Baker wants Maroon Origin double


“The double Maroon win would be fantastic. Absolutely. Of course it would be awesome.”

Baker heads to Sydney full of good memories about last year’s hugely successful inaugural women’s Origin clash – despite the scoreline.

While Queensland were defeated, the game was a hit with a crowd of 6824 at the fixture.

“Last year was absolutely fantastic” the 33-year-old said.

“Yes, we lost the game but what we did for women’s sport it was so good.

“It honestly didn’t feel like we’d lost.

“We’ve had to brood on it for 12 months but … we’ve got a few fresh faces, we’re going to get into it and we’re ready to dig in.”

Baker is one of several members of Brisbane’s NRL women’s premiership-winning team in the Queensland line-up.

Others include captain Ali Brigginshaw and last year’s Dally M female player of the year Brittany Breayley.

The trio make up a formidable spine for the Maroons and Baker is confident their exploits with the Broncos will only benefit them on Friday.

“Most of our girls play together at clubland and I’m loving that we’ve got so many combinations and so many adaptable combinations,” she said.

“I think it’s a real advantage for us.”

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