The Junior Representative season enters the first week of finals this weekend, with two junior representative teams playing on Saturday at HE Laybutt Field in Blacktown NSW.
Tarsha Gale Cup
Parramatta Eels vs Canberra Raiders
4:30pm, Saturday 13th April, HE Laybutt Field
The Raiders will be looking for a finals win this weekend with a victory over the Parramatta Eels this Saturday.
Canberra is coming into the match off a big 58-4 loss to the undefeated Illawarra Steelers with Zali Waihape scoring the sole try for the Raiders.
The Eels are also coming off a big 48- 4 loss to the Newcastle Knights and both teams will be looking to progress more into the finals with a win.
15. Taysha-Lee Campbell, 3. Gabbie Davis, 1. Madyson Tooth, 2. Klaudia Osztrenkovcs, 14. Shanae Pope, 7. Samantha Small, 8. Tara McGrath-West, 9. Krystyana Haridemos, 21. Jada Olsen-Flanagan, 4. Ashley Carter, 17. Grace Martin; Interchange: 10. Carly Wilkin, 12. Samantha Clegg, 13. Sydney Harrison, 20. Taylah Johnston; Reserves: 5. Tarnayar Hinch, 6. Krystal Blackwell, 19. Vanessa Harris
SG Ball Cup
Canberra Raiders vs Balmain Tigers
5:45pm, Saturday 13th April, HE Laybutt Field
The Raiders will have a chance to move to the next round of the finals this week when they face the Balmain Tigers on Saturday.
The two teams met earlier in the season with the Tigers beating the Raiders 44-16 at Belconnen Oval. Canberra led Balmain 16-8 at half time but after losing Jacob Church and Nicolas Hall to injury the Raiders could not stop the Tigers from pouring on the points.
Coach Dean Souter believes that his side will be wanting to set the record straight this weekend with both team’s season on the line.
Balmain will also be searching for a win after losing to the Central Coast Roosters 42-14. The two clubs will face off in a sixth vs seventh finals matchup after the Raiders fell out of the top four last week after losing 28-22 to the Illawarra Steelers.
Fullback for Raiders is number 1 Manase KahoFullback for Tigers is number 1 Josh Rizk
Winger for Raiders is number 2 Aidan GaffeyWinger for Tigers is number 2 Sam Kharwin
Centre for Raiders is number 21 Thomas CrokerCentre for Tigers is number 3 Oskar Enasio
Centre for Raiders is number 22 Junior TupouCentre for Tigers is number 4 Samuel Kanaan
Winger for Raiders is number 5 Cooper O'ConnorWinger for Tigers is number 5 Atelea Afeaki
Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Brayden RobertsonFive-Eighth for Tigers is number 6 Hayden Essery
Halfback for Raiders is number 7 Jordan WilliamsHalfback for Tigers is number 7 Cooper Wood
Prop for Raiders is number 8 James AtonioProp for Tigers is number 8 Callum Ellis
Hooker for Raiders is number 9 Mitchell SouterHooker for Tigers is number 9 Jake Kusto
Prop for Raiders is number 10 Ata MariotaProp for Tigers is number 10 Braydon Guyan
2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 Clay Webb2nd Row for Tigers is number 11 Zayn Wilkins
2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Jackson Owen2nd Row for Tigers is number 12 Henry O'Kane
Lock for Raiders is number 13 Jack ColovattiLock for Tigers is number 13 Daniel Sykes
Interchange for Raiders is number 17 Bradley BuckleyInterchange for Tigers is number 14 Jason Smyth
Interchange for Raiders is number 18 Jack WilliamsInterchange for Tigers is number 15 Darcy Hoy
Interchange for Raiders is number 19 Bryce MagnoneInterchange for Tigers is number 16 Blake Layton
Interchange for Raiders is number 20 Mika TaleoInterchange for Tigers is number 17 Harley Sanchez
- Referee: Ben Seppala
- Touch Judge: Cody Simmons
- Touch Judge: Seamus Carroll