The Cobar Roosterettes finished as Plate runners-up at a League Tag knockout competition at West Wyalong on Saturday.
The popular annual event, hosted by the Mallee Men, attracts men’s and women’s teams from Group Nine, Group 10, Group 11, Group 20 and the Canberra District Rugby League competitions.
The Cobar women’s side came up against last year’s Group 9 defending premiers Gundagai Tigers in their first match.
The Tigers had a 12-0 lead at half time after two runaway tries and extended their win to 18-0 at full time following a third runaway try.
Following the first round teams were then split into Cup and Plate competitions with the winners of the first round all going into the Cup competition while the first round losers then fought it out for the Plate.
Playing in the Plate the Roosterettes came up against the only other Group 11 women’s side, Forbes, in their second game. At half time the score was nil-all.
Zoë Harland opened the Roosterettes’ account shortly after the break for a 4-0 lead before Amie Hill scored out wide and Natalie Barnes converted for a 10-0 win.
The Cobar side was pretty impressed with their win over Forbes, a team they had not previously beaten in their 2015 season.
Cobar’s win over Forbes earned them a spot in the Plate final where they came up against Young.
The game was evenly matched until right on half time when Young’s pacey winger scored a long range try to give them a handy 6-0 lead heading into the break.
Cobar fought back and attacked their line without success and a late try saw Young finish with a 12-0 win.
Ben Trudgett (who coached the side last season and filled in as coach for this tournament) travelled with the team and said he was very impressed with the Cobar side.
“Considering only seven of the 15 ladies were from last year’s side they played extremely well and tried all day in hot conditions.
“We will definitely be back next year,” Trudgett said.