Five Australian clubs reportedly chasing former Castleford Tigers women’s star

After the Rugby League World Cup, several English players are said to be keen on making the move down under to the NRLW.

In fact, former Wakefield Trinity and Bradford Bulls star Ben Jeffries believes a number of players could make the switch.

“I think there are probably half-a-dozen English players, or more, who could play in the NRLW,” said the Cowboys coach who was in charge of Papua New Guinea at the World Cup as he spoke to the NRL.com.

“The fullback Francesca Goldthorpe, their left winger Leah Bourke and their whole backrow of Hollie Dodd, Emily Rudge and Jodie Cunningham impressed me. Those three were real workers.

“Georgia Roche, the five-eighth, is another and I didn’t mind Olivia Wood either so there is plenty of potential in the England team.”

Meanwhile the Sydney Roosters coach revealed he had been scouting potential transfer targets:

“That is the reason I was there, and there was some good talent in all of the teams,” Sydney Roosters coach John Strange told NRL.com.

One English player in particular is attracting interest.

Teenage backrow formerly of Castleford Tigers and now at York Hollie Dodd has attracted interest from five NRLW clubs says NRL.com.

It comes after many expect Georgia Hale is set to follow partner Sam Lisone to Leeds Rhinos in 2023.

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