GERRINGONG'S Ruan Sims and her NSW Country side have overcome a gallant Queensland City, which contains Ruan's sister CJ, side to set up the all NSW final at the inaugural Women’s National Championships.
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The Country side were put to the test until late in the game before claiming a 16-6 victory in Southport.
There were concerns for Sims in the second half however, with the Jillaroos forward leaving the field with an arm injury.
With the scores being tied at 6-all at the break, it wasn’t until hooker Kylie Hilder burrowed her way over the line, was the deadlock broken.
The win was sealed when a well-placed kick from halfback Melanie Howard help set up the side's third try – with Bega’s Kezie Apps regathering the ball, before finding Isabelle Kelly with a pass.
Ruan’s side will now battle NSW City, who defeated Queensland Country 26-nil on Saturday, in the final at 1.15pm on Sunday, while CJ’s Queensland City will take on Queensland Country in the third-placed playoff at 11.15am.
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