Courtney Winfield-Hill (born 9 January 1987) is an Australian sportswoman. She played cricket as a pace bowler for the Queensland Fire and Brisbane Heat before moving sports and countries to play rugby league for the Leeds Rhinos. Former Australian born cricketer Courtney Winfield-Hill married English cricketer Lauren Winfield-Hill in 2018. Upon reaching England, she decided to switch up her playing game and chose to play rugby union. Courtney Winfield-Hill has married long-time England cricket international Lauren Winfield-Hill, with a postponement of the World Cup until this autumn opening the door for the Leeds Rhinos star to potentially represent England at the tournament, having officially qualified in February.
Winfield-Hill, along with his Queensland-born teammates at Leeds Rhinos, will work towards the overthrow of St Helens in 2022, while she is also motivated by the opportunity to play at the Rugby League World Cup this year, in which she may play for Australia in the final over against England. In October 2018, she was named in the England squad for the 2018 ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Championship, held in the West Indies. Winfield was part of the victorious Women’s national team in the 2017 World Cup. Caroline Kollie became the first woman to be selected to England’s performance squad in Betfred Women’s Super League South, launched in 2021, following a strong debut season for the Bedford Tigers.
Head coach Craig Richards has strengthened his England Women’s Performance Squad heading into this year’s Rugby League World Cup, adding Courtney Winfield-Hill and Caroline Collie. England women’s head coach Craig Richards has named a squad of 20 players for Sunday’s test match against Wales, the first of two consecutive weekends of action as the squad ramps up their preparations for the Autumn World Cup. Sunday’s game at Newport is the first of two fixtures in consecutive weekends for England as they ramp up preparations for this fall’s World Cup. Sunday’s Test match with Wales is followed by a home fixture with France on Saturday, 18 June, at Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington – part of a two-match block that also includes the men’s England against a combined All-Stars side, both games being broadcast live by Sky Sports.
Kevin Sinfield of Leeds Rhinos gently reminded Courtney Winfield-Hill that if she continued playing for a sufficient amount of time in the English Rugby League, she would eventually be eligible for England through the sport’s five-year residency rule. The Queensland-born Leeds Rhinos was about to step over that divide, having recently joined the England Women’s Test squad, and was thrilled at putting on the white jersey later rather than the home colours, green and gold.