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Canberra Raiders Cup Round One Wrap

The Blumers Lawyers Canberra Raiders Cup competitions kicked off over the weekend, with plenty of high-scoring and exciting matches. 

Goulburn City Bulldogs 28 d West Belconnen Warriors 20

This week's live-stream game was a thrilling match between Goulburn City Bulldogs and the West Belconnen Warriors, with the Bulldogs holding on to claim an eight point victory at Workers Arena on Sunday. 

The Bulldogs were ahead 18-4 at the break, with tries to wingers Steven Cummins and Dom Stephens, as well as hooker Ryan Griffin. 

But West Belconnen came into the second half fired up, with five-eighth John Veloudas scoring just after the break. 

Bulldogs centre Dillon Rota scored next, but Warriors bounced back, with centre Kane Rushton scoring two quick tries to bring the score to 22-20. 

Goulburn showed some great resolve and fullback Max Flack scored the match winning tries to seal the win for Goulburn. 

Goulburn City Bulldogs 28 (Tries: M Flack, S Cummins, D Rota, D Stephens, R Griffin; Goals: I Walker 4) d West Belconnen Warriors 20 (Tries: K Rushton 2, J Veloudos, J Ayers; Goals: B Graham 2)

Queanbeyan Blues 52 d Belconnen United Sharks 12

The Queanbeyan Blues kicked off their campaign with a dominant 40 point win over the Belconnen United Sharks at Seiffert Oval on Saturday. 

The Blues were first on the scoreboard with hooker Joshua Mitchell bursting through the Sharks defensive line before passing to fullback Mathew Parsons to score. 

The Blues ran in two more second half tries, with lock Isaiah Latu and winger George Morseu both crossing the tryline. 

The Sharks got one try back just before half-time, with the score at 18-6 heading into the break. 

But from there it was all the Blues, with the side's attack looking very slick.  Queanbeyan ran in seven second-half tries, with Parsons scoring a hat-trick. 

Queanbeyan Blues 52 (Tries: M Parsons 3, J Butler-Fleming, G Morseu, B Murray, J Mitchell, J Baker, A Tupou, I Latu; Goals: T Campese 4, G Morseu, J Mitchell) d Belconnen United Sharks 12 (Tries: E McCarroll, S Wentworth; Goals: I Willemsen 2)

Tuggeranong Bushrangers 36 d Queanbeyan Roos 12

The Tuggeranong Bushrangers recorded a strong 36-12 victory over the Queanbeyan Roos at Greenway Oval on Saturday. 

The scores were locked at 6-6 after 33 minutes, before Tuggeranong centre Drury Low scored, giving his side a 12-6 lead at halt-time. 

Tuggeranong came out firing after the break, with tries to Wexley Alexander-McCarthy, Taulauniuo Mariota and Julian Hayward-Whiley, and halfback Heyman getting his second. 

Tuggeranong Bushrangers 36 (Tries: J Heyman 2, D Low, W Alexander-McCarthy, T Mariota, J Haywood-Whiley; Goals: J Heyman 6) d Queanbeyan Roos 12 (Tries: G Baker,  J Dent; Goals: D Reid 2)

Gungahlin Bulls 32 d Woden Valley Rams 22

In what was a see-sawing affair, the Gungahlin Bulls came from behind to defeat the Woden Valley Rams by ten points at Gungahlin Enclosed Oval on Saturday. 

The lead changed five times throughout the game, with the two teams going try for try during the first half. Gungahlin went into half-time with a 14-10 lead. 

The Rams scored first in the second half, with Sean Maloney crossing the try-line to put the Rams ahead 16-14. 

The Bulls hit back with two tries of their own to go ahead 26-16, before Maloney scored his second try of the day to close the gap to 26-22 with seven minutes left. 

Bulls halfback Jordan Williams scored the match-winner in the 78th minute, sealing a thrilling win. 

Gungahlin Bulls 32 (Tries: J Williams 2, T Eldridge, L Thomson, J Williams, J Thompson; Goals: L Thomson 4) d Woden Valley Rams 22 (Tries: S Maloney 2, K Taws, S Tapa; Goals: B Robertson 3)

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.