Wests Tigers returned to winning ways in the Harvey Norman Women’s Premiership with an impressive 46-0 triumph over Glebe Dirty Reds at Campbelltown Stadium.
The empathic victory on Saturday afternoon lifts Wests Tigers into the top four with just five games remaining in the regular season.
Wests Tigers junior Jessica Kennedy — who was the club’s Tarsha Gale Cup captain this season — made her senior women’s debut in the clash and had some classy touches when she was called upon in the second half.
The home side led 26-0 at half-time after scoring four tries in the opening 35 minutes.
It took just two minutes for Wests Tigers to find the line when in-form centre Page McGregor crashed over for a 4-0 lead.
The Maori All Stars representative made it a double moment later when they shifted the ball towards the left edge.
McGregor turned from scorer to provider when she kept the ball alive to assist five-eighth Shekinah Edwards for the third try of the afternoon.
Awhina Akuhata and Emily Curtain both crashed over the line late in the half to ensure Wests Tigers held a 26-point lead at the break.
The scoring continued immediately after half time with winger Rebecca Pollard crossing in the left corner after just two minutes.
Ana Fekeila extended the home side’s lead to 36 with a try in the 47th minute, before captain Botille Vette-Welsh made it 40-0 with a runaway four-pointer.
Emily Curtain, who also kicked five tries, scored her second try of the afternoon to confirm the 46-point win.
Wests Tigers will enjoy a break next weekend with a scheduled bye before their run to the finals.
Match: Wests Tigers v Dirty Reds
Round 9 -
Venue: Campbelltown Sports Stadium, Sydney