2023 Women's State of Origin

The 2023 Women's State of Origin Series was the sixth official Women's State of Origin rugby league series between the New South Wales and Queensland. It was the first time in Women's State of Origin history that it was a series rather than a one-off game. The first game was played at Parramatta's Commbank Stadium on 2 June 2022 and the second set to play at Townsville's Queensland Country Bank Stadium. The teams have played each other annually since 1999 with the 2023 series being the sixth played under the State of Origin banner.

2023 (2023) Women's State of Origin  ()
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Date2–22 June 2023
StadiumParramatta Stadium and Townsville Stadium
LocationParramatta, NSW, Australia and Townsville, QLD, Australia
RefereeAdam Gee
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Game I edit

Game I was held at Commbank Stadium in Parramatta.

The NSW Blues were heavy favourites leading into the match, yet a well played Queensland side helped cause an upset for New South Wales at home.

Game 1 edit

Thursday, 1 June
19:45 AEST (UTC+10:00)
New South Wales   10–18   Queensland
Tries: Sergis   16'
Chapman   50'
Goals: Southwell 1/2   18'
1st: 6–10
2nd: 4–8
Tries: Robinson   7'45'
Gray   32'
Bass   40'
Goals: Temara 1/4   34'
Commbank Stadium, Sydney
Attendance: 12,972
Referee: Adam Gee
Bunker: Kasey Badger
Touch judges: Dave Munro, Belinda Sharpe
Team lists:
FB 1   Emma Tonegato
WG 2   Yasmin Clydsdale
CE 3   Jessica Sergis
CE 4   Isabelle Kelly (C)
WG 5   Tiana Penitani
FE 6   Jesse Southwell
HB 7   Rachael Pearson
PR 8   Kezie Apps
HK 9   Keeley Davis
PR 10   Millie Boyle
SR 11   Olvia Kernick
SR 12   Yasmine Clysdale
LK 13   Kennedy Cherrington
IC 14   Taliah Fuimaono
IC 15   Sarah Togatuki
IC 16   Brooke Anderson
IC 17   Shaylee Bent
18th Man:
RE 18   Ellie Johnston
Coach: Kylie Hilder
FB 1   Tamika Upton
WG 2   Julia Robinson
CE 3   Shenae Ciesiolka
CE 4   Evania Pelite
WG 5   Emily Bass
FE 6   Tarryn Aiken
HB 7   Zahara Temara
PR 8   Shannon Mato
HK 9   Destiny Brill
PR 10   Keilee Joseph
SR 11   Tazmin Gray
SR 12   Shaniah Power
LK 13   Ali Brigginshaw (c)
IC 14   Emma Manzelmann
IC 15   Jessika Elliston
IC 16   Sophie Holyman
IC 17   Romy Teitzel
18th Man:
RE 18   China Polata
Coach: Tahnee Norris

Game II edit

Game II will be held at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.

Team edit

Teams edit

New South Wales Blues edit

Position Game 1 Game 2
Fullback   Emma Tonegato
Wing   Jaime Chapman
Centre   Isabelle Kelly (c)
Centre   Taliah Fuimaono
Wing   Jessica Sergis
Five-eighth   Jesse Southwell
Halfback   Rachael Pearson
Prop   Millie Boyle
Hooker   Keeley Davis
Prop   Kennedy Cherrington
Second row   Olvia Kernick
Second row   Yasmin Clydsdale
Lock   Brooke Anderson
Interchange   Kezie Apps (c)
Interchange   Sarah Togatuki
Interchange   Quincy Dodd
Interchange   Shaylee Bent
Replacement   Ellie Johnston
Reserve   Teagan Berry
Coach   Kylie Hilder


  • Isabelle Kelly and Kezie Apps were named as co-captains.[1]
  • Tiana Penitani was named on the wing but was withdrawn on the morning of the first match due to a hamstring injury.[2][3]
  • The starting line-up was also amended with Apps dropping to the bench, Cherrington moving from lock to prop and Anderson starting at lock.
  • The order that interchange players took the field in game one was: Apps (13'), Togatuki (23'), Dodd (55') and Bent (also 55').

Queensland Maroons edit

Position Game 1 Game 2
Fullback   Tamika Upton
Wing   Julia Robinson
Centre   Shenae Ciesiolka
Centre   Evania Pelite
Wing   Emily Bass
Five-eighth   Tarryn Aiken
Halfback   Zahara Temara
Prop   Shannon Mato
Hooker   Destiny Brill
Prop   Keilee Joseph
Second row   Tazmin Gray
Second row   Shaniah Power
Lock   Ali Brigginshaw (c)
Interchange   Emma Manzelmann
Interchange   Jessika Elliston
Interchange   Sophie Holyman
Interchange   Romy Teitzel
Replacement   China Polata
Reserve   Makenzie Weale
Coach   Tahnee Norris

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ McDonald, Margie (25 May 2023). "Great mates are now Sky Blues co-captains". NSWRL. Retrieved 1 Jun 2023.
  2. ^ "Women's State of Origin Teams: Game One - Penitani ruled out". NRL. 1 Jun 2023. Retrieved 2 Jun 2023.
  3. ^ "Ruan Sims on final preparations for Game One". NSWRL. 1 Jun 2023. Retrieved 2 Jun 2023.