The Belconnen United Sharks kept their finals hopes alive while the top three sides all claimed valuable wins.
Belconnen United Sharks 38 (Tries: M Butz 2, T Aroha-Tuinauvai 2, S Mataora, E McCarroll, G Buttriss, S Tupuola; Goals: D Williams 3) d Yass Magpies 0
Glen Buttriss scored on his return from injury as the Belconnen United Sharks kept their finals hopes alive with a big win against the Yass Magpies.
Matt Butz and Tevita Aroha-Tuinauvai both scored doubles during the match as the Sharks kept the Magpies scoreless.
The win sees the Sharks move within five points off the finals places while the Magpies remain at the bottom of the ladder.
Goulburn Workers Bulldogs 56 (Tries: S Cummins 3, T Cornish 2, M Worboys, M Martin, T Greenwood, M Cornish, J Gray; Goals: C Hart 8) d West Belconnen Warriors 16 (Tries: J Roberts, T Middleton, M Scott; Goals: R Roberts 2)
Tyler Cornish returned from injury to score a double while Steve Cummins scored a hattrick as Goulburn made a statement against the West Belconnen Warriors.
The competition’s best attacking side scored ten tries during the match as they maintained second place on the ladder.
The loss sees the Warriors fall three points adrift of the top four.
Tuggeranong Bushrangers 28 (Tries: W Alexander, N Low, C Massen, J Kennedy, M Brophy; Goals: J Mitchell 4) d Woden Valley Rams 6 (Try: M Souter; Goal: L Withers)
The Tuggeranong Bushrangers have claimed victory against their Southside rivals after they claimed a 28-6 win against the Woden Valley Rams at Phillip District Oval.
The result marked the Bushrangers first win in this fixture for four matches, while the defeat sees Woden drop out of the top four.
The Tuggeranong Bushrangers started the match on the front foot as Wez Alexander opened the scoring in the seventh minute.
The game quickly turned into a grind but Ngarima Low made Woden pay for a knock on as they looked to attack Tuggeranong’s line. The fullback ran 80meters on the back of a scrum to extend the Bushrangers lead.
Mitch Souter caught Tuggeranong napping as he scored from dummy-half to get Woden on the board.
However, the Bushrangers scored another long range try as Connor Massen gathered a Brayden Robertson grubber to run the length of the field to score.
Mitchell slotted the conversion with ease and Tuggeranong went into the break with a 16-6 lead.
Tuggeranong continued their impressive form as Jarrad Kennedy found his way over the line shortly after the break.
Tuggeranong then furthered their lead ten minutes from time as Michael Brophy scored his first try of the season as his towering kick was gathered on the wing before being passed back in-field.
Queanbeyan Blues 30 (Tries: J Stuckey 2, J Wheeler, M Cole, M Cullen, J Monaghan; Goals: J Monaghan 3) d Gungahlin Bulls 16
The Queanbeyan Blues bounced back from last weekend’s loss to Yass with a 14-point win against the Gungahlin Bulls.
The Blues raced to a 20-4 lead at halftime as they continued on their course to return to finals football this year.
Josh Stuckey scored a try in each half for the Queanbeyan side as they finished the round in third place. The loss sees Gungahlin remain eighth on the ladder.