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Country Championships Round Two Wrap

Round two of the Country Championships over the weekend saw the Monaro Colts Open Men’s side record their second straight win, while the Open Women’s team notched up a great victory in their clash against the Macarthur Wests Tigers.

Open Men’s

The Monaro Open Men’s side put their attacking capabilities on display with a high-scoring 38-22 win over the Macarthur Wests Tigers at Kirkham Oval in Camden on Sunday.

The Colts scored seven tries to the Tigers four, with Monaro ahead 26-4 at half-time.

Monaro hooker Zachary Patch and winger Dillon Rota both scored doubles, while second-rower Josh Ayres and props Atunaisa Tupou and Manu Vanisi all crossed the try-line too.

Coach and five-eighth Terry Campese kicked three conversions, with halfback Tre Williams kicking two.

The win sees the Colts finish the round in second place on the ladder.

Open Women’s

The Monaro Open Women’s side recorded a strong 30-12 win over the Macarthur Wests Tigers at Kirkham Oval in Camden on Sunday.

The Colts ran in six tries throughout the match, while holding the Tigers to two tries.

The Tigers were first on the scoreboard with five-eighth Jemma Crane scoring a four-pointer and second-rower Macie Carlile adding the two points.

Monaro bounced back with five-eighth Jacinta Williams crossing the try-line to bring the score to 6-4 at half-time.

Colts centre Victoria Alley scored next, converting her own try to put her side ahead 10-6.

From there the Colts put their foot down in attack, with Gabrielle Davis, Jenna Cooke and Elly Hazelton all picking up tries and Williams scoring up her second of the day. Alley kicked two of those conversions to bring the score to 30-6.

Crane got one back for the home side, but it wasn’t enough.

The win sees Monaro finish the round in third place on the ladder, one point behind first and second place.