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Holcim Cup Round 3 team of the week

It was another action-packed day of rugby league when Round 3 of the Holcim Cup played out at Pizzey Park on Saturday. 

A number of stars returned to the field after injury layoffs and were right in the key plays, with plenty of exciting tries scored. 

Each week, QRL.com.au will publish a Holcim Cup team of the week made up of outstanding performances by players in the competition each round.

The team is selected by Queensland Rugby League Football and Digital staff, in consultation with Harvey Norman Queensland Maroons coaches Jason Hetherington, Karyn Murphy and Nat Dwyer, who are closely following each rounds’ action.

Round 3 Holcim Cup team of the week

1. Tamika Upton - Souths Logan Magpies 

Fresh off scoring four tries last weekend, Upton was again a cut above at fullback for the Souths Logan Magpies in their wins over both Tweed Seagulls and the West Brisbane Panthers. The Central Queensland star continued her try-scoring run, crossing for a hat-trick for the round across her two halves played. 

2. Karina Brown - Burleigh Bears

The experienced Burleigh Bears back has excelled in her career at both fullback and wing and claimed a spot in the Round 3 team of the week following some deft try assists and strong support play. Brown also crossed for a well-deserved try of her own in an impressive overall performance.

3. Romy Teitzel - West Brisbane Panthers

Starring with the Panthers so far during the Holcim Cup competition, the judges were impressed with Teitzel's involvements out wide, especially when trying to spark their attack. 

Romy Teitzel in action for the Panthers. Photo: Cameron Stallard / QRL
Romy Teitzel in action for the Panthers. Photo: Cameron Stallard / QRL

4. Julia Robinson - West Brisbane Panthers

Ever reliable to give her all in attack and defence, Robinson was a powerful performer for the Panthers who aided in their go-forward and did not shirk the work in defence. 

5. Gemma Schnaubelt - West Brisbane Panthers

Schanubelt has shown her versatility in recent weeks, featuring in a number of positions for the Panthers. In Round 3, the PNG Orchid representative showed her toughness while playing out the back for her side.

6. Tarryn Aiken - Tweed Seagulls

Another eye-catching performance from the Seagulls half who scored her team's only Round 3 try with some fancy footwork and speed. Her creativity in attack was once again evident, but Tweed's defensive workload has hindered their ability to reward their plays with points. 

7. Zahara Temara - Burleigh Bears

Temara has been a vital cog in the success of the Bears club for a number of seasons and in Round 3, the representative halfback put in another solid performance, directing the play for Burleigh. Some good individual efforts - including her 90-metre break down field - were rewarded with points.

8. Steph Hancock - Souths Logan Magpies

Steph Hancock was at it again for Souths, helping set the platform for her fellow forwards to work towards to make life easier for their backs to score. Still inspiring after many years of service to the game, her team mates and fans are enjoying her continued run of impressive form.

9. Brittany Breayley - Burleigh Bears

Despite being both a Jillaroos and Maroons representative, the work of Brittany Breayley in the middle can sometimes go unheralded given it has become something people have just come to expect. Breayley again provided good service for her side and helped with the work when defending.

10. Elsie Albert - Souths Logan Magpies

A fan favourite in the competition due to her strong tackles and try-scoring feats, the PNG Orchids captain was an impressive contributor for the Magpies, putting in the work in defence and proving hard to stop on her way to the try line.

11. Tazmin Gray - Burleigh Bears

With her ability to tackle hard and cause havoc for the opposition when going on a run, the versatile Tazmin Gray earned back-to-back selections in the competition's team of the week after her input into Burleigh's stut-out win against the Tigers.

12. Rona Peters - Souths Logan Magpies

In her first game in the Holcim Cup, the Maroons representative made her presence known with her defence - including some massive hits - helping to cut the opposition down to size.

13. Taimane Levu - West Brisbane Panthers

One of the Brothers Ipswich players who are featuring for other teams in the competition, Taimane Levu was a force to be reckoned with and no one could stop her from getting over the line for the Panthers in their match up against the Magpies.

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14. Kirra Stedman - Tweed Seagulls

A tackling machine, Kirra Stedman bounced back from a recent hospital visit to pick up where she left off in Round 1 of the competition, putting in a huge defensive effort for her side.

15. Tallisha Harden - Burleigh Bears

The respected representative forward had a great return from injury to the playing field. Named at lock for the Bears, Harden showed plenty of involvement in the back row and even crossed for a first-half try. 

16. Lyllian Mikaio - Souths Logan Magpies

Souths back rower Lyllian Mikaio put in some good runs for Souths and was hard to bring down, attracting the attention of plenty of defenders.

17. Liahona Theodore - Easts Tigers

The powerful prop tried her heart out up front for the Tigers and was on a mission to try and lift her team with some big hits and big carries throughout their full game against the Bears.

 

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