Tallis presents Jillaroos jerseys
The tour to Samoa is the first for 2011 and will see the Jillaroos play two games; Patrons XIII on Wednesday 31st August and a Test Match against Fetu Samoa on Saturday 3rd September. This tour plays an important role in the lead up to the Test Match against current World Champions New Zealand in October at Runaway Bay. Five players will make their international debut in Samoa, including Tui Cope in her first year of rugby league, Alexandra Sulusi aged seventeen and indigenous representatives Julie Young, Bec Young and Bianca Ambrum.
The Jillaroos squad selected to represent Australia are: Bianca Ambrum (Cairns), Heather Ballinger (Cairns), Joanne Barrett (Brisbane), Ali Brigginshaw (Brisbane), Tui Cope (Brisbane), Chloe Caldwell (Sydney), Natalie Dwyer (Brisbane), Erin Elliott (Brisbane), Lisa Fiaola (Sydney), Stephanie Hancock (Brisbane), Renae Kunst (Brisbane), Karyn Murphy (Brisbane), Tahnee Norris (Brisbane), Jess Palmer (Sydney), Tegan Rolfe (Brisbane), Alex Sulusi (Sydney), Suzanne Johnson (Brisbane), Julie Young (Newcastle), Rebecca Young (Newcastle).