Grace Hamilton on rugby recruitment mission at Sydney Roosters

“I began doing union issues in a league setting and vice versa … I am nervous, however I am excited.”

The Wallaroos had 9 Take a look at matches scheduled towards 5 totally different international locations in preparation for the 2021 Rugby World Cup – all of which have been cancelled as a result of COVID-19.

Hamilton was selected to play for the Wallaroos in 2016 before being named captain in 2019.

Hamilton was chosen to play for the Wallaroos in 2016 earlier than being named captain in 2019.Credit score:James Alcock

Various ladies have made the code change within the meantime, with spherical one seeing the NRLW debuts of Charlotte Caslick and Ellia Inexperienced. Hamilton mentioned whereas she had performed towards Caslick in rugby, they’d by no means been in the identical group.

She additionally mentioned that whereas she at all times needed to play league, clashing schedules by no means made it attainable.

Upon listening to the Take a look at matches have been referred to as off, Hamilton mentioned she jumped on the probability to play within the NRLW.

“I used to be a bit nervous coming in [to the NRLW] as the ladies know that [union] was additionally going to be my precedence,” she mentioned. “There are loads much less guidelines in rugby league, which is good.”


Hamilton was chosen to play for the Wallaroos in 2016 earlier than being named captain in 2019. She additionally received two premierships with the NSW Waratahs within the Tremendous W.

If Hamilton stays off the bench for the NRLW’s spherical three, she is going to play shut buddy and Wallaroos teammate Millie Boyle.

For now, Hamilton joked she was “completely” on a mission to recruit as many gamers from the NRLW to her personal code. She mentioned lots of her teammates on the Roosters began out in rugby and made the change to league.

“I would like to see among the ladies give it a go … clearly we have the World Cup developing subsequent yr they usually’ve acquired their World Cup developing additionally however it might be nice to see them come over to union,” she mentioned. “I believe the abilities are actually transferable.”

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