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Law: 'Let's build something special'

The excitement and hype surrounding the upcoming NRLW season is palpable.

Off the back of some recent historic announcements, the inaugural Newcastle Knights NRLW squad is taking shape with the signings of a host of local and international talent.

Among the new players set to don the red and blue is Bobbi Law, who has returned to her hometown after a meteoric rise within the game.

On the latest episode of the KNIGHTS // HQ Podcast, Law spoke about her journey to signing for the Knights and how she only discovered rugby league fairly recently.

“I grew up never playing rugby league, never thought about it,” Law said on the KNIGHTS // HQ Podcast.

“I always played touch and then I started playing in 2019.

"I played in the Country Championships team for Newcastle and was pretty lucky to be pulled straight into the CRL Newcastle team. We played in the Harvey Norman competition in Sydney every week which is the NSW Cup equivalent for the boys.

This is my hometown. Let’s build something special

“From there, I got pulled into the Sydney Roosters team. Only played the one game, but that was all learning for me and that was my first year of footy and I was just frothing that I was even there.

“And then I was lucky enough to get called into the Prime Ministers XIII team and we went to Fiji. I’ve only just started playing and I was loving it.”

During an incredible 2019 season, Law won a Grand Final with the CRL Newcastle team and made her debut for the Roosters, scoring a try in a 24-16 loss to the St George Illawarra Dragons.

Following on from her experience pulling on the green and gold for the Prime Ministers XIII side, the 24-year-old represented her heritage and culture after being selected for the Indigenous All Stars in 2020.

Riding high after her initial breakout year, Law suffered a devastating ACL injury which sidelined her for the majority of the 2020 season.

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“That was tough, it was a tough pill to swallow,” Law said.

“I had to refocus myself.

“When Blake called me to come play for the Knights, I thought this is so cool.

“I thought this is my hometown, first year. Let’s build something special.”

Joining Bobbi on the podcast was newly appointed Head Coach, Casey Bromilow, and General Manager of Football, Danny Buderus.

The trio talked all things NRLW ahead of the inbound 2021 season including the recruitment of nine Kiwi Fern internationals, how the squad has come together and the expectations for the year ahead.

Buderus spoke about the standards of the Club and how the new players, including Law, will lead the way and break new ground.

“Bobby was probably the first person we spoke to around being a part of the campaign,” Buderus said.

“As she sits here not knowing what’s coming, she is a pioneer of the Club.

“You go back to what the Club was built on being the Three T’s – you got to have plenty of tomorrow’s, got to be able to tackle and you got to be tough.

“That’s what we’ve got in Bobbi and she’s going to set the standard for us this year in the competition.”