The Canberra Raiders Junior Representative sides started the season brightly as two of three sides claimed wins on Saturday afternoon.
SG Ball Cup
The Canberra Raiders turned around a 12-10 halftime deficit against the Parramatta Eels to claim an important victory at Raiders Belconnen.
Early tries to Michael Asomua and Jayden Clarkson gave the Raiders an early lead before Parramatta hit back midway through the first half.
However, tries to Junior Tupou, Mitchell Spencer and Connor Williams helped the Raiders claim a 14 point win.
Harold Matthews Cup
The Parramatta Eels defeated the Canberra Raiders 14-4 at Raiders Belconnen in what was a tight and low scoring affair.
Siamani Leuluai scored the opening try of the match for the Raiders before the Eels hit back before the break.
Another try to Parramatta in the second half gave the Eels a narrow lead but the game remained in the balance until the dying moments of the match.
Tarsha Gale Cup
HIGHLIGHTS | Harvey Norman Tarsha Gale Cup Rd 1
The Canberra Raiders started their season brightly with a comprehensive 30-8 win over the Parramatta Eels.
Holly Jane Christison opened the scoring for the Raiders early in the first half before the side scored a further three unanswered tries before the break.
The second half was a much more even contest as the Raiders showed plenty of grit in defence before adding a further try to the score.
Parramatta scored two late tries which ended up being unconverted.