Meet the Rabbitohs women's team part 2

You were introduced to five new faces last time and now it's time to meet five new faces from the incredible South Sydney Rabbitohs women's team.

 

Rebecca Riley

 

It means absolutely everything.

Rebecca Riley

Meet the Rabbitohs classy number 9, Rebecca Riley.  Riley is a talented representative dummy half who has been at the forefront of the Rabbitohs forward momentum in 2018. 

Riley fell in love with the sport when she was 17 and has risen astronomically in the space of just five years with numerous rep honours to her name. 

D.O.B: 12/11/1993

Place of Birth: Sydney

Position: Hooker

Rep Honours: Indigenous All Stars, City Origin, NSW

Junior Club: Redfern All Blacks

Nickname: Becca

Family Background: Indigenous

When did you start playing Rugby League? "When I was 17."

How did you start playing Rugby League? "All my friends were playing in the Koori Knock Out."

What are your goals in Rugby League? "Win the GF for the Souths."

What would be your advice for kids wanting to play Rugby League? "Always follow your dreams."

 

Taleena Simon

 

I'm very honoured to be a part of this team, it was a childhood dream to be able to play for the Rabbitohs and now that dream is a reality. I'm forever grateful to receive this opportunity.

Taleena Simon

One of the best attacking threats in the game, outside back Taleena Simon is one of the Rabbitohs best and with 14 tries in nine games it's easy to see why.  

Simon is a talented and competitive athlete, who has blitz the competition in 2018 with lightning pace and incredible strength. 

D.O.B: 18/12/1992

Place of Birth: Camperdown

Height: 168

Weight: 70kg

Position: Wing

Junior club: Redfern All Blacks

Instagram handle: taleenasimon

Nickname: Tee

Work: Mentor at Tribal Warrior

When did you start playing Rugby League? "I grew up playing League my whole life."

How did you start playing Rugby League? It plays a big part within the community I grew up in, so I've always been around it."

What are your goals in Rugby League? "The reach the highest level in the game."

 

Karri Doyle

 

Incredible feeling to playing for the club you grew up following and being a part of such a strong and family orientated club.

Karri Doyle

Playing Rugby League since the age of just six years old talented utility Karri Doyle lives and breaths Rugby League and has had a stellar season in the Red and Green this year. 

Playing across the backline Doyle offers a wide range of abilities that make her one of the most durable players in the comp and at the age of just 19 has a huge future ahead. 

Date of Birth: 21.10.1998

Place of Birth: Randwick, Sydney

Height: 167cm

Weight: 69kg

Position: utility

Rep Honours: City women's team, Indigenous NSW women's team

Junior Club: La Perouse Panthers

Instagram handle: karri_doyle

Study: 2nd Year Nursing Student

When did you start playing Rugby League? six years old

How did you start playing Rugby League? "My parents when down to the oval to sign my brother up, and the coach for my age group come up to me and asked if I wanted to play and said yes!"

What are your goals in Rugby League? "To play at the highest level and to represent my family and culture."

What advice would you give junior boys and girls wanting to play Rugby League? "To never give up when somebody tells you can't do it!"

Do you play other sports? Touch football, oztag, rugby 7s

Who has been the biggest influence on your career? Family, partner, friends

 

Sharon McGrady

 

I am so grateful to be a part of the first Rabbitohs women's team.

Sharon McGrady

Lightning fast and as versatile as they come Sharon McGrady had her mind set on Rugby League since an early age. 

Moving across the backline in the Red and Green this year McGrady has been in electric form and has an incredible ability to slice open a defence with ease.

D.O.B: 14/03/1993

Place of Birth: Gooniwindi QLD

Weight: 60kg

Position: Utility

Rep Honours: 2014 NSW Women

Junior Club: Toomelah Tigers

Nickname: Shazza

Family background: Kamilaroi Tribe from Toomelah NSW

How did you start playing Rugby League? "I grew up in a family that was surrounded by Rugby League played for Toomelah Tigers in 2010."

How did you start playing Rugby League? "I grew up in a family that was surrounded by Rugby League and I have always wanted to play since I was little."

Who has been the biggest influence on your career? "My Father Jason McGrady, he taught me everything I know, although he didn't get to see me play."

 

Grace Uluiburotu

 

I have a lot of pride representing the Rabbitohs and its a blessing every time I get the chance to run out for the Club. I moved over from NZ and left the Navy to chase this opportunity and making this team has definitely made my family and friends back home very proud. It's such an awesome opportunity.

Grace Uluiburotu

Forward Grace Uluiburotu is another member of the South Sydney squad who began her Rugby League career early.

A damaging ball runner who has quick feet and has the skill to back it up, Uluiburotu offers the Rabbitohs team a dynamism that other teams would crave. 

She forms a part of a lethal Souths forward pack that has dominated the competition in 2018. 

D.O.B: 02/12/1994

Place of Birth: Auckland New Zealand

Height: 178cm

Weight: 109kg

Position: Prop

Rep Honours: New Zealand National Team

Junior club: Randwick Kingfishers

Nickname: Lui

Work: Ex Royal New Zealand Navy Sailor

Family background: Fijian

When did you start playing Rugby League? "When I was eight years old."

How did you start playing Rugby League? "My best friend in primary school was playing and I really wanted to play so her Dad took me to their training one day and I loved it!"

What are your goals in Rugby League? "Play in a World Cup."

Do you play other sports? Basketball, Volleyball, Rugby, Oztag, Shot Put

Who has been the biggest influence on your career? "My older sister Sovaia, growing up she was always making rep teams for every code that I also played and I always wanted to be as good as her. her discipline and commitment to her craft have inspired me."

What advice would you give to kids wanting to play Rugby League? "Enjoy every chance you get to play and back yourself."

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