Medowie Marauders Host Triple Header On Ladies Day

Jade Pritchett of Merewether getting some special treatment from the Marauders. Photo: Michael Folbigg


IT was ladies day at Boyd Oval, Medowie, with the Marauders hosting all three matches for Round 9 of the Newcastle and Hunter Rugby Union’s RAMs Womens 10s Cup.

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The games saw Maitland take on the Wanderers, the Hamilton Hawks up against the Waratahs, and the green machines in Merewether Carlton line up against the home team of Medowie.

There was plenty of action around the can bar and canteen in celebration of the day with the champagne flowing as the pork and gravy rolls flew out the door.

In the first match Maitland came up against an impressive Wanderers outfit who held the Hunter River women scoreless to take the spoils 17 to 0.

The second match saw the Marauder women take on Merewether Cartlon and it would prove to be hard going for the Medowie team as they faced a lightning quick slime squad going down 44 to 5.

It was a real localised clash for the game with Jade Pritchett and Emily Freeman of former Nelson Bay Groper fame lining up for Merewether against the Marauders.

Merewether dominated possession for most of the match and were able to use their speedy outside backs to move around Medowie’s pack as the Marauders struggled to string it together.

Young gun Freeman was able to grab a couple of tries for Carlton adding some points with the boot while Pritchett also got over the line for the visitors.

Sierra Nowlan was able to cross the chalk for Medowie for a consolation try as the minutes ticked by and the ladies turned their focus to the post-match refreshments.

In the final game the Waratahs had the answers for a fiery Hamilton Hawks team winning 36 to 19 with some spectacular defence on display.

Medowie Marauders spokesperson and men’s coach Tim Lancaster praised all teams involved in a great day out for community rugby.

“Ladies Day 2020 was an amazing event for our club celebrating women’s rugby,” said Lancaster.

“Thankyou to our supporters, sponsors and to all the clubs that were involved on the day being Merewether Carlton, Maitland, Hamilton, Waratah and the Wanderers.”

All the visiting clubs involved with Ladies Day were reportedly blown away by the welcoming social and family orientated atmosphere that Medowie provided.


By Mitch LEES


The day was all about celebrating women’s rugby in the Port Stephens, Newcastle and Hunter regions. Photo: Michael Folbigg


The ladies served up some big hits while the can bar served up the prescribed pain medication afterwards. Photo: Michael Folbigg

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