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.
A month later she was in PNG colours at the Women’s Rugby League World Cup after missing out on the 24-player Jillaroos squad.
Kuk also played for Queensland in the Interstate women’s rugby league challenge and she made the list of top 10 women’s rugby league players at season’s end. https://rugbyleagueopinions.com/world-top-10-female-women-rugby-league-players-nrl/
The former PNG sevens rugby union representative humbly took it all in her stride and felt if she had been selected to play for the Jillaroos she more than likely wouldn’t have been recognised, due to the talent across the board in the Australian team.
As for 2018 and the future, Kuk hopes to play for the Jillaroos again, as she feels the systems are in place and Australia is far more advanced than PNG at this moment.
“If the situation arises and I have to choose I’d probably play for Australia, as I’d be learning so much.
“At the end of the day (when retired) I want to go back and help the PNG girls out, but I’m not at that place yet.
“The training camps and getting the best coaches in the world to coach me, so I think I will be playing with Australia if I was lucky enough to make the team again”, Kuk said.
While Kuk dreams of becoming a fulltime professional rugby league player, for now she’s happy to start her new career in nursing after graduating from university last year.
All the while continuing to showcase her blinding speed and evasive step as a semi-professional rugby league player.