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Around the Grounds | Junior Reps Rd 7, Jersey Flegg thriller

The best action from the postponed Round 7 of the NSWRL's junior representative competitions, and a Saturday thriller in the Jersey Flegg Cup.

Rabbitohs edge out Bulldogs in Top 4 blockbuster

South Sydney Rabbitohs have stamped their claim as one of the top sides in the UNE SG Ball Cup after a 28-18 win over Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at Stadium Australia.

Souths came out of the sheds firing, scoring three unanswered tries in the first 17 minutes. Tries to Loius Grossemy, Harley Lester and Faresa Palu had Souths playing with plenty of confidence although the Dogs would soon fight their way back into the match through Joseph O’Neill.

Souths went into the break 16-6 up but the Dogs got right back into it after Cameron Lawrence crashed over in the 46th minute. From there, centre Faresa Palu took over and scored back-to-back tries bagging himself a hat-trick and a win for the Rabbitohs.

The Bulldogs made the score respectable through a try in the closing stages to Brandon Tapuai bringing the final score to 28-18.

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Raiders draw with the Dragons after last minute try

Canberra Raiders have pulled off a last-minute miracle to draw with St George Illawarra Dragons 26-all in the Harvey Norman Tarsha Gale Cup at Mascot Oval in Sydney.

It was a game of two halves as the Dragons piled on 20 points in the first half through a double to Reuben Cherrington and tries to Stella Tijou and Cassey Tohi-Hiku to establish a 20-4 at the break.

From there, it was all the Raiders as they scored four tries through Madyson Tooth, Amelia Kiriui, Carly Heyman and Krystal Blackwell.

In the final minutes the Dragons gifted the Raiders a seven-tackle set, and they started to march up field through some expansive play.

A pinpoint kick from prop Teliya Hetaraka saw Makayla Morris fly through to regather and score with one second remaining to secure a 26-all draw.

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Sea Eagles herculean effort secures win over Thunderbolts

Manly Sea Eagles have scored a brilliant try in the closing stages of their clash against Victoria Thunderbolts to secure a 30-25 win at Lottoland in the Jersey Flegg Cup.

The Thunderbolts were quick out of the blocks, scoring in the fourth minute through Saimone Ahomana. From there, the Sea Eagles scored three consecutive tries through Jacob Sykes, Raymond Tuaimalo Vaega and Flynn Angles-Corke.

Trailing 18-8 with one minute to go until the break, the Thunderbolts hit back through Brandon Saena bringing them within striking distance at 18-14.

The Thunderbolts picked up where they left off, scoring again through Saena although the Sea Eagles stayed in the match through lock Faleta Iosefa.

The visitors scored their final try of the match when Sualauvi Faalogo crashed over in the 55th minute to draw the scores level at 24-all. Thunderbolts halfback Jonah Pezet all but secured the win when he slotted a field goal in the 66th minute to put his side up 25-24.

Manly soon found themselves in attacking field position with two minutes to go and spun the ball down the left edge to find Raymond Tuaimalo Vaega. The barnstorming winger had plenty to do and put in a herculean effort to plant the ball down in the corner and help his side to a 30-25 victory.

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