Round 20 Sharks v Raiders
Sunday 22nd July
It was an ambush at Shark Park back in Round 20 as the visitors ran away 36-4 winners. To be fair, the home side was without talismanic skipper Paul Gallen who was at that point battling several niggles including a knee strain and abdominal injury. Key playmaker Todd Carney probably shouldn’t have played either, due to an abdominal complaint, and it was borne out in his performance: Carney turned in easily his worst game of the season, including three errors and seven missed tackles.