Sunnybank claim third straight Brisbane Women's crown

by Sam Phillips

Shannon Parry has played in front of packed stadiums around the world but it was a Brisbane Women's final for Redlands which got the adrenaline going on Saturday.

Parry's Redlands side went into the clash with reigning premiers Sunnybank as heavy underdogs and despite a tough tussle, weren't able to overcome the odds in falling 24-10.

"It wasn't the result the Mudcrabs were after but Sunnybank set the platform all year," Parry said.

"It was a phenomenal final and we can't thank the supporters enough.

"The Redlands crew, there were three or four buses that came out our way and there was a huge Sunnybank contingent here.Shannon Parry couldn't get Redlands over the line. Photo: QRU Media/Brendan Hertel"I think it was a great spectacle for Women's rugby tonight."

Parry used the match as a tune up before joining the Wallaroos in camp at Narrabeen, where they have been preparing for a tilt at the World Cup in Ireland.

Bigger and better things await Parry in the near future but for Sunnybank coach Virtue, all eyes were on Saturday night's prize.

"The girls worked really hard for it - it's been a rollercoaster of a year," Virtue said.

"We've had a lot of newbies, players in and out, it's been really hard to build but the girls turn up every Tuesday and Wednesday.

"They really deserve this, they do."