Warwick in flying Emilee Cherry Cup start

WARWICK has made a lightning jump to the Emilee Cherry Cup season with a perfect start in week one.

The inaugural Emilee Cherry Cup women's sevens rugby competition launched last weekend with matches at Gold Park and UQ Gatton Rugby Oval.

Toowoomba Rangers' Shelley Cassidy looks to palm off a Condamine defender during week one of the 2018 Emilee Cherry Cup.
Toowoomba Rangers' Shelley Cassidy looks to palm off a Condamine defender during week one of the 2018 Emilee Cherry Cup. Bev Lacey

Eight teams will contest the premiership with the addition of Toowoomba Rangers to the line-up of clubs for 2018.

Rangers have joined Condamine, USQ, Toowoomba Bears, UQ Gatton, Dalby, Goondiwindi and Warwick who competed in last year's pilot competition.

Warwick hit the ground running on Saturday with three wins from its three matches at UQ Gatton Rugby Oval.

Warwick scored comfortable wins over Goondiwindi (38-0) and UQ Gatton (22-5) but struck stiffer opposition from Dalby before running out 21-17 winners.

Dalby also enjoyed a successful opening day with a 25-7 win over UQ Gatton and 20-12 victory over Goondiwindi.

Condamine got off to a successful season start at Gold Park with wins over Toowoomba Rangers (37-5) and USQ (15-5).

The fortnightly competition resumes with rounds three, four and five matches to be played at USQ Rugby Oval and Risdon Oval on May 5.



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