More joy for clubs at Coota

IN SPACE: Georgie Heggaton makes a break down the sideline during the women's event at the Cootamunda 10s on Saturday. Picture: Cootamundra Herald
IN SPACE: Georgie Heggaton makes a break down the sideline during the women's event at the Cootamunda 10s on Saturday. Picture: Cootamundra Herald

It was a case of deja vu at the Cootamundra 10s event on Saturday.

Just like at Kapooka the week before, Leeton came out on top in the men’s while CSU proved too strong in the women’s sevens event.

The Phantoms put in a dominant performance to take down the Steamers in the final while the Reddies girls didn’t let in a single point on the way to taking out the title.

Scoring a 32-0 win over Tumut in the final, coach Andy Bedford was wrapped in the performance.

“It was awesome,” Beford said. “I was very proud.

“Especially as on the weekend we were under strength and we got to give a lot of the new girls plenty of game time.”

Bedford thought performing so well with some of their best players is a promising sign for what lies ahead when the Southern Inland season kicks off on April 8.

He was a little surprised by the comprehensive display.

“I knew we had some good talented players on the field but with a lot of inexperience I didn’t expect to win the way we did,” Bedford said.

... with a lot of inexperience I didn’t expect to win the way we did.

CSU coach Andy Bedford

“I definitely didn’t expect to not leak any tries, that was really impressive.”

Brittney Bedford and Biola Eawa were joint players of the tournament.