Player profiles: NSW Women's team
NSW women's - 2015 Team
1. Sam Hammond (Helensburgh)
An experienced NSW and Jillaroos representative who has been dubbed as the women’s Billy Slater. This will be Sam’s first game back since breaking her leg in the Jillaroos’ last start.
2. Shani Sleeman (Helensburgh)
The Helensburgh member is a very fast and athletic winger. Shani is set to make her Origin debut on Saturday.
3. Mahalia Murphy (Redfern)
An excitement machine who can also play fullback. Mahalia scored three tries on debut for the Jillaroos.
4. Corban McGregor (Helensburgh)
A fast and electric centre who is looking forward to making her NSW Origin debut.
5. Isabelle Kelly (Berkeley Vale)
In her first year of rugby league, Isabelle is a fast and exciting winger who plays at the back for her club side. Safe under the high ball with strong returns.
6. Allana Ferguson (Helensburgh)
First year for NSW. Allana controls the game very well and possesses a great kicking game
7. Chloe Leaupepe (Greenacre)
Strong and skillful halfback with an impressive kicking game. Chloe will lead her side around the park on Saturday night.
8. Elianna Walton (Greenacre)
Inspiration captain. Gives her all for NSW with strong and aggressive runs and defence.
9. Charmayne Nathan (Berkeley Vale)
A very crafty player out of dummy-half and a solid defender. Look for Charmayne to create space through the middle.
10. Ruan Sims (Helensburgh)
The sister of NRL stars Tariq, Korbin and Ashton, Ruan is a valuable member of the side having played for NSW and the Jillaroos.
11. Kezie Apps (Helensburgh)
NSWRL Player of the Year in 2014. A talented back-rowers who is a great runner of the football. Travels seven hours from home just to train.
12. Vanessa Foliaki (Mt Druitt PCYC)
Vanessa represented NSW last year in the centres. A skillful player who can bust out of a tackle.
13. Simaima Taufa (Mt Druitt PCYC)
Will go under the knife for a shoulder reconstruction following the game. A strong and powerful runner of the football.
14. Cobie-Jane Morgan (Greenacre)
Cobie-Jane comes from a Rugby Union backround. A Skillful and touch player who enjoys running the footy and will spark NSW’s attack.
15. Alexandra Sulusi (Forestville)
Played in the halves for NSW last year, Alex is on the bench as another back-rower. Has great feet and can run a nice line.
16. Rebecca Young (Maitland)
A NSW and Jillaroos representative in the past before having a baby six months ago. Strong front-rower who will provide plenty of punch up the middle.
17. Jen Latu (Corrimal)
The only player from the Illawarra competition to have made the side. Will likely play in the back-row or in the centres.
18. Jasmin Allende (Redfern)
Jasmin is a skillful front-rower with a strong running game. Will slot in comfortably if called upon.