The Sharks Harvey Norman Women’s Premiership team have recovered from a slow start to score a convincing 32-12 win over the Wentworthville Magpies last weekend.
The Sharks conceded the first try in just he fourth minute of the match, fell behind 12-6, before clawing back to trail by just 12-10 at the break.
But whatever coach Glenn Brailey might have said at half time had the desired effect, with the Sharks skill and class shining through, five second half tries seeing the Cronulla side run away with the game and consolidate their place towards the top of the HNWP table.
With a number of players backing up after a long week of women’s rugby league at the Interstate series in Queensland it might have been understandable that the Sharks took a while to hit their groove.
Once they did however, with skipper Corban McGregor leading the way with two tries and her NSW City teammates in Kaarla Cowan and Kiana Takairangi also getting over the line, there was no stopping the Sharks who confirmed their status as one of the contenders in the 2019 NSWRL Women’s competition.
Also on the scoresheet for the Sharks was Jaime Chapman who has made the step up to senior rugby league after playing a leading role in the Cronulla Tarsha Gale teams performances earlier in 2019.
With the Women’s State of Origin match on the horizon, set down for June 21 at North Sydney Oval and including three Sharks in McGregor, Maddie Studdon and NSW debutant Tiana Penitani, the HNWP takes a break this coming weekend.
The Sharks, now fourth on the competition ladder, also have the bye in round 15, with their next match on Sunday the 7th of July against the 11th placed Brothers.
That match is scheduled for a 1.35pm kick off at PointsBet Stadium.
Corban Mcgregor 2, Kaarla Cowan, Jamie Anne Wright, Jaime Chapman, Kiana Takairangi tries, Maddie Studdon 4 goals