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Player ratings: Rd 7 Raiders v Warriors

Player ratings: Rd 7 Raiders v Warriors

A poor second half saw the Warriors leak 14 unanswered points to lose 20-8 against the Canberra Raiders in Round 7. Here are the kiwileaguecentral.com player ratings for the Warriors.

1 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck

Made some really solid tackles. Unlucky to miss out on a four-pointer after Jarrod Croker produced a miraculous try-saving tackle. Came up with a sloppy error late on with the Warriors deep in attacking territory. 6.5/10

2 Blake Ayshford

Asked to do a huge amount of defence, making 31 tackles, and was solid in the backline. 5.5

3 David Fusitu’a

Made a handling error which led to Josh Hodgson’s try in the second half. Other than that Fusitu’a carried the ball well, running for 120 metres off 14 carries. 5.5

4 Solomone Kata

Scrambled well to contain the offload-heavy Canberra right edge for periods. Had a try ruled out just before half-time. 5

5 Ken Maumalo

Not a good night out for big Ken. Made a couple of handling errors, with his dropped bomb leading directly to Joseph Leilua’s second try, while he also really struggled to control Jordan Rapana and Leilua down his flank. 4

6 Kieran Foran

Set up the only try with a towering bomb, but otherwise a quiet night for Foran as he experienced his first loss in Warriors colours. 6

7 Shaun Johnson

Went looking for the ball when the Warriors needed a spark in attack. Had some really nice touches despite not being able to break through. Did miss five tackles. 6

8 James Gavet

Pretty good on the ball in his 45 minutes, but missed five tackles on a night where he only made 16. 5

9 Issac Luke

Had a couple of nice kicks in the first half, one of which forced a repeat set. Struggled to make an impact on attack and only played 57 minutes as Nathaniel Roache got a solid run. 5

10 Jacob Lillyman

Spent an hour on the park and carried for 98 metres from 10 runs. Solid up front. 5.5

11 Bodene Thompson

Had to leave the field for a head injury assessment early, but returned to add some value with his aggressive carries. Clocked up 40 tackles. 6

12 Ryan Hoffman

Made a great effort to jump over Jack Wighton for the first try, and across the 80 minutes Hoffman was probably the best Warriors forward on the park. Ran for 117 metres and made 32 tackles. 7.5

13 Simon Mannering

Offered plenty on both sides of the Steeden, making 46 tackles with just one miss. Joined Hoffman as the only Warriors’ forward to go for over 100 metres. 7


14 Nathaniel Roache

Played 24 minutes but didn’t add a great deal on either side of the ball. Sure to keep getting better as his NRL minutes build. 4

15 Charlie Gubb

Modest numbers after getting only 20 minutes off the pine. 4

16 Ligi Sao

Refer to our summary of Charlie Gubb’s game. 4

17 Sam Lisone

Easily the best bench forward, averaging just over 10 metres on his seven carries. Lisone went looking for work in his stints. 5.5

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