Jillaroos star Karina Brown.

Jillaroos Commonwealth Championship squad named

Jillaroos Commonwealth Championship team named

The Jillaroos will field two debutants in a squad of 15 at the upcoming Commonwealth Championship at Redcliffe.

Rikeya Horne (NSW) and Tallisha Harden (QLD) will join the squad for the nines tournament, with the remainder of players having been part of the victorious Jillaroos World Cup squad.

Harvey Norman Jillaroos coach Brad Donald said the team was looking forward to another opportunity to take on some of the international teams that played in the World Cup.

“It was a fantastic experience for our team to compete at the recent World Cup and there’s some quality competition amongst all of the teams participating in this Championship,” Mr Donald said.

“Everyone is looking forward to returning to the field ahead of what will be a huge year for women in league.”

The Championship takes place on 23 and 24 February in the lead up to the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and will see Australia compete against teams including Fiji, Samoa, Canada, Cook Islands and Tonga in a nine-a-side tournament.

For more information on the tournament, including tickets, head to: http://www.rugbyleague9smoretonbay.com.au/

Harvey Norman Jillaroos – Commonwealth Championship team

Nakia Davis-Welsh, Karina Brown, Corban McGregor, Isabelle Kelly, Chelsea Baker, Ali Brigginshaw, Maddie Studdon, Vanessa Foliaki, Brittany Breayley, Simaima Taufa, Talesha Quinn, Annette Brander, Zahara Temara, Rikeya Horne and Tallisha Harden.