A Griffith girl has beaten out the competition and earned herself a coveted spot on the NSW Country Women's Team.
Takilele Katoa was chosen after her stellar performance with the Riverina Bulls, where she proved herself a formidable front line force to be reckoned with.
She's also repeatedly proved her chops during her time with the Griffith Waratahs, where she became renowned for her explosive running speed and lightning-fast offloads.
She'll be putting those skills to the test when she heads to Sydney on May 25 for the first training session with her new team.
The team has an impressive lineup, with veterans including Australian Jillaroos' Isabelle Kelly, Kezie Apps, Bec Young, Ruan Sims, Hannah Southwell, Keeley Davis and Vanessa Foliak.
Katoa will be joining them, and she'll be training hard to prove that she is among the best of the best.
"I'm excited to be selected and to be playing up there with some big names," Katoa said.
"It's not often you see girls out here getting picked for something so big."
Country Rugby League CEO Terry Quinn said this year's competition had shone a spotlight on the local talent bubbling away in regional NSW.
"The women's game continues to grow in all areas of Country Rugby League and having 11 players selected from the CRL Women's Country Championships is testament to the quality of players coming from Regional NSW," he said.
"I want to wish our team the best of luck in the National Championships defending their title and wish them all the best in achieving NRLW, New South Wales and the Jillaroos honours in the future."
The newly assembled team will head to their first match on May 29, when they will butt heads with heavy hitters from across the state.
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