Newcastle have secured two extra constructing blocks for the upcoming NRLW season and past by signing sisters Jesse and Hannah Southwell to long-term contracts.
The NRLW signing blitz has continued with Hannah and Jesse Southwell re-signing with Newcastle for the 2023 seasonA sequence of Origin and Take a look at stars, together with Emma Tonegato and Kirra Dibb, will change golf equipment for this season 4 new golf equipment — Canberra, North Queensland, Cronulla and Wests Tigers — will be part of the league this season
The duo be part of Queensland Origin mainstay Tamika Upton and Jillaroos ahead Yasmin Clydsdale within the Hunter long-term because the Knights look to safe extra members of their 2022 premiership-winning facet.
Jesse Southwell proved instrumental in that triumph, scoring a attempt to establishing one other within the 32-12 grand ultimate win over Parramatta after starring by means of the season at halfback at simply 17 whereas Hannah missed a lot of the yr after struggling a knee damage within the membership’s season opener.
Consolidation has been the secret for the Knights – they’re but to announce a brand new signing after specializing in retaining their established stars.
One massive identify who will not follow the membership is New South Wales five-eighth Kirra Dibb, who will be part of North Queensland as speedy motion throughout the league continued.
The hard-running and skilful Dibb will hyperlink with the Cowboys on a two-season deal.
“Kirra is a serious signing for our membership in our inaugural season,” mentioned Cowboys coach Ben Jeffries.
“She is a extremely rated consultant participant who brings an enormous quantity of expertise and success.
“Like all good halves, Kirra is a powerful communicator and gifted playmaker with an extended kicking sport in addition to being a particularly correct purpose kicker.
“On the Cowboys we love our gamers to be aggressive and extremely pushed on and off the sector, which is why Kirra will probably be extremely valued at our membership transferring ahead.”
With free company exhibiting no signal of slowing down, Cronulla have made the most important splash of the week by touchdown two Origin stars of their very own in hooker Quincy Dodd and fullback Emma Tonegato.
The previous Dragons pair are the membership’s inaugural signings and signing Tonegato, a former co-Dally M winner, is one thing of a coup for the Sharks who’ve additionally been linked to Parramatta’s Tiana Penitani.
The Raiders have continued their very own signing blitz, including rising trio Chanté Temara, Tommaya Kelly-Sines and Felice Quinlan.
Temara, the youthful sister of fellow Raiders signee Zehara, got here near Origin choice for Queensland final yr, whereas Kelly-Sines is a two-time Indigenous All Star.
Canberra have additionally introduced the signature of Mackenzie Wiki, daughter of former membership stalwart Ruben, and English worldwide Hollie-Mae Dodd.
Parramatta have landed only one outdoors signing up to now in New South Wales halfback Rachael Pearson however have additionally retained Jillaroos ahead Kennedy Cherrington.
The Eels are additionally believed to be closing in on Papua New Guinea powerhouse Elsie Albert.