Millie Boyle was awarded a starting role with the Australian Wallaroos against New Zealand on Tuesday.
Boyle, 19, who regularly plays lock for the ACT Brumbies was named last month in the Wallaroos team for a three-match Four Nations event, but earned a run-on spot with the Aussie roster in Tuesday’s game against the Kiwis.
She already played off the bench in the first round draw against England and was then promoted to an opening role in the second row.
Boyle is hoping to make an impact in the competition to put herself in contention for World Cup selection later in the year.
"It would be a life changing opportunity and I'm really looking forward to working hard for that selection,” she said.
With ties to the NRL through her dad, brother, uncle and cousin, Boyle has already made a name for herself splitting off to play union, but World Cup selection would go beyond anything she ever dreamed.
“My family has achieved a fair bit. A World Cup call up would be something to hang on the fridge I guess," she said with a laugh.
Boyle will start as one of 10 debutants to the national squad for the series, against three of the world’s top-ranking teams – that the Wallaroos have never beaten, but the team is keen.
“It will be quite a test no doubt, but we're really looking forward to it,” Boyle said.
The Kiwis will boast alot more experience, but Boyle’s canberra team-mate Violeta Tupuola said the Aussies will back a “new generation” of players as she is another debutant starting off the bench.