Round ten of the Blumers Lawyers Canberra Raiders Cup is done and dusted with a couple of upset victories shaking up the competition ladder.
West Belconnen Warriors 23 d Gungahlin Bulls 12
The West Belconnen Warriors continued their red hot form with a ten-point victory over a struggling Bulls outfit at Raiders Belconnen on Saturday afternoon.
Warriors winger Brandon Withers was a standout for the first placed side, scoring three tries on the left wing.
The Warriors jumped out to an early 12-nil lead through two incredible individual efforts from Withers to cross the line.
The Bulls managed to stay in the contest for the majority of the match but ran out of breathe in the end, succumbing to a 23-12 defeat.
Unfortunately for Gungahlin, this defeat made it six in a row as they look isolated towards the bottom of the ladder.
The Bulls will look to snap their losing streak when they host Goulburn next week, with the competition leaders West Belconnen having a bye round to prepare for Goulburn in round 12.
Queanbeyan Kangaroos 27 d Tuggeranong Bushrangers 18
The Queanbeyan Kangaroos have caused the upset of the round, defeating the Bushrangers 27-18 at Seears Workwear Oval on Saturday.
Queanbeyan have struggled to find form this season with some disappointing performances but this victory over Tuggeranong, who were second going into the match, might just kick start things for the Kangaroos.
Former Raider Sam Williams made his season debut for the Queanbeyan club, making an immeadiate impact to the Kangaroos side. Williams brings plenty of experience, having recently departed the NRL after playing over 100 games for the green machine.
The loss for the Bushrangers ends a six game winning streak which had propelled them into the top four after a shaky start to the year.
Tuggeranong will look to get back in the winners column when they face the other Queanbeyan side, the Blues, next round at Greenway Oval.
The Roos on the other hand, will be looking to win their first back to back games of the season when they host the Sharks in round 11.
Queanbeyan Blues 26 d Woden Valley Rams 16
The Queanbeyan Blues have registered their sixth straight win with a ten-point victory over Woden at Seiffert Oval on Saturday afternoon.
Blues fullback Mathew Parsons starred again for the high-flying Blues, scoring three tries through some brilliant support play.
The win was even more special for the Blues considering they jumped up into second place and were also able to dish out some revenge for their round one loss to the Rams.
The Rams will be keen to get back on track after this loss with their next two games against bottom three teams. And for the Blues, they will take on Tuggeranong at Greenway Oval this weekend looking to notch another win.
Belconnen United Sharks 54 d Goulburn City Bulldogs 10
The Belconnen United Sharks have won back to back games for the first time this season, defeating the Bulldogs by a convincing total of 44 points at Workers Arena.
Sharks winger Livai Kaloutolu and fullback Darcy Leadbitter were the stars of the show, recording six tries between the two of them.
The Sharks played their best game all year with their attack shining through, piling ten tries on the Goulburn side in-front of their home fans.
The Bulldogs started the season incredibly strong, winning their opening three matches to sit atop the competition ladder. The out of towners have hit a mid-season low, losing five out of their last six matches.
Inconsistency continues to be a problem for the Goulburn side but they will look to start a run of wins when they face the Bulls at Gungahlin in round 11.
The Sharks take on another round 10 winner, the Queanbeyan Kangaroos at Seears Workwear Oval on Saturday afternoon.
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