Three Sharks in NSW Women's Blues

Three players from the Sharks Harvey Norman Women's Premiership team have been selected in the NSW State of Origin squad to play Queensland.

Corban McGregor, Maddie Studdon and Tiana Pentani have been included in the team to tackle the Maroons at North Sydney Oval on Friday, June 21.

The trio have been outstanding for the Sharks through the first half of the NSWRL season and also impressed at the recent interstate carnival held in Queensland, with Pentani named player of the series. 

New coach Andrew Patmore has named Kezie Apps to captain the side which includes seven debutants.

Kylie Hilder, at 43 years of age, also returns for the Blues 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 2019 Harvey Norman NSW Women’s State of Origin team is:

1Corban McGregor - Cronulla Sharks
2 Jessica Sergis - Helensburg Tigers
3 Tiana Penitani *- Cronulla Sharks
4 Isabelle Kelly - CRL Newcastle
5 Shakiah Tungai *- Port Kembla Blacks
6 Kirra Dibb *-  North Sydney Bears
7 Maddison Studdon - Cronulla Sharks
8 Simaima Taufa - Mounties
9 Kylie Hilder - CRL Newcastle
10 Vanessa Foliaki - Easts Brisbane (QLD)
1 Kenzie Apps (C) - Helensburg Tigers
12 Shontell Stowers *- North Sydney Bears
13 Hannah Southwell - CRL Newcastle
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14 Bottle Vette-Welsh *- Wests Tigers
15 Holli Wheeler - Newcastle (CRL)
16 Takilele Katoa * - Waratah Tigers (Riverina)
17 Millie Boyle *- Burleigh Bears (QLD)
 
18 Shaklee Bent - Mounties
 
Coach: Andrew Patmore
 
* Denotes debutants