Inverell twins Hannah and Mykayla Crisp will play for the NSW Schoolgirls side in two exhibition matches at the Australian Schoolboys Championships in Sydney on Saturday.
The Inverell Highlanders were selected in the side after trialling in Sydney recently.
Now, they will head back to Sydney to play two exhibition matches at the Australian Schoolboys Championships on Saturday.
The trial opportunity arose when their school, Macintyre High, nominated them.
On June 29-30, they travelled to Sydney with coach Dale Beattie and Warialda girls Molly Kennedy and Nicola Robinson.
The twins said there were about 70 girls that trialled, of which 24 were selected.
Kennedy and Robinson were named shadow reserves.
The twins play representative rugby with Central North Rugby.
They train twice a week with the Highlanders and have stepped up training in preparation for Saturday.
The exhibition matches against another NSW team will be played at Saint Ignatius' College Riverview.
Hannah and Mykayla thanked their school for nominating them and coach Beattie for his help.
“This is the first official year of doing Schoolgirls so hopefully in the following years there will be more for girls rugby at the championships,” Hannah said.
After participating in a development camp in Armidale, the twins were hooked rugby and decided to join the Highlanders.
They have also been trialling for the UNE Lions side through Central North Rugby.
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