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A tough day out for our NSW Cup and Jersey Flegg sides, with both teams going down in their round two matches at Raiders Belconnen on Sunday.


The Raiders NSW Cup side were defeated by the North Sydney Bears 24-18 at Raiders Belconnen on Sunday afternoon. 

The game came down to the wire after Raiders second rower Mitchell Spencer scored with five minutes to go to bring the side to within one converted try. 

But the Raiders were unable to score again, with the Bears holding on for the win. 

Earlier, the Raiders jumped out to a 14-0 lead after 28 mins with tries to Semi Valemei and Jed Stuart. Jarrod Croker converted both tries, while also kicking a penalty goal. 

The Bears hit back before half-time with tries to Jesse Marschke and Junior Pauga, bringing the score to 14-10 at the break. 

The Bears continued their momentum in the second half, with Ben Marschke and Tuipulotu Katoa scoring to put the away side ahead 24-14 with 17 minutes remaining. 

Spencer scored for the home side in the 75th minute, but it wasn't enough as the Bears claimed the win. 

The Raiders take on the Newtown Jets this Sunday 19th March at GIO Stadium Canberra. 

Jersey Flegg 

The Raiders Jersey Flegg side also lost their round two clash on Sunday afternoon, defeated 48-16 by the Sydney Roosters. 

Scores were locked at 16-16 at half-time before the Roosters ran away with it in the second half.

The Raiders were first on the scoreboard, with second rower Josh Billing going over for a try in the first minute of play. 

Fullback Chevy Stewart scored just three minutes later, giving the home team an early 10-0 lead. 

The Roosters hit back with three straight tries to lead 16-10, before Raiders fullback Jack Sandford scored five minutes before half-time to level the scores at 16-16 at the break. 

But from there it was all the Roosters, who scored six unanswered tries to claim a 48-16 win. 

The Raiders take on the Sharks at GIO Stadium Canberra this Sunday afternoon.

Photo by Trisha Sullivan 


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