The NSW Rugby League is proud to announce the Harvey Norman NSW Women’s Origin team to play Queensland in the 2019 Holden Women’s State of Origin at North Sydney Oval on Friday 21 June.
New coach Andrew Patmore has named Kezie Apps to captain the side which includes seven debutants, as well as a player (Kylie Hilder) returning after a 10-year absence from NSW representative honors.
The interstate match was played under the Origin banner for the first time in 2018, with NSW claiming honours for the past three successive years.
This year an inaugural Under-18 Women’s Origin match will be played as part of a double-header with the (open) women’s game at North Sydney Oval.
The Harvey Norman NSW Women’s team will have a training day at the NSW Rugby League Centre of Excellence on Sunday 9 June.
Harvey Norman NSW Women’s State of Origin team: 1 Corban McGregor (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks), 2 Jessica Sergis (Helensburg Tigers), 3 Tiana Penitani* (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks), 4 Isabelle Kelly (CRL Newcastle), 5 Shakiah Tungai* (Port Kembla Blacks), 6 Kirra Dibb* (North Sydney Bears), 7 Maddison Studdon (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks), 8 Simaima Taufa (Mounties), 9 Kylie Hilder (CRL Newcastle), 10 Vanessa Foliaki (Easts Brisbane (QLD)), 11 Kezie Apps (c) (Helensburg Tigers), 12 Shontelle Stowers* (North Sydney Bears), 13 Hannah Southwell (CRL Newcastle). Interchange: 14 Botille Vette-Welsh* (Wests Tigers), 15 Holli Wheeler (CRL Newcastle), 16 Takilele Katoa* (Waratah Tigers (Riverina)), 17 Millie Boyle* (Burleigh Bears (QLD)), 18 Shaylee Bent (Mounties). Coach: Andrew Patmore.