How the Women’s Rugby League World Cup final can inspire a generation and spur national game

Ahead of the Jillaroos-Kiwi Ferns contest the demand for a national competition in Australia has never been greater

Some 10 years ago, the National Rugby League (NRL) launched its inaugural Women in League round, largely paying homage to the unsung female support base in rugby league. Women in League was the game’s “thank you” to the mums, the canteen ladies and other unsung female volunteers who were a stable support of the men’s game.

Fast forward to November 2017 and a blog by website the Dressing Shed rated the top 10 most influential women in rugby league as, among others, media commentators, lawyers, board members and the game’s first ever female CEO.

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