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Seniors Report Round 14: Results Continue for Pathways

The Sydney Roosters Pathways have continued their rich vein of form with the North Sydney Bears and Jersey Flegg Cup both entrenched in the top four after wins on the weekend. 

In Round 15 the Bears will face the Parramatta Eels at Commbank Stadium prior to the Jack Gibson Cup between the Roosters and Eels in the NRL match, while the Jersey Flegg side will travel to Kellyville to take on the blue and gold as well. 

Meanwhile, the Central Coast Roosters' Round 7 match against St Mary's has been postponed with a number of players involved in the Women's National Championships. 

Late Try Seals Result for Norths

A four-pointer to Naufahu Whyte sealed the result for the North Sydney Bears in their Round 14 match against Mounties at Aubrey Keech Park.

In a close encounter, the Bears got away to a fast start through Tom Carr, before the home side hit back within the first ten minutes.

Toa Mata'afa got the Bears to a slender 8-6 lead at the break, and while Mounties returned serve after the break, the winger was in for his double soon after, with the red and black maintaining their two-point advantage with half an hour remaining.

A try to Jacob Preston edged Norths further ahead, and although the contest continued to go to and fro as Mounties scored with ten minutes remaining, Naufahu Whyte was the hero as he touched down in the shadows of fulltime to seal the result. 

NSW Cup Round 14 Highlights: Bears vs Mounties

The North Sydney Bears will take on the Parramatta Eels at Commbank Stadium prior to the NRL match at 5:30pm on Saturday afternoon.

 

North Sydney Bears 26 (Toa Mata'afa 2, Tom Carr, Jacob Preston, Naufahu Whyte tries; Adam Keighran 3 goals) def Mounties 18

 

Roosters Pile on the Points at Waverley Oval

It was a welcomed homecoming to Roosters heartland for the Jersey Flegg side, who continued their rise to the top of the table with a comprehensive 38-10 win over the Victoria Thunderbolts. 

Despite the final scoreline, the first half proved to be a close contest, with prolific tryscorer Jack Mossman dotting down four minutes in, before the visitors struck back.

Goal kicker Hugo Savala got the lead back for the Tricolours, who took a slender 10-6 advantage at the break, but it would be one-way traffic in the second half - starting with Phoenix Steinwede after the resumption.

Flying winger Vuate Karawalevu added his name to the scoresheet, and while the Thunderbolts kept in touch with another try, Tyler Moriarty widened the gap before Karawalevu scored twice in quick succession to complete his hat-trick.

The Sydney Roosters Jersey Flegg side will face the Parramatta Eels on Saturday afternoon at Kellyville Park, kicking off at 3:00pm. 

 

Sydney Roosters 38 (Vuate Karawalevu 3, Jack Mossman, Hugo Savala, Pheonix Steinwede, Tyler Moriarty tries; Hugo Savala 5 goals) def Victoria Thunderbolts 10

 

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