Women’s sport weekly wrap: Claire Polosak makes cricket history

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Who said anything about an off season?

Sport never sleeps and while the NRL and AFL grand finals may have been last weekend, the cricket season is well and truly upon us with the WNCL starting today. The New South Wales Breakers host the Queensland Fire, the South Australian Scorpions up against the Western Fury and the ACT Meteors playing the Victorian Spirit.

Women’s sport weekly wrap: Cricket lead the way with historic pay deal

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A question I frequently get asked is which sport is doing the most for women’s sport in Australia. My answer is always the same.

Each sport seems to be nailing it in at least one key area.

For example, when it comes to participation, AFL is a leader. When it comes to women in media, I see the NRL as being in front.

Women’s Sport Weekly Wrap: Australia are out of the Women’s World Cup

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Good news Australian sports fans.

Not only did Channel Nine broadcast the Australian Women’s Cricket team’s semi-final in the Women’s World Cup against India last night, but it has also been announced the Women’s Interstate Challenge, which will be played on Sunday at 11.45am at WIN Stadium between the New South Wales Blues and Queensland Maroons, will also be broadcast on Fox Sports and available via live stream on NRL.com.

Women’s sport weekly wrap: The Blues’ opportunity to redeem NSW

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New South Wales Blues fans – are there any of you out there? How are you feeling? Shattered. Tired. Distressed. Over it. All of the above?

After the Queensland Maroons’ dominant 22-6 win to seal the 2017 State of Origin series, I don’t blame any of you for being disappointed. I certainly was.

But I want to remind all of you that it’s not over.

Women’s sport weekly wrap: Our cricket team of champions

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It may be cold in Sydney at the moment but with the Australian Women’s Cricket team currently in action in the ICC Women’s World Cup in England, I almost feel like summer has returned.

Australia have played four games so far – their first was against the West Indies, their second against Sri Lanka, then New Zealand and most recently against Pakistan.

So far Australia has won four out of four games.

Women’s Sport Weekly Wrap: Australian women’s team off to a cracking start!

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In terms of results, it’s certainly been a more positive week for Australian rugby.

It started last Saturday when the Australian Wallabies beat Italy 40-27. Sure, it wasn’t pretty – in fact I would go as far as to say it was ugly – but with late tries to Bernard Foley and Reece Hodge, the Wallabies remain undefeated against the Azzurri. Phew. 

Women’s Sport Weekly Wrap: Women’s sport needs heroes – Chris Gayle is not one of them

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“I am delighted we are supporting a bid for the 2023 Women’s World Cup.”

With those magic words, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull confirmed on Tuesday what many people within the football community had suspected for months – Australia is aiming to host the world’s largest women’s sporting event in just six years.