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Specsavers Katrina Fanning Shield 2020 Round 4 Wrap

The Queanbeyan Blues continued their unbeaten winning streak while the Bushpies bounced back with a win in another wet weekend of action.

Queanbeyan Blues 44 (Tries: L Watson 3, G Vause, J Williams, S Allan, J Ruiz, K Haridemos; Goals: P Condon 6) d West Belconnen 0

The Queanbeyan Blues recorded their fourth straight win with a 44-0 victory over West Belconnen at Gungahlin Enclosed Oval on Saturday.

The Blues opened the scoring in the fifth minute, with lock Brianna Devenish offloading to Gemma Vause, who crossed the tryline for her first four-pointer of the season. Payge-Louise Condon kicked the conversion to give the Blues an early 6-0 lead.

The Blues capitalised off a West Belconnen error soon after, with five-eighth Jacinta Williams fighting her way over the line. Condon added the two points, giving the Blues a 12-0 lead.

Just before the end of the first quarter, Blues centre Lani Watson got her first try of the day, with the score at 16-0.

A couple of sin-bins saw the game lift in intensity, and it was the Blues who were next on the board after a beautiful line break by fullback Krystyana Haridemos. Condon converted the try, with the half-time score at 22-0.

Blues centre Jennifer Ruiz added four more points to her team’s tally, fighting her way through some defenders and planting the ball on the tryline.

West Belconnen had a chance to get their first points of the game with a repeat set on the Blues line, but Queanbeyan held them out with some great defence.

Watson got her second try of the day after a great try assist by Williams, with Condon adding the extras to put the Blues ahead 32-0.

Blues centre Shaenice Allan scored next, with Condon converting to make it 38-0.

Watson got her hat-trick in the final few minutes of the game, with Condon kicking the conversion to bring the final score to 44-0.

The win sees the Blues maintain a two point lead on top of the ladder.


Bushpies 22 (Tries: E Blowes, J Cooke, N Ngan-Woo, E Winbank, S Afele; Goals: E Blowes 1) d Tuggeranong Buffaloes 4 (Try: M O’Brien)

The Bushpies bounced back from last week’s loss with a 22-4 win over the Tuggeranong Buffaloes at Phillip Oval on Saturday.

The Bushpies attack looked solid, with Elissa Blowes, Jenna Cooke, Nirvana Ngan-Woo, Eilish Winbank and Samara Afele all running in tries.

Buffaloes winger Mary-Ellen O’Brien scored her team’s only points of the game.

The win sees the Bushpies finish round four in second place, two points behind the Queanbeyan Blues.

Tuggeranong play the Queanbeyan Blues next weekend, while the Bushpies face West Belconnen

Acknowledgement of Country

Canberra Raiders respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.