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Jillaroos Player Profiles

Kezie Apps

Kezie Apps

Second Row

DOB: 04/02/1991
Nickname: Bega
First Club Played for/Year: Bega Roosters - 1999
Jillaroos Debut: November 2014 vs New Zealand
Occupation: Insurance Broker
NRL Team Supported: Parramatta Eels
Favourite Quote: If you can dream it, you can achieve it

Heather Ballinger

Heather Ballinger

Prop

DOB: 29/07/1982
Nickname: Hef
First Club Played for/Year: Ivanhoes, Cairns/2007
Jillaroos Debut: Samoa Test Match 2011
Occupation: Police Officer
NRL Team Supported: Brisbane Broncos
Favourite Quote: Anything is possible if you put your mind to it

Annette Brander

Annette Brander

Centre

DOB: 12/01/1993
Nickname: Soli
First Club Played for/Year: Women's Sunshine Coast Sirens - 2010
Jillaroos Debut: November 2014 vs New Zealand
Occupation: Legal Assistant
NRL Team Supported: Brisbane Broncos
Favourite Quote: Somewhere behind the athlete you've become and the hours of practise and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back …. Play for her

Brittany Breayley

Brittany Breayley

Hooker

DOB: 07/02/1991
Nickname: Britto
First Club Played for/Year: Magpies 2008
Jillaroos Debut: 2014
Occupation: Admin Assistant
NRL Team Supported: New Zealand Warriors
Favourite Quote: No dream is too big

Samantha Bremner

Samantha Bremner

Fullback

DOB: 19/12/1991
Nickname: Sammy
First Club Played for/Year: Helensburgh Tiger Lillies – 2010
Jillaroos Debut: N2013 World Cup
Occupation: NRL Game Development Officer
NRL Team Supported: Cronulla Shares
Favourite Quote: Always find time for the things that make you feel happy to be alive

Karina Brown

Karina Brown

Wing

DOB: 09/03/1989
Nickname: Goose
First Club Played for/Year: Runaway Bay 2010
Jillaroos Debut: July 2013 England
Occupation: Sales Rep
NRL Team Supported: Brisbane Broncos
Favourite Quote: My futures so bright, I got to wear my shades

Libby  Cook-Black

Libby Cook-Black

DOB: 19/04/1994
Nickname: Beyonce
First Club Played for/Year: Souths Logan 2016
Jillaroos Debut: May 2016 v Kiwi Ferns NZ
Occupation: Full time University student
NRL Team Supported: North Queensland Cowboys

Vanessa Foliaki

Vanessa Foliaki

Second Row

DOB: 20/08/1993
Nickname: Ness
First Club Played for/Year: Canleyvale Dragons
Jillaroos Debut: Dick Smith Auckland 9s 2015
Occupation: Bar Attendant
NRL Team Supported: New Zealand Warriors
Favourite Quote: Your talent is God's gift to you, what you do with it is your gift back to God

Steph Hancock

Steph Hancock

Prop

DOB: 09/03/1982
Nickname: Hancock
First Club Played for/Year: Eastern Suburbs Hornets - 1989
Jillaroos Debut: 2003 World Cup
Occupation: Police Officer

Kody House

Kody House

DOB: 06/06/1990
Nickname: Kodes
First Club Played for/Year: Gladstone Raidettes - 2014
Jillaroos Debut: February 2016 @ Auckland 9s v NZ
Occupation: PT / Diesel Fitter
NRL Team Supported: Brisbane Broncos
Favourite Quote: Strength doesn't come from what you can do, it comes from overcoming the things you couldn't

Casey Karklis

Casey Karklis

Five-eighth

DOB: 12/04/1997
First Club Played for/Year: Straddie Sharks
Jillaroos Debut: May 1 2015 vs New Zealand
NRL Team Supported: Brisbane Broncos
Message to aspiring players: Work hard for what you love, be passionate, loyal and a good role model

Renae Kunst

Renae Kunst

Second Row

DOB: 05/08/1982
Nickname: Kunsty/Nae
First Club Played for/Year: Magpies Mackay - 2008
Jillaroos Debut: 2008 World Cup
NRL Team Supported: North Queensland Cowboys
Occupation: NRL Game Development Officer

Caitlyn Moran

Caitlyn Moran

DOB: 20/11/1996
Nickname: Chook
First Club Played for/Year: West Newcastle Rosella's
Occupation: Traineeship-Case Worker
NRL Team Supported: South Sydney Rabbitohs
Favourite Quote: If you want the rainbow, First you must put up with the rain –Dolly Parton

Ruan Sims (c)

Ruan Sims (c)

Second Row/Lock

DOB: 04/02/1982
Nickname: Ru/Simsy
First Club Played for/Year: Penrith Waratahs - 2012
Jillaroos Debut: July 2013 vs England
Occupation: Firefighter
NRL Team Supported: Brisbane Broncos
Favourite Quote: Anything is possible if you put your mind to it
NRL Team Supported: Newcastle Knights
Favourite Quote: Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in, day out

Simaima Taufa

Simaima Taufa

Lock

DOB: 28/04/1994
Nickname: Maima
First Club Played for/Year: Blacktown Workers 2013
Jillaroos Debut: November 2014 vs New Zealand
Occupation: Bar Attendant
NRL Team Supported: New Zealand Warriors
Favourite Quote: Hardwork beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard

Emma Young

Emma Young

DOB: 20/09/1988
Nickname: Youngy
First Club Played for/Year: Maitland Pickers 2011
Jillaroos Debut: July 2013 against NZ
Occupation: Student
NRL Team Supported: New Zealand Warriors
Favourite Quote: "Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it or work around it."Michael Jordan