Shaylee Bent has enjoyed a rapid rise to stardom in recent years and her 2019 has her well established amongst the representative arena and is closing in on a sky-blue jumper.
A fearless back-rower with the versatility to play in the centres, Bent has been earmarked as one of the brightest prospects within women’s Rugby League despite playing for just the past three seasons.
Bent started the year with selection in the Women’s Indigenous All Stars side before playing a pivotal in the NSW City Women’s Origin team who were victorious in the NSW Harvey Norman Women’s Championships.
Her stunning early season form saw her named in jersey no.18 for the Harvey Norman NSW Women’s Origin side despite being just 18-years-old.
NSW Women’s Origin coach Andrew Patmore spoke in the lead-up to the women’s State of Origin fixture and gave a high-appraisal of her versatility and skill set.
“She showed exceptional form at the (Harvey Norman NSW Women’s) Championships playing on the edge, (but) can play centre as well.
“(She runs) great lines, (is a) tough runner of the footy and just a quality all-rounder.”
She finished the year playing a crucial role in the Dragons surge to the NRLW Grand Final and will certainly have her eyes on a sky-blue jumper in 2020.