Queensland Women's Rugby League

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The Queensland Women's Rugby League is the governing body of female rugby league in Queensland. It is a member of the Australian Women's Rugby League and Queensland Rugby League. The organisation is responsible for administering the Queensland Women's rugby league team and Brisbane and District Women's Rugby League competition. [1]

Women's Rugby League is the female-only version of the game rugby league football. There are currently clubs for female only participation running in Australia, Great Britain and New Zealand which are overseen by the various individual organisations of those separate countries and internationally by the Women & Girls Rugby League.

Queensland North-east state of Australia

Queensland is the second-largest and third-most populous state in the Commonwealth of Australia. Situated in the north-east of the country, it is bordered by the Northern Territory, South Australia and New South Wales to the west, south-west and south respectively. To the east, Queensland is bordered by the Coral Sea and Pacific Ocean. To its north is the Torres Strait, with Papua New Guinea located less than 200 km across it from the mainland. The state is the world's sixth-largest sub-national entity, with an area of 1,852,642 square kilometres (715,309 sq mi).

The Australian Women's Rugby League is the governing body of female rugby league in Australia and other parts of Oceania and was established in 1993. It currently falls under the Australian Rugby League Commission which oversees its running and management but it took the association five years to be recognized by the Australian Rugby League.

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The Carina Rugby League Football Club, commonly known as the Carina Tigers, was formed at the St Pauls Convent in 1958.

Founded in 2004, the Toowoomba FilliesWomen's Rugby League Club, commonly referred to as Toowoomba Fillies, are an Australian professional women's rugby league football team based in Toowoomba, a city in South East Queensland west of Queensland's capital city, Brisbane. Toowoomba Fillies have affiliations with the Toowoomba Clydesdales and Queensland Rugby League South West Division they play in the Brisbane and District Women's Rugby League.

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Rugby league in Queensland

Rugby league is the most popular winter sport in the Australian state of Queensland.


The New South Wales Women's Rugby League is the governing body of female rugby league in New South Wales. It is a member of the Australian Women's Rugby League and New South Wales Rugby League. The organisation is responsible for administering the New South Wales Women's rugby league team, Women's City vs Country Origin, Sydney Metropolitan Women's Rugby League and Country Rugby League Women's RL competitions.

The Western Australian Women's Rugby League is the governing body of female rugby league in Western Australia. It is a member of the Australian Women's Rugby League and Western Australian Rugby League. The organisation is responsible for administering the Western Australia Women's rugby league team.

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