St George Illawarra Dragons are the first club to announce their inaugural signings for the NRL Women's Premiership with Kezie Apps, Sam Bremner and Talesha Quinn named marquee players.
"We are delighted today to announce Jillaroos Kezie Apps, Talesha Quinn and Sam Bremner as our initial marquee player signings and there will be more to follow in the coming weeks," recruitment manager Richard Agar said.
"They are the foundation upon which our team will be built for not only their on-field skills, but so too for their leadership, and the positive influence on both the squad and aspiring female players within our region," he added.
The @NRL_Dragons have signed @SammyBremner, @KezieApps and @TaleshaQuinn as three of their marquee signings!#OurWay pic.twitter.com/5QCuByGXAF— Women's Rugby League (@WRugbyLeague) June 5, 2018
Apps and Bremner, who were both named Dragons ambassadors earlier this year and play for local side Helensburgh Tigers, were instrumental in the club's inclusion in the NRL Women's Premiership.
"It's really exciting and something that I never thought I'd be able to ever achieve," Apps said.
"I can't believe it's actually happening that I'll be playing for an NRL club."
Fullback Bremner had her wretched run with injuries throughout 2017 but was crucial in Country NSW's National Championships win, where she was named 'Player of the Carnival'.
"It's crazy to think how far the women's game has come," Bremner said.
"It gives me goosebumps.
"I'm really excited and looking forward to playing for the Dragons," she said.
Quinn previously played for the Berkeley Eagles in the Illawarra Women's competition.
The new acquisitions leave 19 spots to be filled in the Dragons' inaugural women's playing roster, with the full squad to be finalised by July.