Women’s National Championship Day One
By Matt Hughes (NRL Vic Media)
The CAS women’s side kicked off their Harvey Norman Women’s National Championships with a tough loss yesterday against heavyweights NSW City.
The CAS side featuring six NRL Victoria women- Ngahuia Blair, Tulia Pula, Te Aroha Hapuka, Jayne Kareroa, Jean Shannel Robati and Tasia Seumanufagai-competed hard all day on the Gold Coast, but unfortunately the NSW side proved too good in the end prevailing 46-0.
NRL Vic Female Participation Coordinator Pauline Poloai was at the game and said the side improved as the game went on.
“We were trying to find our feet at the start,” she said.
“We came out and smashed it in the second half.”
The CAS side managed to restrict City to only two tries in the second half, both of which came in the last 30 minutes.
Poloai was impressed by the performances of the NRL Victoria women in the side, all six of which took the field.
“All of the NRL Vic girls played absolutely amazing,” she said.
Poloai admitted the girls would need to improve their defence ahead of today’s game against South East Queensland (SEQ). SEQ had a bye yesterday meaning today will be their first game ever in the championship.
“We go in there today really prepared and know our jobs,” Poloai said.
“We just want each player to compete hard and play for the win.”
The game against SEQ starts at 12pm today and will be streamed live on this link.