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Around the Grounds | Junior Reps Round 4

All the best action from the Round 4 of the NSWRL’s Junior Representative competitions.

Dragons dominate Dogs

St George Dragons have defeated Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 28-6 in the Harvey Norman Tarsha Gale Cup at Belmore Sports Ground.

With wet weather forcing several matches to be postponed, the Dragons and Bulldogs were just one of three games that were still played on Saturday.

The Dragons got off to a flying start through captain Luisa Yaranamua and Rayven-Jodeci Boyce, who both scored in the opening eight minutes. Courageous Afoa kicked two from two to give her side a 12-0 lead.

Hooker Erana Reti was able to crash over in the 17th minute and Afoa made it three from three to put the Dragons in control at 18-0.

Monalisa Solioala scored the Dogs first try with Bree Stone adding the extras, bringing the score to 18-6 at the break.

Afoa got in on the action with a four-pointer of her own in the 37th minute and 12 minutes later, Litia Fusi crashed over with Afoa adding the extras.

At the final whistle the Dragons led 28-6 to remain undefeated after three rounds.

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Sea Eagles slay Dragons

Manly Warringah Sea Eagles have defeated St George Dragons 12-0 in the SG Ball Cup at New Era Stadium.

With wet weather making conditions tough for both teams, it was the Sea Eagles who finally broke the deadlock in the 24th minute through centre Josh Feledy.

Off the back of a scrum, 2021 Harold Matthews Cup Player of the Year Latu Fainu put through a perfectly weighted kick and Feledy showed plenty of pace in the heavy grass to score.

Tensions boiled over from two separate incidents that saw both sides lose two players each to the sin bin in the space of two minutes.

From there, Manly found themselves attacking the Dragons goal line and Kobe Fulton, grandson of Rugby League Immortal Bob Fulton, burrowed his way over the line.

Tyler Bunting converted to give his side a 12-0 win to keep their undefeated season alive.

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Tigers defeat Knights at spiritual home

Balmain Tigers have defeated Newcastle Knights 18-8 in the SG Ball Cup at Leichhardt Oval.

With one win and two losses to date in 2022, the Tigers were keen to take it to a Knights outfit that is yet to win a game this year. It took just five minutes for the home side to open their account after centre Angus Gray crashed over for the first try of the match.

The Knights hit back soon after through winger Tully Wholert who scored his first four-pointer of the 2022 season.

The Tigers went into the halftime break up 8-4 after fullback Cameron Kanaan went over in the 22ndminute. It didn’t take long for Kanaan to get back in on the action in the second half, scoring his double in the 44th minute. Alex Conti added the extras and the Tigers led 14-4.

When Connor Votano went over in the 50th minute, the Knights found themselves within striking distance until Keenan Lawandos crashed over in the 58th minute.

From there, the Tigers went on with it and came away with a 18-8 win, making it two wins from two games at Leichhardt Oval.

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