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Young Sharks on show at Lisa Fiaola Cup

Sharks Lisa Fiaola Cup Five-eight Olivia Herman runs through the Weststigers defence during yesterday's Gala Day at Tuggerah (Photo : Steve Montgomery)
Sharks Lisa Fiaola Cup Five-eight Olivia Herman runs through the Weststigers defence during yesterday's Gala Day at Tuggerah (Photo : Steve Montgomery)

Young Sharks on show at Lisa Fiaola Cup

Author : Sharks Media

Young Sharks on show at Lisa Fiaola Cup

In what was the first elite level hit out for most of the squad, the Sharks under-17 Lisa Fiaola Cup team handed in some eye-catching performances in the round robin event held yesterday at Tuggerah on the NSW Central Coast.

Under the guidance of coaches Maddie Studdon and Corban Baxter, two former Jillaroos, NSW Origin representatives and Sharks Harvey Norman Women’s Premiership players.

Corban Baxter and Maddie Studdon , two former Jillaroos watching the Sharks girls play (Photo : Steve Montgomery)

Corban Baxter and Maddie Studdon , two former Jillaroos watching the Sharks girls play (Photo : Steve Montgomery)

The next crop of female rugby league talent was on show in four matches across the day, with encouraging results.

The young Sharks played out a four-all draw with the Wests Tigers in their opening match, before recording an impressive three tries to two victory over the Newcastle Knights in their second game.

Hard-fought losses to the Bulldogs (16-12) and Victoria (16-8) followed, but the girls were far from discouraged with a number of the senior girls in the 22-player squad expected to push up into the Sharks under-19 Tarsha Gale Cup team ahead of the 2023 season.

Talented dummy half Stephanie Faulkner managed to score a try in each of the four matches, however she was ably supported by many in the Sharks team.

With the Lisa Fiaola Cup the start of a pathway at the club which progresses through the Tarsha Gale, Harvey Norman Women’s Premiership and then the NRLW, with the Sharks having been granted a license to compete in the elite level competition from 2023.

Cronulla Sharks u17 Lisa Fiaola Cup team with coaches Maddie Studdon and Corban Baxter (Photo : Steve Montgomery)

Cronulla Sharks u17 Lisa Fiaola Cup team with coaches Maddie Studdon and Corban Baxter (Photo : Steve Montgomery)

Sharks Lisa Fiaola Cup team list

1. Kayla Howarth
2. Chelsea Sheridan
3. Lailah Sheridan
4. Tallulah Mcilroy
5. Leilani Havea
6. Olivia Herman
7. Kelsey Wilson
8. Tegan Jenkins
9. Stephanie Faulkner
10. Joy Levy
11. Ava Cahill
12. Maddison Shatte
13. Alena Pale Eli

14. Brydie Kadziela
15. Kelis Tekura
16. Keona Quinn
17. Ava Hardy

18. Chynna Hardy
19. Brooke Campbell
20. Charlee Hedley
21. Freya Scully
22. Jessica Stonestreet

Coaches : Maddie Studdon, Corbin Baxter
Trainer : Peter Burke

Sharks scores and scorers from the Lisa Fiaola Cup matches were as follows;

Sharks 4
TRIES : Stephanie Faulkner
Wests Tigers 4
(no conversions)

Sharks 12
TRIES : Tallulah Mcilroy, Chelsea Sheridan, Stephanie Faulkner
Knights 8

Sharks 12
TRIES : Stephanie Faulkner, Brooke Campbell, Lailah Sheridan
NC Bulldogs 16

Sharks 8
TRIES : Stephanie Faulkner, Chynna Hardy
Victoria 16

Cronulla Sharks 4 – 4 Weststigers
Cronulla Sharks 12 – 8 Newcastle Knights
Cronulla Sharks 12 – 16 Canterbury Bulldogs
Cronulla Sharks 8 – 16 VIC Storm

Full Score Board

Round 1

Parramatta Eels 16 – 12 Penrith Panthers
Weststigers 4 – 4 Cronulla Sharks
Canterbury Bulldogs 8 – 8 South Sydney Rabbitoh’s
Central Coast Roosters 8 – 0 St. George Dragons
North Coast Bulldogs 8 – 4 Victoria Storm
Greater Northern Tigers 4 – 4 Western Rams

Round 2

Penrith Panthers 4 – 8 Northern Rivers Titans
Cronulla Sharks 12 – 8 Newcastle Knights
South Sydney Rabbitoh’s 0 – 28 Illawarra Steelers
Central Coast Roosters 4 – 20 Parramatta eels
North Coast Bulldogs 20 – 4 Weststigers
Greater Northern Tigers 12 – 4 Canterbury Bulldogs

Round 3

Northern Rivers Titans 8 – 12 St. George Dragons
Newcastle Knights 24 – 0 Western Rams
Illawarra Steelers 24 – 0 Western Rams
Penrith Panthers 0 – 12 Central Coast Roosters
Cronulla Sharks 12 – 16 North Coast Bulldogs
South Sydney Rabbitoh’s 8 – 16 Greater Northern Tigers

Round 4

Parramatta Eels 16 – 4 St. George Dragons
Weststigers 8 – 8 Western Rams
Canterbury Bulldogs 8 – 16 Western Rams
Central Coast Roosters 4 – 8 Northern Rivers Titans
North Coast Bulldogs 12 – 8 Newcastle Knights
Greater Northern Tigers 0 – 12 Illawarra Steelers

Round 5

St. George Dragons 16 – 12 Penrith Panthers
Victoria Storm 16 – 8 Cronulla Sharks
Western Rams 4 – 16 South Sydney Rabbitoh’s
Northern Rivers Titans 4 – 16 Parramatta Eels
Newcastle Knights 24 – 0 Canterbury Bulldogs

ACTION PHOTO GALLERIES

Cronulla Sharks v Weststigers 

Cronulla  Sharks v Newcastle Knights

Cronulla Sharks v VIC Storm

Cronulla Sharks v NR Bulldogs

St George Dragons v Parramatta Eels

Illawarra Steelers v Western Rams

Illawarra Steelers v Weststigers

NR Titans v Parramatta Eels

VIC Storm v NT Bulldogs

VIC Storm v Weststigers

Western Rams v Canterbury Bulldogs

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