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Season Preview 2022: Woden Valley Rams

The Woden Valley Rams will look to improve from last year’s season, after only putting in two wins over the course of the 2021 season.

The Rams have built a core of some exciting young talent although the shining light may be the appointment of five senior teams for their 2022 campaign, including a Katrina Fanning Shield side for the first time.

Katrina Fanning Shield captain and Monaro representative Irene MacArthur spoke upon her return to rugby league after playing international rugby, and the Rams’ overall excitement for the 2022 season.

“Preseason has been pretty good. We’ve had a few girls away with Tarsha Gale and the Monaro rep side but the girls have come back now, firing and ready to go,” MacArthur said

This is the first time Woden have put in a team for KFS. Last time they competed in the women’s category was 30 odd years ago. But we’re super excited. Woden has been such a great family club.”

Woden first grade captain Steven Ferry also spoke upon the Rams preseason and their will to improve in the 2022 season.

“We just need more professionalism from last year. We struggled last year with building combinations, we are really working on that. Hopefully, come round one we will put our best foot forward,” Ferry added.

We faded away in the back end of last year. We were good in that first half of the season but that second half we just faded away. It’s something we need to really focus on and it goes back to completing sets and reducing errors.”

The Rams instantly improve with the addition of Goulburn City Bulldogs’ former captain-coach Jesse Martin who will bring leadership and experience to the young Woden squad.

They also welcome representative centre Gideon Afemui who joins forces with Woden from cross-town rivals Queanbeyan Kangaroos. Afemui will be sure to bring strike ability on the edge for the Rams this season.

Woden will host tough opponents Queanbeyan Blues in their season opener at Phillip Oval on Saturday April 2nd.

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