Women RL XIII:
First ever international women’s rugby league test match on Balkan was played on Saturday, May 18th 2019 in Istanbul. Turkey hosted the Italian National Team on the stadium Beylerbeyi and in one interesting game came to the triumph of 18-14. For both teams this was the first official match in women’s competitions and a great experience.
🇹🇷Turkey vs 🇮🇹Italy 18-14 (12-4)
Istanbul, 18.05.2019. Venue: Beylerbeyi 75.Yil Stadyumu, 34676 Istanbul, Referee: Vladan Kikanovic (Serbia). Attendance: 250.
Points for Turkey🇹🇷: 3 tries: Ecem Acikzog 6′, Esen Gul 15′ min, Mehtap Korku 49′ min. Goals Ecem Acikzog 3/3.
Points for Italy🇮🇹: 3 tries: Gioga Lozzi 30′ min, Alessandra Berotti 35′ min, Virgina Pinaello 54′ min, Goals: Valentina Viesin 1/3.
Turkey🇹🇷: Melike Sahan, Huyla Tasci, Gulusan Cakmak, Mehtap Korku, Nazlican Erdogan, Esen Gül (Izmir Bati Gucu RLC), Elif Yilmaz, Zeynep Aydın, Nazife Taşkın, Ecem Acikgoz(Ankara Phrygians RLC), Bengu Ozgen, Safak Ozturk, Merve Fırtına, Ezgi Kilic, Elif Kutlu (Kadikoy Bulls RLC), Berivan Dilmac (Eskisehir Aqua Warriors RLC), Jiyan Avras.
Italy🇮🇹: Lisa Sovran, Stefania Tolto, Riulla Callagel, Virgina Pinavello, Alessandra Menotti, Cecilia Piva, Valentina Virgili, Giulia Iozzi, Simona Gazzera, Rosa Bettolatei, Altea, Giulia Stucchi, Erica Neri, Enrica Pandolfo, Marika Ascione, Carlotta Gnerreschi.