Sims to captain Jillaroos

Ruan Sims, sister of Warrington forward Ashton, will captain the Australian Jillaroos against the Kiwi Ferns this Friday.

The women’s Test is on at Newcastle’s Hunter Stadium before the Anzac Test kicks off this weekend.

The Jillaroos are seeking to avenge the loss they suffered to New Zealand at the Auckland Nines earlier this year.

Australian will be captained by Sims and are coached by former Canterbury boss Steve Folkes.

Jillaroos squad:

1 Samantha Bremner
2 Chelsea Baker
3 Corban McGregor
4 Annette Brander
5 Karina Brown
6 Allana Ferguson
7 Maddie Studdon
8 Simaima Taufa
9 Brittany Breayley
10 Heather Ballinger
11 Kezie Apps
12 Vanessa Foliaki
13 Ruan Sims (c)

Interchange
14 Libby Cook-Black
15 Kody House
16 Casey Karklis
17 Emma Young
18 Caitlyn Moran

Coach: Steve Folkes

Kiwi Ferns squad:

1 Sarina Fiso
2 Lanulangi Veaimu
3 Maitua Feterika
4 Va’anessa Molia-Fraser
5 Atawhai Tupaea
6 Georgia Hale
7 Kristina Sue
8 Lilietta Maumau
9 Krystal Rota
10 Kelly Maipi
11 Teuila Fotu-Moala
12 Annetta Nuuausala
13 Nora Maaka

Interchange
14 Amber Kani
15 Kahurangi Peters
16 Krystal Murrray
17 Charmaine McMenamin
18 Mary-Jane Ale

Coach: Alan Jackson

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