Australian Women’s 9s Coach Brad Donald has named plenty of strike power in the Australian Women’s 9s Squad to take the field for their matches at Bankwest Stadium on October 18 and 19.
Eleven of the 17 players picked are in the running to back up from this year’s Grand Final.
Australia is one of four women’s teams vying for the World Cup title, alongside New Zealand, England and Papua New Guinea.
“We’ve picked a really talented side and I’m looking forward to seeing how everyone progresses following the NRL women’s competition,” Mr Donald said.
“This is a new tournament, our competition will be strong, and there’s a World Cup on the line in front of our home crowd.
“Our aim is to lift the Cup and I’d encourage as many fans as possible to pack out Bankwest Stadium and cheer our Aussies on.”
The Australian Women’s 9s Squad is as follows (in surname alphabetical order and listed as name, NRLW Club and Junior Club):
Kezie Apps – St George Illawarra Dragons – Helensburgh Tigers
Shaylee Bent – St George Illawarra Dragons - Mounties
Ali Brigginshaw – Brisbane Broncos – Brothers Ipswich
Millie Boyle – Brisbane Broncos – Burleigh Bears
Brittany Breayley – St George Ilawarra Dragons – Brothers Ipswich
Keeley Davis – St George Illawarra Dragons – Corrimal Cougars
Kirra Dibb – Sydney Roosters – North Sydney Bears
Tallisha Harden – Sydney Roosters – Burleigh Bears
Isabelle Kelly – Sydney Roosters – CRL Newcastle
Corban McGregor – Sydney Roosters – Cronulla Sharks
Tiana Penitani – St George Illawarra Dragons – Cronulla Sharks
Julia Robinson – Brisbane Broncos – Wests Brisbane Panthers
Jess Sergis – St George Illawarra Dragons – Helensburgh Tigers
Hannah Southwell – Sydney Roosters – CRL Newcastle
Shakiah Tungai – St George Illawarra Dragons – Port Kembla
Tamika Upton – Brisbane Broncos – Yeppoon Seagulls
Botille Vette-Welsh – St George Illawarra Dragons – Wests Tigers
Further information and tickets for the World Cup 9s can be found at www.nrl.com/tickets