There was a good crowd on hand to see Day 1 of the Women’s Rugby League with all six teams featuring in an action-packed opening to the tournament.
NSW City got their campaign off to a good start with a solid win over Combined Affiliated States; while Queensland City survived an early scare from the Australian Defence Force team, with their impressive winger Julia Robinson running in for an amazing try, her first of many for the day.
Queensland touch team the (Chelsea) Baker Breakers faced off against New Souths Wales team the (Maddie) Studdon Stars in an exhibition match; while the afternoon saw the CAS team in action again in a tough match against Queensland Country, featuring a number of Jillaroos stars like Brittany Breayley and Steph Hancock.
More Jillaroos were in action in the day’s final game, with stars including Nakia Davis-Walsh and Kezie Apps featuring for NSW Country against ADF. Apps scored a hat-trick in Country’s big win over the Defence Force team who can hold their heads high after playing in two tough games against high-quality opponents.
Day 1 Scores - Friday, June 1
NSW CITY 24 (Taleena Simon, Quincy Dodd, Lavina O’Mealey, Jackie-Anne Tahu, Nita Maynard tries; Maddie Studdon 2 goals) def COMBINED AFFILIATE STATES 4 (Lydia Turua-Quedley try)
Halftime: NSW City 14-0
QLD CITY 22 (Karina Brown, Zahara Temara, Ali Brigginshaw, Tallisha Harden tries; Tallisha Harden 3 goals) def AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE FORCE 10 (Julia Robinson, Shannon Evans tries; Meg Ward goal)
Halftime: QLD City 12-4
QLD COUNTRY 38 (Chelsea Baker 2, Rhiannon Revell-Blair, Kody House, Brittany Breayley, Rangimarie Edwards-Bruce, Annette Brander tries; Chelsea Baker 5 goals) def COMBINED AFFILIATE STATES 0
Halftime: QLD Country 28-0
NSW COUNTRY 34 (Kezie Apps 3, Nakia Davis-Welsh, Isabelle Kelly, Jayme Fressard, Samantha Bremner tries; Melanie Howard 3 goals) def AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE FORCE 10 (Julia Robinson 2 tries; Meg Ward goal)
Halftime: NSW Country 18-0
Competition Points (after Day 1):
NSW Country 2 (+24), QLD City 2 (+12), Australian Defence Force 0 (-36)
QLD Country 2 (+38), NSW City 2 (+20), Combined Affiliate States 0 (-58)
- Follow the Day 2 action via the livestream on www.QRL.com.au
- See the Harvey Norman Women’s National Championship draw here: HNWNC Draw 2018
To see the games live – head to Owen Park, Southport tomorrow.
Adult Weekend Pass ($15)
Students/Age Pensioners ($3)
Children Under 16 years of age (Free)