"It was so fast paced compared to the Saturday comp, but I absolutely loved it."
First time Western Rams representative league tag player Shannon Legge was elated following her debut on the weekend.
The young gun, who plays as lock for the Group 10 Workies Wolves, stepped onto the pitch as part of the 2019 Group 10 team at Forbes on Saturday, June 15.
"I was so excited to make the team it was a big surprise," she said.
"But I've been working really hard over the last few years and I'm so grateful to have been given the opportunity."
Legge played as Rams' forward on the weekend and said it was an adrenaline rushing experience winning 50-0 against Castlereagh and taking the title over Group 11 with a 24-6 result.
"The team bonded really well together and I think that really helped us get the win, we only had one training session together but coach Mish Somers was fantastic," she said.
Blues fullback Erin Naden and winger Jes Pearson blazed Group 10 to their victory, the visitors scoring three-tries-to-none in the second stanza to blow the red and blacks off the park.
Pearson finished the game with three tries while Naden bagged one in the first term and proved she's one of the fastest players in the region when she ran down renowned Group 11 gun India Draper.
It was Pearson's first senior game for Group 10 and her efforts helped keep the representative side's unbeaten run in the western league tag game intact.
The Group 10 girls have now won all seven Rams championships and Pearson was buzzing after the victory, although she says it was a massive step up from her regular league tag with Orange Hawks.
"I didn't think I was going to make the team. I had thought about it but it didn't phase me if I didn't but to come away with three tries ... having Mish and Bronte there, it was great."
Pearson scored the final try of the first-half, one that helped Group 10 leap back in front of Group 11 after the hosts fired a massive warning shot with a tremendous, 50-metre try on the back of an Alahna Ryan break and Draper try.
That was as good as it got for the young Group 11 side.
Pearson scored twice more in the second half while Blayney's Sophie Stammers also crossed to launch the Group 10 girls into seventh heaven with the win.
- GROUP TEN 24 (Jes Pearson 3, Sophie Stammers, Erin Naden tries; Mish Somers 2 goals) def GROUP ELEVEN 6 (India Draper try; Kimemka Bermingham goal)
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