Culture club: Broncos NRLW loyalty not all about winning

This article was first written for and published by NRL.com. Expansion and the lure of more money elsewhere should threaten Brisbane’s NRLW dynasty after three straight premierships but the loyalty of their players is overcoming those obstacles. The Broncos have dominated the Telstra Women’s Premiership, losing just one game since the competition started in 2018 […]

Game changer: Why Nines lives in Amy’s memory

This article was first written for and published by NRL.com. When England International Amy Hardcastle travelled to Australia in 2019 to play in the World Cup Nines, little did she know that she would be participating in a tournament which would be a new benchmark for women’s rugby league. The Nines was completely integrated, with […]

West is best: Parramatta return couldn’t be sweeter for Nita

This article was first written for and published by NRL.com. When a coach makes an approach to a player to join a Telstra Women’s Premiership team, apparently there are three questions that always get asked. Who else is playing for the team? Who is the coach? Where are you training? Fortunately, when Parramatta made an approach […]

Curtain’s pathway reveals a window into NRLW’s future

This article was first written for and published by NRL.com. Emily Curtain started playing rugby league alongside her twin sister Sophie when they were in primary school. Now she is set to be signed by Parramatta as part of their inaugural Telstra Women’s Premiership team and is an example of the next generation of women […]

‘Culture of entitled men’: How Dragons can make this right

This article was first written for and published by the Roar.  Yesterday it was confirmed by the Dragons that prop Paul Vaughan would be sacked following a party at his home on the weekend, which broke COVID-19 regulations. Plenty has been written on this topic so far, but I decided to pen this because of […]

Karina couldn’t be keener to start new era on the Gold Coast

This article was first written for and published by the Roar.  Karina Brown thought 2020 would be hard to top, but 2021 is now proving to be one of her best years yet with the month of June full of success and capped off with exciting news. “It started off with the Burleigh Bears’ premiership, […]

Equalisation model proves challenging for NRLW

This article was first written for and published by the Roar. This week is crunch time when it comes to the NRL Women’s premiership. Earlier this month it was announced that the competition would be expanded from four teams to six in 2021.

Player, coach, role model: Kylie keeps blazing the trail

This article was first written for and published by NRL.com. In November 2020, Kylie Hilder was pulling on a sky blue jersey to represent her state in the annual State of Origin fixture. Seven months later, Hilder finds herself calling the shots as coach of the NSW Blues women in their game against Queensland. It […]