On Day 2 of the State Championships, the High School Girls showed some strong defense in the start of the game against Kingston.
The first half had some moments of solid rucking with forwards going low and strong into contact. Lock Lupo had some great steals off the lineout catching the other team off guard.
Prop Lewis had the crowd roaring as she stayed on her feet pushing through the opposition. Despite the solid effort, Kingston managed to get into their try zone early on but a strong try line defense cause the ball to be held up.
A united effort saw backs and forwards making strong hits and low tackles. Off of penalty plays prop Lewis was unstoppable with her pod following closely behind her. Her teammate prop Middleton likewise made an impression on defense.
Due to extenuating circumstances and injuries, the final squad playing in the championship final was made of 13 new players from this past season. Given this, it was an amazing demonstration of persistence and dedication. New York played hard but didn’t manage to get any points on the board. The final score was NYRC (0) – Kingston (20). New York took home the 2nd place medal to add to their collection!
Team selection has not been published for this fixture yet.