Wests Tigers Harvey Norman NSW Women's Premiership have produced a statement victory over Cabramatta in their opening game of the season — running out comprehensive 54-4 winners.
With a number of club debutants included in Neil Stanley's side, Wests Tigers raced out of the blocks to lead 28-0 at the break and didn't look back, scoring ten tries to one in the 50-point win to put them top of the ladder after the opening round.
Playing in her first game for Wests Tigers, Maori All Stars representative Page McGregor crossed for the first try of each half while Taylor Osborne also bagged a first half-double that had the visitors well in front early on.
Captain Botille Vette-Welsh continued her good form in 2020 with a try herself in each half, contributing to several others as Wests Tigers piled on the points.
Amira Hamid bagged the home side's only try of the game after 60 minutes in just reward for her side's continued effort but it did little to change the result. Debutant Josephine Lenaz made it a day to remember with a second half double while Emily Curtain landed seven of her ten conversion attempts for an 18-point tally.
With Kiwi representative playmaker Raecene McGregor still to come back into the side, Wests Tigers will look to continue their good start to the season next Sunday when they take on the North Sydney Bears at TG Millner Field.
Wests Tigers 54 (McGregor 2, Vette-Welsh 2, Osborne 2, Lenaz 2, Fekeila, E.Curtain tries; E.Curtain 7/10 goals) def. Cabramatta 4 (Hamid tries; Karam 0/1 goals) at New Era Stadium
Match: Cabramatta v Wests Tigers
Round 1 -
Venue: New Era Stadium, Sydney
Fullback for Cabramatta is number 1 Diana MousselamaniFullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Botille Vette-Welsh
Winger for Cabramatta is number 2 Annique OMODIAGBEWinger for Wests Tigers is number 2 Rebecca POLLARD
Centre for Cabramatta is number 3 amira hamidCentre for Wests Tigers is number 3 Josephine Lenaz
Centre for Cabramatta is number 4 Mele LOKOCentre for Wests Tigers is number 4 Page McGregor
Winger for Cabramatta is number 5 Safa LaalaaWinger for Wests Tigers is number 5 Ana Fekeila
Five-Eighth for Cabramatta is number 21 Jada KaramFive-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Shekinah Edwards
Halfback for Cabramatta is number 7 Guilhermina El MirHalfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Emily Curtain
Prop for Cabramatta is number 10 Elisapeta TaufaaoProp for Wests Tigers is number 8 Awhina Akuhata
Hooker for Cabramatta is number 9 Sarah ChahineHooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Tyler Pelligra
Prop for Cabramatta is number 22 Natalie BainouProp for Wests Tigers is number 22 Najvada George
2nd Row for Cabramatta is number 11 Carly Drury2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Taylor Osborne
2nd Row for Cabramatta is number 12 Naomi De Bruine2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Jasmine Lepua
Lock for Cabramatta is number 13 Brooke DAVISLock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Sophie Curtain
Interchange for Cabramatta is number 14 Natisha FORSYTH-TULEInterchange for Wests Tigers is number 14 Jaysharna-Jean Houia
Interchange for Cabramatta is number 20 Seraia YasaInterchange for Wests Tigers is number 15 Mereana McManus-Ta'ase
Interchange for Cabramatta is number 23 Ashley BlackmoreInterchange for Wests Tigers is number 17 Sarah BOYLE
Interchange for Cabramatta is number 27 Jenna CARROLLInterchange for Wests Tigers is number 18 Ashlee MAKIM
Reserve for Wests Tigers is number 19 Rachel Simpson
- Referee: Paul Eden
- Touch Judge: Hayden Hooker
- Touch Judge: Mitchell Lothian