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With just two rugby league matches under her belt ever, it hasn't taken long for Broncos winger Hagiga Mosby to immediately fall in love with the game. 

The former rugby union and touch footballer has a surname synonymous in rugby league with her uncle Gideon Gela-Mosby representing the Cowboys on 11 occasions. 

However, Hagiga's first-ever game in the 13-player code came against the Knights in round two of the NRLW last week, where she scored a try on debut in Wollongong. 

She backed it up on Sunday by scoring the match-winner against the Dragons.

It's been an emotional time for the 21-year-old, who recently lost her father. 

"It’s really good to be alongside these very competitive rugby league players, they boost you up when you’re playing," Mosby told

Debutant Hagiga Mosby extends the Broncos lead

"Being my second league game I’m trying to get into it. I’m really enjoying it and it's an amazing feeling to be able to score tries and help us stay on top.

"It's [rugby league] more physical. I’d like to stick around I’m really enjoying it."

Mosby, who is a school teacher back home on Thursday Island in the Torres Strait, came into the side after Julia Robinson was ruled out with a cheekbone fracture.

She currently lives with outside backs Shenae Ciesiolka and Jada Ferguson in Brisbane as part of her first NRLW campaign while she has some family support with Tallisha Harden an aunty of hers through the bloodlines.

"I got a call from Kelvin [Wright] and he asked if I wanted to be part of the Broncos squad so started training in January," Mosby said.

Mosby gets emotional after NRLW debut

"I was a little bit nervous because I haven't played before even though a lot of my family rugby league.

"I have a big family who all tune into my games from Thursday Island. It’s a hot place to live but every knows everyone. 

"I have three little sisters so I help look after them back home and hopefully I can show them that girls can play sport."

Mosby was looking forward to the first-ever Queensland derby on Saturday at Cbus Super Stadium between the Broncos and Titans, where she will be marking former touch football teammate Jasmine Peters on the edge.

Peters was one of two Torres Strait players who represented the Indigenous All Stars in 2022 with Mosby a chance to join her next year if she remains in rugby league.

"It will be tough but fun to come up against Jasmine," she said. "We played under 14s touch together and she's a hard player to stop. 

"It will be a good game, two Queensland teams against each other for the first time. We're all looking forward to it."

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