Saturday 21 March saw this year’s Pirtek Emerald Tigers Ladies team have our first hit out as a full side when we played against the Central West Fillies in Barcaldine as a part of the Wren Cup festivities for 2015. With the heat soaring well above any autumn weather I’ve ever encountered, the girls done exceptionally well to keep the tempo up, even with the odd dropped ball here and there (big thanks to the ref for pointing these out to me!) The first quarter saw the Fillies score shortly after kick off, putting us in the red against an opposition that knows full well they are a larger team than we, using their forwards to bust over the try line, forcing us on the back foot immediately. However, tries to Tamyra Hunter, Cooper Hill and Amy O’Loughlin gave us a 22-12 lead at half time and more importantly, a confidence boost that continued on throughout the entire game. The second half saw the Fillies have us camped on our try line, but stout defence, quick thinking (and even quicker legs) saw Hunter blitz down the side line for a 90m run away. Further tries came from Kelsie Parter and another from O’Loughlin, gave us the 44-12 win and a promising start to our season.
Coaches points went to; 3 – Tamyra Hunter 2 – Kiri Sampson (top tackler with 20) 1 – Amy O’Loughlin Big thanks to our helpers that came out. Brad and Jenny Whittaker, as coach and on the stats. Wendy Green for managing the team. Brenden Green and Michael Wiringi for running water. Brooke Walker for FAO and a massive thanks to Brenden for driving the bus, which is probably the worst job of them all!
Final thanks goes to the Wrens for organising another successful weekend. We look forward to next year and the years to come