Hammers women's first win caps off successful run south
RUGBY UNION: The Hampton & Harlow Hammers are celebrating their first win as an open team with a 22-15 victory over University at the weekend.
Women's captain Bec Briggs provided a glowing review of her team post match.
"I am proud of everyone,” Briggs said.
"We really do have a good little team.
"Our confidence is growing and so is our team work.
"We are covering each other and as a result we are booming.
"To have both teams leaving university with a win was amazing,” she said.
The Hammers women's side has been gathering momentum for the last month.
The win follows a draw with competition heavy hitters Maroochydore in recent weeks.
However, according to Briggs, her side will face a true test when it takes on Caloundra next start.
"If we want to finish up there on the ladder we are in a must win situation against Caloundra,” she said.
"We need to get a couple of wins up.
"The next couple of weeks are crucial.”
Briggs attributes much of her team's early cohesiveness to Hervey Bay based coach Glen Gamble.
A passionate advocate for women's rugby, Gamble has provided the Hammers with a solid learning platform.
"We have been doing a lot of team building,” Briggs said.
"He (Gamble) wants us to focus on our passing speed.
"We won't be doing a lot of contact.”
The Hammers will enjoy the bye this weekend, giving their Hervey Bay contingent of players a well needed rest.
Hervey Bay 16-year-old Rose Robe continued her run of form, taking away her team's player's player.