The Cronulla Sharks continue to make history, signing NSW Blues' and Jillaroos' Maddie Studdon and Corban McGregor for the 2017 season.

Studdon and McGregor are the latest to sign playing contracts with the Club’s Women’s 9’s squad. The dynamic pair will join Jillaroos' and NSW Blues' captain, Ruan Sims, to play across the proposed Women’s competition next year.

Studdon and McGregor expressed their excitement surrounding their recent signings and the future of Women’s Rugby League in Australia.  

“It’s such an honour to be part of the Sharks 9’s, signing a contract and being one of those girls for the first time,” said Studdon.

“It’s huge for women’s rugby league and I’m super stoked to be at the forefront of it. I I can’t wait for the year ahead,” added McGregor.

2017 is set to be a big year for Women’s Rugby League in Australia. In the advent of the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup and Tarsha Gale Nines competition, female participation is bound to continue growing.

Studdon and McGregor are optimistic about the increasing opportunities available for Female players on both local and international levels with the pair eagerly anticipate the overall growth of the game.

“The Tarsha Gale competition an awesome pathway for the younger girls to come through, and they’ll hopefully play with women's NRL too," said McGregor

“My goal is to be at the world cup and playing at my best ... on the Sharkies home ground!” said Studdon.

Watch the interview playing in full now on Sharks TV.

With the details of the proposed Women’s competition yet to be confirmed, stay tuned to sharks.com.au for all the latest news on the Women’s game.