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Canberra Raiders Cup Round Five Wrap

Four thrilling games in round five of the Blumers Lawyers Canberra Raiders Cup First Grade competition, with the biggest winning margin just six points.

Queanbeyan Blues 24 d Queanbeyan Kangaroos 22

The Queanbeyan derby certainly lived up to the hype, with a thrilling match that saw the Quenabeyan Blues come away with a two-point win. 

The Blues lead 14-6 at the half-time break, before the Roos shifted the momentum in the second half. Lock Jesse Dent and fullback Kaine Pagura both scored to give their side a 16-14 lead. 

The Blues hit back with tries to Bryce Lee and Richard Holani, with the home side leading 24-16 with 17 minutes to go. 

Roos player Alifelti Ngahe then crossed for the visitors, with Lachlan Ingram successfully converting to make it 24-22. 

The Roos threw everything they had at the Blues, but the home side's defence was too strong. 

The Blues remain on top of the ladder, with a superior for and against to the Gungahlin Bulls. 

Round Five HIghlights: Queanbeyan Blues v Queanbeyan Roos

Yass Magpies 30 drew West Belconnen Warriors 30

The Yass Magpies and West Belconnen Warriors picked up a point each in their round five clash, with a 30-all draw at Walker Park. 

West Belconnen were down 30-22 with six minutes to go, before second rower Joshua Ayers barged his way over the try-line, with Bayley Graham successfully converting. 

Yass then gave away a penalty right in front of the posts, with Graham successfully kicking it to seal a 30-30 draw. 

The first half was a tight affair, both teams going try for try, with Yass going into the break with an 18-16 lead. 

Ayers scored right after a half-time, giving the home side a four-point lead, before Yass hit back with tries to winger Bruce Barrie and second rower Shaun Davis.  

The Magpies and Warriors now sit equal fourth on the ladder, with West Belconnen holding a superior for and against record. 

Round Five HIghlights: Yass Magpies v West Belconnen Warriors

Tuggeranong Bushrangers 30 d Belconnen United Sharks 24

The Tuggeranong Bushrangers snapped a three game losing streak with a six point win over the Belconnen United Sharks at NSWRL HQ Bruce. 

The Bushrangers jumped to an 18-0 lead after 24 minutes, with tries to Jayden Pollard, Ngarima Low and Eneseli Kamuta. 

Belconnen United hit back with Nukurua Ngerer crossing the line for a try. 

Tuggeranong lock Niu Mariota got his sixth try of the season, scoring off a kick to bring the score to 24-4. 

Sharks hooker Campbell Woolnough scored next for the home side, closing the gap to 24-8. 

Tuggeranong fullback Pollard picked up his second try of the day, extending the visitor's lead to 30-8. 

The Sharks scored three late tries, but it wasn't quite enough, with the Bushrangers holding on for the win. 

Round Five HIghlights: Belconnen United Sharks v Tuggeranong Bushrangers

Gungahlin Bulls 38 d Goulburn City Bulldogs 34

The Gungahlin Bulls pulled off another last minute victory, with a 38-34 win over the Goulburn City Bulldogs at Workers Arena. 

The Bulls trailed by two points with two minutes to go, before winger Dean Aylott scored in the corner after an inch perfect kick by five-eighth Tre Holten-Williams. 

Gungahlin lead 16-6 after 25 minutes, before two tries to Bulldogs winger Steven Cummins and one to halfback Vaughan Winnel gave the home side a 22-16 lead at half-time. 

The second half was a tussle, with Goulburn maintaining a lead until the 78th minute. 

The Bulls remain undefeated, while the Bulldogs sit in third place. 

Round Five Highlights: Goulburn City Bulldogs v Gungahlin Bulls

Acknowledgement of Country

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