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Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium

Posted By: RNA
Reply #105 July 21, 2013, 07:38:16 PM
Raiders destroy Eels 14-0

Canberra have won their 12th straight  home game with a 14-0 NRL victory over Parramatta in treacherous  weather conditions.

Hail, sleet and rain saturated Canberra Stadium before kick-off,  ensuring a dour contest and a high number of errors.

And while the temperature dipped to a chilly four degrees, the  Eels' performance was even colder, dooming them to their eighth  consecutive loss.

Raiders captain Terry Campese was outstanding for the home side,  calmly directing play in the wet to set up the first two tries.

Prop David Shillington was another standout for Canberra, his  error-free man-of-the-match performance yielding a valuable 176  metres in attack.

It didn't take long for the slippery conditions to take effect,  Eels winger Brayden Wiliame spilling a Campese bomb a metre off his  tryline in the sixth minute to gift centre Jarrod Croker a  converted try.

The night got worse for Wiliame when the video referee ruled he  failed to place down a Luke Kelly chip kick in the 26th minute.

Adding injury to insult, Wiliame was then caught off his wing  minutes later when Campese threw a cut out pass to Sami Sauiluma to  extend the Raiders' lead to 12-0 going into the break.

The Eels came agonisingly close to hitting back with a try in  the 68th minute, Croker pulling off a superb low tackle to drag  Eels centre Ryan Morgan into touch.

Eels interchange Joseph Paulo was then sin-binned with seven  minutes to go after his early tackle on Shaun Fensom prevented a  certain try, Croker nailing the resulting penalty to give the  Raiders an unassailable 14-0 lead.

Young Raiders fullback Anthony Milford was classy at the back,  his handling skills tested by Eels halfback Kelly's kicking game on  countless occasions.

The win puts the Raiders one step closer to the club's home  winning streak record of 17, which was posted between 1993 and  1995.

Source: http://rss.skynews.com.au/c/34485/f/628638/s/2eec87c8/l/0L0Sskynews0N0Bau0Csport0Carticle0Baspx0Did0F8895710GvId0F/story01.htm

Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium

Posted By: RNA
Reply #106 July 21, 2013, 07:41:05 PM
Check out the action shots from the Raiders 14-0 over the Eels at Canberra Stadium in round 19.

View photos: http://www.raiders.com.au/news-display/raiders/79906

Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium

Posted By: RNA
Reply #107 July 21, 2013, 07:49:22 PM
Raiders v Eels - what we learned


On the comeback trail from a second serious knee injury, it appears last week’s bye came at just the right time for Terry Campese. The Raiders skipper’s kicking game in horrid conditions was superb, one of the major differences between the teams. His short and long kicking game put Parramatta’s inexperienced back three under tremendous pressure all night. He also laid on first-half tries for winger Sami Sauiluma, with a brilliant delayed cut-out pass, and Jarrod Croker, with a well-placed bomb. He came under some criticism just before the bye, but he silenced that talk with arguably his best game of the year.


He’s not even there yet, but already Sam Williams has been struck down by St George Illawarra’s ‘Canberra curse’. Wollongong bound next year, the Raiders halfback suffered a bad syndesmosis strain in Mounties’ NSW Cup win over Newcastle at Canberra Stadium on Saturday. It was the last thing the Dragons wanted given Williams’ likely halves partner next year, Melbourne’s Gareth Widdop, is out long term with a dislocated hip. The Dragons will have their fingers crossed their other Raiders recruit for next year, Joel Thompson, keeps himself out of harm’s way for the rest of the season.


You always expect Canberra Stadium to be a little chilly in mid-July, but the conditions on Saturday were at a new level. The official temperature at kick-off was 4.4 degrees. But the apparent temperature taking in the wind chill according to the Bureau of Meteorology was -5.5. The 7023 hardy souls which braved the conditions all deserve a medal. Special mention to Canberra’s cheerleaders the Raiderettes, who still performed their pre-match routine in their normal outfits.

Read more: http://canberratimes.com.au/rugby-league/raiders-v-eels--what-we-learned-20130720-2qbb1.html

Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium

Posted By: RNA
Reply #108 July 21, 2013, 07:52:40 PM
Champagne Campese keeps Raiders in finals hunt


Canberra skipper Terry Campese rediscovered the form which won him a NSW jersey four years ago with a superb all-round performance in the Raiders 14-0 win over Parramatta on Saturday.

In disgraceful cold and wet conditions at Canberra Stadium, Campese delivered arguably his best effort of the year to help the Raiders leap into the top eight.

The apparent temperature hit minus four degrees for kick-off, but Campese showed last week's bye came at the perfect time with a red hot display.

On a second comeback from serious knee surgery, Campese's effort would have warmed the heart of coach David Furner and Canberra's fans.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-match-report/champagne-campese-keeps-raiders-in-finals-hunt-20130720-2qbag.html#ixzz2ZfjwRjV3

Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium

Posted By: RNA
Reply #109 July 21, 2013, 07:56:21 PM
Campese proves he can run show in wet

For Canberra Raiders skipper Terry Campese, this time it was ‘‘personal’’.

Criticised for not running the football in the wet, Campese responded like class players do with a fine display in horrid conditions against Parramatta on Saturday.

It was a bitterly cold Canberra night, but his peformance in the 14-0 win would have warmed the hearts of the 7000 brave souls in the stands.

If the Raiders want to make an impact in September, they needs their key playmaker fit and firing.

Read more: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/rugby-league/campese-proves-he-can-run-show-in-wet-20130721-2qcc2.html#ixzz2ZfkRnPyl

Re: Round 19 - Raiders V Eels @ Bruce Stadium

Posted By: RNA
Reply #110 July 21, 2013, 08:04:06 PM
Canberra juniors stay on top after belting Eels

Holden Cup

OUTSIDE backs Andrew Heffernan and Jeremy Hawkins both scored hat-tricks to help Canberra Raiders to a 46-6 under-20 demolition of Parramatta on Saturday. The hosts scored eight tries to one to retain top spot on the ladder.

Star halfback Mitch Cornish was superb in his return from a two-week lay-off with an ankle injury, racking up 16 points through a try and six goals.

It was a welcome return to form for last year's grand finalists, who have been patchy without a handful of key players in recent weeks.

Cornish's display was timely after Canberra's standby NRL halfback Sam Williams suffered a bad ankle syndesmosis strain in Mounties' NSW Cup win over Newcastle.

Read more: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/canberra-juniors-stay-on-top-after-belting-eels-20130720-2qbr5.html#ixzz2ZfmYPFPj


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