Women's rugby to attract a crowd

ANYTHING the blokes can do women can do just as well.

It certainly appears that way following the surprise appointment of Julia Gillard to Australian Prime Minister following the ALP’s execution of former leader Kevin Rudd on Thursday.

Today, Gympie footy fans can see just how talented women can be in the sporting arena when Super Saturday of Rugby League hits Albert Park at full speed.

In a titanic interstate battle and a show of girl power, Queensland will be looking to turn up the blowtorch on a hapless New South Wales in the women’s version of the popular series.

Make no mistake – the women play the game just as hard as the fellas.

There’s personal pride on the line, not to mention the prestige of donning on a maroon jersey and playing for Queensland.

The match promises to be one of many highlights on the eight-game program as a slice of Origin fever hits Gympie.

Gympie Devils A grade player and development officer Darren Burns said he was looking forward to the match as a highlight of the day’s program.

“I’ve never seen a women’s match at this level, so it’s something I take a huge interest in,” he said.

“It’s a special moment for Gympie because the town has never hosted something like this before.”

Burns said the best female players from Queensland and New South Wales had been chosen.

“Gympie fans will really enjoy the game,” he said.

Gympie Times


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