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Late Mail: NRLW Round 1

All the Late Mail for Round 1 of the 2021 Telstra Women's Premiership.

Late Mail: NRLW Round 1

Dragons v Titans, Sunday 12:00pm at McDonald Jones Stadium

Dragons: The Dragons are 1-17 in their game-day team list. 

Australian rugby sevens star Emma Tonegato has been handed the No.1 jersey by Jamie Soward as part of a quality backline which features two-time Indigenous All Star Taliah Fuimaono at five-eighth and Karina Brown on the wing. Kezie Apps captains the side.

Keele Brown, Aliti Namoce-Sagano, Alexandra Sulusi and Matilda Power dropped out of the extended squad 24 hours before kick-off.

Titans: In the final team list, Georgia Hale moved into the starting lock role with Destiny Brill reverting to the bench. 

There was a change for the Titans 24 hours before kick-off with centre Jasmine Peters out of the side and her place taken by Lauren Dam in jersey No.18. Cobie-Jane Morgan, Laikha Clarke and Karli Hansen also dropped out of the extended squad on Saturday.

Former premiership-winning Bronco and 2018 Dally M winner Brittany Breayley-Nati captains the side from hooker. Her wife, New Zealand international and 2018 grand final player of the match Kimiora Breayley-Nati, is the halfback. Rugby convert and 2020 NRLW sensation Evania Pelite starts at fullback with veteran Karina Brown adding star power on the wing.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Dragons is number 1 Emma Tonegato
    Fullback for Titans is number 1 Evania Pelite
  • Winger for Dragons is number 2 Teagan Berry
    Winger for Titans is number 2 Karina Brown
  • Centre for Dragons is number 3 Jaime Chapman
    Centre for Titans is number 4 Tiana Raftstrand-Smith
  • Centre for Dragons is number 4 Page McGregor
    Centre for Titans is number 18 Lauren Dam
  • Winger for Dragons is number 5 Madison Bartlett
    Winger for Titans is number 5 Jetaya Faifua
  • Five-Eighth for Dragons is number 6 Taliah Fuimaono
    Five-Eighth for Titans is number 6 Grace Griffin
  • Halfback for Dragons is number 7 Rachael Pearson
    Halfback for Titans is number 7 Kimiora Breayley-Nati

Forwards

  • Prop for Dragons is number 8 Elsie Albert
    Prop for Titans is number 8 Shannon Mato
  • Hooker for Dragons is number 9 Keeley Davis
    Hooker for Titans is number 9 Brittany Breayley-Nati
  • Prop for Dragons is number 10 Kezie Apps
    Prop for Titans is number 10 Brianna Clark
  • 2nd Row for Dragons is number 11 Talei Holmes
    2nd Row for Titans is number 11 Zara Canfield
  • 2nd Row for Dragons is number 12 Shaylee Bent
    2nd Row for Titans is number 12 Tazmin Gray
  • Lock for Dragons is number 13 Holli Wheeler
    Lock for Titans is number 14 Georgia Hale

Interchange

  • Interchange for Dragons is number 14 Quincy Dodd
    Interchange for Titans is number 13 Destiny Brill
  • Interchange for Dragons is number 15 Kody House
    Interchange for Titans is number 15 Jessika Elliston
  • Interchange for Dragons is number 16 Tegan Dymock
    Interchange for Titans is number 16 Stephanie Hancock
  • Interchange for Dragons is number 17 Janelle Williams
    Interchange for Titans is number 17 Shaniah Power

Reserves

  • Replacement for Dragons is number 18 Renee Targett
    Replacement for Titans is number 19 April Ngatupuna

Match Officials

  • Senior Review Official: Steve Chiddy

Last updated:

Roosters v Broncos, Sunday 1.50pm at McDonald Jones Stadium 

Roosters: Skipper Corban Baxter was ruled out on Saturday and her place at fullback is taken by Brydie Parker with Taylor-Adeline Mapusua coming into the starting side in jersey No.24 on the wing. Hannah Southwell will assume the captaincy.

Raecene McGregor comes onto the interchange bench to make her Roosters NRLW debut, while Joeli Morris becomes 18th player. There were no further changes in the Roosters' final game-day squad. 

The other players omitted from the squad on Saturday were Samantha Economos, Otesa Pule, Claire Reed and Mya Hill-Moana.

Rep stars Isabelle Kelly and Jess Sergis will form a dynamic centre combination. Zahara Temara has been named at five-eighth with 22-year-old Jocelyn Kelleher getting the nod at halfback. Olivia Higgins makes her NRLW debut at hooker as do Gloucester product Tayla Predebon at prop and back-rower Olivia Kernick.

Broncos: The three-time champs again have a formidable look about them with halves Ali Brigginshaw and Tarryn Aiken, fullback Tamika Upton and hooker Lauren Brown making up a spine that will be the envy of the competition. Winger Emily Bass, lock Nakita Sao and bench players Jada Ferguson, Sara Sautia and Roxette Murdoch have been handed their debuts and will be keen to make a big impression.

Toni Hunt, Lavinia Gould, Lesa Kaleti Mata'afa and China Polata dropped out of the extended squad 24 hours before kick-off.

The Broncos' final team sheet is 1-17. 

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Roosters is number 5 Brydie Parker
    Fullback for Broncos is number 1 Tamika Upton
  • Winger for Roosters is number 2 Leianne Tufuga
    Winger for Broncos is number 2 Julia Robinson
  • Centre for Roosters is number 3 Jessica Sergis
    Centre for Broncos is number 3 Amy Turner
  • Centre for Roosters is number 4 Isabelle Kelly
    Centre for Broncos is number 4 Shenae Ciesiolka
  • Winger for Roosters is number 24 Taylor-Adeline Mapusua
    Winger for Broncos is number 5 Emily Bass
  • Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Zahara Temara
    Five-Eighth for Broncos is number 6 Tarryn Aiken
  • Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Jocelyn Kelleher
    Halfback for Broncos is number 7 Ali Brigginshaw

Forwards

  • Prop for Roosters is number 8 Sarah Togatuki
    Prop for Broncos is number 8 Millie Boyle
  • Hooker for Roosters is number 9 Olivia Higgins
    Hooker for Broncos is number 9 Lauren Brown
  • Prop for Roosters is number 10 Tayla Predebon
    Prop for Broncos is number 10 Chelsea Lenarduzzi
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Yasmin Meakes
    2nd Row for Broncos is number 11 Tallisha Harden
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Olivia Kernick
    2nd Row for Broncos is number 12 Amber Hall
  • Lock for Roosters is number 13 Hannah Southwell
    Lock for Broncos is number 13 Nakita Sao

Interchange

  • Interchange for Roosters is number 14 Shawden Burton
    Interchange for Broncos is number 14 Jada Ferguson
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 15 Keilee Joseph
    Interchange for Broncos is number 15 Kaitlyn Phillips
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 17 Simone Karpani
    Interchange for Broncos is number 16 Roxette Murdoch
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 18 Raecene McGregor
    Interchange for Broncos is number 17 Sara Sautia

Reserves

  • Replacement for Roosters is number 19 Joeli Morris
    Replacement for Broncos is number 18 Hayley Maddick

Match Officials

  • Referee: Belinda Sharpe
  • Senior Review Official: Chris Butler

Last updated:

Knights v Eels, Sunday 3.40pm at McDonald Jones Stadium

Knights: Romy Teitzel will captain the Knights in her first game for the club. The competition newcomers have named a powerful squad which includes her North Queensland Gold Stars team-mate Tahlulah Tillett at halfback alongside exciting Kiwi Autumn-Rain Stephens Daly in the No.6. 

Ngatokutoru Arakua, Chantelle Graham, Kararaina Wira-Kohu and Paige Parker were omitted from the extended squad 24 hours before kick-off. Maitua Feterika is the 18th player.

The Knights' final side is 1-17. 

Eels: Fullback Botille Vette-Welsh plus props Kennedy Cherrington and Tommaya Kelly-Sines are coming off mighty efforts in the recent All Stars clash while hooker Nita Maynard and centre Jocephy Daniels also acquitted themselves well. Centre Tiana Penitani, halfback Maddie Studdon, winger Rikeya Horne, bench prop Filomina Hanisi and lock and captain Simaima Taufa are the other big-name recruits.

The Eels are 1-17 on game day, although back-rower Ellie Johnston will wear jersey number 20. 

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Knights is number 1 Romy Teitzel
    Fullback for Eels is number 1 Botille Vette-Welsh
  • Winger for Knights is number 2 Katelyn Vaha'akolo
    Winger for Eels is number 2 Taina Naividi
  • Centre for Knights is number 3 Jayme Fressard
    Centre for Eels is number 3 Tiana Penitani
  • Centre for Knights is number 4 Bobbi Law
    Centre for Eels is number 4 Jocephy Daniels
  • Winger for Knights is number 5 Katie Green
    Winger for Eels is number 5 Rikeya Horne
  • Five-Eighth for Knights is number 6 Autumn-Rain Stephens-Daly
    Five-Eighth for Eels is number 6 Sereana Naitokatoka
  • Halfback for Knights is number 7 Tahlulah Tillett
    Halfback for Eels is number 7 Maddie Studdon

Forwards

  • Prop for Knights is number 8 Caitlan Johnston
    Prop for Eels is number 8 Kennedy Cherrington
  • Hooker for Knights is number 9 Krystal Rota
    Hooker for Eels is number 9 Nita Maynard
  • Prop for Knights is number 10 Annetta Nu'uausala
    Prop for Eels is number 10 Tommaya Kelly-Sines
  • 2nd Row for Knights is number 11 Rangimarie Edwards-Bruce
    2nd Row for Eels is number 12 Jade Etherden
  • 2nd Row for Knights is number 12 Georgia Page
    2nd Row for Eels is number 20 Ellie Johnston
  • Lock for Knights is number 13 Charntay Poko
    Lock for Eels is number 13 Simaima Taufa

Interchange

  • Interchange for Knights is number 14 Emma Manzelmann
    Interchange for Eels is number 14 Shirley Mailangi
  • Interchange for Knights is number 15 Charlotte Scanlan
    Interchange for Eels is number 15 Abbi Church
  • Interchange for Knights is number 16 Phoebe Desmond
    Interchange for Eels is number 16 Therese Aiton
  • Interchange for Knights is number 17 Kirra Dibb
    Interchange for Eels is number 17 Filomina Hanisi

Reserves

  • Replacement for Knights is number 18 Maitua Feterika
    Replacement for Eels is number 18 Christine Pauli

Match Officials

  • Referee: Kasey Badger
  • Senior Review Official: Steve Chiddy

Last updated:

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