Ladies League Tag has been consistently growing in Newcastle, and the rep squad has become a battle of talent in the region.

Newcastle Rugby League have named the Monarch Blues Tag representative squad set to face the combined might of New England’s Group 4 and Group 19 in May.

The NRL squad will play the Northwest Yinarr ladies on May 11 at a home fixture at the Maitland Sportsground, in a series of representative fixtures held between the two rugby league regions.

Wests and Central are at the top of the list for representative players set to represent Newcastle in two weeks. Defending champions the Rosellas have given seven players to the squad, including commanding voices Nicole Stanfield and Rhianni Cipta, whom guided their regional team to a 26-nil victory on the weekend.

Central will give five players to the cause, with Lakes also delivering four to the rep squad. Kurri Kurri and Maitland both have one player, Alisha Romaniuk and Brooke Carroll respectively, joining the camp.

NRL BLUES TAG REP TEAM LIST: Brittany Coe, Brodii Ingram, Lily Goodchild, Taylah Lobley (Central Newcastle); Alisha Romaniuk (Kurri Kurri); Ainsley Hughes, Hayley Arden, Laura Daley, Niesa Case (Lakes United); Brooke Carroll (Maitland); Amy Waterhouse, Laura Palombini, Sophie Higgins, Grace Gallagher, Jacqui Dudgeon, Nicole Stanfield, Rhianni Cipta (Western Suburbs).