Canberra Raiders star Blake Austin hopeful of avoiding serious injury

Canberra Raiders star Blake Austin hopeful of avoiding serious injury

- As a little bit of frustration creeps in and lack of patience creeps in, then all of a sudden it's not your true game.

- The visitors were dealt an early blow when Paul Gallen was ruled out, and his absence meant Andrew Fifita was leading the most inexperienced Sharks outfit since round 26, 2014.

- They haven't lost a game in the capital since the 2012 finals series and Raiders captain Jarrod Croker says Canberra have themselves to blame after blowing an eight-point lead.

- "We did a lot of things that kept them in the game," Croker said.

- AT A GLANCE NRL round 10 - CRONULLA SHARKS 24 (Valentine Holmes 2, Jack Williams, Sosaia Feki tries; Chad Townsend 4 goals) bt CANBERRA RAIDERS 16 (Nick Cotric, Blake Austin tries; Jarrod Croker 4 goals) at Canberra Stadium.

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