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Menaiduck

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That 18/20 mill is a conservative estimate, it could be a lot more. The quality on the paddock will want to improve, hard to imagine it getting worse though.
Luckily for me I have seen how bad the male players are to form a judgement as to how bad the females will be
 

The Penguin #6.

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When you go to NRL.com website it seems to redirect you to current women's NRL? Is there a way around this at all? It's great the game is building and women's league is getting the coverage it needs...... but for people that aren't interested in it at like myself is there a way around it?

Can't we just have seperate websites? We all know why we go to league websites. People that are interested in ebay go to ebay.com, people that go to amazon.com go to amazon.com. Rugby league is great, but let's be honest, it needs to be seperate. I'm interested in your thoughts.
NRLW is in its` infancy and obviously the NRL are directing traffic through its` site trying to engage new fans.
Now that our main competitor have today announced they are spending upwards of $30m on their competition and in their words " to become the number one female sporting code in Australia " we better take it seriously because even though their product on the field is rubbish they are out to get all the best female sporting talent in Oz.
Every time you click through the NRLW site ( or heaven forbid actually look at a highlight or whatever ) you are registered and this will be used as selling point in the NRL`s attempts to get sponsors for our women`s comp so that it can pay its` way and we can maintain the quality of our women`s comp. Otherwise ours will end up the black hole for money that I hope theirs becomes.
 

10$ Ferret

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One theing they have to get right is the coverage, the commentary of the NRLW games is disgraceful. One the surface people might think its ok, but for anyone that knows the women's game and the players its beyond cringeworthy. Tarsha Gale was a great player, a great ambassador for the game and maybe a lovely lady, but keep her away from the microphone.
Listening to her and her colleague tonight doing a HN game, its really embarrassing
 

ALX25

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First Nations Gems coach Jess Skinner says the growing number of players wanting to represent their mobs was overwhelming after she settled on a squad for the upcoming Harvey Norman National Championships on June 9.

More than 90 of Australia’s next crop of rising Indigenous talent applied to be part of Skinner’s team for the four-day tournament at Pizzey Park in Burleigh next month.

First Nations Gems Squad
Brandii Davis-Welsh
Baylee Davies
Tawana Sullivan-Togo (co-captain)
Shanti Evans
Brooke Saddler
Brodii Ingram
Rebecca Lee Ford (co-captain)
Essay Banu
Oaklee Tighe
Lyrech Mara
Bree Chester
Ahlivia Ingram
Sareka Mooka
Bakoi Mosby
Madyson Tooth
Keegan Irelandes
Shaenice Allan
Jessica Howard
Vanique Malayta
Kiara Lea Shelton

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2022/05/27/first-nations-gems-ready-to-represent-at-national-championships/
 

Billythekid

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NRLW is in its` infancy and obviously the NRL are directing traffic through its` site trying to engage new fans.
Now that our main competitor have today announced they are spending upwards of $30m on their competition and in their words " to become the number one female sporting code in Australia " we better take it seriously because even though their product on the field is rubbish they are out to get all the best female sporting talent in Oz.
Every time you click through the NRLW site ( or heaven forbid actually look at a highlight or whatever ) you are registered and this will be used as selling point in the NRL`s attempts to get sponsors for our women`s comp so that it can pay its` way and we can maintain the quality of our women`s comp. Otherwise ours will end up the black hole for money that I hope theirs becomes.
So far it feels like they're winning the battle of public mindshare. AFL got in first and are definitely investing more but as you say thus far the NRLW is a far superior product which puts us in a good position despite investing so much less.

I hope the NRL takes this seriously, this is a huge potential growth area and has the potential to impact the mens game as well.
 

ALX25

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Squads released for 2022 Harvey Norman National Championships

The under 19s Queensland Sapphires and Western Australia's opens team will be looking to defend their respective titles when the Harvey Norman National Championships begin on Thursday.

National Championships Squads
Under 19s
Northern Territory

Abigail Sekitoga, Holly Meeks, Nanise Vakacavu, Charlotte Elcoate, Janna Ransome, Siniva Sa'anga, Jonte Fitzgerald, Tiah Young, Tiana Storey, Tyla Kingdon, Ilisapeci Bari, Ellie Niki, Eve Genders, Fatima Issah Bandao, Tusiga Salei, Brooklyn Johnson, Rose-Maree Goninon, Charlize Simmonds, Caitlin Houlihan, Abigail Kate Hills
Coach: Meg Clohesy

NSW City
Cassey Tohi-Hiku, Petesa Lio, Maddie Binding. Rosemarie Beckett, Zoe Cass, Luisa Yaranamua, Anneka Wilson, Folau Vaki, Rueben Cherrington, Ruby-Jean Kennard, Otesa Pule, Leilani Wilson, Iesha Duckett, Losana Lutu, Tyla Amiatu, Kalosipani Hopoate, Chloe Jackson, Sienna Williams, Tahleisha Maeva, Monalisa Soliola
Coach: Kate Mullaly

NSW Country
Annabel McDonald, Charlize Lloyd-Phillips, Mia Middleton, Jordyn Preston, Alanna Dummett, Jada Taylor, Tayla Montgomery, Tiana Kore, Salma Nour, Mercydes Metcalf, Jules Kirkpatrick, Mackenzie Lear, Kayla Waldron, Sophie Clancy, Milly Lupo, Jemma Gallagher, Matilda Jones, Kayla Fleming, Ma'ata Alai Lokeni, Lily Rogan
Coach: Alicia-Kate Hawke

Queensland Rubys
Rialey Baty-Karauria, Kaieisha Afoa, Helen Uitualagi, Atlanta Peters, Tahlia Marshall, Ellie Williamson, Chantay Kiria-Ratu, Dannii Perese, Lily-Rose Kolc, Felila Kia, Sunny Gerrard, Hannah Larsson, Emma Barnes, Fiona Jahnke, Georgina Tuita'alili, Jacinta Carter, Mackenzie Baty-Karauria, Tarleah Fisher-Pearson, Lavinia Kitai, Layne Northey Coach: Maia Tua-Davidson

Queensland Sapphires
Traevonnah Fisher, Nekina Dingley, Makayla Everding, Kylie Janes, Luca Howarth, Olivia Cave, Emily Bella, Theo Mosby-Nona, Etuina Suavai, Lillian Yarrow, Montana Mook, Grace Giampino, Ataliah Love, Kayla Shepherd, Alenna Whipp, Libby Surha, Ashlea Nolan, Hannah Mountford, Remi Bishop, Jayde Herdegen
Coach: Gavin Lloyd

South Australia
Grace Bridge, Audrey Holt, Hannah Polley, Jane Afeaki, Samantha Cooper, Zahn Anthony, Frances Afeaki, Ella Christie, Djkeera O'Brien, Sophie McClure, Victoria Johns, Ana Ikahihifo, Georgia Dimasi, Courtney Plowman, Ngaia Ngaraukura, Tashara Wilson, Rosina Tupua, Kalesi Natadra, Rebecca Williss, Te'Anu Karpani
Coach: Maryanne Longstaff

Victoria
Phoenix Caroline Mahakitau-Daniel, Ameena Kanj, Chantelle Latu, Sillah Rumints, Tafai Lemauga, Jade Te Aute, Madison - Lee Kelly, Della Raymundo, Kirsty Matapa, Xrysian-Aroha Pakoti, Terisa Margaret Lemauga Nafatali, Dilyza Leugaimafa, Petalina Atoa, Harmony Vatau, Fahina Ofahengaue, Summah Mauafu Autalaga, Heavenly Kidwell, Iliseva Sovau, Aliena Faavae, Paris Lia'i
Coach: Tim Auremi

Western Australia
April Alan, Alkira Dane, Taneka Doney-Vati, Melodie Toby, Rachel Lowndes, Nicole Ledington, Anahera Te Rahui, Adalaide Faamausili-Fala, Samantha Wood, Debra Vini, Tylah Edwards, Aliyah Grey, Shainai Proctor, Aliyah Tanonef, Nakaia Erceg, Ana-Malia Lomano, Shiane Kani, Tehani Tairea, Lorena Araya-Aliivaa, Fine Tuimoala
Coach: Daniel Manning

See: https://www.nrl.com/news/2022/06/07/squads-released-for-2022-harvey-norman-national-championships/
 

ALX25

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National Championships Squads
Opens
Australian Defence Force

Lauren Dam, Michelle Vocea, Emily Kapernick, Paris Sinclair, Samantha Mead, Cassidy Morley, Ebony Allsopp, Mardi Longford, Carla Humphries, Taylah Eastwood, Madeline Burton, Cayla Barlow, Kiara Hawkins, Kirsten Wilson, Eboni Fraser, Lauren Sallis, Amanda Thomas, Lowanna McDougall, Olivia Hebei, Justine Sou
Coach: Shane Bullock

First Nations Gems
Brandii Davis-Welsh, Baylee Davies, Tawana Sullivan-Togo, Shanti Kennedy, Brooke Saddler, Brodii Ingram, Rebecca Ford, Essay Banu, Oaklee Tighe, Lyrech Mara, Bree Chester, Ahlivia Ingram, Sareka Mooka, Bakoi Mosby, Madyson Tooth, Keegan Irelandes, Shaenice Allan, Jessica Howard, Vanique Malayta, Kiara Naicoko
Coach: Jessica Skinner

Northern Territory
Latoniya Norris, Ayesha Kay, Kelam Nona, Shayla Barba, Tanisha Garling, Calista Boyd, Kiyanah Toy, Cassiela Wapau, Mateeka Nielson, Bianca Scrymgour, Ivana Schober, Shari Togo, Rease Casey, Melody Wehipeihana, Kirsty Cooper, Kagui Gimini, Kirra Muggeridge, Latia Schefe, Jayda Lofipo, Jo De La Coeur
Coach: Leon Cleal

NSW Country
Shannon Rose, Jorja Holden, Jessica Gentle, Caitlin Shoulders, Christa-Lee Smith, Olivia Glanville, Brooke Carter, Ashley Bills, Sian Filipo, Ella Buteux, Josie Strong, Macie Carlile, Melanie Watherston, Tamika Bull, Kaitlyn Andrews, Theresa Wilhelmus, Terri-Lee Van Wyk, Sarah Dimech, Alicia Wright, Katrina Latu
Coach: Russell Grigg

Victoria
Heaven-Leigh Dakartis, Maddy Simon, Beauty Christina Mauafu Autalaga, Maureen Tuia, Maria Nelio, Tasheena Toamau, Maleyna Hunapo, Rangi Asha Aukino, Monica Moore, Tiana Kani, Hiria Williams, Jessica Rastrick, Viena Seumanufagai, Georgina Moana, Mena Layfield, Mary Hafoka, Easter Titae, Stefanie Vang, Jane Nanai-Schmidt, Jayne Kareroa
Coach: Brandon Taunoa

Western Australia
Elle Warren, Alex King, Huia Swanell, Ariana Hira-Herangi, Tiarne Barnett, Juraea Turner, Rachel Withoos , Heather Matoe , Mahinarangi Clair, Sera Ravatudei, Cherysh Leaf, Te Rauhina Wall, Anneka Stephens, Paihau Pomare, Demi Butler, Arnika Cave, Michaela Turner Wallace, Roimata Toa-Amoa, Shenae Gilmore-Spence, Ariana Ruru-Hinaki Coach: Brad Costello

The 2022 Harvey Norman National Championships will be live streamed on NRL.com across the four days with both finals on Sunday June 12 to be shown LIVE on Kayo Sports.

See: https://www.nrl.com/news/2022/06/07/squads-released-for-2022-harvey-norman-national-championships/
 

10$ Ferret

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Anyone heard what will happen with the Tigers HNWP now Kimmorley is the interim NRL coach ?
 

ALX25

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Next gen: Players to watch at the National Championships
NRL.com takes a look at some of the players to watch throughout the tournament.

Mardi Longford (Australian Defence Force)
ADF prop Mardi Longford arrives to the Championships with plenty of promise. The 24-year-old, who works in the Navy, has been plying her trade as a middle forward in Cronulla's Harvey Norman NSW Premiership and is looking to take the next steps in her career with a possible NRLW call-up in the future.

Bree Chester (First Nations Gems)
The Newcastle junior will represent the Gems again in 2022 after she missed the NRLW season at the Knights due to a heart condition. Chester, a rising back-rower, was signed by Newcastle on a development deal and made her return to the field in the Harvey Norman NSW Premiership.

Abigail Sekitoga (Northern Territory)
An exciting young fullback who has been floating between rugby league and union in Darwin. The Fijian teenager is considered a gifted all-round athlete who hasn't been afraid to move interstate to play after featuring for the Bulldogs in the Tarsha Gale Cup competition recently.

Rueben Cherrington (NSW City)
The younger sister of Eels enforcer Kennedy Cherrington, Rueben will feature in her second tournament after making a move from Western Australia following her school studies. Already signed to the Eels for the upcoming NRLW season, the 18-year-old hooker will be looking to cement her spot in the under 19s Origin clash for the Blues.

Charlize Lloyd-Phillips (NSW Country)
A member of the premiership-winning Roosters Tarsha Gale Cup side, Lloyd-Phillips is back for another tournament after representing NSW in the under 19s curtain raiser last season. The flashy winger is a prolific try-scorer with three tries in a game earlier in April. A strong performance at the Championships and with possible Origin selection, Lloyd-Phillips is destined for higher honours.

Chantay Ratu (Queensland Rubys)
A promising playmaker from Queensland, Ratu is destined for big things in the game ahead of a possible under 19s Origin debut later this month if she can perform at the tournament. A Keebra Park high school student, Ratu has been playing for Tweed in the BMP Premiership and is considered a star of the future.

Traveonnah Fisher (Queensland Sapphires)
Returns to the Championships this year with the Sapphires after playing for the Rubys in 2021. Capable of playing on the wing or at fullback, Fisher plays for Wynnum Manly in the BMD Premiership is close to being picked up by an NRLW club.

Adalaide Faamausili-Fala (Western Australia)
A 19-year-old forward who plays for Kwinana in the local Perth competition, Faamausili-Fala is a former state level swimmer and brazilian jiu jitsu champion who also plays gridiron.

Audrey Holt (South Australia)
An emerging winger from the Western District Warriors club in South Australia, Holt is fresh to rugby league but has a lot of potential with her strength and size not to be underestimated. Holt's fitness is also her best asset with the 18-year-old coming into the tournament with a high 19.5 in the 30-15, which is on par with the Jillaroos figures.

Jade Te Aute (Victoria)
The 18-year-old arrives to the National Championships with promise after representing the Melbourne Rebels in the Super W this year. Te Aute, who is set to play five-eighth during the tournament, played league for NRL Victoria at 16 before switching to sevens recently. She was included in the Australian rugby sevens' players of national interest squad last year as part of her development.

See: https://www.nrl.com/news/2022/06/09/next-gen-players-to-watch-at-the-national-championships/
 

ALX25

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NSW Country will take on Western Australia in Sunday's Harvey Norman National Championships opens grand final while NSW City will play Queensland Rubys in the under 19s decider.

All four sides advanced to challenge for the respective trophies after winning key matches on Saturday.

QLD Sapphire selectors will have to have a re-think of their 'selected' side. Perhaps the process in not selecting more players from the standout Country side has been a factor.

See: https://www.nrl.com/news/2022/06/11/harvey-norman-national-championships-day-3-live-blog/
 

ALX25

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The Queensland Rubys are the under 19s champions after beating NSW City 10-4 in the Harvey Norman National Championships final on Sunday.

Earlier, play was stopped for almost a half an hour in the eighth minute due to a serious ankle injury to interchange player Sienna Williams, who was taken from the ground via ambulance.

Wishing Sienna all the best in recovery. The play of the match which wasn't mentioned in the report was the second effort from Tahlia Marshall to prevent a certain NSW try. That's an Origin effort from Tahlia. Well done.

See: https://www.nrl.com/news/2022/06/12/rubys-stun-nsw-city-to-win-under-19s-title/
 
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The Penguin #6.

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Watched the highlights of Day 4 and the referees obsession with calling every dropped ball a knock-on completely ruined it for me.
WTF - it`s almost like they feel they aren`t having enough involvement in the game so any dropped ball - even blatantly obvious knock-backs - were pulled up. They saunter over full of their braindead self importance signalling knock-on. So many times I saw players almost pulling their hair out in frustration. FFS let the game flow.
For gods sake someone do something, this obsession with imaginary knock-ons is giving me the shits.
 

ALX25

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The 10m rule I felt in some games was a bit hiss and miss. Would like to see a legitimate QLD Country side involved in the Opens.
 

ALX25

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Three-time Brisbane Broncos champion Meg Ward has officially announced her retirement and move into the coaching world, as an assistant to Kelvin Wright.

The Queensland Maroon and Australian Jillaroo, who celebrated her 27th birthday just yesterday, first began playing representative rugby league while working as a Firefighter in the Defence Force in the Northern Territory.

That was after representing the Australian Schoolgirls in soccer, and a stint playing rugby union.

The Gosford born, Brisbane raised star represented Australia at the Rugby League World Cup in 2017, scoring three tries, before playing for the Maroons and making her debut with the Broncos in the inaugural NRLW season.

Ward won her third premiership with the club in 2020, finishing the season as the top point scorer in the competition.

See: https://www.nrl.com/news/2022/08/19/meg-ward-announces-playing-retirement-to-begin-coaching-career/
 
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