Rivalry round is on full display this weekend in round 13 of the Canberra Raiders Cup, headlined by the Belconnen derby in our match of the round.
Belconnen United Sharks v West Belconnen Warriors, NSWRL HQ Bruce, 3pm Saturday 16th July
The Belconnen United Sharks will be out for revenge this time around, when they host their cross-town rivals in a must-win this weekend.
The Warriors were runaway winners the first time they met this season, piling on a whopping 52-6 win at Raiders Belconnen back in round three of the competition.
Although, the Sharks have won three out of their last four and are flying under the new co-player coaches of Zac Patch and Jake Hawkins, as they look to make a late push for finals.
The Westies remain atop the competition ladder, conceding only the one loss all season as they set their eyes on a minor premiership.
The Sharks and Warriors will both be hungry to one-up their rivals in the local derby this weekend, with the stakes high for either side.
Tuggeranong Bushrangers v Woden Valley Rams, Greenway Oval, 3pm Saturday 16th July
The Bushrangers will look to snap their three game losing streak this weekend, when they host their south-side rivals Woden this Saturday.
The Bushies had a very strong start to their 2022 campaign but have entered a mid-season slump, dropping three consecutive games to the Blues, Sharks and Roos.
The Rams on the other hand just continue to win, sitting third by only one point and for & against behind the Warriors and Blues.
The Rams had a scare on the weekend but rallied home to knock-off the Roos 34-30 in the dying moments through a try to forward Michael Geiger.
Although last time these teams met it was a different story, Tuggeranong running away with a big 36-6 win at Phillip Oval.
This match shapes up to be a ripper, where a win or loss for either side could make for huge implications on the competition ladder.
Queanbeyan Blues v Gungahlin Bulls, Seiffert Oval, 3pm Saturday 16th July
The Blues will be refreshed and ready to make it eight on the trot this weekend, when they take on Gungahlin at home on Saturday.
The Bulls finally got their breakthrough win over Yass on the weekend, coming away with a 18-16 victory to break their seven match losing streak.
Ironically, their last win and the Blues last loss was the last time these two sides faced off, Gungahlin wracking up a massive 44-16 win at home over the Blues.
Since then, these two sides couldn't be any further apart.
The Blues have scored on average 45 points per game, highlighting their red-hot attack over the course of the last two months.
The Bulls haven't been able to close out games, falling to seven losses this season by a margin of ten points or less.
Although, the Blues will have that heavy round three defeat in the back of their minds as they look to push for a minor premiership.
Yass Magpies v Goulburn City Bulldogs, Walker Park, 3pm Saturday 16th July
The Magpies will return home to take on their fellow out-of-towners, Goulburn, this Saturday afternoon.
Yass have had an unfortunate 2022 season to date, recording only the one win back in April over Gungahlin.
Although their finals hopes are no longer alive, the Magpies will be playing for pride this weekend on the club's Life Member's day and the unveiling of their new sporting complex.
Goulburn are well in the fight for finals contention where this is a must-win game for the Bulldogs.
Goulburn currently sit three points behind Tuggeranong in fourth spot and will rely on the Bushrangers to lose, where they will need to win at least four out of their last six to get in.
It all starts this Saturday to wrap-up our rivalry round, with the stakes high for either side as we head into the final stages of the 2022 season.