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Monaro Colts Johns & Daley Cup: Round Five Wrap

The Monaro Colts have progressed through to the Andrew Johns & Laurie Daley Cup finals' series after two impressive wins over Riverina on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the Colts have been eliminated in the Men's Country Championships after going down to Riverina Bulls 46-12 on Sunday afternoon.

SLE Andrew Johns Cup

Monaro Colts 28 d Riverina Bulls 10

The Colts ran away in the second half with an important 28-10 victory over the Bulls to secure a finals spot in the Andrew Johns Cup on Sunday morning.

Monaro fullback Cooper Johnston was a standout in the performance, scoring an incredible individual try as well as converting 4/5 with the boot.

Monaro winger Jet Millard also crossed for a double for the home side, showcasing his blistering speed and footwork on the right edge.

The Bulls stuck in the contest for the better part of 40 minutes, before the Colts piled on some late points to clinch their finals spot in the competition.

Monaro will now take the week off before facing a side from the Northern Conference in round one of the Andrew Johns Cup finals series.

SLE Laurie Daley Cup

Monaro Colts 42 d Riverina Bulls 12

The Colts took care of business on Sunday afternoon, defeating the Bulls 42-12  to anxiously wait for the result from the top two seeds, Illawarra and Macarthur, to keep their finals hopes alive.

Needing Illawarra to win, they came back from a 28-20 deficit to score in the dying stages and convert from the sideline to defeat Macarthur 30-28, meaning Monaro clinched finals.

The Colts will take plenty of momentum into the finals series, with front-rowers Jayden Svager and Lane Davis leading the charge with Mathais Tomuli Ah-Kuoi set to return from suspension, adding more versatility to their strong pack.

The Colts will also take on the top seed of the Northen conference, alongside the Daley Cup side in a fortnight's time.

SLE Men's Country Championships

Riverina Bulls 46 d Monaro Colts 12

Monaro have been eliminated from the Men's Country Championships after going down to a strong Riverina outfit 46-12 in round one of the competition.

Riverina starved Monaro of possession early, crossing for an early try through Royce Tout to lead six-nil.

The Bulls' back three Latrell Siegwalt, Hamish Starr and James Morgan were influential in their big victory, each crossing for a four-pointer and getting their side on the front foot through some tough carries from their own end.

Monaro managed to cross for a try right on halftime through Jack Heyman, who chased through a chip and chase kick from halfback Bobby Roberts to score a brilliant try.

But it was all Riverina in the second half, as the visitors ran away with the big victory to progress through to the second round of the knockout competition.


Image by Trisha Sullivan

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