With 17 days to go until the 2022 NRLW season, we caught up with our squad members to get to know them a little better.
We sat down with All-Star, World Cup winner and full-time plumber Caitlin Moran to discuss returning home for the upcoming 2022 NRLW Telstra Premiership.
A Muswellbrook junior, Moran played for Norths Newcastle in 2017 winning the Harvey Norman Women's Player of the Year and taking the World Cup by storm in the same year.
The half scored four tries in the tournament and kicked the game-sealing field goal for Australia in the final.
The 26-year-old spent considerable time away from the game after suffering an ACL injury prior to her inaugural 2018 NRLW season with the Broncos.
Moran's journey to physical and mental recovery was no easy feat and her drive to seize this season will be unmissable.
Name: Caitlin Moran
Junior Club: Muswellbrook Rams
How did you find Rugby League?
We were a rugby league family. My brother played and then I just fell into what he did.
Your journey in the game? Where have you played before?
I played in the Muswellbrook Rams and then I played for Wests Newcastle. I played for the Jillaroos, state and Indigenous All-Stars.
Where is your hometown?
Favourite canteen snack as a kid?
The lollipops with the two different flavours on the top and bottom and filled with sherbet.
Steel Magnolias (1989)
What are you most looking forward to this season?
To play some footy, it's been a long time since I've played at this level. Just to get back out there, into the grind and fight.
What are your goals for the 2022 season?
Get back to where I was, if not better. To make the World Cup again would be great.
Greatest on-field moment?
All-Stars and scoring the conversion at the World Cup in 2017 and thinking "sweet got them."
Greatest off-field moment?
It's a toss-up between all my nephews being born and seeing Dolly Parton live.
Best piece of advice you've received?
Don't worry about what other people think, this universe is so big and we are just a small part of it. Enjoy your time here.
Do you have any sporting heroes?
Bo de la Cruz and my brother Cameron.