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Queanbeyan Kangaroos 60 (Tries: B Crisp 3, Tolokana Aroha-Tuinauvai, M Connolly 2, J Dent, J Essex, J Simbiken 2, T Whiley; Goals: B Crisp 8) d Goulburn Workers Bulldogs 6 (Tries: C Hart; Goals: B Hewitt)
The Goulburn Workers Bulldogs’ finals hopes were dealt a blow as they suffered a 60-6 loss at the hands of the Queanbeyan Kangaroos at Seears Workwear Oval on Saturday afternoon.
Having suffered consecutive losses against the Tuggeranong Bushrangers and the Queanbeyan Blues, Goulburn needed an upset win but a Brent Crisp masterclass blew the Bulldogs away.
Starved of possession in the first half, the Roos made their limited opportunities count as they took a 16-6 lead into halftime.
However, the second half was a different story and with Tyler Cornish not returning to the field for Goulburn after halftime, Queanbeyan ran rampant.
A hat-trick from Brent Crisp turned the tide firmly in Queanbeyan’s favour, with his third try a magnificent length of the field run.
As the game wore on, the Kangaroos continued to pile on the points as Troy Whiley scored the final try to give the Kangaroos a 60-6 win.
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Yass Magpies 24 (Tries: Steve Naughton 2, J Vatikani, M Smith; Goals: S Davis 4 ) d Tuggeranong Bushrangers 22 (Scorers not provided)
The Yass Magpies returned to winning ways with a vital 24-22 win over the fourth placed Tuggeranong Bushrangers.
With only two points separating the two sides heading into the round, Yass raced out to a 24-8 halftime lead with Steve Naughton adding two tries.
However, the Bushrangers returned galvanised after the break and threatened to defeat Yass for the second time this season.
Two tries to Isileli Afemui started Tuggeranong’s comeback but it wasn’t enough as the Bushrangers fell short by two points.
The win sees the Magpies solidify third place as Tuggeranong slip out of the finals positions.
West Belconnen Warriors 30 (Tries: A Greenwood, T Moa, R Fulivai 2, R McQueen 2; Goals: R Roberts 3) d Woden Valley Rams 16 (Tries: J Hickson, J Taws, J Morgan; Goals: C Johnson 2)
The West Belconnen Warriors have moved into the top four with a 30-16 win over the Woden Valley Rams.
Warriors captain Ryan McQueen continued his impressive form as he scored two tries in his return to fullback, while Ricky Fulivai also chimed in with two tries of his own.
Woden managed tries thanks to stand in captain Jeff Morgan as well as Jack Hickson and Jesse Taws but ultimately it wasn’t enough to defeat the reigning premiers.
The result sees Woden’s finals chances all but disappear as the loss sees them drop four points out of the finals positions with only four rounds remaining.
Gungahlin Bulls 48 (Tries: S Bramich, L Hall 2, R O’Sullivan, B Scholes, T Sherd, J Smith-Shields 3; Goals: C Smith 3, D Williams 2, L Withers) d Belconnen United Sharks 24 (Tries: M Butz, K Jobson, J Mecham-Crane, S Tupuola, A Johnson; Goals: D Eason 2)
The Gungahlin Bulls have managed to claim their first win in four matches as they defeated the Belconnen United Sharks.
A hat-trick to second rower Jese Smith-Shield helped the Bulls on their way as they scored nine tries at Gungahlin Enclosed Oval.
The Sharks managed five tries of their own as they managed to produce their equal second best attacking performance of the year but it wasn’t enough to stop the Bulls from claiming their second win over the Sharks this year.
The win sees the Bulls move to ten competition points, only two points behind Goulburn and Woden.