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The Dragons' woeful record in Canberra, where they haven't won since 2000, continued when the Raiders beat them 30-17 at Canberra Stadium in Round 3.

Both teams had lost each of their opening two matches, placing enormous value on the result of this game.

A controversial obstruction call that denied the Dragons an early try may have appeared an indication that the Dragons' luck was out again, but they still managed to score first through winger Brett Morris.

It was 6-5 to the Raiders at halftime, though, the unusual scoreline being completed by a field goal from Dragons five-eighth Jamie Soward just before the break.

Raiders fullback Reece Robinson, who had scored his team's first try, made it a double early in the second half as the pressure kept piling on the Dragons.

Eventually, the Raiders stretched their lead to 24-11. The Dragons reduced it to 24-17, but Robinson finished them off by setting up a try for centre Jarrod Croker in the dying minutes.