LAST Saturday saw the Jindabyne Miss Piggies take on Uni-Norths on a freezing and snowy afternoon. As expected the weather turned nasty right on kick off and both teams had to endure harsh conditions to play rugby.
Despite the conditions, the rugby was of a high standard with both teams giving a huge effort. Jindabyne got on the scoreboard first with a penalty goal to Number 10, Tayla Stanford. Some key injuries to a couple of Miss Piggies players and a string of penalties enabled Uni to get good field position and get a couple of tries to go to half time leading 10-3.
After a quick chance to partially warm up in the sheds, the Miss Piggies came out with some good intensity. Forwards Peta Cox and Hannah Moloney had some great runs and great defence from Stanford and fullback Kate Atkinson kept the Piggies in the game. In the end, however the freezing conditons, fatigue and further injuries saw Uni cross for two tries in the last three minutes to secure them the win 25-3.
Once again all the players put in a fantastic and courageous effort and coach Paul Livissianos was happy with the intensity shown by the entire team.
"We have been hampered with injuries all season and have had to constantly make positonal changes.
"However the girls have shown a great attitude in accepting the changes and constantly given their best efforts.
"A lot of the girls are playing with injuries but don't want to let their teammates down, which is a sign of a great team."
Players player was shared between the two youngest players on the team, Tayla Stanford and Kate Atkinson. The coache's 3 points went to Tayla Stanford, 2 points to Kate Atkinson and 1 point to Hannah Moloney.