Roosters add Woman of Steel to Nines squad

Pamela Whaley

Sydney Roosters have scored a coup for the NRLW Nines with reigning Woman of Steel Courtney Hill to join the squad.

A former cricketer with Queensland Fire (2009-2014) and Brisbane Heat (2015-2017) before turning to rugby league, Hill will join the Roosters on loan from Leeds Rhinos for the two-day tournament in Perth next month.

The 33-year-old Hill captained Leeds to a Super League and Challenge Cup double in 2019.

"I have been watching how the women's game is developing back home and it's very exciting and enticing," Hill said.

"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."

Hill joining the Roosters for the Nines follows the same trend that has seen past NRL legends Brad Fittler and Steve Menzies play for their former clubs at the event.

The Nines will take place at HBF Stadium in Perth on February 14-15.