Women’s State of Origin series is underway for 2021, with New South Wales belting Queensland within the opener in Townsville.
For the ladies , they have only one game to make a decision who takes home the shield.
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Women’s State of Origin 2021 WHEN AND WHERE is that the 2021 WOMEN’S STATE OF ORIGIN?
This year, the only Origin match for the ladies will happen on Friday June 25th, just two days before Game II of the men’s series.
The clash will happen at Sunshine Coast Stadium, with kickoff scheduled for 7.45pm.
WOMEN’S STATE OF ORIGIN 2021 TICKETS
If you are looking for tickets for the women’s Origin clash, you’ll purchase them through the NRL here.
Tickets start from $5 per junior, $15 per adult and $35 per family for the match on the Sunshine Coast.
WHO are going to be THE STATE OF ORIGIN REFEREES?
In an historic move, the Women’s State of Origin match are going to be officiated by an all-female on-field team.
The match are going to be the primary occasion an all-female on-field team has officiated in an elite NRL, NRLW or Origin fixture.
Belinda Sharpe has been appointed to referee the match, while Kailey Beattie and Karra-Lee Nolan are going to be touch judges.
“This may be a fantastic result for the sport and testament to the strong pathways of female officiating,” Maxwell said.
“We have some fantastic female officials being developed and to ascertain Kailey and Karra-Lee join Belinda from their respective state leagues are going to be a big breakthrough for women’s officiating generally .
“One of our key focusses has been the creation of genuine pathways for our female officials and it’s been a robust growth area for us.
“Belinda is experienced at this level and little question partially liable for the increasing numbers of female officials being developed.
“All three of those exceptional officials need to officiate at the very best level.”
HOW TO WATCH 2021 WOMEN’S STATE OF ORIGIN
If you cannot make it the sport , Channel Nine will have you ever covered in some form.
At this stage, it isn’t clear whether or not the sport are going to be on their main channel or whether it’ll be broadcast on one among the affiliate stations, Nine Gem or Nine Go.
WOMEN’S STATE OF ORIGIN 2021 SQUADS
Queensland Maroons Women’s Squad
1. Tamika Upton
2. Shenae Ciesiolka
3. Lauren Brown
4. Julia Robinson
5. Karina Brown
6. Tarryn Aiken
7. Zahara Temara
8. Chelsea Lenarduzzi
9. Destiny Brill
10. Shannon Mato
11. Tazmin Gray
12. Tiana Raftstrand-Smith
13. Ali Brigginshaw (c)
14. Romy Teitzel
15. Natassja Purontakanen
16. Shaniah Power
17. Brianna Clark
18. Tallisha Harden
19. Rona Peters
Maroons coach Tahnee Norris named the 19-player squad on Monday night.
The squad boasts 15 players from last year’s success, including captain Ali Brigginshaw.
Destiny Brill, Tiana Raftstrand-Smith, Romy Teitzel, Natassja Purontakanen and Brianna Clark are beat line for his or her Origin debuts for the Maroons.
Experienced campaigners Tallisha Harden and Rona Peters are named among the reserves, as they appear to form their returns from injury.
NSW Blues Women’s squad
1. Botille Vette-Welsh
2. Yasmin Meakes
3. Jess Sergis
4. Isabelle Kelly
5. Tiana Penitani
6. Corban Baxter
7. Maddie Studdon
8. Simaima Taufa
9. Keeley Davis
10. Millie Boyle
11. Kezie Apps (c)
12. Sarah Togatuki
13. Hannah Southwell
14. Quincy Dodd
15. Filomina Hanisi
16. Kennedy Cherrington
17. Holli Wheeler
18. Brydie Parker
19. Renee Targett
Kezie Apps will captain the Blues side once more , with Keeley Davis and Kennedy Cherrington the 2 women set to form their debuts.
NSW have included 12 players from the town team which won the Country v City representative match last month. There also are five players from the Country team from that very same game.
Brydie Parker and Renee Targett are named among the reserves.