The Wallaroos will return to the Check enviornment for the primary time in practically three years once they face Fiji and Japan subsequent month.
COVID-19 has robbed the Australian ladies’s crew, who completed sixth on the 2017 World Cup, of a Check since August 2019.
The Exams in Brisbane and Gold Coast subsequent month will present an overdue litmus check forward of the World Cup in New Zealand in October.
“It is huge; going to be one of many largest years on the Wallaroos’ calendar,” Shannon Parry, who has returned from rugby sevens to the Tremendous W this season, mentioned.
“It has been tough, little question, not having the ability to play in that jersey.
“We’re taking part in catch up this yr, so it is a good alternative to get the squad collectively.”
New coach Jay Tregonning will probably be in cost, whereas Rio gold medallist Parry is hopeful of taking part in a component.
“I completed up with sevens final yr, moved residence and loved my time within the Tremendous W squad and giving again to the sport with a younger squad,” she mentioned.
“It is about having fun with my footy and if I am lucky sufficient to get picked then I am going to embrace it.”
They know what’s forward of them, with Tremendous W newcomers Fijiana Drua unbeaten of their debut season and awaiting the winner of the Reds and Waratahs within the closing.