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Ruan Sims leads out the women's NSW team to face Queensland last week.

Australian Jillaroos and NSW Women's captain Ruan Sims has created history by signing the first ever women's player contract at the premiership-winning Cronulla Sharks.

Already an ambassador at the club, Sims' contract means she'll be compensated for her role as a Sharks player.

"It's so exciting to be in a position where we'll be considered semi-professional and to be paid to play the game that we love," Sims said.

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