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Affiliate Wrap: Bears Bounced at Home, Dirty Reds Fall in Finals

In a tough weekend for the Roosters affiliate clubs, the Glebe Dirty Reds were handed an unfortunate 52-0 loss, while the North Sydney Bears were taken down 36-14 at home.

Glebe Dirty Reds

Taking on St Marys at HE Laybutt Sporting Complex on Saturday afternoon for the Ron Massey Cup Preliminary Final, the Glebe Dirty Reds suffered a hefty 52-0 defeat.

St Marys came racing out of the blocks, with Jake Tago crossing after just six minutes to put his side ahead.

After 10 scoreless minutes, they crossed for their second through Steven Tavita, with their third try coming just three minutes later through Anthony Layoun off the bench.

Eight minutes later, they crossed for another two tries in quick succession as Antonio Tauiliili Pelesasa and Anton Iaria found the stripe to give St Marys a 30-0 advantage at half time.

They quickly picked up where they left off in the second half, as Tago secured a double after just two minutes.

Winger Christian Crichton crossed the line just six minutes later, extending the home side’s convincing lead.

Maintaining their perfect defensive effort, St Marys conceded no points and scored another two tries through Zac Greene and David Fale to finish off a 52-0 triumph to end the Dirty Reds' season.

North Sydney Bears

In the final round of NSW Cup, competition front-runners the North Sydney Bears were surprised at home with the Canberra Raiders taking a 36-14 victory at North Sydney Oval on Sunday afternoon.

After a 20-minute grind to open the match, North Sydney hit the lead with tries to Fetalaiga Pauga and Zach Dockar-Clay putting them up 12-0 after 27 minutes.

Canberra hit back as Xavier Savage and Brad Morkos crossed the stripe to level up the contest before Chevy Stewart kicked a penalty goal on the stroke of half time to put the visitors up 14-12 at the break.

After Ben Stevanovic levelled the scores with a penalty goal in the 45th minute, the home side fell behind again as the Raiders kicked another penalty goal and then scored a try through second-rower Clay Webb to establish an eight-point lead.

Closing out the contest with two tries to Danny Levi and Chevy Stewart, the Raiders executed an impressive 36-14 victory over the Bears.

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