NATHAN twins, Leilani and Nicole have continued their meteoric rise with selection in the NSW Waratahs train-on squad for the 2020 Super W squad.
The Hamilton sisters join fellow Hunter players Katrina Barker, Maya Stewart and Mahalia Murphy in a 47-women squad which begins training in late November. The squad will be cut to 30 before the season kicks off.
Leilani, a breakaway, was named the NSW Country women's player of the year after the Chikarovski Cup, in which the Corellas went down 20-12 to Sydney Blue before beating Sydney Gold 27-24.
Leilani and Nicole (centre) siblings are coming off a maiden season in the Australian sevens series for University of England.
Barker (centre), Stewart (winger) and Murphy (fullback) were integral members of the Waratahs squad which won the Super W this year.
NSW Waratahs women's coach, Campbell Aitken said the make up of the squad was proof that the development pathways were beginning to take shape.
"It's been something that Matt [Evrard] and Tim [Rapp] have put a lot of work into in recent years and we're beginning to reap the rewards," Aitken said.
"We've got great representation from NSW Country along with some exciting young players, who all got their opportunity at the Chikarovski Cup - it's a really valuable part of our pathway and selection process for Super W.
"There's a wealth of experience with the likes of Grace [Hamilton], Emily [Robinson] and Mahalia [Murphy] along with plenty of players within or on the fringes of the national team."