Robbie Farah

Any loss, is a bad loss. When a team loses to nil however, that makes it even more heart-breaking – and for the Canberra Raiders, following their 40-0 drubbing at the hands of the Wests Tigers, there will have to be some soul searching.

The loss was the Raiders worst at home all season, and it was only the 2nd time in their history, that the Raiders have been held scoreless at home.

The defeat now means the club has lost four of their last five games, and ailing near the bottom of the ladder.

Although the conditions were not favourable for either side, it was the Tigers who grabbed the bull by the horns, eventually running away with the game scoring 7 unanswered tries – courtesy of their two key play-makers in Benji Marshall and Robbie Farah.

The win was the Tigers sixth on the trot, and it was clear from the outset that it was the Tigers night – evidenced by their mammoth 67% of possession, compared to the Raiders 33%.

When asked about his side’s performance, Furner gave a straight, clear answer.

“In the end? Embarrassing,” lamented Furner.

“Sixty-seven per cent possession to the Tigers – that pretty much sums up a game where we made every error possible.

“I wouldn’t say worst effort, but worst with our errors and inviting teams in and possession-wise as well.

“Fundamental errors were way too many.”

For the Tigers, in what was their 6th straight win, captain Robbie Farah said that the club is focused on finals footy in September.

“To hold a team to zero is a great effort. I’m more pleased about that than the 40 points, to be honest,” he said.

“And it’s going to do wonders for our for-and-against as well.

“We were in the negatives before tonight, so it’s going to be important at the back end of the year.”

By ricky

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