Super W: Treherne, Lefau-Fakaosilea headline Queensland squad

Super W
by RUGBY.com.au staff

Queensland Super W coach Moana Virtue has named eight Wallaroos - and an Aussie sevens speedster - in a squad seeking to go one better in 2019.

Virtue has taken charge from departed coach Michael Hayes and named 16 fresh faces to join the 14 returning cohort from the 2018 campaign, which saw Queensland finish runners-up.

Sam Treherne, Alysia Lefau-Fakaosilea, Alisha Hewett, Millie Boyle and Cobie-Jane Morgan will all be familiar faces for Australian rugby fans in a squad which otherwise has taken on a new look.

Georgie Friedrichs, who has played for Australia in the sevens arena, has also been named.

"We’ve assembled a strong squad for this year’s Super W season," Virtue said.

"We’re lucky to have a host of returning players, but we have a large cohort who are new to this level of competition and are eager to stake their claim for a spot in the side.

"There are a number of Wallaroos amongst the team which is a positive in terms of experience, but our trials have also unearthed some new talent, who feature in our main squad as well as in the wider group.

"Considering we had over 100 girls register their interest and we started with a training squad of approximately 50 players after the trials, it’s been a challenge in terms of selections to narrow the group to this final squad. But I’m confident we have a side who can build upon what was started last year in the inaugural season.

"The girls have been working hard since December both on the field and in the gym and there is a great vibe around training at the moment as we edge closer to the season."

SQUAD

Queensland Super W squad

Props

Liz Patu – Wests

Maryanne Fuimaono – Sunnybank

Hana Ngaha – Sunnybank

Christina Sekona – Sunnybank

Ana Fotu – University of Queensland

Toa Filimoehala – Brothers

Hookers

Averyl Mitchell – University of Queensland

Ivy Kaleta – Sunnybank

Locks

Saxon Campbell – Redlands

Alisha Hewett – GPS/Australian Defence Force

Vetekina Aho – Sunnybank

Backrowers

Millie Boyle – Bond University

Shannon Mato – Sunnybank

Tessa Vaoga – GPS

Natassja Purontakanen – University of Queensland

Eilidh Sinclair – Sunnnybank

Kiri Lingman – Sunnybank

Halves

Cobie-Jane Morgan – Sunnybank

Asaka Ono – University of Queensland

Ayane Hirata – Sunnybank

Lavinia Gould – Wests

Centres

Alysia Lefau-Fakaosilea – SunnybankEseta Fangaloka – Sunnybank

Cecilia Smith – Brothers

Georgie Friedrichs – Wests

Outside Backs

Ivania Wong – Sunnybank

Emily Bass – Wests

Lori Cramer – University of Queensland

Samantha Treherne – Sunnybank

Alana Elisaia – Redlands