Keeley Davis (rugby league)

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Keeley Davis
Personal information
Born (2000-07-05) 5 July 2000 (age 22)
Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Height163 cm (5 ft 4 in)
Weight68 kg (10 st 10 lb)
Playing information
Position Hooker, Five-eighth
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
2018– St George Illawarra 231004
Representative
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
2018– Australia 41004
2018 Prime Minister's XIII 10000
2019 Australia 9s 31005
Source: [1]
As of 1 November 2022

Keeley Davis (born 5 July 2000) is an Australian rugby league footballer who plays for the St George Illawarra Dragons in the NRL Women's Premiership and the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks in the NSWRL Women's Premiership.

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She primarily plays as a hooker and has represented Australia.

Background

Davis was born in Wollongong and played her junior rugby league for the Corrimal Cougars before joining the Illawarra Steelers in the Tarsha Gale Cup. [2]

Playing career

2018

In June, Davis represented NSW Country at the Women's National Championships. [3] On 26 July, she signed with the St George Illawarra Dragons for the inaugural NRL Women's Premiership season. [4]

In Round 1 of the 2018 NRL Women's season, she made her debut for the Dragons as an 18-year old in their 4–30 loss to the Brisbane Broncos. [5]

On 6 October, she represented the Prime Minister's XIII in their win over Papua New Guinea. [6] On 13 October, she made her Test debut for Australia in their 26–24 win over New Zealand. [7]

2019

In May, she again represented NSW Country at the Women's National Championships. [8] On 6 October, she started at five-eighth in the Dragons' Grand Final loss to the Brisbane Broncos. [9] Later that month, she represented Australia at the 2019 Rugby League World Cup 9s and in a 28–8 win over New Zealand. [10]

2020

In February, she was a member of the Dragons' 2020 NRL Nines-winning team. [11] At the Dragons' end of season awards, she won the club's Coach's Award. [12]

On 10 November, she was named to make her Women's State of Origin debut at hooker for New South Wales but was ruled out on gameday due to injury. [13] [14]

2021

Keeley was a member of the Dragons team that finished in 2nd place during the season and lost 16-4 to the Sydney Roosters in the grand final at Leichhardt Oval on 10 April 2022.

2022

Keeley is a member of the Dragons team in the 2022 NRLW season.

Achievements and accolades

Individual

Captained St George Illawarra Dragons NRLW in 2021, current vice captain of the team

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References

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  2. "RESULTS: 2018 Harvey Norman Tarsha Gale Cup Round 6". League Unlimited. 17 March 2018. Archived from the original on 20 March 2018.
  3. Newton, Alicia (29 May 2018). "Women's Nationals the perfect Origin appetiser". National Rugby League . Archived from the original on 29 September 2020. Retrieved 11 October 2020.
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  5. "Dragons teenager Keeley Davis chasing 'unreal' NRLW win against Warriors" . The Daily Telegraph . 13 September 2018. Retrieved 11 October 2020.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. "13 Dragons named in Prime Minister's XIII squads". St. George Illawarra Dragons . 26 September 2018. Archived from the original on 30 October 2020. Retrieved 11 October 2020.
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  8. Newton, Alicia (22 May 2019). "Line-ups named for Women's National Championships". National Rugby League . Archived from the original on 10 October 2020. Retrieved 11 October 2020.
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  11. Nines lover Davis shines as Dragons bounce back (Interview). National Rugby League. 15 February 2020. Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  12. "Bent wins big as Dragons round out 2020 awards". St. George Illawarra Dragons . 17 October 2020. Archived from the original on 24 October 2020. Retrieved 7 December 2020.
  13. "NSW Women's Orign team announced". New South Wales Rugby League . 10 November 2020. Archived from the original on 28 November 2020. Retrieved 7 December 2020.
  14. "Fast-finishing NSW fall short". New South Wales Rugby League . 13 November 2020. Archived from the original on 2 December 2020. Retrieved 7 December 2020.