Rugby league star Julia Robinson has been a lightning rod for public opinion in her short but illustrious rugby league career so far. She sat down with Sam Squiers to explain how she found the sport quite late in life and what it’s like having an army lifer for a mum! Julia then explains how she was caught in a social media firestorm simply because she has some very useful muscles.
NRLW star Karina Brown speaks to Sam Squiers about her life in rugby league.
As a young girl she had to convince teachers to let her play with the boys (4:50), as a young woman she had to find a league that would let her tackle other women and now she’s trying to make the world a more inclusive place. Karina is also a proud gay Queensland woman who opens up about THAT kiss in 2018, when she embraced her then-NSW-girlfriend on the field after a State of Origin clash (28:19). If that wasn’t enough, she also address the Manly boycott saga and doesn’t pull any punches! (38:25). Part B will be available on Saturday, August 6. Karina tells how she came to record the hit song (1:01), ‘She’s got confidence’, with Jess Harlen and what it’s like playing a game and performing on stage at the same time! Karina also explains the impact of having so many female hero athletes bursting on to the scene as well as the NRLW’s lofty aims for expansion (10:55).
Jillaroos and Brisbane Broncos captain Ali Brigginshaw wants the women’s game to become professional. Growing up as the only girl in the boys’ team, Ali was told she had no future in the sport so she never imagined she could turn rugby league into a career. Ali joins Sam Squiers to discuss fighting for the growth of the women’s game, why it’s important for young boys to look up to female athletes and how a photo of her kissing her girlfriend on the sidelines ended up in the paper.
Jillaroos star Sam Bremner tells how she almost lost her inspirational father in a devastating coal mining accident. The experience has shaped her into the tough footballer she is today.
Sam talks to Jillaroos captain Ruan Sims and learns some new things she didn’t know about her long time friend. Also how Ru really feels about the mega NRL contracts of her brothers.
Jillaroos Sam Bremner and Bec Young answer the common concerns & misconceptions for parents when their daughter wants to play rugby league.
Former Jillaroo Tarah Westera previews the ground-breaking test against New Zealand and how this clash will change the face of Women’s Rugby League.
Sam Bremner is the star fullback for the Australian Women’s Rugby League Team, the Jillaroos.
Former Jillaroo Jo Barrett gives you the history, the players…everything you need to know ahead of the Women’s Interstate Challenge
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