Devils end Roosters' undefeated run in tight under 13s tag grand final

The Bega Roosters looked destined for an undefeated season in the Group 16 under 13s league tag, but the Narooma Devils ended that hope with a 12-6 victory in the grand final at Mackay Park.

Mystery Bennett and Halle Constable scored tries in the first and second half respectively, and the defence stood firm for a title-winning triumph.

The two sides traded line breaks over the first 10 minutes, but neither side managed to get over the line in the early goings.

Bennett broke the deadlock with 11 minutes remaining in the first half with a solo effort from inside her own half.

She stepped through the defensive line before showing too much speed for Bega fullback Shakira Dummett. Halle Constable converted the try for a 6-0 lead.

That lead held until the final minute of the half when Dummett hit back with a try. Jasmin Constance converted to lock the scores at six.

Narooma took the lead back in the first minute of the second half when Halle Constable broke through the defensive line and raced 50 metres to score. Halle converted her own try for a 12-10 lead.

The Devils continued to dominate territory in the early parts of the second half, and Rogue Constable almost capped off the advantage, but was tagged just before scoring in the corner.

The match turned into an arm wrestle from that point, with Bega struggling to get the ball out of their own half.

The Roosters gave themselves a chance to tie the match late with a break up the left touchline, followed by a penalty against Narooma.

They squandered that chance however, and their last hope was snubbed out when Breanna Glass swept on a loose ball to seal the match for the Devils.

Grand final teams

Narooma

  • Mystery Bennett
  • Crystal Davies
  • Harmony Cannon
  • Bella Davis
  • Jesse Doull
  • Isla Miller
  • Mariah Rotumah
  • Grace Bailey
  • Ella Marshall
  • Halle Constable
  • Zehara Jorgensen
  • Leah Adams
  • Breanna Glass
  • Kymiah Stewart
  • Rogue Constable
  • Madalyn Almond

Bega

  • Shakira Dummett
  • Scarlett Norris
  • Payten Collins
  • Jasmin Constance
  • Anna Fiedler
  • Summer Norris
  • Emerson Armstrong
  • Lara Carroll
  • Zoe Grant
  • Lydie Weber
  • Maddie Cullen
  • Natasha Moreing
  • Alana Liaropoulos
  • Molly Moffitt