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Bondies bite back

Women win
Victorious Bull Sharks after the Brisvegas 7s

By Jordan Hughes  

The Bull Sharks have cemented their standing as one of the premier women's 7s outfits in the country with a sensational performance to take out the Brisvegas 7s at the weekend. 

The Bull Sharks desperately needed a top 2 finish to stay in contention for the Caslick Cup after finishing third in the opening round at Bond University a fortnight ago.  

How it played out: 

Bond came out strong on day one with convincing wins over Souths and Darling Downs before meeting UQ in the final match. They went down to their varsity rivals 26-17 but had done enough to book their place in the quarter finals on day two.  

In the quarter final they met Sunnybank with Amahli Hala scoring two tries to secure the 24-7 win that sent them into a semi-final encounter with Easts Tigers.  

Last time these two sides met they couldn’t be split, drawing 12-12, with the Tigers going through on for and against. But this time round it was Bond who advanced to the final with a 14-12 triumph in one of the best games of 7s all season.  

This set the scene for redemption against UQ in the final. The Bull Sharks were dominant from start to finish with Georgia Sim leading the way alongside the dangerous Hala who added to her tally with three tries in the 36-7 rout. 

What they said: 

Georgia Sim was one of Bond’s best all weekend putting her body on the line throughout the tournament. 

‚ÄúI was so proud, playing with Bond is just one big family and we always play for each other so to be able to take it out shows how much¬†this team means to all of us,‚Ä̬†she said.¬†

Bond finished third in the opening round and showed real character to bounce back this weekend amongst a very competitive field.  

‚ÄúWe took away some good¬†lessons from the first tournament and we came into this weekend really fired up and had finetuned what we¬†needed and it paid off,‚Ä̬†she said.¬†

Sim, who arguably had her best tournament to date, was overjoyed to get one back over UQ and secure the win in the final. 

‚ÄúIt was really good, in that second half when we did get up the points, we could relax a¬†little bit and really enjoy¬†the¬†moment¬†and hopefully we can continue that into next week,‚ÄĚ she said.¬†

What’s next: 

Bond have set up a final showdown in Noosa this weekend with a chance to take out the QPR 7s with the big three of Easts, UQ, and the Bull Sharks all tied on 28 points. 

  

Full Results: 

 V Souths W 48-0  

V Darling Downs W 36-5 

V Uni of QLD L 26-17 

V Sunnybank Dragons W 24-7 

V Easts Tigers W 14-12 

V Uni of QLD W 36-7  

 

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