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The National Rugby League's vision for women and girls is to ensure they continue to be included, respected and engaged equally in all aspects of Rugby League.

Over 190,000 women and girls are participating in all forms of Rugby League (touch, tag and tackle) and with female participation the fastest growing category in the Game, it is more crucial than ever to continue to build a success platform for further participation and engagement.

The Harvey Norman Women in League Round, occurring in Round 20 (July 20 – July 23), is a way to acknowledge the role of women in the game, particularly their contributions at a grassroots level.

2017 started with a bang for women in our game with the Indigenous Women's All Stars team defeating the Women's All Stars for the first time. We also saw the inaugural Women's Country v City match played and during Women in League Round the Women's Interstate Challenge will become the first female Rugby League match broadcast live on TV.


Samantha Leisha shares her inspiring story in the lead up to Women in League Round.


Sunday July 23, WIN Stadium – 11:45am kick-off

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  1. 2017 Indigenous Women's All Stars defeated the Women's All Stars for the first time, 14-4 at McDonald Jones Stadium

    Jillaroos achieved a clean sweep against the Kiwi Ferns at the Auckland Nines

    Inaugural Country vs City match was played on Sunday May 14 at North Sydney Oval

    Interstate Challenge will be the first Women's Rugby League match to be broadcast LIVE during Women in League Round.
  2. 2016 Jillaroos played three match series against Kiwi Ferns at the Auckland Nines.

    Kasey Badger & Belinda Sleeman became the first female referees to be included in the full-time elite match official's squad.

    The Jillaroos signed their second major sponsor in Jetstar (sleeve sponsor).

    NSW introduced a NSW Women's Pathway System, including a Pathways Program, a women's second division, additional teams in the Sydney Men's Competition and the first ever 13-15yo and 16-18yo girls competition in the Sydney combined competition.

    The ANZAC Test Matches were billed for first time as a double header featuring the Harvey Norman Jillaroos and Kangaroos.

    Queensland introduced 14yo State Carnival for Girls.

    10th Anniversary of the Harvey Norman Women in League Round.
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