Shaylee Bent

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Shaylee Bent
Personal information
Born (2000-09-13) 13 September 2000 (age 21)
Penrith, New South Wales, Australia
Height173 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Weight80 kg (12 st 8 lb)
Playing information
Position Second-row, Centre
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
2019– St George Illawarra 71004
Representative
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
2019–21 Indigenous All Stars 30000
2019 Australia 9s 20000
2020 New South Wales 10000
Source: [1]
As of 6 October 2020

Shaylee Bent (born 13 September 2000) is an Australian rugby league footballer who plays as a second-rower for the St George Illawarra Dragons in the NRL Women's Premiership and the Tweed Heads Seagulls in the QRL Women's Premiership.

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She is a New South Wales, Indigenous All Stars and Australian 9s representative.

Background

Born in Penrith, New South Wales, Bent is of Indigenous Australian and Greek descent. [2] At age 15, Bent began playing rugby league for the Glenmore Park Brumbies. [3]

Playing career

In 2017, she played for the Parramatta Eels in the Tarsha Gale Cup. [4] In 2018, she moved to the Wests Tigers Tarsha Gale Cup side. [5]

After the Tarsha Gale Cup season, Bent joined Mounties in the NSWRL Women's Premiership. Where she started as centre in the grand final victory over South Sydney 12-10.

2019

In 2019, Bent re-joined Mounties RLFC in the NSWRL Women's Premiership, starting at centre in their Grand Final loss to CRL Newcastle. [6] In May 2019, she represented NSW City at the NRL Women's National Championships. [7] In July, she was 18th player for the New South Wales side. [8]

In Round 1 of the 2019 NRL Women's season, Bent made her debut for the St George Illawarra Dragons in a 4–14 loss to the Brisbane Broncos. On 6 October, she started at second-row in the Dragons' 30–6 Grand Final loss to the Broncos. [9] Later that month, she represented Australia at the 2019 Rugby League World Cup 9s. [10]

2020

On 22 February, she started at second-row for the Indigenous All Stars in their 10–4 win over the Maori All Stars. [11] In 2020, she played for the South Sydney Rabbitohs in the NSWRL Women's Premiership. [12]

On 17 October, she was named the Dragons' NRLW Player of the Year. [13] On 13 November, she made her State of Origin debut for New South Wales, starting at second-row in their 18–24 loss to Queensland. [14]

2021

In 2021, Bent joined the Tweed Heads Seagulls in the QRL Women's Premiership.[ citation needed ] On 20 February, she represented the Indigenous All Stars in their 24–0 loss to the Māori All Stars. [15]

Achievements and accolades

Individual

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References

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  13. 1 2 "Bent wins big as Dragons round out 2020 awards". St George Illawarra Dragons . 17 October 2020. Archived from the original on 25 January 2021. Retrieved 1 December 2020.
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