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Katrina Fanning Shield 2022: Round 7 Wrap

The Katrina Fanning Shield returned this past Saturday with the Magpies and Blues collecting big wins as we wrap up round seven of the competition.

Tuggeranong Bushrangers 16 d South Coast United 12

The Bushrangers bounced back from their round six defeat, to claim a close 16-12 victory over South Coast United at home on Saturday morning.

It was a very tight game between two teams that were desperate to keep in touch with the top four, but the Bushrangers were able to sneak home in front of their home crowd at Greenway Oval.

Grace Tai proved to be the difference for the Bushrangers as she scored two tries to seal the win.

Despite their loss, South Coast United have continued to show great signs in their first year in the competition. In a losing side, Colby Heron was a standout as she beat four players on her way to the tryline. 

The Bushrangers now sit in sixth on the ladder and will want to make a statement, when they travel to Boomanulla to take on the Raiders next Saturday.

Meanwhile, United will be hoping to bounce back against the Bulldogs in Goulburn as they fall to fifth on the ladder.

Yass Magpies 86 d UC Stars 0

The Yass Magpies have only continued to improve this season as they shutout the UC Stars at home on Saturday afternoon.

It was another great performance from the Magpies who remain undefeated in this year's competition.

Magpies winger Sophie Gaynor was great for the home side as she managed to cross over for four tries. Prop Samara Afele also scored a hat trick as the Magpies scored 15 tries in their best performance of the season.

Yass also managed to kick 13 out of their 15 conversion attempts, with centre Tajina Zdravevska kicking 11 goals.

The Magpies now sit clear on top of the ladder with the best attack and best defensive records in the competition. 

The Magpies will be hoping to make it seven wins in a row against the Worhawks in Harden next weekend, while the Stars will be hoping to bounce back after their round eight bye.

Goulburn City Bulldogs 14 d Harden Worhawks 6

The Bulldogs have made it four wins in a row, defeating the Worhawks 14-6 at McLean Oval on Saturday afternoon.

It was a very tight game as the Bulldogs defence proved to be the difference, limiting the Worhawks to just six points in Harden.

Goulburn fullback Krystal Blackwell was great for the winning side as she managed to score two tries for the Bulldogs.

It was another strong performance in defeat for the Worhawks who have been impressive despite their record this season. Harden did a great job shutting down the Bulldogs attack which is the second best in the competition, but just couldn't find the tryline for most of the match. 

The Bulldogs now move into outright second on the ladder, and will be looking for a fifth straight win against South Coast United on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the Worhawks will be hoping to take some confidence, when they take on the top of the table Magpies.

Queanbeyan Blues 72 d Boomanulla Raiders 0

The Blues bounced back after their heartbreaking round six loss, to defeat the Raiders 72-0 at Kaleen Enclosed Oval this past weekend.

It was the Blues best performance this season, returning to winning ways after their 8-6 loss to the Magpies in round six. Both centres, Lily Croker and Klaudia Osztrenkovics scored hat tricks as the Blues piled on 14 tries.

It was another disappointing loss for the Raiders who currently remain last on the ladder without a win in 2022.

The Blues now sit inside the top four, and will be hoping for back to back wins for the first time this season. They will take on the Rams in a top four clash at GIO Stadium in the curtain raiser for the Women's State of Origin on Friday night.

Meanwhile, the Raiders will return home to take on the Bushrangers in front of their home crowd next weekend.

Image by Trisha Sullivan

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