Waiting on call about possible position in World Cup side

Womens Rugby League player Kaitlin Moss hopes to play for Australia in the World Cup. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin
Womens Rugby League player Kaitlin Moss hopes to play for Australia in the World Cup. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin Chris Ison

RUGBY LEAGUE: Rockhampton product Kaitlin Moss is waiting earnestly for a call from the Australian Rugby League to confirm her position in the national side for this year's World Cup.

Having recently represented the Indigenous All Stars at Suncorp Stadium, the front-rower was on the fast-track to rugby league success and was hopeful for a spot in the Australian women's squad which will travel to the United Kingdom late this year.

Moss began playing rugby league when she was a young girl and the 20-year-old said the game was a huge part of her life.

"I started playing when I was six years old for the Yeppoon Seagulls and I played right up until I was in grade seven," Moss said.

"Then because girls weren't allowed to play I had a break from grade eight to 12 but then a good friend of mine introduced me to the Mackay Brothers so I played my first season of women's rugby league up there," Moss said.

"I've played for the Indigenous All Stars for the last three years and I also made the Queensland side in 2011 but I guess the biggest achievement for me would be representing my culture which is indigenous so it would definitely be the Indigenous All Stars."

Moss said she was selected in the All Stars squad following a training session in Mackay and hoped her performance at the All Stars game was impressive enough to be selected in the Rugby League World Cup squad.

"Out of the All Stars game at Suncorp Stadium, the Australian selectors were there and they were selecting the World Cup squad to play over in the UK and I ended up getting players' player of the match and ended up getting Greg Inglis's training gear so I'll wait and see and hopefully I get the call but if not I'm still only young," she said.

"I'd like to say I'm confident but then at the end of the day the Australian side has been playing together for years and there's some really good talented girls there so they've got their structure so let's just hope I get a call."

This weekend, Moss will head to Coffs Harbour to take part in the State Rugby Sevens tournament.



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