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