CRRL Finals Week 2 Wrap
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Queanbeyan Blues 30 (Tries: M Cullen 2, A McInnes, T Ruediger, B Taueki; Goals: T Campese 5) d Yass Magpies 0
The Queanbeyan Blues have ensured the grand final will be an all Queanbeyan affair after they beat the Yass Magpies 30-0 at Seiffert Oval on Sunday afternoon.
The Blues raced to a 12-0 lead inside the opening ten minutes when Michael Cullen latched onto good passes from Terry Campese to cross the try line twice.
Yass fought their way back into the match but were unable to convert their effort into points before a Campese penalty made the score 14-0.
Blues prop Aaron McInnes added another try to the tally when he barraged his way over the line before he had to limp off the field with a lower leg injury in the second half.
Stunned from the first half, Yass fought their way back into the grind before Campese once again broke the deadlock with a chip for Thomas Ruediger before a try from Brendon Taueki on his return from injury made the score 30-0.
The loss sees Yass denied a chance to replicate their feats from 2006, while the Blues will attempt to win their third premiership in four seasons next Sunday.
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Katrina Fanning Shield
Goulburn Stockmen 18 (Tries: J Ottaway 2, P Rakete; Goals: L Kelly 3) d Yass Magpies 10 (Tries: G Suckling, N Pasparne; Goals: S Wright)
The Goulburn Stockmen are through the inaugural Katrina Fanning Shield grand final after defeating the Yass Magpies 18-10 in icy conditions at Seiffert Oval.
The Stockmen got off to a quick start through five-eighth Pearl Rakete before Jennaya Ottaway doubled the score when she crossed from dummy-half.
Gabbie Suckling ensured that Yass remained within striking distance when the five-eighth ran straight though Goulburn’s defence.
Nicole Parspane dropped a chance for the Magpies as the rain continued to bucket down, but she made up for it shortly afterwards to bring Yass within two points of Goulburn.
Ottaway once again managed to get her name on the score sheet with a scoot from dummy-half but Yass continued to threaten the Goulburn defence.
Tayla-Jayne Chapman managed to go over the line for Yass but the ball slipped out of her grasp in the process while Suckling latched onto a grubber but was adjudged to be offside.
Hollie Deaton was prevented a late try by some brilliant Yass defence but it wasn’t enough to stop Goulburn from progressing through to next weekend’s grand final.
George Tooke Shield
Elsewhere in the George Tooke Shield, the Crookwell Green Devils booked their place in the grand final with a thrilling extra time win against the Harden Hawks.
In the other semi-final, North Canberra kept their premiership defence alive with a 28-16 win over the Boorowa Rovers.