TACKLE: Australian prop Stephanie Hancock is tackled in the 2013 World Cup final which Australia won.
TACKLE: Australian prop Stephanie Hancock is tackled in the 2013 World Cup final which Australia won. VAUGHN RIDLEY/SWPIX.COM

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.



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