Gungahlin upset Tuggeranong

The Gungahlin Bulls have claimed arguably the biggest upset of the season as they defeated the Tuggeranong Bushrangers 22-12 at Gungahlin Enclosed Oval.

It looked like it would be Tuggeranong’s afternoon as they started brightly and powered over the line through Noa Vanisi.

However, from that moment onwards, Gungahlin dug in their heels to prevent Tuggeranong from scoring again until the dying moments of the match.

Gungahlin hit back midway through the half as a good ball from Jayleel Faamoe Iaone found the hands of Todd Sherd via Mikaele Ravalawa.

Tuggeranong looked to have scored at the end of the half but a forward pass was ruled in the process as the teams went into the sheds with the Bushrangers leading 6-4.

The second half was all Gungahlin’s as they took the lead through Mikaele Ravalawa before Jake Scholes powered over from dummy half.

Tuggeranong continued to push for points but solid defence from Gungahlin and poor ball security meant that the Bushrangers couldn’t make inroads.

Ravalawa broke through the Tuggeranong line to score a long range try and give the Bulls a comfortable 22-6 lead.

Tuggeranong hit back through Livinai Tuicakau with five minutes to go but it wasn’t enough as Gungahlin secured a memorable win.