The Brisbane Broncos have re-signed more big names and added some young talent to their 2019 NRLW squad.
Julia Robinson, Chelsea Lenarduzzi and Lavinia Gould have all re-committed to the Premiers for a second season, while Jessika Elliston and Rosemary Vaimili-Toalepai pick up their first NRLW contracts.
Tweed product Elliston is backrower or centre with a rugby sevens background while winger Vaimili-Toalepai debuted for the Queensland Under 18s in the curtain-raiser at North Sydney Oval.
Lenarduzzi was a standout for the Maroons in the Origin clash, earning selection in a Jilaroos Merit Squad alongside fellow Broncos teammate Annette Brander, Ali Brigginshaw, Steph Hancock and Amber Pilley.
Robinson is continuing to work hard to be fit for the opening round as she recovers from a broken leg that threatened her 2019 NRLW campaign.
In other positive injury news, Meg Ward doesn’t require surgery on a knee injury she picked up playing Origin and is set to be ready for pre-season in August.
The Broncos have now named 15 of their 22-player squad.
Broncos 2019 NRLW Squad: Tarryn Aiken, Chelsea Baker, Heather Ballinger, Annette Brander, Ali Brigginshaw, Jessika Elliston, Lavinia Gould, Amber Hall, Steph Hancock, Chelsea Lenarduzzi, Rona Peters, Amber Pilley, Julia Robinson, Rosemary Vaimili Toalepai, Meg Ward