NSW Women’s coach Rob Baumann has named his squad ahead of the inaugural 2018 Super W season.
There are some familiar faces in the line-up, including Wallaroos Ashleigh Hewson, Grace Hamilton, Emily Robinson, Chloe Leaupepe and Alexandra Sulusi.
“It’s a fantastic initiative, and one of the advantages that rugby union has over all other codes is that it has an established pathway,” Baumann said.
“This really is the icing on a cake that has undertaken a lot of work to get to where it is today in the inordinate growth and success of women’s rugby in the last few years. It’s been capped off by a fully fledged Super W competition and we are 100% supportive of the growth of the women’s game in Australia.
“Through the addition of the Women’s NRC, we were able to identify certain women who came to the trials and have now progressed to the provincial Super W level. The NRC provides a genuine pathway into this squad with admissions from the NSW Country Eagles.”
NSW Women’s Super W squad: