RLWC2021: Women’s and Wheelchair Teams of the Tournament revealed

RLWC2021 Women's Team of the Tournament Credit: Alamy
RLWC2021 Women's Team of the Tournament Credit: Alamy

The Women’s and Wheelchair RLWC2021 Teams of the Tournament have been revealed, with the finals taking place later this week.

Women’s finalists Australia and New Zealand have a combined nine players in the 17. The two sides will meet at Old Trafford this Saturday as part of a double-header with the Men’s final.

Notable additions are Papua New Guinea’s Elsie Albert, Canada’s Megan Pakulis, and Brazil’s Franciny Amaral, who all lit up RLWC2021 with their performances.

England have four representatives in the side, including Super League Woman of Steel Tara Jane Stanley.

England and France dominate the Wheelchair Team of the Tournament, with the two sides set to meet this Friday in the final. Trio Jack Brown, Seb Bechera and Joe Coyd have been selected. France have Nicholas Clausells, Jeremy Bourson and Lionel Alazard in the 10 players squad selected.

 RLWC2021 Women’s Team of the Tournament

  1. Apii Nicholls (New Zealand)

  2. Tara Jane Stanley (England)

  3. Mele Hufanga (New Zealand)

  4. Isabelle Kelly (Australia)

  5. Evania Pelite (Australia)

  6. Tarryrn Aiken (Australia)

  7. Raecene McGregor (New Zealand)

  8. Elsie Albert (Papua New Guinea)

  9. Lauren Brown (Australia)

  10. Vicky Whitfield (England)

  11. Vicky Molyneux (England)

  12. Amber Hall (New Zealand)

  13. Megan Pakulis (Canada)

  14. Franciny Amaral (Brazil)

  15. Courtney Winfield-Hill (England)

  16. Emma Tonegato (Australia)

  17. Annetta Nu’uausala (New Zealand)

The RLWC2021 Wheelchair Team of the Tournament

  1. Lionel Alazard (France)

  2. Seb Bechara (England)

  3. Jeremy Bourson (France)

  4. Jack Brown (England)

  5. Nicolas Clausells (France)

  6. Joe Coyd (England)

  7. Theo Gonzalez (Spain)

  8. McKenzie Johnson (USA)

  9. Bayley McKenna (Australia)

  10. Stuart Williams (Wales)

Jon Dutton, Chief Executive at RLWC2021 said: “We have seen some incredible team and individual performances across all three tournaments at this fantastic Rugby League World Cup over the last five weeks.

“To be included in the Team of the Tournament is something these athletes will be able to cherish, and to be recognised on the biggest stage of all is a testament to their athleticism, skills and determination.”

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