Two Bears in Women's State of Origin Squad

 
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:38 am    Post subject: Two Bears in Women's State of Origin Squad Reply with quote

Two North Sydney Bears - Kirra Dibb and Shontelle Stowers - have been named in the New South Wales State of Origin side for the game against Queensland at North Sydney Oval on Friday 21st June. Both players will be making their Origin debuts.

There are 18 players in the squad, 12 from the NSWRL Women's Premiership, three from the Illawarra RL, one from the Riverina RL and two from the Brisbane RL.

Ten clubs are represented, five of which are in the NSWRL Women's Premiership:

* CRL Newcastle x4
* Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks x3
* Mounties x2
* North Sydney Bears x2
* Wests Tigers x1
* Helensburg Tigers (or Tiger Lillies) x2 (Illawarra)
* Port Kembla Blacks x1 (Illawarra)
* Griffith Waratah Tigers x1 (Riverina)
* Burleigh Bears x1 (Brisbane)
* Brisbane Easts x1 (Brisbane)

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www.nswrl.com.au/news/2019/06/08/nswrl-announces-nsw-womens-state-of-origin-team

STATE OF ORIGIN
NSWRL announces Harvey Norman NSW Women's Origin team

NSWRL
Sat 8 Jun 2019, 10:29 AM

The NSW Rugby League is proud to announce the Harvey Norman NSW Women’s Origin team to play Queensland in the 2019 Holden Women’s State of Origin at North Sydney Oval on Friday 21 June.

New coach Andrew Patmore has named Kezie Apps to captain the side which includes seven debutants, as well as a player (Kylie Hilder) returning after a 10-year absence from NSW representative honors.

The interstate match was played under the Origin banner for the first time in 2018, with NSW claiming honours for the past three successive years.

This year an inaugural Under-18 Women’s Origin match will be played as part of a double-header with the (open) women’s game at North Sydney Oval.

The Harvey Norman NSW Women’s team will have a training day at the NSW Rugby League Centre of Excellence on Sunday 9 June.

Harvey Norman NSW Women’s State of Origin team: 1 Corban McGregor (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks), 2 Jessica Sergis (Helensburg Tigers), 3 Tiana Penitani* (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks), 4 Isabelle Kelly (CRL Newcastle), 5 Shakiah Tungai* (Port Kembla Blacks), 6 Kirra Dibb* (North Sydney Bears), 7 Maddison Studdon (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks), 8 Simaima Taufa (Mounties), 9 Kylie Hilder (CRL Newcastle), 10 Vanessa Foliaki (Easts Brisbane (QLD)), 11 Kezie Apps (c) (Helensburg Tigers), 12 Shontelle Stowers* (North Sydney Bears), 13 Hannah Southwell (CRL Newcastle). Interchange: 14 Botille Vette-Welsh* (Wests Tigers), 15 Holli Wheeler (CRL Newcastle), 16 Takilele Katoa* (Waratah Tigers (Riverina)), 17 Millie Boyle* (Burleigh Bears (QLD)), 18 Shaylee Bent (Mounties). Coach: Andrew Patmore.

* Debutants
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Fintan O'Laighin
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's an article on Kirra Dibb and Shontelle Stowers on the North Sydney website. The text is below. See the website for the accompanying photos.

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https://www.northsydneybears.com.au/bears-selected-for-womens-origin

BEARS SELECTED FOR WOMEN’S ORIGIN
Bears Admin|June 13, 2019

The North Sydney Bears would like to congratulate Kirra Dibb and Shontelle Stowers who have been selected in the NSW Women's State of Origin side.

This is a huge achievement for both players after they were selected in the Women's National Championships last week.

Kirra and Bears captain, Shontelle, have impressed for the Bears and have been pivotal in their dominant start to the Harvey Norman Women's competition, both will be making their debut for NSW.

Kirra will be playing five-eighth whilst Shontelle, usually a centre, has been named in the second row.

New South Wales take on QLD at North Sydney Oval on Friday the 21st June. Kick off 7:45pm. We encourage all Bears fans and Members to get down to North Sydney Oval to cheer on Shontelle and Kirra, click here to purchase tickets. https://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=worigin19&utm_source=NRLTickets&utm_medium=Web&utm_campaign=WSOO19
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