New South Wales women's rugby league team

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New South Wales Women
Team information
NicknameBlues
Governing body New South Wales Women's Rugby League
Region New South Wales
Head coach Kylie Hilder
Home stadium North Sydney Oval
Team results
First game
(1999)
Biggest win
New South Wales colours.svg New South Wales 22–6 Queensland Queensland colours.svg
(WIN Stadium, Wollongong, NSW; 23 July 2017)

The New South Wales Women's rugby league team represents the Australian state of New South Wales in Women's rugby league football. Also known as the Blues due to their sky blue jerseys, the team competes in the annual State of Origin series against the neighboring team, the Queensland Women's rugby league team. [1] [2] [3]

Contents

History

The first state of Origin match began in 1999. Since that time, a 17-year reign had been completed by the Queensland side.

New South Wales won their first interstate challenge in 2016 after coming so close to winning in 2015, drawing with Queensland 4 all. New South Wales would then win back to back title winning in 2017. In 2018 New South Wales won the first ever Women's State of Origin match which was held at North Sydney Oval in mid-2018.NSW retained the shield with a win once again at North Sydney Oval in 2019.

Players

The next scheduled fixture for the New South Wales Women's Origin team is a match against Queensland on Friday, 24 June 2022. In late May 2022, the following players were named in an extended squad. [4] [5]

Current squad

Table last updated 26 June 2022. Tallies in the table include the 2022 match against Queensland.

J#PlayerAge2021 NRLW ClubPosition(s)NSWNRLWState ClubTestsAll
Stars
City
Country
DbtMTGPts2018201920202021MTGPts20212022MTGPts
1 Emma Tonegato 27 St. George Illawarra colours.svg St George Illawarra Fullback 20123104 St. George Illawarra colours.svg 7740160000 Australian colours.svg 3m 3t Queanbeyan United Colours.png 1m
2 Yasmin Clydsdale 28 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters Wing , Second-row 20203000 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg 4 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg 7113012 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg 10 Newcastle colours.svg 3138032 Country colours.svg 1m
3 Jessica Sergis 24 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters Centre , Fullback 201754016 St. George Illawarra colours.svg 3 St. George Illawarra colours.svg 4 St. George Illawarra colours.svg 3 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg 6166024 Balmain colours.svg 9 Wests Tigers colours.svg 11017068 Australian colours.svg 1m 1t City colours.svg 3m 4t
4 Isabelle Kelly 25 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters Centre , Fullback 201585020 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg 4 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg 3 St. George Illawarra colours.svg 2 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg 7166024 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg 7 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg 4117028 Australian colours.svg 7m 9t Queanbeyan United Colours.png 1m Country colours.svg 3m 2t
5 Tiana Penitani 26 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Wing , Centre 20194104 St. George Illawarra colours.svg 4 St. George Illawarra colours.svg 2 Parramatta colours.svg 5115020 Cronulla colours.svg 10 Cronulla colours.svg 41410040 Australian colours.svg 1m City colours.svg 4m 7t
6 Kirra Dibb 24 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights Five-eighth , Lock 20192116 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg 3 New Zealand colours.svg 3 Newcastle colours.svg 51111228 North Sydney colours.svg 10 North Sydney colours.svg 515540100 Australian colours.svg 1m Australian Aboriginal Flag.svg 1m 3g Country colours.svg 4m 7g
7Rachael Pearson28 St. George Illawarra colours.svg St George Illawarra Halfback 20221048 St. George Illawarra colours.svg 6611228 Balmain colours.svg 9 South Sydney colours.svg 21133072 Country colours.svg 1m 1t
8 Simaima Taufa 28 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Prop , Lock 20149104 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg 4 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg 2 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg 4 Parramatta colours.svg 5153012 Wellington colours.svg 9 Wellington colours.svg 7163012 Australian colours.svg 9m Queanbeyan United Colours.png 2m City colours.svg 2m
9 Keeley Davis 21 St. George Illawarra colours.svg St George Illawarra Hooker 20212000 St. George Illawarra colours.svg 3 St. George Illawarra colours.svg 4 St. George Illawarra colours.svg 3 St. George Illawarra colours.svg 717104 Wellington colours.svg 8 Wellington colours.svg 6143012 Australian colours.svg 2m Country colours.svg 5m
10 Millie Boyle 24 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos Prop 20194000 Brisbane colours.svg 4 Brisbane colours.svg 4 Brisbane colours.svg 5134016 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg 775020 Australian colours.svg 1m
11 Kezie Apps 31 St. George Illawarra colours.svg St George Illawarra Second-row , Prop 20149208 St. George Illawarra colours.svg 3 St. George Illawarra colours.svg 4 St. George Illawarra colours.svg 2 St. George Illawarra colours.svg 514104 Balmain colours.svg 9 Wests Tigers colours.svg 2114016 Australian colours.svg 10m 2t Queanbeyan United Colours.png 2m 2t Country colours.svg 6m 5t
12 Shaylee Bent 21 St. George Illawarra colours.svg St George Illawarra Second-row , Centre 20192000 St. George Illawarra colours.svg 4 St. George Illawarra colours.svg 2 St. George Illawarra colours.svg 713208 Western Suburbs colours.svg 6 Wynnum-Manly Colours.svg 511208 Australian Aboriginal Flag.svg 4m City colours.svg 3m 1t
13 Hannah Southwell 23 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters Lock 20185000 St. George Illawarra colours.svg 3 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg 3 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg 3 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg 716036 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg 9 Newcastle colours.svg 31223272 Australian colours.svg 2m Country colours.svg 6m
14 Quincy Dodd 22 St. George Illawarra colours.svg St George Illawarra Hooker 20183000 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg 1 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg 4 St. George Illawarra colours.svg 7124016 Cronulla colours.svg 10 Cronulla colours.svg 51510040 Australian Aboriginal Flag.svg 4m City colours.svg 6m 4t
15 Sarah Togatuki 24 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters Prop , Lock 20203000 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg 3 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg 4 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg 7143012 Ireland colours.svg 10 Ireland colours.svg 5158032 Canterbury colours.svg 1m City colours.svg 4m 1t
16 Caitlan Johnston 21 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights Prop 20221000 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg 3 Newcastle colours.svg 14000 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg 10 Newcastle colours.svg 5159036 Australian Aboriginal Flag.svg 4m Country colours.svg 2m 1t
17Olivia Kernick Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters Second-row 20221000 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg 773012 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg 11 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg 4155020 Australian Aboriginal Flag.svg 1m Tino Rangatiratanga Maori sovereignty movement flag.svg 1m Country colours.svg 1m
18 Sam Bremner 30 St. George Illawarra colours.svg St George Illawarra Fullback , Five-eighth 20127104 St. George Illawarra colours.svg 1 St. George Illawarra colours.svg 34104 Cronulla colours.svg 44104 Australian colours.svg 6m 10t Queanbeyan United Colours.png 5m 2t Country colours.svg 4m 1t
19 Teagan Berry 20 St. George Illawarra colours.svg St George Illawarra Wing 0000 St. George Illawarra colours.svg 1 St. George Illawarra colours.svg 785122 Balmain colours.svg 3 Cronulla colours.svg 478032 Country colours.svg 1m
20 Filomina Hanisi 21 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Prop 20202104 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg 4 Parramatta colours.svg 59000 Wellington colours.svg 9 Wellington colours.svg 817104 City colours.svg 2m
21 Talei Holmes 22 St. George Illawarra colours.svg St George Illawarra Second-row 0000 St. George Illawarra colours.svg 3 St. George Illawarra colours.svg 47000 Cronulla colours.svg 11 Cronulla colours.svg 61716064 Fijibaticolours.PNG 1m City colours.svg 2m
22 Corban Baxter 28 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters Fullback , Five-eighth 20157104 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg 3 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg 4 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg 512208 Cronulla colours.svg 10 Cronulla colours.svg 3134016 Australian colours.svg 7m 2tTino Rangatiratanga Maori sovereignty movement flag.svg 3m City colours.svg 6m 5t

Notes

Key to icons used in the above table

Results

Results From 1999-2005
YearDateWinnerScoreLoserGround
1999July 4Queensland [8] 16–14New South Wales ANZ Stadium (Brisbane)
2000July 9QueenslandNew South Wales ANZ Stadium (Brisbane)
2001July 22Queensland34–14New South Wales ANZ Stadium (Brisbane)
2002Queensland [9] 26-16New South WalesIpswich
2003QueenslandNew South Wales
2004July 24Queensland40–8New South Wales Suncorp Stadium
Queensland46–8New South WalesNewcastle
2005Aug 6Queensland20–18New South Wales Henson Park

2006

30 July 2006
Queensland Women Queensland colours.svg 40 – 24 New South Wales colours.svg New South Wales Women
Tries
Steph Hancock 2
Leah Williams 2
Teresa Anderson 1
Karyn Murphy 1
Megan Spicer 1

Goals
Neena Fraser 4
Steph Hancock 1
Megan Spicer 1
Report Tries
1 Teina Clark
1 Dahlia Tahu
1 Nadine Schmidt
1 Johnnie Tukwaho

Goals
4 Teina Clark

2007

13 August 2007
3.30 PM
Queensland Women Queensland colours.svg 38 – 16 New South Wales colours.svg New South Wales Women
Tries
Rachele Whelan 2
Bianca Ambrum 1
Teresa Anderson 1
Kellie Batchelor 1
Suzanne Johnson 1
Leah Williams 1

Goals
Kellie Batchelor 5
Report
HT 12-10

2008

The Woman's Interstate Challenge was played as a two-game series in 2008.

Game 1

8 July 2008
Queensland Women Queensland colours.svg 8 – 6 New South Wales colours.svg New South Wales Women
Tries
Steph Hancock 1
Tegan Rolfe 1
Report Tries
1 Jessica Palmer

Goals
1 Teina Clark
CUA Stadium, Penrith
Player of the Match: Queensland colours.svg Renae Kunst

Game 2

9 August 2008
Queensland Women Queensland colours.svg 46 – 4 New South Wales colours.svg New South Wales Women
Tries
Bianca Ambrum 3
Suzanne Johnson 2
Tarah Westera 2
Tegan Rolfe 1
Renae Kunst 1
Steph Hancock 1
Goals
Steph Hancock 3
Report
Scores [10]
Tries
1 Lisa Fiaola

2009

18 July 2009
1:40 PM
Queensland Women Queensland colours.svg 20 – 14 New South Wales colours.svg New South Wales Women
Tries
Erin Elliott 1
Tahnee Norris 1
Nive Moefaauo 1
Tarah Westera 1

Goals
Natalie Dwyer 1
Tegan Rolfe 1
Report Tries
1 Poihaera Clark
1 Natalie Levy
1 Jessica Palmer

Goals
1 Renee Gloss

2010

26 June 2010
Queensland Women Queensland colours.svg 36 – 6 New South Wales colours.svg New South Wales Women
Tries
Latisha Gary 2
Tegan Rolfe 2
Karina Brown 1
Natalie Dwyer 1
Suzanne Johnson 1

Goals
Natalie Dwyer 4
Report
Report [11]
Tries
1 Kylie Hilder

Goals
1 Teina Clark
Albert Park, Gympie
Player of the Match: Queensland colours.svg Latisha Gary

2011

25 May 2011
Queensland Women Queensland colours.svg 26 – 0 New South Wales colours.svg New South Wales Women
Tries:
Natalie Dwyer 1
Bianca Ambrum 1
Natasha Baggow 1
Natalie Gala 1
Karyn Murphy 1
Steph Hancock 1
Goals:
Natalie Dwyer 1
Report [12] Tries:
nil
Goals:
nil

2012

23 June 2012
3.30 PM
Queensland Women Queensland colours.svg 34 – 10 New South Wales colours.svg New South Wales Women
Tries:
Bianca Ambrum 4
Natalie Dwyer 2
Karina Brown 1
Karyn Murphy 1
Goals:
Amber Saltner 1
Report
QLD Annual Report
HT 16-10
Tries:
1 Tarah Westen
1 Samantha Hammond
Goals:
1 Maddie Studdon
Penrith Park
Player of the Match: Queensland colours.svg Heather Ballinger

2013

7 April 2013
Queensland Women Queensland colours.svg 30 – 12 New South Wales colours.svg New South Wales Women
Tries:
Bianca Ambrum 1
Steph Hancock 1
Amber Saltner 1
Joanne Barrett 1
Renae Kunst 1
Tahnee Norris 1
Goals:
Amber Saltner 3
QLD Annual Report
Video Snippet
HT 10-6
Tries:
2 Tegan Chandler
Goals:
2 Margaret Watson
Davies Park, West End, Brisbane

2014

19 July 2014
Queensland Women Queensland colours.svg 26 – 10 New South Wales colours.svg New South Wales Women
Tries:
Renae Kunst 1
Deanna Turner 1
Kellye Hodges 1
Jenni-Sue Hoepper 1
Steph Hancock 1
Goals:
Ali Brigginshaw 2
Jenni-Sue Hoepper 1
Report
HT 16-0
Tries:
1 Teina Clark
1 Kezie Apps
Goals:
1 Maddie Studdon

2015

27 June 2015
New South Wales Women New South Wales colours.svg 4 – 4 Queensland colours.svg Queensland Women
Tries:
Isabelle Kelly 1
Report
HT 0-4
Tries:
1 Chelsea Baker

2016

23 July 2016
New South Wales Women New South Wales colours.svg 8 – 4 Queensland colours.svg Queensland Women
Tries:
Simaima Taufa 1
Goals:
Maddie Studdon 2
Report
HT 0-0
Tries:
1 Ali Brigginshaw
Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast
Player of the Match: New South Wales colours.svg Kezie Apps

Notes:

  • This was the first time New South Wales won the trophy in all women's interstate challenge history.

2017

23 July 2017
New South Wales Women New South Wales colours.svg 22 – 6 Queensland colours.svg Queensland Women
Tries:
Jessica Sergis 3
Corban McGregor 1
Vanessa Foliaki 1
Goals:
Caitlin Moran 1
Report
QRL Annual Report
HT 10-6
Tries:
1 Jenni-Sue Hoepper
Goals:
1 Chelsea Baker
WIN Stadium, Wollongong
Player of the Match: New South Wales colours.svg Kezie Apps
Referee: Chris Treneman

2018

22 June 2018
New South Wales Women New South Wales colours.svg 16 10 Queensland colours.svg Queensland Women
Tries:
Isabelle Kelly (7', 54') 2
Nakia Davis-Welsh (36') 1
Goals:
Maddie Studdon 2/3
(9', 55')
Report
Highlights
HT 6-6
Tries:
2 (12', 45') Karina Brown
Goals:
1/2 Chelsea Baker
(13')
North Sydney Oval, Sydney
Player of the Match: New South Wales colours.svg Isabelle Kelly
Attendance: 6,824
Referee: Jon Stone
Peter Gough (Assistant)

Notes:

  • First official Women's State of Origin match.

2019

21 June 2019
New South Wales Women New South Wales colours.svg 14 4 Queensland colours.svg Queensland Women
Tries:
Jessica Sergis 1
Shakiah Tungai 1
Maddie Studdon 1
Goals:
Kirra Dibb 1
Report
Highlights
HT 0-4
Tries:
1 Tazmin Gray
Goals:
nil
North Sydney Oval, Sydney
Player of the Match: New South Wales colours.svg Maddie Studdon
Attendance: 10,300
Referee: Belinda Sharpe

2020

13 November 2020
7:45 PM
Queensland Women Queensland colours.svg 24 – 18 New South Wales colours.svg New South Wales Women
Tries:
Tamika Upton 2
Tarryn Aiken 1
Steph Hancock 1

Goals:
Lauren Brown 4
Report
Highlights
HT 6-6
Tries:
1 Kezie Apps
1 Tiana Penitani
1 Filomina Hanisi
1 Botille Vette-Welsh
Goals:
1 Melanie Howard
Sunshine Coast Stadium
Player of the Match: Queensland colours.svg Tarryn Aiken
Referee: Belinda Sharpe

2021

25 June 2021
7:45 PM
Queensland Women Queensland colours.svg 8 – 6 New South Wales colours.svg New South Wales Women
Tries:
Destiny Brill 1
Goals:
Lauren Brown 2
Report
Highlights
HT 6-4
Tries:
1 Isabelle Kelly
Goals:
1 Maddie Studdon
Sunshine Coast Stadium
Attendance: 7,183
Referee: Belinda Sharpe
Player of the Match: Queensland colours.svg Tazmin Gray

2022

24 June 2022
7:45 PM
New South Wales New South Wales colours.svg 20 14 Queensland colours.svg Queensland
Tries: 3
Emma Tonegato (13') 1
Kirra Dibb (15') 1
Isabelle Kelly (67') 1
Goals:
Rachael Pearson 4/5
(14', 17', 27', 41')
HT 14-10
Highlights
Match Stats (NRL)
Reports [13]
Tries: 3
1 (8') Destiny Brill
1 (21') Tarryn Aiken
1 (56') Evania Pelite
Goals: 1
1/2 Ali Brigginshaw
(22')
0/2 Lauren Brown
GIO Stadium, Canberra
Attendance: 11,321
Referee: Belinda Sharpe
Player of the Match: New South Wales colours.svg Isabelle Kelly
(Nellie Doherty Medal)

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