Specsavers Katrina Fanning Shield Round 12 Wrap

The Bidgee Bulls returned to the winner’s circle with a big win over Harden while the Valley Dragons secured second place with a narrow win over the Boomanulla Buffaloes.

Bidgee Bulls 62 (Tries: E Hickey 3, A Sharp 3, T Katoa 2, N Roe 2, M Higgins; Goals: M Higgins 9) d Harden Hawks 0

The Bidgee Bulls remain in the hunt for a finals place after they claimed a comprehensive win over the Harden Hawks.

The Bulls scored 11 tries during the match as the Riverina based side kept within two points of the top four.

Emma Hickey and April Sharp both scored hattricks during the match while Takilele Katoa and Natalie Roe both scored doubles.

Monique Higgins also joined the list of try scorers while kicking nine goal during the match.

The result sees Harden remain in sixth place, with two match remaining.

The Bulls have the bye next weekend but will face Boomanulla in the final round of the regular season.

Valley Dragons 16 (Tries: R Aumale, E Blowes, L Samoa; Goals: E Ernst 1, A Ingram d Boomanulla Buffaloes 10 (Tries: P Robinson, M Burton; Goals: A Kyburz)

The Valley Dragons have sealed second place after defeating fellow contenders the Boomanulla Buffaloes 16-10 on Friday night at Raiders Belconnen.

The Dragons started brightly when a cross-field kick from Ahlivia Ingram found Rosaline Aumale who scored.

From there the match turned into a grind as both sides enjoyed periods of good field position but were unable to convert that into points.

A simple play from a scrum saw the Dragons double their tally as Ingram sucked in the defenders before a simple pass to Elissa Blowes saw the fullback score.

Ingram had a hattrick of try assists within the first half as Livinia Samoa ran on to a good ball to power her way over the line to make it 16-0 at the break.

The second half was a different story as the Boomanulla Buffaloes showed plenty of grit and surged back into contention.

Paris Robinson ensured that the Buffaloes opened their try scoring tally when she gathered a stray offload from Nirvana Ngan-Woo to run 50 metres and score out wide.

The Boomanulla side kept competing and reduced the deficit to six points when Madeline Burton scored off the back of an excellent wrap around play through the middle of the field.

However, the Dragons held on for the win to ensure a second placed finish. Boomanulla slip to third as a result with tough matches against Yass and Bidgee before the end of the regular season.

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