Canberra lock Ryan Sutton's second try in as many matches was dedicated to his mother in England and her late cousin John, who passed away before Saturday night’s 20-4 win over Gold Coast.
Sutton, who had scored his first try in three seasons with the Raiders in the previous week’s 34-31 loss to the Warriors, crossed late in the match at Netstrata Jubilee Oval and pointed to strapping on his wrist bearing John’s name.
"To get over the line was special and I dedicated that one to my mum, and my family back home," Sutton said. "She lost her cousin the other day to cancer and that was for him.
"I was on the phone to mum and she was in tears. All I wanted to do was give her a big hug and we are in a real hard position at the minute, with COVID and whatnot, not to be able to see your family.