Green and up to three other Australian sevens players are also eyeing a move to the NRLW.
“They’re superb athletes and I expect them to go and dominate, even though they haven’t played the sport before. I expect them to go and do really well,” Manenti told the Herald. “I see them as the top female football athletes. There is no reason from a skill-set point of view that they shouldn’t dominate.
Donald said the established professionalism of the sevens circuit, in contrast to the semi-pro NRLW, would put pressure on those players coming across to league.
“The rugby girls have been professional for a lot of years now, we’ve transitioned from amateur footy to a more semi-professional environment,” he said. “It would put a lot of pressure on those guys as well to perform.”
Caslick is not just eyeing a spot in the NRLW but also a Maroons Origin jersey.
“It would be really really hard, especially in those origin teams, NSW have been training since November so have the QLD squad – they bring in their girls from all over QLD every month or so – so it would be really difficult have someone straight into the squad,” she said. “But again, it’s also something everyone would love to see how the athletes go against each other.”