The kiss that says I’ve won: Women’s NRL captain shares a passionate smooch with her girlfriend after winning grand final – and says she’s not ashamed to display their love
- Ali Brigginshaw, 28, has embraced her girlfriend after a triumphant NRL win
- Broncos won the women’s NRL final, beating the Roosters in Sydney on Sunday
- Brigginshaw said her partner Kate has been a driving force behind her success
After the NRL Grand Final, players from both sides were seen celebrating with – or being consoled by – their wives and girlfriends.
And it was no different after the women’s NRL decider, where triumphant Brisbane Broncos captain Ali Brigginshaw was seen giving her girlfriend Kate Daly a passionate kiss after leading her team to glory over the Sydney Roosters.
In front of a crowd of 16,214 and a nationwide television audience, the pair embraced for a personal post-match celebration.
The halfback for the Brisbane side celebrated her win over the New South Wales team with a passionate kiss with her girlfriend Kate Daly on Sunday
The 28-year-old said her partner has been a driving force behind her success, and she wasn’t going to shy away from expressing it.
‘Kate is the reason why I train hard; my family is a reason I train hard, and I go up and give them a big hug and a kiss and that doesn’t mean any different to when I go up and give her a kiss,’ she told the Brisbane Times.
‘It’s hard being away playing rugby league all the time, I’m away from home a lot, but having her here today allows her to see how hard I work. I told her I had just one more job to do, and that was to win the grand final.’
The Broncos captain also said she wanted to support gay and lesbian footy fans.
The 28-year-old said her partner has been a driving force behind her success, and she wasn’t going to shy away from expressing it
‘Little girls might grow up to love the same sex, and I want them to see they don’t need to be ashamed of it. I walk around the street holding Kate’s hand because I’m not ashamed of it,’ she said.
After 60 hard-fought minutes, the Broncos charged to victory over the Sydney Roosters with a final score of 34-12 at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
‘To have my family and Kate here is a huge thing,’ Brigginshaw added.
‘My family don’t normally travel. I knew they’d be here today and to win the first NRLW title is just surreal.’
‘Little girls might grow up to love the same sex, and I want them to see they don’t need to be ashamed of it,’ Brigginshaw (right) said