Sharks and Rabbitohs don't get licenses

It came as shock when the Cronulla Sharks and South Sydney Rabbitohs were not handed licenses on Tuesday.

The Sharks have been a major influence on women's rugby league having become the first NRL club to contact a woman’s rugby league player which has now increased to 34 over the past two years including five current Jillaroos and the also hosted the 2017 Women’s World Cup.

They've also hosted a number of curtain raisers to the NRL to promote their women's program.

Meanwhile, for the Rabbitohs have over a 1,000 girls and women playing rugby league and league tag. 

“The decision is manifestly wrong and the process has been shambolic,’’ South Sydney CEO Blake Solly told The Daily Telegraph.

“We’re all just gobsmacked.’

“I asked the NRL in writing, what protection we’ll have for players currently at the club or developed by us — and nothing has come back.

“We’re aggrieved, but I feel enormously for the Sharks," he said.

Coaches named and who are they?

Three out of the four teams have named the coaching team which will lead their teams in September. 

Former New Zealand captain Luisa Avaiki was named as head coach of the Warriors.

She led the team to victory in the in 2000, 2003 and 2008 Women's World Cups.

Avakiki worked for the Melbourne Storm as their games development officer and has been the New Zealand Rugby League's well-being and women's development manager since 2016.

The Broncos have sign Paul Dyer as head coach while club legends Michael Hancock and Scott Prince will be assistant coaches.

Dyer helped coach the Jillaroos in their first World Cup victory in 2013.

Lastly, St.George has announced Daniel Lacey as coach.

He is currently the undefeated coach of the Illawarra Steelers Tarsha Gale Cup side.

Competition start date

The competition which looked to start in August has now been pushed back to September to coincide with the NRL Final Series.

There is no other information just yet to as the exact start.

ID Day

The ID is set to take place the day before the National Championship and it will give new and current players the chance to try their hand at rugby league or pit their skills against others.