Macquarie junior Harry Van Dartel continued his strong start to the under-20s National Youth Competition (NYC) on Sunday, starring in the Canberra Raiders’ mammoth win over the Wests Tigers.
The Raiders ran in nine tries in the 54-10 victory and Van Dartel enjoyed a perfect day with booting, successfully converting all nine tries.
The win could have been even bigger with the Raiders making many errors in the first half.
The versatile Van Dartel, now in his second season in the NYC, has taken on the goal-kicking duties this year.
While he failed to cross the tryline in the romp, the former Western Ram still finished with the man of the match award for his sparkling display at fullback.
The win was a welcome return to form for the young men in green after losses in the opening two rounds.
The Raiders now sit in 13th and will take on former Wellington star Kotoni Staggs and the Brisbane Broncos at Suncorp on Friday night.