NSW women on top after Tens day one

Brisbane Tens
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by Beth Newman

The NSW women finished on top of the heap on the opening Brisbane Tens day, with two big wins.

NSW looks most likely to face off against Queensland in Saturday’s final, with both sides enjoying dominant victories on the opening day.

The women from south of the border got the better of their northern rivals early on Friday, with a 19-5 win over Queensland.

NSW followed up that victory with a 27-0 win over the Rebels women, featuring a double from Olivia Brooks.

“(it felt) pretty bloody good,” she said.

“We’re pretty happy with the efforts that we came up with today.”

“I’ve never played Tens before this weekend so first game was a bit rocky but I was better in the second game.

“I think we’ve just got to stay focused and not get ahead of ourselves before we play.”

Queensland bounced back from their opening defeat to trounce the Brumbies in the final game of the evening, beating the ACT 33-0.

Reds captain Kirby Sefo said they were pleased with their improvement over the day.

“We were trying to build structure in that first game and that was nice to go out and get together and pull off the win,” she said.

The Brumbies took one win out of the day, edging the Rebels in their opener, 17-7, before that loss.

The final round of the women’s Tens kicks off on Sunday at 4:02pm local, 5:02pm AEDT 


Queensland 5 - NSW 19

Rebels 7 - Brumbies 17

NSW 27 - Rebels 0