The Canberra Raiders took a sword to the Dragons' soft underbelly as they repeatedly cut open St George Illawarra's middle. But more importantly Josh Papalii's AC joint got through unscathed in the Raiders' 37-8 victory at Wollongong on Saturday. It keeps the Green Machine in touch with the top four with two rounds remaining before the finals - the first time the Raiders will play back-to-back finals campaigns since 2004. Raiders five-eighth Jack Wighton continued his brilliant form - scoring a double to make it six tries in four games. Canberra's middles were all fantastic, with Hudson Young (203 run metres) and Joe Tapine (148m) especially good.