Topic: Rugby League

Online Extra: Kiwi Fern besties double their chances at a local and an International Awards.

By Tamati Tiananga
  • Auckland

Kiwi Ferns members Atawhai Tupaea and Mary Jane Ale will this week travel to Sydney, Australia for the Rugby League Players Association Awards. But tonight another Awards evening takes place, both players have been nominated for Papakura Sportswoman of the Year.

Tonight they spend the night with rugby legend' Keven Mealamu as the guest speaker of the Papakura Awards. Both say the winner of the night is Women in Rugby League, this comes at a good time as both will this week travel to Sydney, Australia for the Rugby League Players Association Awards

Atawhai Tupaea and Mary Jane Ale will join eleven Kiwi Fern teammates attending awards, this is the first time the RLPA have introduced a new category since the Awards was first introduced in 2014, celebrating women achievement in rugby League.

Every player on both teams that played in this year's Anzac test is to select the winner of the opposition team. The winnersplace will become the first recipients of the Elite Women's award for Australia and Elite Women's award for New Zealand. 

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