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.

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Illawarra Steelers

Regarded as the best team in the competition and the early favourite to win the Lisa Fiaola Cup, the Steelers went undefeated during last year's competition - winning four out of four games.

“I think we've got a bit of a target on our backs,” coach Brad Reh said via News Corp.

“Finals is definitely the goal, top four for sure, we'll be aiming as high as we can.”

Squad:

Kayliah Alvey, Halle Barrett, Koffi Brookfield, Maddy Bullock, Holly Czornobej, Alex Down, Alysha Eti, April Gray, Ella Greatz, Michala Hardy, Arley Hourn, Kate Howle, Tahanni Kaufusi, Kiara Kostovski, Jayda Lalic, Maddison Lewis, Bella Lord, Sibeal McNamara, Halle Muik, Tahlia O'Brien, Bridget Shearer, Tori Shipton, Skye Spencer, Armani Tanioria, Eliza Taylor

PLAYER TO WATCH: Koffi Brookfield

Destined for big things in the future, Brookfield is one of the most exciting female prospects and has already spent time training with the club's NRLW squad last season.

The dummy half is a born leader and recently represented the Under-17s Country team in 2023 and will lead the team from the middle of the ruck. Her brother, Jett Brookfield, is also set to play first grade one day.

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