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Junior Reps Wrap: Round Three

An impressive weekend for our junior representative teams, with all three sides claiming wins in round three of their respective competitions.

SG Ball Cup

The Raiders SG Ball side remain undefeated after a tight 18-14 victory over the Sea Eagles at 4 Pines Park on Saturday. 

In what was a see-sawing match, the Raiders came from behind twice to claim the two points. 

Manly scored in the opening minute of the match, with centre Koby Douglas crossing for a try and Tylor Bunting converting. 

The Raiders hit back through second-rower Joseph Roddy, with Keahn Skipps converting to tie the scores at 6-6. 

The home side were first on the scoreboard in the second half after a try to Teapo Stoltman, giving the Sea Eagles a 10-6 lead. 

But two tries in the space of three minutes to fullback Chevy Stewart and Skipps put the Raiders ahead 18-6 with three minutes of the game remaining. 

Stoltman got his second try of the day for Manly with a minute left on the clock, but it wasn't enough as the Raiders held on for the win. 

The win sees the Raiders remain on top of the ladder after three rounds. 

Harold Matthews Cup

The Raiders Harold Matts side continued their winning streak with a 30-14 win over the Sea Eagles on Saturday at 4 Pines Park. 

Trailing 10-6 at the half-time break, four second half tries to the Raiders ensured they remain undefeated in the competition. 

Second-rower Samuel Griffin opened the scoring for the Raiders, going over for a try in the 11th minute. Braydan Darmody converted to give the Raiders an early 6-0 lead. 

Manly scored two tries in three minutes late in the first half to go ahead 10-6 heading into the sheds. 

The Raiders started the second half perfectly, with a try to fullback James Croker in the first minute of the second half. Darmody converted to put his side ahead 12-10. 

The visitors extended their lead in the 37th minute with winger Lachlan Cunanan scoring and Darmody converting to make it 18-10. 

Joshua Weightman hit back for Manly to make it a four-point ballgame. But another try to Cunanan and also to Thomas Handsaker sealed the win for the Raiders. 

The Raiders are currently in second place on the ladder. 

Tarsha Gale Cup

The Raiders Tarsha Gale side claimed their first win of the season with a tough 28-20 victory over the Sea Eagles on Saturday. 

In what was a tight match, the Raiders lead 22-20 with seven minutes to go before a try to Beyonce Marela and conversion to Mya McGlynn gave the Raiders an eight point lead to seal victory. 

The Sea Eagles were first on the scoreboard, with halfback Aaliyah Haumono scoring in the seventh minute. Cailan Mamea converted to give her side a 6-0 lead. 

The Raiders hit back a few minutes later thanks to a try to fullback Georgia Willey. McGlynn successfully converted to level the scores at 6-6. 

A late change to the Raiders side saw Kayla Fleming move from hooker to lock, and the move paid off with Fleming scoring in the 16th minute. McGlynn converted to make the score 12-6. 

Willey then scored her second try of the day, giving the Raiders a ten point lead after 22 minutes of play. 

Taleenza Nelson scored for Manly just before the break, with the half-time score 16-12 to the Raiders. 

Manly continued their momentum into the second half with Matilda Oliver scoring to level scores at 16-16. 

The Raiders were able to bounce back and five-eighth Bonnie Brewer got her first try this season, with McGlynn converting to put the Raiders ahead 22-16. 

Manly made it a two point game when Mesha Fretton scored, but the Raiders were able to seal the win with a try to Marela. 

The Raiders side finish the round in sixth place on the ladder.

Photo by Alfred Naupoto (Manly Media)

Acknowledgement of Country

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