80 9 49 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jarrod Croker Centre 1 80 7 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Blake Ferguson Centre 2 80 9 80 0 3 0 0 0 2 30
    Edrick Lee Winger 2 80 6 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Josh Dugan Five-eighth 80 6 28 2 2 0 0 0 8 306
    Josh McCrone Halfback 80 4 22 0 0 0 0 0 7 139
    David Shillington Prop 1 51 11 99 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Travis Waddell Hooker 40 4 36 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Tom Learoyd-Lahrs Prop 2 37 8 57 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Josh Papalii 2nd Row 1 50 9 73 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Joel Thompson 2nd Row 2 76 6 62 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Shaun Fensom Lock 80 8 59 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Shaun Berrigan Interchange 40 4 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Joe Picker Interchange 28 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Dane Tilse Interchange 37 4 40 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
    Sam Mataora Interchange 41 4 40 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Canberra statistics
    Players POS MIN TACKES MISSED INEFFECTIVE PEN.CONC. ERRORS
    Reece Robinson Fullback 80 3 3 0 0 2
    Dimitri Pelo Winger 1 80 8 2 0 0 0
    Jarrod Croker Centre 1 80 25 3 0 1 1
    Blake Ferguson Centre 2 80 11 2 0 0 4
    Edrick Lee Winger 2 80 8 0 0 0 1
    Josh Dugan Five-eighth 80 27 5 0 0 2
    Josh McCrone Halfback 80 11 1 0 0 0
    David Shillington Prop 1 51 31 1 0 0 1
    Travis Waddell Hooker 40 32 3 1 0 1
    Tom Learoyd-Lahrs Prop 2 37 23 2 0 1 0
    Josh Papalii 2nd Row 1 50 18 4 1 0 0
    Joel Thompson 2nd Row 2 76 41 2 1 0 0
    Shaun Fensom Lock 80 44 5 1 4 0
    Shaun Berrigan Interchange 40 20 1 1 0 1
    Joe Picker Interchange 28 22 3 0 0 0
    Dane Tilse Interchange 37 20 2 0 0 1
    Sam Mataora Interchange 41 17 1 1 0 1
    Wests Tigers statistics
    Players POS MIN RUNS R.MTRS OFLD T/BR L/BR L/BR.AS TRY.AS KICKS K.MTRS
    Tim Moltzen Fullback 80 6 51 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Matthew Utai Winger 1 80 11 88 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Beau Ryan Centre 1 72 13 115 0 8 2 0 1 1 12
    Chris Lawrence Centre 2 80 9 61 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Lote Tuqiri Winger 2 80 10 86 0 1 0 0 0 1 15
    Curtis Sironen Five-eighth 80 9 78 0 9 1 0 0 0 0
    Benji Marshall Halfback 80 2 17 1 4 0 2 3 19 636
    Aaron Woods Prop 1 69 19 183 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Robbie Farah Hooker 60 4 29 0 4 1 0 0 3 109
    Keith Galloway Prop 2 65 19 175 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Adam Blair 2nd Row 1 64 13 96 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Liam Fulton 2nd Row 2 80 14 95 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
    Chris Heighington Lock 64 11 74 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Murdoch-Masila Interchange 33 10 83 0 3 1 0 0 0 0
    Matthew Bell Interchange 25 8 68 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Joel Reddy Interchange 8 2 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Masada Iosefa Interchange 20 4 24 0 1 0 0 0 1 17
    Wests Tigers statistics
    Players POS MIN TACKES MISSED INEFFECTIVE PEN.CONC. ERRORS
    Tim Moltzen Fullback 80 6 0 0 0 0
    Matthew Utai Winger 1 80 7 0 0 1 0
    Beau Ryan Centre 1 72 10 1 1 0 0
    Chris Lawrence Centre 2 80 10 2 2 1 2
    Lote Tuqiri Winger 2 80 2 0 0 0 0
    Curtis Sironen Five-eighth 80 18 1 3 0 1
    Benji Marshall Halfback 80 7 5 0 0 1
    Aaron Woods Prop 1 69 25 1 2 3 0
    Robbie Farah Hooker 60 30 0 2 0 0
    Keith Galloway Prop 2 65 19 1 1 1 1
    Adam Blair 2nd Row 1 64 24 1 0 0 1
    Liam Fulton 2nd Row 2 80 27 1 1 0 0
    Chris Heighington Lock 64 17 2 0 0 0
    Ben Murdoch-Masila Interchange 33 12 1 1 0 0
    Matthew Bell Interchange 25 11 1 0 0 0
    Joel Reddy Interchange 8 0 0 0 0 0
    Masada Iosefa Interchange 20 4 1 0 0 0

    Top Players

    Tackles
    Player name Shaun Fensom 44
    Runs
    Player name Aaron Woods 19
    Line Breaks
    Player name Beau Ryan 2
    Offloads
    Player name Josh Dugan 2

    Match Details

    Start time:
    5:30pm
    Weather:
    Showers
    Surface:
    Heavy
    Referees:
    Gavin Badger, Phil Haines
    Touch Judges:
    Luke Potter, Jason Walsh
    Video Ref:
    Phil Cooley

    LIVE: Raiders v Tigers

    Rugby League Match Centre Wests Tigers Canberra Raiders
    Date

    By Chris Wilson

    ANALYSIS: All the pre-game talk had been about make-shift halves, especially with Josh Dugan's move from fullback to five-eighth for the Raiders. But Dugan and the Raiders were given a lesson by Benji Marshall about how to control a match. Marshall was brilliant. He had three try assists and his kicking game was spot on in the wet. Marshall appears to be growing his beard as a superstition while the Tigers are on their winning streak. That tally now stands at six and if the Kiwi play-maker can maintain his form, he could even keep his whiskers when the Tigers take on the Melbourne Storm next Friday.

    This week's team selections show Raiders coach David Furner is scrambling for answers to his team's horrible form. He shifted Dugan to five-eighth and Blake Ferguson to centre. But they provided no solutions. It was Canberra's worst performance of the year. Their handling was atrocious, even considering the conditions. How can they come back from that against the Knights next week? We'll see.

    FULLTIME: Tigers win 40-0.

    78min: Sorry, just realised I forgot to update the score. It's actually Tigers leading 40-0.

    About the only thing Blake Ferguson might catch tonight is a cold. It's been an unhappy return to the NRL for the Country Origin rep.

    The Raiders have only been held scoreless once at Canberra Stadium - that was a 26-0 loss to Melbourne in R19 last year. Can they at least break their duck? It's the only reason for Raiders fans to stay tuned.

    72min: Lucky it's raining, because Benji's on fire. Marshall delivers his third try-assist of the game, going to the line and delivering a nice short pass for Liam Fulton to bust through and score. Marshall converts. Tigers lead 38-0.

    69min: That could have been embarrassing. Reece Robinson gets back to a 65m kick from Benji Marshall to ground the ball in-goal, just before Beau Ryan can pounce for another try. Somebody throw in the towel. 

    64min: Commentators curse! No sooner had Fox Sports commentary lauded the take of Reece Robinson as a rare "highlight'' for the Raiders, than Robinson had dropped the ball. In the ensuing set Marshall grubbers wide for Matt Utai to score in the corner. Marshall converts. Tigers lead 34-0. 

    61min: I felt I should write something. But not much to report really. Iosefa is on for his return to the NRL with the Tigers if anyone's still interested in this one.

    53min: In case you were waiting for an answer, there were no rewards coming for the Raiders. Shaun Berrigan commits a forward pass from dummy-half.

    52min: Here's some good news for Raiders fans, they've forced consecutive sets. First with a smart kick into the in-goal from Dugan, then another from Josh McCrone. Can they get any rewards?

    47min: He might be funny, but Beau Ryan is no joke. Ryan beats six Raiders defenders - if you count Josh Dugan twice, then grubbers through for Chris Lawrence to score in the corner. Only Beau Knows how much the Tigers will will this match by. Marshall misses his first conversion, from the sideline mind you. Tigers lead 30-0.

    41min: The Raiders were no doubt told to steady down at half-time and control possession. Advice ignored. Sam Mataora throws a ridiculous pass first tackle after the re-start and Dugan knocks on. The Tigers pounce immediately, Marshall grubbering through for Beau Ryan to score an uncontested try. Is there a mercy rule in this game? Marshall converts. Tigers lead 26-0.

    When I say Josh Dugan has egg on his face, I'm talking about the massive lump on his noggin not his performance so far. It's difficult to gauge whether his move to five-eighth will be successful for the Raiders because he's had absolutely no opportunity in attack. He aimed up early in defence with some good shots, but he's had no impact on this game so far.

    HALF-TIME: The Tigers are completely dominating this match, leading 20-0 at the break. The visitors haven't had to do anything spectacular at all, their three tries have come from nothing more than basic hit-ups. The Raiders have been woeful in attack. They're no chance of catching the Tigers in this one if they can't start catching the ball. The Tigers have had 64 per cent possession. The only highlights for the Raiders are those under Jarrod Croker's headgear.

    38min: The horror! The Raiders win a penalty in attacking position, but Dane Tilse spills it on the first tackle.

    35min: Oh, you really have to feel for the Raiders fans sitting out in the rain and suffering through this. Having finally forced a repeat set against the Tigers, Benji Marshall executes a short-drop out and wins back possession for the Tigers. Then another penalty to the Tigers. This is one-way traffic at the moment.

    30min: The Raiders are killing themselves with handling errors and bad discipline. The Tigers are dominating with 65 per cent of possession. This time Ben Murdoch-Masila, running just one pass out, simply barges through Canberra's insipid defence. Marshall coverts and it's raining points. Tigers lead 20-0.

    25min: Recalled after a one-match ban for an alcohol breach, Ferguson isn't making up for it early in this one. That's his second handling error in his own half, putting the Raiders under more pressure.

    23min: Robbie Farah conducts a simple run-around play from dummy half, but the Raiders' left-side defence baulks on their own line. Farah takes advantage sliding across for a simple Tigers try. Marshall converts from out wide. Tigers lead 14-0.

    21min: The Raiders can't maintain pressure, David Shillington this time guilty of spilling to ball while Canberra is on the attack. Another penalty gives the Tigers a free pass out of their own area.

    18min: The Raiders make a meal of Benji Marshall's bomb, Josh Dugan knocking it forward to Shaun Fensom in an offside position. Marshall kicks a penalty goal. Tigers lead 8-0.

    14min: Blake Ferguson drops the ball first pass from a scrum on the Raiders line. And the Tigers accept the invitation. The Tigers shift side to side until Curtis Sironen decides to straighten the attack, dragging a couple of Raiders defenders across the tryline. Benji Marshall converts. Tigers lead 6-0.

    8min: Raiders blow a good opportunity on the Tigers' line, Josh McCrone losing possession with a sloppy play-the-ball. It's the third error in the play-the-ball this game already. Both teams need to get back to basics.

    6min: Shaun Fensom gives away consecutive penalties. The Raiders are are pressure now.

    2min: Josh Dugan's first play as an NRL five-eighth is a shocker, kicking the ball well dead from a grubber.

    1min: Slippery conditions and it took only 30 seconds for the first error. Benji Marshall loses control playing the ball. Raiders on the attack

    Keith Galloway leads the Tigers out to celebrate his 150th game. He's looking to lead the way and put his his hand up for Origin too. He'll have to beat Raiders prop Tom Learoyd-Lahrs, who's also desperate for a recall with the Blues.

    There's talk that the ACT Government is exploring the possibility of building a covered stadium in Canberra by the end of the decade. It can't come quick enough for these hardy Raiders fans, who are again braving some miserable conditions. Can the Green Machine finally give them something to cheer about, given the Raiders have won only 6 of their last 17 at Canberra Stadium?

    PREAMBLE: The Tigers have made some late changes to their squad, promoting legend Paul Sironen's son Curtis to five-eighth. It should make for an interesting battle in the halves, with Canberra fullback Josh Dugan named to start at five-eighth for the Raiders. In another late switch, Tigers coach Tim Sheens will give former Penrith hooker Masada Iosefa his first start with the club from the bench. Iosefa was actually playing for the Raiders' NSW Cup feeder team the Mounties, but the Tigers pinched him from under their noses. The Raiders have dropped Kiwi international Bronson Harrison off their five-man bench.

    It's wet and it's cold, just the kind of conditions that the Canberra Raiders have become accustomed to at home this season. The Raiders certainly need home conditions on their side if they're to halt a red-hot Tigers outfit searching for its sixth win on the trot.