The Specsavers Katrina Fanning Shield began last weekend as three new clubs played their first competitive games.
Two of the competitions newest teams went head to head in the first round, with Boomanulla Buffaloes running out 40-8 victors over the Harden Hawks.
Hat-tricks to Boomanulla’s Madeline Burton and Emma Johnson helped the away side to a monster victory, showing the other members of the competition that the Buffaloes mean business.
Harden was able to score tries on either side of half-time, with Tara McGrath-West and Karissa Guest getting the clubs first tries of the campaign.
Harden face South Tuggeranong Knights next weekend, who had a bye in the first round, whilst Boomanulla enjoy a week off as they have the bye.
Yass Magpies have started off the season strong with an 18-12 win over one of the competitions new teams Bidgee Bulls.
Tries to fullback Gabrielle Suckling, second-row Samara Afele and halfback Hollie Massey were enough to see them overcome a strong Bidgee side.
Bidgee were adamant to impress in their first game, with tries to Emma Hickey and Teisha Freeman sadly not enough to get a win in their first competitive match.
Magpies face Queanbeyan Blues next weekend, while Bidgee head out to Greenway when they meet with the Valley Dragons.
The Queanbeyan Blues claimed a tense 12-10 win against the Valley Dragons in the opening game of the season at Seiffert Oval.
Queanbeyan were down at halftime, as tries for Valley from Ngan-Woo and Teivonen cancelled out Kody-Leigh Hirst’s four-pointer.
Yet it was Queanbeyan halfback Taylor Thorpe who took the game into her own hands, scoring the only try in the second half to seal a two-point win for the Blues.
Article written by Michael Caruana