Electrifying schoolgirl Teagan Berry will make her NRLW debut for the St George Illawarra Dragons this weekend against the New Zealand Warriors in light of Kezie Apps and Isabelle Kelly season-ending injuries..
The Stingrays junior commenced her rugby league career only 2 years ago and has already been named to play her first professional rugby league game.
"I'm really excited and stoked to play, playing league tag and watching these girls compete made me fall in love [with rugby league]," the 18-year-old said.
Berry is placed in an extremely unique position as she debuts during her preparation for the HSC.
"It's been difficult but during the day is more of a study thing for me, with training being in the afternoon I've been able to manage it,” Berry said.
Berry's athletic background was reinforced recently at the Australia all schools carnival where she finished second in the 100-metre sprint.
"The school carnivals, rugby league gala days and Oz tag gala days helped me get seen at a young age,” Berry said.
Berry showcased her athletic ability during last year's Under-18s State of Origin when she pulled off a100-metre try-scoring effort from a crucial goal line interception.
"My Stingrays coach John Simon and my Dad helped me develop as a player, they told me to be confident and back myself," Berry said.
The exhilarating teenager will be keen to show her talent on the big stage once again this weekend in the Red V's final game of the 2020 season