Harvey Norman NSW Women’s Origin Captain Kezie Apps has culminated into a well-respected leader in women’s Rugby League and it’s no surprise she has been a core part of NSW’s success in the last four years.
Apps celebrated her first game as captain of the NSW side with a 14-4 victory over Queensland in the second-ever Women’s Origin fixture last year, and it was a fitting reward for a player who had already achieved so much in her illustrious career.
She made her representative debut with the Australian Jillaroos in 2014 before playing just two years later for NSW, and was later voted as the Female Dally M Player of the Year at season’s end.
She overcame her first major obstacle when she broke her leg in the 2017 Auckland Nines tournament and was rewarded for her perseverance with a major role in Australia’s World Cup triumph later that year.
2019 was arguably the most special for Jillaroos star with her coveted Origin victory, but she also had the distinction of leading the St George Illawarra Dragons NRLW side to the Grand Final, although their efforts were to no avail with a 30-6 loss to the Brisbane Broncos.
Apps is currently plying her trade with Helensburgh Tigers alongside fellow representative team-mate Jess Sergis, and there is little doubt the 29-year-old is primed for another huge Origin encounter in November.