Continuing a miserable weekend for Canberra sports fans, ABC News brings news that the Canberra Raiders have gone down to the South Sydney Rabbitohs 26-24, at Bruce.
The Raiders raced out to a 24-6 half-time lead, including through a spectacular try to Josh Dugan. However, the team lost its composure in the second half and allowed the Rabbitohs to run in four unanswered tries. Poor handling and inconsistent play (including, IMO, far too much working the ball up the middle and not spreading it around) let the team down at critical times.
The poor result came despite some excellent play by Dugan, Adam Mogg (before he was taken off injured) and Terry Campese, as well as some spirited defence against the Rabbitohs’ big men. Here’s hoping the team can build on these positives and turn things around before next week’s game against the Warriors in Auckland.