St George Illawarra recruit Shaylee Bent is keen to make her NRL debut in the 2019 Holden Women's Premiership.

Bent told Dragons TV upon signing her contract that she is excited for the challenge.

"I can’t wait to take on this journey with the Dragons girls," Bent said.

"I can't wait to step up from the Harvey Norman competition and play in the NRL Women's team and develop my skills."

Bent said her appearance in the Indigenous All-Stars game earlier this year was a great opportunity to improve her skills and will prepare her for the season ahead at the Dragons.

"It was overwhelming [to play for the Indigenous All Stars]. It was so culturally based and was just the best experience ever. I loved it.

“[The All Stars game itself] was close, and intense. We didn’t get the win in the end, but it was such a great opportunity.

"I didn't realise how professional the game is getting and being offered to play for St George Illawarra just stepped it up a notch."

Bent has been named on the interchange for the 2019 New South Wales' Women's Origin team to play against Queensland this Friday night at North Sydney Oval.