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Around the Grounds | Major Comps Rd 7

The best action from Round 7 of the NSWRL's major competitions.

Bulldogs boilover in Jersey Flegg Cup

The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have scored a crucial 28-12 victory over top four hopefuls Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks in their Round 6 Jersey Flegg Cup clash at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium.

The Bulldogs gained the early momentum when lock Kurtis Morrin scored just ten minutes into the contest. Sharks fullback Kade Dykes levelled the scores in the 23rd minute, which was quickly followed with a try to winger Sam Stonestreet for an 8-6 lead.

Canterbury-Bankstown were able to retain their two-point lead going into halftime as James Valevatu ran in for a try less than five minutes before the break.

Right from the outset in the second half, the Bulldogs extended their lead to 28-8 after a brace to fullback Johnny Lee Gabrael and a four-pointer to Eli Clark. Dykes scored a second try late on to round out the 28-12 scoreline.

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Rams victorious after commanding start

The Moorebank Rams have put on an incredible first half performance from eight points behind to come away with a 26-22 win against Belrose Eagles in the Sydney Shield on Saturday.

The Eagles’ Aaron Fogarty put himself on the scoresheet twice in the opening five minutes for the early buffer, but the Rams returned serve before halftime with four unanswered tries to Tuarae Rawhiti, Kaylib Savage, Laitia Moceidreke and Jake Horton.

The Eagles scored back-to-back tries in the second half yet still trailed by six points without a successful conversion to their name. Ten minutes later, Savage scored his second try to secure the two competition points for the visitors.

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First half shutout sees Magpies to eight-point win

An aggressive first half display has helped the Western Suburbs Magpies chalk up their second win of the Ron Massey Cup season against Windsor Wolves in Round 7.

Halfback Kurtis Preece, No.14 Brock Pelligra and centre Dane Francis shared the try-scoring spoils in the opening half while Sam Stratis kicked three from three conversions for an 18-0 lead at the break.

Windsor showed their resolve with four tries in the second half, but it was a 49th-minute brace to Pelligra that made the comeback too difficult for the home side.

With a 20-point head start and less than 30 minutes remaining, Western Suburbs were able to hold on for a comfortable 26-18 win.

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