Women’s CAS Team Claim First National Championship Win
By Matt Hughes (NRL Vic Media)
Last week six Victorian girls competed for CAS in the Harvey Norman Women’s National Championship on the Gold Coast.
All six girls- Ngahuia Blair, Tulia Pula, Te Aroha Hapuka, Jayne Kareroa, Jean Shannel Robati and Tasia Seumanufagai- received plenty of game-time over the three matches.
During the first two games the side competed hard in tough losses against eventual winners NSW City and South East Queensland.
Day three however was a different story, as the CAS side recorded its first ever championship win. They beat the Australian Defence Force women 10 to 4, with the Vic girls playing a major hand.
Tasia Seumanufagai was dominant in all three games and was rewarded with the standout player award for the CAS side.
NRL Vic Female Participation Coordinator Pauline Poloai watched all three matches and was impressed with the way the women played.
“The girls massively improved against some teams containing high-profile NRLW players,” she said.
“From our first game to our last game, there was a lot of improvement.”