Ruan Sims has signed the first paid contract in women’s rugby league after agreeing to a one-year contract wth the Cronulla Sharks.
Sims has captained NSW and the Australian women’s side, the Jillaroos.
“It’s a hugely exciting moment,” Sims said.
“I feel very privileged. It’s so exciting to be in a position where we’ll be considered semi-professional and to be paid to play the game that we love.”
In 2017 Australia will lauch a women’s competition.