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Get to know: Millie Boyle

With 25 days to go for the 2022 NRLW season, we caught up with our squad members to get to know them a little better. 

We sat down with marquee recruit and front-row forward, Millie Boyle to discuss discovering rugby league and her admiration for Gerald Butler. 

In 2016, Millie made her debut for the ACT in the National Women's Rugby Championship. A year later, she received the call up to the Wallaroos at 19 years of age, making her the youngest player to be selected for the 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup in Ireland.

Earlier this year, the 23-year-old won the coveted Dally M Medal after averaging 198 metres per game and crossing for three tries. Undoubtedly, Millie brings high energy and world-class skills to our talented Knights squad. 

Name: Millie Boyle

Position/s: Front-row forward

Junior Club: Cobargo Eels. 

How did you find Rugby League?

I’ve grown up with it. My dad used to play with the Raiders and my siblings always played growing up. There was no reason for me not to play.

Your journey in the game? Where have you played before?

I played in the Cobargo Eels from age 5 until the under 12s team, then I played Rugby Union for around 7 years.

Where is your hometown?

I was born in Canberra but I grew up in Cobargo. 

What are you most looking forward to this season?

I’m most excited about the players we have involved, we’ve got some great, talented, and established talent that plays an important role in this team. We also have some fresh faces and a lot of new girls that are open to new things.  The Knights are really invested in our program, and we really want to deliver.

What are your goals for the 2022 season?

To play good footy and be a great teammate both on and off the field. I want to help players get where they want to be, and I want to be someone they want to play next to.

Favourite canteen snack as a kid?

Pizza Rounders. However, I couldn’t eat one now, they are gross.

Best piece of advice you've received?

“Don’t expect things to happen, make it happen.”

Right now, is the opportunity to be a part of something growing. There are girls that have only just started playing and have pathways available to them that they wouldn’t be able to access in other sports.”

Favourite movie? 

Deadpool and Law-Abiding Citizen. I love Gerald Butler.

Greatest on-field moment?

Winning the Premiership in my first year. We enjoyed the game because we played well and could soak up the atmosphere.

Greatest off-field moment?

The work that I do in the disability space, which I receive more opportunities to do now that I’m in the Knights. The Game Changers Program allows people with disabilities and give people the confidence to get back out in the community. 

Do you have any sporting heroes?

My uncle, Jason Croker.