Sawtell Panthers women to play off for grand final spot

The Sawtell Panthers women’s tackle team.

SAWTELL Panthers women’s tackle team are preparing for finals action after finishing second on the ladder in the North Coast Women’s Rugby League competition.

The Panthers travel to Kempsey to take on the Macleay Valley Mustangs in their major semi-final on Sunday afternoon, with the winner booking a grand final spot.

The Panthers finished second on the ladder courtesy of 10 wins and a draw from their 12 matches.

The Panthers were the only team to beat the Macleay Valley Mustangs this season, with a 32-12 win against the minor premiers in Round 2 at Rex Hardaker Oval.

The Mustangs won the most-recent match between the two teams 24-10, which was the Panthers only loss of the season.

The loser of the Mustangs versus Panthers game will play the winner of the minor semi final between the Laurieton Hotel Stingrays and Wauchope Blues.

The Sawtell Panthers were the only team from Group 2 to compete in this year’s North Coast Women’s Rugby League competition, which featured teams predominantly from Group 3.


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