2019 NRL Women's season

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2019 NRL Women's Premiership
Duration14 September to 6 October 2019
Teams4
Premiers Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos (2nd title)
Minor premiers Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos (2nd title)
Matches played7
Points scored192
Top points scorer(s) St. George colours.svg Maddie Studdon (16)
Biggest away win St. George colours.svg Dragons 26 — 6 Warriors New Zealand colours.svg
at Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland
Round 2 (22 September 2019)
Dally M Award St. George colours.svg Jessica Sergis
Top try-scorer(s) St. George colours.svg Jessica Sergis (3)
  2018
2020  

The 2019 NRL Women's Premiership was the second season of professional women's rugby league in Australia.

Contents

Teams

ColoursClubSeasonHead coachCaptain(s)
Brisbane colours.svg
Brisbane Broncos 2nd season Kelvin Wright [1] Ali Brigginshaw [2]
New Zealand colours.svg
New Zealand Warriors 2nd season Luisa Avaiki [3] Laura Mariu [4]
St. George colours.svg
St. George Illawarra Dragons 2nd season Daniel Lacey [5] Sam Bremner [6]
Eastern Suburbs colours.svg
Sydney Roosters 2nd season Adam Hartigan [7] Simaima Taufa [8]

Pre-season

HomeScoreAwayMatch Information
Date and Time (Local)VenueRefereesCrowd
Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 14–0 Papua New Guinea colours.svg Papua New Guinea Orchids 31 August 2019, 4:00pm PNG Football Stadium

Regular season

The season again operated under a round-robin format, with games played as curtain-raisers to the 2019 NRL Finals Series as well as two standalone matches. The top two finishing teams will then contest the Grand Final, which is to be played before the men's Grand Final on 6 October. [9]

Ladder

2019 NRL Women's season
PosTeamPldWDLPFPAPDPts
1 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 32014214+284
2 St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons 32015436+184
3 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 32013246144
4 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 30032860320
Source: [ citation needed ]

Ladder progression

Team123
1 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 244
2 St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons 024
3 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 224
4 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 000

Grand Final

Sunday, 6 October
4:05pm
Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 30 6 St. George Illawarra Dragons St. George colours.svg
Tries:
Lavinia Gould (3') 1
Raecene McGregor (15') 1
Julia Robinson (39') 1
Chelsea Lenarduzzi (41') 1
Amber Pilley (48') 1
Goals:
Meg Ward 5/6
(17', 32', 40', 42', 49')
1st: 10 0
2nd: 20 6
Highlights
Replay
Reports [10] [11] [12]
Tries:
Kezie Apps (50') 1
Goals:
Maddie Studdon 1/1
(51')
Team lists:
FB18 Tamika Upton
WG2 Julia Robinson
CE3 Amy Turner
CE4 Amber Pilley
WG5 Meg Ward
FE6 Raecene McGregor
HB7 Ali Brigginshaw (c)
PR8 Millie Boyle
HK9 Lavinia Gould
PR10 Amber Hall
SR11 Annette Brander
SR12 Tazmin Gray
LK13 Rona Peters
Substitutes:
IC14 Tarryn Aiken
IC15 Steph Hancock
IC16 Mariah Storch
IC17 Chelsea Lenarduzzi
Coach: Kelvin Wright
FB1 Botille Vette-Welsh
WG2 Rikeya Horne
CE3 Jessica Sergis
CE4 Tiana Penitani
WG5 Shakiah Tungai
FE6 Keeley Davis
HB7 Maddie Studdon
PR8 Ngatokotoru Arakua
HK9 Brittany Breayley
PR10 Maitua Feterika
SR11 Kezie Apps (c)
SR12 Shaylee Bent
LK13 Holli Wheeler
Substitutes:
IC14 Aaliyah Fasavalu-Fa'amausili
IC15 Takilele Katoa
IC16 Maddison Weatherall
IC17 Najvada George
Coach: Daniel Lacey

Individual Awards

Dally M Medal Awards Night

The following award was presented at the Dally M Medal Awards ceremony in Sydney on the night of 2 October 2019. [13]

Dally M Medal Player of the Year: Jessica Sergis ( St. George Illawarra colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons)

Grand Final Day Awards

The following awards were presented at ANZ Stadium on Grand Final day, 6 October 2019.

Veronica White Medal: Honey Hireme ( New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors). [14]

Karyn Murphy Medal Player of the Match: Annette Brander ( Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos) [15]

Statistical Awards

Highest Point Scorer in Regular Season: Maddie Studdon ( St. George Illawarra colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons) 14 (7g)

Top Try Scorers in Regular Season: Jessica Sergis ( St. George Illawarra colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons) 3

Highest Point Scorer across the Full Season: Maddie Studdon ( St. George Illawarra colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons) 16 (8g)

Top Try Scorer across the Full Season: Jessica Sergis ( St. George Illawarra colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons) 3

Postseason

In October 2018, NRL announced the inaugural edition of Rugby League World Cup 9s in Western Sydney on 18–19 October 2019, featuring 12 international men's teams and 4 women's teams. [16] This would be around one month after the Women's Grand Final and replaced the Auckland Nines which had been run as a preseason tournament in previous years.

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