Third place for Country NSW

BY ALEX TIGANI

If you thought there was no community rugby league on Sunday, you were mistaken.

Three Upper Hunter talents represented the NSW Country under-19 team at the Harvey Norman Women’s National Championships held at Pizzey Park on the Gold Coast last weekend.

A double to Sydney Rooster Jada Taylor proved to be enough for the side which celebrated an 8-4 third place match victory over the Queensland Sapphires.

Muswellbrook’s Matilda Jones captained the side.

She was joined by her Newcastle Knights teammates Sophie Clancy and Jules Kirkpatrick.

The Queensland Rubys defeated NSW City 10-4 in the under-19 final while NSW Country proved too dominant in the Opens when defeating WA 24-0 in the tournament decider.