Sport Raiders still in NRL title hunt with win

10:20  13 august  2017
10:20  13 august  2017 Source:   msn.com

Bird hurt in Sharks loss to Raiders

  Bird hurt in Sharks loss to Raiders Sharks star Jack Bird came off with a shoulder injury in Saturday's 30-12 loss to Canberra.It was the Raiders of 2016 on Saturday night, dominating the Sharks through the middle as they overcame the second-half sin-binning of Josh Papalii to stay within sight of the top eight.

Canberra boss Ricky Stuart lauded his players' focus after they kept their slim NRL final hopes alive in a 36-16 victory over the hapless Warriors. They stayed in the hunt until the 60th minute, when - down 18-10 - tries to Raiders right-edge duo Joey Leilua and Jordan Rapana killed off the contest.

NRL Preview: Not sure what happened last week. 2dDarren Arthur. Six again: Winning without star halves made easy. "We're still in this competition. "We'll fix a few things, take some positives out and move forward.

Nick Cotric of the Raiders makes a break during the round 23 NRL match between the New Zealand Warriors and the Canberra Raiders at Mt Smart Stadium on August 13, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand.© Hannah Peters/Getty Images Nick Cotric of the Raiders makes a break during the round 23 NRL match between the New Zealand Warriors and the Canberra Raiders at Mt Smart Stadium on August 13, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. Canberra have kept their slim NRL finals hopes alive and rubbed salt into the slumping Warriors' wounds by inflicting a 36-16 NRL drubbing on the hosts in Auckland.

While performing with far more energy and drive than in last weekend's capitulation to bottom-placed Newcastle, typical blunders and poor try-line defence cost the Warriors dearly on their home patch as they fell to a sixth straight defeat.

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Since then the Raiders have lost two-straight while each of them have won Wild card: 5. Pittsburgh Steelers (6-4) 6. Buffalo Bills (5-4) 7. New York Jets (5-4). In the hunt This is where the rubber meets the road for this Raiders team still clinging to playoff hopes.

Canberra Raiders vs Canterbury Bulldogs: NRL live scores, blog. The Canberra Raiders will be hunting their first win of 2018 when they play He says we're no longer fat, but it's still hard to see us making the 8.They've now changed the title in the article.Statistics: Posted by greeneyed — March 2

They stayed in the hunt until the 60th minute, when - down 18-10 - tries to Raiders right-edge duo Joey Leilua and Jordan Rapana killed off the contest.

Nick Cotric then added insult to injury, before young second-rower Isaiah Papali'i nabbed a Warriors consolation try with a minute to go.

Backing up solid wins over the Rabbitohs and Sharks, the Green Machine's 20-point victory - six tries to three - keeps them within four points of the eighth-placed Cowboys.

Ben Matulino of the Warriors charges forward during the round 23 NRL match between the New Zealand Warriors and the Canberra Raiders at Mt Smart Stadium on August 13, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand.© Hannah Peters/Getty Images Ben Matulino of the Warriors charges forward during the round 23 NRL match between the New Zealand Warriors and the Canberra Raiders at Mt Smart Stadium on August 13, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. They must win their final three matches against Penrith, Newcastle and Melbourne to have a chance sneak into the top eight.

Comment: Did Canberra Raider Blake Austin return to his best against New Zealand Warriors?

  Comment: Did Canberra Raider Blake Austin return to his best against New Zealand Warriors? Has the Canberra Raiders five-eighth returned to his 2015 form?From the outset his kicking game was on point and he forced the home team into a repeat set - something the Raiders have struggled to do this season.

NRL . Raiders . The Raiders couldn't find an answer in the dying minutes and now face a confident Warriors at Canberra Stadium still looking for their first win .

NRL NEWS. Raiders dare to dream. Author. Needing a win to stay in the hunt for a finals berth, the Raiders exploded out of the blocks with two tries in the opening six minutes and continued to pile on the points when they had to against a Newcastle side that was simply playing for pride.

The Warriors' finals hopes, however, are long gone - with Sunday's match marking their worst loss of the season to date.

Two trademark gaffes bookended the Aucklanders' first stanza in relentless drizzle, with the Raiders heading into the break 18-6 ahead.

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Author. NRL .com. Timestamp. Thu 17 Aug 2017, 07:00 AM. A loss to the Raiders this weekend in Canberra could see Penrith drop out of the top eight altogether but other than minor premiership-bound Melbourne the Panthers are the ones Hunt says other teams should be most worried about.

Out of the hunt for the top eight, the Raiders also had little to play for but started to find their rhythm and were rewarded with a try in the 58th minute. Cronulla insist finishing outside the top four won ’t dent the club’s hopes of becoming the first team in almost two decades to defend their NRL title .

For the first, centre Solomone Kata got on the end of an Ata Hingano grubber, only to lose the ball and injure his shoulder while grounding - and then watch on in horror as winger Cotric broke down the left to score in the next play.

Tries to Jarrod Croker and Blake Austin followed, sandwiching a David Fusitu'a effort, before Hingano tumbled over with the tryline begging near half time.

Likely handed a rocket by coach Stephen Kearney in the sheds, the Warriors turned the screws with repeat sets of six in the early second half.

But, barring a well-worked Roger Tuivasa-Sheck try down the left, the Warriors couldn't break through before letting the floodgates open to the Raiders.

What has to happen for the Canberra Raiders to play NRL finals .
Mathematically possible. The Raiders are now in the realms of those two dirty words for any finals aspirants. Their four-point loss to the Penrith Panthers at Canberra Stadium on Sunday means they now need to beat both the Newcastle Knights and the Melbourne Storm in their final two games, as well as hope a string of results go their way.The Knights have become something of a bogey team for the Raiders, winning their last encounter earlier in the season to go with a draw and a golden-point loss last year as well, while the Storm are clearly the best team in the NRL.

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