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Women’s Origins | Maddie Studdon

One of the most memorable highlights in Maddie Studdon’s career was just last year when she scored the match-winning try for the Harvey Norman NSW Women’s Origin side.

With ten minutes left in the game, NSW were on Queensland’s line and Studdon decided to run the ball, she dummied and went over for a try next to the uprights to seal a 14-4 win in front of 10,515 ecstatic fans at North Sydney Oval.

The halfback played junior rugby league for Mascot before switching to touch football until she was old enough to play in a Women's competition, where she debuted for the Helensburgh Tigers in 2010.

Fast-forward to 2018 and Studdon was playing for the South Sydney Rabbitohs in the Harvey Norman Women’s Premiership where the team reached the Grand Final, only to be defeated by Mounties in a tight 12-10 contest.

2018 also marked the year Studdon was picked captain NSW in the inaugural Women's State of Origin, where the Blues defeated Queensland 16-12 and she held up the shield in front of over 9000 people at North Sydney Oval.

In 2019, the playmaker made the switch to the Cronulla Sharks Harvey Norman Women’s Premiership team, alongside NSW team mate Corban McGregor, and the side managed to reach Week Three of the Finals, going down 16-12 to eventual premiers CRL Newcastle.

The Sharks enjoyed success in Round One of the Women’s Premiership this year, defeating new team Central Coast Roosters 16-10 at PointsBet Stadium and Studdon led the way for her side, scoring Cronulla’s opening try and converting two from three goals.

Jillaroo’s representative Studdon will be a main player in the Sharks premiership hopes this year as they look to be part of the revamped competition commencing on 18 July.