The NSW Waratahs have confirmed Mikaela Trbojevich as the final addition to the 30-player squad for the 2020 Buildcorp Super W season.
Trbojevich joins the squad after Emily Robinson’s neck injury last week, which has subsequently ruled her out of the season. With Round 1 fast approaching Campbell Aitken has worked quickly to find an apt replacement up front.
Having already been a part of the initial 47-player preseason training squad, Trbojevich is no stranger to Aitken’s set up.
The versatile forward will be officially unveiled alongside the rest of the squad at tonight’s season launch.
Her cousins Tom, Ben and Jake Trbojevic all play league for the Manly Sea Eagles, but she is hoping to make her name synonymous within rugby union.
A surname synonymous with both rugby union and rugby league on Sydney's northern beaches, we caught up with Super W hopeful, Mikaela Trbojevich and her cousin, Jake!— NSW Waratahs (@NSWWaratahs) November 30, 2019
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The daughter of Warringah Rats club legend, Ryan the northern beaches product started playing seriously whilst living in England before returning to be part of the Rattetes.
Debuting for Warringah as a 17-year-old, Trbojevich is no stranger to being the youngest in the squad.
Competing in the Jack Scott Cup Final in 2018 as a Year 11 student, a commanding 2019 season thrust her into selection calculations.
Performing strongly in the Jack Scott and putting together a stellar display for Sydney Blue in the Chikarovski Cup, the 20-year-old is excited to learn off the strong Wallaroos contingent within the squad.
Robinson will remain a part of the leadership group and join the coaching staff during her rehabilitation, with the management staff eager to utilise her knowledge and energy around the group during the year.
The Super W season kicks off on Feburary 14, with an away match to the Melbourne Rebels kicking off at 4:35pm at AAMI Park