1. Marquee players have been selected

Last week the NRL announced the 40 elite female players based in Australia who will represent the marquee spots in the 2018 season. 

The players have had the opportunity to participate in various training camps and matches to put them to the test.

Players will also be under the guidance of full-time coaching, medical and high-performance staff throughout the year.

''Women's rugby league has come a long way in a relatively short amount of time and collectively, we have a long way to go,'' said Senior Manager of the NRL Women’s Elite Program, Tiffany Slater.

''These women will not only have the opportunity to play as part of our Origin and Test matches, but they will be a part of State competitions, the National Championship and a Premiership competition later this year.''

The players will head to camp in Syndey to continue their preparations. 

2. We still don't know if it will be four or six teams

When the original deadline for licenses past on February 16, only six teams had put their hand up with most teams planning for a women's team in the coming years.

Greenberg has said he would prefer a six-team tournament but it depends on whether each nominee has met all the criteria for their bid.

3. Western Sydney will not be represented

It is known as the heartland of rugby league but surprisingly Penrith, Parramatta, Canterbury and Wests Tigers have all past on a license for the inaugural season.  

4. There could be a draft

Just like the AFLW, there is set to be some sort of draft system to ensure the top 40 players are equally spread out amongst the teams. 

A number of Jillaroos already have affiliations with clubs so it is likely players will compete in their state-based leagues first before moving to their NRL clubs.

5. No set date

It has been said that the competition will be played during the NRL finals, which in 2017 was played across four weeks. 

The Grand Final would be played on the same day as the NRL.

So if it was to be a six team competition, it might have to start earlier.