Junior Rep Round 7 Wrap
The Raiders moved up to 5th place in the S.G. Ball while the Harold Matthews Cup side claimed their first win of the season.
S.G. Ball Cup
Canberra Raiders 70 (Tries: H Smith-Shields 3, B Tracey 2, C Sinn 2, K Jensen, B Nanesa, K Anitelea-Hand, K Taiseni, J Martin; Goals: R McClennan 11) d Western Suburb Magpies 4
The Canberra Raiders maintained their impressive recent form as they scored 12 tries against the Western Suburbs Magpies.
In what was their third win on the trot, the Raiders surged to fifth on the ladder, ahead of four other sides with the same competition points on for and against.
Brody Tracey got the Raiders off to an idea start in the 12th minute while a Harley Smith-Shield hattrick and Caleb Sinn double gave the Canberra side a commanding lead.
Tracey scored in the final moments of the match to complete the double and seal an impressive win for the Raiders.
Harold Matthews Cup
Canberra Raiders 14 (Tries: P Grove, C Webb, J Tupou; Goals: J Tupou) d Western Suburbs Magpies 12
The Canberra Raiders showed impressive resolve to come from behind to claim their first win of the season.
Having gone 12-0 down just after halftime, the Raiders regathered to seize the momentum of the match thanks to a Paul Grove try.
Captain Clay Webb continued his impressive try scoring record before Junior Tupou gave the Raiders the led with 12 minutes remaining.
Having suffered close losses during the season, the Raiders managed to close out the match to move up to 11th on the ladder.
Tarsha Gale Cup
Parramatta Eels 42 d Canberra Raiders 18 (Tries: L Kelly, T McGrath-West, H Whatman, C Fazey-Robinson; Goals: L Kelly)
The Canberra Raiders suffered a 24 point loss to the Parramatta Eels at New Era Stadium on Saturday.
Attempting to claim their first win of the season, the Raiders ran in four tries but were unable to keep out the Eels as they crossed the try line on eight occasions.
The loss sees the Raiders at the bottom of the ladder with two rounds remaining.