Women's nines stars see just reward in pay
Jillaroos coach Brad Donald says the equal pay in the Nines World Cup for female players is a reminder to his players of the women who came before them.Each player in every team at this weekend's tournament at Bankwest Stadium will be paid $2000 according to an NRL.com report, regardless of whether they are male or female.
The NRL Auckland Nines (known as the Downer NRL Auckland Nines due to sponsorship) was a rugby league nines competition staged by Duco Events with the National Rugby League and played
'Very deserving': Jillaroos see just reward in Nines World Cup pay equality. Skip to sections navigation Skip to content Skip to footer. Jillaroos coach Brad Donald has labelled the equal pay across both genders at the Nines World Cup just reward for the game's revolutionary female players.
From 1908 until 1994, Australia’s first rugby league competition was ran by New South Wales Rugby League (NSWRL). However, the league along with other minor premiers were re-unified to form National Rugby League in 1998. A look at some of the most memorable moments over the years.
2015 - North Queensland Cowboys vs. Brisbane Broncos
In first NRL final that ended in a draw, North Queensland claimed victory over Brisbane 17-16 in golden point extra time. It was their first premiership title. The winning goal was scored by Johnathan Thurston (R), who was awarded the Clive Churchill medal.
Lebanon shock France to start Nines
Lebanon have overcome the absence of all their NRL players to shock France 12-8 in the opening game of rugby league's World Cup Nines.Western Suburbs reserve grader Bilal Maarbani scored the tournament's opening two tries in the 12-8 win at Bankwest Stadium on Friday, including one where he skipped past three French defenders.
The Australian Jillaroos won the Women's Rugby League World Cup in 2013 after coming second in three consecutive World Cups . They are the current world champions. Brad Donald recently replaced Steve Folkes as the head coach of the Jillaroos .
The Australian Jillaroos opened their World Cup campaign with a 58-4 win over the Cook Islands. They'll be fixing that up." Australia started strongly on Thursday against a team that had barely trained together, and dominated the physical early exchanges, before they began piling on the points.
(Pictured) Matthew Scott and Johnathan Thurston of the Cowboys hold aloft the premiership trophy after winning the 2015 NRL Grand Final match.
2014 – South Sydney Rabbitohs vs. Canterbury Bulldogs
Since 1971, Rabbitohs won their first ever title with the help of Sam Burgess’ (pictured) incredible performance that earned him the Clive Churchill Medal. The final score was 30-6.
2013 – Sydney Roosters vs. Manly Sea Eagles
With 18-8 lead, Manly had everything under control until the last 25 minutes when Roosters made a stunning comeback to win the final for the first time since 2002. Roosters secured 26-18 victory when Michael Jennings (pictured) broke through to ground James Maloney's grubber in the last few minutes of the game.
England's nines campaign on life support
England are on the brink of missing the semi-finals of the World Cup nines after a shock 16-13 loss to Lebanon.Without their boycotting NRL stars, the Cedars claimed what will likely be the biggest upset of the weekend against an England side full of NRL and Super League talent.
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As it happened - Rugby League Nine World Cup , day one. After Fiji and Tonga were both shocked on Friday's opening night of the tournament, the On the womens side of the draw, the Jillaroos showed why they are the favourites to take out the women's World Cup Nines after opening their campaign
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2012 – Melbourne Storm vs. Canterbury Bulldogs
In one of the most controversial moment in NRL history, Bulldogs’ James Graham (R) bit the ear of Storm’s Billy Slater (L), for which the former received a 12-match ban. Storm won the final 14-4.
2008 – Manly Warringah Sea Eagles vs. Melbourne Storm
Team Manly thrashed their opponents by the biggest ever margin (40-0) in the game’s history. The highlight of the game was Michael Robertson’s (L) hat trick tries that made him the first player to score three tries since Steve Renouf in 1997. The final also saw Steven Menzies equal Terry Lamb's record of 349 first-grade games.
2005 – Wests Tigers vs. North Queensland Cowboys
It was the first ever grand final appearance for both the teams, where West Tigers’ won 30-16. Tigers’ Brett Hodgson displayed an incredible performance by scoring five goals.
'I'll come back with the trophy': Kiwi delivers on pledge to late mum
It was an emotional day for New Zealand skipper Honey Hireme as the Kiwi Ferns stunned the Jillaroos at the inaugural World Cup 9s.In a massive boilover, the Kiwi Ferns took out the grand final 17-15 to send the trophy across the Tasman. New Zealand were $5 outsiders but prevailed in a match that ended three tries apiece in front of 15,684 at Bankwest Stadium.
Heading into this World Cup , the mandate for the Ferns and the Jillaroos was clear – each team has come to win the World Should the Jillaroos win this game, that means that they will have defeated the Ferns on every occasion they have met this year including the Auckland Nines and the Test in May.
For the second successive World Cup , the Jillaroos and Kiwi Ferns will meet in the final after defeating Canada and England respectively in the semis at Southern Cross Group Stadium The Jillaroos were at times stuck in second gear during the second half but still ran out 58-6 winners against the Ravens.
2004 – Canterbury Bulldogs vs. Sydney Roosters
In the first half of the game, Bulldogs were trailing 13-6, but in the second half they quickly covered the lead with the help of Matt Utai and Hazem El Masri. During the last few minutes of the game, Bulldogs were leading 16-13, when Roosters’ Michael Crocker (pictured) made a break on the 40m line but was tackled by Bulldogs Captain Andrew Ryan. The Bulldogs win the final 16-13.
2003 – Penrith Panthers vs. Sydney Roosters
In the last game with Penrith, Scott Sattler made one of the greatest tackle in NRL history. It was a turning point of the game when Sattler chased down and made a tackle on the Roosters’ winger Todd Byrne (in white), sending him out of the field. Panthers won the game – 18-6.
2001 – Newcastle Knights vs. Parramatta Eels
Parramatta Eels were trailing 24-0 at high time and did everything to fight back but fell short. Knights won the final 30-24. The highlight of the match was Timana Tahu's (pictured) second-half try, where he got tangled up with Luke Burt before putting the ball down inside the chalk.
World Cup Nines: Josh Addo-Carr scores incredible solo try in semi-final against Samoa
What an individual effort this was!After a pass from Kalyn Ponga hit the deck, it looked that the play had faltered for Australia.
Nine . When I tell my fellow 9Honey staffers that we've been invited to train alongside the legendary Jillaroos – the NRLW's best of the best – I'm met with a mix of radio silence and "hell nos". The 16 women gearing up for the World Cup 9s are intimidatingly fit. Many of them train up to three hours a
The Jillaroos went ahead early in the second half and then withstood a punishing period of play from New Zealand as they tried to get back into the game. However, the Aussies stayed strong and finished all over their opponents running out winners 22 - 12. This is Australia's first women's World Cup win
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1999 – Melbourne Storm vs. St George Illawarra Dragons
At half-time Dragons were leading 14-0 and everyone thought the game was going to end in their favor. However, Storm made a stunning comeback when Anthony Mundine knocked on over the try line that proved to be a turning point in the game. Storm quickly covered up the lead to 18-14. In the 77th minute, Brett Kimmorley bombed to winger Craig Smith but before he could ground it, Dragons’ Jamie Ainscough knocked him unconscious. The video referee gave a penalty try to Storm, which was successfully converted. Storm won the game 20-18.
1997 – Newcastle Knights vs. Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Newcastle Knights’ Andrew Johns helped his team reach their first final against defending champions Manly Warringah Sea Eagles. Before the final game, there were concerns about Johns’ health as he had suffered a punctured lung, however, he went ahead and played the final. Both the teams were tied at 16-all and in the final moment of the game Johns ran down a narrow blind side and slipped a pass to winger Darren Albert who successfully scored, giving the Knights a 22-16 win over Manly.
Aussies to face Samoa in nines semi-finals
Australia, New Zealand, England and Samoa are through to the World Cup Nines semi-finals after Lebanon's fairytale run ended in tears and drama.The Kangaroos wrapped up their finals spot with a 26-0 flogging of Papua New Guinea, joining Samoa as the only team to go through the group stage undefeated.
Rugby League World Cup Chief Executive Andrew Hill congratulated the Jillaroos on their success to date and wished the team well, ahead of their opening match against the Cook Islands at Southern Cross Group Stadium in Sydney. “The Jillaroos have demonstrated a consistent level of hard-work
New Zealand won the first three women's World Cup titles, with the competition beginning in 2000. They had also won 15 of the 20 previous tests played against the Jillaroos . The Jillaroos made New Zealand pay for that mistake as Kelly scored her second try soon after, latching on to a grubber kick
1989 – Canberra Raiders vs. Balmain Tigers
In one of the greatest final, Canberra Raiders defeated Balmain Tigers 19-14. The final witnessed Canberra’s Steve Jackson come off the bench to score his memorable try that earned his team their first premiership.
1975 – Eastern Suburbs vs. St George
The 1975 final is best remembered for Graeme Langlands wearing white boots rather than the standard black. But the main highlight was his groin injury for which he was given a painkilling injection just before the game. Instead of reducing the pain it numbed his leg completely. Talking about the incident, he wrote in his book “Larrikin and Saint” – "It was an injection that went wrong. It wasn't the doctor's fault. The injection went in where the nerves shouldn't have been. They had moved because of all the injuries that I've had around the groin." Eastern Suburbs won 38-0.
(Pictured) Graeme Langlands talks to media during an NRL press conference at Sydney Cricket Ground on April 1, 2014.
1970 – South Sydney Rabbitohs vs. Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
In the 1970 final between South Sydney Rabbitohs and Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles, South’s captain John Sattler turned out to be a star player. In the opening moments of the game, Sattler suffered a double fracture of his jaw after being punched by Manly’s John Bucknall. However, he decided to continue playing and said to his teammate Mike Cleary, "Hold me up so they don't know I'm hurt." South Sydney won the final 23-12.
Jillaroos hit back at 'cocky' Kiwi sledge
Australia skipper Ali Brigginshaw has defended the Jillaroos after they were labelled "cocky" by a New Zealand rival ahead of their rugby league Test on Friday.Lighting a fuse ahead of their Test match in Wollongong on Friday night, Brigginshaw said she was shocked to learn Kiwi Ferns centre Jules Newman had taken aim at the Jillaroos following New Zealand's 17-15 victory in Sydney on Saturday.
This weekend will see the NRL start it's football season with the Auckland Nines . The Australian women's rugby league team, the Jillaroos , will take on
Germany's Toni Kroos is targetting a strong start to his country's World Cup qualifiers with a win against Norway.
(Pictured) John Sattler talks to the media during a NRL Grand Final media opportunity at Rugby League Central in Sydney on Oct. 3, 2014.
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The Jillaroos showed why they are the favourites to take out the women's World Cup Nines after opening their campaign with an emphatic win over New Zealand.
© Getty SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 18: Ali Brigginshaw of Australia makes a break during the round one Women's Rugby League World Cup 9s match between Australia and New Zealand at Bankwest Stadium on October 18, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt Blyth/Getty Images) Skipper Ali Brigginshaw was instrumental in the 22-8 victory with three try assists in the first half alone at Bankwest Stadium on Friday night.
A fortnight after leading Brisbane to back-to-back premierships, Brigginshaw capped off a near flawless performance with a brilliant individual 'bonus' try.
"It's just recognising a lazy defender, that's what nines is," Brigginshaw shrugged.
"In nines you've got to back your ability."
Tiana Penitani, Corban McGregor, and Keeley Davis also crossed, with the latter captivating the partisan crowd with her 70-metre effort.
The Kiwi Ferns added some respectability to the scoreline with the final two tries.
"The key point is to start well. The girls had lots of energy and that kept the Kiwis at bay really," Brigginshaw said.
"They build on momentum and I thought we stopped that early.
"We're still a bit clunky, but we've got a couple more games to go."
The resounding victory leaves the host nation needing one more win to make the final.
England proved they will be a force to be reckoned with after smashing Papua New Guinea 25-4 in the other women's encounter.
The Lionesses burst out of the blocks with the game's opening two tries, before the Orchids crossed just before halftime.
However, England showed their class with three unanswered tries in the second spell.
Tara-Jane Stanley was the best of the English contingent, breaking five tackles and setting up two tries in the comprehensive win.
New Zealand will look to keep their hopes of advancing to the final alive when they open day two against PNG.
Australia then face England and PNG before the Kiwi Ferns meet the England in a game that could decide who faces the Jillaroos in the final.
Clinton Gutherson, Victor Radley added to Kangaroos squad to face Tonga .
Eels captain Clinton Gutherson and Roosters lock Victor Radley have been named in the Kangaroos squad to take on Tonga. Victor Radley has been rewarded for his man of the match performance for the Junior Kangaroos in Friday's stunning 62-4 win over France, while Gutherson's stellar World Cup Nines campaign clearly didn't go unnoticed.Coach Mal Meninga will carry a squad of 20 players over to New Zealand for next Saturday's bumper Test showdown against Tonga, however is expected to remain largely loyal to the 17 who defeated New Zealand 24-6 in Wollongong.