Wests Tigers women secure finals berth with big win

Wests Tigers Harvey Norman NSW Women's Premiership side have secured their first ever finals berth an outstanding 40-0 victory over the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs today.

Having now won four consecutive games to sit fifth on the ladder with one game remaining in the regular season, the result caps off an impressive season for Wests Tigers in what is the first year for the club in the senior women's competition.

Wests Tigers will look to secure a home final next Sunday when they take on theĀ  Wentworthville Magpies at Campbelltown in the last game of the regular season.

The home side began the game in perfect fashion with Jessie Wharepouri steaming down the left edge inside the opening five minutes, before Blues star and captain Botille Vette-Welsh crossed for a quick-fire double to blow the scoreline open.

Botille Vette-Welsh breaks clear of the Bulldogs defence to score
Botille Vette-Welsh breaks clear of the Bulldogs defence to score ©Wests Tigers

With a tough run of injuries forcing several long delays to the first half, it was Wests Tigers who continued their dominance in the second with tries to Tyler Pelligra and Simone Karpani extending the lead, before Vette-Welsh ensured it would be a successful day out as she completed her hat-trick with a wonderful solo effort.

Young playmaker Emily Curtain had a good afternoon out with the boot, landing six of seven conversions, to ensure Wests Tigers for-and-against would receive a helpful boost as they look to wrap up fifth position on the ladder next week.

Wests Tigers 40 (Vette-Welsh 3, Wharepouri, Nathan, Pelligra, Karpani tries; E.Curtain 6/7 goals) def. Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 0

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Botille Vette-Welsh
    Fullback for Bulldogs is number 1 Cindy Edwards
  • Winger for Wests Tigers is number 2 Ana FEKEILA
    Winger for Bulldogs is number 2 Christine Kani
  • Centre for Wests Tigers is number 3 Simone Karpani
    Centre for Bulldogs is number 3 Inangaro Maraeara
  • Centre for Wests Tigers is number 4 Rachel SIMPSON
    Centre for Bulldogs is number 4 Precious Papalii
  • Winger for Wests Tigers is number 5 Jessie WHAREPOURI
    Winger for Bulldogs is number 5 Mia Enright-Bullock
  • Five-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 21 Emily Curtain
    Five-Eighth for Bulldogs is number 6 Mikayla Malaki
  • Halfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Naomi KARA
    Halfback for Bulldogs is number 7 Tara Mohi

Forwards

  • Prop for Wests Tigers is number 8 Awhina AKUHATA
    Prop for Bulldogs is number 8 Temukisa Ioane
  • Hooker for Wests Tigers is number 14 Tyler PELLIGRA
    Hooker for Bulldogs is number 9 Mahinaarangi Rewi
  • Prop for Wests Tigers is number 10 Tangikina Hanisi
    Prop for Bulldogs is number 10 Alison Dennis
  • 2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Taylor Osborne
    2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 11 Grace Clarke
  • 2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 23 Najvada George
    2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 12 Grace Li
  • Lock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Jackie-Anne Tahu
    Lock for Bulldogs is number 13 Mareva Swann

Interchange

  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 9 Charmayne Nathan
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 15 Kisa Paradine
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 12 Lakeisha Tipene
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 16 Andrea Christoferou
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 15 Jeorgia LOTO'ANIU
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 17 Jacinta KIRAZ
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Mereana McManus-Ta'ase
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 23 Melanie WHITEHORN