The South Sydney Rabbitohs women's stars have shone brightly on the opening day of the Harvey Norman Women's National Championship on the Gold Coast.
Featuring prominently at the tournament, the Red and Green contingent helped spark big wins for both NSW City and NSW Country, as the likes of Rabbitohs captain Lavina O'Mealey, outside back Taleena Simon and Jillaroos' halfback Maddie Studdon stole the show.
NSW City kicked off their campaign in style with a 24-4 victory over the Combined Affiliate States in the opening game.
City rested outside backs Corban McGregor and Jess Sergis but raced out to a 14-0 lead with Lavina O'Mealey and Taleena Simon linking well on the right edge to go over for tries, before two further four-pointers from the side after the break set up the comfortable win.
The side enjoyed the afternoon off in preparation for a clash with Queensland Country on Saturday.
Queensland City overcame a scare in the second half to beat the Australian Defence Force 22-10 in game two of the three-day championship.
A runaway try to Karina Brown allowed breathing space for the Queensland side with the ADF outfit impressing on championship debut despite limited rugby league experience across the park.
In the third game of the day, Queensland Country proved too good for the Combined Affiliate States under lights to notch a dominant 38-0 win.
NSW Country finished with a 34-10 victory over the ADF in the final game of the evening with Kezie Apps scoring a hat-trick.
ADF winger Julia Robinson was among the best in a beaten line-up with two tries to go with a stunning long-range four-pointer earlier in the day.
Day 1 results - Friday, 1 June 2018
Game 1 - NSW City 24 def. Combined Affiliate States 4
Game 2 - QLD City 22 def. Australian Defence Force 10
Game 3 - QLD Country 38 def. Combined Affiliate States 0
Game 4 - NSW Country 34 def. Australian Defence Force 10
Day 2 matches - Saturday, 2 June 2018
Game 1 - QLD Country v NSW City - 11:00am
Game 2 - QLD City v NSW Country - 12:15pm