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Around the Grounds | Junior Reps Rd 2

All the best action from Round 2 of the NSWRL’s Junior Representative competitions.

Yaranamua hat-trick sends Dragons to victory

It was a true captain’s knock by St George Dragons’ five-eighth Luisa Yaranamua in the Harvey Norman Tarsha Gale Cup on Saturday, scoring three tries – including a double late in the second half – to help her team to a 32-20 win over Canberra Raiders at Belconnen Oval.

In just 22 minutes the visitors already had an 18-point lead through try-scorers Caitlyn Etheridge, Rayven-Jodeci Boyce, Yaranamua and Bronti Westaway, with the score line remaining 22-4 until the halftime break and April Downey the sole scorer for Canberra.

Despite the Raiders forcing their way back into the contest with three tries in the second stanza, the St George captain put the result beyond doubt with tries in the 48th and 59th minute.

For more Harvey Norman Tarsha Gale Cup results, click here.

Johns Cup combatants share the spoils in Cessnock

Newcastle Knights and Monaro Colts could not be separated by the time the final whistle was blown in their Round 2 SLE Andrew Johns Cup clash at Cessnock Sports Ground.

While the Knights entered their first home game wanting to make up for a Round 1 loss and Monaro looking to earn consecutive wins on the road, both sides were unable to gain the upper hand as the scores were locked at 16-apiece after 60 minutes of play.

The corresponding matchup in the SLE Laurie Daley Cup was a much different result for the Knights, securing their opening win in style with a 50-6 victory. Winger Kai Spruce Conn bagged three of the nine tries with backrower Liam Williams scoring a brace and fullback Lauchlyn Spicer kicking seven conversions.

For more SLE Andrew Johns Cup results, click here.

For more SLE Laurie Daley Cup results, click here.

Eels win derby with second half fightback

The Harold Matthews Parramatta Eels have turned around a 12-0 deficit at halftime to seal their opening win of 2022, beating Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 20-12 on Saturday.

Canterbury-Bankstown flew out of the blocks in the first 15 minutes as prop Fanafou Seve scored himself a brace. Five-eighth Mitchell Woods converted both tries to hand the Bulldogs a double digit buffer at the break.

Parramatta looked like a different side when they returned to the field with centre Fagalele Fagalele scoring just seven minutes into the half, soon followed by a further three tries for fellow centre Michael Gabrael, winger Luke Maroun and front-rower Sam Tuivaiti. Fullback Mohamed Alameddine made two from four conversion attempts in the Eels’ eight-point victory.

For more Harold Matthews Cup results, click here.

For SG Ball Cup results, click here.

Acknowledgement of Country

New South Wales Rugby League respects and honours the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.