After four years, two kids and injuries, Blues veteran Sam Bremner is back in State of Origin

A woman runs the ball during a rugby league match

ABC Sport

A lot has changed in the four years since Sam Bremner played State of Origin, for herself and rugby league.

Bremner started at fullback for the Blues back in 2018, the first year the women’s interstate series was rebranded under the Origin banner.

As a two-time World Cup winner with the Jillaroos and a mainstay for New South Wales since her debut in 2012, she was unquestionably one of the best players and biggest stars in women’s rugby league — plus an important cog in the launch of the first NRLW season later that year as one of the faces of St George Illawarra.

But life, and Bremner, had other plans. Due to injuries and the birth of her two children, the star fullback hasn’t played for the Blues since and has only appeared in four NRLW…

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