Season 2020 has been the making of Canberra lock Joseph Tapine - just ask anyone at the Raiders. Ricky Stuart says Tapine's freakish try against the Roosters as one of the best he's ever seen from a forward. Raiders captain Jarrod Croker believes the 100-gamer has been just as influential as Josh Papalii in the club's charge towards Friday's preliminary final against the Melbourne Storm. Papalii feels Tapine is providing immeasurable inspiration to his teammates as Canberra eyes back-to-back grand final appearances while the man himself has started doing weights this season, and has never been in a better head space. As a crippling injury crisis threatened to derail the Raiders in 2020, Stuart called Tapine and Papalii into his office and asked them to take charge of a depleted forward pack.