Not only was it an exciting moment for the past and present players but fans and young girls around Australia and New Zealand. 

Growing up many of the current rugby league players never saw women playing league. When they turned on the TV, they would see the men playing the game but that changed this year for future generations.

On June 22, the inaugural Women's State of Origin took place at North Sydney Oval with 6,824 passionate fans came out to watch the New South Wales Blues lift the shield.

Up until now, the match between the Queensland Maroons and New South Wales Blues, a series which first started in 1999, has been known at the Interstate Challenge. 

The change of name meant that the women's game was seen as the same as the men's by the National Rugby League (NRL).

In September the inaugural NRL Women's Premiership got underway with the Brisbane Broncos, Sydney Roosters, New Zealand Warriors and St George Dragons all taking part.

After playing each team once, it was the Broncos and Roosters headed to the Grand Final at ANZ Stadium.

However, the Broncos continued their unbelievable to lift the trophy in a 24-12 win with Kiwi Kimiora Nati scoring a hat-trick and picking up the Karyn Murphy Medal for the Grand Final Player of the Match. 

On the international stage, there was there was also change with Jillaroos winger Karina Brown revealing she was handed a $3,000 paycheque for their test match against the New Zealand Kiwi Ferns.

It was another step forward for women's rugby league in the last 12 months, with players previously receiving $4,000 to play five matches at last year's World Cup.


These are in no particular order, The Women's Game just wants to bring you some of the best moments from 2018.