A second half hattrick to Jess Howard has helped the Yass Magpies claim their second win of the season after beating the Queanbeyan Kangaroos 46-12 at Raiders Belconnen.
Yass scored during the opening set as Taylah Wright scored out wide before Nicole Pasparne and Eilish Winbank also scored.
Hollie Massey put a grubber towards the in goal and reached it first to add another four points.
However, the Queanbeyan Kangaroos scored in their first visit to Yass’ 20 meters thanks to Kyree Parsons who ran hard and straight to score.
Buoyed by their success, the Kangaroos started the second half in similar fashion as Colby Herron barged her way over the line to reduce the deficit to 10 points.
However, the Yass Magpies hit back almost immediately as Jess Howard ran through a gap to swing the momentum back in her sides favour.
An injury to Tayla Gaudie soured the evening for the Magpies but didn’t stop the flow of tries as Howard scored two to secure her hattrick.
Winbank added her second moments later as she received an excellent pass from Paremo Marsh before Massey also grabbed her double.
Yass Magpies 46 (Tries: J Howard 3, E Winbank 2, H Massey 2, T Wright, N Pasparne, Goals: S Wright 3, H Massey 2) Queanbeyan Kangaroos 12 (Tries: K Parsons, C Herron; Goals: K Parsons 2)