Coinciding with the Women in League NRL round, Souths’ Brandon Park at Acacia Ridge played host to one of the biggest displays of women's rugby league seen in South East Queensland.  

Both divisions of the SEQ Women's Rugby League were on show last Saturday over two fields from 11am until dark.

The match of the round undoubtedly was the top of the table clash between Souths and a Burleigh team hot on their tail.

The game did not disappoint with a hard-fought draw.

The match was very much an arm wrestle with neither side managing to get on top.

It was an uncharacteristic kick out on the full by Souths captain Steph Hancock which led to the first Burleigh try in the 20th minute.

But as would be the story of the day, the defensive hard work in the centre of the park meant that tries were only on offer out wide, with Burleigh fullback Tarnisha Lyons on the end of the quick passing.

The size and experience of the Souths team required a Burleigh defensive effort across the park and it appeared to have paid off right into the shadows of halftime.

But when South did click, they marched down the field in one set and were rewarded with a try to winger Marie Dennis right on half time – the 4-4 score at the break reflecting the contest.

Whereas the first half started evenly, Souths halftime try seemed to kick them into gear.

The offloads started coming and Souths appeared to march on scoring five minutes in through centre Kelsie Parkin, again catching the defence out wide.

However the defensive effort of both teams started to take its toll with both the current and former Jillaroos captain being helped from the field with leg injuries.

The Burleigh bench resembled an aid post with no bench players available for their final ten minutes.

The defensive effort of both teams was the highlight of the match but Burleigh's persistence paid off.

A speculative kick was rewarded with the luck of the bounce, as a knock back and the outstretched arms of Burleigh centre Sasha Nahuika resulted in a try near the corner post.

The final five minutes saw Souths consistently peppering Burleigh's line trying to break the deadlock.

Several chances went begging though with Ali Brigginshaw positioning herself for a field goal in vain.

While the game ended with an 8-8 draw, the Burleigh team appeared to celebrate taking the one point as much as it would've two.

RESULTS

Souths Logan 8 (Dennis, Parkin tries) drew with Burleigh Bears 8 (Lyons, Nahuika tries)

View the full fixture & results for SEQ Female competitions here: SEQ Female Competitions