Killarney player to captain All Stars tonight in Newcastle
RUGBY LEAGUE: Stephanie Hancock is co-captain of the World All Stars women's rugby league team to play the Indigenous All Stars in Newcastle later today.
The game is a curtain-raiser to the men's match.
The Killarney player has been the national captain but missed last year's international with injury.
She is now back in a leadership role.
"Renae Kunst from Mackay is playing her last season and I asked if she could co-captain the team with me,” Hancock said after a training session yesterday.
Today is the start of a massive year for Hancock who has the chance to play in the Australian Jillaroos team in a fourth World Cup and go for successive cup wins after their 2013 victory.
More exciting still is the chance for the Jillaroos to push for a spot in the World Cup final which will be in December at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, a field where Hancock's father Rohan played at State of Origin and Kangaroos levels.