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Through the opening minutes of the match, NSW had excellent field position off the back of a excellent clearing kick deep into Reds territory from Hewson.

NSW won the lineout by means of Grace Hamilton and from there, they piled on the stress.

A penalty by Queensland ensued at the breakdown and Hewson slotted it more than for a three- lead.

It was de ja vu from the restart, as NSW have been quickly back in Queensland territory courtesy of one more clearing kick from Hewson.

NSW were 15 metres out from the Queensland line and it appeared they may well score, but Queensland turned more than possession and they made an overlap down the blindside from a maul, from which Alana Elisaia produced a break and then kicked ahead when Hewson was coming across in cover.

Ash Hewson employed all of her years of on-field expertise by cleverly placing her physique on the line.

This halted Elisaia’s progress, with Maya Stewart beating Elisaia to the ball, but rather than dive on the ball, she shepherded Elisaia off the ball, which earned Queensland a penalty and Stewart a yellow card.  

Not extended soon after Elisaia scored down the blindside exactly where Stewart would have been and Queensland went ahead.

Soon after the restart the Waratahs females had the far better of field position and possession and two tries have been butchered, one particular exactly where all Stewart had to do was pass to Leaupepe in assistance and NSW would have scored.

NSW was getting difficulty executing backline plays, due to the excellent defence from Queensland and possibly from a bout of nerves of striving for perfection, which had been their pre-match mantra all week.


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