Women's sevens final played at Woy Woy
Newcastle Hunter Women's sevens rugby union team has defeated Central North 12-nil in the NSW Country Women's 7's Championships in a replay of last year's final at Woy Woy Oval over March 14 and 15.
The Central Coast side finished in third place after two narrow losses put them into the third-fourth play-off, in which they defeated Western Plains.
However, a shock loss to Central North denied the Central Coast a finals berth and the team had to settle for third.
Central Coast rugby Union publicity officer Mr Larry Thomson said all competing zones had clearly worked hard leading up to this tournament and the standard was much higher than last year, with all games being tightly contested.
Coaches Mr Michael Burgess and Mr Luke Mack, while disappointed not to make the final, said they were proud of the level of improvement from the team.
Mr Thomson said the stand-out performer for the Central Coast side was Elise Conolly, whose strong runs all weekend and multiple tries saw her named in the NSW Country Dream Team.
Elise Conolly was well supported by Taylah Welsh, Prue Bright and Holly Johnstone.
Press release, 16 Mar 2020
Larry Thomson, Central Coast Rugby Union