■ Kuttabul 21 def Raiders 20 (Tries: Alex Couzin and Scott Vella) completing our plays – just the simple things.”
Whitsunday trailed 14-12 at halftime however a try to Scott Vella put the reigning premiers in front late.
The Raiders continued to dominate territory and possession; however a late charge from Kuttabul reaped the goahead try.
Although it goes down as a loss, Cadwallader said it was a much-improved effort following last week’s 27-5 rout by the Redskins.
“Having our full squad definitely helped,” he said.
“We weren’t ready, our heart wasn’t in it and we weren’t prepared. This week we knew we had subs so I think we felt more confident going into the game.”
FANCY FOOTWORK: Raiders' fly-half Scott Gerrand looks to step during Saturday's loss to Kuttabul.