Last Time Played: Wests Tigers v Raiders

Canberra Raiders v Wests Tigers
Round 8, 2011
Canberra Stadium

The Tigers walloped the Raiders 49-12 in the national capital in Round 8 last year – just five weeks after a 34-24 success in Campbelltown.

The Tigers were on the back foot early, conceding a try to Josh Dugan with just 10 minutes gone, before scoring four tries in 27 minutes to head to the sheds up 24-6. They went on with the job in the second 40 and although Dugan crossed for a second try the visitors piled on another four tries in the closing 20 minutes to run away with the contest. The Raiders were their own worst enemy, completing their sets at just 52 per cent, although the Tigers were red-hot in making seven line-breaks.

Tigers fullback Wade McKinnon was a standout, scoring two tries, running 132 metres and busting five tackles, while skipper Robbie Farah added two try assists.

The Raiders were best served by Matt Orford who added two try assists in his second-last ever NRL game, while Josh Dugan was a powerhouse with nine tackle-breaks helping him to 138 metres.