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2021 Women's National Championships - Day 1

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Follow NRL.com's live coverage for Day 1 of the Harvey Norman National Championships from Moreton Daily Stadium, Redcliffe. 

Refresh this page after each match for a rundown of how the game played out.

Schedule - Day 1 (Thursday, May 20)

Opens (1x 20min game)

The Northern Territory opens side started their campaign on the right note with a 6-0 win over South Australia. A charging effort from back-rower Bianca Stokes on the left edge proved the difference in the 20-minute contest.

South Australia had their chances to level the scores but were well-handled close to the line. NT will back up against the First Nations Gems in game two. 

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for First Nation's Gems is number 3 Brittany CONSTABLE
    Fullback for Northern Territory is number 1 Tishara Cahill
  • Winger for First Nation's Gems is number 2 Stacey Markham
    Winger for Northern Territory is number 2 Tiarna Hansen
  • Centre for First Nation's Gems is number 4 Robyn Draper
    Centre for Northern Territory is number 3 Shari Togo
  • Centre for First Nation's Gems is number 12 Tawana Sullivan-Togo
    Centre for Northern Territory is number 4 Kagui GIMINI
  • Winger for First Nation's Gems is number 5 Nickita Kirby
    Winger for Northern Territory is number 5 Genna STILES
  • Five-Eighth for First Nation's Gems is number 6 Akira Kelly
    Five-Eighth for Northern Territory is number 6 Jordan Ah Sam
  • Halfback for First Nation's Gems is number 7 Kiya SIMON
    Halfback for Northern Territory is number 7 Calista Boyd

Forwards

  • Prop for First Nation's Gems is number 10 Kyra Simon
    Prop for Northern Territory is number 10 Melody Wehipeihana
  • Hooker for First Nation's Gems is number 9 Tazmyne Luschwitz
    Hooker for Northern Territory is number 18 Sarah O'CONNER
  • Prop for First Nation's Gems is number 18 Tymekqwa Duckett
    Prop for Northern Territory is number 14 Alysia BADER
  • 2nd Row for First Nation's Gems is number 11 Ataliah LOVE
    2nd Row for Northern Territory is number 12 Bianca STOKES
  • 2nd Row for First Nation's Gems is number 16 Takiyah Nagas
    2nd Row for Northern Territory is number 17 Tedisha BUSH
  • Lock for First Nation's Gems is number 13 Lacey HICKSON
    Lock for Northern Territory is number 13 Bianca Scrymgour

Interchange

  • Interchange for First Nation's Gems is number 8 Brooke TONGALEA
    Interchange for Northern Territory is number 15 Yasmin ISAAC
  • Interchange for First Nation's Gems is number 14 Rikka Lamb
    Interchange for Northern Territory is number 16 Ivana SCHOBER
  • Interchange for First Nation's Gems is number 19 Janaya Trapman
    Interchange for Northern Territory is number 19 machaelia roberts
  • Interchange for First Nation's Gems is number 20 Karri Williams
    Interchange for Northern Territory is number 20 Joanne FAATOAFE

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First Nations Gems proved too good for the Northern Territory in the second game of the day to record a 16-0 win in Redcliffe. 

Tries to Tymekqwa Duckett, Robyn Draper and Janaya Trapman set up the result with Akira Kelly slotting two conversions. 

Kelly and halves partner Kiya Simon were in control of the match with the boot as NT struggled to back up from their opening game success.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for First Nation's Gems is number 3 Brittany CONSTABLE
    Fullback for Victoria is number 1 Maeghan RIDDER
  • Winger for First Nation's Gems is number 2 Stacey Markham
    Winger for Victoria is number 2 Chloe MOYSE
  • Centre for First Nation's Gems is number 4 Robyn Draper
    Centre for Victoria is number 3 Beauty Mauafu Autalaga
  • Centre for First Nation's Gems is number 12 Tawana Sullivan-Togo
    Centre for Victoria is number 4 Rosita Utia
  • Winger for First Nation's Gems is number 5 Nickita Kirby
    Winger for Victoria is number 15 Nikita GENTLE
  • Five-Eighth for First Nation's Gems is number 6 Akira Kelly
    Five-Eighth for Victoria is number 6 Brooke-Morgan Walker
  • Halfback for First Nation's Gems is number 7 Kiya SIMON
    Halfback for Victoria is number 7 Fa'atulia PULA

Forwards

  • Prop for First Nation's Gems is number 10 Kyra Simon
    Prop for Victoria is number 8 Shahana TE TOMO
  • Hooker for First Nation's Gems is number 9 Tazmyne Luschwitz
    Hooker for Victoria is number 9 Georgina Moana
  • Prop for First Nation's Gems is number 18 Tymekqwa Duckett
    Prop for Victoria is number 22 Shaquille-Rashal FAIVA
  • 2nd Row for First Nation's Gems is number 11 Ataliah LOVE
    2nd Row for Victoria is number 12 Jayne Kareroa
  • 2nd Row for First Nation's Gems is number 16 Takiyah Nagas
    2nd Row for Victoria is number 17 Viena SEUMANUFAGAI
  • Lock for First Nation's Gems is number 13 Lacey HICKSON
    Lock for Victoria is number 13 Pamela BOWDEN O'LEARY

Interchange

  • Interchange for First Nation's Gems is number 8 Brooke TONGALEA
    Interchange for Victoria is number 5 Heaven-Leigh Dakartis
  • Interchange for First Nation's Gems is number 14 Rikka Lamb
    Interchange for Victoria is number 14 Maleyna HUNAPO
  • Interchange for First Nation's Gems is number 19 Janaya Trapman
    Interchange for Victoria is number 16 Tiana KANI
  • Interchange for First Nation's Gems is number 20 Karri Williams
    Interchange for Victoria is number 18 T'Keyah LEONG-THOMPSON

Reserves

  • Reserve for First Nation's Gems is number 15 Naomi Clayton
    Reserve for Victoria is number 23 Jean-Shannel Robati
  • Reserve for First Nation's Gems is number 17 Madyson Tooth

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First Nations Gems made it two from two with a hard-fought 12-4 victory over Victoria in their second game of the tournament. 

The Gems were lucky to cross first through Kyra Simon after an error was missed in the lead-up to the try. 

A slick backline movement from the Victorians sent Nikita Gentle into space on the right edge to narrow the lead before a solo effort from Gems five-eighth Akira Kelly sealed the result late. 

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for ADF Women is number 1 Lauren Dam
    Fullback for Victoria is number 1 Maeghan RIDDER
  • Winger for ADF Women is number 5 Michelle Vocea
    Winger for Victoria is number 2 Chloe MOYSE
  • Centre for ADF Women is number 3 Karri Thomas
    Centre for Victoria is number 3 Beauty Mauafu Autalaga
  • Centre for ADF Women is number 4 Amanda Thomas
    Centre for Victoria is number 4 Rosita Utia
  • Winger for ADF Women is number 18 Chloe Callaghan
    Winger for Victoria is number 15 Nikita GENTLE
  • Five-Eighth for ADF Women is number 6 Shannon Evans
    Five-Eighth for Victoria is number 6 Brooke-Morgan Walker
  • Halfback for ADF Women is number 2 Cassidy Morley
    Halfback for Victoria is number 7 Fa'atulia PULA

Forwards

  • Prop for ADF Women is number 8 Ashlee MAKIM
    Prop for Victoria is number 8 Shahana TE TOMO
  • Hooker for ADF Women is number 9 Ebony Allsopp
    Hooker for Victoria is number 9 Georgina Moana
  • Prop for ADF Women is number 10 Mardi LONGFORD
    Prop for Victoria is number 22 Shaquille-Rashal FAIVA
  • 2nd Row for ADF Women is number 11 Alison Dennis
    2nd Row for Victoria is number 12 Jayne Kareroa
  • 2nd Row for ADF Women is number 12 Kirsten Wilson
    2nd Row for Victoria is number 17 Viena SEUMANUFAGAI
  • Lock for ADF Women is number 13 Kiara HAWKINS
    Lock for Victoria is number 13 Pamela BOWDEN O'LEARY

Interchange

  • Interchange for ADF Women is number 7 Brittany Bugden
    Interchange for Victoria is number 5 Heaven-Leigh Dakartis
  • Interchange for ADF Women is number 17 Amber BALDWIN
    Interchange for Victoria is number 14 Maleyna HUNAPO
  • Interchange for ADF Women is number 19 Molly Cooper
    Interchange for Victoria is number 16 Tiana KANI
  • Interchange for ADF Women is number 25 Rachel Neil
    Interchange for Victoria is number 18 T'Keyah LEONG-THOMPSON

Reserves

  • Reserve for Victoria is number 23 Jean-Shannel Robati

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The Australian Defence Force kicked off their tournament campaign in fashion with a 12-4 victory over Victoria on the opening day of the championships. 

Tries to fullback Lauren Dam and prop Ashlee Makim set up a 12-0 lead early before Victoria hit back through Maleyna Hunapo before full-time. 

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for ADF Women is number 1 Lauren Dam
    Fullback for Western Australia is number 1 Elle Warren
  • Winger for ADF Women is number 5 Michelle Vocea
    Winger for Western Australia is number 2 Tiarne BARNETT
  • Centre for ADF Women is number 3 Karri Thomas
    Centre for Western Australia is number 3 Ariana HIRA
  • Centre for ADF Women is number 4 Amanda Thomas
    Centre for Western Australia is number 4 Rheanna Quan
  • Winger for ADF Women is number 18 Chloe Callaghan
    Winger for Western Australia is number 5 Mariah BELL
  • Five-Eighth for ADF Women is number 6 Shannon Evans
    Five-Eighth for Western Australia is number 6 Juraea Turner
  • Halfback for ADF Women is number 2 Cassidy Morley
    Halfback for Western Australia is number 7 Kailey Thompson

Forwards

  • Prop for ADF Women is number 8 Ashlee MAKIM
    Prop for Western Australia is number 8 Claudia FOSTER
  • Hooker for ADF Women is number 9 Ebony Allsopp
    Hooker for Western Australia is number 14 Michaela TURNER-WALLACE
  • Prop for ADF Women is number 10 Mardi LONGFORD
    Prop for Western Australia is number 10 Chanelle Edwards
  • 2nd Row for ADF Women is number 11 Alison Dennis
    2nd Row for Western Australia is number 11 Te RAUHINA WALL
  • 2nd Row for ADF Women is number 12 Kirsten Wilson
    2nd Row for Western Australia is number 12 Melissa Thomas
  • Lock for ADF Women is number 13 Kiara HAWKINS
    Lock for Western Australia is number 13 Anneka Stephens

Interchange

  • Interchange for ADF Women is number 7 Brittany Bugden
    Interchange for Western Australia is number 9 Mahinarangi Clair
  • Interchange for ADF Women is number 17 Amber BALDWIN
    Interchange for Western Australia is number 16 Sera Ravatudei
  • Interchange for ADF Women is number 19 Molly Cooper
    Interchange for Western Australia is number 17 Tessah Roache
  • Interchange for ADF Women is number 25 Rachel Neil
    Interchange for Western Australia is number 19 Heather Matoe

Reserves

  • Reserve for Western Australia is number 15 Cherysh Leaf
  • Reserve for Western Australia is number 18 Xanthe GRAY
  • Reserve for Western Australia is number 20 Tui COPE

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Western Australia has caused a first-up boilover over the Australian Defence Force with a close 6-0 win in their opening game of the tournament.

In WA's only match of the day, a strong effort from Kailey Thompson, who also kicked the conversion, split the sides in a tense clash at Moreton Daily Stadium. 

WA will return for two matches on Friday. 

Under 19s (2 x 20min halves)

NSW City has started their under 19s campaign in style with a comprehensive 42-0 victory over Victoria.

It was all one-way traffic for the slick NSW City outfit against a Victorian side who struggled to gain any momentum.

City's right edge caused havoc in the nine-try romp with Andie Robinson crossing for a hat-trick and Losalio Sita Payne going over for a double. 

NSW City will meet Western Australia on Friday, while Victoria will take on Queensland Sapphires.

The Queensland Sapphires have opened their account for the tournament with a 44-0 win over Western Australia in Redcliffe. 

Doubles to Destiny Brill, Ebony Laing and Faith Tutauha were among the highlights in the eight-try romp as WA struggled to keep up with the Sapphires in their maiden game of the tournament.

The Sapphires will play Victoria on Friday, while Western Australia meet NSW City.

Queensland Rubys cruised to a comfortable 66-0 victory over South Australia in the penultimate game of the day.

Rubys prop Jordii Mahendrarajah charged her way over the line for a treble with Traevonnah Fisher, Sierra Maple, April Ngatupuna and Clarissa Baira also troubling the scorecard with doubles each. 

NSW Country rounded out the day with a 28-0 victory over Northern Territory to open their account before a clash against South Australia on Friday.

Doubles to Charlize Lloyd-Phillips and Jordyn Preston set the tone for Country with NT struggling to gain any momentum in the match. 

Squads - Opens

Australian Defence Force: Lauren Dam, Cassidy Morley, Karri Thomas, Amanda Thomas, Michelle Vocea, Shannon Evans, Brittany Bugden, Ashlee Makim, Ebony Allsopp, Mardi Longford, Alison Dennis, Kirsten Wilson, Kiara Hawkins, Hannah Coel, Brielle Lovekin, Rachel Neil, Amber Baldwin, Chloe Callaghan, Molly Cooper, Paris Sinclair. Coach: Cory Lahz.

First Nations Gems: Stacey Markham, Brittany Constable, Robyn Draper, Nickita Kirby, Kiya Simon, Akira Kelly, Brooke Tongalea, Tazmyne Luschwitz, Kyra Simon, Ataliah Love, Tawana Sullivan Togo, Lacey Hickson, Rikka Lamb, Takiyah Nagas, Naomi Clayton, Nickolle Kirby, Tymekqwa Duckett, Janaya Trapman, Karri Williams, Madyson Tooth. Coach: Jessica Skinner.

Northern Territory: Tashara Cahill-Davern, Tiarna Hansen, Shari Togo, Kagui (Debbie) Gimini, Genna Stiles, Jordan Ah Sam, Calista Boyd, Ruti Faatoafe, Brittany Kassman, Melody Wehipeihana, Jade Jones-Cubillo, Bianca Stokes, Bianca Scrymgour-Napatali, Alysia Bader, Yasmin Isaac, Ivana Schober, Tedisha  Bush, Sarah O'Connor, Michaella Roberts, Joanna Faatoafe. Coach: Leon Cleal

South Australia: Cassie Ormsby, Tessa Wesson, Alicia Pienaar, Milli Gentle, Samantha Wayland, Zahn Anthony, Lauren Kildare, Tashara Wilson, Sophie Mclure, Laura Helbig, Kate Hinds, Tori Johns, Courtney Plowman, Hayley Hill, Georgia Dimasi, Kate McAuliffe, Djkeera O'Brien, Adele Cooper, Schehera Broderick, Keiren O'Dell. Coach: Max Bourke.

Victoria: Maeghan Ridder, Chloe Moyse, Beauty Mauafu – Autalaga, Georgina Uti, Heaven-Leigh Dakartis, Brooke Walker, Fa'atulia Pula, Shahana Te Tomo, Georgina Moana, Shaquille - Rashal Kaleopa Faiva, Jean-Shannel Robati, Jayne Kareroa, Pamela Bowden O' Leary, Maleyna Hunapo, Nikita Gentle, Tiana Kani, Viena Seumanufagai, T'keyah Leong-Thompson, Leeanne Tuai, Tasheena Toamau. Coach: Arana Tapea.

Western Australia: Elle Warren, Tiarne Barnett, Ariana Hira, Rheanna Quan, Mariah Bell, Juraea Turner, Kailey Thompson, Claudia Foster, Mahinarangi Clair, Chanelle Edwards, Te Rauhina Wall, Melissa Thomas, Anneka Stephens, Michaela Turner-Wallace, Cherysh Leaf, Sera Ravatudei, Tessah Roache, Xanthe Gray, Heather Matoe, Tui Cope. Coach: Brad Costello.

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Squads - Under 19s

NSW City: Andie Robinson, Maddie Binding, Jessica Whelan, Luisa Yaranamua, Zali Hopkins, Fatafehi Hanisi, Rueben Cherrington, Losalio Sita Payne, Ryshe Faamausili, Tegan Dymock, Anneka Wilson, Leilani Wilson, Jessica Kennedy, Ebony Prior, Iesha Duckett, Ruby-Jean Kennard, Cassey Tohi-Hiku, Hope Tevaga, Folau Vaki, Zoe Cass. Coach: Kate Mullaly.

NSW Country: Teagan Berry, Charlize Lloyd-Phillips, Keele Browne, Jordyn Preston, Alyssa Shoulders, Keeley Kopara, Matilda Jones, Kyhamoana Tevi-Fuimaono, Taneka Todhunter, Rose Lina Tau, Bree Chester, Chantel Tugaga, Ula-Mari Time-Cribb, Sophie Clancy, Lily Baker, Tabua Tuinakauvadra, Tayla Montgomery, Tylah Vallance, Ruby Smith, Tiana Kore. Coach: Alicia-Kate Hawke.

Queensland Rubys: Abelee Stanley, April Ngatupuna, Chelsea Campbell, Clarissa Baira, Courtney-Lee Nolan, Georgina Tuitaalili, Indee Brown, Jazmon Tupou-Witchman, Jetaya Faifua, Jordii Mahendrarajah, Jayda Lole, Lillian Kolb, Sara Sautia, Sierra Maple, Skye Girard, Maddison Riedy-Brown, Tiana Raftstrand-Smith, Traevonnah Fisher, Tyesha Mikaio, Zoe Cook. Coach: Roy Leoni.

Queensland Sapphires: Aria Hudson-Davies, Baylee Davies, Courtney Tamati, Destiny Brill, Ebony Laing, Emmanita Paki, Faith Tutauha, Fiona Jahnke, Hannah Larsson, Hannah Sorensen, India MacPhee, Jada Ferguson, Jayda Lofipo, Jasmine Peters, Keilee Joseph, Makenzie Weale, Nakita Sao, Oshanis Whakatau, Sera Koroi, Tiamo Williams. Coach: Gavin Lloyd.

Northern Territory: Shanoah Leedie, Rias Alviani, Kiera Kurnoth, Nanise Vakacavu, Ashlee Gilder, Kiana Toy, Talia Corrie, Ciara Aigea, Letoya McCoy, Rease Casey, Tylah Kingdon, Michala Shaw, Ellisa Niki, Erica Kurnoth, Cheyenne Frickmann, Taylah Rogers, Brooklyn Johnston, Toya Norris, Eve Genders, Jacquiline Manirakiza. Coach: Megan Clohesy.

South Australia: Ella Christie, Isabella Carroll, Tahlia North, Brooke Ridley, Audrey Holt, Kaitlin Chapman, Grace Bridge, Pamelarose Francis, Claire Ferguson, Ann Marie Tehuna Davidson, Siobhan Monaghan, Tyra-Lee Te Huna, Jaimee McCulla, Kavitha Anandasivam, Lauren Nguyen, Teliya Heraraka, Willow-Anne Ralston, Kimberley Craggs, Chloe Buttigieg, Kennedy Harrison-Vahu. Coach: Kelso McEwan.

Victoria: Chantelle Latu, Liupapa Tuuaga, Valerie Ioane, Melanie Moapati, Phoenix Mahakitau-Daniel, Mena Layfield, Monica Moore, Xysian Pakota, Heavenly Kidwell, Tersia Lemuaga-Nafatali, Sarah Gialanze, Grace Tuivaiti, Jule Tanuvasa, Halle Braybon, Summah Mauafa-Autalaga, Claudia Ghunaim, Savona Talau-Burgess, Ariana Matue, Jamaica Koka-Sonsene. Coach: Ali Tuai

Western Australia: Alesha Foster, Gabrielle Canicosa, Charmondelae Whaanga, Emysen Robinson, Dion Morgan, Tiana Graham, Nina Rutene, Adalaide Faamausili Fala, Ariana Ruru-Hinaki, Ngaroria McLeod-Cassidy, Nicole  Ledington, Kyarn Paekau, Brianna Young, Hineriu Thompson, Georgia Midson, Aliyah Grey, Nikita Maki, Santana Glassie, Tehani Tairea, Naomi Kamizona-Heke. Coach: Daniel Manning.