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George Tooke Shield Round Seven Wrap

There were some exciting matches on show in the George Tooke Shield competitions over the weekend. 

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Cootamundra Bulldogs 64 d Burrangong Bears 0

The Cootamundra Bulldogs notched up their seventh straight win with a dominant 64-0 victory over the Burrangong Bears at Cranfield Oval. 

The Bulldogs attack was very impressive, running in 13 tries. Bronte Johnson scored a hat-trick in the win, with Samantha Graham and Elyssa Radnedge each scoring a double. 

Cootamundra have scored 114 points in the last two games, and remain in first place on the ladder. 

They take on the Harden Hawkettes next weekend, who are currently in second. 

Burrangong's next opponents are Crookwell. 

Boorowa Roverettes 14 d North Canberra Bears 6

The Boorowa Roverettes recorded their second straight win after a eight point victory over the North Canberra Bears at Boorowa Showground. 

Marlie McIntosh, Grace Barker and Clare Flick were the try-scorers for Boorowa, with Barker converting one try. 

Bears player Samantha Glenie scored her side's only four-pointer.

The Roverettes have conceded just one try in the last two weeks, and they will look to maintain their strong defence when they play the Gunning Rooettes next weekend. 

Boorowa are now equal second on the ladder, while North Canberra are in fifth spot. 

Harden Hawkettes 28 d Bungendore Tigerettes 0

The Harden Hawkettes maintained their unbeaten record after defeating the Bungendore Tigerettes at McLean Oval. 

In what was a hard-fought match, the half-time score was 12-0 to Harden. The home side ran in four tries in the second half to seal the win.

Georgia Smith scored a double, with Jamie Stephenson, Marylouise Minehan, Clare Smith and Bridie Minehan the other try-scorers.  

The Hawkettes have the best attack in the competition, having scored 328 points over the opening seven rounds. 

They face the Cootamundra Bulldogs in round eight in a top of the table clash. 

The Tigerettes maintain fourth spot on the ladder, and take on the UC Stars next. 

Gunning Rooettes 6 d Binalong Brahmans 4

The Gunning Rooettes bounced back from last week's loss with a tight two-point win over the Binalong Brahmans at Gunning Showground on Sunday. 

With one try a piece, a Claire Shaw conversion was all that separated the two sides. 

Kizziah Plumb was the try-scorer for Gunning, while Bronwyn Pollack scored Binalong's try. 

The win sees Gunning finish the round in sixth place, equal on points with the North Canberra Bears in fifth. Binalong are in ninth spot on the ladder. 

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Cootamundra Bulldogs 82 d Burrangong Bears 6

The Cootamundra Bulldogs remain undefeated after a dominant win over the Burrangong Bears at Cranfield Oval. 

The Bulldogs proved far too strong for the Bears, scoring 15 tries to the Bears one. 

Cootamundra fullback Jordyn Ballard notched up 34 points in the game, including a hat-trick. He remains the top try-scorer in the competition with 14 tries and the top point-scorer with 130 points. 

The Bulldogs take on the Hawks next round, while Burrangong take on Crookwell. 

Binalong Brahmans 16 d Boomanulla Raiders 6

The Binalong Brahamans recorded a ten-point victory over the Boomanulla Raiders at Binalong Recreation Oval. 

Binalong have now won five games in a row and are currently in third place on the competition ladder. They have lots of momentum heading into their round eight clash this weekend against the North Canberra Bears, who are in second position. 

Boomanulla remain in eight place on the ladder, and will take on the Boorowa Rovers this Saturday. 

North Canberra Bears 22 d Boorowa Rovers 10

The North Canberra Bears produced a great performance to defeat the Boorowa Rovers by 12 points at Boorowa Showground on Saturday. 

Tino Sione was in excellent form for the visitors, scoring a hat-trick. Jack Priestley and Riley Wilson were the other Bears' try-scorers. 

Boorowa fullback Tyler Blair and winger Joshua Quin both ran in tries for the home team. 

The Bears have lost just one match so far this season, and are sitting in second place, one win behind Cootamundra in first. 

The Rovers will look to snap their three match losing streak when they face Boomanulla in round eight. 

Harden Hawks 18 d Bungendore Tigers 16

In what was a thrilling game, Harden just got over the top of Bungendore to claim the two points at McLean Oval. 

The scores were locked at 6-all at half-time, with Harden fullback Riley Manwaring scoring just after the break and Smith converting to make it 12-6. 

Bungendore then fought back and scored back to back tries, putting the Tigers ahead 16-12. 

A last minute try to Harden's Will Manwaring locked the scores up at 16-16, with Nick Bush successfully converting from the sideline to seal the win. 

The win sees the Hawks finish the round in fourth spot, and will play Cootamundra next round. 

The Tigers sit in fifth place, and face the UC Stars in round eight. 

 

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