Canberra has held off a late fightback to beat the Roosters 22-16 regardless of a few errors on the dying.
The Raiders appeared like blowing a strong half-time lead for the umpteenth time – they’ve develop into generally known as “the faders” on account of the unflattering behavior over the previous couple of years.
The Chooks scored two fast tries within the second half and it appeared like the identical outdated story was unfolding within the nation’s capital.
However a attempt to Matt Timoko pushed the lead again out to 6 factors, and that is the place it stayed.
A missed conversion from Jamal Fogarty and a missed area purpose try from Matt Frawley might have price the Raiders dearly, however they had been in a position to maintain out the Chooks in a last-play thriller.
“You don’t get better Sunday entertainment than that – right down to the wire,” Phil Gould stated.
“Great spirit, great club spirit from the Raiders today.”