Austbrokers Canberra CRC R12 Wrap
The battle for fourth place took another twist, while Yass took another step towards securing a finals berth in Round 12 of the Austbrokers Canberra Raiders Cup.
Queanbeyan Blues 46 (Tries: J Stein 2, J Baker, M Cullen, F Fanifo, S Rutland, T Stevens, T Reudiger; Goals: T Campese 7) d Gungahlin Bulls 16 (Scorers not provided)
The Queanbeyan Blues claimed a 30 point win over the Gungahlin Bulls to continue their perfect season.
Queanbeyan raced out of the blocks as forwards Jake Stein and Josh Baker opened the scoring.
With a 22-6 lead just after halftime, the game was halted when Jake Scholes had to be taken to hospital with a neck injury – thankfully after some scans, Scholes was discharged.
The Bulls fought hard after the delay and scored after David Williams drew in the Blues winger before passing to Kane Allan who crossed the line unopposed.
However, Queanbeyan regathered their focus by scoring three tries in 20 minutes to seal the win.
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Yass Magpies 21 (Tries: S Davis, J Collins, A Swaffield; Goals: S Davis 4; Field Goal: M Lawrence) d Woden Valley Rams 20 (Tries: J Hickson 2, C McGhie 2; Goals: C McGhie 2)
The Yass Magpies have claimed their fourth straight win to move four points clear of 4th placed Tuggeranong.
The match was close throughout as the teams traded blows before Yass claimed a 12-10 halftime lead.
Woden took the lead straight after the break thanks to Cleveland McGhie before Yass fullback Andrew Swaffield managed to bring the momentum back in Yass’ favour.
Having drawn against the Rams earlier in the season, a similar result appeared to be on the cards but a Matthew Lawrence field goal in the dying moments of the match ended up being the difference between the two sides.
The defeat sees Woden remain in 7th, three points behind the Bushrangers.
Queanbeyan Kangaroos 44 (Tries: L Dumas 2, G Afemui, J Kelly, N Ngere, J Simbiken, L Spaander; Goals: J Essex 7) d Belconnen United Sharks 22 (Tries: M Butz, B Nangati, S Tatipata, K Vikash; Goals: D Eason 3)
The Queanbeyan Kangaroos bounced back from their defeat against the Blues last week to claim a comfortable 44-22 win against the Belconnen United Sharks.
Fullback Luke Dumas scored two tries as the Roos scored seven tries against the Sharks.
Having lost to the Roos 50-10 in the last meeting between the two sides, the Sharks showed plenty of improvement as they scored four tries themselves.
The Kangaroos remain second on the ladder while the Sharks stay in last place.
Tuggeranong Bushrangers 30 (Tries: W Tauti 2, A Topou 2, J Pollard, J Mitchell; Goals: J Mitchell 3) d Goulburn Workers Bulldogs 22 (Tries: M Worboys, P Cooke, T Cornish, D Hately; Goals: C Hart, B Hewitt 2)
The Tuggeranong Bushrangers have returned to the top four with a win over fellow finals aspirants, the Goulburn Workers Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs started the brighter of the two sides as Matt Worboys crashed over the line to score before the Tuggeranong captain, Josh Mitchell struck back with a try of his own.
From that point on, Tuggeranong dominated the rest of the half as they scored three tries to take a 20-6 lead at halftime.
Goulburn regathered after the break knowing that a win would create some distance between them and the chasing pack and tries to Tyler Cornish and Pat Cooke gave them an opportunity.
However, John Wesley Tauti secured the win for Tuggeranong in the dying moments with his second try of the afternoon.