A New Era
The strength of women's rugby league has been on an upwards trajectory over many years.
From the NRL's 'Women In League' Round, launched back in 2006, to the success of Jillaroos' teams over the past two decades.
Girls and women playing and participating in Rugby League has increasingly forged a pathway of its own – and the future is bright.
In 2018, the NRL entered a new era for women in league, with highlights including:
- A women's NRL Premiership, played throughout the men's NRL Finals, with a double-header Grand Final, alongside the men's Grand Final.
- A stand-alone State of Origin match (formerly known as the Interstate Challenge) between New South Wales and Queensland, played during the NRL's representative weekend in mid-June.
- State League competitions, with Grand Finals played as double-headers prior to Women In League Round matches.
- A National Championship Carnival and Talent ID, congregating the best state talent on a national stage and providing a sequential pathway for female players to progress to the elite level.
- The Harvey Norman Jillaroos competing in international matches in the Pacific and New Zealand.
Women's Rugby League has a comprehensive and year-long program of local, national and international rugby league for players and fans alike.
Played across country parks, and in the biggest stadiums.
It's the Same Game. Our Way.