The final round of the CRRL Cup competitions had plenty of thrilling action, with the Reserve Grade grand finalists locked in.
Woden Valley Rams 29 (Tries: D Spencer 2, Z Thomson 2, M Spencer; Goals: B Robertson 4; Field Goal: B Robertson) d Queanbeyan Blues 20 (Tries: J Delle 2, J Hitchins, R Leota; Goals: H Bradley 2)
The Woden Valley Rams ended their season on a high with a 29-20 win over the Queanbeyan Blues at Seiffert Oval on Saturday.
With both teams out of grand final contention, there was still a lot of fight as both teams wanted to end their season with a win.
Rams halfback Brayden Robertson starred for the home side, leading the team well around the park, kicking four conversions and a successful field goal.
Fullback Daine Spencer and hooker Zane Thomson both scored doubles, with winger Mitchell Spencer also crossing for a try.
The Blues ran in four tries, with winger Joseph Delle scoring a double and five-eighth Joshua Hitchins and lock Romann Leota scoring one each.
The win sees the Rams finish the season in third place, with Queanbeyan in fourth.
Raiders Under 20’s 46 (Tries: J Roberts 2, T Croker, B Moeakiola, T Rupapera, J Clarkson, T Mooney, J Williams; Goals: J Williams 7) d Gungahlin Bulls 28 (Tries: E Pehara 2, B Dunn, Z Patch, T Eldridge; Goals: T Holton-Williams 3, C Williams)
The Raiders Under 20’s head into the grand final with the upper hand over their opponents after a 46-28 win at Gungahlin Enclosed Oval on Saturday.
Knowing they were already playing each other in the grand final didn’t stop the two sides from producing a thrilling match.
The Under 20’s jumped to an early 18-0 lead after tries to Jayden Clarkson, Temple Rupapera and Brigham Moeakiola.
But the Bulls fought their way back into the game, with Brendan Dunn, Earldric Pehara and Zachary Patch all scoring tries to level the score at 18-18 at halftime.
Another try to Bulls winger Pehara and then to Raiders halfback Jordan Williams put the score at 24-24 heading into the final quarter.
Raiders U20’s lock Trey Mooney broke the deadlock and slammed the ball over the tryline to give his side a 30-24 lead.
Gungahlin fullback Tristan Eldridge hit back for the home side with a four-pointer, closing the gap to 30-28.
But from there the Raiders Under 20’s put their foot on the accelerator, with winger Thomas Croker crossing the tryline before Joe Roberts scored a double to seal the win.
Woden Valley Rams 14 d Queanbeyan Blues 10
The Woden Valley Rams booked their place in the grand final with a four-point win over the Queanbeyan Blues at Seiffert Oval on Saturday.
The Blues lead 10-0 at halftime, with two tries to centre Remy Oldrey and a conversion by Samiuela Taholo.
But with their spot in the grand final on the line, the Rams fought back in the second half to claim victory.
Woden ran in three second half tries, with Gideon Afemui scoring a double and Luke Ellis also grabbing a four-pointer.
Woden will take on the UC Stars in the grand final this weekend.
UC Stars 40 d Gungahlin Bulls 4
The UC Stars also booked their place in the reserve grade grand final after a comprehensive 40-4 win over the Gungahlin Bulls at Gungahlin Enclosed Oval on Saturday.
Knowing they needed a big win to keep their season alive, the Stars attack was on fire. The team ran in eight tries, with eight different try-scorers.
Iszac Bell, Matthew Woolnough, Ranapiri Baker, Jacob Howard, Luke Bray, Patrick King, Jonathan Ierome Mose and Jerome Mose all scored for the Stars.
Cameron Scott was the Bulls only try-scorer.
The UC Stars will face the Rams in the grand final at Seiffert Oval on Sunday. The two sides have played each other three times this season, with the Rams holding 2-1 winning record.
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Queanbeyan Blues 24 d Woden Valley Rams 4
The Queanbeyan Blues will head into this week’s grand final in winning form after defeating the Woden Valley Rams 24-4 at Seiffert Oval on Saturday.
The Blues ran in five tries, with Kimberley Grant, Hannah Miners, Brooke Smyth, Georgia Smith and Briony Frater all scoring for the home team.
Queanbeyan will take on the Gungahlin Bulls in the grand final on Sunday.
Gungahlin Bulls 50 d UC Stars 4
The Gungahlin Bulls recorded their seventh win of the season after defeating the UC Stars 50-4 at Gungahlin Enclosed Oval on Saturday.
The Bulls are also through to the grand final, and will take a lot of momentum from their round nine game after racking up 50 points.
Erin Dalley was the try scorer for the UC Stars.
The Queanbeyan Blues have been the only side to defeat the Bulls this season, but Gungahlin still hold a 2-1 winning advantage heading into the grand final.