It killed two birds with one stone. Not only is a rested Green Machine ready to launch into an NRL final, but it's created a buzz that can launch their finals campaign. Canberra Raiders prop Sia Soliola got through his injury return unscathed, but he also got an added boost of excitement from the efforts of the Raiders rookies who ran the Cronulla Sharks ragged. Soliola said the victory had lifted the returning rested Raiders ahead of their elimination final against the Sharks at Canberra Stadium on Saturday. It's set to be played in front of a sold-out crowd - albeit capped at 9600 - with less than 1000 tickets left on Monday night.