Ruan Sims (born 1982) is a female rugby league footballer. She played rugby union for Australia and was a member of the squad at the 2010 Women's Rugby World Cup that finished in third place. She played rugby league for Australia at the 2013 & 2017 Women's Rugby League World Cup and was part of the squad that won the tournament.
|Date of birth||February 4, 1982|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||90 kg (14 st 2 lb)|
|Rugby league career|
|Rugby union career|
She is the older sister of Fijian rugby league internationals Ashton, Korbin and Tariq Sims. She was brought up in a sporting household in Gerringong where Ruan held the gumboot throwing record in 2013. Sims inherits her interest in Rugby from her mother, Jackie Sims. She works for the New South Wales Fire and Rescue service. She was part of the Australian Jillaroos squad at the 2015 NRL Auckland Nines.
Since March 2017, Sims works with the ABC Radio Grandstand NRL commentary team, providing commentary both in-box and on the sideline. She is also a regular panellist on Nine Network's 100% Footy.
In April 2018, Sims stepped down as a Dally M Awards judge after casting votes for the Round 7 NRL game between Parrammatta and Manly at ANZ Stadium where she was not in attendance due to other commitments. Judges are required to attend their assigned games.
- Brad Walter (The Sydney Morning Herald) (17 May 2013). "Sims sister Ruan leading way as female participation swells". Retrieved 16 July 2014.
- Sims to play for Australia Sims to Play for Australia, nrl.com, retrieved 16 July 2014
- Cooke, Richard (22 April 2016). "All fired up: Ruan Sims, 34, rugby union/league player".
- "Jillaroos receive double boost". 21 April 2016.
- "Family ties keeps Sims close".
- "Sims signs historic contract". Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks. 9 October 2017. Retrieved 6 May 2018.
- "Australian Rugby League captain Ruan Sims makes her ABC Grandstand debut this Saturday". Retrieved 6 May 2018.
- "100% Footy". Retrieved 14 May 2018.
- "Sims apologises for Dally M judging error". wwos.nine.com.au. Retrieved 6 May 2018.
- "Roosters announce NRLW marquee signings". Sydney Roosters. 17 June 2018. Retrieved 17 June 2018.