Austbrokers Canberra Raiders Cup: Round 13 Wrap
The Roos made it 10-straight wins, while the Blues, Warriors and Bushrangers also secured a valuable two points in Round 13 of the Austbrokers Canberra Raiders Cup.
Queanbeyan Kangaroos 38 defeated Goulburn Workers Bulldogs 20
The Roos have been in superb form lately and dispatched the Bulldogs 38-20 on Sunday to keep their two-point buffer on top of the ladder intact.
Racing out to an early 10-4 lead, the Bulldogs dreamed of pulling off a massive upset, only for the Roos to score three tries in five minutes to take a 20-10 lead into the break. Another three tries soon after the break put the result beyond doubt..
The Bulldogs won't have much time to dwell on the loss, playing the Magpies in a catch-up game at Goulburn Workers Arena this Wednesday night.
Queanbeyan Blues 28 defeated Belconnen Sharks 10
The Blues remain in the chase for the minor premiership after convincingly defeating the Sharks 28-10 on Saturday.
Poor goal-kicking cost the Blues an even bigger margin of victory, as just two of their six tries were converted.
The minor mid-season slump now appears over for the Blues who will have a chance to build more momentum next weekend against the Magpies.
West Belconnen Warriors 37 defeated Woden Valley Rams 32
West Belconnen came out narrow victors in a highly entertaining encounter with the Woden Valley Rams on Saturday.
Doubles to Tim Sloman and Harrison Whatman delivered the Warriors the win, and more importantly, the two points which keeps them sitting pretty in second place on the ladder.
Sloman stressed the importance of the Warriors keeping the momentum rolling.
"It was a tough one out there, though. They're a good side Woden, a bunch of enthusiastic guys who are pretty committed to each other," Sloman said.
"It's a big deal to try to get in that top two and get the double chance in the finals.
"There's a massive difference between second and third this year with the comp being so open."
Rams coach Ash Barnes was proud of the effort his team put in.
"I thought it was a pretty good game. Both teams are quite evenly matched and it was end-to-end footy," Barnes said.
"It was a big game for us against a side second on the ladder and we showed we're thereabouts. It's just a few key errors here or there that's the difference."
Tuggeranong Bushrangers 48 defeated Yass Magpies 14
The Magpies suffered their third consecutive heavy defeat at hands of the Bushrangers on Saturday.
Prop Zachary Mitchell scored two tries as the Bushrangers almost cracked the half-century in the nine tries to three performance.
A finals spot remains in grasp for the Bushrangers who will need a big performance against the Rams next weekend, who sit two points ahead of them on the ladder in fifth.
|1||Queanbeyan Kangaroos Firsts||13||10||1||0||2||389||216||173||24|
|2||West Belconnen Firsts||13||10||2||0||1||387||252||135||22|
|3||Queanbeyan United Firsts||13||9||2||1||1||370||186||184||21|
|4||Gungahlin Bulls Firsts||13||6||4||1||2||298||268||30||17|
|5||Woden Valley Rams Firsts||13||6||6||0||1||312||289||23||14|
|6||Tuggeranong Bushrangers Firsts||13||5||7||0||1||294||332||-38||12|
|7||Yass Magpies Firsts||12||2||8||0||2||148||376||-228||8|
|8||Belconnen United Sharks Firsts||13||1||10||0||2||208||402||-194||6|
|9||Goulburn Workers Bulldogs Firsts||12||1||10||0||1||194||279||-85||4|