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Presidents Cup Rd 5 | Wolves win a tight one

All the action from Round five of the NSW Presidents Cup.

Glebe Burwood Wolves 24 def Dubbo CYMS 18

The Glebe Burwood Wolves have won a tight contest against Dubbo CYMS, only winning by six points despite scoring two more tries. 

Sitiveni Moceidreke opened the scoring for the Wolves in just the third minute and converted his own try, but Dubbo hit back shortly afterwards through centre Josh Toole to lock up the scores. 

The Wolves only relinquished the lead for three minutes however when winger Lorenzo Mulitalo - twin brother of Sharks superstar Ronaldo - scored a try of his own. Front-rower Thomas Hazelton extended the lead further but neither of these tries could be converted. 

John Olive was the next to score for the Wolves but Dubbo gave them a scare when Jyie Chapman and Jack Quinn scored consecutive tries to make it 20-18 heading into the final quarter of the game.

Matt Stimson scored the match-sealing try for the Wolves to ensure they chalked up an important victory and walked away with the two points. 

Thirroul Butchers 18 def Hills District 12

Thirroul Butchers have defeated the Hills district Bulls and have etched their way into the top four of the NSW Presidents Cup ladder in a game-saving second half.

Despite having to defend on their own goal line for majority of the half, the first forty minutes of the match was won by the Bulls.

Prop Taniela Lasalo scored through the middle in the 17th minute, closely followed by a line-pass out to winger Kitione Vikash nine minutes later to deliver the Bulls an 8-0 lead.

Barging through the Bulls defence, Butchers centre Copper Bowen used speed and momentum to score the first try for his side with six minutes remaining in the second half, sending them into the sheds with a four-point deficit.

In the 49th minute, a kick off the boot of Butchers five-eighth Daniel Payne forced an in-air collision between two Bulls players, allowing Thirroul’s Hayden Crosland to pick up the missed ball and put down a try for his side to level the scores 8-all.

Energy and power kicked into the Butchers outfit when they scored two tries within five minutes in the 62nd and 67th minute of the game, followed by one successful conversion by Payne to push them up to an 18-8 comfortable lead.

The Bulls didn’t give up until the final whistle, when hooker Joel Bradford put down the last try of the day and wrapped up the final scoreboard on 18-12.

Thirroul will challenge the table-toppers, the Maitland Pickers next week, while the Hills will take on North Sydney in another strong match-up.

 

Other matches: 

Maitland Pickers 58 def Western Rams 4

Western Suburbs 28 def Wentworthville Magpies 18

For more details on Round 5 Presidents Cup click here