Belrose Eagles 34 def Hills District Bulls 18
Belrose Eagles have sent an ominous warning to the rest of the Sydney Shield competition with a thumping 34-18 win over fellow premiership contenders Hills District Bulls at Crestwood Reserve on Sunday.
It was an incredible two-try performance from prop Steven Tavita that headlined the Eagles' fourth win of the season to remain undefeated in this year's campaign and keep hold of top spot on the competition ladder.
The Bulls struggled to withstand a mountain of clinical attacking raids from Belrose with former Wentworthville Magpies' premiership-winner Zachary Nicholls orchestrating a six-try romp that saw the dynamic halfback cross for one of his own.
Five-eighth William Kelly also crossed for a try to go with his five successful conversion attempts, while Beau Abrahams and Judd Hanlon also got their names on the scoresheet.
Hills District salvaged some pride with two rapid-fire tries in the dying stages to Jesse Parker and Mitchell Hyde, although the damage was all but done as the Eagles dominated for a majority of the contest.
The Eagles will now look to record their fifth consecutive victory when they host a blockbuster top of the table clash against Ryde Eastwood Hawks in Round 7, while Hills District will enjoy the bye next weekend before looking to avenge today's defeat against Helensburgh Tigers in Round 8.
Cronulla Caringbah Sharks 24 def East Campbelltown Eagles 14
Cronulla Caringbah Sharks have cemented their spot in the top four of the Sydney Shield competition with a solid 24-14 victory over East Campbelltown Eagles at Cronulla High School.
Halfback Bailey Hayward got his side off to a perfect start after scoring and prop Kamren Cryer added the extras to take Cronulla out to an early 6-0 lead.
The home side were then awarded a penalty, in which Cryer kicked for goal to extend their lead by two.
Prop Joseph Tramontana used his size to barge over for the home side and Cryer with the extras took the scores to 14-0 then fullback Callum Tutauha used his speed and skill to score and Cryer converted to take the scores to 20-0.
The home side’s back-to-back tries must have inspired the away side as they scored through centre Tevita Alifa and Shannon Gallant not long after to get into the game, with Gallant converting his own try to get ten points on the board.
However, they couldn’t hold Cronulla out and centre Brent Anderson went over to extend their lead by four but the Eagles weren’t done with a fight back yet as second-rower Mavoni Tuifua crashed over for the visitors to trail by ten at the fulltime siren.
Helensburgh Tigers 38 def. Sydney University 16
Ryde Eastwood Hawks v Wentworthville Magpies
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