Wests Tigers junior representative teams were back in action for week two of the season.
Harold Matthews — Balmain
Balmain Tigers 12 def. North Sydney Bears 6
Balmain have continued their unbeaten start to the 2022 season with a 10-point victory over the North Sydney Bears at Leichhardt Oval.
The Tigers raced out of the blocks with livewire fullback Cameron Kanaan scoring his second try of the season after just 47 seconds.
Patrick Young doubled Balmain’s advantage in the 22nd minute, and the Tigers held onto their lead to claim a six point victory.
Harold Matthews — Western Suburbs
Western Suburbs Magpies 38 def. Newcastle Knights 20
The Magpies have bounced back from their first round loss by defeating the Newcastle Knights at Cessnock Sports Ground.
Former Patrician Brothers’ Fairfield representative Tajh Colquhoun put in a standout performance, scoring a hat-trick and slotting five conversions.
Colquhoun’s efforts were supported by tries from Jordan Miller, Tallyn Da Silva and Lawdez Taurerewa-Yucel, as the Magpies chalked up an 18 point victory.
SG Ball — Balmain
Balmain Tigers 22 def. North Sydney Bears 12
After a tight-fought victory over the Magpies last week, the Tigers have continued their winning start to the season with a victory over the North Sydney Bears.
Cathane Hill, Tony Sukkar and Joseph Delle all crossed for tries in the first half to give Balmain a 16-6 advantage going into the break.
John Tuipulotu sealed the result with a try in the 62nd minute as the Tigers protected a ten point lead until full time.
SG Ball — Western Suburbs
Newcastle Knights 34 def. Western Suburbs Magpies 26
Wests have suffered a narrow defeat at the hands of the Newcastle Knights, going down by eight points in Cessnock.
An early try to Herman Tofaeono gave the Magpies an early advantage before Newcastle hit back to claim a six-point half time lead.
A late try to Riley Pascoe had Wests trailing by just two points with five minutes remaining, but Newcastle held firm to claim a 34-26 win.
Andrew Johns Cup
Illawarra South Coast Dragons 30 def. Macarthur Wests Tigers 16
A fast start from the Illawarra South Coast Dragons proved decisive as the Macarthur Wests Tigers suffered a fourteen point loss at Sid Parrish Park on Saturday.
Captain Noah McKenzie continued his strong start to the 2022 season, scoring his second try of the year in the 17th minute.
A second half try to Luke Fielding kept the Tigers within touching distance of the lead, but the Dragons maintained their advantage until full time.
Laurie Daley Cup
Illawarra South Coast Dragons 34 def. Macarthur Wests Tigers 8
Macarthur Wests Tigers came up against a strong Illawarra South Coast lineup at Sid Parrish Park, with the Dragons prevailing 34-8.
Tarsha Gale Cup
Wests Tigers 16 def. Newcastle Knights 14
The Wests Tigers had more success in the Tarsha Gale Cup, reversing a two point half time deficit to claim a thrilling victory in Cessnock.
Second rower Imogen Gobran crashed over for the first try of the match, before Eliza Siilata cut the Knights lead to two points with ten minutes left on the clock.
With less than two minutes remaining, winger Amber Johnstone crossed for her third try in two weeks, giving her side their second victory of the season.