Tiana Penitani

Proving that they can put on a show just like the men, the 2019 Women’s National Championships saw NSW City exact some revenge to record a comprehensive win. 

Making up for losing the final  in the corresponding fixture last year, it was a clinical display from NSW City who ran away as 34-4 victors.

Tiana Penitani made her presence felt with a hat-trick and was named player of the tournament.

The addition of international Simaima Taufa to the City side was a welcome boost but it was her teammates who shone brightest.

City would score after just two minutes when Penitani finished off a well crafted backline play.

The NSW Country side would hit back soon after, however, as veteran Kylie Hilder burrowed her way over from dummy half.

Had they been able to capitalise further on their prolonged momentum, the game may have taken a different turn.

Instead, after a forward pass was called against the Country side, they would rue their missed opportunities.

In a near identical try to her first, Penitani was quick to accept the offer to score her second of the afternoon.

A nice solo try from Maddie Studdon was the pick of the rest of the NSW City tries as Kiana Takairangi, Botille Vette-Welsh and Teina Clark rounded out the try scorers.


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