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The Under 19’s Women’s State of Origin will head to Leichhardt Oval on Thursday Night, showcasing the up-and-coming talent of women’s rugby league.

Kicking off at 5.45pm on Thursday night, New South Wales will host Queensland on the evening before the Ampol Women’s State of Origin at GIO Stadium on Friday.

The match is set to feature a number of NSW stars from this year’s Tarsha Gale Grand Final including the Roosters' match-winning try-scorer Otesa Pule — who will don maroon for Queensland — as well as Knights Player's Player Jules Kirkpatrick.

The women's clash will be a curtain raiser for the Under 19 men's match which will kick off at 7.45pm at Leichhardt Oval.

Team News

New South Wales

Having tasted NRLW experience earlier this year, Chantel Tugaga starts in the back row alongside Leilani Wilson with Rueben Cherrington, the younger sister of Eels star Kennedy Cherrington, named at hooker. Losana Lutu is one to watch at five-eighth after representing NSW City at the recent Women's National Championships.

Queensland

Centre Jasmine Peters and Tweed Seagulls half Jada Ferguson are the two NRLW contracted “marquee” under 20s players who are eligible for the match and will both start in a strong Queensland side. Central Queensland Capras star Emma Paki also starts in the centres with Hannah Larsson, who scored a try in last year's under-19's fixture, set to start in the back row.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for NSW U19s Women is number 1 Jada Taylor
    Fullback for QLD U19s Women is number 1 Chantay Kiria-Ratu
  • Winger for NSW U19s Women is number 2 Petesa Lio
    Winger for QLD U19s Women is number 2 Jetaya Faifua
  • Centre for NSW U19s Women is number 3 Andie Robinson
    Centre for QLD U19s Women is number 4 Emmanita Paki
  • Centre for NSW U19s Women is number 4 Mia Middleton
    Centre for QLD U19s Women is number 16 Felila Kia
  • Winger for NSW U19s Women is number 5 Cassey Tohi-Hiku
    Winger for QLD U19s Women is number 5 Helen Uitualagi
  • Five-Eighth for NSW U19s Women is number 6 Losana Lutu
    Five-Eighth for QLD U19s Women is number 6 Jada Ferguson
  • Halfback for NSW U19s Women is number 7 Tayla Montgomery
    Halfback for QLD U19s Women is number 7 Jayde Herdegen

Forwards

  • Prop for NSW U19s Women is number 8 Monalisa Soliola
    Prop for QLD U19s Women is number 8 April Ngatupuna
  • Hooker for NSW U19s Women is number 9 Rueben Cherrington
    Hooker for QLD U19s Women is number 9 Lily-Rose Kolc
  • Prop for NSW U19s Women is number 10 Ruby-Jean Kennard
    Prop for QLD U19s Women is number 10 Fiona Jahnke
  • 2nd Row for NSW U19s Women is number 11 Leilani Wilson
    2nd Row for QLD U19s Women is number 11 Otesa Pule
  • 2nd Row for NSW U19s Women is number 12 Chantel Tugaga
    2nd Row for QLD U19s Women is number 12 Hannah Larsson
  • Lock for NSW U19s Women is number 13 Iesha Duckett
    Lock for QLD U19s Women is number 13 Georgina Tuitaalili

Interchange

  • Interchange for NSW U19s Women is number 14 Anneka Wilson
    Interchange for QLD U19s Women is number 3 Jasmine Peters
  • Interchange for NSW U19s Women is number 15 Tiana Kore
    Interchange for QLD U19s Women is number 14 Montana Mook
  • Interchange for NSW U19s Women is number 16 Tahleisha Maeva
    Interchange for QLD U19s Women is number 15 Lavinia Kitai
  • Interchange for NSW U19s Women is number 17 Jules Kirkpatrick
    Interchange for QLD U19s Women is number 17 Jacinta Carter

Reserves

  • Replacement for NSW U19s Women is number 18 Rosemarie Beckett
    Replacement for QLD U19s Women is number 18 Ellie Williamson

Match Officials

  • Senior Review Official: Kasey Badger

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Key match-up

Tayla Montgomery (NSW) v Jayde Herdegen (QLD)

The Queensland Under 19 women will be in good hands, guided by Jayde Herdegen who is in the Broncos system. The Queensland Country U17 Captain will bring experience to the side and should open up plenty of opportunity for the outside backs. But with Tarsha Gale Premiership halfback Tayla Montgomery pulling on the sky-blue No. 7 jersey, the class of both halfbacks could prove the difference.

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  • New Zealand: Live via Sky Sport NZ
  • International: Digicel TBC
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