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Sport Jillaroos start strong in World Cup Nines

19:20  18 october  2019
19:20  18 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

Women's nines stars see just reward in pay

  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.

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.

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) © 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.

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