Thursday, 23 November 2017

RL Women's WC 2017 : 3rd Round Summary

The final round to determine who will be the four semi finalists. As it transpired, the qualifiers were already known. That didn't stop everyone giving it their all.

Game One: The Cook Islands had lost twice heavily and England had been more competitive so were clear favourites. The Moanas didn't read the script and went to a 16-0 half time lead over the Lionesses, who at this stage looked more like pussycats. The second half was different and the scores were tied 16-16 but a late score for the Cooks got them home.

Final score: Cook Islands 22-16 England.

The Cook Islands celebrate a win after heavy losses

Game Two: Canada got the short straw when its cross pool match was Australia. It was a mission impossible for the new nation in women's RL and so it proved. The 44-0 half time score was the same as the second half. A lesson in where the Ravens need to be and a chance to improve when they meet the Jillaroos in their semi final clash.

Final score: Australia 88-0 Canada.

Game Three: The Kiwi Ferns were hot favourites to overcome the PNG Orchids but got more of a battle than was expected, as the close 8-0 scoreline on the turn around confirms. They pulled a way to win in the end comfortably but a gallant effort form the PNG women.

Final score: New Zealand 38-0 PNG.

Semi finals: New Zealand play England and Australia against Canada. The Jillaroos and the Kiwi Ferns are set to resume their rivalry in the final.

For the Semi Final Summary: simply click here.
For the Round One Summary, just click here.

Photo source: BBC.

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