The NSWRL junior reps are beginning to warmth up with spherical 4 underway. Make amends for all the outcomes from Harold Matthews, SG Ball and Tarsha Gale Cup, plus take a look at our gallery from the weekend.
AS we method the halfway level of the NSWRL junior reps season, spherical 4 has seen some huge movers and shakers throughout all competitions.
Make amends for all of the motion so removed from an enormous weekend of rugby league:
TIGERS CAUSE BOILOVER AT BELMORE
LATE brilliance from co-captain Josh Feledy has lifted the Balmain Tigers to an upset 20-16 win over Canterbury at Belmore Oval within the SG Ball Cup.
With scores tied at 16-all and beneath seven minutes left of play, a magical flick cross from the centre to his outdoors man William Malloy noticed him cross within the nook to wrestle again the lead.
It wasn’t sport over although, with a regathered quick kick-off giving the Bulldogs a golden alternative to grab victory late within the piece.
Nevertheless it was to be Balmain’s day, holding strong when it counted to present them consecutive wins after beginning the yr 0-2.
Feledy praised the best way his forwards have been in a position to match it with their Canterbury counterparts, and the way they’ve been in a position to flip their season round.
“They’re a giant pack the Bulldogs and we caught in there proper till the final minute and acquired away with the win,” Feledy stated.
“We all the time spoke through the pre-season that we solely performed one trial sport, and we needed to construct all through the season itself.
“Now we’ve acquired two wins on the trot. That’s a terrific win for us boys and we’ll take that into subsequent week.”
Feledy is without doubt one of the younger abilities of this Tigers aspect, and appears set to graduate as much as Jersey Flegg degree on the conclusion of the U19s yr.
“I’ve been a bit gradual the primary couple of video games however picked it up at this time,” he stated.
“I’m actually specializing in what I have to do for the workforce and probably not as a person.
“Undoubtedly hoping to maneuver as much as Flegg after which see what occurs on the finish of the yr. However I’m simply loving my footy right here in the meanwhile.”
In what was a sport of fixing fortunes, the Tigers struck contained in the opening two minutes and opened up a 10-point lead halfway via the primary half when Feledy touched down within the 18th minute.
The Bulldogs struck again nonetheless, scoring the subsequent two and hitting the entrance with 23 minutes left to play.
It wasn’t all doom and gloom for Canterbury on their dwelling turf nonetheless, with their Harold Matthews Cup aspect scoring a giant 44-8 win over North Sydney.
The Bulldogs raced the clock all through the primary half and opened up a commanding 28-4 benefit via the opening half-hour.
Halfback Mitchell Woods was robust once more, posting two tries and a private tally of 20 factors.
TARSHA PANTHERS RUN HOT AT BROOKVALE
An impressive first half defensive effort has paved the best way for the Penrith Panthers to outclass the Manly Sea Eagles 34-16 at Brookvale.
Chasing their first Tarsha Gale win of the season, Penrith overcame an enormous Manly center on the best way to a complete seven tries to 3 victory.
Returning after lacking final week, towering Sea Eagle prop Tafao Asaua threatened to dominate from the get-go. Manly led 6-4 after she barged over for her third attempt in as many begins.
After regaining the lead at 10-4, Penrith withstood raid after Manly raid, holding the ball over the road on three separate events in a difficult six-minute exercise.
The reward got here on the stroke of halftime, when a Montana McLean bust was completed off by five-eighth Taya Lazare.
Trailing 14-6, Manly made a hash of the second half restart permitting Penrith’s thrilling speedsters to spring into motion. Centre Bella McEachern scored the primary of 4 second half tries that included a double to Piper Spackman.
TARSHA GALE RAIDERS SWEEP ASIDE BATTLING TIGERS
The Canberra Raiders have swept apart the Wests Tigers 44-4 in a Tarsha Gale masterclass at Belconnen.
A attempt to Lara Cosgrove within the first half helped the Raiders open a 10-0 lead, on what proved to be a magic day for the Inexperienced Machine’s centres.
In an eight tries to at least one rampage, Cosgrove notched a nicely deserved hat-trick within the closing minute of the match, whereas her centre companion Hunter Ings crossed for a double of her personal in Canberra’s second straight win.
For the Tigers, the loss rounded out a troublesome fortnight the place they’ve conceded 70-points and scored just one attempt.
RABBITOHS COMEBACK HIGHLIGHTS MIXED DAY
The Rabbitohs produced one of many comebacks of the junior reps season to knock off Newcastle at Kurri Kurri.
Trailing 22-6 at halftime, South Sydney hit again with three unanswered tries to select up their first win of the Harold Matthews season 24-22.
Their three tries got here in a 12-minute span within the second half, with captain Daniel Lua’s forty sixth minute landing proving the distinction.
They couldn’t replicate the feat within the SG Ball Cup nonetheless, with the Knights operating out 42-4 winners.
Again-to-back tries to Jayden Harris and Elijah Salesa Ieaumoana gave them a 14-0 lead on the break that the guests have been unable to beat.
Ethan Ferguson introduced up his double, earlier than Jayden Harris got here off the bench and scored a hat-trick to cap off the large win.
Newcastle maintained tempo with the highest Tarsha Gale Cup groups after downing Souths 22-6.
Yilara Widders struck first for the Rabbitohs after simply three minutes, however that’s the place the enjoyment would finish, because the Knights struck twice on each side of halftime to maintain their good type in 2023.
EELS HOLD OFF BEARS WITH SECOND HALF SHUTOUT
The Eels kickstarted the early sport at Kellyville with a hard-fought 16-6 Tarsha Gale Cup win over the North Sydney Bears.
With each side coming off a final begin draw, it was no shock the scores have been locked at six apiece simply minutes earlier than the break.
Bears centre Grace-Lee Weekes crossed to degree the scores within the twenty first minute, following an early attempt to Eels backrower Kalisi Mahe.
Nevertheless it was Parra super-sub Nella Lima who proved the hero, planting the ball down simply earlier than the interval to present the Eels a helpful six-point buffer.
North Sydney had a golden probability to degree after halftime, however with Eels centre Caitlin Peadon within the sin bin, they got here away empty-handed.
Siulolovao Vave formally shut the door on a Bears comeback, the winger’s late attempt sufficient to spherical out Parra’s second victory of the season.
ROOSTERS, STEELERS SHARE SPOILS
The Steelers gave the Roosters Indigenous Academy their hardest check up to now within the Tarsha Gale Cup, however finally it wasn’t sufficient, happening 12-6 on the Central Coast.
Mia-Rose Walsh gave the guests the right begin with a attempt within the second minute in a low-scoring first half.
The Roosters lastly cracked it within the forty eighth minute via Eliza Lopamaua, earlier than Skyla Adams sealed the end result with seven minutes to play.
Illawarra was in a position to hit again within the Harold Matthews nonetheless, keeping off a late Roosters cost to prevail 24-18.
The Steelers seemed to be in cruise management with 10 minutes to play, main by 14 factors and with the Roosters diminished to 12 males with Brandon Beetson despatched to the sin bin.
Toby Rodwell and Zach Fittler had different concepts, serving to them again to 20-18 inside the ultimate 4 minutes, earlier than Steelers fullback Tom Kirk extinguished the comeback.
In one of many video games of the season, the SG Ball sides couldn’t be cut up, with the Roosters and Steelers tied at 24-all.
The house aspect struck first and opened up a giant 18-0 lead after 40 minutes, earlier than three tries in 9 minutes had Illawarra again on degree pegging.
Ethan Roberts gave the Roosters the lead as soon as once more, however it was Jett Liu who spoiled the occasion and salvaged some extent with six minutes remaining.
CRONULLA HITS BACK HARD
Cronulla is again on monitor within the Harold Matthews Cup following a surging 36-6 defeat of the Central Coast Roosters at dwelling.
The writing was on the wall with Kaden Gardner scoring inside a minute, and the Sharks taking a snug 16-0 lead on the break.
That was prolonged additional after halftime, and when winger Xavier Singh introduced up his hat-trick, the end result was safely of their maintaining.
It continued onto the SG Ball with a dominant begin propelling the Sharks to a 34-16 win over Melbourne.
They scored the primary 5 tries and led 28-0, earlier than the Storm scored three late tries to make the scoreline respectable.