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Harvey Norman Women's Premiership Team News

The Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs will kick off their Harvey Norman Women’s Premiership campaign this Sunday against the Newcastle Knights.

Unlike previous years, the NSWRL's premier open-age competition for Women will run concurrently with the NRLW in 2024 and has expanded to a 12-team competition format this season.

With the competition kicking off this weekend, the Bulldogs Harvey Norman Women's squad have the fortune of playing at home against the Knights for Round 1.

While the squad were originally due to kick off at Belmore Sports Ground on Saturday afternoon, their fixture has been rescheduled to Sunday the 8th of June at 2:00pm.

Sunday's match will officially mark Blake Cavallaro's first match at the helm of Canterbury's Female Pathways. The recently recruited coach will oversee all female pathways operations and player development throughout the Harvey Norman Women's Premiership season this year, before formally commencing in his role as the Club's NRLW Head Coach in 2025.

In Round 1 team news, Abby Aros and Waimarie Martin have been named for this week’s outing against the Knights. The pair recently played in the Bulldogs Tarsha Gale Cup side and were in the NSW Under 19’s Origin squad.

Shaquaylah Mahakitau-Monschau and Ambryn Murphy-Haua have been named to start in the halves. Mahakitau-Monschau and Murphy-Haua played together earlier this year in the Bulldog’s Tarsha Gale Cup team where they formed a strong halves pairing.

No. Name
1 Natalia Webb
2 Abby Aros
3 Sarahcen Oliver (c)
4 Litia Fusi
5 Summer Van Gelder
6 Shaquaylah Mahakitau-Monschau
7 Ambryn Murphy-Haua
8 Paea Uilou
9 Elisiva Felila
10 Grace Giampino
11 Shaniece Monschau
12 Shannon Muru
13 Latisha Smythe (c)
14 Waimarie Martin
15 Macie Carlile
16 Sarai Pule
17 Nanise Vakacavu
19 Ellie Williamson
20 Hana Laufale
21 Abigayle Sekitoga
Coaching Staff Name
Head Coach Blake Cavallaro
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