Group 4’s day started with a “shock to the system” at the CRL Women’s Northern Country selection trials in Muswellbrook on Saturday but it finished with two wins next to the side’s name.
Group 4 came up against Hastings first up and after quickly becoming accustomed to the contact, they found their groove and took the game by the scruff of the neck.
They won 20-4 before taking on Group 19 and registering a 16-8 victory.
James Cooper coached the Group 4 women’s team and said “everyone across the park did their job.”
“All training sessions were around the basics,” Cooper added.
“We were big on defence and all attack training was basic catch and pass drills.
“The theory going in was if we could control the ball and hold it more than they did, it’d give us opportunities to score points and lead us to victory which it did.”
While Cooper called the victories a “combined effort” he did say there were some standout performers.
“In the first game Brooke Doyle from Uralla, I think she was best on ground,” Cooper said.
“Kendall Horne and Anna Smith in the middle of the park were outstanding.
“Then looking to the second game, it was probably our halves, fullback and forwards that stood up.
“Amy Barraclough, she was the captain for the day, she was good and Kimberly Resch was quite strong carrying the ball back.”
The players now await the naming of the Northern NSW Country Squad.
The squad will be announced after the completion of the southern trials on March 24.