The Sydney Metropolitan Women’s Rugby League kicked off this weekend with Round 1 games commencing in a Friday night Fixture at Forestville. Saturday saw games held at Cessnock, Berkeley Vale , Berala and Glenmore Park.
After going into half-time with just a two-point lead, Mounties dominated the second half to come away with the first win of the 2016 SMWRL season. The other two Division 1 matches completed were closely-contested, with Cronulla-Caringbah and the Hunter Stars coming up with Round 1 victories.
Division 2 saw a tough introduction to the SMWRL for Maroubra and Chester Hill, with Glenmore Park and Berala having convincing wins.
Division 1 Results:
Mounties 28 (D Tahu 2, P Raikadroka 2, B Vette-Welsh, L Ah-Wong tries; Chelsea Peyroux 2 goals) def Forestville Ferrettes 4 (N Kara try)
Cronulla-Caringbah Sharks 22 (G Brooker 2, M Studdon, L Vosota tries; M Studdon 3 goals) defBerkeley Vale Panthers 20 (K Daley, J Fressard, R McKay, C Nathan tries; T Payne 2 goals)
Hunter Stars 34 (E Young 2, C Moran 2, R Young, A Broadhead tries; C Moran 5 goals) def Greenacre Tigers 26 (T Tufuga 2, C Leaupepe 2, L Kiriwi tries; C Leaupepe 3 goals)
Redfern All Blacks def Penrith Waratahs (forfeit)
Division 2 Results:
Glenmore Park Brumbies 84 (T Hunter 4, A Scott 3, K Culshaw 2, B Carey 2, M Chapman 2, J Grant, C Culshaw tries; S.Foster 9, T.Lealaiauloto 3 goals) def Maroubra Lions 6 (J McGaw try; J McGaw goal)
Berala Bears 86 (H Cottrell 3, A Lea Eatoa 3, T Higgins 2, M Faitua 2, M Chapelle, A Mouhajar, J Veletalida, A Vakacoa, E Javfaoo, A Buckley tries; T Higgins 7, A Lea Aetoa 2, J Carroll, A Buckley goals) def Chester Hill Hornets 0
Minchinbury Jets had a BYE
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