Three teams remain unbeaten in 18’s Girls

Eden Richards

Three teams have emerged as the front-runners in the 18’s Girls competition, with each going through four rounds unbeaten to top their respective pools.

Defending champions QSST are proving a force to be reckoned with, scoring 60 touchdowns in their four games and only conceding two.

Their for and against of +58 is a scary prospect to teams watching on in other pools as they prepare to face the Queensland juggernaut in the finals.

But they are not on their lonesome when it comes to being competition contenders, with NSWCHS and the South West Queensland Swans both unbeaten.

Below is a rundown of Day Two results in each pool as the teams go into the final fixtures of competition looking to mount one final charge towards the playoffs.


Pool A

QSST just keep on keeping on.

They backed up their successful Day One to perform at an even higher standard on Day Two, recording two huge wins to separate themselves from the rest of Pool A.

A 20-0 victory against the Western Tigers was backed up by a classy 12-1 victory over the third-placed NSWCCC.

QSST’s nearest rivals in Pool A, the Central Queensland Bulls, suffered their first and only loss of the tournament on Day Two, losing a 6-5 thriller to NSWCCC.

It is not the end of the world for the Bulls who still look likely to qualify for finals and go deep into the competition.

The winless Tigers have a chance to get on the board on Day Three when they take on Touch New Zealand who sit just above them on one win.


Pool B

NSWCHS staked their claim as the best of Pool B on Day Two, handing out a first and only defeat to NSWTS.

The result leaves NSWTS in third position, battling it out with the Sunshine Coast Pineapples to try and claim a top-two spot.

With the Pineapples taking on NSWCHA on Day Three, the door is open for NSWTS to jump to second with a win over the North Queensland Tropical Cyclones in their last match-up of the regular fixtures.

The two winless sides of Pool B will come up against each other on Day Three, with both the Victorian Storm and Tasmania battling it out for bragging rights as they try and avoid last position.


Pool C  

The South West Queensland Swans are four from four in Pool C, defeating the South Queensland Sharks 8-6 in a top-of-the-table clash early on Day Two.

The Sharks bounced back to beat the second-placed Brisbane City Cobras 6-4 to go equal on points with their rivals, and it does not get any easier for the Cobras who face the Swans on Day Three.

That is the battle in three at the top of the ladder, but down the bottom another intriguing clash looms on Day Three, with the Northern Territory taking on the ACT Raiders.

Neither side has tasted victory during the tournament, with the Raiders falling just short of their first win when they drew 4-4 with the South Australian Heat late on Day Two.

South West Queensland’s Emily Ward still leads the competition for touchdowns, adding another four to her tally on Day Two to take her total to 11.

The final instalment of round fixtures will begin at 10:30am on Friday at Sunshine Coast Stadium.


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