Starting Melbourne Rebels flanker Brooke Moselen says the Super W team is still in good spirits despite losing their first two opening games of the 2019 season.
Following two tough loses to Queensland Women and Brumbies Women, Moselen admits it has been tough to deal with starting the season in a disappointing way.
However, the 25-year-old is adamant that the resilience in the side has not waivered as the Rebels try to regroup ahead of their final home game of the season against Rugby WA Women.
“Obviously losing by a bit is hard, but the resilience in the team is good,” Moselen said.
“It is a young team and with the experience of the older players in the side, it does bring the team together.”
The Rebels have suffered from losing experienced players, with Georgia Cormick and Tuala Hunt ruled out of playing at scrum-half and fly-half respectively due to season ending injuries.
However, Moselen says one positive of that outcome is that it has given two of the younger members of the squad invaluable game time to learn from.
“It’s great to have that depth in the younger players,” she said.
“Obviously losing our starting 9 and 10 is crucial to any team, but we do have that depth in Wynonah (Conway) and Liana (Pritchard-Matamua) and moving forward it’s about creating a team for the next generation and the next few seasons as well.”
Ahead of the Super W side’s clash with WA, Moselen admits she is excited about being a part of the only double header fixture in 2019.
And Moselen says the team will do everything it can to ensure they are competitive against a WA side looking for their first win of the season.
“It’s an amazing opportunity. I’ve never played on a stadium like AAMI Park, especially when it’s leading into the Super Rugby game,” she said.
“We’ve taken what we’ve needed to work on from the previous games and we know utilising our backs out wide will be a big key for us.
“Hopefully we can get the crowd down a bit earlier to support us and we are looking forward to versing WA.”