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Run it back: Clydsdale and Johnston on memorable '22 and goals for '23

Coming off unforgettable 2022 campaigns, nib Newcastle Knights NRLW stars Yasmin Clydsdale and Caitlan Johnston are primed and ready to do it all again in the red and blue jersey.

The pair together represented and won the shield for New South Wales in the Women's State of Origin, pulled on the green and gold and won a World Cup for Australia plus brought home the first NRLW premiership to Newcastle after the side's Grand Final success in October last year.

On the KNIGHTS // HQ Podcast, Yasmin and CJ reflected on a huge 12 months and their hunger to go back-to-back for Newcastle ahead of the start of the 2023 season. Listen on Apple or Spotify.

"It was a massive year," Clydsdale said on the KNIGHTS // HQ Podcast.

"To be able to share all those memories with Caitlan is pretty amazing.

"I will say one memory I have is of CJ in Origin when she took (the ball) off the back fence."

"At the start of the year I ended up with an injury so to bounce back from that and end up at a World Cup and to win was a just an amazing experience," Johnston said.

"(My favourite) was winning a premiership for the hometown. I grew up here and obviously putting on that jersey is very meaningful.

"We want to accomplish it hopefully again this year."

Let the celebrations begin

This season is shaping as the biggest in NRLW history with four new teams joining the competition for 2023.

The side will play nine regular season rounds kicking off this Saturday against the St George Illawarra Dragons and as part of a blockbuster double-header with the men's side at McDonald Jones Stadium.

Ronald Griffiths' squad will also play five games in front of the Hunter faithful this year.

"Obviously with the expansion and the new teams that have come in, it's just showing the growth of the women's game," Johnston said.

"I'm very excited and intrigued to see how it goes this year."

"Expansion is the key in women's sport so I'm excited (for this season)," Clydsdale said.

"I live in Scone so obviously a small community and we actually have for the first time an Under 17's girls side, and I help coach them.

"I think to sit back and watch how many girls are picking the sport up is great to see."

Meet the 2023 NRLW squad

We kick of the episode and get the competitive energy flowing with the 'Teammates Challenge' as we quiz the girls about one another.

Inaugural premiership winners with the Knights, the pair shared stories from that famous day for the Club last year including their favourite memories and arriving back in Newcastle after the game.

The two forwards also spoke about the growth of the women's game and previewed the season ahead for the Knights.

We finish the episode with another edition of 'Three Goats with Crokes' as we name our greatest sportswomen of all time.