MENTOR: Glen Gamble (red) has been instrumental in building the women's game.
MENTOR: Glen Gamble (red) has been instrumental in building the women's game. Leeroy Todd

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.

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