There will be no official Viking clap, but Canberra Raiders fans don't care. Nothing is going to stop them from treating a soldout Suncorp Stadium to the best pre-match ritual in the NRL. A trickle of lime green jerseys slowly started to build throughout the afternoon in the lead-up to the preliminary final between the Green Machine and the Melbourne Storm on Friday night. A construction worker stuck his head over a fence to shout, "Go Raiders" at a young Storm fan heading to the game. The Raiders' roots run deep in this part of the world thanks the legacy left by legends like Mal Meninga, whose statue was getting plenty of selfies.