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With women's rugby league growing in popularity in recent years players like Ali Brigginshaw and Jessica Sergis have become household names.

To help celebrate Harvey Norman Women in League Round, the team at NRL.com came up with a shortlist of 10 modern day stars of the women's game and asked the fans to nominate the best of the best.

Dual Broncos premiership-winner Brigginshaw, 2019 Dally M winner Sergis and NSW captain Kezie Apps dominated the voting and in the end it was 30-year-old Brigginshaw emerging as the No.1 gun in the women's game.

Also a two-time World Cup winner with the Jillaroos, Brigginshaw is the game's premier playmaker and will be chasing a three-peat with the Broncos when the NRLW season kicks off next week.

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Best player in women's rugby league

(in alphabetical order)

Kezie Apps

Apps is one of the most recognisable faces in the game and she has played a leading role in NSW's back-to-back Origin wins over the Maroons in 2018-19.

After seeing the Jillaroos win the 2013 World Cup, Apps was inspired to return to the game after playing as a junior in her home town of Bega.

The classy back-rower debuted for the Jillaroos in 2014 and has been a mainstay in the team ever since, tasting World Cup glory in 2017.

Kezie Apps leads the Blues out in the 2019 Origin clash at North Sydney.
Kezie Apps leads the Blues out in the 2019 Origin clash at North Sydney.

Brittany Breayley

The 2018 Dally M player of the year has been a mainstay of the Jillaroos and Queensland sides since 2014.

The classy No.9 was part of Australia's 2017 World Cup triumph and then in 2018 tasted premiership glory with the Broncos in the inaugural NRLW season.

Brittany Breayley sparks the Dragons during the 2019 NRLW grand final.
Brittany Breayley sparks the Dragons during the 2019 NRLW grand final. ©Robb Cox/NRL Photos

Sam Bremner

Now 28, Bremner has compiled a magnificent CV which includes two World Cup wins with the Jillaroos and Origin success with the Blues in 2018 as the women's game took North Sydney Oval by storm.

Blessed with plenty of pace and great evasive skills, Bremner has been part of the national squad for seven years and was one of the first players picked until a toe injury saw her ruled out of the Test against the Kiwi Ferns at the end of 2018.

Took a year off in 2019 to give birth to her son Reef and is now ready to reclaim her mantle as the game's premier No.1.

Jillaroos star Sam Bremner.
Jillaroos star Sam Bremner. ©Jason O'Brien/NRL Photos

Ali Brigginshaw

More than a decade after making her Jillaroos debut the 30-year-old Queenslander is still showing every other halfback in the women's game how it's done.

A member of the Aussie side that won the World Cup in 2013 and 2017 and was the driving force behind Brisbane's back-to-back NRLW premierships in 2018-19.

Possesses a sensational kicking game and immaculate game management skills which make her a key figure in every side she plays in.

Ali Brigginshaw and Amy Turner celebrate the Broncos' 2019 grand final win.
Ali Brigginshaw and Amy Turner celebrate the Broncos' 2019 grand final win. ©Gregg Porteous/NRL Photos

Teuila Fotu-Moala

Renowned big hitter who earned the nickname 'Jukebox' from Broncos legend Darren Lockyer because 'the hits keep coming'.

Long-term member of the Kiwi Ferns outfit and was named player of the tournament at the 2017 World Cup.

The 26-year-old powerhouse was one of Brisbane's five maiden signings for the inaugural season of NRLW in 2018 and went on to play a leading role in the Broncos' premiership success.

Fotu-Moala surges ahead for the Kiwi Ferns in 2017.
Fotu-Moala surges ahead for the Kiwi Ferns in 2017. ©Robb Cox/NRL Photos

Honey Hireme

An evergreen Kiwi Ferns star, still plying her trade at 39, Hireme has been dubbed 'Honey Bill Williams' for her feats in rugby league and rugby union.

She has featured in four league World Cups, becoming captain of her country ahead of the 2013 tournament and finishing as the top try-scorer and points-scorer in 2017.

A member of the St George Illawarra Dragons since 2018, she has been New Zealand Rugby League's women's player of the year three times – with the first and third awards coming a decade apart.

Honey Hireme is a prolific tryscorer at all levels of the game.
Honey Hireme is a prolific tryscorer at all levels of the game.

Isabelle Kelly

The winner of the inaugural Women's Golden Boot award in 2018, Kelly is a star centre for the Roosters, NSW and Australia.

A key attacking weapon at rep level, she scored the opening try in the Jillaroos' win over New Zealand in the 2017 World Cup Final, and scored twice in the Blues' 2018 Origin win over Queensland.

Star centre Isabelle Kelly in full cry.
Star centre Isabelle Kelly in full cry. ©NRL Photos

Raecene McGregor

McGregor is Ali Brigginshaw's halves partner for reigning NRLW champions Brisbane after making the switch from the Dragons in 2019, and her rival at international level as New Zealand's halfback.

Still only 22 years old, the young playmaker is already making a mark on the big stage.

Try time for Raecene McGregor at last year's Nines.
Try time for Raecene McGregor at last year's Nines. ©Nathan Hopkins/NRL Photos

Jessica Sergis

The reigning NRLW Player of the Year after a stellar season with the Dragons, Sergis forms a lethal centre pairing with Kelly at Origin and international level, scoring four tries in two appearances for NSW so far in 2017 and 2019.

She was also the first winner of the RLPA NRLW Player of the Year at last season's RLPA Awards night.

Jessica Sergis enjoyed a stunning 2019 season.
Jessica Sergis enjoyed a stunning 2019 season.

Simaima Taufa

After switching codes from rugby union Taufa made an immediate impact in league, breaking into the NSW and Austalia sides in 2014 and staying there.

A hard-running middle forward for the Roosters, Taufa was the 2017 Dally M Female Player of the Year and regularly tops the tackle count for the Jillaroos.

Simaima Taufua scores for the Roosters.
Simaima Taufua scores for the Roosters.