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Junior Reps Wrap: Round Three

A great weekend of action in round three of the junior reps, with the Raiders SG Ball and Tarsha Gale teams both notching up their first wins of the season.

SG Ball Cup

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The Raiders SG Ball side recorded their first win of the season with a strong 34-18 win over the Sharks at Pointsbet Stadium on Saturday afternoon. 

The Raiders started strongly, jumping out to an 18-0 lead after 23 minutes thanks to tries by Izayah Petricevich, Ethan Alaia and Atini Tuialii, with Brayden Darmody converting all three tries. 

The Sharks hit back before half-time to bring the score to 18-6 at the break. 

But the Raiders were able to wrestle back momentum, scoring two tries after half-time to extend their lead to 30-6. 

The home side made a bit of a comeback, but Raiders second rower Mahonri Tiotala had the final say, scoring in the final two minutes of play to bring the final score to 34-18. 

The Raiders take on the Bulldogs this Sunday at Seiffert Oval, with the match serving as a curtain raiser before the Raiders v Cowboys Pre-Season Challenge match. 

Tarsha Gale Cup

The Raiders Tarsha Gale team defeated the Sharks 16-10 at Pointsbet Stadium on Saturday, in what was their first victory of the season.

A double by fullback Elise Simpson helped the Raiders collect the two points. 

Simpson opened the scoring in the 10th minute with an impressive 90 metre solo effort. Lara Cosgrove converted to give the visitors a 6-0 lead. 

The Sharks hit back with a try, closing the score-line to 6-4 at the half-time break. 

Raiders winger Samantha Nealon scored off a great pass by halfback Lahni Hall to extend the Raiders lead to 10-6 in the second half. 

But again the Sharks were able to bounce back, scoring a converted try to level the scores at 10-10. 

Simpson scored the match-winner just two minutes later with another incredible 90 metre solo effort. Cosgrove converted to make it 16-10. 

The Raiders were able to hold out the Sharks to claim an all important win before a bye this weekend. 

Harold Matthews Cup

The Raiders Harold Matthews side suffered a heartbreaking 19-18 loss to the Sharks at Pointsbet Stadium on Saturday. 

With scores locked at 18-18, Sharks five-eighth Callum Grantham sealed the win with a field goal. 

The Raiders started the match strongly, jumping to an early 12-0 lead after tries to Geordan Amaiu and Jack Milne. 

The Sharks hit back before half-time with a converted try, making the score 12-6 at the break. 

The momentum stayed with the Sharks into the second half and they lead 18-12 after 45 minutes. 

Raiders winger Kruger Roache scored in the corner, with Milne nailing the sideline conversion to level the scores at 18-18. 

But the Sharks had the last say, with Grantham kicking a field goal. 

The Raiders have the bye this weekend. 

Acknowledgement of Country

Canberra Raiders respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.