In driving rain, the true believers converged on Canberra Stadium to watch the Raiders play NRL competition leaders the Brisbane Broncos. The crowd figure was quoted as 8 600, but it appeared to be much less than that.
Despite Clinton Schifcofske returning from injury and Simon Woolford back after a two week suspension, the Raiders couldn’t hold out the Broncos. Craig Frawley was out with injury and didn’t have the opportunity to play against his old team. If the Raiders were to have any chance of beating the Broncos it was on Saturday night. Without 6 players due to State of Origin commitments, the Broncos displayed the level of depth and talent in their side by downing the Raiders 20-12.
Match summary is available here.