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Jillaroos squad announced

NRL Media Release

NRL Representitive Round - Jillaroos vs Ferns at GIO Stadium, Canberra, ACT, Australia on Friday 5 May 2017. Image by Ben Southall | NRLImagery.com
The Jillaroos training squad for this year's World Cup features Brittany Breayley and Karina Brown (pictured above). Photo: NRL Photos

Harvey Norman Jillaroos coach Brad Donald has named a train-on squad of 40 as the team prepares to defend their Rugby League World Cup title on home soil.

The train-on squad includes women from Queensland and New South Wales, together with players from the Affiliated States teams and a member of the Australian Defence Force team.
 
With the Interstate Challenge out of the way, Donald said the Jillaroos squad would unite once more and prepare for the World Cup, with a series of training camps ahead of their first pool match in October.
 
“It’s been an amazing year for our sport, with the Jillaroos claiming a clean sweep against the Kiwis for the first time as part of the Auckland Nines and another win against them as part of the double-header Test Match in Canberra,” Donald said.
 
“Whilst the wins have certainly added belief within our team, it is the consistent training throughout the year that has impressed me the most and it has shown in every performance this year.
 
“Our extended Jillaroos team is fitter, stronger and faster than ever before and we’re excited at what’s to come over the next few months.
 
“Every member of the train-on squad has earnt the right to be named and there will be plenty of competition for positions as part of the final World Cup team.”
 
The Harvey Norman Jillaroos train-on squad will kick off World Cup preparations with a camp next month, with August 8 marking 100 days until the Women’s Rugby League World Cup 2017 matches get underway.

The pool matches and semi-finals will be played at Southern Cross Group Stadium in Sydney from November 16-26, with the men’s and women’s finals played as a double-header at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on December 2.

Tickets to all Women’s Rugby League World Cup 2017 matches are on sale now at www.rlwc2017.com
 
Harvey Norman Jillaroos train-on squad: Women’s Rugby League World Cup 2017
  
Queensland
 
Amelia Kuk
Zahara Temara
Kody House
Chelsea Baker
Annette Brander
Ali Brigginshaw
Jenni-Sue Hoepper
Sasha Mahuika
Asipau Mafi
Chelsea Lenarduzzi
Heather Ballinger
Brittany Breayley
Steph Hancock
Renae Kunst
Karina Brown
Sarah Walker

New South Wales

Sam Bremner
Kezie Apps
Ruan Sims
Ruby Ewe
Allana Ferguson
Rebecca Riley
Isabelle Kelly
Simaima Taufa
Caitlin Moran
Rebecca Young
Maddie Studdon
Elianna Walton
Corban McGregor
Vanessa Foliaki
Nakia Davis-Welsh
Jessica Sergis
Talesha Quinn
Lavina O’Mealey
Simone Smith
 
Affiliated States
 
Oneata Schwalger (Victoria)
Meg Ward (Northern Territory)
Maddison Bennett (Western Australia)
Asiova (Eva) Karpini (South Australia)
 
Australian Defence Force
 
Lucy Lockart (Northern Territory)