BOTH Illawarra South Coast Dragons representative sides sent ominous warnings to their respective opponents at the weekend, after recording comprehensive wins in the opening round of the 2018 CRL Country Championships.
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On Saturday, both the women’s league tag and under 23 men’s side easily accounted for the Western Rams at Campbelltown Stadium.
John Simon’s women’s side, made primarily of Group Seven products were first to take to the field at the weekend.
In a replay of last year’s semi-final, the Dragons ran out winners 24-18, thanks to tries from Milton-Ulladulla’s Cheyanne Hatch, Jamberoo trio Kaela Thomas, Aimee Barnard and Carly Ryan and Kiama’s Jamie Emerson – with Ryan slotting two conversions.
The men’s side, coach by Wade Forrester, then took to the field and proved too strong for the Rams – cruising to a 40-16 victory.
In the win, the try scorers were Cam Cornell (two), Cameron Vazzoler, Josh Daley, Stuart Mason, Kurt Field, Liam Cassidy and Tony Pellow – with Zac Greene (three) and Field adding conversions.
Both teams will now enjoy the week off before playing the winner of the Monaro Colts and GSR Wests Tigers clash this Saturday at Harris Park, Wagga Wagga, on Saturday, May 19.
Under 23 men’s squad: 1. Cameron Scott (Collegians), 2. Jake Gould (Nowra-Bomaderry), 3. Corey Grigg (Jamberoo), 4. Kurt Field (Western Suburbs), 5. Cameron Cornell (Kiama), 6. Zac Greene (Western Suburbs), 7. Cameron Vazzoler (Kiama), 8. Tyler Clark (Milton-Ulladulla), 9. Josh Daley (Western Suburbs), 10. Jack Kavanagh (Shellharbour), 11. Thomas Simpson (Thirroul), 12. Liam Cassidy (Collegians), 13. Nathan Leatigaga (Western Suburbs), 14. Tony Pellow (Western Suburbs), 15. Luke Chalker (Collegians), 16. Luke Asquith (Jamberoo), 17. Stuart Mason (Dapto) and 18. Josh Sainsbury (Albion Park-Oak Flats).
WLT squad: 1. Bronte Girdler (Stingrays of Shellharbour), 2. Courtney Sullivan (Kiama), 3. Shaylah Kutia-Tupp (Stingrays of Shellharbour), 4. Allira Simon (Stingrays of Shellharbour), 5. Bree Ford (Berry – Shoalhaven Heads), 6. Georgia Thomas (Shellharbour), 7. Carly Ryan (Jamberoo), 8. Brooke Smith (Jamberoo), 9. Cheyanne Hatch (Milton-Ulladulla), 10. Aimee Barnard (Jamberoo), 11. Kaela Thomas (Jamberoo), 12. Caitlin O’Neil (Stingrays of Shellharbour), 13. Olivia Patterson (Milton-Ulladulla), 14. Tanika O’Brien (Milton-Ulladulla) and 15. Jaime Emerson (Kiama).
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