Cobargo's Millie Boyle was named in an extended Wallaroos Squad earlier in the week.
Just over a year on from shoulder surgery that saw her miss an entire season in the Super W rugby comp, Boyle returned with a vengeance becoming and influential performer for the Queensland Reds, who lost the grand final to the NSW Waratahs recently.
"I got a call from our head coach Dwayne Nestor the day after our grand final," Boyle said. "It was a little bittersweet as it was just after our loss.
"Obviously disappointing to lose against NSW in the end, but it's always a close battle between the two sides."
The Waratahs won the Super W final by just three points over the Reds 8-5 after the Reds had led 5-3 at the break.
Boyle had been remarkable in defence for her team and said it was part of a gritty determination to reclaim the form that earned her an Aussie jumper the first time.
"I'm very driven to get back into the starting team after having a year off with injury," the 20-year-old says.
"It's always an honour to get the opportunity to represent Australia and I was over the moon when I got the call."
The call up is an incredible comeback for the lock, who was also named as part of rugby league's team of the week on social media as an impressive performer for her Burleigh Bears club.
The 12-month wait following a shoulder operation was uncomfortable for Boyle, who said she was now relishing being back on the field.
"It was great being back playing regular footy with the Queensland girls," she said and even more telling is the star hasn't lost any form, but rather has been playing some of her best footy yet.
"This has probably been one of my favourite seasons so far and I am looking forward to the rest of the year."
She was stuck on the sidelines of the 2018 Super W competition, but got stuck in this year and said it was incredible to see the progress of the fledgling draw.
"The pool of talent is growing due to the Super W comp and it's awesome to see new girls leaving their mark. In the lead up to the Japan Test series," she said.
Boyle will now up the ante again with an increased regimen as part of the national roster.
"Training consists of gym/field work with our state teams 2-3 times a week plus club footy on the alternating afternoons, as well as any individual training," she said.
"We head into camp at the beginning of July so everyone is keen to hit the ground running put their best foot forward."
In other news out of the Boyle camp, NRL forward Morgan has made a shift to the Manly Sea Eagles.
He was contracted with the Gold Coast Titans until 2020, but it is understood the Titans have allowed a release with Morgan believed to have signed with the Sea Eagles until 2021.