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Meet the NRL WAGs preparing to cheer on their partners

On Sunday night, the North Queensland Cowboys and Melbourne Storm will go head to head in a bid to take home the ultimate prize in Australian rugby league.

And while the stars of the show will be on the field, many of them have wives and girlfriends in the stands who have been there for them throughout their entire sporting careers.

Here, FEMAIL looks at the women the NRL stars have fallen for, their love stories and what their lives look like outside of the stadium.

Here, FEMAIL looks at the women the NRL stars have fallen for, their love stories and what their lives look like outside of the stadium (pictured are Nicole and Billy Slater)

MELBOURNE STORM 

NICOLE SLATER, WIFE OF BILLY SLATER 

One of the power couples of the NRL, Nicole and Billy Slater met when they were just 14 while at pony club. 

But it wasn’t until 2004 that Billy decided to track down Nicole, who had ‘made an impression’, and get back in touch.

The pair married in Cairns in November, 2009, and share two children together – Tyla Rose, nine and Jake, seven. 

One of the power couples of the NRL, Nicole and Billy Slater met when they were just 14 while at pony club

One of the power couples of the NRL, Nicole and Billy Slater met when they were just 14 while at pony club

Nicole is a talented artist and runs her business, Nicole Rose Art, where she sells her beautiful artworks and prints

Nicole is a talented artist and runs her business, Nicole Rose Art, where she sells her beautiful artworks and prints

Nicole is a talented artist and runs her business, Nicole Rose Art, where she sells her beautiful artworks and prints. 

She has also previously spoken about Billy’s high profile and that while he has a host of followers, she sees him only as a ‘great husband and dad’ – not a superstar.

‘I can’t look at him how you may look at him or how everyone else does because at the end of the day he’s my husband and father of our two children,’ she told The Advertiser previously. 

The pair is currently building a home in the country so they can enjoy a more relaxed lifestyle and surround themselves with what first brought them together: horses. 

She has also previously spoken about Billy's high profile and that while he has a host of followers, she sees him only as a 'great husband and dad' - not a superstar

She has also previously spoken about Billy’s high profile and that while he has a host of followers, she sees him only as a ‘great husband and dad’ – not a superstar

The pair is currently building a home in the country so they can enjoy a more relaxed lifestyle and surround themselves with what first brought them together: horses

The pair is currently building a home in the country so they can enjoy a more relaxed lifestyle and surround themselves with what first brought them together: horses

BIANCA CHAMBERS, WIFE OF WILL CHAMBERS  

Bianca Chambers and Will Chambers married in a stunning Bali ceremony in October, 2015. 

They share four-month-old baby girl Kiara together and regularly share adoring photos of each other on their social media accounts. 

The pair met in November, 2012, when Bianca’s best friend was dating Will’s cousin and they insisted they go on a date. 

Bianca runs online fashion boutique, Green Love By B, where she sells Australian labels and her own, Mimi. 

Bianca Chambers and Will Chambers married in a stunning Bali ceremony in October, 2015

Bianca Chambers and Will Chambers married in a stunning Bali ceremony in October, 2015

They share four-month-old baby girl Kiara together and regularly share adoring photos of each other on their social media accounts

They share four-month-old baby girl Kiara together and regularly share adoring photos of each other on their social media accounts

They share four-month-old baby girl Kiara together and regularly share adoring photos of each other on their social media accounts

The pair met in November, 2012, when Bianca's best friend was dating Will's cousin and they insisted they go on a date

The pair met in November, 2012, when Bianca’s best friend was dating Will’s cousin and they insisted they go on a date

TARA RUSHTON, FIANCEE OF COOPER CRONK

Tara Rushton, a Fox Sports presenter, and Cooper Cronk, have been romantically linked since June 2015 and announced that they were engaged in January this year. 

And despite still being at the top of his game, the NRL star has decided to leave the Melbourne Storm at the end of the season and move to Sydney to be with Tara,

‘She loves Melbourne but the funny thing is, she’s worked really hard to get where she is,’ Cronk said in April. 

And it’s not surprising, with the talented sports journalist previously nominated for an ASTRA award for Most Outstanding Female Presenter and nominated as one of Singapore’s ‘Most Inspiring Real Women’.

Tara Rushton, a Fox Sports presenter, and Cooper Cronk, have been romantically linked since June 2015 and announced that they were engaged in January this year

Tara Rushton, a Fox Sports presenter, and Cooper Cronk, have been romantically linked since June 2015 and announced that they were engaged in January this year

And despite still being at the top of his game, the NRL star has decided to leave the Melbourne Storm at the end of the season and move to Sydney to be with Tara

And despite still being at the top of his game, the NRL star has decided to leave the Melbourne Storm at the end of the season and move to Sydney to be with Tara

Earlier this year, Tara said she was ‘very excited’ about her future with Cooper.  

‘Cooper and I have been championing each other’s career over the past few years and continue to do so,’ she told The Daily Telegraph. 

Tara is also currently nominated for Cosmopolitan Magazine’s TV/Radio Personality of the Year as part of their annual Women of the Year awards.

‘Incredibly chuffed to be nominated for Cosmo Australia Woman of the Year. Pinching myself to be in the company of such extraordinary & inspiring women,’ she wrote on Instagram. 

Tara is also currently nominated for Cosmopolitan Magazine's TV/Radio Personality of the Year as part of their annual Women of the Year awards

Tara is also currently nominated for Cosmopolitan Magazine’s TV/Radio Personality of the Year as part of their annual Women of the Year awards

'Incredibly chuffed to be nominated for Cosmo Australia Woman of the Year. Pinching myself to be in the company of such extraordinary & inspiring women,' she wrote on Instagram

‘Incredibly chuffed to be nominated for Cosmo Australia Woman of the Year. Pinching myself to be in the company of such extraordinary & inspiring women,’ she wrote on Instagram

BARBARA SMITH, WIFE OF CAMERON SMITH 

Cameron and Barbara, who married in 2011, share three young children together, Jada, nine, Jasper, seven, and Matilda, five.

The pair are childhood sweethearts after meeting at school and have been inseparable ever since. 

Speaking to the Herald Sun in 2015, Barbara described herself as Cameron’s ‘harshest on-field critic’ but said he did ‘put his family first, always’. 

Cameron and Barbara, who married in 2011, share three young children together, Jada, nine, Jasper, seven, and Matilda, five

Cameron and Barbara, who married in 2011, share three young children together, Jada, nine, Jasper, seven, and Matilda, five

‘Our family is always our first priority and concern. Cameron’s very hands-on around the house and with the kids and their after school activities,’ she said.  

‘Cameron is still the same person, nothing changes that man.

‘He’s never been one to follow the crowd and has always remained true to himself and his values. He has never forgotten where he came from.’

'Our family is always our first priority and concern. Cameron's very hands-on around the house and with the kids and their after school activities,' she said

‘Our family is always our first priority and concern. Cameron’s very hands-on around the house and with the kids and their after school activities,’ she said

CASEY GLASBY, WIFE OF TIM GLASBY 

Casey Glasby first met Tim Glasby at North Rockhampton State School when he was in the grade above her. 

She noticed him on the field during school rugby games and the pair hit it off at a party not long after. 

Once Tim decided to pursue his career in NRL, the pair moved to Penrith before settling in Melbourne. 

Casey Glasby first met Tim Glasby at North Rockhampton State School when he was in the grade above her

Casey Glasby first met Tim Glasby at North Rockhampton State School when he was in the grade above her

She noticed him on the field during school rugby games and the pair hit it off at a party not long after

She noticed him on the field during school rugby games and the pair hit it off at a party not long after

They share a little boy, Parker, together and Casey co-owns photography and videography business, DejaVu which she started with her high school friend, Keanna Hopkins.

‘I went to university and did a few film courses, then we just spoke about starting this businesses and doing what we love,’ she said previously.  

‘We kept going with it after school for fun and then started buying professional equipment.’

They share a little boy, Parker, together and Casey co-owns photography and videography business, DejaVu which she started with her high school friend, Keanna Hopkins

They share a little boy, Parker, together and Casey co-owns photography and videography business, DejaVu which she started with her high school friend, Keanna Hopkins

NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS  

LAURA OTTOLINO, FIANCEE OF LACHLAN COOTE

Laura moved to Townsville with boyfriend Lachlan Coote after being born and raised in Sydney. 

And in September, 2014, the couple welcomed baby boy Bailey, now three, into the world. 

‘He’s very supportive of me at the moment and I have to be as well. I made the decision to come here and I will stick by that and I will definitely stick by him,’ she told the Townsville Bulletin in 2015. 

Laura moved to Townsville with boyfriend Lachlan Coote after being born and raised in Sydney

Laura moved to Townsville with boyfriend Lachlan Coote after being born and raised in Sydney

Laura works as a physiotherapist and according to her profile, 'enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and catching up with friends on her time off'

Laura works as a physiotherapist and according to her profile, ‘enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and catching up with friends on her time off’

Laura works as a physiotherapist and according to her profile, ‘enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and catching up with friends on her time off.’

In October, 2016, Lachlan asked Laura to marry him and the excited bride-to-be took to her Instagram page to announce the news.  

‘Last night the love of my life asked me to marry him, of course I said YES!!! Can’t wait to be your wife, thankyou for being so amazing and romantic! I love you,’ she wrote. 

The brunette beauty celebrated her hen’s weekend earlier this month and the pair will tie the knot later this year. 

The brunette beauty celebrated her hen's weekend earlier this month and the pair will tie the knot later this year

The brunette beauty celebrated her hen’s weekend earlier this month and the pair will tie the knot later this year

DEANNA FINN, GIRLFRIEND OF KYLE FELDT 

Deanna Finn has been dating Kyle Feldt for a year and a half and regularly features in posts on the NRL star’s Instagram page. 

The 24-year-old works full time at a major car dealership in Townsville and has a passion for health and beauty. 

In addition to this, she has been an independent consultant for skincare company Arbonne since 2015 – something she says ‘allows me to work my full time job and earn an additional income’. 

Deanna Finn has been dating Kyle Feldt for a year and a half and regularly features in posts on the NRL star's Instagram page

Deanna Finn has been dating Kyle Feldt for a year and a half and regularly features in posts on the NRL star’s Instagram page

Prior to the Dally M Awards on Wednesday night, Deanna told the Courier Mail that she was ‘happy to take a back seat’ and let Kyle soak in the spotlight. 

‘I’m just there to be there for him. If my dress is the ugliest dress in the room, as long he has a smile on his face that’s all I care about,’ she said, adding that she tried to make their home as stress-free as possible. 

‘You live through them, through the highs and lows.

‘Coming home on the same flight as the boys, walking in there to the fans, I don’t know how they can keep a straight face; I had a smile ear to ear.’

Prior to the Dally M Awards on Wednesday night, Deanna told the Courier Mail that she was 'happy to take a back seat' and let Kyle soak in the spotlight

Prior to the Dally M Awards on Wednesday night, Deanna told the Courier Mail that she was ‘happy to take a back seat’ and let Kyle soak in the spotlight

CHANTELLE O’NEILL, WIFE OF JUSTIN O’NEILL 

In addition to being a doting mother to Giselle and wife to Justin, Chantelle O’Neill has worn a number of hats over the years. 

The retired ballerina has worked as a flight attendant, actress, model and social worker and she has appeared on the likes of Project Runway and Housos on SBS. 

Chantelle also has a degree in Arts (psychology) and certificates in telephone counselling, mental health and health science. 

She also has a passion for skin science, admitting she is ‘obsessed’ with it on her Instagram account. 

In addition to being a doting mother to Giselle and wife to Justin, Chantelle O'Neill has worn a number of hats over the years

In addition to being a doting mother to Giselle and wife to Justin, Chantelle O’Neill has worn a number of hats over the years

The retired ballerina has worked as a flight attendant, actress, model and social worker and she has appeared on the likes of Project Runway and Housos on SBS

The retired ballerina has worked as a flight attendant, actress, model and social worker and she has appeared on the likes of Project Runway and Housos on SBS

Chantelle told My Super Nanny that her different jobs have taught her different things about life and helped form who she is today. 

‘The performing arts industry has taught me many skills that will stay with me forever. First and foremost, discipline. Self respect, dedication and confidence and Virgin Australia taught me the power of branding and the importance of good quality customer service,’ she said.  

Chantelle married her sporting star beau in January, 2016, after becoming engaged during a Fiji holiday.

Chantelle married her sporting star beau in January, 2016, after becoming engaged during a Fiji holiday

Chantelle married her sporting star beau in January, 2016, after becoming engaged during a Fiji holiday

Chantelle married her sporting star beau in January, 2016, after becoming engaged during a Fiji holiday

LAUREN SCOTT, WIFE OF MATT SCOTT 

Lauren and Scott married in 2010 and now share two sons, Hugo and Will. 

Lauren is constantly in the stands during her beau’s games and the pair regularly share gushing posts about each other on social media.  

Speaking of his wife in 2013, Matt said Lauren’s support has helped him through any challenges both on and off the field.  

‘Whenever things of that momentum are happening in your life, it is tough to deal with,’ Scott told the Courier Mail.

‘My wife, Lauren, has been great. We have worked our way through these things. I’m fortunate enough to have good people around me and especially that family support.’ 

Lauren and Scott married in 2010 and now share two sons, Hugo and Will

Lauren and Scott married in 2010 and now share two sons, Hugo and Will

BRIANNA O’TOOLE, GIRLFRIEND OF MICHAEL MORGAN 

While Michael Morgan’s family will be watching from the stadium on Sunday, his girlfriend Brianna O’Toole will be watching from South Africa. 

The Townsville-based travel blogger has jetted off on a nine week trip with her sister and told the Townsville Bulletin that there is little Internet to ‘keep in touch with him back home’.    

‘I am super disappointed and feel terrible for not being there to support Michael during this huge time in his career,’ Brianna said. 

Brianna is a physiotherapist, completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at James Cook University and according to her physio profile, enjoys morning runs and exercising, getaways to Magnetic Island, and spending time with her partner, family and friends.

Brianna is also the co-director of MINOMA Fitness a travel and fitness blog where she shares snaps of the adventures she and her sister go on together.  

While Michael Morgan's family will be watching from the stadium on Sunday, his girlfriend Brianna O'Toole will be watching from South Africa

While Michael Morgan’s family will be watching from the stadium on Sunday, his girlfriend Brianna O’Toole will be watching from South Africa

The Townsville-based travel blogger has jetted off on a nine week trip with her sister and told the Townsville Bulletin that there is little Internet to 'keep in touch with him back home'

The Townsville-based travel blogger has jetted off on a nine week trip with her sister and told the Townsville Bulletin that there is little Internet to ‘keep in touch with him back home’

Brianna is a physiotherapist, completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at James Cook University and according to her physio profile, enjoys morning runs and exercising, getaways to Magnetic Island, and spending time with her partner, family and friends

Brianna is a physiotherapist, completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at James Cook University and according to her physio profile, enjoys morning runs and exercising, getaways to Magnetic Island, and spending time with her partner, family and friends

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