The Wheatchix in action.
The Wheatchix in action. Rachael Stone

Carnival blues for Wheatchix

RUGBY UNION: The Dalby Wheatchix have suffered three tight losses in the second women's rugby sevens carnival of the season in Toowoomba on Saturday.

The girls took on USQ in their first game, and despite scoring the first try they weren't able to hang on, going down 10-5.

Their second game was against Condamine, who opened the scoring early but the Wheatchix managed to hit back to make it 5-5 at half time.

The second half continued to be a hard fought contest, but Condamine managed to grab a match winning try to trump the girls 10-5; the first time they have beaten the Wheatchix.

This meant the girls were placed in the third v fourth game against Warwick in their final match of the day.

Both teams defended ferociously for the full game, resulting in a 0-0 scoreline at the end of normal time.

This meant the match went to golden point, and with Warwick receiving the kick off they made good use of getting the first chance with the ball, scoring the game breaking try to win 5-0.

Wheatchix coach Rick Stone said the day showed how unforgiving sevens rugby can be.

"This just proved to us that sevens is a game where you must take your chances and sometimes no matter how hard you try, you don't get the result you want.”



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