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.


Cronulla Sharks

The Sharks have shown in recent weeks during the trial matches that they will be a team to watch this season, especially considering that they have welcomed back several key members.

The club have also made some promising signings from other clubs and have several players who earned Under-16s representative honours last year.

Squad: Milla Caine, Charlotte Teplicanec, Kahlea Fisher, Georgia Rake, Jade Pawson, Ashton Daley, Ella Ropata, Angela Agavale, Keely Latta, Taisha Kelly, Jessica Stonestreet, Maia Stowers, Tara Brown, Emily Teplicanec, Felila Fakalelu, Isabella McDonald, Summer Anderson, Molly Wepler, Jaeva Bentley, Chloe Shepherd, Ana Lole, Tully Rayner, Tameika Dorahy, Tashia Kelly, Manaia Cooper, Sam Stewart, Chloe Toko, Charlotte Hall


A versatile utility, Caine enters the season as a NSW CIS Under-16s representative and is incredibly talented in a number of positions, including at fullback and in dummy-half. A skilled player in attack, she should not be underestimated in defence with her extreme toughness.

She is also the daughter of former Wests Tigers goal-kicking outside back Joel Caine. Another player to keep close attention to is Jessica Stonestreet (the sister of Sharks player Sam Stonestreet) - she recently represented NSWCCC at the Under-16s Schools National Championships.