The Brisbane Broncos have continued to build their inaugural NRL Women's Premiership squad signing four more players on the eve of the State of Origin.
Stephanie Hancock, Chelsea Lenarduzzi, Jayme Fressard and Julia Robinson join Chelsea Baker, Tallisha Harden, Kody House, Meg Ward, Ali Brigginshaw, Brittany Breayley, Heather Ballinger, Teuila Fotu-Moala and Caitlin Moran at the club.
I’m very excited to announce that I have signed with the @brisbanebroncos for the 2018 Women’s NRL premiership! Can’t wait to play with a very talented bunch of girls! What an exciting time in women’s rugby league!! 🏈🏈#womensrugbyleague #womeninleague #samegameourway #rugbyleague #brisbanebroncos @wrugbyleague
Veteran prop forward Hancock made her Australian Jillaroos debut in 2003, and has played in four World Cups for Australia.
The 36-year-old postponed her retirement to play in the NRLW Premiership and will is set to make her 14th appearance for Queensland in tomorrow night's State of Origin.
Lenarduzzi made her debut for the Jillaroos and represented Queensland in the Interstate Challenge in 2017.
Winger Fressard, who won the Women's National Championships with NSW Country, was named as part of the Australian Top 40 contracted Marquee players, while Robinson, who is also a winger, played as part of the Australian Defence Force debut in the National Championships.