No mercy from Raiders' Rapana in NRL
Next Game: The Season has finished
18 Apr 2017
Canberra winger Jordan Rapana says he's recovered from a knee injury he suffered in Saturday's NRL win over the Warriors and will be fit to face Manly.
Canberra winger Jordan Rapana has warned his right-edge teammates against complacency when they face a Manly defence publicly singled out by coach Trent Barrett.
After the Sea Eagles' 30-26 loss to Melbourne last weekend, Barrett described their left-edge as passive and "like a deer in the headlights".
Things aren't going to get any easier for Manly with the news Rapana has overcome a knee injury and will line-up for the Raiders in Friday night's match at GIO Stadium.
That allows him up to team up with the other half of "Leipana" - centre Joey Leilua - as well as forward Elliot Whitehead and five-eighth Blake Austin on the right.
Despite the Raiders' rich vein of form, Rapana is not taking Manly lightly on the back of Barrett's rev up.
"They've got young (Brian) Kelly and he's been quality for them and obviously Jorge Taufua is a big boy," Rapana said on Tuesday.
"I think they're quality players and I have no doubt they'll be doing their homework on me, Joey, Elliott and Austo.
"We've just got to make sure we focus on us and don't be complacent."
Leilua's brace helped the Raiders to a 20-8 victory over the Warriors on Sasturday and took the pair's combined tries to 13 from the opening seven rounds.
While rival teams know more about them after an outstanding 2016, it hasn't hampered their progress with a combined average of almost two tries a game, up from 1.4 last season.
And Rapana is relishing the extra attention.
"You cop a couple of cheap shots and get whacked a bit but that's alright," Rapana said.
"It pushes us to another level. We've always got to be on our game and make sure we play well."
Rapana suffered a knock to the knee in last week's win over the Warriors but fought through pain to play out the match.
"I'll be training today and out there with the boys on Friday," Rapana said.
"I just went in to a tackle and got it caught wrong but I managed to play the whole 80 (minutes) on it so it seems to be alright.
"I pulled up a bit sore but I've been getting physio today and it feels a lot better."
Canberra will be searching for four consecutive NRL wins as they start to find their groove after a couple of tight losses in the opening weeks.
Rapana said their desire to keep pushing when games get tough was beginning to come to the fore.
"We've got a brotherhood here and everyone just wants to play for each other I think that's a big factor," he said.
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Alan Tongue, Brett Finch, Clinton Schifcofske, Darren Mapp, Greg Wolfgramm, Jamaal Lolesi, James Evans, Jason Croker, Joel Monaghan, Mark McLinden, Michael Hodgson, Michael Monaghan, Michael Robertson, Odell Manuel, Phil Graham, Ruben Wiki, Ryan Ohara, Sean Rutgerson, Simon Woolford, Terry Martin, Todd Payten, Tyran Smith,
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St George 14
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Wests Tigers 8
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