Grant Trouville  ©NRL Photos | Renae Kunst

Former Mackay Magpies junior Renae Kunst has been named in a strong Jillaroos squad of 25 players, ahead of the Anzac Test double header in Canberra on Friday 5 May against the Kiwi Ferns.

Renae fronts the NRL development team in Mackay and works alongside the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys' game development team on a variety of junior competitions and clinics.

Nakia Davis-Welsh debuts as part of the squad, while former Jillaroos captains Steph Hancock and Ruan Sims have also been confirmed, with both returning from injury.

“The Test Match next week looms as a significant occasion for our team,” Jillaroos coach Brad Donald said.

“Our women had a momentous win against the Ferns in Auckland at the start of this year as part of the Nines tournament.

“The Test Match next week however is entirely different and we will need to be at our peak against what will no doubt be a New Zealand outfit out to make amends.”

Jillaroos squad:

  1. Sam Bremner
  2. Karina Brown
  3. Corban McGregor
  4. Caitlin Moran
  5. Chelsea Baker
  6. Zahara Temara
  7. Simone Smith
  8. Ruan Sims
  9. Britt Breayley
  10. Heather Ballinger
  11. Renae Kunst
  12. Annette Brander
  13. Maima Taufu
  14. Kody House
  15. Rebecca Young
  16. Amelia Kuk
  17. Isabelle Kelly
  18. Tazmin Gray
  19. Vanessa Foliaki
  20. Maddie Studdon
  21. Rebecca Riley
  22. Ali Brigginshaw
  23. Elianna Walton
  24. Steph Hancock
  25. Nakia Davis-Welsh