Townsville recently hosted the Women’s State of Origin rugby league Interstate Challenge match against New South Wales. The game was played at Townsville’s 1300SMILES Stadium on Saturday, 27th June as the curtain-raiser to the Round 16 NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and Cronulla Sharks. The match was aired on Foxtel. One of Queensland’s star players was our own Jess Gracie, who captains the Carina team in Brisbane.
Despite intermittent rain dur…ing the match, Queensland proudly retained the Nellie Doherty Cup with the final result ending up in a 4 – 4 draw.