It has been a whirlwind seven months for Port Stephens footballer Bobbi Law, who only switched to rugby league after a stint playing union in March this year.
The talented 22 year old Anna Bay product got her first taste of representative football after trialling for the CRL Newcastle women's side and was plucked from virtual obscurity by coach Rick Stone to be named in the NSW country squad to contest the national women's championships on the Gold Coast in May.
She was part of the team which lifted the NSW women's trophy before moving on to Sydney as part of the Stone-coached Roosters outfit contesting the NRLW competition in September.
Despite only playing in the third and final match against St George, where Law impressed particularly in attack by scoring a try, she was selected in the Australian Prime Minister's XIII to play against Fiji in Suva on Friday night (October 11).
The selection was still sinking in just a couple of days after the news.
"It has been a crazy seven months. I can't explain it ... I guess I have been fortunate to get some opportunities and I have had some fantastic support from coaching staff to family and friends. I could not have done it without them," she said.
The former Tomaree High student said that the NRLW experience had done wonders to her confidence. "It was a bit disappointing to be 18th player in the first two games but I guess it gave me that fire in the belly to get out there and make the most of my opportunity. Playing at NRL level was quite an experience, the action was tougher, the game was faster and the hits were harder," she said.
Law said that while she was excited to be donning the Australian jumper in Fiji under coach Brad Donald, she was well aware that her game still had much developing to do. "I am using this opportunity to test myself against the more experience elite level players. I know I will need to work hard."
In addition to the strong support from family, friends and coaching staff Law was also quick to pay tribute to her employer. "Rep footy means a lot of time off work and I am grateful work has been so good to me."