Austbrokers Canberra Raiders Cup Round 15 Preview
The Queanbeyan derby headlines this weekend's action, while the West Belconnen Warriors will be trying to bounce back from their recent losses as they host the Goulburn Workers Bulldogs.
Queanbeyan Kangaroos v Queanbeyan Blues – 3pm, Saturday 21 July – Seears Workwear Oval / Live Stream
Round 15 sees the Queanbeyan derby as the match of the round as the Kangaroos welcome the Blues on Saturday afternoon.
The Kangaroos are coming off a big 46-12 win over the Yass Magpies and will be looking to add a third straight win this weekend to all but secure their place in the top four.
Kangaroos prop Josh Hitchins believes that the match will be a tight affair despite the Blues recent form.
"I reckon they'll be a different team come this weekend," Hitchins said. "The last derby was good but with it being at our home ground this weekend it will be much better.
"We have the charity day for men's testicular cancer so we'll be wearing purple jerseys."
The Blues sit three points outside the top four after a 46-16 drubbing at the hands of the Woden Valley Rams and need a win to keep their finals hopes alive.
West Belconnen Warriors v Goulburn Workers Bulldogs – 3pm, Sunday 22 July – Raiders Belconnen / Live Stream
The West Belconnen Warriors will be out to halt their losing momentum when they play host to the Goulburn Workers Bulldogs on Sunday.
The Warriors are coming off two losses with the most recent being a 20-point defeat at the hands of the Bushrangers.
The Bulldogs will be fresh coming off the bye with their last match being a narrow 18-16 loss to the Kangaroos in round 13.
The Warriors slipped to third on the ladder and a loss to the Bulldogs could leave them nervously sitting just inside the top four.
Gungahlin Bulls v Woden Valley Rams – 2pm, Saturday 21 July – Gungahlin Enclosed Oval
The Gungahlin Bulls host the in-form Woden Valley Rams on Saturday afternoon as both sides to look to continue their form.
The Bulls are coming off a 54-18 demolition of the Sharks and will be aiming to extend their unbeaten streak of two to three.
The Rams are flying high following a big 30-point win over the Blues in round 14 and are now unbeaten in their last eight matches.
Woden will come into heavily favoured but a spirited Bulls side will be out to spoil the party and open up the race to the finals.
Tuggeranong Bushrangers v Belconnen United Sharks – 2:15pm, Saturday 21 July – Greenway Oval
The top of the table Tuggeranong Bushrangers welcome the Belconnen United Sharks on Saturday afternoon.
The Bushrangers are continuing to push along following a 36-16 win over second placed West Belconnen Warriors to open up a three-point buffer at the top.
The Sharks will be out to turn around their 36-point loss at the hands of the Bulls and put up a good account of themselves against the Bushrangers.
Tuggeranong come into it as huge favourites and rightly so as first does battle with last.