The St George Illawarra Dragons NRL Women’s campaign has started with disappointment after the side went down 30-4 to the Broncos.
The Brisbane side blew St George Illawarra off the Suncorp Stadium turf from the opening whistle, with fullback Chelsea Baker crossing for the opening try just two minutes into the game.
Captain Sam Bremner scored the Dragons first try in the inaugural competition five minutes later, but there was very little to celebrate for the visitors from that point on, with the Broncos scoring four unanswered tries to claim a comprehensive victory.
Despite the result, Bremner was proud of her team’s effort and is looking forward to building on the performance in the next two weeks.
“We’ll take a lot of confidence from the game,” Bremner said. “We didn’t get to do a trial match and I think we just had a lot of expectations put on ourselves, especially by the younger girls. A lot of them hadn’t played representative football before, so I think we’ll take a lot of confidence out of that.
“I think we did really well, there’s a lot to build on. I’m super proud to lead this side out, such a humble group, so much to learn and so much to look forward to in the future at St George Illawarra Dragons.”
The Broncos entered the competition as favourites and it was not hard to see why in Sunday afternoon’s performance. The side was slick with ball in hand and punishing in defence, snuffing out any chance of a Dragons comeback in the second half.