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There are plenty of crucial games in the CRRL Cup competitions this weekend, as we head into the final two rounds of the regular season.

First Grade

Queanbeyan Blues v Raiders Under 20s

3pm, Saturday 12 September, Seiffert Oval

The Raiders Under 20’s will be seeking their sixth win of the season when they take on the Queanbeyan Blues at Seiffert Oval on Saturday.

The Raiders U20’s notched up a narrow 28-22 win over the Woden Valley Rams in round seven.

Mitchel Souter and Jordan Williams were dangerous in the halves, with Souter awarded man of the match for his performance.

Williams and Caleb Esera each picked up their third tries of the season.

The Queanbeyan Blues have now lost three games in a row, and will be desperate to stop their slide.

A Blues win could see them jump into equal second on the ladder.

The two sides last met in round two, with the Raiders Under 20’s defeating the Blues 38-12 on that day.

 

Gungahlin Bulls v Woden Valley Rams 

3pm, Saturday 12 September, Gungahlin Enclosed Oval

The Gungahlin Bulls will be looking to back up their round seven performance when they take on the Woden Valley Rams at Gungahlin Enclosed Oval on Saturday.

Having lost their opening three games of the season, the Bulls have won their last four games and have a lot of momentum heading into the pointy end of the competition.

Gungahlin recorded a comprehensive 54-14 win over the Queanbeyan Blues last round, scoring ten tries.

The Bulls halves were outstanding, with Connor Williams scoring a hat-trick and Tre Holten-Williams picking up three points in the Best and Fairest votes.

The Woden Valley Rams narrowly lost to the Raiders Under 20’s last weekend, and will want to get back into the winners circle.

Despite playing with 12 men in the final quarter, the Rams scored three late tries to nearly pull off a last minute win, but the Raiders Under 20s held on.

Woden fullback Daine Spencer was dangerous at the back, while the forwards laid a solid platform.

The Bulls can ensure they finish in the top two with a win this weekend.

 

Reserve Grade

Queanbeyan Blues v UC Stars 

1:20pm, Saturday 12 September, Seiffert Oval

It will be a battle of first and third when the Queanbeyan Blues take on the UC Stars at Seiffert Oval on Saturday.

The UC Stars recorded a tight 12-6 win over the Woden Valley Rams in round seven, and will look to back up that performance.

The Mose brothers were excellent for the Stars, with Jonathan and Jerome recording three and two points respectively in the Best and Fairest votes for their round seven performances.

Queanbeyan are also coming off a strong 34-6 win, with the team running in seven tries while keeping their opposition to just one converted try.

The UC Stars were victorious against the Blues back in round two, so Queanbeyan will be out for revenge this time around.

A Blues win could see them finish the round in first place, while the UC Stars could be outright first if they get the two points this weekend.

 

Gungahlin Bulls v Woden Valley Rams 

1:20pm, Saturday 12 September, Gungahlin Enclosed Oval

The Rams will be out to claim first place when they face the Gungahlin Bulls at Gungahlin Enclosed Oval on Saturday.

With the top three sides seperated by just two points, a Rams win could see them finish round eight in outright first on the ladder heading into the final round.

The Rams suffered their second loss of the season last weekend, going down to the UC Stars 12-6.

The Gungahlin Bulls also lost their last game against the Blues 34-6.

The two sides last battled it out in round two, with the Rams recording a 30-6 win on that occasion.

 

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Queanbeyan Blues v UC Stars 

10:45am, Saturday 12 September, Seiffert Oval

The Queanbeyan Blues will be out for their third straight win when the play the UC Stars at Seiffert Oval on Saturday.

The Blues pulled of an upset win against the first placed Gungahlin Bulls last weekend, with Kasey Dragisic starring for Queanbeyan.

The Blues defeated the Stars 40-0 back in round two, with UC hoping for an improved performance this time around.

If the Blues win this weekend, they could finish the round in equal first on the ladder.

 

Gungahlin Bulls v Woden Valley Rams 

12pm, Saturday 12 September, Gungahlin Enclosed Oval

The Gungahlin Bulls will want to bounce back after their first loss of the season when they take on the Woden Valley Rams at Gungahlin Enclosed Oval on Saturday.

The Bulls went down to the Queanbeyan Blues 14-10 in round seven, and will be keen to get back into the winners circle.

The Rams notched up a strong 48-0 win over the UC Stars last weekend, running in ten tries. Their attack will again need to be on song when they face the Bulls.

A Bulls win would see them maintain first place with one round remaining.

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