NSW Women claim Tens series win

by Sam Phillips

NSW have claimed series victory in another thriller against Queensland at the Brisbane Tens.

The two teams battled for an exciting 10-all draw yesterday and today's match was equally as tight, drawing the crowd in as they cheered the home side on.

The away side edged ahead through an Emily Chancellor try halfway through the second half after consistent pressure in the Queensland 22 and held firm defensively from that point forward, as Queensland launched one last attack in the final minutes.

Queensland were able to level the scores yesterday but could not do the same today. Photo: rugby.com.au/Stuart WalmsleyAfter being starved of possession in the second half, the Queenslanders had one final chance to level things up after the siren had sounded.

But a wayward pass was called forward and the visitors claimed victory in what was a thrilling contest filled with big bumps, weaving runs and clean hands.

"Every year at nationals against Queensland whether it is in Sevens or Fifteens it's a really tough competition against Queensland," NSW skipper Kate Gilbert said.

"They're big girls and they run hard and our girls went well so it was great.

"It's amazing to see the support that we get as female players from the crowd and from the public.

"It's such an awesome opportunity - especially for the younger girls - these sort of things never happened when I was at school and we have 17-year-old and 18-year-old girls in our team."