Source: South Coast Register, Nowra
VINCENTIA’S Ash Hewson has ended her illustrious rugby career on a high, helping Sydney University win back-to-back Jack Scott Cups smashing Randwick 34-3 at Pittwater Rugby Park.
Hewson, who played 21 Tests for the Wallaroos since making her debut against Samoa in 2009, announced her retirement from the game after last Saturday’s commanding victory. The win over the Magic, caps off two straight undefeated seasons for the Students. In a star-studded career which included both captaining her country and state, the 39-year-old Vincentia High School alumna, guided the the NSW Waratahs to back-to-back Super W titles.
The heavy conditions did not hinder the intensity of the match as both teams fought at every ruck to retain the ball. In the 16th minute, Randwick put three points on the board through a penalty kick, but the Students then scored 15 unanswered points to go into the break up by 12. Despite an unrelenting effort by Randwick, the Students persevered through the strong go-forward of young front-rowers Tisera Volkman and Bridie O’Gorman who scored tries in the latter part of the match.
These tries, combined with the trusty boot of skipper Hewson sealed University’s 29-point win. This victory marks the fourth time in five years the Students have lifted the Jack Scott Cup. During her distinguished career, other accolades include being named Women’s XV Player of the Year in 2016 and representing her country at three World Cups