Coach praises players after close win as Wallaby's pair star
RUGBY LEAGUE: Gladstone Wallaby's guns Chelsea Baker and Zeah Lane have been selected in the Harvey Norman Queensland Country team.
The duo played key roles in the Central Crows' thrilling 22-16 win against North Marlins.
The Queensland Country side will compete in the Harvey Norman National Women's Championships in Burleigh from May 30-June 2.
"It's always exciting to get these jerseys and an honour as well," Baker said.
The star Australian Jillaroo slotted three goals and her Crows team-mates Rhiannon Revell-Blair, Lana Sheedy, Steph Hancock, Deb Barchard scored a try each.
"It was try-for-try and it's always a good game and these games are getting closer and closer," Baker said.
"It's only my fourth game this season with the nationals just 10 days away."
Baker will suit up for Wallaby's against Tannum Seagals this Sunday in a perfect lead-up.
Baker said Lane certainly deserved her selection.
"Zeah did what the coach wanted her to do and she was solid in defence and also worked her way into attack," she said.
There was also joy for Wallaby's Rikarra Benjamin, Tannum Seagals' Krystal Sulter and former Calliope Rooster Kody House.
The trio were chosen in the Emerging Central Crows team which will also take part in in the Queensland Rugby League State Championship in Southport.
Queensland Country coach Alan McIndoe said selection was a challenge.
"There was some extraordinary footy played in both the Emerging Women's and Women's games and I'm extremely pleased with the talent that was displayed," he said.
"Many players selected themselves through their ability, but as always, there are positions that are contentious with a number of talented players making the selection process difficult."