NRL’s expansion of Women’s State of Origin to two-game series ‘doesn’t make sense’, say rival captains and coaches

NRL's expansion of Women's State of Origin to two-game series 'doesn't make sense', say rival captains and coaches

ABC Sport

NSW and Queensland captains and coaches have questioned the NRL’s decision to move to a two-game Women’s State of Origin series from 2023. 

While the league fast-tracked its NRLW expansion on Wednesday in moving straight from six teams to 10 from next year, it hasn’t followed suit when it comes to Origin, with the series to be two games — one up from this year.

Should a series be tied, the reigning champion will retain the shield — in effect, meaning this year’s clash in Canberra doubles as game one of next year’s series.

NSW captain Kezie Apps questioned if that was the right way to decide such an important series.

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