Port Stephens rugby league talent Bobbi Law named in the NSW country squad

IN ACTION: Bobbi Law in her Newcastle outfit takes the ball up in a recent CRL match.
IN ACTION: Bobbi Law in her Newcastle outfit takes the ball up in a recent CRL match.

A decision by Port Stephens' talented female footballer Bobbi Law to switch rugby codes from union to league is paying huge dividends.

For the past couple of years the 21-year-old former Tomaree High student had wrestled over which code to pursue.

Ultimately, rugby league won out with the help of former Newcastle Knights top grade coach Rick Stone who plucked the hard-running centre from a trial match and into the CRL Newcastle women's side.

Bobbi's impact has been immediate. After only a handful of competition games, Bobbi has been named in the NSW country squad which will contest the national women's championships on the Gold Coast from May 20 to June 2.

"I was over the moon to hear that I had been selected in the squad. It is very exciting to be chosen in a squad of 22 players to go to Queensland," she said.

"I suppose it has been meteoric rise having only played a few games ... but I have played a lot of rugby union and touch so it like an extension of that. I am really lucky to have such a great bunch of experienced girls I can learn from.

"The whole team as well as Rick Stone have been very supportive."

Bobbi says she loves playing in the centres where there is a little more room to capitalise on attacking opportunities.

"I have scored two tries so far and hope to build on that as the season unfolds and I gain more experience in that position."

Bobbi's sporting upbringing has played a major role in helping to get her where she is today, and a NSW State of Origin or perhaps the green and gold of Australia are well within her grasp.