Jillaroos greats near farewells
VETERAN rugby league players Steph Hancock and Renae Kunst will be given the chance to end their careers on a high after the two Queensland stars were named in the Jillaroos World Cup squad.
Australian women’s coach Brad Donald has unveiled his 24-woman line-up for the season-ending tournament.
With Hancock and Kunst set to hang up the boots at year’s end, the World Cup will give them the perfect chance to farewell league in style.
Sixteen players will make their World Cup debuts when the event starts next month.
Hancock (pictured) and Kunst are among nine Queenslanders to make the squad, with NSW dominating with 14 players after claiming this year’s interstate challenge.
Northern Territory’s Meg Ward is the only player to be selected from outside of Queensland or NSW.
The Jillaroos will kick off their World Cup campaign against Cook Islands on November 16 in Sydney, with the finals starting late next month.
Tickets to the women’s World Cup are available from www.rlwc2017.com Jillaroos World Cup squad: Kezie Apps, Chelsea Baker, Heather Ballinger, Annette Brander, Brittany Breayley, Sam Bremner, Ali Brigginshaw, Karina Brown, Nakia DavisWelsh, Vanessa Foliaki, Steph Hancock, Isabelle Kelly, Renae Kunst, Corban McGregor, Caitlin Moran, Lavina O’Mealey, Talesha Quinn, Ruan Sims, Maddie Studdon, Zahara Temara, Simaima Taufa, Elianna Walton, Meg Ward, Rebecca Young.