Leeds star considers cricket switch

Leeds Rhinos star Courtney Hill has revealed she would consider a switch back to cricket after this Friday’s Women’s Super League Grand Final.

The Australian became the second-ever Woman of Steel at the Super League awards on Sunday, after leading the Rhinos to the Challenge Cup title and the Super League Grand Final.

Before finding rugby league following a move to England in April of last year, though, the 32-year-old played for Brisbane Heat in Australia’s Big Bash League.

Leeds Rhinos scrum-half Courtney Hill is considering a move back to cricket.

Her partner, England batter Lauren Winfield, has joined Adelaide Strikers for this winter’s Women’s Big Bash in Australia and will also play in next year’s inaugural Hundred competition, and Hill hasn’t ruled out a move back to the sport in the near future.

“I suppose with the introduction of The Hundreds and the new regions, it is enticing,” she told BBC World Service.

“Coaching opportunities will come up and I suppose for me it’s just making a decision where do I invest my time?

“I already knocked back cricket coaching over the summer as we play a summer rugby season, so it’s a massive collision with rugby and cricket, so I’m going to have to make some decisions around that because with rugby there is no financial incentive I suppose.

“As much as I love it, everybody needs money in the bank don’t they?”