Women’s Rugby Union is on the rise around the state, with more women than ever taking to the field. Let’s take a look at all the different competitions around Queensland and catch up on the latest results.
Queensland Premier Rugby
Bond University secured a huge win at their home ground against Norths, posting the biggest score line of the season with a 98-nil vistory. Souths claimed an upset 12-5 win against Easts at Tigerland, despite the loss, Easts still hold first place on the ladder with GPS just five competition points behind them. With only three games remaining for the Tigers, yet to have their second bye of the season, the ladder leaders will need to stay in the winner’s circle to secure the minor premiership. Out at Sci-fleet Stadium, Wests were defeated by Sunnybank 19-7, while brothers suffered a 48-nil loss at the hands of University. Round 14 Results: Sunnybank 19 def Wests 7, Bond University 98 def Norths nil, Souths 12 defs Easts 5, UQ 48 defs Brothers nil
Far North Queensland
Round 16 for the FNQ players was a tight weekend of matches for for all teams. A conversion from Wanderers Belinda Rahaley proved to be the difference in their tight clash against the Northern Beaches Mudcrabs, which finished with the Wanderers just ahead 19-17. Elsewhere, Brothers went toe-to-toe with Barron Trinity, claiming a 22-17 win over their rivals.
With six teams playing two games each round as part of the Gold Coast Women’s 7s competition, after just their second round the Gold Coast Eagles are on top. Over the weekend Eagles defeated the Bond Pirates 17-7 and the Celtics 27-nil. The Helensvale Hares also claimed two wins, against Colleges 48-nil and against the Helensvale Hogs 24-nil. The Hogs came back after a loss to the Hares claim a tight 20-19 win against Celtics. College are still yet to play their second game against Bond Pirates.
Mackay just recently launching their first women’s competition on the 16th of July the four teams in the competition. Mackay recently launched their first Women’s competition on the 16th of July. The inaugural competition consists of four teams – Proserpine-Whitsunday Raiders, Slade Point, Kuttabul Camelboks and Moranbah Bulls. The Raiders went up against Slade point with some experienced and fresh faces, Raiders claimed a 26-nil win. Kuttabul and Moranbah are still yet to play. You can read more about the launch of the competition here. https://qld.rugby/news/mackay-introduces-first-ever-senior-womens-competition-2022727
Frenchville had a bye over weekend, they are currently sitting in top spot on the ladder. Gladstone, who currently occupy third place on the ladder, suffered an intense 25-nil loss against the Biolea Cockatiels 25-nil. One of their locks had a star performance, scoring a try and slotting a conversion. Brothers are yet to play Cap Coast in a make-up round.
In Round 14 Caloundra defeated Brothers 29-12. Nambour scored a huge 71-nil win over the Maroochydore Women. Sitting third on the ladder, Caboolture claimed an impressive 36-17 win over Noosa. In the extra Round 15 match, Noosa claimed a 46-7 win over Brothers.
Charters Towers Bullettes posted an impressive win 33-15 against Brothers. Taryn Gilmore successfully slotted four out of five conversions to help her side secure the win. Teachers West defeated Western Suburbs 12-nil with only a few games left till finals. With Western Suburbs sitting on top of the ladder, they need to win the next few games to stay in poll position with Brothers only a matter of points behind on the ladder in second. Burdekin are still yet to win their first game this season, suffering a 44-nil loss to North Ward.
In the Queensland Suburban competition, Coomera Crushers cemented their place on top of the ladder with a 28-nil win over Souths.
Elsewhere, Redlands posted a 27-7 win over Brisbane Irish, outscoring their cross-town rivals five-tries-to-one. Veteran of Brisbane Women's Rugby and former Wallaroo Cheyenne Campbell lined up at flyhalf at crossed for one of Redlands five tries.
Semi-finals will kick off for Subbies Women this Saturday, with Coomera to host Souths for the second time in two weeks, whilst Irish will look to improve on last week's result as they travel to the bayside to face Redlands.
In the Stag Machinery Emilee Cherry Cup, there have been nine rounds played with four games of Sevens each week. Currently, the Roma Echidna’s White team are sitting in top of the ladder with 34 wins, only one loss and one draw.
Round 9 Results:
Roma Echidnas White24 def Dalby nil, Roma Echidnas White 34 def Roma Echidnas Blue 7, Roma Echidnas White 22 def Goondiwindi Emus 12, Roma Echidnas White 22 def Toowoomba Bears 12, Toowoomba Bears 40 def St.George Filly Frillies 7, Toowoomba Bears 22 def Roma Echidnas Blue nil, Bears 47 def Dalby nil, Dalby 17 def St.George Filly Frilles 12, Dalby 24 def Roma Echidnas Blue 7.
Condamine Codettes 24 def Toowoomba Rangers Bullettes 5, Condamine Codettes 39 def Goondiwindi Emus nil, Roma Echidnas Blue 28 def St.George Filly Frilles 12, Condamine Codettes 21 def UQ Gatton Black Sows nil.
USQ Women 31 def UQ Gatton Black Sows nil, USQ Women 53 def Toowoomba Rangers nil, USQ Women 24 def Condamine Codettes 22, USQ Women 29 def Goondiwindi Emu nil, Toowoomba Rangers Bullettes 17 def UQ Gatton Black Sows 10, Toowoomba Rangers Bullettes 34 def Goondiwindi Emus nil.