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Four ACT Touch superstars have been selected in the 2018 NRL Touch Premiership. 6 NRL clubs will enter both Men’s and Women’s teams into the Touch Premiership which will play Touch Football games as curtain-raisers to NRL games.
Three NRL clubs from New South Wales, and three clubs from Queensland, will have teams: the Parramatta Eels, Wests Tigers, Newcastle Knights, Gold Coast Titans, Brisbane Broncos and North Queensland Cowboys.
ACT players selected in the squads are: Bec Beath (Parramatta Eels), Rob McCarthy, Sophie Broadhead and Elise Wilson (Newcastle Knights).
Touch Football ACT are proud of the players being selected in each NRL Touch squad with all 6 clubs being NSW or QLD based. Mitchell Kent, ACT’s Business Development Manager stated, “it is a great step forward with our local Canberra players being recognised as elite players gaining selection in the NRL Touch Premiership”.
“It proves the ACT has a great touch development system in place with the players being selected in these squads. No other Alliance State was fortunate to be selected in the squads, and I believe it demonstrates the hard work and dedication our ACT players put into the game” says Mitchell Kent.
The NRL Touch Premiership games will be broadcast nationally, as a mix of live and delayed broadcasts.
A 30-minute men’s game and a 30-minute women’s game will be played prior to the main rugby league event, tapping off from the NRL’s Round 11 on Friday 18th May 2018.
If you wish to read the NRL Touch Premiership Squads, please go to, http://touchfootball.com.au/nrl-touch-premiership-team-lists/