The Griffith Blacks have returned to the SIRU women's 10s competition in flying style after a huge win over Hay Cutters at Exies Oval on Friday evening.
The Blacks were able to dominate the Cutters to come away with a huge 44-0 victory in their first game at Exies Oval in 18 months.
Ofa Siale crossed for a hat-trick while Amelia Lolotonga scored twice with Angelina Lemoto, Lele Katoa and Ua Ravu scored a try each.
Coach Lama Lolotonga was proud of the way his side has started the season and felt that their calm heads helped them to prevail of a fast-starting Hay outfit.
"I think the experience the girls have gave them an edge and their patience as well," he said.
"Hay came out really fired up, they came out really quick in defence, and our girls were patient and then went from there.
"I am very proud of their performance in their first it out."
The Blacks coach pointed to the performances of Mele Lolotonga, Krystelle De Meyer and Lemoto as the standouts but felt it was the way the team was able to come together, which was the main difference-maker.
Next week will be a true test of the potential of the Blacks side when they take on Waratahs at Wade Park in Yenda.
Lolotonga knows it will be no easy feat taking on the Wagga side.
"I think they are really looking forward to the next one," he said.
"It will be a tough challenge against them as they are the benchmark of the competition."
Waratahs were able to make a winning start to their season with a 27-15 win over Ag College.
Lolotonga feels the key to success next weekend will come down to how well they are able to hold Waratahs out.
"We are going to work on our defence and moving up really quick," he said.
"I know we have some big girls, but they are getting fitter and fitter every week, so hopefully, we will be able to get a good performance in."
It wasn't just the ladies who were able to make a strong start to their season with the second-grade side also able to come away with the points.
The Blacks were able to strike first, with Peter Jeppensen able to find his way over in the 19th minutes before Hay looked to level the score heading into half time with a try in the 32nd minutes.
It wasn't to be as the Blacks were able to get over for their second try in the dying stages of the first half to take a 12-7 lead into the break.
The Blacks made an immediate impact in the second half with a penalty goal before a try to Naashon Mataora put the game to bed to give Griffith a 20-7 victory.
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