Hannah Carroll gets the call up to run with the Rams

Cobar’s Hannah Carroll (with her Rams team mate Channy Burgess on the left) at the opening round of the Women’s Rugby League Country Championships on Sunday in Parkes

Cobar’s Hannah Carroll was in the front row line-up for the Western Rams Opens side when they took on the Monaro Colts in the opening round of the Women’s Rugby League Country Championships at Parkes on Sunday.
The women’s and men’s Country Champion-ships competitions feature 10 teams from across regional NSW which have been split into two pools of five.
The competition runs for two rounds before finals which will be determined by the top four teams in each group.
NSW Rugby League Head of Football Robert Lowrie said the Country Championships are an important pathway for players to grow their skills and increase their success in the game.
Hannah touched down for the Rams’ second try of the game on Sunday which levelled the scores at 10-all at half time.
The Monaro Colts went on to finish with a 28-10 win and despite the loss, Hannah said it was a fantastic game played in a great atmos-phere and one that was a good learning oppor-tunity for her and her Rams team mates. She heads to Wellington tomorrow to train for their round 2 game at Gulgong this Saturday.
In other women’s rugby league news, the Cougars hosted the Midwest Brumbies in Round 3 of Women’s Rugby League competi-tion at Coonamble on Saturday.
Only two games were played, Under 17s (which went the Brumbies way, 30-10) and the Under 15s game finished in a 10-all draw.