Australian Jillaroos trials in Brisbane by Anna Wallin
Rugby League’s top female players will be vying for a place in the Australian Jillaroos squad today when New South Wales and Queensland battle it out for state pride in the annual Women’s Interstate Challenge at Davies Park, West End, Brisbane. The NSW v QLD representative
clash will kick off at midday as the curtain-raiser for round four of the Intrust Super Cup when Souths Logan Magpies takes on Sunshine Coast Sea Eagles. Queensland has enjoyed a record-breaking run having won every Women’s Interstate Challenge against New South Wales since the Nellie Doherty Cup concept began
1. Teresa ANDERSON (Springfield) 2. Bianca AMBRUM (Innisfail) 3. Jo BARRETT (Brighton) 4. Tegan ROLFE (Central) 5. Amber SALTNER (Central) 6. Ali BRIGGINSHAW (Ripley) 7. Karyn MURPHY (c) (West End)) 8. Heather BALLINGER (Cairns) 9. Natalie DWYER (Augustine Hills) 10. Stephanie HANCOCK (Killarney) 11. Renae KUNST (West End) 12. Deanna TURNER (Mackay) 13. Tahnee NORRIS (Robina) 14. Jenni-Sue HOEPPER (Springfield) 15. Nicole RICHARDS (Central) 16. Millie EDWARDS (Toowoomba) 17. Kaitlin MOSS (Rockhampton)
Queensland have made one late change to their side, with Nicole Richards coming into the team for Natalie Gala.
Coach - Brad Donald
in 1998. The match will be the final chance for players to push for selection in the Australian Jillaroos team to contest the World Cup in the United Kingdom later this year with the squad to be named this afternoon.
New South Wales 1.Hariata AHIPENE (Forestville) 2.Emily ANDREWS ( Helensburgh) 3.Katrina BARKER (Forestville) 4.Tegan CHANDLER (Helensburgh) 5.Eunice GRIMES (Maitland) 6.Samantha HAMMOND (Helensburgh) 7.Victoria LATU (Penrith) 8.Jessica PALMER (Penrith) 9.Hanna SIO (Canley Heights) 10.Alex SULUSI (Canley Heights) 11.Dahlia TAU (Canley Heights) 12.Emma TONEGATO (Helensburgh) 13.Elianna WALTON (Canley Heights) 14.Margaret WATSON (Maitland) 15.Tarah WESTERA (Penrith) 16.Emma YOUNG (Maitland) 17.Julie YOUNG (Maitland) 18.Rebecca YOUNG (Maitland) Coach - Daniel Lacey
Bianca Ambrum from Innisfail has been selected in the Queensland side to trial for a place in the Australian Jillaroos squad. Image: Rhonda Hagan