It looks like a good time was had out at Canberra Stadium today with the Raiders triumphing over a Cronulla Sharks outfit that spat the dummy early and far.
Souths will host us in Sydney at 7.30 next Saturday.
UPDATE 09/09/12 21:03:
Foxsports has the story on a game in which Cronulla showed us all the poise and grace for which The Shire is famed:
Canberra will play South Sydney in a sudden-death semi-final after scoring four late tries to bury a determined Cronulla 34-16 in Sunday’s NRL elimination final at Canberra Stadium.
The Raiders were clinging to an 18-16 lead with 13 minutes to go before they finished with a flurry, their late spurt including a double to former Shark Blake Ferguson as they ended Cronulla’s season in a brilliant contest.
It was a spirited performance form the Sharks, who played without star pivot Todd Carney for a large period after he went off with an achilles injury, which he carried into the game, eight minutes into the second stanza.
Negating Paul Gallen was Josh Papalii’s personal mission, with the young Kiwi belting the Sharks skipper with several massive hits, helping give the Raiders crucial momentum.