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Everything You Need To Know About The 2022 Women's State Of Origin

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Everything You Need To Know About The 2022 Women's State Of Origin

Canberra is the place to be on Friday night, when we will see some of the best from the NRLW come together for the Women's Ampol State of Origin match.

Queensland are looking to make it a hat-trick of wins having beaten NSW in the past two Origins.

Last year's 8-6 victory that went down to the wire after a controversial penalty in the dying minutes broke a 6-all deadlock and handed the Maroons victory.

To put it simply, it was edge-of-your seat stuff - the sort of entertainment expected come Friday evening too.

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This time, Maroons coach Tahnee Norris has picked yet another stellar side with Brisbane Broncos captain and superstar half back Ali Brigginshaw to lead the Queenslanders out once again.

Speaking with NRL media, Brigginshaw said: "Last year was one of the hardest games we've ever played, they brought it to a new level with the wrestle, so I'm expecting big things with the wrestle.

"We've got to be on our game. They can throw everything at us but we're stepping it up to a new level as well."

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Credit: Supplied
Credit: Supplied

Her former teammate and recent Newcastle Knights recruit Tamika Upton will be wearing the number one jersey for Queensland, with Gold Coast Titans favourite Steph Hancock earning a re-call to the bench.

Former rugby sevens star Evania Pelite will make the debut in the centres, along with Emily Bass on the wing.

The Skye Blues have a talent list as long as your arm, with names like Sydney Roosters duo Jess Sergis and Isabelle Kelly, St George Illawarra Dragon's Kezie Apps as well as Parramatta Eels Tiana Penitani.

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Isabelle Kelly. Credit: Supplied
Isabelle Kelly. Credit: Supplied

Coach Kylie Hilder has also selected Dally M joint winners, the Red V's Emma Tonegato for her first Origin match, as well as former Bronco Millie Boyle.

Boyle is looking forward to having this match finally on some neutral territory.

 Emma Tonegato. Credit: Supplied
Emma Tonegato. Credit: Supplied
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"For the past two years we have played in Queensland, and along with the strict border restrictions so no family were allowed to come up and watch which was pretty disappointing," she explained.

"For the girls that have played the past two year with no family there, it will be really special that they will be able to watch in Canberra on Friday.

"It's a really special game for us, we only have one game. It means so much to have the support there of the people and fans who want to come."

For those heading out to cheer on the women at GIO Stadium, gates open at 5.30pm with the game kicking off at 7.45pm. Make sure you rug up as it is expected to be a very chilly night in the nation's capital!

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For anyone who can't get to the game, they will be able to catch it on Nine (Brisbane/Sydney) GEM (Melbourne/Adelaide/Perth), Foxtel - Fox League (nationally), Sky Sport 4 (New Zealand), Kayo and 9Now.

Featured Image Credit: Supplied

Topics: Rugby League, nrl, State of Origin, Australia

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