BIG WIN: The Wheatchix took down Goondiwindi again, 27-0.
BIG WIN: The Wheatchix took down Goondiwindi again, 27-0. Meg Gannon

'Fierce' Wheatchix hit a winning streak

RUGBY UNION: There's just one word Wheatchix used when describing the team in round seven of the Womens Sevens carnival - fierce.

Coming from a three-from-three success rate at home in the last round, the girls headed to enemy territory in Goondiwindi to take on USQ, Gundy and Warwick.

The first match of the game against USQ went in Dalby's favour as they beat the Saints 38-5.

Dalby kicked off at the beginning of the game, but were caught unawares when USQ scored within the first minute.

It didn't take much to get Dalby back on the leaderboard and in the lead.

Tries from Talhia Hornick, Danielle Plummer, Chelle Cuzens and Sarah Pearce locked Dalby's first win of the round.

Stone said a combination of the girls' excellent play and a few changes in the USQ side secured Dalby the win.

"Saints went really well last year but they've had a big changeover of players,” Stone said.

"They're just rebuilding now.”

In game two it was looking like rivals Goondiwindi might snatch the win from them, but the Wheatchix fought hard to beat them 27-0.

"Gundy came out playing really hard,” Stone said.

"We thought they might have us there for a few minutes but it wasn't to be.

"It's always a good carnival down there.”

A few changes in the team didn't seem to cause any raucous during the games.

Captain Danielle Plummer said one of the biggest blows to the team was the loss of Lidewij Koene, who was ruled out last round thanks to a season-ending injury in the game against St George.

But it didn't stop the girls giving a stellar performance.

"The girls' defence was really good when they didn't have the ball, that was probably the highlight of the day and the two games,” Stone said.

"When they didn't have the ball, they were fierce.

"They either caused a mistake or turned the ball over.”

"It's nice when you can do some pretty classy footy,” Plummer added.

For round eight, the team will be heading to Gatton to take on USQ and St George for the final round before finals.

Hopes are still high that the team, currently in third place, will make the finals and give ladder leaders, the Bears, something to worry about.


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