LIVE: Raiders young star 'sets stadium alight'

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Canberra deed backmost and reclaim the pb connected the backmost of a peculiar play from young prima Xavier Savage.

All Savage needed was conscionable a small spot of country to interruption the enactment earlier his idiosyncratic brilliance ended up successful a effort to Jack Wighton, who simply conscionable needed to enactment the shot down.

"You've got to say, a prima is calved here," Andrew Voss said connected commentary for Fox League.

"The x-factor, Xavier Savage. Sensational!"

"We're watching a kid acceptable the stadium alight."

Early connected it was each Canberra, but astatine the extremity of the archetypal 40 minutes scores are present locked astatine 12-all.

After starring 10-0 aboriginal on, Cronulla stormed backmost with tries to Jesse Ramien (23') Sione Katoa (32') to instrumentality the lead.

But a punishment successful the shadows of half-time handed Jarrod Croker a changeable a extremity and helium made nary mistake to level the scores.

Canberra raced disconnected to a large commencement earlier successful the fractional aft they were awarded a arguable eight-point try.

Braydon Trindall was placed connected study and pulled up by referee Grant Atkins aft helium appeared to marque immoderate added interaction connected Raiders winger Jordan Rapana, who had conscionable grounded the ball.

Rapana was awarded the effort earlier it was sent up to the bunker for a further reappraisal connected whether an eight-point effort should've been awarded.

The Raiders couldn't person asked for a amended commencement aft being awarded an eight-point effort during the opening 10 minutes.

Braydon Trindall was placed connected study and pulled up by referee Grant Atkins aft helium appeared to marque immoderate added interaction connected Raiders winger Jordan Rapana, who had conscionable grounded the ball.

Rapana was awarded the effort earlier it was sent up to the bunker for a further reappraisal connected whether an eight-point effort should've been awarded.

The bunker authoritative successful complaint of the reappraisal said, "Jordan Rapana has grounded the ball. In the process of scoring the try, Braydon Trindall has deed Jordan Rapana high."

However, the determination to grant an eight-point effort was met with contention aft Balmain Tigers large Steve Roach felt Trindall was hard done by.

"What's Braydon Trindall expected to do?" Roach asked successful commentary for Fox League.

"Jordan Rapana is diving implicit the line, and Trindall is coming crossed to marque the tackle

"What other tin helium do? He can't disappear."

Saturday nighttime NRL enactment betwixt the Raiders and Sharks from Cbus Super Stadium is present underway!

The Raiders volition invited backmost Origin stars Jack Wighton and Josh Papalii, successful what is beryllium a must-win crippled for Canberra, who are looking to support their finals hopes alive.

Currently sitting successful the 11th spot and 2 premiership points extracurricular of the apical eight, the Raiders volition instrumentality connected the eighth-placed Sharks who request a triumph to stay successful their presumption connected the NRL ladder.

"Every broadside astir that seventh to eighth and from 10th to 13th has that bash oregon dice mentality from present connected in," Raiders seasoned Jarrod Croker said earlier successful the week

"Coming up present [to the Gold Coast], you truly constrictive that absorption and we're up present to triumph games and marque a precocious surge for that eighth [spot]."

Raiders team: 1. Xavier Savage 2. Semi Valemei 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Sebastian Kris 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Jack Wighton 7. Sam Williams 16. Iosia Soliola 9. Josh Hodgson 10. Emre Guler 11. Corey Harawira-Naera 12. Hudson Young 13. Ryan Sutton 14. Tom Starling 8. Josh Papaliii 15. Joseph Tapine 17. Ryan James

Sharks team: 1. Will Kennedy 2. Sione Katoa 3. Connor Tracey 4. Jesse Ramien 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo 6. Braydon Trindall 7. Shaun Johnson 8. Aiden Tolman 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Aaron Woods 15. Siosifa Talakai 12. Teig Wilton 13. Toby Rudolf 14. Mawene Hiroti 11. Briton Nikora 16. Jack Williams 17. Braden Hamlin-Uele

The Sydney Roosters person pulled disconnected a commendable comeback successful Townsville, downing the Cowboys 30-18 aft coughing up 2 aboriginal tries.

The Cowboys looked to person ambushed Trent Robinson's men connected a balmy time successful North Queensland erstwhile Javid Bowen and Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow crossed implicit successful the opening sequences of the game.

Scott Drinkwater was successful cruise control, orchestrating the play for the Queenslanders, but arsenic accelerated arsenic the Cowboys sprung to the lead, they conscionable arsenic rapidly recovered themselves trailing by the break.

Billy Smith, Angus Crichton and Joey Manu ran successful 3 unanswered tries to someway snatch backmost the pb 14-12 by half-time, and plaything the momentum heading into the 2nd period.

MORE TO COME.

Neither broadside wants to fto this lucifer descent by, arsenic the Cowboys and Roosters commercialized tries to the last siren.

It's the Roosters who person the borderline acknowledgment to a precocious effort done Tupouniua, but the Cowboys are close successful it acknowledgment to a stunning squad effort minutes earlier.

Don't spell anywhere!

As he's done clip again, Matt Ikuvalu has snuck himself successful astatine the country post, scoring a stunning aerial effort to springiness the Roosters an inch of breathing abstraction arsenic they look to propulsion disconnected a commendable comeback against the Cowboys.

Ikuvalu's four-pointer had an essence of his five-try haul helium scored against the Cowboys successful circular 9 past year, getting precocious disconnected the crushed to interaction down successful the corner.

It puts the Roosters 18-12 wide of the Cowboys with conscionable nether 20 minutes of play near successful Townsville.

The Cowboys person wholly crumbled, coughing up 3 unanswered tries aft stunning the Roosters with an aboriginal double.

Leading 12-0 and successful cruise control, the Cowboys got complacent successful defence and fto Angus Crichton, Billy Smith and Joey Manu transverse implicit successful the blink of an eye, arsenic the Tricolours wrestled backmost the pb by the half.

"Too casual for the Roosters, The Cowboys crack," Fox Sports caller Warren Smith said.

Former Sharks manager Shane Flanagan added: "Poor aged Cowboys."

Cowboys young weapon Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow has yet again showcased his jaw-dropping speed, making the Roosters look pedestrian arsenic helium burnt past a slew of Trent Robinson's men en way to a spectacular effort successful Townsville.

Again, the Cowboys had Scott Drinkwater to convey for the setup, arsenic helium divided the Chooks enactment with a slaloming run.

Finding Tabuai-Fidow with the off-load, the youngster inactive had a tract of defenders successful beforehand of him. But it was thing his velocity couldn't negociate arsenic helium turned connected the jets to pain down the helping and the full Roosters' close edge.

"The Hammer sets sail to the corner, what a speedster helium is, helium burns the Roosters...blistering the turf," Caller Warren Smith said successful commentary for Fox Sports.

Former Sharks manager Shane Flanagan added: "Speed, speed, velocity you cant bushed him successful rugby league. You can't grip him, he's excessively quick."

Tabuai-Fidow's effort continues a spectacular commencement for the Cowboys against the Roosters, notching their 2nd effort successful a blistering commencement successful Townsville.

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