2020 NRL Women's season

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2020 NRL Telstra Women's Premiership
Duration3 October to 25 October, 2020
Teams4
Premiers Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos (3rd Title)
Minor premiers Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos (3rd title)
Matches played7
Points scored222
Broadcast partners Channel Nine
Fox League
Sky Sport (NZ)
Sky Sports (UK)
Top points scorer(s) Brisbane colours.svg Meg Ward (30)
Dally M Award Brisbane colours.svg Ali Brigginshaw
Top try-scorer(s) Brisbane colours.svg Tamika Upton (5)
  2019
2021  

The 2020 NRL Women's Premiership was the third season of professional women's rugby league in Australia.

Contents

Teams

ColoursClubSeasonHead coachCaptain(s)
Brisbane colours.svg
Brisbane Broncos 3rd season Kelvin Wright [1] Ali Brigginshaw [1]
New Zealand colours.svg
New Zealand Warriors 3rd season Brad Donald [2] Georgia Hale
St. George colours.svg
St. George Illawarra Dragons 3rd season Daniel Lacey [3] Sam Bremner & Kezie Apps
Eastern Suburbs colours.svg
Sydney Roosters 3rd season Jamie Feeney [4] Corban McGregor

Pre-season

Regular season

The season operated under a round-robin format, with games played as curtain-raisers to the 2020 NRL Finals Series. The top two finishing teams then contested the Grand Final, which was played before the men's Grand Final on 25 October. [5]

Ladder

2020 NRL Women's season
PosTeamPldWDLPFPAPDPts
1 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 33007034+366
2 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 32015640+164
3 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 31024860122
4 St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons 30031858400
Source: [ citation needed ]

Ladder progression

Team123
1 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 246
2 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 244
3 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 002
4 St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons 000

Grand Final

Sunday, 25 October
4:05 pm (AEDT)
Brisbane Broncos Brisbane colours.svg 20 10 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters
Tries:
Tamika Upton (3') 1
Amber Hall (8') 1
Chelsea Lenarduzzi (34') 1
Tallisha Harden (44') 1
Goals:
Meg Ward 2/4
(5', 9')
[6]
1st: 12 10
2nd: 8 0
Tries:
1 (13') Yasmin Meakes
1 (25') Quincy Dodd
Goals:
1/2 Zahara Temara
(26')
ANZ Stadium
Referee: Belinda Sharpe
Player of the Match: Amber Hall (Karyn Murphy Medal)

Individual Awards

Dally M Medal Awards Night

The following awards were presented at the Dally M Medal Awards ceremony in Sydney on the night of 19 October 2020. [7]

Dally M Medal Player of the Year: Ali Brigginshaw ( Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos)

Rookie of the Year: Kennedy Cherrington ( Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters)

Try of the Year: Madison Bartlett for New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors versus St. George Illawarra Dragons (17 October 2020). Footage of this try is available within the article and as the 3rd try of the game in the match highlights.

Tackle of the Year: Hannah Southwell for Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters versus New Zealand Warriors (10 October 2020). Footage of this tackle is available within the article and within the match highlights.

Grand Final Day Awards

The following awards were presented at ANZ Stadium on Grand Final day, 25 October 2020.

Veronica White Medal: Georgia Hale ( New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors) [8] .

Karyn Murphy Medal Player of the Match: Amber Hall ( Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos) [9]

Statistical Awards

Highest Point Scorer in Regular Season: Meg Ward ( Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos) 26 (1t 11g)

Top Try Scorers in Regular Season: Tamika Upton ( Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos) 4.

Highest Point Scorer across the Full Season: Meg Ward ( Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos) 30 (1t 13g)

Top Try Scorer across the Full Season: Meg Ward ( Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos) 5

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References

  1. 1 2 "Broncos Stars Return for 2020 NRLW Season". Brisbane Broncos. 17 September 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  2. "Donald announces Warriors NRLW squad". Warriors. 18 September 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  3. "Patmore, Head, Wheeler join Dragons NRLW coaching staff - Dragons". St George Illawarra Dragons. 10 September 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  4. "Jamie Feeney appointed Roosters 2020 NRL Women's Head Coach". Sydney Roosters. 23 June 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  5. "Triple-headers an option as NRLW draw meshes with NRL finals". National Rugby League. 31 August 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  6. "Three-peat complete: Brilliant Broncos kick clear of plucky Roosters". NRL.com. 25 October 2020.
  7. Newton, Alicia (19 October 2020). "Brilliant Bronco Brigginshaw wins Dally M female player of the year". NRL. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  8. "Georgia Hale wins 2020 Veronica White Medal". New Zealand Rugby League. 27 October 2020. Retrieved 7 July 2022.
  9. Newton, Alicia (25 October 2020). "Rampaging Bronco: Hall rewarded with Karyn Murphy Medal". NRL. Retrieved 7 July 2022.