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Rugby Australia faces major talent drain ahead of Women’s World Cup with protesting players set to defect to NRLW rugby league competition

  • Women rugby players are lobbying for better treatment from RA 
  • Were angered by Wallabies WAGs getting better treatment than players 
  • NRLW champion says they would be welcomed with open arms 



The immediate future of women’s rugby and the Wallaroos in Australia is in major doubt with players set to defect to the rival NRLW rugby league competition en masse.

The Wallaroos have breached their contracts by making a stand against Rugby Australia, calling for promised improvements to be delivered including a fulltime coach.

The players have put their names to a protest document, with the flashpoint being the wives and girlfriends of Wallabies players flown to Paris for the World Cup in business class while Wallaroos were forced to fly economy for matches.  

‘You said our program would go professional, and our coach would be full-time. How many coaches has Eddie taken to the World Cup?’ the statement posted to social media read.

‘You continually say we don’t have enough resources and…

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