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NRL Women’s Premiership a “watershed” moment for Australian sport

Today is a historic day in Australian sport, with the inaugural NRL Women’s Premiership kicking off.

With slightly adjusted rules and regulations, it is hoped this weekend is the first of many as Australia’s best female rugby league players strive to make a career out of the greatest game of all.

Tiffany Slater, Head of the Women’s NRL competition says it has been a long time coming.

“It’s very exciting. There is a lot of people who have been involved in getting us to today,” she told Weekend Afternoons with Clinton Maynard and Craig Willis.

The competition consists of four teams: The Brisbane Broncos, St George Illawarra Dragons, Sydney Roosters and New Zealand Warriors.

She does admit there will be plans to expand in the future.

“What was really pleasing when we went through the process of selecting the clubs is the significant interest.”

Click below to hear the full interview.

Driving force behind bringing the new competition to life, the NRL’s General Manager of Elite Competitions Jason King, told Macquarie Sports Radio this competition has been many years in the making.

“It’s going to be a fantastic day for our game. It is a watershed moment to launch the NRL Women’s Premiership,” King told Macquarie Sports Radio‘s Cam Reddin.

Click below to hear the full interview and listen to the Weekend Warm-Up with Cam Reddin 4.00am-7.00am Saturday and Sunday mornings