It was heartbreaking, but it could also be the making of the Canberra Raiders' young guns. Raiders lock Joe Tapine expected his young teammates to benefit from the experience of playing in the NRL grand final. Corey Horsburgh, Emre Guler, Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad and Bailey Simonsson have just 90 NRL games between them, but that now includes the 14-8 loss to the Sydney Roosters on Sunday. While it was Tapine's first grand final, he's played nine Tests for New Zealand - including the 2017 World Cup. That big game experience has him confident the Raiders young guns will grow as a result of playing in the grand final.