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Around the Grounds | Major Comps Rd 5

The best action from Round 5 of the NSWRL’s major competitions.

Cryer steers Mounties to Massey Cup win

Halfback Kamren Cryer has led Mounties to an 18-14 victory over Cabramatta in the Ron Massey Cup to maintain their top four position on the competition ladder.

Cryer set up a try, scored one of his own and kicked three from three conversions before the visitors held out a fast-finishing Cabramatta to secure the four-point win.

With the scores locked at 6-all, the halfback’s first key involvement came just prior to halftime when he kicked to the air on the last play for Cleveland McGhie to score.

Cryer extended the lead for Mounties midway through the second half as he sliced through the middle of the Cabramatta defensive line from 20 metres out and scored under the posts. Cabramatta produced two late tries in the final ten minutes but couldn’t come away with the draw after two unsuccessful conversions.

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Saints continue dominant run of form

The St Marys Saints have maintained their unbeaten season in both the Sydney Shield and Ron Massey Cup as the two sides recorded convincing Round 5 wins on Saturday.

The Sydney Shield side had a huge away victory, beating the East Campbelltown Eagles 52-10 with five-eighth Aiden Glanville scoring a hat-trick and converting eight from nine of the boot.

In the Ron Massey Cup the Saints defeated the Western Suburbs Magpies 64-4 at Lidcombe Oval. Halfback Zac Greene was arguably the best on ground as he scored a brace a kicked eight goals.

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Bears early points not enough for star-powered Sharks

With a host of Origin stars across the park in their round 5 clash, the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks have put the foot down after conceding a first-minute try to beat the North Sydney Bears 22-12 in the Harvey Norman Women’s Premiership.

The Bears took the early advantage when winger Priscilla Younes scored within 60 seconds before Kirra Dibb converted for a 6-0 lead.

Once possession evened up the ladder-leading Sharks began to hit their straps as Lynda Howarth crossed, which was followed by two more unanswered tries to Andie Robinson and second row forward Talei Holmes.

North Sydney hit back in the 53rd minute through Aliti Namoce Sagano but it was Sharks halfback Maddie Studdon who scored ten minutes later to seal the result, adding to her three conversions for the match.

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Dogs earn draw after remarkable fightback

The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have turned around a 24-6 deficit with less than 20 minutes remaining to secure a draw against the Wests Tigers at Leichhardt Oval in the Jersey Flegg Cup.

When fullback Logen Dillon scored his third try for the home side in just the 47th minute the Tigers looked certain to run away with the victory, but the Bulldogs weren’t going down without a fight.

The Bulldogs left their comeback late as winger Isaac Williams finished off a 54th-minute try, followed by prop Aidan Manowski in the 65th and a second for lock Kurtis Morrin two minutes later.

Despite scoring less tries than their opposition, Bulldogs centre Eli Clark added the extras on all four attempts compared to the Tigers’ two from five to come away with an unlikely draw.

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