2018 NRL Elite Women’s Squad
In 2018, a squad of 40 of the country’s best female rugby league players was formed.
The NRL’s elite playing squad consists of leading women’s rugby league players, selected across and participating in all formats of the game throughout the year, including State League competitions, Holden Women’s State of Origin and the NRL Holden Women’s Premiership. Players will also take on additional leadership roles off the field, supporting the game’s community and wellbeing programs and participating in nurturing and coaching the next generation of female rugby league players. Throughout the year, our top 40 squad will participate in high-performance camps and training, dedicated to excelling the performance of the best of the best in our game.
Jasmin started playing for the Redfern All Blacks in 2015 and is now part of the Souths Sydney Rabbitohs team in the Harvey Norman NSW Women's Premiership.
After seeing the Harvey Norman Jillaroos win the 2013 World Cup, Kezie was inspired to return to Rugby League after having played as a junior in her hometown of Bega.
Chelsea made her Harvey Norman Jillaroos debut on the wing in 2016 against the New Zealand Ferns and has been part of the team ever since, including the 2017 World Cup win.
Annette started playing rugby league in 2010 with the Caboolture Snakes in the under 18s competition, before also debuting for the Sunshine Coast Sirens Women's team in the same year.
Brittany started playing rugby league for the Mackay Magpies in 2008, before moving to Brisbane.
Nakia debuted for the Harvey Norman Jillaroos at the 2017 World Cup and was part of the team that won the final against New Zealand.
Vanessa played junior football for the Orange Hawks, before debuted for the Canley Vale Dragons in 2014.
Kate debuted for the Innisfail Leprechauns in 2008 and has also been a national and state champion BMX rider.
Rikeya started playing rugby league for the Corrimal Cougars in 2016, with the physicality of the game something that appealed to her.
Isabelle made her Harvey Norman Jillaroos debut at the 2017 Auckland Nines, before scoring the first Try in the Jillaroos win over New Zealand in the ANZAC Test in her Test Match debut.
Chelsea started playing for the Burleigh Bears in 2015 after she moved to the Gold Coast and wanted to play a team sport.
Caitlin debuted for the Harvey Norman Jillaroos in the May Test Match against New Zealand in 2016.
Rona started playing for Papakura as a junior, before debuting for the Manurewa Marlins Women's team while still playing junior rugby league.
Jess played as a junior for the Coogee Randwick Wombats before having to stop playing at the age of 12.
Taleena played for the Redfern All Blacks as a junior before making her women's debut for the Guildford Owls in 2010.
Amie started playing Rugby League in 2006 for West Mitchelton and by 2008 was representing her state and country.
Mariah started playing Rugby League with the Blackwater Crushers in 2015 and says she 'loved the game from the first whistle of her first game'.
Simaima started playing rugby league in 2014 after coming from a rugby union background, as she enjoyed the physicality of Rugby League.
Zahara played junior rugby league with the Nerang Roosters, before making her Women's debut for the Burleigh Bears in 2014.
Tahlulah Tillett started playing rugby league for the Cairns Kangaroos as a junior, before playing touch football when she was too old to play junior league.
Sarah started playing rugby league in 2012 with the Beerwah Bulldogs after coming from a Cricket background.
Meg started playing Rugby League in 2017, making her debut for the Northern Sharks in Darwin before representing the Northern Territory in the Combined Affiliated States Championships.
After playing many years in Aboriginal Knockouts, Bec started playing in the Sydney competition in 2011.