Canberra Raiders Cup
Kangaroo Jordon Macey gets past the Blues defence. Photo: Rohan Thomson
The Queanbeyan Blues stormed into the Canberra Raiders Cup grand final with a 32-10 victory over the Queanbeyan Kangaroos at Seiffert Oval on Sunday.
While the Blues enjoy a week off, the Kangaroos will need to regroup at Seiffert on Saturday as they face the Tuggeranong Bushrangers, who upset Belconnen United Scholars 24-14 at West Belconnen.
Minor premiers the Blues overcame an early 10-0 deficit to take a 12-10 lead into half-time.
Blues' Trevor Thurling is tackled by Troy Whiley and Lee Welsh. Photo: Rohan Thomson
Sam Langford, who came off the bench to play hooker, scored the Blues' first try sneaking across from dummy half for the first of his two tries for the game.
It was his first game back after eight weeks out with a rib cartilage injury.
''He played fullback for us most of the first half of the year and today he came off the bench and played a bit of hooker and a bit on the wing, so he was great for us today,'' Blues coach Simon Woolford said.
With the wind at their backs, the Blues ran in four unanswered tries in the second half, including winger Craig Wilkinson's brace, as their big forwards Matt Holmes and Aaron McInnes put them on the front foot.
Kangaroos second-rower Adam Pearce went to hospital with a suspected broken arm, but medical staff were hoping it might only be a severe cork.
The Roos were still in the game going into the final 20 minutes, trailing 22-10, until prop Matt Lewis was sin-binned for striking after appearing to trade blows with Blues five-eighth Marc Herbert.
''We had opportunities to be further ahead, but we weren't good enough to take them against a quality side,'' Kangaroos coach Aaron Gorrell said.
''In a semi-final, in any game, you've got to take them and we just didn't.
''Every opportunity they got they took, just made it very hard for us.''