FOUR STARS: Brenko Lee scores one of his four tries at GIO Stadium in Canberra.
FOUR STARS: Brenko Lee scores one of his four tries at GIO Stadium in Canberra. DAN HIMBRECHTS

Lee drives Raiders home in second-half onslaught

CANBERRA proved itself the best second-half side in the NRL burying Parramatta under an avalanche of points to retain third place with a 28-18 comeback win.

Down 18-4 at half-time after conceding tries to Michael Jennings, Semi Radradra and Bevan French, the Raiders took just eight minutes to level the scores before winger Brenko Lee's second try in six minutes put them ahead 22-18 for the sixth win in a row two weeks out from the finals.

Worse was to come from the Eels though with Iosia Soliola strolling across for Canberra's fifth second-half try and a 28-16 lead.

The Raiders scored 22 unanswered points in 20 minutes in the second half to take control of a shell-shocked Parramatta.

Skipper Jarrod Croker's try just after half-time opened the flood gates for the 10-point win which puts them in with a shot at finishing in second spot.

Lee crossed four times and had a fifth try disallowed.

"To get four in our last game at home was wonderful," said Lee, who could have equalled the club record of five held by legend Mal Meninga.



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