Austbrokers Canberra Raiders Cup Round 4 Wrap
The West Belconnen Warriors and Tuggeranong Bushrangers both maintained their unbeaten records, while the two Queanbeyan sides also secured wins.
Queanbeyan Kangaroos 44 (Tries: R Orcher 3, S Meke 2, N Ngere, L Jones, J Kiely; Goals: B Crisp 4, N Grant 2) d Goulburn Workers Bulldogs 12 (Tries: J Whittaker, F Palatua-Kiri; Goals: C Hart 2)
The Queanbeyan Kangaroos have surged back into form with a convincing 44-12 win against the Goulburn Workers Bulldogs at Seears Workwear Oval on Saturday afternoon.
Having started the season with a win and loss, the Kangaroos started the match looking find their form and found it in the opening five minutes as Nukurua Ngere and Rowan Archer both scored down the right edge.
The Kangaroos continued to pepper the Bulldogs left edge defence as they scored another five tries down that side of the field which included a Rowan Orcher hattrick.
The Bulldogs showed more fight in the second half as Jake Whittaker and Fabien Paletua-Kiri both scored tries but it wasn't enough as the Kangaroos ran out 44-12 winners.
West Belconnen Warriors 32 (Tries: R McQueen, T Aroha-Tuinauvai, M Campbell, J Graham, D Litster; Goals: M Campbell 6) d Woden Valley Rams 22 (Tries: J Morgan, M Gilmour, B Martin, C McGhie; Goals: R Leapai 3)
The West Belconnen Warriors remain at the top of the ladder thanks to 10 point win against the Woden Valley Rams at Raiders Belconnen.
The Woden Valley Rams started the brighter of the two sides when Jeff Morgan was first to pounce on a Sean Maloney grubber.
However, the Warriors hit back when Ryley Thomas sprinted through the Rams defence before passing to McQueen who scored.
Tries to Dustin Litster and Tevita Aroha-Tuinauvai extended the Warrior's lead but the Rams pulled one back before halftime.
Brad Martin levelled the scores shortly after the break but West Belconnen seized control once again with tries to Jacob Graham and Matthew Campbell as they ran out winners.
Tuggeranong Bushrangers 20 (Tries: D Faaeteete 2, N Smith, A Tupou; Goals: J Mitchell, L Oakley) d Yass Magpies 14 (Tries: J Vatikani 2, J Collins; Goals: J Toppin)
The Tuggeranong Bushrangers sit behind the West Belconnen Warriors only on for and against after they accounted for the Yass Magpies at Walker Park.
Nathan Smith opened the scoring for the Bushrangers as he bulldozed his way over the line.
However, the Yass Magpies took the lead thanks to tries to Jesse Collins and Junior Vatikani.
David Faaeteete and Atu Tupou scored either side of halftime to give the Bushrangers momentum once again before Faaeteete stepped past the Magpies defence to grab his second of the afternoon.
Junior Vatikani scored an intercept try right at the death but it wasn't enough as Tuggeranong held on to a win.
Queanbeyan Blues 36 (Tries: F Fainifo 2, J Wheeler 2, L Manu, C Wynnik, M Cullen; Goals: J Baker 3, Z Patch) d Gungahlin Bulls 16 (Tries: D Aylott, J Scholes, N Mead; Goals: J Scholes 2)
The Queanbeyan Blues maintained their place in the top four thanks to a 20 point win against the Gungahlin Bulls.
Larry Manu and Francis Fainifo scored within the opening 20 minutes to give the Blues the lead before Brad Wood hit back for Gungahlin after he ran through a gap to score.
The teams went into the sheds at halftime with the Blues leading 20-10.
With the weather taking a turn for the worst, the Blues scored two quick tries thanks to Fainifo and Michael Cullen.
The Bulls continued to persevere and were rewarded when Nic Mead caught markers napping but Jake Wheeler scored his seventh try of the season late on, as the Blues secured the win.