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Queensland skipper not a quitter

The New Souths Wales Women made history on the weekend, claiming the Nellie Doherty Cup for the first time since the Women’s Interstate Challenge was established.

Speaking to media before the game – Jillaroos and Queensland skipper Steph Hancock was quoted as saying she would “give it away” if her side's 17-year undefeated run were to end. 

After suffering the feeling she said she never wanted to experience, she told QRLTV she can’t wait to get back on the field to contest next year’s Interstate Challenge and do her best to bring the cup back to Queensland.

“After what I said in the media this week, I am going to be eating my own words, but I deadset didn’t think this was going to happen today. It just feels terrible, and I want that trophy back, trust me,” Hancock said.

The proud captain also thanked the crowd for their great support and acknowledged that despite being disappointed with the result, the game was a great spectacle and showed the growing strength of women’s rugby league.


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