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AROUND THE GROUNDS | Junior Reps Wk 6

All the action from Week Six of the NSWRL's junior representative competitions. 

Anyone’s game in UNE SG Ball Cup

In what has been one of the more open UNE SG Ball Cup seasons of recent memory, there are no points to separate 3rd to 8th on the ladder after six rounds of competition

With Manly Warringah, Balmain and Illawarra all victorious following the weekend’s results, those teams are now alongside the Warriors, Sydney Roosters and Canberra Raiders on eight competition points each.

While some of those teams mentioned still have games in hand after their respective byes, there is still plenty of competition for a top-eight spot just three weeks out from the finals.

Dragons too strong, Terita too good 

Bienne Terita and the St George Dragons have reinforced their Harvey Norman Tarsha Gale credentials late in the season with a 38-0 win over the Wests Tigers at Mascot Oval.

Along with a hat-trick of tries that came in the 14th, 26th and 53rd minutes of play, the Dragonss No. 4 kicked two successful conversions for a tally of 16 points as the home side showed their attacking strike power from all over the field.

Back-rower Tyla Amiatu chipped in with a double of her own while Cassey Tohi-Hiku, Ryshe Faamausili and Breeze E’e also put themselves on the try-scorers list. E’e converted her own four-pointer in the 57th minute to complete the victory.

Bears overcome slow start 

The North Sydney Bears have started from six points behind to record a 26-10 against the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Redfern’s Metricon High Performance Centre.

2nd-rower Ross Fisher crossed first for the Rabbitohs nine minutes into the match, but was winger Tomasi Tupou who hit back for the Bears before Moustafa Dirani added to their tally for a 10-6 lead at halftime.

The visitors continued their form after the break with three tries in 11 minutes to Brayden Kay, Eden Devonshire and Benjamin Zahra. South Sydney responded through centre Poe Kennedy Tapeli in the 45th minute, but it was simply not enough to overcome the 16-point deficit.

Bulldogs, Titans share points in thriller in #DaleyCup

The North Coast Bulldogs and Northern Rivers Titans played out an enthralling contest in Round 5 of the Laurie Daley Cup, and neither could be seperated at full-time with a heart-stopping 26-all draw. 

The Titans held a slender 20-12 advantage at the main break but were quickly on the back-foot as the Bulldogs scored two tries in quick succession before claiming a third unanswered four-pointer as the full-time siren drew near. 

A try to Keegan Pace with just five minutes remaining, and an ensuing penalty goal from Thomas Weaver, ensured the Titans would come away with a share of the competition points against a fast-finishing Bulldogs outfit. 

Knights edge out Roosters in back-to-back Johns and Daley Cup fixtures 

Morry Breen Oval was the scene for a thrilling day of Rugby League action and  the Central Coast Roosters and Newcastle Knights didn't disappoint. 

The Knights prevailed on both occasions with a 14-12 victory in the Andrew Johns Cup before a 22-20 win in the Laurie Daley Cup immediately after. 

It proved a fitting result for both of Newcastle's teams as they were each coming off tough defeats in their respective Round 5 fixtures.