NRL

Canberra dominate the Wests Tigers

Canberra have continued their dominance of Wests Tigers with a 46-6 thrashing, giving them their first victory of the NRL season.

After running up a combined score of 112-16 in their two encounters last season, the Raiders were ruthless at GIO Stadium on Sunday afternoon, scoring eight tries to one.

Captain Jarrod Croker made a sterling return from a knee injury while Jordan Rapana showed how dangerous he could be in attack with a double that took his record to eight tries in his past three matches against the Tigers.

The game was evenly poised five minutes before halftime but back-to-back Canberra tries stunned the Tigers as they went to the break.

After Tigers forward Sauaso Sue went from the ground for a concussion test, the home side pounced.

AAP