Junior Representative Update Round 5

The Bulldogs Junior representative sides had mixed success against the Parramatta Eels in Round 5 of the Junior Rep competitions at Belmore Sports Ground on Saturday.


The Bulldogs Harold Matthews Cup side (Under 16) were defeated 28-4 against a tough Parramatta side and despite the lopsided scoreboard, there was enough to suggest the side may well make some noise later in the season.


The Bulldogs scored first through Alvin Maungatti and could well have scored 4 more tries if not for poor ball control and some last ditch defence by the Eels in the first half. A late converted Parramatta try saw the Eels go in at half time with a 6-4 lead.


The second half was a different story though and the slick Parramatta side ran in four unanswered tries to run out 28-4 winners.


Best for the Bulldogs Harold Matthews Cup side were, Brandan Sua, Bilal Maarbani and Alvin Maungatti.


The SG Ball Cup side (Under 18) defeated competition heavyweights Parramatta 34-30 in a tight and highly entertaining game of Rugby League. The Bulldogs were behind for much of the game and it took two late tries, the last to Hakaraia Toi Toi with less than a minute on the clock to snatch a 34-30 victory.


Best for the Bulldogs SG Ball side were Lorima Sautu, Jordan Loto'Aniu and Hakaraia Toi Toi


With both Bulldogs Junior Rep teams well entrenched in the top eight, round 6 next week sees the Bulldogs travel to Redfern Oval to take on the South Sydney Rabbitohs with the Harold Matthews Cup kicking off @ 10:00am and SG Ball Cup @ 11:30am.



Scorers


Harold Matthews Cup


Parramatta 28 defeated Bulldogs 4


Tries: Alvin Maungatti


SG Ball Cup


Bulldogs 34 defeated Parramatta 30


Tries: Halaraia Toi Toi (2), Michael Morgan, Ben Johns, Royce Hunt and Lorima Sautu

Goals: Brendan Cox (5)