Emerald Tigers crush the Fitzroy Gracemere Sharks
THE Emerald Tigers Ladies rugby league team played to a full house last Saturday against the Fitzroy Gracemere Sharks.
Central Highlands Rugby League president Darren Sargood said it was a great turnout especially as the crowd was there to see the girls, the curtain-raiser to the A-grade senior men's game.
"There was a massive crowd, well over 1000 people," Sargood said.
"A lot of people were there for the novelty value. They didn't know what to expect but were pleasantly surprised."
Sargood was full of praise for the Tigers, who were convincing 30-6 winners, and said some of the tries were top quality.
"I am hopeful we can pick up more players on the back of the result," he said.
"They were never threatened and defended well too."
He said it was evident the girls were improving after seeing them on Saturday with their one-handed passes, running through gaps, vision on field and attacking skills.
"The girls are starting to come together," Sargood said.
"For some of the girls it is their first year.
"The more time they spend together the better they're getting."
Emma Holzwart was among the standouts of the match, breaking through Fitzroy's defence to notch up four tries.
Players' player went to captain Rhiannon Devine.
The Tigers take on the Yeppoon Seagulls at McIndoe on Sunday from 2.30pm.