Reigning Super League Woman of Steel, Courtney Hill, has today been announced as a member of the Sydney Roosters Women’s squad for the upcoming NRL Nines.
Hill joins the Roosters on loan from English Super League club Leeds Rhinos, who she captained to a Super League and Challenge Cup double in 2019.
Prior to her time with the Leeds Rhinos, the 33-year-old Queensland-born halfback enjoyed a lengthy professional cricket career as a pace bowler with the Queensland Fire (2009-2014) and Brisbane Heat (2015-2017).
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Speaking from England, Hill said: “I have been watching how the women’s game is developing back home and it’s very exciting and enticing. I’m always looking for the next crazy thing to do and when I spoke to the Roosters and they offered me the opportunity to play for them in the Nines which I thought would be a great thing to do.
“The Roosters have been great and there is a good feel to the club and I am excited to be playing for them. Hopefully I can contribute, learn and develop during my time there. The men’s team have enjoyed lots of success and I know the women’s team are ambitious so I’m looking forward to the challenge.
“I am lucky that I will still be able to return to the Rhinos after playing in the Nines as it doesn’t clash with our fixtures, so it’s a good chance for me to go over there and do some pre-season training in a match form.
"I hope I will be able to learn from playing in a different environment and then I can come back to Leeds a better player and help the team.
“I love playing for Leeds and the club and players have been really supportive during my time there.
"The plan is to play for the Roosters in the Nines and then I get married in March and then I will be back ready for the first round of the Women’s Super League with the Rhinos,” she added.
The Roosters Women’s NRL Nines squad will assemble early next month, prior to the NRL Nines taking place on February 14-15 at HBF Park, Perth.