TRY: Seagull Faava Rokeni celebrates a try during their Bundaberg Rugby League women's match against Isis Devils at Eskdale Park, Maryborough.
TRY: Seagull Faava Rokeni celebrates a try during their Bundaberg Rugby League women's match against Isis Devils at Eskdale Park, Maryborough. Matthew McInerney

Seagulls' women make history in last-gasp win over Isis

A FAAVA Rokeni try in the dying minutes secured Hervey Bay Seagulls' first win in the Bundaberg Rugby League women's comp.

The Seagulls came from behind to beat Isis Devils 20-14, but the result is only half of the story.

This is a team who is powered by a passion for rugby league, and having fun on the field.

"There's only a few who have played before so we're starting from a very low base but they're passionate, they listen, so each week we'll keep building," coach Brendan Bowers said.

The Seagulls lost 36-4 to The Waves last week, but Bowers said the tight win over Isis was a much better performance due to the fact they worked together and never gave up.

"It was better than last week, we're just improving," Bowers said.

"What stood out is they didn't give up. They followed my instructions most of the way, but they're starting to gel as a team and that's the most pleasing thing, they're supporting each other."

Bowers said his team would work on structure ahead of their April 23 game against Past Brothers.

"That's what we're really working on and they're slowly getting it," he said.

"It's just improving our structure so they know what to do at certain parts on the field. They're all passionate, they all love rugby league, but we just need a bit more structure in our game and we'll be more successful.

"Last week was a great learning curve for them."



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