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Warriors v Canberra Raiders
Round 21, 2011
Mt Smart Stadium

The Warriors beat the Raiders 29-10 at Mt Smart Stadium in Round 21 last year but not before the Green Machine gave them some early headaches.

The home side raced to an 8-nil lead after just 15 minutes but Canberra rallied to cross for two tries of their own to snatch a 10-8 lead at the break.

However, the Raiders’ handling let them down in the second stanza, and they lost control of the contest with a miserable 55 per cent completion rate. The Warriors took advantage of the glut of possession to cross for four unanswered tries.

Five-eighth James Maloney engineered two try assists and back-rower Feleti Mateo set up a try and ran for 137 metres. Fullback Kevin Locke was unstoppable, with 187 metres.

The Raiders were best served by Josh Dugan, who ran for 140 metres and contributed a try assist, while David Shillington made a huge 147 metres off the bench.

Unfortunately neither of those players will be suiting up for the Raiders this weekend… unless ‘Shillo’ makes a surprise early return from injury.