The NRL will make history with the launch of a Women’s Premiership next year, with the New Zealand Warriors expressing interest in joining the proposed six-team competition. (Main photo: NRLPhotos).
It follows the success of the Women’s Rugby League World Cup, with plans also revealed which will see New Zealand host a Test against the Australian Jillaroos and a women’s State of Origin match played.
David Skipwith of the NZ Herald reports Warriors chief executive Cameron George has been in contact with the NRL to request further details.
“It would be fantastic for the Warriors to be a part of a women’s competition,” George told the NZH.
“It would be fantastic for our fan base, for our corporate partnerships, the club in general, and it would be great for rugby league in New Zealand.
“I’ve contacted the NRL to understand more about what a proposed competition would be like and I’m just waiting on their feedback.
“Once I understand what that is we can then give it serious consideration.”