Bega's Kezie Apps ready to lead the Blues to victory in Sydney tonight


Queensland captain Brittany Breayley and NSW captain Kezie Apps. Image courtesy NRL. 

NSW Rugby League says captain of the women's NSW team, Bega's Kezie Apps, will be one of the critical player's for the Blues who will meet Queensland tonight, in the second official women's State of Origin match. 

The NRL says, "A big game from Kezie Apps in the back-row will go a long way to Blues victory on Friday night. The edge runner had a quieter than usual performance in last year's inaugural clash and is ready to make her mark with a fit bill of health. Add a blossoming combination with Kirra Dibb on the left edge and the captaincy to her name, the timing for Apps is perfect to get back to her best."

The Blues won last year's inaugural State of Origin clash by four points. Apps says the Blues are ready. Bega Valley born Millie Boyle is also in the side, making her debut. 

The second game in this year's men's origin series, will be played in Perth on Sunday and Melbourne Storm's Dale Finucane, also from Bega, will be making his origin debut. He told yesterday he'd played alongside Apps in junior rugby league in the Bega Valley saying, "she was the best in the team". 

Channel 9 will broadcast the women's game tonight, which is being played at North Sydney Oval.