Wheatchix secure a spot in semis after three wins in a row
RUGBY UNION: Finals dreams for the Wheatchix are shining brighter after qualifying for the semi finals in second place.
The team headed to Gatton over the weekend for the final round before the finals, taking on Gatton and Condamine and coming home with two wins.
The Wheatchix's first match against Gatton ended with a score of 36-7.
Coach Rick Stone said going into the game that he wasn't sure what to expect from the opposition.
"They've got a lot of girls, a lot of players,” he said.
"We just don't know what they're going to throw at us.
After a rough start, the girls managed to pull it together by half time.
"We didn't start too well,” Stone said.
"We had a kick off that didn't turn out to well so right from the start we had a penalty against us from the middle of the field.”
But the girls didn't let that get in the way.
"If Gatton got the ball, the girls just pilfered it back off them,” Stone said.
"They wouldn't let them have the ball.
"That was pretty impressive. I was pretty happy with that.
"We just worked hard and got the ball off them whenever they had it.
"The girls' support through that game was particularly impressive - there was some really high quality support play.”
The "weird” game against the highly competitive Condamine brought with it a new set of challenges.
"They love beating us so the two teams are really competitive against each other,” Stone said.
"They came out all guns blazing. It was a real tussle.”
Three tries from captain Danielle Plummer inside the first three minutes and a massive effort from the rest of the girls sealed the 32-14 win over the tough opposition.
This final round has placed the girls in an enviable second position on the ladder as they head to semi finals on August 10.
"I'm really excited for semis,” Stone said.
"The girls have got the ability and the attitude to do whatever they can in the finals.
"They could go all the way. It just all depends what happens.”
It'll be training as usual for the team as they prepare to go head to head against USQ, St George and the Bears in Goondiwindi.