Isabelle Kelly has been named as one of 19 players set for a new-look NRL contract in 2019. She was honoured as the best women's player in the world at the end of 2018 with the Golden Boot.

Isabelle Kelly has again proved her prestige, being named NSW Women’s State Player of the Year at the the Brad Fittler Medal awards.

The plaudits come just days after her inclusion in the NRL Womens Premiership’s first ever Team of the Week, a spot she earned with her phenomenal solo try in the Sydney Roosters’ 4-10 defeat at the hands of the New Zealand Warriors.

Women’s Origin coach Ben Cross had nothing but praise for the Novocastrian centre, applauding her trustworthy nature and natural try-scoring ability.

“She’s a player you can trust, and a try-scorer obviously,” Cross said. “She’s just one of those players that knows her way to the try line.”

The Women’s State of Origin shield was on show at the awards evening. Photo: Gregg Porteous

Kelly’s try-scoring ability will be on show again this weekend, as fixtures for the second week of the NRL Womens have been confirmed.

The Roosters will face off against the ladder-leading Brisbane Broncos tomorrow evening at Allianz Stadium, with the kick-off slated for 5.15pm. Kylie Hilder will join Kelly in the starting line-up once more, having been named as the Roosters’ opening hooker.

The St George Illawarra Dragons will also be looking for their first victory in the new competition when they come up against the Warriors on Saturday afternoon at ANZ Stadium.

Holli Wheeler returns to the bench with the return of Talesha Quinn after a one-week absence. Hannah Southwell retains her bench position after the opening week.

Both NRL Womens clashes will again be aired on Foxtel Sport’s dedicated league channel and Chanel Nine on Free to Air TV.

NRL Women’s Premiership Team of the Week 1. Source: