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The Belconnen United Sharks celebrated their first win since 2017, while the top three sides all lost on the weekend.

Belconnen United Sharks 18 (Tries: C McNamara, B Nangati, S Tupoala, E McCarroll; Goals: A Agnew) d Yass Magpies 6 (Try: J Smith; Goal: S Davis)

The Belconnen United Sharks claimed their first win since 2017 as they beat the Yass Magpies at O’Connor.

The Sharks started the match in fine fashion as Cameron McNamara and Sonny Tupoala scored early tries.

Belconnen kept up their pressure as they extended their lead to 14-0 at the break.

The Magpies scored the first points of the second half as Jai Smith reduced the deficit. However, the Sharks managed to hold on and sealed the two competition points near fulltime as Ewen McCarroll made a successful dart from dummy-half.

Gungahlin Bulls 24 (Tries: J Pio 2, I Vatanitawake, R Cronin; Goals: D Hately 3, B Robinson) d Queanbeyan Blues 22 (Tries: N Marshall 2, M Cullen, M Cole; Goals: T Campese 3)

The Gungahlin Bulls toppled the Queanbeyan Blues on Sunday afternoon as they handed their opponents their first loss of the season in the process.

A pin-point kick from Brendan O’Hagan found Isimeli Vatanitawake as the Bulls opened the scoring but the Blues hit back as Joel Monaghan’s offload found Nicolas Marshall who scored.

Once again Monaghan and Marshall linked up to give the Blues the lead before Michael Cullen extended it after he latched onto a deflected grubber.

Ryan Cronin brought the Bulls back into the match with a try early in the second half before a double to Ratu Macanawai put the home side into the lead.

Matt Cole ensured a tense finale after he scored out wide for the Blues but it wasn’t enough as Gungahlin celebrated their second win of the season.

West Belconnen Warriors 38 (Tries: R McQueen 3, K Sione 2, B Crisp, R Thomas; Goals: B Crisp 5) d Goulburn Workers Bulldogs 22 (Tries: J Gray 2, N Cornish, M Cornish; Goals: C Hart 2)

The West Belconnen Warriors moved within two points off the top of the table as they beat the Goulburn Workers Bulldogs at Raiders Belconnen.

Jason Gray, Mitch Cornish and Nick Cornish scored the first tries of the match as Goulburn earnt themselves an early lead.

Finding themselves 16-0 down, the Warriors kicked into gear as they started to make in-roads down their right edge to level the scores at halftime.

Once again, Goulburn took the lead through Gray but West Belconnen hit back as Ryan McQueen, BJ Sione and Brent Crisp all found the try line.

McQueen then sealed his hattrick close to fulltime as he proved to elusive for Goulburn’s defence.

Woden Valley Rams 26 (Tries: T Hodge, C Malisauskas, M Geiger, S Ferry, D Spencer; Goals: L Withers 3) d Tuggeranong Bushrangers 8 (Tries: C Massen, J Baker, J Kennedy; Goals: J Mitchell 3)

The Woden Valley Rams have won the Grand Final rematch as a strong second half saw them defeat the Tuggeranong Bushranger 26-18 at Greenway Oval.

The Rams took the lead when Tyson Hodge barged his way over the line. However, Tuggeranong hit back as Connor Massen continued his good try scoring form with a try out wide.

The Bushrangers continued to dominate possession and field position and took a 12-6 lead into the break when Josh Baker scored. The second rower was a beneficiary of an excellent set play as the Bushrangers shaped to attack down the right before Michael Brophy changed direction and linked up with Baker.

The Bushrangers continued their try scoring form when Jarrad Kennedy scored three minutes after the break.

Caleb Malisausakas and Michael Geiger both scored out wide as the Rams closed in on the Bushrangers but two missed conversions from Lincoln Withers meant that Tuggeranong held a four point lead.

In the dying moments of the match the Rams took the lead when Mitch Souter poked through the line before passing to Steve Ferry who scored as he collided with the posts.

Daine Spencer put the icing on the cake for the Rams right on full time as Woden claimed their fourth consecutive win against their rivals.

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