- Jul 30, 2017
Raiders just can't seem to get it right. They have the attack but make the mistakes.
Good to see the Raiders get home over what looked like the choccy soldiers playing strip especially with that gold shoulder patching.Good win over Cronulla 22 - 20. Lost 3 tries to 4, but goals got them home. Small crowd - but Thursday night is never good. Would have been freezing too.
The Canberra Raiders have announced that centre Nick Cotric has taken the early guilty plea for for his tackle on Tim Lafai in Sunday's win over the Dragons and will miss three matches.Raiders centre Nick Cotric has been charged by the NRL match review committee for his tackle on Tim Lafai in Sunday's win over the Dragons.
Cotric has been charged with a grade-three dangerous throw.
If he takes the early plea he will miss three matches. If he fights the charge and loses he will miss four matches.
The Raiders have until midday on Tuesday to make a decision on whether they will contest the charge.
Cotric could have been facing a five-week ban but received a 21-point deduction for each minute he was off the field at WIN Stadium.
Raiders back-rower Elliott Whitehead has also pleaded not guilty to a contrary conduct charge and will challenge a fine at the judiciary.In other judiciary news announced on Monday, Bulldogs prop Dylan Napa and Raiders back-rower Elliott Whitehead can both avoid suspension despite being charged.
An early guilty plea to a dangerous contact charge will mean Napa is free to play this weekend while Whitehead has been fined over a contrary conduct charge involving Penrith halfback Nathan Cleary.
Raiders second-rower Elliott Whitehead has avoided suspension with an early guilty plea after being hit with a dangerous contact charge.Raiders second-rower Elliott Whitehead can avoid suspension with an early guilty plea after being hit with a dangerous contact charge.
The Match Review Committee gave Elliott a grade one charge for a 28th-minute incident involving Roosters centre Joseph Manu.
The only way Whitehead can miss a match is if he challenge the charge at the judiciary and loses.
Sydney RoostersAre Canberra the dark horse of the Comp. Will they make their run ?
I'd put them 3rd at the moment in chances.
Raiders prop Tapine will pay a $1150 fine after taking an early plea for a contrary conduct charge and is free to face Manly in Round 23.Raiders prop Tapine will pay a $1,150 fine with an early plea to a contrary conduct charge after his spat with Storm opposite Nelson Asofa-Solomona midway through the first half of Canberra's 22-18 win at AAMI Park on Saturday night.
That will be pleasing for Raiders coach Ricky Stuart as he prepares his men to play the Sea Eagles talented forward pack at GIO Stadium next Sunday.