Thursday, August 24, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
Mackay Cutters dynamo Jasmine Peters is relishing her new role in the NRLW premiership.
The strong running Peters has left her mark in the early rounds of the competition with the North Queensland Cowboys with pundits describing her as “a sharp attacking weapon”.
Her powerful bursts from fullback inspired the Cutters to a semi-final appearance in the Queensland Rugby League’s BMD Premiership earlier this season and the try scoring merchant has made every post a winner since linking with the Cowboys.
Peters has switched to centre for the NRLW campaign and has caught the eye of keen judges with slick performances against Gold Coast Titans, Newcastle Knights and the Brisbane Broncos.
The emerging number three turned in a solid display in the Cowboys’ 40-12 loss to the Broncos last Saturday at Townsville’s Queensland Country Bank Stadium and hopes she can replicate that fine form for the remainder of the series.
New Zealand international and Brisbane centre Mele Hufanga grabbed the limelight with a powerhouse performance for the visitors.
The former Tongan rugby star etched her name in the record books with a spectacular four try haul as the Broncos ran amok after the interval.
Hufanga’s solo achievement equalled the NRLW record for most tries in a match.
The Cowboys trailed 18-12 at the break but struggled to contain the rejuvenated Broncos who piled on 22 unanswered points in a second half blitz.
With Jillaroos great Ali Brigginshaw calling the shots at half back, there was no stopping the Brisbane outfit as they ran in eight tries in a dominant showing.
Three-time Indigenous All-Stars centre, Jasmine Peters
The winning NRLW Cowboys team after defeating the Newcastle Knights last month