Lady Cockies soar

There was a substantially larger crowd than usual at at Taree Rugby Park on Saturday as the Gloucester Cockies’ seven-a-side ladies team defeated Southern Cross University ladies in a deferred thriller, three tries to two and 15-10.

In the process, University revealed in Lauren Linton, an athletic, strong runner, who scored two tries and who can score from half-way as well as save tries, even if one high tackle earned a yellow card. Excitingly, she is the complete footballer, ready-made for representative rugby.