Hollie Fraser has a knack for scoring tries.
Some players struggle to score a try in a match let alone throughout the course of the season – Fraser has scored 12 in just two games including three against Alhambra Union in the side’s pre-season match and nine at the weekend.
Kaikorai were the team she took to pieces at the weekend, with Fraser, who was shifting between centre and wing, dotting down a whopping nine times.
North Otago ran out comfortable victors in the match 97-0.
Nine tries in a match is a serious feat that is likely to remain for a long time.
Her season tally could well be higher but she suffered a broken nose in the pre-season match against Alhambra Union.
“I was only going to play the last five minutes or so this week as I was meant to have another week off but Colin convinced me to play and I hate watching so I decided to get on the park.”
To use her attacking instincts, she was placed on the wing in defence to limit contact.
Her nine-try haul in the weekend was the biggest of her career.
“I’ve never scored that many in a game before I was quite shocked really.”
“I knew I had scored a few, but didn’t realise it was that many until Jessie told me after the game.”
The midfield back is hoping to take her try scoring form into this weekend’s game.
“I’m hoping I can score some more this weekend.”
“My teammates were just awesome on Saturday right from the start and they played a big part in most of the tries.”
Fraser even converted her first try to give her a personal haul of 47 points for the match – another record for her.
A large part of her scoring tries is the style of rugby played over here.
“I love the way it’s played here, it’s a lot more advanced.”
North Otago women’s coach Lemi Masoe said it was a pretty amazing achievement.
“I’ve only ever seen someone score five or six tries before, let alone nine, so it was an outstanding effort.”
Masoe said Fraser had a fantastic game and that had lifted a lot of the girls.
“She was outstanding and things just clicked right from the start.”
Her tries were not just finishing off backline moves or coming on the end of overlaps, she produced … a couple of them from her own goal line, he said.
“Some of them she scored were basically the length of the field efforts.”
By Brayden Lindsay