St George Illawarra Women's Premiership coach Daniel Lacey has named his mandatory 21-woman squad ahead of the Dragons' Round 1 clash against the Brisbane Broncos at Bankwest Stadium, Parramatta on Sunday, September 15.
Match: Dragons v Broncos
Round 1 -
Venue: Bankwest Stadium, Sydney
12 women will make their Dragons debuts against the Brisbane Broncos, including NRL Women's Premiership debutants Stephanie Mooka, Tiana Penitani, Shaylee Bent, Takilele Katoa and 2018 Dragons development player Maddison Weatherall.
Kezie Apps has formally been named as captain with Holli Wheeler set to deputise Apps in 2019. Aaliyah Fasavalu-Fa'amausili (concussion) has been ruled out.
The NRL Women's Premiership team are the only Dragons to play this weekend, following the NRL and Jersey Flegg's elimination last week.
The Canterbury Cup NSW Dragons have already progressed to next week's preliminary final following their golden point win over the Bulldogs.
Junior reporters: Women's Premiership edition
NRL Women's Premiership squad for Round 1 v Brisbane Broncos –
1. Botille Vette-Welsh – sponsored by TripADeal
2. Stephanie Mooka
3. Jessica Sergis – sponsored by Stonemasons & Landscapers (since 1970)
4. Tiana Penitani – sponsored by CBC
5. Shakiah Tungai– sponsored by Tosich Group Construction
6. Kimiora Nati – sponsored by St.George Bank
7. Maddie Studdon
8. Teuila Fotu-Moala
9. Brittany Breayley – sponsored by Westfund Health Insurance
10. Maitua Feterika
11. Kezie Apps (c) – sponsored by Kingsgrove Sports Centre
12. Shaylee Bent
13. Holli Wheeler
14. Keeley Davis – sponsored by EFEX
15. Takilele Katoa – sponsored by My Muscle Chef
16. Maddison Weatherall
17. Ngatokotoru Arakua
18. Najvada George
19. Rikeya Horne
20. Lexi Kiriwi
21. Sarah Togatuki