Following an opening round bye, 2019 premiership winners the Illawarra Steelers have begun their 2021 Harvey Norman Tarsha Gale Cup season with a 10-4 win over the Sydney Roosters.
Fullback Teagan Berry was again at her best to start the year when she raced through the defensive line to dive on halfback Riley Scott’s grubber kick for a try in the 17th minute.
The Roosters evened the score-line in the second half when back-rower Jasmon Tupou crossed but it was Steelers five-eighth Keeley Kopara who took on the blindside eight minutes before fulltime for the match-winning try.
Meanwhile, the Steelers Harold Matthews Cup side went down 26-18 to the Roosters after leading after leading 12-4 at the break. Our 2019 premiership winning SG Ball side were also defeated in their round two clash at the hands of the tri-colours 28-16 after leading 12-6 at halftime.
Round 3 – Steelers take on Green Machine in all three grades
- Harvey Norman Tarsha Gale Cup – Illawarra Steelers v Sydney Roosters – 11.00am – Belconnen Oval, Canberra
- UNE Harold Matthews Cup – Illawarra Steelers v Raiders – 12.30pm – Belconnen Oval, Canberra
- UNE SG Ball Cup – Illawarra Steelers v Raiders – 2.00pm – Belconnen Oval, Canberra
Score updates and results will be posted on the Illawarra Steelers FB page throughout the day.