REALITY CHECK: The Emerald Tigers ladies battle the Yeppoon Seagulls on Saturday.
REALITY CHECK: The Emerald Tigers ladies battle the Yeppoon Seagulls on Saturday. Kaitlyn Gutzke Emeladies

Emerald players picked for Capras ladies team

FOUR women from the Emerald Tigers Ladies have been selected to represent the region in the Capricornian Capras ladies team.

Rhiannon Devine, Karissa Deakin and Denise Chaplin return to the side, while Maria Rawiri has been included for the first time.

Captain Rhiannon Devine said the club was hoping to have a few players selected.

"It was a little bit of a surprise we had (that many chosen) because we are a little inexperienced compared to other teams," she said.

The ladies team went down 40-10 to the Yeppoon Seagulls last weekend in what Central Highlands Rugby League president Darren Sargood said was a good reality check for the women, after their win the week before.

He said he was confident they could take away some positives from the match.

"They went pretty well in the second half but hurt us a lot in the first half," Sargood said.

"Unfortunately, we didn't stick with them."

The first half saw Yeppoon with all the possession and points, as Emerald went down 28-nil at half-time.

"But they fought back really well," Sargood said, praising them for not giving up when the scoreline didn't look good.

He said the women were able to hold the visitors to a 12-10 score in the second half, a positive they would focus on at training.

Devine suffered an ankle injury and could play only a couple of minutes and a few other players also picked up injuries.


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