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Harvey Norman Women's Premiership side put in determined effort in final match of the season

The South Sydney Rabbitohs Harvey Norman Women's Premiership side have been defeated 34-8 against St Marys Saints at St Marys Leagues Stadium in their final match of the season. 

An inexperienced Rabbitohs fought hard against the odds, and with a number of senior players unavailable, it was the young contingent who put in a determined performance against their much more battle-hardened opponents. 

It was a fast start to the match, with St Marys scoring after just five minutes through Letitia Taylor, with the conversion giving them a 6-nil lead.

Not to be deterred though, the Rabbitohs struck back quickly through young winger Nikki Baird, closing the gap to two points.

But the experience of the St Marys side would get them ahead to a 12-4 halftime score as Malia Tu'ifua touched down for the third try within the first fifteen minutes.

The second half began almost identically as the first, with St Marys scoring after just over a minute. Again, the Rabbitohs would swiftly reply through utility Karri Doyle, but with another unsuccessful conversion, the scores would stand at 18-10 after 40 minutes.

St Marys would extend their lead further with a try to Pauline Piliae four minutes later, with the Red and Green needing three converted tries to take the lead in the final fifteen minutes.

But much to the disappointment of the Red and Green, their opponents laid the final blow with two tries in the final ten minutes. 

Head Coach Danny Allende was proud of his side's effort in their final match of the year. 

“The girls tried really hard, put their heart out today on the field,” he said. 

“There are some great young reps in the Saints sides and our girls did us proud.”


St Marys Saints 34 (Letitia Taylor, Maila Tu'ifua, Elise Short, Pauline Piliae, Oneata Schwalger, Michaela Emblem tries; Ashlee Harrison 5 goals) 


South Sydney Rabbitohs 8 (Nikki Baird, Karri Doyle tries)



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