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Roosters named in Under 19 Women’s Origin Squads

Six members of the Sydney Roosters female pathway have been rewarded for their stellar representative seasons with selection in the Under 19 Women’s State of Origin Squads.

Queensland Maroons Coach Deanna Turner has named Tavarna Papalii, Skyla Adams and Shaylee Joseph in her team, while Sky Blues Coach Kate Mullaly has selected Brooke Talataina, Kalosipani Hopoate and Ally Bullman to feature in the NSW squad.

Papalii, Adams, Talataina and Bullman all played a significant role in helping the Sydney Roosters Indigenous Academy obtain their second consecutive Tarsha Gale Cup Premiership in 2023.

Ally Bullman captained the Sydney Roosters Indigenous Academy to back-to-back Premierships.
Ally Bullman captained the Sydney Roosters Indigenous Academy to back-to-back Premierships.

While Joseph was awarded the Coaches Award for her impressive season in the Harvey Norman Women’s Premiership competition for the Central Coast Roosters.

Hopoate featured in the same competition for the North Sydney Bears, earning herself a 2023 Roosters NRLW contract for her consistency and strength on-field.

The line-ups for the Under 19's Women's State of Origin are as follows: 

  NSW Sky Blues Queensland Maroons
Fullback Sienna Williams Destiny Mino-Sinapati
Winger Grace-Lee Weekes Sienna Laing
Centre Litia Fusi Libby Surha
Centre Lindsay Tui Skyla Adams
Winger Georgia Willey Ebony Raftstrand-Smith
Five-Eighth Brooke Talataina Chantay Kiria-Ratu
Halfback Evie Jones Sienna Lofipo
Prop Kalosipani Hopoate Shaylee Joseph
Hooker Chelsea Makira Lily-Rose Kolc
Prop Latisha Smythe Jacinta Carter
2nd Row Chloe Jackson Rilee Jorgensen
2nd Row Monalisa Soliola Malaela Sua
Lock Losana Lutu Tavarna Papalii
Interchange Leah Ollerton Emily Bella
Interchange Mercydes Metcalf Alyssa McCarthy
Interchange Marley Cardwell Lily Peacock
Interchange Kate Fallon Delaney Claridge
Replacement Charlotte Barwick Helen Uitualagi
Reserve Ally Bullman Prue Peters
Acknowledgement of Country

Sydney Roosters respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.