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Austbrokers Canberra Raiders Cup Round 13 Wrap

The Woden Valley Rams moved into the top four while the Queanbeyan Blues had their fifth consecutive game without a win.

Woden Valley Rams 30 (Tries: M Gilmour 2, C Hodge, D Spencer, M Geiger; Goals: L Withers 5) d West Belconnen Warriors 4 (Try: B Withers)

The Woden Valley Rams have catapulted into the top four with a resounding 30-4 win over the West Belconnen Warriors at Phillip on Sunday afternoon.

Michael Gilmour opened the scoring for the Rams in the second minute after he pounced on a loose ball after West Belconnen fullback Ryan McQueen fumbled a Sean Maloney grubber.

The Warriors hit back shortly afterwards as a towering Brandon Withers kick bounced into the path of Ryley Thomas who soccered the ball towards the in goal where Withers scored.

That was as good as it got for the second placed Warriors as Cody Hodge scored out wide before Gilmour crashed over the line on the verge of halftime.

The Rams carried on in a similar vein in the second half as Michael Geiger barged over for increase Woden's lead to 20 points.

Woden scored the final points of the match close to the hour mark as Daine Spencer gathered a Lincoln Withers cross-field kick to score spectacularly in the corner.

The result sees the Warriors remain in second place ahead of their top of the table clash against the Tuggeranong Bushrangers, while Woden will take on the Queanbeyan Blues next weekend.

Queanbeyan Blues 25 (Tries: T Eldridge, A McInnes, J Stuckey, J Williams; Goals: T Campese 4; Field Goal: T Campese) drew Gungahlin Bulls 25 (Tries: K Madden 2, D Low, S Lomax, R O'Sullivan; Goals: J Scholes, J Fa'Amoe Ioane; Field Goal: N Mead)

The Gungahlin Bulls produced a second half comeback to secure a draw against the Queanbeyan Blues.

The Blues looked to be heading towards a routine win as tries to Aaron McInnes, Josh Stuckey and Jordan Williams gave them an 18 point lead.

However, Rourke O'Sullivan gave Gungahlin hope with a try before halftime.

The margin narrowed to four points at the hour mark after the Bulls started the second half strongly and scored twice thanks to Drury Low and Kye Madden.

Madden grabbed his second try of the day after intercepting a Terry Campese pass and sprinting 90 meters to bring the scores level.

However, the Blues composed themselves and extended their lead to seven points due to a penalty, Tristan Eldridge try and a Terry Campese field goal.

The Bulls weren't deterred and Sheen Lomax brought the score within one point as he bounced off several defenders before crashing over the line.

Gungahlin lock Nic Mead sealed the draw with a field goal in the dying moments to leave the Blues five matches without tasting victory.


The Tuggeranong Bushrangers have maintained their impressive recent form with a dominant 42-4 win against the Yass Magpies.

It didn't take long for the Bushrangers to hit their straps with Jack Heyman crossing the line in the second minute of the match.

Tuggeranong prop Noa Vanisi crashed over for a four pointer while Heyman grabbed a double after gathering a Mick Picker cross-field kick.

The Bushrangers went into the sheds at halftime with a 30-0 lead as Michael Brophy and Matt Gruber both added their names to the list of try scorers.

Josh Mitchell continued his recent try scoring form with a dart from dummy-half before Willie Peace nabbed one back for Yass.

However, Gruber put the icing on the cake with his second try of the afternoon.

Queanbeyan Kangaroos 18 (Tries: J Kiely, D Hay, N Grant; Goals: N Grant 3) d Goulburn Workers Bulldogs 16 (Tries: J Fattore 2, C Hart; Goals: C Hart 2)

The Queanbeyan Kangaroos have closed in on second place with a narrow win over the Goulburn Workers Bulldogs.

Jake Kiely opened the scoring for the Kangaroos before Derek Hay collected his own grubber to double the lead shortly afterwards.

Josh Fattore hit back for Goulburn after he punched through the Queanbeyan defence before collecting a loose ball and running 80 meters to level the scores.

Chris Hart gave Goulburn an unexpected lead when he scored in the corner but the Kangaroos managed to claim the win when Nic Grant scored under the posts and successfully kick the conversion.

Acknowledgement of Country

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