Scintillating Origin opener will be a watershed moment for women’s game

16 May 2024 03:30
A brilliant match won by NSW and watched by a record crowd of 25,492 shows the sport can capture the public’s imaginationOf the potential of women’s rugby league, there have been glimpses. The vast turnout for the NRLW act of the code’s grand final double header in October last year. Promising Channel Nine ratings that are the envy of other female competitions. The near-20,000 attending last year’s Women’s State of Origin game two.But this night, this spectacle, made eyes open wide. A scintillating Jaime Chapman, goose-stepping through the Maroons line. Caitlan Johnston, tears in her eyes at the anthem, the triumphant try at the end. Almost another famous Origin comeback from Queensland. And veteran Ali Brigginshaw, everywhere through everything. Continue readingread full article

Source: TheGuardian