Sam Bremner named for NSW in women's State of Origin

Sam Bremner returned from injury to lead NSW Country to victory at the national titles. 

Game breaker: Sam Bremner. Picture: Shane Myers/NRL Imagery

Game breaker: Sam Bremner. Picture: Shane Myers/NRL Imagery

Now the Helensburgh product will return to fullback for the NSW State of Origin showdown with Queensland. 

The Blues will be without Gerringong’s Ruan Sims, who confirmed she would miss the standalone fixture after undergoing surgery on a broken hand suffered last week, with former Illawarra-based halfback Maddie Studdon to captain the team. 

Talesha Quinn and Kezie Apps will play in the back row for the game at North Sydney Oval on June 22.

It came as NSW coach Ben Cross has denied suggestions of following Queensland's lead with an Origin eligibility loophole after selecting New Zealander Nita Maynard. Maynard qualifies for the Blues under residency rules despite playing for the Kiwi Ferns at last year's World Cup.

Her selection comes as the Maroons picked Kiwi Ferns forward Maitua Feterika in their squad last week


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