Jnr Reps Wrap: Both teams through to next round
The Canberra Raiders’ Harold Matthews Cup and Tarsha Gale Cup sides have both emerged victorious in their respective qualifying finals on Saturday, setting the stage for two thrilling semi-final encounters.
Harold Matthews Cup
Canberra 30 (J Williams, J Church, R Longhurst, N Hall, J Tupou, C Cooper tries; J Tupou 3 goals) def South-Sydney 16 (C Patolo-Vitale, Z Kambos, Z Bitar tries; K Savage 2 goals)
The Raiders’ Harold Matthews Cup outfit ran riot in the second half to record a comprehensive 30-16 win over the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Belmore Sports Ground.
Having headed into half-time trailing 16-10, the Raiders kept the opposition to zero points in the second stanza and ran in four of their win en route to their 14-point win.
The victory has set up a semi-final showdown with the Cronulla Sharks to be played at the same venue this Saturday afternoon, a clash in which the Raiders will eye a spot in a preliminary final.
Tarsha Gale Cup
Canberra 30 (S Cross 2, H Machell 2, J Teivonen 2, N Ngan-Woo tries; N Ngan-Woo goal) def South-Sydney 18 (K Dymock, T Allchin, M Kilisimasi, K Mathes tries; M Kilisimasi goal)
The Raiders’ Tarsha Gale Cup side also tuned in a dominant position to overpower South Sydney 30-18 at Belmore Sports Ground
The victory has set the stage for a semi-final clash with the Sharks to be played at the same venue this Saturday afternoon.
The Canberra girls will be hunting another tally for the wins column to proceed to a preliminary final.