Molly Hoswell scores five tries in Woodbridge Cup's commanding win

There would be a lot of footballers in the bush that'll battle to score five tries in a season, some so allergic to the try-line they'd be lucky to nab a handful of four-pointers over the course of their entire careers.

Molly Hoswell, though, well she seemingly scores tries for fun. And bag fulls of them.

The Manildra Rhinos star was in full flight for her Woodbridge Cup representative side on Saturday, scoring five tries in her team's commanding 38-0 triumph over a New Era Cup team at Cargo Oval.

Hoswell kicks goals too and finished the match with an impressive points haul of 26 for her victorious side.

The softly spoken fullback downplayed her role in the victory though, preferring to heap praise on her teammates.

And rightly so, the likes of Sarah Kirkness and Sara Reyter were brilliant for Woodbridge Cup too, while Grenfell's Alicia Epplstun-White controlled the game at halfback with aplomb.

Hoswell said having her Rhinos clubmates Kirkness and Aaliyah Wright in and around the middle of the field made the transition to rep footy a seamless one.

"It works well with Aaliyah and Sarah because I can use that to my advantage and hit the holes," Hoswell said.

"It's good to have those girls around you that help you get better as well."

Hoswell had three of her side's four first half tries and then crossed just after the break, and booted her first goal of the game, to skip Woodbridge Cup to a more-than-handy 22-0 lead.

Archer scored the maroon and golds' next try, scooping up a loose ball to race 35 metres and score before Hoswell bagged her fifth and Ellie Russell also landed on the scorecard, bringing an end to the avalanche.

Orange Barbarian Kasey Byrne was deemed mid west's best player and said, scoreline aside, she and her teammates will take plenty out of the rep clash.

Not the least of which how impressive Hoswell is in action.

"It would have been a bit more even (if Hoswell wasn't there) considering she scored five tries, definitely. She's unreal," Byrne laughed.

"They've got a few moves and know where each other are, which makes a huge difference but it was a good experience for our girls. We only met this morning.

"We had a great time and all the girls are great. It's a good chance to learn a bit and take it back to your clubs, that's the best thing about rep."

Byrne praised the effort of Barbarians' teammate Jess Toohey, who played on in the second half despite suffering a potentially broken finger in the first period, while CSU star Annalise Wilson was also strong in a beaten side.

  • WOODBRIDGE CUP 38 (Molly Hoswell 5, Sarah Kirkness, Sara Reyter, Ellie Russell tries; Molly Hoswell 3 goals) def NEW ERA CUP 0

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