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Monaro Colts Johns & Daley Cup: Round Three Wrap

The Monaro Colts have come away with important victories in both the Andrew Johns & Laurie Daley Cups, defeating the Western Rams at NSWRL HQ, Bruce on Sunday morning.

Andrew Johns Cup

Monaro Colts 34 d Western Rams 16

The Colts have run-out dominant winners in round three of the AJ Cup, defeating the Rams by 18 points.

Backrower Lochie Ellard was impressive in the side's victory, proving a handful on the left edge with a try and try-assist.

Monaro's first-half performance set them up for the rest of the game, scoring three tries in the opening 12 minutes.

The Rams managed to cross for their only try in the first half from an incredible individual effort from fullback Rex Bassingthwaighte, to trail at the break 18-4.

The Colts fought off some early momentum from the Rams in the second half to run away with the victory, courtesy of two tries from fullback Cooper Johnston.

Laurie Daley Cup

Monaro Colts 36 d Western Rams 18

Monaro have knocked-off the undefeated Rams in an impressive performance at home on Sunday morning.

After falling to the Roosters in round one of the competition, this match proved to be crucial for the Colts as they make a push for finals.

Monaro hooker Xavier Cacciotti was a stand-out yet again for the home side, crossing for a double after scoring four last weekend.

Mathias Tomuli Ah-Kuoi also proved to be a handful, playing big minutes off the bench and crossing for two tries.

The Rams trailed early in the contest but fought back on halftime to lead 18-16 in a see-sawing affair.

But the Colts rallied home with a late try to speedster Jack Clutterbuck which iced the game with ten minutes to go.

Both Monaro sides will now turn their attention to the Macarthur Wests Tigers this Saturday at Camden.


Image by Trisha Sullivan

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