Australian Super W teams confirmed for 2023 season

Tue, Feb 14, 2023, 9:43 PM
Nathan Williamson
by Nathan Williamson
The Fijiana Drua were looking to create history against a Waratahs side who held the Super W trophy since inception.

The Australian clubs have confirmed their squads for the 2023 Super W season.

They will all be chasing the Fijiana Drua after they claimed last year's title in a thriller over the NSW Waratahs during the inaugural Super Round.

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It represents a new era for the Waratahs, with the likes of Arabella McKenzie, Emily Chancellor and Lori Cramer set to miss the competition.

Wallaroos young stars Piper Duck, Adiana Talakai, Georgina Friedrichs and Bridie O’Gorman headline the squad, joined by recently retired Wallaroo Iliseva Batibasaga whilst Grace Hamilton (France) and Sera Naiqama (New Zealand) to return during the season.

The Reds have named six capped Wallaroos in their squad, with Wallaroos captain Shannon Parry set to lead the side.

Parry is joined by the likes of Bree-Anna Cheatham, Madi Shuck, Tiarna Molloy, Annabelle Codey, Cecilia Smith and Ivania Wong.

Meanwhile, the ACT Brumbies have named a host of Internationals from across the world, including breakout Wallaroo Grace Kemp.

World Cup winning New Zealand Black Ferns prop Amy Rule is the marquee inclusion, whilst centre Siokapesi Palu will captain the side.

As for the Western Force, they have confirmed the signings of international prospects Rachel Laqeretabua, Katie Barnes and Martha Mataele.

Wallaroo Trilleen Pomare and Bec Clough medallist Tamika Jones will look to build off their impressive 2022 seasons as they push for the finals.

Rounding out the Australian teams is the Rebels, who named a mix of youth and experience.

Wallaroos World Cup star Ash Marsters is their key player to watch, whilst Kiwi winger Kerri Johnson produced a starring performance during last week's trial victory over the Brumbies.

SUPER W SQUADS 2023

ACT BRUMBIES

FORWARDS

Amy Rule

Iris Verebalavu

Tilila Hifo

Benita Ese Sale

Sally Fuesaina

Brittany Leauanae

Tania Naden

Harriet Elleman

Erika Maslen

Ash Fernandez

Jess Grant

Kate Holland

Ivy Merlehan

Alyce Solaese

Tabua Tuinakauvadra

Lydia Kavoa

Zali Waihape

Edwina Munns-Cook

Grace Kemp

BACKS

Jay Huriwai

Gisela Vea

Faitala Moleka

Shonte To’a

Gabrielle Petersen

Siokapesi Palu

Harmony Ioane

Sarah Riordan

Emerina Marsh-Kiro

Jemima McCalman

Apryll Green

Biola Dawa

Sammie Wood

Ashlea Bishop

Akira Kelly

MELBOURNE REBELS

FORWARDS

Laiema Bosenavulagi

Hayley Glass

Janita Kareta

Asipau Mafi

Vika Matarugu

Jiowana Sauto

Hope Kareta

Ashley Marsters

Michaela Maunsell

Nawel Remini

Easter Savelio

Tanya Yabaki

Naila Faaiuaso

Phoebe Linder-Patton

Sydney Niupulusu

Ariana Perez Utumalefata

To'omalatai Atonio Eli

BACKS

Jessica Campbell

Sarah Hogan

Chantelle Kohika-Skipper

Meretiana Robinson

Shenique Taula

Faalua Tugaga

Allyssa Lolesio-Pua

Hope Schuster

Wasie Toolis

Harmony Vatau

Amy Williams

Mia-Rae Clifford

Kerri Johnson

Karin Kusano

Jade Te Aute

NSW WARATAHS

FORWARDS

Adiana Talakai

Brianna Hoy

Bridie O’Gorman

Brittany Merlo

Emily Robinson

Eva Karpani

Georgia Chapple

Katalina Amosa

Ana-Lise Sio

Atasi Lafai

Rosie Ebbage

Sera Naiqama

Bronte Wilson

Piper Duck

Fi Jones

Grace Hamilton

Loretta Mailangi

Leilani Nathan

BACKS

Brooke McKinnon

Claudia Meltzer

Iliseva Batibasaga

Layne Morgan

Tatum Bird

Ella Ryan

Georgina Friedrichs

Jade Sheridan

Katrina Barker

Caitlyn Halse

Desiree Miller

Jacinta Windsor

Margot Vella

Maya Stewart

QUEENSLAND REDS

Bree-Anna Cheatham

Madi Schuck

Alapeta Ngauamo

Theresa Soloai

Nina Poletti

Tiarna Molloy

Tazmin Sheppard

Miki Trbojevic

Annabelle Codey

Deni Ross

Tina Campbell

Joana Rabaka

Shannon Parry

Hana Lane

Carola Kries

Haidee Head

Megan Prinsloo

BACKS

Sarah Lewis

Terri-Anne Egan

Renae Nona

Cecilia Smith

Dianne Hiini

Mel Wilks

Caitlyn Urwin

Sam Curtis

Ivania Wong

Briana Dascombe

Heleina Young

Ellie Draper

WESTERN FORCE

Forwards

Braxton Walker

Angelica Uila

Hera-Barb Malcolm Heke

Mercedes Putz

Penina Tuilaepa

Sera Ah-Sam

Sofia Bekir Fuente

Ashlee Knight

Elizabeth Kennedy

Libya Teepa

Destiny Maui

Katie Barnes

Keira McAskill

Sera Ravatudei

Taj Heald

Tamika Jones

Backs

Kendra Fell

Saelua Leaula

Samantha Wood

Ariana Hira-Herangi

Bo Burton

Langley Sesega

Nicole Ledington

Trilleen Pomare

Zakiya Kereopa

Aiysha Wigley

Ariana Ruru-Hinaki

Martha Mataele

Paihau Pomare

Rachel Laqeretabua

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