Austbrokers Canberra Raiders Cup: Round 15 Wrap
The top four in the Austbrokers Canberra Raiders Cup looks to be set now after an eventful weekend of action.
Queanbeyan Blues 30 defeated Woden Valley Rams 26
Down 22-6 at half-time, the Blues roared back to life in the second-half to defeat the Rams 30-26. The loss means the Rams are now five points adrift of fourth place on the ladder, and will need a minor miracle to make the finals with only three rounds remaining.
Rams coach Ash Barnes was disappointed with how his team performed after half-time.
"We addressed all the things that we wanted to do in the second half, but we went away from that a little bit," Barnes said.
"[We] handed over too much ball, gave away a few penalties late in the sets and that really swung the momentum.
"I think now we're relying on other results to go our way, so we're still going in with the notion that we want to win all our games going forward to give us every opportunity
The Blues remain in the fight for a top two spot, and will enjoy the bye and guaranteed two points next weekend.
West Belconnen Warriors 24 defeated Tuggeranong Bushrangers 20
The Warriors have maintained their second spot on the ladder after a hard-fought 24-20 victory over the Bushrangers.
Both teams scored four tries each, however, it was the boot of Warriors five-eighth Bobby Roberts that proved the difference, as he kicked a perfect four from four to secure the Warriors the valuable two points.
A tough run home awaits the Warriors now, with the Bulls and Blues awaiting them in the next two weeks.
Gungahlin Bulls 56 defeated Belconnen Sharks 20
An emphatic performance by the Bulls saw them run out big winners over the Sharks on Saturday.
Blake Hills and Jamian Iroa both notched doubles as the Bulls piled on 56 points against the last-placed Sharks.
Barring disaster, the Bulls now appear set for a return to the finals after a successful season.
Queanbeyan Kangaroos 80 defeated Yass Magpies 0
The Kangaroos continue to flex their muscles on top of the ladder, thrashing the Magpies 80-0 on Saturday in a huge percentage booster.
Aiden Woods scored a hat-trick for the home side, while Kody Parsons, Troy Whiley and Brent Crisp all scored doubles in the 14-try to nil demolition.
With three games remaining, the Kangaroos look set to claim the minor premiership and carry the favourites tag into the finals.
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|2||West Belconnen Firsts||15||11||2||0||2||411||272||139||26|
|3||Queanbeyan United Firsts||15||11||2||1||1||432||212||220||25|
|4||Gungahlin Bulls Firsts||15||8||4||1||2||392||304||88||21|
|5||Woden Valley Rams Firsts||15||7||7||0||1||368||331||37||16|
|6||Tuggeranong Bushrangers Firsts||15||5||9||0||1||326||386||-60||12|
|7||Goulburn Workers Bulldogs Firsts||15||2||11||0||2||228||331||-103||8|
|8||Yass Magpies Firsts||15||2||11||0||2||162||506||-344||8|
|9||Belconnen United Sharks Firsts||15||1||12||0||2||250||502||-252||6|