Super W: Big names added to NSW's 2019 squad

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by Beth Newman in Japan

A Rio gold medallist, a Uni 7s cult hero and two key Wallaroos are among the new faces in NSW's 2019 Super W squad, announced this week.

The NSW women are the first to publicly whittle down their training squad to the final 30 for the competition, with 14 changes to their make up from last year.

Breakout Test talent Emily Chancellor and experienced Sevens and XVs campaigner Mahalia Murphy are two Wallaroos coming into the side after not featuring in the inaugural Super W season, joining a host of their international teammates to try and defend NSW's 2018 title.

Uni 7s star Eva Karpani has become somewhat of a cult figure in the past two seasons of the Uni 7s, with her strength and speed, and the powerhouse forward will be a closely-watched inclusion to the team.


Rio gold medallist Amy Turner has been quietly working on pushing for state selection after the birth of her daughter Kovah just seven months ago. 

Last year's championship-winning skipper Ash Hewson returns to the squad after bowing out of international rugby last year.

The Super W season will kick off early next year with the NSW women, QLD women, Melbourne Rebels women, Brumbies women and Force women all competing.

SQUAD

IN: Emily Chancellor, Kennedy Cherrington, Noella Green, Jemima Henry, Eva Karpani, Phoebe Loughhead, Lorreta Mailangi, Arabella McKenzie, Mahalia Murphy, Sera Naiqama, Maya Stewart, Amy Turner, Tisera Volkman Matalena Wilson

OUT: Nat Crow, Laura Devereux, Josephine Falesita, Aaliya Fasavalu Fa’amausili, Alafou Fatu, Ariana Kawai, Atasi Lafai, Sarah Laman, Natalie Maclarn, Cobie-Jane Morgan, Tina Sio, Nancy Vaiaku, Inge Visser, Mardi Watts

NSW women's Super W squad 2019

Forwards

Emily Chancellor

Melissa Fatu

Noella Green

Grace Hamilton

Jemima Henry

Evelyn Horomia

Fi Jones

Eva Karpani

Loretta Mailangi

Sera Naiqama

Pareake O’Brien

Emily Robinson

Tasmin Sheppard

Ana-lise Sio

Alex Sulusi

Tisera Volkman

Matalena Wilson

Backs

Katrina Barker

Iliseva Batibasaga

Kennedy Cherrington

Ash Hewson

Kirrily Laws

Chloe Leaupepe

Phoebe Loughhead

Crystal Maguire

Arabella McKenzie

Mahalia Murphy

Shanice Parker

Maya Stewart

Amy Turner