5 September 2016

Leilua pass stuns ahead of Raiders home semi ticket rush

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Joey Leilua's back flick pass. Photo: FoxSports

Fair weather fans inspired by perhaps one of the greatest rugby league passes of all time may struggle to get tickets for the Canberra Raiders’ home semi-final this Saturday with members having 24 hours to purchase up to 10 tickets each before general sales begin at 10am tomorrow.

The Raiders have scored a home final after defeating the Wests Tigers 52-10 in Leichhardt yesterday, with spectacular back flick pass from Joey Leilua that led to one of the Raiders’ tries becoming the best advertisement the NRL could have imagined for its finals series.

You can see the pass at the 53-second mark in this video report on the match:

The Raiders finished the competition in second place with their tenth win on the trot. They’ll play the Cronulla Sharks on Saturday at 5.35pm at GIO Stadium at Bruce.

The curtain raiser match between the NYC Raiders and the Roosters starts at 2.55pm.

If the Raiders win in week one, they will progress straight to week three which will be held in Sydney. If they lose in week one, they will host another final at GIO Stadium in week two.

Tickets are on sale to the general public via ticketek.com.au from 10am tomorrow, but pre-sales open today for ticketed members, at 10am, and at 4pm for non-ticketed members. All members can purchase up to 10 tickets, on a first come first served basis.

Grand Final tickets are available to the general public now. See tickets.nrl.com/grand-final for details.

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Surely the NRL can’t be serious about a potential 4-week suspension for Jack Wighton over that hit on Joel Edwards? Talk about double standards. The NRL match review committee is a complete farce.

Just terrific what the Raiders have done this year, their “no d#$khead” policy is paying dividends. This is the first time in Raiders history a side has won ten in a row. This team has also scored more regular season points than any other Raiders side and they are the first Raiders side to finish second since 1995

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