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Seniors Report Round 6: Bears and Roosters Top Ladder

The North Sydney Bears and Sydney Roosters both now sit atop of their respective competition ladders following wins against the Canberra Raiders in Round 6.

The Central Coast Roosters will kick-off their season in the Harvey Norman Women's Premiership (Open Competition) in just over a week on Sunday May 1 against the Wests Tigers at Morry Breen Oval. 

Bears Back Up Home Return With Victory Over Raiders

The North Sydney Bears made it two wins from as many games at North Sydney Oval with a 28-20 victory over the Canberra Raiders on Saturday afternoon.

In a nine-try contest that saw the lead see-saw on multiple occasions, the Bears scored twice in the final thirteen minutes to fend off their opponents in a close contest.

NSW Cup Round 6 Highlights: Bears vs Raiders

Canberra opened the scoring just two minutes in through Jarrod Croker, but Norths responded in quick succession with three tries in a ten minute period with Tom Carr bagging a double and Renouf Atoni joining him on the scoresheet.

The Raiders hit back just minutes from halftime, with the Bears holding a 16-10 lead, before Canberra took the lead in the final quarter after two tries handed them a 20-16 advantage.

But second rower Jacob Preston was the hero for the red and black, scoring a double in the latter stages of the match to seal the 28-20 win.

The top-of-the-table North Sydney Bears will host the St George Illawarra Dragons this Sunday at North Sydney Oval at 2pm.


North Sydney Bears 28 (Tom Carr 2, Jacob Preston 2, Renouf Atoni tries; Adam Keighran 4 goals) def Canberra Raiders 20 


Roosters Rout Raiders in First Half Blitz

Five tries in the opening half-hour set up a resounding 40-10 win for the Sydney Roosters Jersey Flegg side over the Canberra Raiders at North Sydney Oval.

Front rower Zac Montgomery scored a remarkable hat-trick, kicking off proceedings in the third minute before Ethan King and Jack Mossman joined him on the scoresheet in a ten-minute period.

Canberra hit back in quick succession with two tries, but a four-pointer to Phoenix Steinwede saw the Red, White and Blue in command at halftime with a 28-10 lead.

The second half provided a slower flow of points as Montgomery iced the match with two more tries to his name, leaving the final score at 40-10 to cap off another win.

The Sydney Roosters Jersey Flegg side will host the St George Illawarra Dragons on Saturday morning at Corrimal. 


Sydney Roosters 40 (Zac Montgomery 3, Ethan King 2, Jack Mossman, Phoenix Steinwede tries; Hugo Savala 5, Jack Mossman goals) def Canberra Raiders 10 

Acknowledgement of Country

Sydney Roosters respect and honour 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.