Rugby League

Raiders v Panthers

The refeeres are copping it from the fans as they leave the ground. There should be some very tense reaction from the Raiders, especially, in the post game press conference. The Raiders slump to 3-7 while the Panthers improve to 6-4 and won back to back games for the first time this year.


Full time: And that's all she wrote at Canberra Stadium as the Panthers hang on to beat the Raiders 26-20 in a see-sawing affair in front of a crowd of 8,892. The Raiders had one final chance with 15 seconds to go, but Soward collects Milford's chip and chase and runs it over the sideline!

79min: Raiders are 30m out as McCrone puts up the bomb. And what a take from David Simmons ... but he's knocked it on! The Raiders are rushing to the scrum, but the ref has stopped the clock anyway to call time off for an injury. Wait up, it's now a penalty to the Raiders for taking out Simmons in the air. Raiders won't be happy about that.

78min: Soward goes safety first and kicks for the corner. Robinson gathers and gives it to Milford under the posts. 2:20 left.

77min: McCrone gets a chip and chase, but he's tackled on the last tackle and it's a handover. Panthers have the ball on their 30m line with 3:27 left.

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76min: He's killing it in attack, and Anthony Milford is doing it at the other end as well. Don't know he got out of his own in-goal. Amazing.

76min: Jamal Idris is forced to kick on the last tackle, but the ref rules that the Raiders played at it and it's six more tackles. Very lucky break for the Panthers.

75min: Sami Sauiluma busts the Panthers open, but they hold on to grab the Campese grubber kick on their own line.

73min: Reece Robinson is taking the conversion for an injured Jarrod Croker. Robinson misses and the Raiders are down by six points. Panthers 26; Raiders 20

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72min: He's gone for next year, but Anthony Milford is delivering for the Raiders in the present. That is a simply outstanding solo effort to score in the right corner, planting the ball down to give the Raiders a chance. Meanwhile, Campese has copped a knock and doesn't look good at all. He's trying to shake it off. Panthers 26; Raiders 20 KTC

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Flashback #5: Terry Campese celebrates the dramatic win over Penrith at Canberra in 2010.
Flashback #5: Terry Campese celebrates the dramatic win over Penrith at Canberra in 2010. Photo: Melissa Adams

68min: Does anyone want to win this game? Just when you thought the Panthers had taken the upper hand, the Raiders are refusing to go away. A nice grubber kick from Buttriss earns them another set of six.

64min: Just hold the ball son! Jack Wighton drops the pill with the line in sight. That's the play the Raiders needed to get themselves back in the game. Great tackle though on the line.

63min: Who's your money on now? Panthers up by 10 points, but the Raiders are fired up and on the attack.

60min: Smart play from Segeyaro to find the sideline with his kick. Things are getting heated now. I can't print half of what Campese has said in the last 10 minutes, he's been blowing up deluxe and the censors are working overtime.

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58min: Just to clarify, Shaun Fensom scored as Shillington reacted to Segeyaro. The Fensom try was waved away. When the Raiders got the penalty, they knocked the ball on.

It's on baby!!! David Shillington is blowing up big time and goes after a Panthers player under the posts. Shillington is claiming James Segeyaro has thrown an elbow. The referee has spoken to both Shillington and Campese. The referee has now put Segeyaro on report for a forearm to the head and the penalty has been reversed.

This isn't related to the game at all, but seriously, it's a pig at the million paws walk in Canberra. A PIG!!!


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54min: Panthers grab a 10-point lead as David Simmons gets past some wafer-thin Raiders defence. A small dispute happens after as Raiders captain Terry Campese appears to accuse a Panthers player of a head-butt when talking to the referee. Soward converts. Panthers 26; Raiders 16

49min: The crowd has been announced as 8892. In other news, the Raiders made another mistake and drop the ball.

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