Wests Tigers Harvey Norman NSW Women's Premiership side have become the first senior women's team to record a win at Bankwest Stadium after defeating Cabramatta 26-8 on Friday.
After trailing 8-0 early, Wests Tigers struck just before half-time to take some much-needed momentum in to the break, before a second half double to Kahurangi Peters saw the home side roar back in to the contest and in to an unassailable lead.
The victory sees Wests Tigers move in to the top eight on the Harvey Norman NSW Women's Premiership ladder with three games left to play this season.
Wests Tigers side were boosted with the inclusions of Botille Vette-Welsh and Najvada George, who both returned from plating at the Women’s National Championship in Brisbane which saw them crowned national champions.
Cabramatta raced to an early lead as Bianca Santi and Raecene McGregor both crossed out wide, before Wests Tigers crossed for a crucial try just before the break through Aaliyah Paki to cut the lead to just four points at half-time.
Fullback Botille Vette-Welsh had an outstanding game, featuring in try saving tackles off the back of her stint playing under NSW City in Brisbane last week.
After she crossed untouched in the 32nd minute, Wests Tigers were in front and would not relinquish their lead for the rest of the game as Peters crashed over for a double before Emily Curtain put the icing on the cake with a mazing run to score.
Wests Tigers will have the bye next weekend before playing three home games at Campbelltown Sports Stadium against the Rabbitohs, Bulldogs and Magpies to close out the regular season on Saturday, July 13.
Wests Tigers 26 (Peters 2, Paki, Vette-Walsh, E.Curtain tries; E.Curtain 2/4, Tipene 1/1 goals) def. Cabramatta 8 (Santi, McGregor tries; McGregor 0/2 goals)
Match: Wests Tigers v Cabramatta
Round 13 -
Venue: CommBank Stadium, Sydney