The Battle of Belconnen is the Match of the Round as both sides enter Round 16 looking to seal consecutive wins.
Belconnen United Sharks v West Belconnen Warriors
Saturday August 3, 3:00pm, O’Connor
The Battle of Belconnen is the Match of the Round as both sides enter Round 16 looking to seal a consecutive win.
The Belconnen United Sharks are coming into this game off the back of a convincing win in round 15. The Sharks swam away with a 22-18 win against the Woden Valley Rams and will be wanting to put on another performance against their Belconnen rivals.
The Sharks are currently sitting in seventh position on 14 points and are hoping to continue their climb up the ladder.
The West Belconnen Warriors are coming into this match after a comprehensive 48 – 10 victory against the Gungahlin Bulls last Saturday and are currently sitting in fifth spot on the ladder.
The Warriors went down to the Sharks in round seven 26 – 12 and will be desperate this weekend to ensure they don’t allow their rivals the victory again.
Tuggeranong Bushrangers v Yass Magpies
Saturday August 3, 3:00pm, Greenway
The top of the table Tuggeranong Bushrangers host the bottom of the ladder Yass Magpies in Greenway on Saturday.
The Bushrangers should be coming into this game well rested, after a bye last weekend gave their team a well-earned break.
First place Tuggeranong are sitting on 25 points from 10 wins this season, one draw and only two losses.
Tuggeranong defeated the Magpies 28 – 16 when they faced each other in round seven.
The Magpies are unable to play in the finals this season however the boys from Yass will be eager to bag their third win of the year.
Gungahlin Bulls v Queanbeyan Kangaroos
Saturday August 3, 3:00pm, Gungahlin Enclosed Oval
Gungahlin Enclosed Oval will host the eighth placed Gungahlin Bulls and the fourth placed Queanbeyan Kangaroos this Saturday.
The Kangaroos will be looking to cement their spot in the top four as the finals draw closer, a win this weekend would see them remain three points clear of fifth place with only two rounds remaining.
The Kangaroos convincingly defeated the Bulls the last time they met in round seven in a stellar 52 – 10 performance.
The Gungahlin Bulls are unable to play finals this season, but with only three wins this year they will be looking to finish on a high.
Queanbeyan Blues v Goulburn Workers Bulldogs
Saturday August 3, 3:00pm, Seiffert Oval
The third placed Queanbeyan Blues will host the second on the ladder Goulburn Workers Bulldogs at Seiffert Oval on Saturday.
The top four clash will be an epic rendezvous between two sides in top form, and could potentially decide the destination of the club championship.
In their round seven match up, it was the Bulldogs who claimed the win 36 – 24, but with virtually nothing between the two sides, this Saturday’s match could be a tight finish.
The Blues are coming into this round full of confidence after their 28 – 16 win over the Queanbeyan Kangaroos.
The Goulburn boys thrashed the Yass Magpies last Saturday 62 – 10 and will also be full of confidence from that performance, looking to continue their four-game winning streak.
Written by Laura Gale