Harvey Norman Australian Jillaroos Coach Brad Donald has named his side for the Rugby League World Cup final against the New Zealand Kiwi Ferns on Saturday, November 19th, at Old Trafford.
Donald said the squad can’t wait to take to the field in their quest for a third straight World Cup title.
“We are really excited about improving on our last game against the Kiwis Ferns. We’ve got a really healthy squad with seven fresh players who are keen to improve on their third-round performance,” Donald said.
“We’ve made a few small changes but expect a similar game from the Kiwi Ferns.
“The Kiwi Ferns took away our ability to play as quickly as we would have liked and we will be better off for our Round 3 match.
“Overall the 17 players taking the field are keen to get the job done for the entire squad who have been fantastic throughout this tournament.”
The Kiwi Ferns have been named to take on the Jillaroos in their Rugby League World Cup final against Australia at Old Trafford in Manchester on Saturday (1.15pm kick-off local time; 2.15am NZT).
Autumn-Rain Stephens Daly makes her return as starting winger outside of centre Mele Hufanga who received Player of the Match at Monday night’s 20-6 semi-final win over England.
RLWC Golden Boot winner Raecene McGregor will start in the halves alongside Abigail Roache, while Charlotte Scanlan and Katelyn Vahaakolo have been named at 18th and 19th Woman.
The rest of head coach Ricky Henry’s side remains unchanged from the Kiwi Ferns’ match last-up.
Shanice Parker has also been ruled out of the side after picking up a minor knee injury following the Kiwi Ferns’ second victory (34-4) versus the Cook Islands.
Parker made her Kiwi Ferns debut in centre for the opening pool match against France where she executed a stunning 100-metre solo try.
- Sammy Bremner
- Evania Pelite
- Isabelle Kelly
- Jess Sergis
- Julia Robinson
- Tarryn Aiken
- Ali Brigginshaw
- Caitlan Johnston
- Keeley Davis
- Shannon Mato
- Kezie Apps
- Yasmin Clydsdale
- Simaima Taufa
- Lauren Brown
- Kennedy Cherrington
- Shaylee Bent
- Emma Tonegato
18th player – Holli Wheeler (9)
19th player – Jaime Chapman (15)
New Zealand Kiwi Ferns
1 | Apii Nicholls (Fullback)
3 | Autumn-Rain Stephens Daly (Wing)
24 | Mele Hufanga (Centre)
4 | Page McGregor (Centre)
5 | Madison Bartlett (Wing)
15 | Abigail Roache (Five Eighth)
7 | Raecene McGregor (Halfback)
23 | Brianna Clark (Prop)
9 | Krystal Rota (Hooker)
10 | Annetta Claudia-Nu’uausala (Prop)
11 | Roxette Murdoch-Masila (Second Row)
12 | Amber-Paris Hall (Second Row)
13 | Georgia Hale (Loose Forward)
14 | Nita Maynard (Interchange)
8 | Mya Hill-Moana (Interchange)
18 | Otesa Pule (Interchange)
17 | Christyl Stowers (Interchange)
16 | Charlotte Scanlan (18th Woman)
2 | Katelyn Vahaakolo (19th Woman)