5 April, 2024

Snakes women to face premiers

The Caboolture Snakes will chase their third win from as many rounds in the Sunshine Coast Gympie Rugby League (SCGRL) women’s competition, as play returns this weekend following the Easter break.

By Liam Hauser

Latisha Hoek achieved 40 points in Caboolture’s enormous victory in the SCGRL women’s .
Latisha Hoek achieved 40 points in Caboolture’s enormous victory in the SCGRL women’s .

Caboolture will contest the Kawana Dolphins at Kawana Sports Precinct on Sunday, after the Dolphins beat the Snakes 14-4 in last year’s grand final.

Both teams are expected to look quite different from last year’s decider, with the BMD premiership and Women’s National Championships having affected the SCGRL women’s competition so far this year.

The Snakes had a narrow 16-12 win over Caloundra at Caloundra in round one, before recording a massive 84-6 victory against a depleted Beerwah Bulldogs outfit at Bob Day Oval (aka the Snake Pit).

Kawana defeated Maroochydore 24-14, before having a tight 10-8 loss to Noosa. After the Bulldogs forfeited in round one, they had enough players for a starting team but no interchange players against the Snakes.

The teams agreed to play 11-a-side so that Beerwah had two interchange players while Caboolture had more.

The Snakes ran riot as they crossed for 14 tries in the first 50 minutes, before scoring only one in the fi nal 20 minutes.

Latisha Hoek amassed 40 points, having scored four of Caboolture’s final five tries and landed 12 conversions from 15 attempts.

Naomi Henry, Mariesha Orr and Jazmin McDonald bagged two tries each for the victors while five Snakes scored one try apiece. Sophie Zipf scored Beerwah’s sole try and converted it, as Caboolture had 78 points on the board.

The last 20 minutes was fairly scrappy as the Snakes rested quite a few of their dominant players while other players moved into different positions. Snakes secretary Tim Wood said the Bulldogs “should be commended for wanting to play regardless, and (they) never stopped trying all night”.


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