Hannah Geesu was the centre of attention on Saturday, scoring both tries to guide hosts Tannum Seagals to a hard-fought 8-0 victory over Bundaberg’s Past Brothers in the grand final of the inaugural Bundaberg / Gladstone Intercity Women’s competition in Gladstone.
It had been her centre partner Ashleigh Docherty who had stolen the thunder all year, finishing as the competition’s leading try scorer with 22, but Geesu stepped up to the plate with one try in each half to finish with eight for the season, including one each in their qualifying win over Hervey Bay and major semi despatch of Past Brothers.
Halfback Krystal Sulter again led from the front, as she has done all season, but she too was beaten for the Player of the Final award by Amy-Lee Pople, who made a real impact after starting on the bench.
Brothers, who had won the Bundaberg Women’s title in eight of the nine years it was contested, suffered a massive blow with their Player of the Year and former Queensland Open Women’s representative star Nicole Curtis suffering a badly broken leg in the last round.
The minor premiers were then overwhelmed by Tannum 32-10 in the major semi-final before bouncing back to outgun Waves Tigers in the preliminary final, and they tried their hearts out again, but the Seagulls got home with a boisterous home crowd behind them.
Tannum Sands 8 (Hannah Geesu 2 tries) defeated Past Brothers 0 at Marley Brown Oval, Gladstone.