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Whitsunday Ties To Women’s State Of Origin

Now two months into her professional development, Lily Peacock, has made her Women’s State of Origin debut.

Earlier this year, Lily made the move to Townsville, to begin her development with the Toyota Cowboys, a move which has rewarded her with a shot at the U19 Women’s State of Origin.

Picked as one of four players from the Cowboys, Lily travelled to Redcliff for the double header game, with the U19s Men’s State of Origin happening afterwards.

“It was the toughest and fastest game I’ve played yet,” she explained.

During the first half, Lily left the field for a Head Injury Assessment (HIA) but was able to return to play shortly after.

“I just focused on the questions, because I wanted to get back out there.”

Ultimately, it paid off, with the Maroons coming out on top, with a 20 to 14 victory.

“We train hard, and I was pretty rapt when I made the team,” Lily said.

Lily was voted the Players Player for the match, and is looking forward to 2024, where she is hopeful to make the U19s Women’s Marrons again, before she turns 19 years old.

“My parents were in the crowd too, and my dad said that he preferred the women’s game.”

Back with the Cowboys, she will face the Titans on July 22 on the Gold Coast.

Lily Peacock with other Toyota Cowboys Women’s State of Origin picks Shaylee Joseph, Libby Surha, and Ebony Raftstrand-Smith. Photos supplied

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