They bring the size and strength to lay a platform and in the Australian Jillaroos’ case there are plenty of players putting their hands up to be part of the forward pack at the World Cup.
The Jillaroos’ engine room will look significantly different compared to the last campaign five years ago with several retirements and fresh players emerging in a changing of the guard period for the squad.
In a 10-week editorial series, NRL.com takes a look at who is in contention for a World Cup spot in the Harvey Norman Australian Jillaroos by position, thanks to leading partners Harvey Norman.
- Position: Prop
- World Cup spots available: 5-6
Traditionally a breakdown of squads will see around eight middle forwards which includes at least two who are capable of playing a similar or ball-playing role at lock.
Jillaroos coach Brad Donald used six specialist props throughout the 2017 World…