It was a historical year for Women’s Rugby in Australia and the Owls very own Georgia O’Neill got to be a part of it all.
The damaging back rower was selected in the Brumbies first ever Super W team that took part in the inaugural Buildcorp Super W Competition. Playing against NSW, QLD, Western Australia and Victoria, Georgia was one of the most consistent players which resulted in here being name the Helen Taylor Super W Player of the Year. This isn’t the first time Georgia has won this award, but given it was awarded as part of the Super W program made it even more special.
Her outstanding form saw her named in the original Wallaroo’s squad that would partake in a two game series against the Black Ferns. These games would take place prior to the Wallabies and All Blacks fixtures at ANZ Stadium and Eden Park, a first for Women’s Rugby. As the first game approached, the team was announced and Georgia was named to start at open side flanker, earning Georgia her first ever Wallaroo’s cap. Georgia would line up along side former Owls Grace Hamilton in the back row. Despite not getting the result, history was made that night.
The following week, Georgia retained her starting position and would go head to head with the Black Ferns, this time on there home soil. Again, while the result did not go the way of the Wallaroo’s the fixture was a massive step forward for Women’s Rugby.
If you thought Georgia’s season couldn’t get any better and busier, she was also selected in the University of Canberra’s Women’s 7’s team to compete in the AON 7’s Competition.
Congratulations Georgia on what has been an outstanding season for you.