18 March 2012

Raiders muddle to defeat against the Roosters. 14-8

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Foxsports reports that life is not getting any better for the Raiders.

Sydney Roosters edged past an injury-decimated Canberra 14-8 in a woeful NRL encounter littered with mistakes at Allianz Stadium on Sunday.

Brian Smith’s side outlasted a Raiders side who played the whole of the second half with 14 available players after injuries to star fullback Josh Dugan, workaholic back-rower Shaun Fensom and utility forward Trevor Thurling.


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Ah, but I hear Don Furner is going to call up a Massey for the next match…that should give the opposition something to worry about!

I like the whole TWO fans in that shot.

One of the most dire games of league I have seen in some time, and the staggering error rate wasn’t the worst part. Canberra’s total lack of direction in attack is utterly tiresome. Every game is like groundhog day – dummy half pass, hit up, rinse and repeat to tackle 5 and then kick. I don’t think I saw a single play where they attacked the Roosters line. The Raiders need an inspired halves combination if they are ever any hope of making the grade, especially considering every player on the team is made of fine china.

Oh, and Mitch Aubesson is a grub. His hit on Dugan was a real low point.

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