Marist Brothers centre Hana Roberts will play for the Rams in the NRRRL women's league tag grand final on Sunday.
Marist Brothers centre Hana Roberts will play for the Rams in the NRRRL women's league tag grand final on Sunday. Ursual Bentley@CapturedAus

Rams looking to make history in league tag

MINOR premiers Marist Brothers are aiming to win the first premiership in the NRRRL women's league tag grand final on Sunday.

The Rams will take on Byron Bay in what should be an entertaining finish to the women's competition which formed in April.

"We're very exciting about this and it's a good chance to be part of history,” captain-coach Trudi Carter said.

"The girls have been really committed this season and we started training in February.”

League tag is the 11-a-side format of the game which has the same rules as rugby league but with tags instead of contact.

Carter made special mention of Victoria O'Neill and Hayley McAnelly who have had big seasons for the Rams.

Victoria is the younger sister of first grade hooker Paul O'Neill while McAnelly is an Australian open mixed Oztag representative.

Shataya King is the daughter of first grade centre Chris King while Hana Roberts has been another versatile player who can cover a number of positions on the field.

"We've had so much support from the club and all the guys turn up early to cheer us on,” Carter said.

"We're a bit of a mixture. We have some uni students and a lot of the other girls' family and partners are in the club.

"Byron Bay and Tweed Coast were probably our toughest opposition so we expect a big game Sunday.”

Byron will not be easy beats and they have a good mix of the players in their side.

Anna Toole has scored plenty of tries while Megan Curren, Kelly Dunbar-Reid, Sarah Logan, Sophie Leonard, Alison Quinton, Christina Roberts and Tori Maxwell have all been consistent.

The league tag grand final starts at 9.30am.



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