The Inverell/Warialda women’s side had their biggest win of the season last weekend, with a dominant 91-5 thrashing of Tamworth.
They were well led by their captain Kearni Churchland who had a day to remember, scoring eight tries.
While nominating Churchland as the standout performer, coach Dale Beattie said it was a great team effort.
“We put in our best performance of the year,” Beattie said.
“In the end we just completely outplayed them.
“It was a very dominant performance and we didn’t have a bad player.”
With only three teams in the competition, they don’t have the opportunity to play week in week out, but Beattie said he feels the side is really starting to come together.
“It’s been a bit of a disjointed season, but the girls are all getting to know each other.
“I think it all came together for the first time on Saturday.
“They were red hot and couldn’t put a foot wrong.” They will play Tamworth again tomorrow but will travel away for what will be their final game of the season.
Beattie said despite their big win last weekend, they cannot afford to be too confident ahead of the game.
“It’s different when you’re on the road.
“They’ve got some good players and you never really know which side will turn up on the day.
“But we’re looking strong.
“We’ve had a good training run during the week and it looks like we’ll get a few players back, so it should be a good one.”
While their won’t be a final played, they are hoping to hold an exhibition match in Inverell on the week of the major semi final, if the Highlanders win the right to host it.
Beattie said they’re hoping to have a representative from the Australian Rugby Union at the match and promote the women’s game in the area.
He added that he’s been very impressed with the interest from the girls this season and the support of the Highlanders club and hopes the women’s game can continue to expand in the future.