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Bond University secure maiden Premier Women’s premiership

Bond University claim their first Premier Women's title. Photo: QRU Media/Brendan Hertel.
Bond University claim their first Premier Women's title. Photo: QRU Media/Brendan Hertel.

Bond University have claimed their first Queensland Premier Women’s title, defeating Easts 25-12 at Suncorp Stadium.

The Bull Sharks trailed at half-time, before a strong second-half performance saw the Gold Coasters run out 13-point winners in what is just their third season in the competition.

Outside centre Mel Wilks claimed the inaugural Cheyenne Campbell medal as player of the match.

The Tigers came out firing in the early stages of the game, dominating possession and striking first with a penalty try.

The momentum continued to swing in Easts favour as scrumhalf Maggie Glassock spotted space on the blindside of a scrum and darted over to make the difference 12-nil in favour of Easts.

However, some individual brilliance from Queensland star Wilks saw the half finish 12-7.

Bond came out strong in the second stanza and quickly captured their first lead of the match with a converted try thanks to speedster Miya Rapana-Faifua.

Easts were able to regain possession and control of the match after the try, but were unable to execute when it mattered most, as sloppy errors would ultimately see them fail to capitalise on possession.

A last-minute try to Bond winger Caity Costello would secure Bond their first ever premiership with a 25-12 win.

Bond University 25

Tries: Mel Wilkds, Miya Rapana-Faifua, Caity Costello

Conversions: Wilks 2

Penalties: Wilks 2

Easts 12

Tries: Maggie Glassock, Penalty Try

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