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Historic Day for Women's Rugby League

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by SeaEagle9413, Aug 24, 2016.

  1. SeaEagle9413

    SeaEagle9413 Forward Pass

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    The New South Wales Rugby League today (Wednesday, 24 August) announced the formation of a new female competition, the Tarsha Gale Nines, to run alongside the Junior Representative Leagues, from 2017.

    At a special Women’s Parliamentary Reception in Sydney this afternoon celebrating Women in League, NSWRL Chairman Dr George Peponis OAM revealed the creation of the nine-week Under-18s nine-a-side tournament next year.

    Named after the former Australian and NSW captain in the 1990s, the game-leading tournament, run alongside the existing Harold Matthews and SG Ball Cups Junior Representative Competitions, will develop the best of the best in the age group as NSWRL push towards an elite female league.

    “The NSWRL is very excited by the opportunity this provides for female Rugby League players in NSW,” Dr George Peponis said.

    “Women play a huge role in the game of Rugby League – and the NSWRL is proud of its ever-increasing commitment to grow the game across this great state.”
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    • globaleagle

      globaleagle Le ver vert va vers le verre vert! Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    • manlyfan76

      manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

      Anywhere but Parramatta
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      Women play League? Who knew.

      No but seriously the AFL women only league will be huge.
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      • The Who

        The Who Well-Known Member

        Mona Vale
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        When our club fields a female team will it be called UnManly?
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        • Woodsie

          Woodsie played strong, done good.

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          As long as it's not Woe-Manly.
        • Harvies elbow

          Harvies elbow Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          The girls play good tough footy....
          Might have to call a couple up to 1st grade.
        • Harvies elbow

          Harvies elbow Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          Actually why doesn't silvertails enter a squad???
          Dunno how many of our young ladies would qualify for u/18s but I'm sure we could fudge the books and get some dodgy birth certificates.
          I'll back em in as 1st year Premiers !!!

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