The battle of Queanbeyan takes place this week when the Queanbeyan Blues play the Queanbeyan Kangaroos in our Match of the Round as the Blumers Lawyers Canberra Raiders Cup hits week two.
Captian-Coach of the Queanbeyan Blues Terry Campese will look to help his team get their second win of the season this week when they play the derby against rivals Queanbeyan Kangaroos at Seiffert Oval.
The Blues are coming off a dominating performance against the Belconnen United Sharks beating the side 50-12. New recruits Joel Munro and Isaiah Latu added to the Blues’ nine tries both scoring doubles against the Sharks.
The Kangaroos will be searching for their first win after losing 34-14 to the Goulburn Workers Bulldogs. Lachlan Cooper was impressive against the Bulldogs scoring one try for his side.
The West Belconnen Warriors will be looking for their new recruits to once again influence the game when they take on the Gungahlin Bulls at Gungahlin Enclosed Oval.
Warriors recruits Naseri Naseri, Logan Reis and Andrew McDonald all scored tries in the ten point 32-22 loss to the Tuggeranong Bushrangers. New Coach Adam Peters will look for his first win this week for his side.
The Gungahlin Bulls will be itching to play this week after missing the last round due to having a bye.
The Woden Valley Rams will look to claim their second win of the season when they face the Belconnen United Sharks at O’Connor.
The Rams won last week’s Match of the Round against the Yass Magpies 33-16. The Rams got out to an early 22-0 lead against the Magpies after tries from Brad Martin, Dan Prior, Jeff Morgan and Lincoln Withers.
A resurgent Yass side in the second half couldn’t hold off tries from Adam Lucas and Caleb Malisaukas in the dying moments.
Belconnen United will looking for an improved performance against the defending premiers after losing to the Queanbeyan Blues in the first round.
The Yass Magpies will be hoping for their first win as they come up against the Goulburn Workers Bulldogs at Workers Arena on Sunday.
The Bulldogs will look to be continuing their bright start with the three Cornish brothers playing on the same field. Nick Cornish scored a double against the Queanbeyan Kangaroos while his eldest brother Mitch also added one try.
Yass got off to a slow start last round against the Rams but tries from Brendon Houston, Saipani Aiolupo and Isaih Niumata closed the gap to six points. New coach Cameron Hardy will be hoping his side can carry their form from that second half into the match against Goulburn.
Article written by Nathan James