Palais claim Shield

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The National, Monday 15th April, 2013

 THE Papua New Guinea Palais won the Shield in the Australian National Women’s Rugby Sevens Championship at St Ignatius College, in Riverview, Sydney, yesterday.

They scored a convincing 64-5 win over Northern Territory, stunning fans who watched the tournament.

In pool play on day one, the Palais lost 40-0 and 42-0 to the Australia Oz Tag and Touch Football Australia respectively.

The tournament was won by the Australian Capital Territory, who beat Touch Football Australia 24-22.

ACT captain and Australian se­vens representative Sharni Williams was thrilled with the win and said the competition in women’s sevens continued to strengthen.

Queensland Red claimed the Plate final with a 24-14 win over New South Wales Blue. 

Victoria won the Bowl final with a 29-12 defeat over NSW White in a dominant contest.