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Which players will dominate the women's game in 2030?

Already bonafide stars in their own right, Wests Tigers international representative duo Botille Vette-Welsh and Raecene McGregor joined up with's Alicia Newton to pick which players they think will dominate the women's competition for the next decade.

Speaking with the club's official Beyond the 80 Podcast, all three guests were asked to name a player they feel will dominate the next 10 years of the competition most, and each came up with a different player to watch out for in the game.

Having played alongside her during the recent NRL Nines, and with the St. George-Illawarra Dragons in the 2019 NRLW competition, Vette-Welsh opted for Keeley Davis — a player with a big future ahead of her at only 19 years of age.

"I'd go Keeley Davis for sure," Vette-Welsh said.

"She's young and she's got lots of years still to come in her.

"She's on fire at the moment. If you didn't watch the NRL Nines she's looking sharp so I'd definitely have her in my team for the next ten years."

McGregor was also thinking Davis, but came up with another budding star in Aaliyah Fasavalu-Fa'amausili who played alongside Davis and Vette-Welsh last year.

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"Bo literally just stole mine with Keeley... but if I couldn't have her I'd definitely want to have another player who's currently at the Dragons," McGregor said.

"Aaliyah Fasavalu-Fa'amausili — she's another player that I can see being strong for the next few years to come."

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Newton finished off the question but opting for Millie Boyle — a teammate of Vette-Welsh in the New South Wales Origin squad last year as well as McGregor in the Broncos' Premiership-winning NRLW side.

"I've gone for Raecene's Broncos teammate in Millie Boyle," Newton said.

"She's 21, a dual international and can hopefully get over to league permanently.

"There's a whole range that you'd want... Shaylee and Janaya Bent... and you'd also want to include Botille and Raecene as they're only young too."

The trio also touched on a number of topics throughout the podcast including the pending return of the Harvey Norman NSW Women's Premiership and what that means for the NRLW, the latest on their training in isolation and lots more! 

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