The Dragons have added a further four marquees to their inaugural 2018 NRL Women's Premiership squad.
Local junior Rikeya Horne, Kiwi Ferns duo Honey Hireme and Raecene McGregor and Australian representative Jessica Sergis join Kezie Apps, Sam Bremner and Talesha Quinn at the club.
Those smiles say it all!! We're pleased to announce five new signings to our 2018 NRL Holden Women's Premiership team: Rikeya Horne, @onez69, Raecene McGregor, @HoneyHireme and Jessica Sergis. Congratulations and welcome to the #redv! pic.twitter.com/qto64FYhGZ— The Dragons (@NRL_Dragons) June 13, 2018
Horne, who is only 18-years-old, made her Jillaroos debut at February's Commonwealth Championships Nines tournament and becomes the first player to come through the Dragons women's pathway.
Winger Hireme and utility back McGregor were both part of New Zealand's 2017 Rugby League World Cup campaign, which made the final but eventually lost to the Jillaroos.
They've become the second and third Kiwi internationals to sign for a NRL Women's Premiership club.
Hireme, known as 'Honey Bill Williams', was the leading try scorer (13 tries) at the 2017 Rugby League World Cup but also represented New Zealand at the 2014 Rugby World Cup.
"We are very lucky to have someone of Honey's experience, reputation and skill," Dragons coach Daniel Lacey told Dragons media.
"We are looking forward to her positive impact and influence both on and off the field for our younger local players," he added.
On the opening day of the free agency period, the Dragons have also signed former Wallaroo Oneata Schwalger.
Enter the Dragon 🐉🐲 From @setitans ➡️ @nrlvictoria ➡️ @wrugbyleague CAS ➡️ @nrl_dragons 🐉❤️🐲 First Free Agent Female Signed 📝 Can’t stop crying 😭 Can’t stop smiling 😊 Very honoured, privileged and blessed 🙏🏽 for the opportunity. Can not wait 💥 🔴⚪️� #honoured #partofhistory #stgeorge #redv #myredtightswillsuithere #samegame #ourway #neverforgetwhereyoustarted #womeninleague #victorian #melbourne #combinedaffiliatedstates #nrl #womeninleague #wolverine #wakandaforever
She was identified by Lacey and recruitment manager Richard Age at the National Championships where she was part of the Combined Affiliated States squad.
Schwalger is also a 2014 Women's Rugby World Cup representative.
"Oneata doesn't have an off button," Lacey said.
"I'm unsure she knows how to change gears.
"It's all or nothing with her," he said.
NRL Women's Premiership clubs have until July to finalise their team with only Dragons and Brisbane Broncos making signings so far.