North Melbourne VFLW coach Brett Gourley and retiring Box Hill Hawks star Tamara Luke join State of Play.

Tune in as Joe Pignataro and Gemma Bastiani review the opening week of the rebel VFLW Finals Series and a headline-filled Round 14 of the Smithy's VFL season.

They also begin selecting their 2024 rebel VFLW Team of the Year, this week focusing on the backline.

Brett Gourley chats directly after the Kangaroos won their first ever rebel VFLW final with an impressive 63-point triumph over Essendon. He discusses his side's outstanding performance and the improvement the team has shown across the board in 2024

Box Hill Hawks premiership ruck and forward Tamara Luke also joins after playing her final VFLW game in the Hawks' 18-point defeat to Port Melbourne in the first elimination final. 

Highlights of this week's episode of State of Play include:

1:00 - The first weekend of Rebel VFLW finals action

5:45 - INTERVIEW: North Melbourne VFLW coach Brett Gourley

12:50 - Brisbane Lions' scintillating six weeks in the Smithy's VFL 

15:00 - INTERVIEW: Tamarra Luke, retiring captain of the Box Hill Hawks

25:40 - Semi-final predictions for the Rebel VFLW this weekend

26:30 - Smithy's VFL preview, including a top of the table clash on Saturday

Listen to the full episode below and subscribe to the State of Play: VFL/W Podcast wherever you get your podcast to never miss a moment. A new episode is released in-season every Tuesday.