Five months ago Julia Robinson had never played a game of rugby league but next Saturday night she will pull on the green and gold.
The 20-year-old has been rewarded for a standout NRL Women's season on the wing with Premiers Brisbane Broncos.
"[I'm] over the moon, it is such a great honor to put on the green and gold jersey on but I wouldn't be here without my team," Robinson said.
Her first season will likely be remembered for her toughness in the round one over the St.George Dragons where she clashed heads with Jess Sergis trying to score a try. She didn't score the try but the giant egg which appeared on Robinson's head didn't seem to faze her.
However, watching her throughout the four week season, no one would've known she was just at the start of her rugby league career.
Robinson has a background in netball, spending the majority of her life playing the sport until she joined the army as a 19-year-old.
It was in the army that she discovered rugby league which came about after playing a brigade competition for Rugby 7s before being part of the XV's.
One of her coaches was also part of the Australian Defence Force rugby league side so brought her into the team in time for their first Women's National Championships.
Robinson scored three tries on the opening day which lead to a few calls.
"I got a couple of calls after the first game at the National Championships and I was speaking to Meg [Ward] and Talesha Quinn about going to the Dragons and the Broncos but I didn't really take it in," she said.
"I didn't think it was possible but I got a call up for both teams on the same day," Robinson said.
Being Ipswich-born, it didn't take her long to land on the Broncos.
"It's my home team," she said.
The Jillaroos face New Zealand as part of a triple-header at Mount Smart Stadium on October 13.