Elite Eight day two wrap-up

first_imgBy BEN HARRISQueensland Chiefs and New South Wales Mets lead the way in the Elite Eight women’s and men’s opens divisions respectively at the 2013 X-Blades National Touch League in Coffs Harbour.Both sides remain undefeated as they knocked off their nearest rivals on day two of competition.The Chiefs shared top spot with the NSW Scorpions after day one but are now the outright leaders of the competition.In their two matches today, the Queenslanders defeated NSW Rebels 7-2 and kept out the Scorpions 5-2.Australian representative and Queensland women’s opens skipper Peta Rogerson picked up two touchdowns in the match.It was a disappointing day for the NSW side as they lost both of their matches.Defending champions, the Mets, occupy second position following an 8-5 win over the Scorpions and a 10-1 mauling of the Queensland Country Outlaws. The Alliance are in fourth position but they have NSW Country Mavericks on their backs. Only four touchdowns are separating the Scorpions, Alliance and the Mavericks.The Queensland South Stingrays and Rebels have to win their two remaining matches and hope other results go their way to make a tilt at the semi-finals.The Outlaws, unfortunately, are out of contention.In the men’s, the Mets lead the way on 20 points.They had two thrilling wins against the Scorpions (8-6) and the Outlaws (8-5).It’s the Outlaws’ only loss of the tournament but they can still finish first if the Mets slip up tomorrow.The Mavericks and the Stingrays are third and fourth respectively. They have a four-point advantage over the Scorpions who are in fifth spot after they scored their first win of the tournament.The Alliance slipped down the ladder following their two losses; they are on six points alongside the Chiefs.The Rebels are out of contention and have yet to post a win.Rounds six and seven will be played tomorrow with the play-offs held on Saturday.You can keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the 2013 X-Blades National Touch League in the following ways:Websiteswww.ntl.mytouchfooty.comwww.austouch.com.auSocial MediaFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the hashtag #NTL2013)Instagram – search for ‘Touch Football Australia’YouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausTouch Football Australia will be live streaming matches on their YouTube page.Related LinksElite Eight day twolast_img

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