With the men’s season being in its opening rounds, the NRL has revealed Australia;s top 40 female rugby league players. These players will be considered Marquee signings in this years inaugural WNRL.
26 of the 40 players have international experience, including Jillaroos co-captains Ruan Sims and Steph Hancock, and 2017 World Cup standout Ali Brigginshaw.
Players will have year round access to high-performance training camps, as well as full time coaching and medical staff.
Many women will also be given ambassador roles through local, state and national rugby league, bringing a significant boost and awareness to the game.
The WNRL teams and squads are expected to be announced in coming months
The top 40 female players are:
Jasmin Allende, Kezie Apps, Sam Bremner, Nakia Davis-Welsh, Jayme Fressard, Kylie Hilder, Rikeya Horne, Isabelle Kelly, Corban McGregor, Caitlin Moran, Lavina O’Mealey,Talesha Quinn, Jessica Sergis, Taleena Simon, Ruan Sims, Shontelle Stowers, Maddie Studdon, Simaima Taufa, Elianna Walton, Rebecca Young, Chelsea Baker, Heather Ballinger, Annette Brander, Brittany Breayley, Ali Brigginshaw, Karina Brown, Vanessa Foliaki, Talisha Harden, Kate Haren, Kody House, Chelsea Lenarduzzi, Asipau Mafi, Rona Peters, CJ Sims, Amie Solomona, Moriah Simon, Zahara Temara, Tahlulah Tillet, Sarah Walker and Meg Ward.