Stud­don cred­its the Sharks

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - LEAGUE -

NSW match-win­ner Maddie Stud­don has cred­ited the fa­ther of Cronulla pair Jay­den and Blayke Brai­ley with reviving her love of rugby league and her game.

Stud­don was named player of the match in the 14-4 Women’s State of Ori­gin vic­tory over Queensland on Fri­day. But she was dropped by the Syd­ney Roost­ers for the tail-end of their 2018 NRLW cam­paign, in­clud­ing their grand fi­nal loss to Bris­bane.

Ear­lier this month she an­nounced she will move to St Ge­orge Illawarra for this year’s NRLW.

She says her stint with Cronulla in the NSW Women’s Premier­ship this year turned around her for­tunes af­ter she came un­der the coach­ing of Glenn Brai­ley, the fa­ther of Sharks NRL hook­ing pair Jay­den and Blayke.

“There’s a good cul­ture at the Sharkies,” Stud­don said.

“We all just got along, we’ve been work­ing hard, it was prob­a­bly the hard­est pre-sea­son that I’ve had.”

Maddie Stud­don.

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