Digital Image by Grant Trouvile © NRLphotos : Andrew Fifita ofloads   : 2015 NRL Round 1 - Cronulla Sharks v Canberra Raiders at REMONDIS Stadium, Sunday March 8th 2015.

The Sharks dominance last week against the depleted Dragons has given the boys a shot of confidence ahead of their next assignment against the Raiders in Canberra this Saturday.  

With momentum building and a forward-line firing on all cylinders, the Sharks hope to return from GIO Stadium with the two competition points in what appears likely to be a high-scoring affair if past results are any indication.

Cronulla have won seven of the last ten meetings in Canberra, averaging 27.5pts per game. The Sharks/Raiders dossier stands at 12 wins, 19 losses from 31 starts, since 1982. This included a run of five victories from 2005 to 2009 in the nation’s capital.

Individual records abound in these encounters. Andrew Ettingshausen with 14 leads the Most Total Sharks Tries v Raiders, six of these scored in away fixtures. ET’s scoring prowess came to the fore between 1988 and 1990 when he crossed for six tries in six consecutive games against the Raiders. Prolific point scorer Luke Covell amassed a career total of seven tries, 35 goals in all games against the Raiders and former Cronulla speedster Mick Mullane holds the record for Most Tries Scored in an Away Game v the Raiders, with three tries in our first-ever match against Canberra in 1982. Mick repeated the dose with another hat-trick in the home return clash that same year.

Sharks favourite Michael Gordon holds the record for Most Goals Scored in an Away Game v Canberra, kicking seven at Bruce Stadium in 2013.

Last time they met in Canberra: Sunday, September 08, 2013 in Round 26 at 7:00pm.

Canberra 18 (David Shillington 2, Anthony Milford tries; Jarrod Croker 3 goals from 3 attempts) Cronulla-Sutherland 38 (Sosaia Feki, Bryce Gibbs, Luke Lewis, Tyrone Peachey, Jeff Robson, Beau Ryan tries; Michael Gordon 7 goals from 7 attempts)

Raiders: 1.Fullback: Anthony Milford; 2.Wing: Reece Robinson, 3.Centre: Jarrod Croker, 4.Centre: Sami Sauiluma, 5.Wing: Bill Tupou; 6.Five-Eighth: Terry Campese (Captain), 18.Halfback: Sam Williams; 13.Lock: Joel Edwards, 12.Second Row: Joel Thompson, 11.Second Row: Josh Papalii, 10.Front Row: Brett White, 9.Hooker: Josh McCrone, 8.Front Row: David Shillington. Interchange: 14.Shaun Berrigan, 15.Joe Picker, 16.Dane Tilse, 17.Paul Vaughan.

Sharks: 1.Fullback: Michael Gordon; 2.Wing: Sosaia Feki, 3.Centre: Ben Pomeroy, 4.Centre: Jonathan Wright, 5.Wing: Beau Ryan; 19.Five-Eighth: Chad Townsend, 7.Halfback: Jeff Robson (Captain); 13.Lock: Chris Heighington, 18.Second Row: Tupou Sopoaga, 11.Second Row: Luke Lewis (Captain), 17.Front Row: Bryce Gibbs, 9.Hooker: John Morris (Captain), 8.Front Row: Andrew Fifita. Interchange: 10.Sam Tagataese, 14.Isaac De Gois, 15.Tyrone Peachey, 16.Ben Ross.

Half-time: Sharks 14-12. Scrums: Raiders 6-3. Penalties: Sharks 13-6. Crowd: 7,615.

Referees: Chris James & Adam Gee.

Raiders Coach: Andrew Dunemann. Sharks Coach: Shane Flanagan.

The most recent meeting at Remondis Stadium was on Sunday, March 08, 2015 in the opening Round. Kick-off: 6:30pm.

Cronulla-Sutherland 20 (Sosaia Feki, Ricky Leutele, Anthony Tupou tries; Michael Gordon 4 goals from 5 attempts) Canberra 24 (Jack Wighton 2, Jordan Rapana, Sisa Waqa tries; Jarrod Croker 4 goals from 5 attempts)

Sharks: 1.Fullback Michael Gordon; 2.Wing Sosaia Feki, 3.Centre Gerard Beale, 4.Centre Ricky Leutele, 5.Wing Mitch Brown; 6.Five-Eighth Ben Barba, 7.Halfback Jeff Robson; 13.Lock Paul Gallen (Captain), 12.Second Row Wade Graham, 11.Second Row Jayson Bukuya, 10.Front Row Matt Prior, 9.Hooker Michael Ennis, 8.Front Row Andrew Fifita. Interchange: 14.Chris Heighington, 15.Tinirau Arona, 16.Anthony Tupou, 17.David Fifita.

Raiders: 1.Fullback Jack Wighton; 2.Wing Sisa Waqa, 3.Centre Jarrod Croker, 4.Centre Edrick Lee, 5.Wing Jordan Rapana; 6.Five-Eighth Blake Austin, 7.Halfback Mitchell Cornish; 13.Lock Shaun Fensom, 11.Second Row Josh Papalii, 18.Second Row Jarrad Kennedy, 10.Front Row Dane Tilse, 9.Hooker Josh Hodgson, 12.Front Row Sia Soliola. Interchange: 14.Josh McCrone, 15.Frank-Paul Nuuausala, 16.Paul Vaughan, 17.Luke Bateman.

Half-time: Raiders 14-6. Scrums: Raiders 7-5. Penalties: Sharks 9-6. Crowd: 11,096.

Referees: Gavin Morris & Alan Shortall.

Sharks Coach: Shane Flanagan. Raiders Coach: Ricky Stuart.

SHARKS FACT: Fast-paced winger Sosaia Feki has scored tries in the last three games against the Raiders.

Go Sharks!

SHARKS / Raiders – BY THE NUMBERS

OUR AWAY RECORD (1982-2015)

Sharks All-Time Record v Raiders: Played 63 Won 33 Drawn 0 Lost 30 Points For 1,293 Points Against 1,345

Sharks Away Record v Raiders at Canberra: Played 31 Won 12 Drawn 0 Lost 19 Points For 597 Points Against 806

Sharks Away Record v Raiders at Sydney Football Stadium (Allianz) Stadium: Played 2 Won 1 Drawn 0 Lost 1 Points For 36 Points Against 35

Sharks Form in Last 5 Away Games v Raiders at GIO Stadium: Won 38-18 (Rd 26 2013) Loss 16-34 (Elimination Final 2012) Won 44-22 (Rd 08 2012) Loss 12-40 (Rd 01 2011) Loss 13-20 (Rd 20 2010)

Sharks Form in Last 5 Games v Raiders: Loss 20-24 (Rd 01 2015 at Remondis Stadium) Loss 12-22 (Rd 24 2014 at Remondis Stadium) Won 38-18 (Rd 26 2013 at Canberra Stadium) Won 30-20 (Rd 10 2013 at Sharks Stadium) Loss 16-34 (Elimination Final 2012 at Canberra Stadium)

Sharks First-Ever Game; First Win and Biggest Away Victory v Raiders: Rd 10 at Seiffert Oval, May 02, 1982 (Won 44-5) Sharks Scorers: Mick Mullane 3, Perry Haddock 2, Rowland Beckett, Chris Gardner, David Hatch, Jim See, Kurt Sorensen tries; Steve Rogers 4 goals, Dane Sorensen 3 goals Att: 11,955

Sharks Heaviest Away Defeat v Raiders: Loss 12-56, Rd 16 July 16, 1994 (44pts margin)

Sharks Best Away Attendance v Raiders: 24,450 Elimination Final, September 09, 2012; 13,875 Rd 10 May 05, 1997 (Regular Season)

Sharks Attendance Average v Raiders in Canberra: 10,755

Sharks Points Average Per Game v Raiders in Canberra: 19.3pts

Most Points Scored by the Sharks v Raiders in Canberra: (44pts) Won 44-5, Rd 10 May 02, 1982 & (44pts) Won 44-22, Rd 08 April 29, 2012

Most Aggregate Points Scored v Raiders in Canberra: (68pts) Loss 12-56, Rd 16 July 16, 1994

Most Points Conceded Away v Raiders in Canberra: (56pts) Loss 12-56, Rd 16 July 16, 1994

Most Total Points Scored by a Sharks Player v Raiders in Canberra: (60 pts) by Luke Covell, (4 ties, 22 goals)

Most Points Scored by a Sharks Player in a Game v Raiders in Canberra: (20pts) by Luke Covell (2 tries, 6 goals) Rd 16 June 30, 2008

Most Tries Scored in a Game v Raiders in Canberra: (3 tries) by Mick Mullane, Rd 10, May 02, 1982 (Won 44-5)

Most Goals Scored in a Game v Raiders in Canberra: (7 goals) by Michael Gordon, Rd 26, September 08, 2013 (Won 38-18)

Most Sharks Team Tries Scored v Raiders in Canberra: (10 tries) Rd 10, May 02, 1982 (Won 44-5) Sharks Scorers: Mick Mullane 3, Perry Haddock 2, Rowland Beckett, Chris Gardner, David Hatch, Jim See, Kurt Sorensen tries; Steve Rogers 4 goals, Dane Sorensen 3 goals Att: 11,955

Total Try Scorers for the Sharks v Raiders in Canberra: (104 Tries, 69 Try Scorers) Andrew Ettingshausen 6; David Simmons 4; Ben Pomeroy 4; Luke Covell 4; Mick Mullane 3; Paul Green 3; Adam Dykes 3; Paul Gallen 3; Perry Haddock 2; Rowland Beckett 2; David Hatch 2; Dean Carney 2; Glenn Coleman 2; David Peachey 2; Paul Mellor 2; Brett Kimmorley 2; Phil Bailey 2; Nigel Vagana 2; Isaac De Gois 2; Nathan Stapleton 2; John Williams 2; Chris Gardner 1; Jim See 1; Kurt Sorensen 1; John O’Connor 1; David Harris 1; Craig Dimond 1; Glen Mortimer 1; Jonathan Docking 1; David Burnes 1; Ken Ebb 1; Arthur Pappas 1; Barry Russell 1; Alan Wilson 1; Luke Massey 1; Lindsay Bowne 1; Chris Quinn 1; Charlie Saab 1; Andrew Neave 1; Brett Howland 1; Russell Richardson 1; Mat Rogers 1; Brent Grose 1; Damien Mostyn 1; Keith Galloway 1; Matthew Rieck 1; Russell Aitken 1; Matt Hilder 1; Michael Sullivan 1; Cameron Ciraldo 1; Kevin Kingston 1; Mitch Brown 1;  Ben Ross 1; Matthew Wright 1; Kade Snowden 1; Luke Douglas 1; Nathan Gardner 1; Colin Best 1; Jayson Bukuya 1; Stewart Mills 1; John Morris 1; Jeff Robson 1; Wade Graham 1; Ricky Leutele 1; Sosaia Feki 1; Bryce Gibbs 1; Luke Lewis 1; Tyrone Peachey 1; Beau Ryan 1.

Total Goal Scorers for the Sharks v Raiders in Canberra: (93 Goals, 22 Goal Scorers) Luke Covell 22; Mat Rogers 9; Alan Wilson 7; Todd Carney 7; Michael Gordon 7; Dean Carney 5; Steve Rogers 4; Mitch Healey 4; Dane Sorensen 3; Steve Hardy 3; Tony Armstrong 3; Arthur Pappas 3; Eion Crossan 2; Jason Ferris 2; Jarrad Anderson 2; Matt Hilder 2; Scott Porter 2; John Williams 2; Wade Forrester 1; Preston Campbell 1; Brett Kimmorley 1; Nathan Stapleton 1.

Total Field Goal Scorers for the Sharks v Raiders in Canberra: (1 Field Goal) Trent Barrett (1 in 2010).

Total Scorers for the Sharks v Raiders at SFS (Allianz): (7 Tries, 6 Goals) Andrew Ettingshausen 3, Mat Rogers 2, Richie Barnett, Geoff Bell tries; Alan Wilson 3 goals, Mat Rogers 3 goals.

All-Time Total Try Scorers for the Sharks v Raiders: (225 Tries, 109 Try Scorers) Andrew Ettingshausen 14; Ben Pomeroy 10; Colin Best 8; David Simmons 8; Luke Covell 7; Mick Mullane 6; Mat Rogers 6; David Peachey 5; Paul Gallen 5; Dean Carney 4; Alan Wilson 4; Adam Dykes 4; Brett Kimmorley 4; Isaac De Gois 4; Jim See 3; Glenn Coleman 3; Barry Russell 3; Richie Barnett 3; Paul Green 3; Russell Richardson 3; Misi Taulapapa 3; Jayson Bukuya 3; Sosaia Feki 3; Perry Haddock 2; Rowland Beckett 2; David Hatch 2; Kurt Sorensen 2; Jonathan Docking 2; Lindsay Bowne 2; David Boughton 2; Mitch Healey 2; Ben Sammut 2; Paul Donaghy 2; Paul Mellor 2; Matt Hilder 2; Michael Sullivan 2; Matthew Rieck 2; Phil Bailey 2; Nigel Vagana 2; Brett Kearney 2; Ben Ross 2; Nathan Stapleton 2; Wade Graham 2; John Williams 2; Jeff Robson 2; Ricky Leutele 2; Chris Gardner 1; Dane Sorensen 1; Ian Forrest 1; John O’Connor 1; Greg Nixon 1; David Harris 1; Shaun McNamara 1; Wayne Smith 1; Mark Wakefield 1; Craig Dimond 1; Glen Mortimer 1; Phil Hurst 1; Sean Watson 1; David Burnes 1; Mark McGaw 1; Michael Speechley 1; Ken Ebb 1; Arthur Pappas 1; Luke Massey 1; Chris Quinn 1; Charlie Saab 1; Paul Evans 1; Sean Ryan 1; Dan Stains 1; Andrew Neave 1; Craig Greenhill 1; Nathan Long 1; Aaron Raper 1; Geoff Bell 1; Brett Howland 1; Preston Campbell 1; Andrew Pierce 1; Chris McKenna 1; Blaine Stanley 1; Ronald Prince 1; Brent Grose 1; Damien Mostyn 1; Paul Franze 1; Nick Graham 1; Greg Bird 1; Keith Galloway 1; Ryan McGoldrick 1; Russell Aitken 1; Cameron Ciraldo 1; Kevin Kingston 1; Mitch Brown 1; Brett Seymour 1; Matthew Wright 1; Kade Snowden 1; Luke Douglas 1; Nathan Gardner 1; Taulima Tautai 1; Stewart Mills 1; John Morris 1; Mark Taufua 1; Andrew Fifita 1; Jonathan Wright 1; Bryce Gibbs 1; Luke Lewis 1; Tyrone Peachey 1; Beau Ryan 1; Tim Robinson 1; Anthony Tupou 1.

All-Time Goal Scorers for the Sharks v Raiders: (200 Goals, 26 Goal Scorers) Luke Covell 35; Alan Wilson 21; Mat Rogers 19; Brett Kimmorley 16; Michael Gordon 16; Steve Rogers 12; Mitch Healey 12; Dean Carney 11; Todd Carney 9; Tony Armstrong 6; Sean Watson 6; Eion Crossan 6; Dane Sorensen 5; Steve Hardy 3; Arthur Pappas 3; Chad Townsend 3; Blaine Stanley 2; Preston Campbell 2; Jason Ferris 2; Jarrad Anderson 2; Matt Hilder 2; Scott Porter 2; John Williams 2; Lindsay Bowne 1; Ronald Prince 1; Nathan Stapleton 1.

All-Time Field Goal Scorers for the Sharks v Raiders: (1 Field Goal) Trent Barrett (1 in 2010).