Defending premiers Brisbane have added NSW prop Millie Boyle to their squad for the 2019 NRLW season.
Boyle, current vice-captain of the Wallaroos in rugby union, will juggle her commitments in the 15-player code with the Broncos securing her signature for the competition in September.
The Gold Coast local hails from NSW and played her junior rugby league with Bermagui. She is the younger sister of Sea Eagles prop Morgan Boyle.
The Broncos also announced a further two player signings with Mariah Storch re-signing with the club after last year's campaign, while Australian Touch Football representative Tamika Upton has signed on after playing for Queensland Country at the National Championships in June.
Brisbane have one final spot to announce before all clubs are officially locked in.
The Roosters, Warriors and St George Illawarra confirmed their squads earlier in the month. Training for each club begins in August.
NRL Holden Women's Premiership
The second Holden NRL Women's Premiership kicks off in September aligned with the men's finals series.
Rule changes to recruitment and retention for the 2019 season have been confirmed.
Under a new cap system, points will be awarded to players for Test and State of Origin appearances, representing the Prime Minister’s XIII or playing at the National Championships.
Each club will be allowed to sign 22 players whose value totals a minimum of 120 points and a maximum of 160 points, with a player worth:
- 10 points if they played for the Jillaroos or Kiwi Ferns;
- 8 points if they played State of Origin for NSW or Queensland;
- 4 points if they represented the PM’s XIII against the PNG Orchids in Port Moresby, and;
- 3 points if they played at the National Championships.
With the NRLW competition in just its second year, points will be allocated for representative achievements for last season only.
Chelsea Baker, Heather Ballinger, Ali Brigginshaw, Steph Hancock, Rona Peters, Amber Pilley, Meg Ward, Julia Robinson, Chelsea Lenarduzzi, Lavinia Gould, Taylor Mapusua, Mariah Storch.
Tazmin Gray (Sydney Roosters), Annette Brander (St George Illawarra Dragons), Millie Boyle, Amber Hall, Tarryn Aiken, Amy Turner, Jessika Elliston, Rosemary Vaimili-Toalepai, Tamika Upton.
Tallisha Harden (Sydney Roosters), Brittany Breayley (St George Illawarra Dragons), Teuila Fotu-Moala (St George Illawarra Dragons), Maitua Feterika (St George Illawarra Dragons), Kimiora Nati (St George Illawarra Dragons), Ngatokotoru Arakua (St George Illawarra Dragons).
Caitlin Moran, Jayme Fressard, Kody House, Amelia Kuk, Lilieta Manumau, Karley Te Kawa.
St George Illawarra Dragons
Kezie Apps, Jessica Sergis, Shakiah Tungai, Holli Wheeler, Keeley Davis, Rikeya Horne, Maddison Weatherall, Aaliyah Fasavalu-Fa'amausili.
Maddie Studdon (Sydney Roosters), Brittany Breayley (Brisbane Broncos), Teuila Fotu-Moala (Brisbane Broncos), Maitua Feterika (Brisbane Broncos), Kimiora Nati (Brisbane Broncos), Ngatokotoru Arakua (Brisbane Broncos) Botille Vette-Welsh (Sydney Roosters), Sarah Togatuki (Sydney Roosters), Stephanie Mooka, Najvada George, Sarah Togatuki, Alexandrea Kiriwi, Shaylee Bent, Takilele Katoa.
Annette Brander (Brisbane Broncos), Sam Bremner (pregnancy), Hannah Southwell (Sydney Roosters), Melanie Howard (Sydney Roosters), Honey Hireme (Warriors).
Talia Atfield, Georgina Brooker, Teina Clark, Kate Haren, Asoiva Karpani, Asipau Mafi, Raecene McGregor, Talesha Quinn, Oneata Schwalger, Anneka Stephens, Josie Strong.
Karina Brown, Quincy Dodd, Vanessa Foliaki, Isabelle Kelly, Nita Maynard, Corban McGregor, Ruan Sims, Shontelle Stowers, Zahara Temara, Simaima Taufa.
Hannah Southwell (St George Illawarra Dragons), Tallisha Harden (Brisbane Broncos), Melanie Howard (St George Illawarra Dragons), Kirra Dibb, Shanice Parker, Simone Smith, Jasmin Allende, Bobbi Law, Amelia Mafi, Aliti Namoce, Kiana Takairangi, Rebecca Young.
Nakia Davis-Welsh (pregnancy), Taleena Simon (pregnancy), Maddie Studdon (St George Illawarra Dragons), Botille Vette-Welsh (St George Illawarra Dragons), Sarah Togatuki (St George Illawarra Dragons), Tazmin Gray (Brisbane Broncos).
Chloe Caldwell, Kylie Hilder, Kandy Kennedy, Victoria Latu, Sharon McGrady, Lavina O'Mealey, Brydie Parker, Elianna Walton.
New Zealand Warriors
Georgia Hale, Amber Kani, Onjeurlina Leiataua, Hilda Mariu, Va’anessa Molia-Fraser, Apii Nicholls, Tanika-Jazz Noble-Bell, Annetta-Claudia Nuuausala, Krystal Rota, Aieshaleigh Smalley, Crystal Tamarua.
Honey Hireme (St George Illawarra Dragons), Billy Jean Ale, Madison Bartlett, Jules Newman, Kanyon Paul, Charntay Poko, Roela Radiniyavuni, Timaima Ravisa, Tasia Seumanufagai, Atawhai Tupaea, Kathleen Wharton Keremete.
Raquel Anderson-Pitman, Sarina Clark, Lisa Edwards, Luisa Gago, Laura Mariu, Va'anessa Molia-Fraser, Lorina Papali'i, Kahurangi Peters, Masuisuimatamaalii (Sui) Tauasa-Pauaraisa, Crystal Tamarua, Alice Vailea, Langi Veainu, Shontelle Woodman.
Catch up with the latest news ahead of the second NRLW season.
- July 15: NSW prop Millie Boyle joins Broncos
- July 10: Warriors confirm Hireme signing among 22-player squad
- July 4: Broncos add Maroons forward Tazmin Gray
- July 2: Dragons complete squad with another big Broncos addition
- July 1: Roosters finalise squad for 2019 NRLW season
- June 27: Broncos re-sign Lenarduzzi, Gould and Robinson
- June 26: Breayley joins Dragons in major shake-up to competition
- June 26: Roosters sign Broncos forward Harden and Simone Smith
- June 20: Roosters announce Southwell coup in first 14 signed
- June 18: Dragons re-sign four local juniors for 2019
- June 14: Dragons announce Studdon signing among first nine for 2019
- June 13: Broncos confirm Annette Brander signing
- June 11: Ward, Peters and Pilley return to Broncos in 2019
- June 4: Broncos unveil five signings for 2019 squad
- May 30: Bremner to join Dragons coaching staff
- May 30: Dragons confirm Daniel Lacey reappointment as coach
- May 28: Rick Stone appointed coach of Roosters
- May 13: Broncos announce Kelvin Wright as coach for 2019 season
- April 5: Points system to be introduced to 2019 NRLW competition
- January 29: Warriors confirm Luisa Aviaki coaching reappointment for 2019