Round 1 NRLW team announcements

The official squads for all 4 clubs for this week's matches, updated with 19-player line-ups 24 hours before each game and with the final 17-player sides one hour before kick-off.

NRLW round 1 team lists

Roosters v Warriors, Saturday 3.05pm at AAMI Park

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Roosters is number 1 Corban McGregor
    Fullback for Warriors is number 1 Apii Nicholls
  • Winger for Roosters is number 2 Karina Brown
    Winger for Warriors is number 2 Hilda Mariu
  • Centre for Roosters is number 3 Shontelle Stowers
    Centre for Warriors is number 3 Jules Newman
  • Centre for Roosters is number 4 Isabelle Kelly
    Centre for Warriors is number 4 Atawhai Tupaea
  • Winger for Roosters is number 5 Kiana Takairangi
    Winger for Warriors is number 5 Madison Bartlett
  • Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Kirra Dibb
    Five-Eighth for Warriors is number 6 Timaima Ravisa
  • Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Melanie Howard
    Halfback for Warriors is number 7 Charntay Poko

Forwards

  • Prop for Roosters is number 8 Ruan Sims
    Prop for Warriors is number 8 Annetta Nuuausala
  • Hooker for Roosters is number 9 Nita Maynard
    Hooker for Warriors is number 9 Krystal Rota
  • Prop for Roosters is number 10 Vanessa Foliaki
    Prop for Warriors is number 10 Aieshaleigh Smalley
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Tallisha Harden
    2nd Row for Warriors is number 11 Kathleen Wharton
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Hannah Southwell
    2nd Row for Warriors is number 12 Crystal Tamarua
  • Lock for Roosters is number 13 Simaima Taufa
    Lock for Warriors is number 13 Georgia Hale

Interchange

  • Interchange for Roosters is number 14 Zahara Temara
    Interchange for Warriors is number 14 Kanyon Paul
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 15 Rebecca Young
    Interchange for Warriors is number 16 Billy-Jean Ale
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 16 Aliti Namoce
    Interchange for Warriors is number 21 Tanika-Jazz Noble
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 17 Caitlan Johnston
    Interchange for Warriors is number 24 Onjeurlina Leiataua

Roosters: No major surprises for the Tricolours with Mel Howard edging Zahara Temara and Simone Smith for the No.7 jersey alongside Kirra Dibb. Six players including Corban McGregor, who missed last season with a shoulder injury, are listed to make their NRLW debut. Simone Smith and Quincy Dodd were omitted on Friday. 

Warriors: A huge blow for the New Zealand club with Honey Hireme missing due to family reasons. The Warriors will blood nine rookies for the clash with last year’s regulars Tanika-Jazz Noble-Bell and Onjeurlina Leiataua listed in the reserves. Amber Kani and Tyler Reid were the two players left out 24 hours before kick-off.

Dragons v Broncos, Sunday 2.05pm at Bankwest Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Dragons is number 1 Botille Vette-Welsh
    Fullback for Broncos is number 1 Chelsea Baker
  • Winger for Dragons is number 2 Stephanie Mooka
    Winger for Broncos is number 2 Tamika Upton
  • Centre for Dragons is number 3 Jessica Sergis
    Centre for Broncos is number 3 Amy Turner
  • Centre for Dragons is number 4 Tiana Penitani
    Centre for Broncos is number 4 Amber Pilley
  • Winger for Dragons is number 5 Shakiah Tungai
    Winger for Broncos is number 5 Meg Ward
  • Five-Eighth for Dragons is number 6 Kimiora Nati
    Five-Eighth for Broncos is number 6 Raecene McGregor
  • Halfback for Dragons is number 7 Maddie Studdon
    Halfback for Broncos is number 7 Ali Brigginshaw

Forwards

  • Prop for Dragons is number 8 Teuila Fotu-Moala
    Prop for Broncos is number 8 Millie Boyle
  • Hooker for Dragons is number 9 Brittany Breayley
    Hooker for Broncos is number 9 Lavinia Gould
  • Prop for Dragons is number 10 Maitua Feterika
    Prop for Broncos is number 10 Amber Hall
  • 2nd Row for Dragons is number 11 Kezie Apps
    2nd Row for Broncos is number 11 Annette Brander
  • 2nd Row for Dragons is number 12 Shaylee Bent
    2nd Row for Broncos is number 12 Tazmin Gray
  • Lock for Dragons is number 13 Holli Wheeler
    Lock for Broncos is number 13 Rona Peters

Interchange

  • Interchange for Dragons is number 14 Keeley Davis
    Interchange for Broncos is number 14 Tarryn Aiken
  • Interchange for Dragons is number 15 Takilele Katoa
    Interchange for Broncos is number 15 Steph Hancock
  • Interchange for Dragons is number 16 Maddison Weatherall
    Interchange for Broncos is number 16 Mariah Storch
  • Interchange for Dragons is number 17 Ngatokotoru Arakua
    Interchange for Broncos is number 17 Jessika Elliston

Reserves

  • Reserve for Dragons is number 18 Najvada George
  • Reserve for Dragons is number 19 Rikeya Horne
  • Reserve for Dragons is number 20 Lexi Kiriwi
  • Reserve for Dragons is number 21 Sarah Togatuki

Dragons: St George Illawarra are 1-17, with a new-look spine and five players to make their NRLW debut. Rising Indigenous All Stars forward Shaylee Bent wins a back row spot alongside Kezie Apps, pushing Teuila Fotu-Moala to start at prop. Kimiora Nati partners Maddie Studdon in the halves.

Broncos: Brisbane are also 1-17. Six players are in line for their NRLW debut, while new recruits Annette Brander and Tazmin Gray will start in the back row. Veteran forward Heather Ballinger has missed the cut. Chelsea Lenarduzzi (ankle) and Julia Robinson (leg) continue their way back from injury. Lavinia Gould replaces Dragons-bound hooker Brittany Breayley in the vacant No.9 jersey.