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Canberra Raiders Cup Round Nine Wrap

The West Belconnen Warriors claimed victory in the Belconnen derby, while both Queanbeyan teams and the Goulburn City Bulldogs recorded wins. 

Queanbeyan Blues 34 d Woden Valley Rams 22

The Queanbeyan Blues are back in the winners circle after a 12 point win over the Woden Valley Rams at Phillip Oval. 

The Blues jumped to an early 8-0 lead after tries to Joshua Baker and George Morseu. But the Rams fought back with winger Thomas Scrivener and lock Sean Maloney both crossing the try-line to give the home side 12-8 lead. 

Blues centre Utuloa Asomua scored right on half-time to level the scores at 12-12. 

Asomua scored his second try of the day right after the break, with Joshua Hitchins also scoring to give the visitors a 22-12 lead. 

The Rams hit back through Zane Thomson, narrowing the score-line to 22-18. 

But from there the Blues attack kicked into gear, with the side scoring two quick tries. 

Woden winger Aidan Agnew scored an incredible acrobatic try in the final few minutes but it wasn't enough as the Blues claimed the two points. 

The win sees the Blues finish the round in second place on the ladder, two points behind the first placed Bulls. 

Round Nine highlights: Woden Valley Rams v Queanbeyan Blues

Queanbeyan Kangaroos 46 d Yass Magpies 16

The Queanbeyan Kangaroos backed up their round eight performance with a 30 point victory over the Yass Magpies at Seears Workwear Oval on Saturday. 

The Roos attack was again very impressive, with the side scoring 104 points over the last two rounds. 

Winger Steve Numambo scored a hat-trick in the win and has now scored seven tries in the last two games. 

The first half was a tight affair, with both sides scoring some great tries. The scores were locked at 16-16 all at half-time, with Gideon Afemui, Sione Vuki and Numambo scoring for the Roos and Sione Moala, Caleb Esera and Loghan Lewis the try-scorers for Yass.

But the second half was all the Roos, with the Queanbeyan side scoring 30 unanswered points. 

The Roos are sitting in fifth spot on the ladder, with the Yass Magpies in eighth place. 

Round Nine highlights: Queanbeyan Kangaroos v Yass Magpies

West Belconnen Warriors 24 d Belconnen United Sharks 18

The West Belconnen Warriors bounced back from last week's loss with a six-point win over the Belconnen United Sharks to claim Belconnen derby honours. 

It was a physical battle between the two sides, with the score at 12-12 with 15 minutes to go before a Sharks player was sin-binned for a professional foul. 

The Warriors were able to capitalise, with halfback Bayley Graham scoring a double to help his side to victory. 

Sharks five-eighth Matt Woolnough scored with a minute on the clock, but it was too little too late as West Belconnen held on for the win. 

Earlier, the Warriors were first on the score-board with winger Mapu Uasi crossing for a try. 

The Sharks hit back through Nukurua Bgere and Woolnough, giving the visiting side a 12-4 lead. 

West Belconnen second-rower Arthur Brown scored right on half-time to make it 12-8 heading into the sheds at the break. 

Warriors winger Andrew McDonald scoring first in the second half after a great pass by Graham, levelling the scores at 12-12. 

The win sees West Belconnen finish round nine in fourth place, one point behind the third placed Goulburn side, while the Sharks are in sixth place. 

Round Nine Highlights: West Belconnen Warriors v Belconnen United Sharks

Goulburn City Bulldogs 32 d Tuggeranong Bushrangers 22

The Goulburn City Bulldogs notched up their third straight win with a ten point victory at Workers Arena on Sunday. 

Centre Dillon Rota and prop Silafono Titiuti both scored doubles in the victory. Fullback Steve Cummins also scored, his try-scoring tally for the season now at 10. 

Rota scored the opening try for the Bulldogs, before Tuggeranong winger Jack Davison crossed for his first try of the day and levelled the scores at 6-6. 

Goulburn went into half-time with a 16-6 lead after Titiuti and Rota both scored. 

The Bushrangers hit back right after the break, with centre Joshua Billing bursting through the defence to score. 

But from there the Bulldogs scored three straight tries to jump ahead 32-10. Tuggeranong scored three late tries, with Davison getting his second of the day, but it wasn't enough as Goulburn claimed the two points. 

The Bulldogs remain in third place on the ladder, two points behind the Blues. Tuggeranong finish the round in seventh place, equal with Belconnen United. 

Round Nine Highlights: Goulburn City Bulldogs v Tuggeranong Bushrangers

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.