9th April 2019, 15:58 | englandrl
English quartet John Bateman, Josh Hodgson, Elliot Whitehead and Ryan Sutton all featured in Canberra's 30-12 win at North Queensland Cowboys in the latest round of NRL games.
Hooker Hodgson made more tackles than any other player on the field, totalling 43 tackles in another dogged display for the Raiders.
Hodgson was lively from hooker running from acting halfback on six occasions for 51 metres and putting in five kicks.
Bateman continued to adapt to life Down Under with ease, racking up 120 running metres from 14 carries including 38 post-contact metres. He was also stern in defence, making 33 tackles, incidentally only bettered by his fellow Englishmen.
Back-rower Whitehead made 34 tackles while Sutton - who played 56 minutes during the victory - notched 36. The former Wigan prop was also the second highest metre-maker for the Raiders with 139 including 42 post-contact metres.
Sam Burgess made a try-scoring appearance for South Sydney Rabbitohs albeit in a golden point defeat to Manly Sea Eagles.
His first-half try means he sits level 2nd in the 2019 NRL try-scoring charts. Burgess also made more run metres than any other Rabbitoh with 165. Twin brothers George Burgess and Tom Burgess both doing over 30-minute stints for South Sydney with each making almost 100 run metres.
James Graham's St George Illawarra Dragons were golden-point winners against Newcastle Knights with the influential forward leading from the front once more. Graham made 44 tackles, 12 runs, 115 metres and 29 post-contact metres.
The Burgess trio will be back in action on Saturday as South Sydney welcome the visit of the New Zealand Warriors. James Graham returns on Sunday as St George host the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, and the Canberra quartet will be looking for another victory immediately afterwards as they welcome the visit of Parramatta Eels.