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‘I’ve been called every name imaginable’

Rugby league superstar Ali Brigginshaw says despite the despicable and vile names she’s been called, she relishes being a trailblazer for women’s sport.

Despite playing on home turf to a record crowd, the Maroons were defeated by the NSW team, the Sky Blues, 22-12, but as far as Brigginshaw’s concerned, she’s already won.

“I won’t lie, I’m not a good loser,” she says. “It hurts. If it doesn’t, you don’t care enough.

“But this thing we’re doing, it’s a huge moment no female NRL team has experienced before. We’re writing a new script for women in sport, and we’re lucky to be a part of it – me, my teammates, and our opponents.

Ali Brigginshaw of the Maroons during game one of the 2024 Women’s State of Origin series at Suncorp Stadium on May 16 in Brisbane. Picture: Hannah Peters/Getty Images

“We’re the first teams to play in this (three-match) series. Whether we win or lose, we’re writing history. And that’s gotta fill your cup.”

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