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Around the Grounds | Major Comps - Week 11

All the latest updates from week 11 of the NSWRL's major competitions.

Raiders hold on after late Rabbitohs scare

The Canberra Raiders have survived a last ditch fightback from the South Sydney Rabbitohs to earn a 24-20 victory in Round 11 of the Jersey Flegg Cup.

It was a well-deserved result on the road for the Raiders, marking their third away win for the season despite the Rabbitohs causing a scare with three tries in final six minutes on Saturday.

About everything went to plan from the opening whistle for the Green Machine as they ran out to an 18-0 lead with tries to winger Corey Lewis (fifth minute), back-rower Noah Saddler (10th minute) and halfback Sione Moala (27th minute). The latter was also perfect with the boot for all three four-pointers.

Five minutes prior to halftime the Rabbitohs scored their first points through centre Ryan Garner, followed by a conversion from No.6 Dion Teaupa to keep the home side within two tries.

With just under 15 minutes left, Canberra produced a fourth try courtesy of prop Carsil Vaikai as Moala maintained 100 percent off the tee.

It spurred South Sydney on who began to claw back in the 64th minute when Teaupa crossed, before winger Carson Kaho went in for a double. Yet the goalkicking was a crucial separator between the two sides with Teaupa unable to convert on two occasions, as the Green Machine held on for the four-point win.

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Broughton and Mounties score statement win over Tigers

Mounties have reaffirmed their status as a powerhouse of the Harvey Norman NSW Women’s Premiership after a 22-4 win against Wests Tigers at Leichhardt Oval.

Fullback Gayle Broughton had the biggest impact for the visitors with a double in her performance, scoring in the 17th and 38th minute of play.

Within the first minute Mounties found themselves six points in front when second row forward Jade Etherden scored and five-eighth Sereana Naitokatoka converted.

Later in the half Broughton’s first try was an important one to help her side to a two-try buffer at the break, then her scoring form continued almost immediately in the second stanza.

In the 38th minute – similar to her opening try – the fullback caught the ball out wide and at speed, throwing a dummy then beating two tacklers to score.

Another 20 minutes surpassed when the Tigers hit back and the rain had already begun to fall, lessening the deficit back to 12. The four-pointer came through centre Tess Staines who ran hard onto an inside pass and crashed over the line.

That was all the Tigers could muster as time ran away from them, before Mounties halfback Matilda Power took on the line from 10 metres out and weaved through next to the uprights in the final moments – converting her own try as well round out the 22-4 score-line.

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Butchers beat Collegians in Illawarra Cup mud-bath

It was an image reminiscent of the 1963 NSWRFL Grand Final when the Thirroul Butchers took on Collegians in Round Four of the MOJO Homes Illawarra Cup, securing a two-nil win.

In extremely tough and muddy conditions at Thomas Gibson Park on Saturday due to the wild weather across parts of NSW, the match was an incredibly hard-fought battle from all competitors.

Aside from the one penalty goal it was difficult to separate the two sides not just on the scoreboard, but also with a glance at the mud-soaked kits at the full-time whistle.

With Saturday’s victory the Butchers have now recorded consecutive Illawarra Cup wins.

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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.