Yass Magpies playmaker, Gab Suckling has been named in the Country Rugby League Southern Zone squad.
Suckling, who captained Canberra in the Sunday’s trial game at Yass, will take the field alongside current Jillaroos captain Ruan Sims as players from the Northern and Southern zones attempt to push their claims for Country NSW selection.
The CRL Northern and Southern Women’s Trial represents another step in the sequential pathway for female players to progress from local competitions to the elite level and will feature, alongside current Jillaroos and NRL Elite Level Representatives, some of the brightest young talent from across Regional NSW.
Country Rugby League CEO Terry Quinn believes the high level of talent selected for the trial is testament to the strength of the game in Regional NSW.
“It’s a fantastic time for women’s rugby league and having nine current Jillaroos trialling for Country Representative jerseys is a strong indication of the talent coming from Regional NSW,” said Quinn.
“It’s also been great to see how many girls are waiting in the wings for their opportunity to progress along the pathway and some of those players will get their opportunity in the Northern and Southern Trial.”
The CRL Northern and Southern Women’s Trial will be played alongside CRL’s Junior Representative Andrew Johns and Laurie Daley Cup Finals on Saturday, 14th April.
Ella Harris (Group 10)
Emma Hickey (Riverina)
Gab Suckling (Yass)
Georgie Brooker (Cronulla Caringbah)
Grace Mooney (Group 10)
Haylee Lepaio (Group 10)
Jamie Ann-Wright (Corrimal)
Kezie Apps (Helensburgh)
Maddison Perceval (Helensburgh)
Mikayla Malaki (Corrimal)
Lauretta Leao-Seve (Riverina)
Rebecca Ford (Group 10)
Ruan Sims (Cronulla Caringbah)
Rikeya Horne (Corrimal)
Sally Dwyer (Group 10)
Samantha Bremner (Helensburgh)
Shakiah Tungai (Avondale)
Shannon Pike (Riverina)
Talesha Quinn (Cronulla Caringbah)
Vanessa Foliaki (Brisbane Easts)
Coach: Adam Bezzina