Specsavers Katrina Fanning Shield Round 2 Wrap

There were wins for both Harden and Yass in Round 2 of the Specsavers Katrina Fanning Shield.

Harden Hawks 28 (Tries: T McGrath-West 3, K Edwards, R Halls, H DeBritt; Goals: H Phillis 2) d South Tuggeranong Knights (Try: C Jackson) 4

A hattrick to Tara McGrath-West helped the Harden Hawks to their first ever win in the Specsavers Katrina Fanning Shield last Friday night.

The Hawks bounced back from a Round 1 loss to the Boomanulla Buffaloes in style as they scored six tries.

After enjoying the bye in Round 1, the South Tuggeranong Knights were playing their first ever match in the competition and winger Carrie Jackson scored the club’s first ever try in that grade.

Kaylie Edwards, Rebecca Halls and Hayley DeBritt were also amongst the try scorers for the Hawks.

Yass Magpies 34 (Tries: T Peace 2, G Suckling 2, G Davis, H Massey; Goals: H Massey 5) d Queanbeyan Blues 8 (Tries: A Brooks, S Allan)

The Yass Magpies claimed their second win of the season after a strong second half saw them claim a 34-8 over the Queanbeyan Blues at Seiffert Oval.

The Magpies started the first half brightly and found themselves up 12-0 within the opening eight minutes as Gab Suckling and Gabbie Davis both scored tries.

However, the Queanbeyan Blues fought their way back into the match and halfback Alana Brooks opened the scoring for the home side as she ran hard and straight after Jacinta Williams opened up a gap.

The teams entered the sheds with the sore 12-4 but Yass raced out of the blocks once again and it was Suckling who grabbed her double.

Yass halfback Hollie Massey ensured that the Magpies continued to pile on the pressure before a double to Tessa Peace all but sealed the win.

Shaenice Allan scored a late try for the Blues after performing a one on one strip before running through to score but it wasn’t enough as last year’s runners-up sealed a 34-8 win.


Elsewhere, the Valley Dragons picked up two competition points after Bidgee Bulls had to forfeit. The Boomanulla Buffaloes also moved to the top of the ladder after they enjoyed the bye.