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West Belconnen Warriors too strong for Woden Valley Rams in first Hardy Cup

The Warriors claimed the inaugural Brad Hardy Cup, beating the Woden Valley Rams 30-12 at Kippax on Saturday. Hardy, the son of Yass Magpies coach Cameron Hardy, played juniors for both clubs, but tragically died in a motor vehicle accident in March.

Read more: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/ ... /?cs=14237

West Belconnen claim first win of the season against Rams: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2021/05 ... inst-rams/

West Belconnen Warriors 30 (Tries: T Sloman 2, K Rushton, K Wilson, L Reis; Goals: B Graham 5) defeated Woden Valley Rams 12 (Tries: S Maloney, A Chard; Goals: J McDonald 2)

Queanbeyan Blues 60 (Tries: R Holani 3, C Woolford 2, C Ale 2, M Parsons 2, F Tonga, G Morseu; Goals: J Mitchell 7, H Bradley) defeated Tuggeranong Bushrangers 6 (Tries: T Mariota; Goal: J Heyman)

Gungahlin Bulls 36 (Tries:T Eldridge 2, D Aylott, R O'Sullivan, C Smith, J Williams; Goals: L Thomson 6) defeated Yass Magpies 34 (Tries: B Barrie 2, B Watson 2, C Shepherd, C Harris, M Turner; Goals: S Davis 3)

Queanbeyan Kangaroos 24 (Tries: T Casey 2, J Simbiken, A Ngahe; Goals: L Ingram 4) defeated Belconnen United Sharks 18 (P Amponn-Nyameyke, S Tupuola, S Fensom, J Slavin tries; L Kaloutolu goal)
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2021 Canberra Raiders Cup: Round 5 Preview

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Round 5 of the Canberra Raiders Cup is headlined by the clash between the Bulldogs and Bulls at Goulburn on Sunday, while the Queanbeyan derby between the Blues and Kangaroos on Saturday will be the live stream feature match of the weekend.



Yass Magpies V West Belconnen Warriors

The Yass Magpies host the West Belconnen Warriors at Walker Park on Saturday. Both teams have produced just one win so far this season. The Magpies produced a last gasp, two point, victory over the Bushrangers in Round 3, scoring two tries inside the final five minutes. However, they are coming off a two point defeat at the hands of the Gungahlin Bulls last weekend.

The Magpies went to the break with a 16-12 lead, after finishing the first half with three consecutive tries to lock Mitchell Turner, five eighth Charlie Shepherd and winger Bruce Barrie. The Bulls went to a 28-16 lead after producing three tries of their own in the opening 10 minutes of the second half - but the match continued to see-saw. Two tries to the Magpies in the final 10 minutes of the match to second rower Cooper Harris and Barrie were not enough to overcome the home team. The Bulls held on for a 36-34 victory. Prop Manu Vanisi was one of the strongest for Yass, while Bruce Barrie scored a double.



The West Belconnen Warriors produced their first win of the year last Saturday at Kippax, defeating the Woden Valley Rams, 30-12. The Warriors took a 12-0 lead by the 20 minute mark, courtesy of tries to Kane Rushton and Tim Sloman. The Rams hit back in the 28th minute when five eighth Sean Maloney crossed - but the home side took a 14-6 lead to the half time break. Rams bench forward Andrew Chard charged over under the posts just four minutes into the second half - reducing the Warriors' lead to two. But that was all she wrote for the Rams. The Warriors scored three tries in the final 25 minutes - to Sloman, second rower Kiarn Wilson and Logan Reis - to secure a comprehensive victory.



These teams are fairly evenly matched, and the home ground advantage helps the Magpies. But the Warriors were only just beaten by the Bulls in Round 3, and were not far off the Bulldogs in the season opener. It should be a good contest.



Season record: Magpies 1 and 2 (6th, -34)
Warriors 1 and 2 (4th, +8)
Form: Magpies BLWL
Warriors LBLW
Attacking record: Magpies 27, Warriors 24 points scored per match
Defensive record: Magpies 39, Warriors points conceded per match

Queanbeyan Blues V Queanbeyan Kangaroos

The Queanbeyan derby is always eagerly awaited - as both teams have been powerhouses of the competition for the past decade. The Blues host the Kangaroos at Seiffert on Saturday in a clash between first and fifth on the ladder.



The Blues are undefeated this season and sit on top of the competition ladder. They are clearly the No. 1 team in both attack and defence. They have scored 40 or more points in three games, and were two shy of that mark in the other. They hit 60 in the clash with the Bushrangers at Greenway last weekend, while conceding just one try. Prop Richard Holani got a hat trick, while half Charlie Woolford, winger Cyprian Ale and fullback Matt Parsons all got doubles. They scored 11 tries in all. Parsons now has eight tries in four games and is the competition's leading try scorer. Woolford - the son of former Raiders captain and Blues coach, Simon - was one of the stars.



The Kangaroos are coming off a 24-18 win over the Belconnen United Sharks at Freebody Oval - and have now posted back to back victories after losing their opening two matches. The Roos led the Sharks 18-8 at half time, and 24-8 with only a few minutes remaining. Two late tries for the Sharks proved to be some consolation only for the visitors.



These Queanbeyan derbies are always fiercely contested, but it is difficult to see anything other than a win for the Blues this weekend.



Season record: Blues 4 and 0 (1st, +146)
Kangaroos 2 and 2 (5th, -18)
Form: Blues WWWW
Kangaroos LLWW
Attacking record: Blues 48, Kangaroos 23 points scored per match
Defensive record: Blues 11, Kangaroos 28 points conceded per match

Belconnen United Sharks V Tuggeranong Bushrangers

The Belconnen Sharks host the Tuggeranong Bushrangers at their new home of Bruce Oval - the old Raiders HQ - on Saturday. The win-less Sharks conceded big scores in their opening two matches, but it was at least a better performance in defence last weekend against the Kangaroos. They still conceded four tries. The Bushies started the season with a solid win over the Kangaroos, and then suffered narrow losses to the Rams and Magpies. But they were blown off the park last weekend by the Blues. The Bushrangers, however, should turn things around this weekend.

Season record: Sharks 0 and 3 (9th, -62)
Bushrangers 1 and 3, (5th, -18)
Form: Sharks LLBL
Bushrangers WLLL
Attacking record: Sharks 18, Bushrangers 26 points scored per match
Defensive record: Sharks 39, Bushrangers 28 points conceded per match

Goulburn Bulldogs V Gungahlin Bulls

The Gungahlin Bulls are undefeated this year, and are only second to the Blues on the competition ladder on points differential. They've had some close shaves in the past couple of weeks, and only beat the Magpies last weekend by two. They now travel to Goulburn for a meeting with the Bulldogs on Sunday. The Bulldogs are coming off the bye. They suffered their first loss of the season in their last outing - going down to the Blues, 38-20. That's closer than any other team have got to the Blues this year. It's a top four clash and it should be a beauty. The numbers says the Bulls should win, but the home ground advantage might prove crucial for the Bulldogs.

Season record: Bulldogs 2 and 1 (3rd, +4)
Bulls 4 and 0 (2nd, +30)
Form: Bulldogs WWLB
Bulls WWWW
Attacking record: Bulldogs 31, Bulls 35 points scored per match
Defensive record: Bulldogs 29, Bulls 28 points conceded per match

The Greenhouse will again be going around the grounds to cover the Canberra Raiders Cup matches whenever we can this season. Watch for our coverage on @TheGHRaiders on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, while we also provide live scores on Twitter via @CanberraCup.

Round 5

Saturday 8 May
Yass Magpies V West Belconnen Warriors, Walker Park, 3:00pm
Queanbeyan Blues V Queanbeyan Kangaroos, Seiffert Oval, 3:00pm
Belconnen United Sharks V Tuggeranong Bushrangers, Bruce Oval, 3:00pm
Sunday 9 May
Goulburn Bulldogs V Gungahlin Bulls, Goulburn Arena, 3:00pm
BYE Woden Valley Rams

Live streams:

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Canberra Raiders Cup teams: https://www.raiders.com.au/siteassets/c ... ay-8-9.pdf

A Roo or a Blue: Queanbeyan derby set for Saturday: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2021/05 ... -saturday/

Local league participation numbers at all-time high: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2021/05 ... time-high/

VIDEO: Kangaroo Lachie Ingram and Blue Blake Murray speak about the Queanbeyan derby: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2021/05 ... e-preview/

PODCAST: Rub of the green: Round 5 preview: Kangaroos coach Adam Taylor and Blues half Blake Murray: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2021/05 ... sode-five/

McIntyre Medal Round 4 votes

Tuggeranong Bushrangers v Queanbeyan Blues
3 Charlie Woolford, Queanbeyan Blues
2 Isaiah Latu, Queanbeyan Blues
1 Bradley Buckley, Queanbeyan Blues

West Belconnen Warriors v Woden Valley Rams
3 Joshua Ayers, West Belconnen Warriors
2 Sean Maloney, Woden Valley Rams
1 Mapu Uasi, West Belconnen Warriors

Queanbeyan Kangaroos v Belconnen United Sharks
3 Thomas Casey, Queanbeyan Kangaroos
2 Livai Kaloutolu, Belconnen United Sharks
1 Kaine PAGURA, Queanbeyan Kangaroos

Gungahlin Bulls v Yass Magpies
3 Tre Holten-Williams, Gungahlin Bulls
2 Manu Vanisi, Yass Magpies
1 Zachary Patch, Gungahlin Bulls

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Host of Canberra and Monaro representatives named for City v Country clashes

COUNTRY VS CITY SQUADS
Saturday 15 May

Wheelchair Rugby League (9.30am Shellharbour Stadium)
Country: Jason Attard (Parramatta Eels), Rick Engles (St George Illawarra Dragons), Brad Grove (c) (Canberra Raiders), Brett Henman (St George Illawarra Dragons), Amro Ibraham (St George Illawarra Dragons), Diab Karim (Canberra Raiders), Eddie Morgan (St George Illawarra Dragons), Tim Robinson (Canberra Raiders), Mitch Stone (Parramatta Eels), Joel Vanderzwan (Parramatta Eels). Coach: Brad Grove.

City: Joseph Abboud (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles), Jeremy Ayoud (Parramatta Eels), Wessam Bakkour (Canberra Raiders), Craig Cannane (c) (St George Illawarra Dragons), Ralph Hasna (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles), Edge Lole (Canberra Raiders), Liam Luff (Parramatta Eels), Louis Richards (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks), Stephan Rochecouste (Parramatta Eels), Pele Tosso (Canberra Raiders). Coach: Craig Cannane.

Under 16s (11am Western Sydney Stadium)
Country: Tyreece Arama (Central Coast Roosters), Clay Baldock (Illawarra South Coast Dragons), Mark Connors (Monaro Colts), Lane Davis (Monaro Colts), Jai Duncan (Illawarra South Coast Dragons), Jake Elliott (Central Coast Roosters), Malakai Folau (Western Rams), Atticus Fotofili (Central Coast Roosters), Dextar Grant (Illawarra South Coast Dragons), Caleb Hall (Illawarra South Coast Dragons), Aymn Hamilton (Central Coast Roosters), Jeremiah Leatigaga (Macarthur Wests Tigers), Bailey Marks (Illawarra South Coast Dragons), Peter Milin (Monaro Colts), James Miller (Central Coast Roosters), Malachi Smith (Central Coast Roosters), Israel Taiatini (Monaro Colts), Connor Vardanega (Western Rams). Coach: Shaun Davison.

City: Lachlan Araullo (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks), Tallyn Da Silva (Western Suburbs Magpies), Latu Fainu (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles), Lehi Hopoate (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles), Owen Hromow (Canberra Raiders), Siamani Leuluai (Canberra Raiders), Tyrese Lokeni (Parramatta Eels), Heath Mason (Western Suburbs Magpies), Jermaine McEwen (Penrith Panthers), Jesse McLean (Penrith Panthers), Tana Papu (Penrith Panthers), Roy Quiroz-Mapusua (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles), Ethan Roberts (Sydney Roosters), Blaize Talagi (Paramatta Eels), Mitchell Taotua (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles), Cooper Toy (Sydney Roosters), Sam Tuivaiti (Parramatta Eels), Zedrick Tupulua (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles). Coach: Stephen O'Dea


Under 18s (12.40pm Western Sydney Stadium)
Country: Brody Briggs (Central Coast Roosters), Peter Conroy (North Coast Bulldogs), Ryan Couchman (Illawarra South Coast Dragons), Mitchell Henderson (Northern Tigers), Keegan Kenny (Monaro Colts), Darcy Leadbitter (Western Rams), Lachlan Mears-Crabble (Central Coast Roosters), Tyler Moriarty (Central Coast Roosters), Finnley Neilsen (Western Rams), Jessi O’Neill-Petherbridge (Central Coast Roosters), Daniel Peters (Central Coast Roosters), Braye Porter (Western Rams), Ben Rumble (Illawarra South Coast Dragons), Kane Rushton (Monaro Colts), Mark Simon (Northern Tigers), Luke Smith (Northern Tigers), Matthew Wheatley (Monaro Colts), Michael Whitton (Central Coast Roosters). Coach: Jason Kelly.

City: Michael Asomua (Canberra Raiders), Jock Brazel (Parramatta Eels), Jack Cole (Penrith Panthers), Bayley Cox (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs), Samuela Fainu (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles), Jabriel Kalache (Parramatta Eels), Myles Martin (Parramatta Eels), Justin Matamua (Western Suburbs Magpies), Davvy Moale (South Sydney Rabbitohs), Brandon Morkos (Illawarra Steelers), Larry Muagututia (Parramatta Eels), Jonah Pezet (Melbourne Storm), Ethan Sanders (Parramatta Eels), Ryley Smith (Penrith Panthers), Siteni Taukamo (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks), Brandon Tumeth (Balmain Tigers), Lajuan Vito (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs), Turoa Williams (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs). Coach: Brett Kimmorley.

Sunday 16 May

Men’s Open Age (12.30pm Collegians Sporting Complex)

Country: Mitchell Andrews (Western Rams), Sam Clune (Illawarra South Coast Dragons), Cameron Davies (Central Coast Roosters), Jake Goodwin (Riverina Bulls), Cody Hodge (Riverina Bulls), Ryan James (Illawarra South Coast Dragons), Ron Leapai (Riverina Bulls), Zachary Masters (Riverina Bulls), Joshua Mitchell (Monaro Colts), Corey Mulhall (Illawarra South Coast Dragons), Brendan Newcombe (Central Coast Roosters), Dane O’Hehir (Riverina Bulls), Chanse Perham (Illawarra South Coast Dragons), Bradley Prior (Monaro Colts), Allan Shipley (Macarthur Wests Tigers), Atunaisa Tupou (Monaro Colts), Cameron Vazzoler (Illawarra South Coast Dragons), William Wardle (Macarthur Wests Tigers). Coach: Beau Scott.

City: Niko Apelu (Wentworthville Magpies), Kamren Cryer (Mounties), Danny Fualalo (Cabramatta Two Blues), Zac Greene (St Marys Saints), Kieran Hayman (Wentworthville Magpies), Anton Iaria (St Marys Saints), Semisi Kioa (Ryde-Eastwood Hawks), Leva Li (Hills District Bulls), Soni Luke (St Marys Saints), Kane McQuiggin (Mounties), Jack Miller (Mounties), Lorenzo Mulitalo (Hills District Bulls), Eli Roberts (Glebe Dirty Reds), Matt Stimson (St Marys Saints), Alec Susino (St Marys Saints), Jake Toby (St Marys Saints), Toni Tupouniua (Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles), Caleb Uele (Glebe Dirty Reds). Coach: Brett Cook.

Saturday 15 May
Shellharbour Stadium
9.30am: Country vs City Wheelchair Rugby League
Western Sydney Stadium
11.00am: Country vs City Under 16s
12.40pm: Country vs City Under 18s
2.30pm: NSW Country Women’s vs NSW City Women’s

Sunday 16 May
Collegians Sporting Complex
10.00am: Country vs City Physical Disability
11.00am: Steel City Challenge Newcastle vs Illawarra Under 20s
12.30pm: NSW Country Men’s vs NSW City Men’s
2.30pm: Steel City Challenge Newcastle vs Illawarra

Read more: https://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2021/05/0 ... e-weekend/
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Blues and Kangaroos set for fiery Canberra Raiders Cup Queanbeyan derby

Kangaroos coach Adam Taylor has lit the fuse for an explosive Queanbeyan derby, after telling his forwards to target the unbeaten Blues' pack in Saturday's clash at Seiffert Oval.

"I think everyone this year has laid down for the Blues," Taylor said. "They look up and see a star-studded side and the game is over before they take the field.

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Blues stay unbeaten after prevailing in Queanbeyan derby thriller

The Blues prevailed by two points in a bruising Queanbeyan derby at Seiffert Oval on Saturday, which left Kangaroos coach Adam Taylor confident his side could challenge the ladder leaders for the premiership.

"It's good to get a good gauge, they're the top dog of the comp and we're not far off them, we'll get confidence out of that," Taylor said."It's not very often you have a loss and you can cop it, but we'll cop that one, a few things went against us.

Read more: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/ ... /?cs=14237

Blues hold on in fierce Queanbeyan derby: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2021/05 ... yan-derby/

Queanbeyan Blues 24 (Lee 2, Holani 2, Kimori-Edmond tries, Mitchell 2 goals) defeated Queanbeyan Kangaroos 22 (Dent 2, Pagura, Ngahe tries, Ingram 3 goals)

Yass Magpies 30 (Maher, Barrie, Timmer, Fattore, Davis tries, Davis 5 goals) drew West Belconnen Warriors 30 (Ayers 3, Thomas, Rushton tries, Graham 5 goals)

Tuggeranong Bushrangers 30 (Pollard 2, Mariota, Low, Kamuta tries, O'Malveney 5 goals) defeated Belconnen United Sharks 24 (Ngere 2, Singh, C Woolnough, M Woolnough tries, Rahme, M Lewkowicz goals)
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Gungahlin Bulls make last-gasp charge to pinch win from Goulburn Bulldogs



The Goulburn Bulldogs held on to a two-point lead for 15 minutes, but it wasn't enough. And their winger Steven Cummins scored four tries, but that wasn't enough either. Instead it was the Gungahlin Bulls who came away with a last-gasp 38-34 victory in Goulburn on Sunday - through a try to Dean Aylott.

Gungahlin Bulls 38 (Tries: R O'Sullivan 3, D Aylott 2, K Kenny, T Holten-Williams; Goals: L Thomson 5) d Goulburn City Bulldogs 34 (Tries: S Cummins 4, V Winnel, T Greenwood; Goals: I Walker 5)

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