An interview conducted by Nikki Ryan on the Rosewood Roosters Facebook page was with a young female Under 9 player Breella Gray.
An interview conducted by Nikki Ryan on the Rosewood Roosters Facebook page was with a young female Under 9 player Breella Gray.

Fan highlights how valuable Ali is to game

ALI Brigginshaw proved she is one of the best players on the planet with a sensational World Cup performance.

However, off the field the Ipswich product is kicking huge goals for women's rugby league.

Ali is a super talent at boxing and touch football but has put all of her energy into rugby league.

If her latest performances are anything to go by, she has made the right choice.

Ali always has time for the legion of junior female players that look up to her as their idol.

She has this year helped at training with a junior Brothers side and has even run the water in her spare time.

Recently an interview conducted by Nikki Ryan on the Rosewood Roosters Facebook page was with a young female under 9 player Breella Gray.

One question asked was: "Who is her favourite player?"

She answered: "Ali Brigginshaw for the Australian team''.

Ali is now the face of women's rugby league and a better ambassador you will not meet.

Keep up the awesome work.

Special occasion in NRL

IT'S Indigenous Round in the NRL this week and isn't it great to see all 16 clubs produce a special commemorative jersey for the special occasion.

All jerseys have a special meaning and tell a story to each club.

The artists who painted them should be proud of the final products.

When talking about great Indigenous players that have graced our game, the name Artie Beetson normally comes out on top.

However, everyone has their favourite player who has excited them over the years.

Mine was the Zip Zip Man Steve Ella.

Ella had speed, was well balanced on his two feet and could really sniff out a try.

He dazzled all Eels fans in the 1980's.

 

Quick thoughts

HERO of the week: Western Pride striker Dylan Wenzel-Halls. He has been in super form and no one is shocked that he has picked up an A-League contract with Brisbane Roar. Thanks for all the goals Dylan. You will be missed.

Villain of the week 1: Rugby league has the Bunker, which has caused uproar on several occasions but it has a rival in the VAR.

It was a shocking call that allowed the only goal in the A-League grand final to stand when three players were offside.

Villain of the week 2: When will NRL coaches get it? You can't go into press conferences and attack the referees. Dean Pay crossed the line and has been hit with a $25,000 fine.

Bomber's best: My tip Newcastle unfortunately lost in controversial circumstances. This week I like the Waratahs with the start (19.5) over the Crusaders.

Did you know?

The current Olympic rugby champions are the USA. They were the last gold medallists in 1924, the last time rugby was played at an Olympic Games.



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