After being a gala-day-style competition in previous years, this season will mark the first time the Lisa Fiaola Cup has been given full competition status.

The competition will be played over nine regular season rounds, including 13 uniquely different clubs.

Zero Tackle has you covered with all the squads, and looks at one player to watch during the season.

At this stage, the Central Coast Roosters, Manly Sea Eagles and Newcastle Knights have yet to confirm their squads, but Zero Tackle will keep you apprised of any updates.


Central Coast Roosters

Coached by Sydney Roosters NRLW winger Jayme Fressard, the club is yet to confirm their squad for the Lisa Fiaola Cup.

“They are a typical Central Coast rep team, where they're very skilful, very tough and very smart footballers. Never the biggest, but very skilful, tough and smart," she told News Corp.

Squad: Ellie Brander, Gemma Wooden, Mia Vaotuna, Sienna Thomas, Ella Knowles, [MORE TBA]


An exciting young prospect, Knowles will be the club's first-choice five-eighth this season and is incredible with the ball in her hands. Her presence in attack gifts the team another dimension of play and creates havoc for the opposition.

Knowles will likely link up with Sienna Thomas in the halves, creating a lethal combination.

“They're both well-balanced runners, smart footballers and are very skilful,” Sydney Roosters NRLW coach John Strange told News Corp.