Dual Australian Jillaroos and Papua New Guinea Orchids representative Amelia Kuk looks set for a busy year with the inaugural professional women’s national rugby league competition coming to fruition in 2018.
Over the weekend, Kuk recently attended a 52-player camp run by Jillaroos coach Brad Donald.
The camp was organised for the players to continue with their off season training and preparation leading into the 2018 season.
It also doubled as an opportunity for the players to trial for the 40 contracted positions ahead of the NRL women’s premiership.
According to Kuk those 40 players will be spread evenly among the six chosen women’s NRL clubs.
Kuk mentioned the camp was “really enjoyable” and it had been a good test for her knee (medial collateral ligament), which she injured at the World Cup late last year.
Kuk told The Women’s Game, “Some of the girls were injured or had to work, but there was [sic] still a big number of girls there and they put us through all these different (fitness) testings.
“We undertook fitness testing including agility skills.
“On the last day they killed us, so it was a really physical and exhausting camp, but it was really good.”
Personally, 2017 was a dizzying time for Kuk, where she debuted for the Jillaroos at the Auckland Nines, followed by a trip to the country of her birth playing against the Orchids for the Jillaroos.