FOR the Western Force, the trip to Allianz Stadium in Sydney was the first step in their efforts to challenge the dominance of the north-eastern states.
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In extreme heat conditions in Sydney with the mercury hitting 38 degrees, NSW Waratahs women ran in three second half tries to seal the 22 point victory (32-10) after a more closely contested first half.
“It was the way we got stuck in in the second half. We got our composure back,” NSW women’s head coach Rob Baumann said.
“In the second, they certainly changed their attitude.
“They really consolidated the slender lead at half time adding some points at the back end of the second half.”
“I thought Shanice Parker on the wing had an outstanding game; she produced some great turnovers and a couple of tries.
“At the end of the day it was a great team effort.”
For the Western Force Women, the try scoring form of last week eluded them on Sunday.
“I was disappointed with the result but more the processes that lead to the result,” Western Force women’s head coach Sebastian Delport said.
“I think we need to get clarity on the style of game we want to play.
“We’ve been trying to evolve the way that we approach the game since the start of the program and we showcased that really well last week.
“Now it’s a case of taking the learnings from this week about where we are on that journey.”
The NSW Women now top the ladder ahead of round three where they will play the ACT Brumbies women, which contains Bomaderry’s Harriet Elleman, in Sydney while Michael Hayes’ Queensland women will host the Melbourne Rebels women at home in Brisbane.
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