Specsavers Katrina Fanning Shield Round 9 Wrap

The Harden Hawks and Bidgee Bulls bounced back with impressive wins while the Yass Magpies claimed their seventh win on the trot.

Harden Hawks 38 (Tries: S Bloor 2, T McGrath-West 2, M Ings, S Manton, K Guest, B Johnson; Goals: H Phillis 3) d South Tuggeranong Knights 0

The Harden Hawks moved within four points of the finals places after they claimed a big win over the South Tuggeranong Knights on Friday night.

The win marked Harden’s second of the season, while it also was the first time they had managed to keep a side scoreless.

Sienna-Rose Bloor scored a double to help the Hawks on there way, while Tara McGrath-West also notched a double to move her season tally up to seven.

The loss sees South Tuggeranong remain at the bottom of the ladder.


Yass Magpies 14 (Tries: V Alley, G Suckling, H Massey; Goals: S Wright) d Queanbeyan Blues 0

The Yass Magpies have claimed their seventh consecutive win as they beat the Queanbeyan Blues 14-0 at Walker Park on Saturday afternoon.

The Yass Magpies started the match brightly as Victoria Alley scored after five minutes. The centre found herself unmarked on the right edge before latching onto a pin-point Hollie Massey kick to score.

From that moment on the match became a grind as the two sides battled for field position.

However, a penalty in favour of the Magpies helped them start a set in attacking territory and Gabrielle Suckling caught the Blues napping in defence to score from dummy half.

Shannon Wright’s conversion attempt hit the post and bounced out for the second time in the afternoon as Yass held an 8-0 lead at the break.

The second half continued to be a grind but Yass thought they’d scored again when Suckling once again tried her luck from dummy-half. However, the fullback lost control of the ball as she came into contact with Shantelle Hellyer.

The Blues were camped in Yass’ half for the final 15 minutes of the match and Jacinta Williams looked to have forced her way over the line but couldn’t ground the ball.

The Magpies sealed the win right on fulltime as Hollie Massey scored from dummy half.


Bidgee Bulls 34 d Valley Dragons 18

The Bidgee Bulls moved level on points with the Queanbeyan Blues after they beat the previously second placed Valley Dragons.

Having entered the match on the back of a 30-10 loss against Yass, Bidgee found their stride in attack against a side that boasts the second best defensive record in the competition.

The loss sees the Valley Dragons drop to third on for and against.