CRC Rd 11 Preview
Queanbeyan Kangaroos v Queanbeyan Blues, 2pm Saturday at Seears Workwear Oval
In an absolute blockbuster the Queanbeyan Kangaroos and Queanbeyan Blues will meet in the feature game of Round 11.
The first-placed Blues stand as the only undefeated side after 10 rounds competition, while the second-placed Kangaroos have one loss to their name. However, a win to the Kangaroos would propel them to the top of the table as they boast a high points difference than Terry Campese’s men.
The Kangaroos are coming off a 32-12 win over the Tuggeranong Bushrangers on the weekend, while the Blues will look build on a 46-12 steamroll oft he Belconnen United Sharks.
Belconnen United Sharks v Yass Magpies, 2pm Saturday at O’Connor
A competition heavyweight and big battler will cross swords when the Sharks and Yass Magpies meet on Saturday.
The Sharks will aim for a more competitive performance after being thrashed 46-12 at the hands of the Blues on the weekend.
Sitting in last on the ladder means the Sharks are desperate for wins in an attempt to avoid another wooden spoon.
Coming face-to-face with the Sharks will be a Magpies outfit fresh off the back of a bye.
In its most recent outing, Yass powered through the Goulburn Workers Bulldogs in a 34-22 victory to secure its fourth win of the season.
The third-placed Magpies will look to bolster their finals chances with a win over the Sharks on Saturday.
Goulburn Workers Bulldogs v West Belconnen Warriors, 2pm Sunday at Workers Arena
The West Belconnen Warriors will aim to further entrench themselves in the top four on Sunday when they face a Goulburn Workers Bulldogs outfit eyeing off a top-four position.
The Warriors are perched in fourth on the ladder and are coming off a thrilling 18-16 victory over the Gungahlin Bulls, while the Bulldogs returned to the winners’ circle on the weekend through a 26-16 win over the Woden Valley Rams.
Bulldogs fullback Tyler Cornish is well aware of the tough challenge the Warriors pose.
“They got us in the first round of games up here in west Belconnen,” he said.
“Another tough match. We will to have to grind hard and fight really hard to win that one.”
Gungahlin Bulls v Tuggeranong Bushrangers, 3pm Sunday at Gungahlin Enclosed Oval
Two big strugglers will meet on Sunday when the Bulls and Bushrangers face off.
The Bulls have recorded just a trio of wins in 2017 and the Bushrangers two, so both sides will be desperate to clinch victory on the weekend as they look to remain in contention for finals berths.
The Bulls will have to make amends for their two-point loss to the Warriors, while the Bushrangers will have to bounce back from their 32-12 defeat to the Kangaroos.
The Rams will enjoy a buy in Round 11.