Canberra have taken their English invasion to a new level after putting on a remarkable soccer display in a 28-0 shutout of the Wests Tigers.
The Raiders made a mockery of the wet conditions at Bankwest Stadium by setting up three first half tries off the boot, including two impressive flick-ons.
The 12,585 crowd was treated to an early highlight on Friday when Elliott Whitehead toed a Jarrod Croker pass for Bailey Simonsson to draw first blood.
But the Englishman was outdone by winger Nick Cotric, who brought out his Serbian blood with his first-touch through-ball for Jordan Rapana to score.
The third was far more traditional, yet still smothered in British tinge.
Star forward John Bateman grubbered ahead for Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad, who gathered and passed back to the English international for an 18-0 halftime lead.
"They stuff around at training doing all that stuff. I'd love to take the rap and say they're my drills, but they're not," Raiders coach Ricky Stuart said.
"The Pommy boys, especially (Bateman) and Elliott and (Josh Hodgson), they're always mucking around, soccer skills and drills at training. And so is Nick.
"That type of practice is always going to be used at some stage in our game."
Whitehead also played a hand in Croker's second-half try, while Aidan Sezer completed the rout with an 80-metre intercept try.
Sezer played halfback in place of the overlooked Sam Williams.
It was arguably the best display of the season from the Raiders, who have notched two in a row and reclaim fourth spot from Newcastle.
The travelling contingent of Canberra fans celebrated the victory by performing their Viking clap in the closing stages.
The Tigers, in contrast, struggled to bare their claws at any point of the contest.
Hosting their first match at the new venue, they failed to adapt to the greasy conditions and were bullied into submission by their more assertive opponents.
Compounding the defeat was a suspected eye injury to veteran Benji Marshall, who failed to emerge after the break, and an ankle issue for Mahe Fonua.
Skipper Moses Mbye started the night in the centres, but was constantly shifted between fullback and five-eighth due to concussion and injury.
His immediate future at Concord is under a cloud after being linked with a move to North Queensland, and the club's reported pursuit of Dallin Watene-Zelezniak.
Watene-Zelezniak was released by Penrith late on Friday.
Chris Lawrence came through unscathed in his first game of the year, playing 70 minutes after recovering from horrific facial injuries in the pre-season.
"It was a disappointing performance for us," Tigers coach Michael Maguire said.
"Just the finer details of our game, we're just lacking that at this present moment. The urgencies in and around those kicks, they got us in the first half."
Australian Associated Press