St George Illawarra fans are set to see the fancy footwork of Shakiah Tungai in 2019 after she re-signed with the Dragons for the NRL Holden Women’s Premiership.
Tungai, a fan-favourite at the Dragons, will continue to help the Dragons' Women's Premiership campaign and further shape the positive culture created in 2018.
With a long list of achievements under her belt in both rugby league and soccer, Tungai said she's looking forward to this season to do it all again following her selection in the New South Wales Origin team.
"I went from playing with the Dragons to being picked in the Prime Minister's XIII, so I went over to Papua New Guinea, and then from there I was selected in the Indigenous All Stars which was played in February," Tungai said.
The proud Indigenous women said she'll never forget the experience of playing for the Indigenous All Stars at the beginning of the year
"It was truly amazing, it was indescribable,” Tungai said of her Indigenous All Stars selection. "It was awesome being in that atmosphere."
An unexpected phone call saw Tungai named as one of the Top 25elite female players in April.
Tungai said she was completely speechless when she received the call.
"It was awesome. It was a call out of the blue, I wasn’t expecting it," Tungai said.
"It was really exciting and I'm one day looking forward to playing with the Jillaroos and playing in that atmosphere."