At the recent Brisbane Global Rugby Tens competition at Suncorp Stadium some of the best matches to watch were the women’s rugby games.This week we see the inaugural Super W squad competition kick off at Suncorp Stadium. The brand new Women’s XV competition will see Queensland take on New South Wales in the tournament opener. The cross border rivalry will be fierce and with both teams full of Wallaroos and keen young talent, both sides will be eager to be the first to win this exciting competition.
The Queensland Squad
Selectors have been spoilt for choice and it would have been a hard job deciding on the final makeup of the Queensland squad. They seem to have found a great balance between experienced players and some young up and coming players.
Queensland Captain- Kirby Sefo ( flanker) who hails from the Sunnybank Club will lead the way ably assisted by other experienced leaders like – Cheyenne Campbell, Liz Patu and Kiri Lingman. Young guns to watch out for are Vuanimasei Rasolea from GPS and 17 year old youngster- Alysia Lefau-Fakaosilea who has already caught the attention of the media and Australian rugby fans alike after recently impressing at the Tens tournament.
New South Wales
New South Wales will be hoping to bring home the W after narrowly missing out in the Tens final, where Queensland won 10-5 after a late try was scored.
The 15 a side game is a different beast and NSW have named a strong star-studded squad packed with Wallaroos.The NSW squad features Wallaroos – Ashleigh Hewson, Chloe Leaupepe, Grace Hamilton, Emily Robinson and Alexandra Sulusi plus a wealth of talented newcomers.
The First Super W game
To see the girls in action head to Suncorp Stadium on Saturday 10 March. Kick off for the women’s game is at 4pm before the Reds play South Africa’s Bulls at 6:30pm. It should be a great afternoon but if you can’t make it to the ground, Fox Sports will be playing all Super W matches live so you’ll never have to miss a minute of the Women’s Rugby action. Women’s Rugby has grown so much recently in Australia so it’s important to get behind these talented athletes who are paving the way for our international women’s rugby stars of the future. It’s a great way to celebrate some of Australia’s talented sportswomen for International Women’s Week.