Bears remain queens of Downs women's sevens rugby
TOOWOOMBA Bears remain the undisputed queens of the Downs Rugby women's sevens' competition after claiming a third straight Emilee Cherry Cup win at Cliver Berghofer Stadium on Saturday.
The Bears completed their premiership hat-trick with a 17-5 victor over St George after the Frillie Frillnecks advanced to the grand final with a 33-12 preliminary final win over the Dalby Wheatchix earlier in the day.
Anna Johnston, Emily Leggat and Kayla Jackson scored tries for Bears while Jess Jackson crossed for St George in the second half to level the scores at 5-all before Bears pulled away in the final minute.
The match was marred by a leg injury suffered by referee Annie Dickeson who was replaced midway through the second half before being transferred to hospital.
Bears' Alecia Pienaar was named player of the match.
St George's Alice Rathie finished the competition's leading try scorer for 2019 and Emily Leggat was the Emily Cherry Cup's top point scorer for the year.
TOOWOOMBA BEARS 17 (Anna Johnston, Emily Leggat, Kayla Jackson tries; Emily Leggat conversion) d ST GEORGE 5 (Jess Jackson try).