Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Traditional Rivals Take Aim in Competition Opener

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Traditional Rivals Take Aim in Competition Opener

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RUGBY UNION: A hate for the other state is set to make the opening Super W match between the Queensland Reds and NSW Waratahs an absolute blockbuster to launch the competition.

Australia's two biggest rugby states traditionally draw rival lines at the Tweed, and the new women's XVs competition will be no different.

Waratahs forward Emily Robinson said her team's loss to the Reds in the short-format Global Tens tournament last month hasn't lingered with the team, but they are still desperate to get the early shot on their northern rivals tonight.

"It was a Tens tournament, not the Super W, not nationals, not XVs, it's completely separate, we'll move on to bigger and better things," Robinson said.

"But 100%, I hate Queensland and I can't wait to get up there and get stuck in.

"There's definitely a bit of rivalry. We haven't played them in XVs in a long time and it will be really interesting and a quality game of rugby.

"The fire is in the belly. …

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