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Broncos remain unbeaten after downing Dragons, Studdon stars as Eels topple Titans

Brisbane have gone outright prime of the NRLW ladder with a tense, grinding win over St George Illawarra 22-18 at Sydney’s Commbank Stadium.

Each groups entered Sunday’s contest unbeaten however reigning premiers Brisbane made it three straight wins to begin their 2022 marketing campaign as Hagiga Mosby’s attempt with 4 minutes remaining proved the distinction.

The 21-year-old crossed after St George Illawarra had levelled the scores with 10 minutes remaining by a deft reverse cross from Quincy Dodd which allowed Elsie Albert to attain her maiden NRLW attempt from shut vary.

The Papua New Guinean was spectacular by the center all afternoon because the Dragons dominated the second half solely to be undone by Brisbane’s deadly left edge.

With a 12-6 lead on the important break by tries from Tallisha Harden and Tarryn Aiken, the Broncos have been pinned inside their very own half to begin the second because the Dragons’ center forwards made inroads.

And when Web page McGregor discovered Shaylee Bent with a cut-out cross on their 30m line, the second rower confirmed a clear pair of heels to fend off and streak away to degree the scores at 12-12.

Brisbane fired again shortly after with their first actual alternative of the second stanza by their proper edge, going by the palms as Shenae Ciesiolka discovered Emily Bass who dotted down within the nook.

Albert’s attempt levelled the scores at 18-18 following Rachael Pearson’s conversion however Mosby was too robust within the nook late as Brisbane held on.

Bent and Emma Tonegato have been each robust with their carries for St George Illawarra because the pair each completed with greater than 150 run metres for the sport.

For the Broncos, reigning NRLW Dally M participant of the 12 months Ali Brigginshaw mixed properly with halves associate Aiken to capitalise on the width their forwards supplied.

Nevertheless it was Amber Corridor (19 runs, 5 sort out busts) and Millie Boyle who laid the platform for the Broncos’ offence, discovering quite a few offloads to stretch their opponents and energy Brisbane to their third win of the season.

Studdon instrumental as Eels topple Titans

Parramatta halfback Maddie Studdon has bagged a attempt to arrange two extra because the Eels capped their first NRLW dwelling sport at Commbank Stadium with a 24-14 win over the Gold Coast Titans.

Dean Widders’ facet, who now have two wins from their opening three video games of the season, staved off a fightback from the Titans after throwing away an early lead. 

Studdon was within the coronary heart of every thing the Eels did proper and he or she might have added a number of extra factors to her tally however for a troublesome day with the boot (two from six).

Fullback Botille Vette-Walsh clocked up a NRLW document 250 working metres and centre Tiana Penitani was additionally spectacular as she laid on two attempt assists. “I’m really pleased that we’ve got a good group of leaders,” Widders stated. “They’re teaching the girls about what it takes to be at this level. “We’ve got some confidence in our group. We’re not quite there yet but we are working towards getting there.”

Studdon opened the scoring when she mixed with Penitani down the left earlier than Abbi Church barged over a number of moments later to provide the Eels a 8-0 lead after 10 minutes.

The Eels bought an additional enhance when Gold Coast’s Tazmin Grey was sin-binned for a crusher sort out on Vette-Walsh. They couldn’t make that benefit depend with Titans duo Steph Hancock and Hailee-Jay Maunsell hitting again. 

The half-time siren went off eight minutes earlier than it was due and the Titans opted to take a faucet after which kick the ball into contact to kill off the primary half. However the siren was triggered in error and the Gold Coast have been penalised, with Studdon notching a penalty on the following set to tie the scores up at 10-10.

Titans coach Jamie Feeney stated his facet have been the architects of their very own downfall. “Simple fundamentals just cost us again and we don’t have too many games to make up for it,” he stated.  “We just didn’t execute on the day. It was deja vu from round one.”

Gold Coast’s Future Brill scored straight after the break however from thereon within the sport was a method site visitors.

Parramatta five-eighth Emily Curtain hit again with Vette-Walsh chiming in handy the Eels a six-point buffer.

Studdon despatched ahead Christian Pio by a gaping gap down the left hand 10 minutes earlier than full-time to wrap up the win.

Sergis helps Roosters break their duck

Jess Sergis sealed the Sydney Roosters’ first victory of the NRLW season on Saturday with a attempt within the nook as they returned to the SCG in fashion, 28-12 over Newcastle.

Sergis had earlier despatched a scare by the Roosters camp when she twisted awkwardly in a sort out from Ngatokotoru Arakua late within the first half. She wanted her proper ankle strapped however stayed on the sphere.

Sergis appeared to hobble round at instances within the second half however performed out the sport in a testomony to her braveness. Referee Kara-Lee Nolan positioned the Knights ahead on report as a result of her shoulder had made contact with Sergis’ head.

Then minutes later Arakua was positioned on report for a second time — for lifting Keilee Joseph — and despatched to the sin bin.

It meant the Knights began the second half with 12 gamers, which in flip led to 2 fast tries by the hosts.

Captain and fullback Corban Baxter returned to the facet after two weeks out with COVID-19, and praised Sergis for her excessive ache tolerance. “She’s a super woman. She’s playing with a limp and can still come up with some magic. She’s a very courageous player,” Baxter stated.

Coach John Unusual turned the highlight on his Jillaroos participant nominating her presence because the distinction from the previous two losses to Brisbane and Gold Coast.

“Obviously having Corbs back was really good…. as a player she’s a great fullback,” Unusual stated.

“That additionally pushed Brydie (Parker) out to the wing and as we noticed, as a winger, I don’t assume there’s a greater one within the sport… “Then it’s pushed Yasmin Meakes from wing to again row and I believed she was excellent on our left edge, and that additionally pushed Sarah Togatuki into the center the place she’s strongest.

“So it was a real knock-on effect having Corbs back and it just balanced out our side.”

Unusual stated Sergis rolled her ankle aggravating an outdated damage. “We gave her the option to come off midway through the second half but she didn’t want to,” he stated. “She was brilliant.”

Winless Newcastle rebooted their halves pairing with Charntay Poko and Kirra Dibb returning. The Roosters have been the primary to publish factors after simply seven minutes when Parker crossed, earlier than Isabelle Kelly prolonged the margin together with her personal four-pointer quickly after.

The Knights scored when fullback Romy Teitzel poked her nostril by within the twenty fourth minute, dragging three defenders together with her, to go to the break 10-6 down.

Within the second half with Arakua nonetheless within the bin, Parker bought her double earlier than second-rower Olivia Kernick bought a beneficial bounce from a charge-down to attain the Roosters’ fourth attempt.

Newcastle’s Kiwi prop Annetta Nu’uausala barged over with 19 minutes left on the clock to scale back the margin however two Knights errors near their line ended their hopes.

Joseph scored below the posts and Sergis out huge to seal the Roosters’ win.



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