NRL Victoria Female CAS Championships Preview

By Matthew Hughes

This Thursday the NRL Victoria under 16s and women’s representative sides will be heading to Sydney, for the Combined Associated States (CAS) carnival. The event will take place at St Mary’s Stadium and will feature 4 sides competing for the title. The sides are the Northern Territory, Western Australia, Victoria and a team from Illawarra to replace South Australia.

The carnival will begin on Friday the 19th and go until the Sunday, with one game per day. This year the Victorian teams will go in confident, with the women looking to defend their back to back titles, whilst the girls will be looking to take down last years winners, WA. According to NRL Victoria Pathways and Coaching Manager, Ryan Walker, the under 16’s will be “in with a good shot”, this year.

For the first games the Victorian under 16’s will take on the Northern Territory at 1:40pm, whilst the women will play in the same fixture at 3.00 pm. The under 16s girls will be looking to get revenge against the NT after they lost their final game to them last year. In the women’s the NT will be no easy-beats, meaning the Victorians will have to be at their best.

On Saturday the U16s verse Illawarra at 11.20 am before the women do battle with WA in a replay of last year’s decider at 12.40pm. That game will be extra special for both teams as it will be filmed by Fox Sports to be aired later in the year . This will be a momentous occasion for female rugby league in Victoria.

For the final games the U16s will face off against last year’s champions WA at 9.30 am, in a match which could decide this year’s winner. The women will play Illawarra at 11.50 in what is sure to be a tight contest.

Aside from winning titles, there are further incentives for Victorian’s to perform in the carnival. In the under 16s division a CAS merit side will be announced at the conclusion of the carnival. For the women there will be a CAS women’s side selected to play at the Harvey Norman National Championships in June. This is a great opportunity if selected, as it can lead to a spot on an NRL Women’s list. Last year Oneata Schwalger dominated at the national carnival for Victoria and was signed as a free agent by the St George Illawarra Dragons.

 

SENIOR WOMENS TEAM LIST

State/Territory: NRL Victoria

Playing No

Name

Club

1

Jamie Te Pania

Truganina Rabbitohs

2

Beauty Mauafu-Autalaga

Northern Thunder

3

Ngahuia Blair

Werribee Bears

4

Amelia Ansell

Werribee Bears

5

Maleyna Hunapo

Altona Roosters

6

Fa’atulia Pula

Doveton Steelers/Werribee Bears

7

Te Aroha Hapuku

Truganina Rabbitohs

25

Willow Rowland

Truganina Rabbitohs

9

Katrina Edwards

Truganina Rabbitohs

24

Shaquille-Rashal Faiva

Doveton Steelers/Werribee Bears

11

Jayne Kareroa

Doveton Steelers/Werribee Bears

12

Jean-Shannel Robati

Doveton Steelers/Werribee Bears

13

Tasia Seumanufagai

Truganina Rabbitohs

14

Georgina Utia

Casey Warriors

15

Beyonce Leaf

Doveton Steelers/Werribee Bears

23

Tiana Kani

Werribee Bears

18

Janetta Vaioletama

Truganina Rabbitohs

19

Georgina Latu

Doveton Steelers/Werribee Bears

20

Santoria Faaofo

Altona Roosters

22

Sarah Shone

Werribee Bears

Coach

Arana Taepa

Casey Warriors

Asst Coach

Brandon Taunoa

Altona Roosters

Head Trainer

Len Mason

NRL Victoria

Asst Trainer

Luke Suraci

NRL Victoria

Manager

Suzanne Koni

Doveton Steelers

 

 

Girls U16 TEAM LIST

State/Territory: NRL Victoria

Playing No

Name

Club

1

Kirsty Matapa

Altona Roosters

2

Jenna-Lee Roberts

Eastern Raptors

3

Unique-Lee Rutene

Altona Roosters

4

Summah Mauafu-Autalaga

Northern Thunder

5

Kaleece Harrop

Werribee Bears

6

Melodie Toby

Altona Roosters

7

Jade Te Aute

Werribee Bears

8

Koreti Leilua

South Eastern Titans

9

Vineta Kennach

Casey Warriors

10

Heavenly Kidwell

Altona Roosters

11

Hailee-Jay Ormond-Maunsell

Werribee Bears

12

Terisa Lemauga-Nafatali

North West Wolves

13

Fahina Ofahengaue

Altona Roosters

14

Drew-Jade Moana

Werribee Bears

15

Lani Afiafi

Northern Thunder

16

Shaylee Cork

Casey Warriors

17

Aliena Faavae

Casey Warriors

18

Gabrielle-Paige Taito

Northern Thunder

19

Melarnie Moapati

Casey Warriors

20

Xrysian Pakoti

Altona Roosters

Coach

Brian George

Truganina Rabbitohs

Asst Coach

Trent Ousley

Eastern Raptors

Head Trainer

Pauline Poloai

NRL Victoria

Asst Trainer

Joanne Manuel

NRL Victoria

Manager

Tasheena Tomau

Altona Roosters




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