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VB NSW Cup Wrap - Round 16

Wrap up of VB New South Wales Cup Round 16 matches.
VB NSW Cup Wrap - Round 16

Another round of the VB NSW Cup that was affected by the big wet in Sydney during recent weeks, however ultimately, just the one match was not played, with the Tigers V Knights fixture being shifted to Campbelltown on the Sunday.

Manly Sea Eagles v Windsor Wolves
The round kicked off in earnest on the Saturday when the Windsor Wolves consolidated their place in the top four with a hard earned victory against the Sea Eagles at Brookvale Oval. The full time score of 20-6 perhaps flattered the visitors somewhat as the game was locked up at 6-6 at half time, and it was only a late Liam Ayoub intercept try that put things out of reach for Manly.

Manly Sea Eagles 6
Tries: J Williams
Goals: D Chisholm
Windsor Wolves 20
Tries: A Cherrington 2, L Ayoub, L Capewell
Goals: W Naiqama 2

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Mounties v Newtown Jets
Also on Saturday afternoon, Mounties continued their surge up the competition ladder in recent weeks with a fairly comprehensive 34-16 victory against a depleted Jets outfit. In another match that was locked up at the half time break (10-10), Mounties put the foot to the floor in the second half as they outscored the Jets 24-6 to move into 8th place on what is a congested competition table.

Mounties 34
Tries: L Vaiotu 2, R Carr 2, F Vaiotu 2, J Rapana
Goals: S Williams 3
Newtown Jets 16
Tries: H Wells 2, M Oldfield
Goals: C Taripo 2

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Auckland Vulcans v Cronulla Sharks
Early Sunday time here in Australia, the Auckland Vulcans managed to do what no other club in the VB NSW Cup has been able to do in 2013, and that was defeat the Cronulla Sharks. Perhaps the writing was on the wall the week before when the Sharks snuck home 18-16 against the Jets, and ironically that was the same score line at Mt Smart with both sides scoring three tries a piece but the home side did the job with the boot to claim a famous victory.

Auckland Vulcans 18
Tries: T Ropati, S Waetford, N Laumape
Goals: S Taukeiaho 2, N Laumape
Cronulla Sharks 16
Tries: S Mills, P Politoni, K Auvaa
Goals: C Townsend 2

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Wests Tigers v Newcastle
A match between the Wests Tigers and Knights that was meant to be televised LIVE from Leichhardt on the Saturday finally got played at Campbelltown Sports Stadium on Sunday, but it was not the result the home side would have been looking for. After leading 18-10 at half time, the Tigers were completely outplayed with the likes of Timana Tahu and Chanel Mata’utia running amok in the second half as the Knights scored 28 unanswered points to win 38-18.

Wests Tigers 18
Tries: T Naiyaravoro, J Luani, J Hitchcox
Goals: S Meaney 3
Newcastle Knights 38
Tries: T Tahu 2, C Matautia 2, W Smith 2, J Mantellato
Goals: J Mantellato 5

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Wyong Roos v Canterbury Bulldogs
With the postponement of a Bears home game for the second straight week, the final match of the round saw the two bottom placed sides battling it out and in the end it was the Wyong Roos, who for the second time this season, inflicted defeat upon their more fancied rivals in the Bulldogs. Wyong lead 26-14 at half time, and despite not troubling the scorer in the second half, the home side hung on for a win that saw them move into 11th place on the ladder, and they are now four points clear of the last placed Bulldogs.

Wyong Roos 26
Tries: E Uaisele, A Brown, G Nelson, T Wilson, B Molan
Goals: M Nelson 3
Canterbury Bulldogs 24
Tries: B Lane 2, P Carter 2, J Palau
Goals: T Lafai 2

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Postponed: North Sydney Bears v Illawarra Cutters
Bye: Wentworthville Magpies

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