11 Dragons junior reps named in NSW Under-18s Women's squad

11 St George Illawarra Tarsha Gale Cup players have been named in the New South Wales Under-18s squad to play on Friday, June 21 at North Sydney Oval.

Acting as a curtain-raiser to the Women's State of Origin, eight players from the Illawarra Steelers' Tarsha Gale Cup side have been selected (the most from any team) following their grand final win over the Newcastle Knights earlier this month.

A further three players from the St George squad also received a call up for the match.

Illawarra Steelers' premiership-winning coach Daniel Lacey will take charge of the team in what is the first an Under-18s women's team has been picked to play Queensland.

The 25-person squad will train at the NSWRL Centre of Excellence before the final team is chosen to come into camp on Tuesday, June 18 for the historic match.

Harvey Norman NSW Under-18s Women’s squad (St George Illawarra junior reps in bold) -

  • Shondell Akhabue (Parramatta Eels)
  • Eleni Amone (Illawarra Steelers)
  • Janaya Bent (Wests Tigers)
  • Teegan Berry (Illawarra Steelers)
  • Jamie Chapman (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks)
  • Emily Curtain (Wests Tigers)
  • Sophie Curtain (Wests Tigers)
  • Brandii Davis-Welsh (Sydney Roosters)
  • Tymekqwa Duckett (Sydney Roosters)
  • Tegan Dymock (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks)
  • Zali Fay (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks)
  • Tiana Graham (Illawarra Steelers)
  • Filomina Hanisi (St George Dragons)
  • Caitlan Johnston (Newcastle Knights)
  • Olivia Kernick (Newcastle Knights)
  • Mikayla Kidd (Illawarra Steelers)
  • Joeli Morris (Newcastle Knights)
  • Taina Naividi (St George Dragons)
  • Riley Scott (Illawarra Steelers)
  • Tess Staines (Riverina Bulls)
  • Mareva Swann (St George Dragons)
  • Rhiannon Tungai (Illawarra Steelers)
  • Olivia Vale (Illawarra Steelers)
  • Reshaun Vaughan (Penrith Panthers)
  • Maddison Weatherall (Illawarra Steelers)

Coach: Daniel Lacey (Illawarra Steelers)