Brisbane Broncos Crush Sydney Roosters To Claim Inaugural NRLW Premiership

The Brisbane Broncos thrashed the Sydney Roosters (sorry) 34-12 to be named the inaugural Holden Women’s Premiership champions at the ANZ Stadium on Sunday. 

Broncos were the favourites coming into the final and they proved why because even though things were tight during the opening minutes – the scores were levelled 6-6 at 12 minutes – the Broncos still came away with a 22 point lead by halftime, 28-6.

Absolute powerhouse Broncos five-eighth Kimiora Nati claimed the opening try for the match.

Scoring a second try and then a third on the 45th minute which arguably sealed the championship deal for the Broncos,  Nati was rightly honoured with the inaugural 2018 Karyn Murphy Medal for her spectacular play.

Let’s also just take a moment to marvel at this try from Lavinia Gould, set up by Chelsea Baker. 


Anywhoo, upon accepting her medal Nati thanked all supporters, sponsors, the Roosters, and the NRL.

“This one goes to all the team members because I would not have gotten this award,” she said.

Broncs captain Ali Brigginshaw, absolutely chuffed, also took to the podium to give thanks to her entire time on and off the field and to every single supporter both back home and in the stands.

“Thank you to the girls, you are amazing. I love you all and we trained so hard for this moment. Thank you to all the girls who played before us and the girls who aren’t with us today. We wouldn’t be standing up here without you,” Brigginshaw said.



An incredible win and almighty congratulations to the Brisbane Broncos and Sydney Roosters for a great final.

Relive the glory of the final siren below.