They get their chance on the big stage, with the Cronulla Caringbah Sharks Women’s team looking to bounce back from back-to-back losses when they take on CRL Newcastle in a NSWRL Women’s Premiership match on Sunday.
To be played as the preliminary game to the Sharks v Panthers NRL match at Southern Cross Group Stadium and kicking off at 2.00pm, the Cronulla girls went down to Souths then battled injury and player unavailability in a loss last week against the Bulldogs.
The two disappointing results followed what was a promising start to their campaign, with a round one victory coming before an incredible 100-point win over Wentworthville.
This week’s clash gives them a chance to steady the ship and get their season back on track.
The Cronulla Caringbah Sharks team to play the Bulldogs will be bolstered by Jillaroos forward Talesha Quinn, Kiwi Ferns utility Nita Maynard and NSW Blues outside back Jessica Stergis, after a number of players missed the game last week due to representative commitments.
While another Jillaroo in Corban McGregor will be missing on Sunday, the Sharks hold out hope that Ruan Sims may be available to play the round five match.
With two wins and two losses, the Cronulla Caringbah girls sit level on the competition ladder with this week’s opponents, with both sides on four points from the four rounds played.
The game, to be contested at Southern Cross Group Stadium, kicks off at 2.00pm. Gates open at 1.45pm.
Harvey Norman NSW Women’s Premiership
Teams List – Round 5
Cronulla Caringbah v CRL Newcastle
Sunday, April 22
Southern Cross Group Stadium
Kick-off – 2.00pm
1 Tayla PRESTON
2 Jessica ENRIGHT
3 Jessica SERGIS
4 Lauren DENNISS
5 Jessica MIDDLETON
6 Kate MULLALY
7 Nita MAYNARD
8 Georgina BROOKER
9 Kaarla Cowan
10 Courtney-rae YASSERIE
11 Talesha QUINN
12 Brittney VANDERHART
13 Talara RILEY
15 Michaela PECK
16 Sharon Atawa KUMUKTHY
20 Amelia MATAELE