Lee scores four tries in stunning Raiders comeback


Canberra Raiders were inspired by Brenko Lee in their stirring second-half fightback against Parramatta Eels to ensure a top-four spot in NRL.

The Raiders found themselves 18-4 down at the break, but Lee added three tries to the one he scored in the opening period as they ran in 24 unanswered points after the interval.

Canberra maintained their late season form by winning their eighth game in a row to book a top-four place, with skipper Jarrod Croker also starring with three assists and a try.

Scores from Michael Jennings, Semi Radradra and Bevan French helped established a healthy lead for Parramatta at half-time, with Lee's first try of the day Canberra's only score.

But Croker crossed shortly after the interval, then Lee scored three tries in 14 minutes to complete a stunning turnaround, with Iosia Soliola adding another late score for the Raiders.

Meanwhile, St George Illawarra Dragons suffered a heavy beating at Allianz Stadium, with Daniel Tupou and Blake Ferguson each recording a brace in an easy 42-6 victory for Sydney Roosters in a game between two sides out of contention for the finals.