Junior Grand Final Wrap – Sunday

U13s

Zone 1

Belconnen United White 24 d Goulburn Stockmen 22

Belconnen United White scored 20 unanswered points to complete a thrilling comeback to claim the U13s Zone 1 Premiership.

Belconnen got off to a fantastic start when they gathered the ball from a towering kick to cross the line and score.

However, the Goulburn Stockmen rose to the challenge and scored shortly afterwards on the back of a scrum before adding another three tries.

Belconnen kept fighting and scored two tries in a period where they placed immense pressure on the Goulburn defence before a length of the field try levelled the scores.

With the teams unable to be separated in normal time, an extra time penalty goal sealed the win for Belconnen.

Player of the Match: Harley Young (Belconnen United White)

 

U16s

Zone 1

Queanbeyan Blues 18 d North Canberra Bears 16

The Queanbeyan Blues held on by the skin of their teeth to claim a nail biting grand final win.

The North Canberra Bears started strongly but the Blues scored against the run of play before adding another try to their tally.

The Bears clawed a try back on the stroke of halftime but Queanbeyan took control once again with a length of the field try.

The match took a twist ten minutes from time when a Blues player was sent to the sin bin and North Canberra capitalised with a try immediately.

However, the Bears missed the conversion and the Blues held on for victory.

Player of the Match: Jordan Williams (Queanbeyan Blues)

U15s

Zone 2

South Tuggeranong Knights 26 d West Belconnen Blue 22

The South Tuggeranong Knights completed one of the most remarkable comebacks of the weekend as they turned around at 22 point deficit to claim the U15s Zone 1 Premiership.

West Belconnen Blue opened the scoring early on through a try after South Tuggeranong failed to deal with a grubber towards the in goal.

Having planted the loose ball for the first try, West Belconnen made easy meters up the field as they scored three more tries to make the score 22-0 at halftime.

However, South Tuggeranong started the second half strongly and scored thanks to a length of the field solo effort before adding a second try shortly afterwards.

South Tuggeranong continued their renaissance and remarkably hit the front with five minutes remaining.

Player of the Match: Kye Pearson (South Tuggeranong Knights)

U14s

Zone 2

Woden Weston Rams 20 d Yass Magpies 10

The Woden Weston Rams claimed the U14 Zone 2 Premiership in extra time as they managed to hold off a brave Yass Magpies outfit.

The Woden Weston Rams opened the scoring thanks to a dart from dummy half but the Yass Magpies took the lead into the break thanks to a converted try.

Both teams struggled to find an opening in the second half but Yass were dealt a blow when they had a player sent to the sin bin 14 minutes from fulltime.

Woden Weston made their numerical advantage count when they latched onto the ball after it took a wicked bounce from the kick but Yass weren’t deterred and hit back almost immediately to level the scores.

With the scores level at fulltime, the game went into extra time and Woden Weston were the first to score as they took advantage of a Yass mistake from the kickoff.

The Rams scored another try in the final moments to confirm the win.

Player of the Match: Joshua Jenkins (Woden Weston Rams)

Zone 1

Valley Dragons Red 26 d Goulburn Stockmen Blue 12

A brilliant second half has seen the Valley Dragons Red beat Goulburn Stockmen Blue to claim the U14s Zone 1 Premiership.

The Valley Dragons got off to an ideal start as they scored in the opening moments but Goulburn levelled the scores.

Both teams continued to threaten the scoreboard but Goulburn came closest as they looked to have scored in the corner but the player’s foot was judged to be in touch.

The Dragons got their noses in front in the second half with a try in the opening 25 seconds before scoring a length of the field try shortly afterwards.

The Dragons continued to flex their muscles with another two tries, including another length of the field try.

The Goulburn Stockmen Blue were rewarded with a late try but it wasn’t enough as the Dragons claimed the win.

Player of the Match: Tyrel Kimori-Edmond (Valley Dragons Red)

U15s

Zone 1

Woden Weston Rams 38 d Queanbeyan United Blues 20

The Woden Weston Rams turned on a fantastic attacking display as they romped to a 38-20 win over the Queanbeyan Blues.

The Queanbeyan United Blues wasted little time getting on the scoresheet with a try in their first visit upfield. However, Woden Weston hit back minutes later before starting a rampage of the Queanbeyan try line.

The Rams were relentless in attack and continued to make easy meters and scored another five tries to take a 34-4 lead into the halftime break.

Woden Weston rammed their way over the line to continue their try scoring form in the second half but the Blues kept toiling and were duly rewarded with three late tries.

Player of the Match: Junior Tupou

U17s Girls

Gungahlin Bulls 42 d Goulburn Stockmen 20

The Gungahlin Bulls have claimed the U17s Girls Premiership with a well-earned 42-20 win over Goulburn.

The Gungahlin Bulls started the match the stronger of the two sides as they scored three tries to Goulburn’s two.

The Bulls continued to edge ahead in the third quarter with another two tries to Goulburn’s one, to take a 32-14 lead.

The Stockmen continued to nip at Gungahlin’s heels with a try early in the final quarter when they capitalised on Gungahlin’s disorganised defence after a break down field.

However, the Bulls halted Goulburn’s comeback with a powerful run through the middle of the field that broke through the line to score.

The Bulls put the icing on cake with a 50 meter try right on fulltime.

Player of the Match: Emily Hoffman (Gungahlin Bulls)

U16s

Zone 2

Valley Dragons 40 d West Belconnen Warriors 24

An impressive performance from the Valley Dragons has secured the U16s Zone 2 Premiership with a 40-24 win over West Belconnen.

The Valley Dragons started the match with an early try before adding a second from close range.

West Belconnen threatened to hit back with a try of their own but the Valley Dragons held on before breaking through the line to score a 50 meter try.

The Valley Dragons added another try but West Belconnen’s determination paid off as they managed to score in the eastern corner.

However, the Valley Dragons managed to score another try to take a 22-6 lead into the halftime break.

The West Belconnen Warriors started the second half strongly scored two tries thanks to dazzling footwork but the Valley Dragons scored a try sandwiched between the two.

The Dragons scored another two tries to wrap up the game, although the Warriors did manage to nab a late consolation try.

Player of the Match: Tyson Kelly (Valley Dragons)

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