ACT Brumbies women's coach Tony Doherty backs Super W to become professional competition

14 January 2018 4:22 AM

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"We hope that will be the situation soon as it would put everyone on level pegging, currently most have to rely on their jobs for income and it would be awesome to have a professional income through rugby."

The Brumbies held an open trial on Saturday which attracted more than 60 players from the ACT region, before Doherty named his 30-player squad on Sunday.

"We put the girls through fitness and skills sessions then had a few trial matches and it was an arduous task coming back to 30 names," Doherty said.

"It's great for the sport to have so much competition, we've selected a squad with some experienced players as well as some new and exciting talent."

After the Brisbane tournament the women will play in a four-game round robin Super W season, with the top two teams playing a grand final.

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