Wombats women shut out as Woolmington scores four

Despite making a concerted effort to stifle CSU Bathurst’s attack on the Saturday, the Mudgee Wombats women fell 31-0 to the students at Molong as they conceded five tries in the elimination semi-final.

A STRONG CAMPAIGN: Mudgee back Brooke Williams getting her hands on the ball during her side's last runaround of the 2018 season, a 31-0 loss to CSU Bathurst. Photo: Matt Findlay

A STRONG CAMPAIGN: Mudgee back Brooke Williams getting her hands on the ball during her side's last runaround of the 2018 season, a 31-0 loss to CSU Bathurst. Photo: Matt Findlay

Claire Woolmington, who’s been the best player in the Westfund Ferguson Cup throughout the season, crossed for four tries during the match and CSU Bathurst coach Dom Hugget think the sky’s the limit in terms of her rugby career.

“She really is one-of-a-kind, she’s just unreal,” Huggett said of Woolmington.

“We all knew what she could do with the ball but you see her in defence too, she was just huge I really look forward to seeing where she goes, I think she could have a big future in rugby union.

“A lot of the other sides that played at Molong stuck around to watch, and we wanted to show them what we’re doing, where we are as a side. We did want to send a message.

“Obviously it worked out because we won but that was exactly how we wanted to play too.”

CSU’s clash with Mudgee was one of the Westfund Ferguson Cup’s three qualifying finals at Molong on Saturday afternoon, with Bathurst Bulldogs and Orange Emus both progressing through the final four as well.

They’ll face off in the minor semi-final after eliminating Temora and Cowra respectively.