Austbrokers Canberra Raiders Cup: Round 11 Wrap
There were tries aplenty in Round 11 of the Austbrokers Canberra Raiders Cup, with the highlight of the weekend an exciting 20 all draw between the Bulls and Blues.
Woden Valley Rams 48 defeated Yass Magpies 10
Woden Valley Rams showed they are coming into form at the right time of the season with a resounding 48-10 victory over the Yass Magpies.
Jesse Taws, George House and Michael Gilmour all scored doubles as the Rams notched a valuable percentage booster.
Rams coach Ash Barnes was pleased with the victory.
"We needed to keep winning, if we dropped one it would've put us a little bit further than what we liked behind the top four," Barnes said.
"That's definitely been our goal all year [to make the top four]. We've got Westies after the bye, which is going to be a big one and let us know where we are in the competition.
"We'll rest up over the bye, get a few little niggles right and aim in to the last six rounds of the competition."
Coming off a bye last weekend, the Magpies were rusty from the outset and were never in the game as the Rams ran in nine tries.
West Belconnen Warriors 46 defeated Belconnen Sharks 34
Fans were treated to a spectacular show in the Belconnen derby as the Warriors managed to pull away from a resilient Sharks outfit to finish 46-34 winners.
After the Blues drew with the Bulls, the Warriors have now moved into second place on the ladder.
The Sharks will take heart from the fighting performance, improving on the 34 point loss the Warriors dished out to them in Round One.
Gungahlin Bulls 20 drew with Queanbeyan Blues 20
The first draw of the 2016 season was played out on Saturday in a highly entertaining clash between the Gungahlin Bulls and Queanbeyan Blues.
Down 20-6 with 20 minutes remaining, the Blues roared back into the game with three straight tries. A conversion attempt by Blues half Eko Malu with a minute remaining went amiss, leaving the scores locked at 20 all.
After occupying top spot on the ladder for the first nine rounds of the season, the Blues have now slipped to third.
Tuggeranong Bushrangers 38 defeated Goulburn Workers 24
A three try performance from young fullback Matthew Lyons propelled the Tuggeranong Bushrangers to a 38-24 victory over the Goulburn Workers.
A star for the Raiders in their SG Ball team this season, Lyons' hat-trick broke a four-game losing streak for the Bushrangers.
|1||Queanbeyan Kangaroos Firsts||11||8||1||0||2||297||172||125||20|
|2||West Belconnen Firsts||11||8||2||0||1||304||216||88||18|
|3||Queanbeyan United Firsts||11||7||2||1||1||314||152||162||17|
|4||Gungahlin Bulls Firsts||11||6||3||1||1||274||214||60||15|
|5||Woden Valley Rams Firsts||11||6||5||0||0||280||252||28||12|
|6||Tuggeranong Bushrangers Firsts||11||3||7||0||1||218||294||-76||8|
|7||Yass Magpies Firsts||10||2||6||0||2||130||282||-152||8|
|8||Belconnen United Sharks Firsts||11||1||8||0||2||174||346||-172||6|
|9||Goulburn Workers Bulldogs Firsts||10||1||8||0||1||150||213||-63||4|