Another exciting weekend of the Blumers Lawyers Canberra Raiders Cup is over and sprinkled with the Rams, Blues, Bulldogs and Sharks all taking their round two wins.
Woden Valley Rams 40d Yass Magpies 22
Woden Valley got off to a perfect start to the 2022 season with a two out of two after beating the Magpies by 18 points at Walker Park on Saturday afternoon.
It wasn’t long before the Rams opened the scoring. Gideon Afemui left center crossed untouched for the first try of the match in the 7th minute.
The Rams had most of the momentum in the first half until Yass whore Jack Hartwig took it upon himself to bring his side back into play and forced his way out of the dummy half to clear the Magpies’ bill for the afternoon. to open.
Two late attempts to end the first half put Woden Valley in a dominant position and went into halftime leading 22-6.
Yass started the second half exactly as they would have liked, scoring in succession and taking them four points off the Rams with over 15 minutes left.
But after that, it was all Woden Valley, with the Rams quickly ramping up their tally to 40 points to secure the win.
Queanbeyan Blues 32d Tuggeranong Bushrangers 20
Queanbeyan has come back from their first-round disappointment, beating the Bushrangers by 12 points in an entertaining game at Seiffert Oval.
Both sides traded early tries from the dummy half until Tuggeranong took the lead after a stormy line break from top rower Zac Saddler, who scored under the black mark in the 25th minute.
The Blues hit back just four minutes later with another tryout from the dummy half to retake the lead 16-10 at half time.
The Bushrangers encountered an obstacle early in the second half and Saddler was sent to the sin box for a high shot. Queanbeyan took advantage of the 12-man side taking in ten unanswered runs to open their lead to 16.
Tuggeranong looked like they would make an impressive comeback, but the Blues withstood their late barrage and sealed the win with a try in the 77th minute.
Goulburn City Bulldogs 48 p Gungahlin Bulls 16
The Goulburn City Bulldogs look set to be the team to beat after recording 24 plus points wins to kick off the Canberra Raiders Cup season.
The Bulldogs flew out of the gate early, achieving a 16-point lead in just as many minutes ahead of their home fans.
It wasn’t until the 26th minute for Gungahlin to register their first points, with the Bulls finding a gap in the Goulburn City defense to score and make it 16-6.
It wasn’t until the 53rd minute that the Bulls scored their second of three tries, but the Bulldogs already had a dominant lead of 26 points.
But a try after the siren really summed up the relentless nature of Goulburn City’s performance and capped off an impressive 32-point win.
Belconnen United Sharks 26 d Queanbeyan Kangaroos 10
The Belconnen United Sharks handed the Kangaroos their second straight defeat to start the year, beating them by 16 points in Bruce.
A cunning grub of five-eighth Matthew Woolnough through the Queanbeyan defense line saw the Sharks open the try in the 9th minute with David Williams jumping on the loose ball.
Belconnen United made two more attempts down their right wing before halftime to take the lead 14-0.
The Sharks started the second half as they finished the first, with another well-placed rover on the right side of the field setting up their fourth try of the game.
It wasn’t until the 52nd minute for the Queanbeyan Roos to score their first try with a first-class serve from hooker Lachlan Ingram.
Both sides exchanged attempts to finish the game with the Kangaroos running across half the field to score the final runs in the 77th minute.