Junior Reps Round 3 Wrap
The Cronulla Sharks proved to be too strong for the Canberra Raiders across Round 3 of the junior representative season.
S.G. Ball Cup
Cronulla Sharks 32 d Canberra Raiders 24 (Tries: J Martin, R McClennan, J Atonio, J Surt; Goals: R McClennan 4)
The Sharks opened the scoring early on in the match but Jordan Martin hit back immediately after the Sharks fumbled the ball from the restart.
A Regan McClennan try saw the Raiders momentarily take the lead but Cronulla took a 20-12 lead at halftime thanks to two tries.
The Raiders came out firing after the break and scored twice as only two points separated the teams heading into the final minutes.
However, the Raiders conceded a soft try as Thomas Demeio scored from dummy-half.
Harold Matthews Cup
Cronulla Sharks 30 d Canberra Raiders 26 (Tries: J Tupou 2, C Webb 2, P Grove; Goals: J Tupou 3)
After conceding a try in the opening minute of the game, the Raiders hit back quickly thanks to a Junior Tupou try which went unconverted.
The two sides traded tries as the match as the Sharks took a two-point lead into the break.
However, the Raiders quickly got their noses in front after the break as Clay Webb and Paul Grove scored two tries within three minutes.
The Sharks responded strongly with three tries before Junior Tupou bagged his second to set up a grandstand finish.
Unfortunately for the Raiders, the Sharks defence held firm as they scored a four point win.
Tarsha Gale Cup
Cronulla Sharks 98 d Canberra Raiders 6 (Try: T Millard; Goal: T Millard)
It was a tough day in the office for the Canberra Raiders Tarsha Gale Cup side.
After a narrow defeat against the Panthers in their last outing, the Raiders were outclassed by the Sharks on Saturday afternoon.
A brilliant run from Tamika Millard saw her cross the line in the second half and bring some joy to the Canberra crowd.
However, it came to too late to prevent any damage as the Sharks asserted their place at the top of the ladder with the 92 point victory.