The Brisbane Broncos have become NRLW side to unveil signings for the 2019 season.
The Premiership winners announced that captain Ali Brigginshaw, Chelsea Baker, Heather Ballinger and Steph Hancock have all re-committed to the club for the upcoming season.
The team’s senior players will be looking to continue building the culture which was established in the team’s inaugural season.
“The Club has been great to me so I couldn’t more excited to join the team again and start the season,” Brigginshaw told broncos.com.au.
“Last year was good but we can be better. We went through undefeated but there’s always room for improvement … we’re all just really excited to see what we can bring."
The Broncos are set to begin their NRLW pre-season in August, with the competition to kick-off in the second week of September.
The announcement is a good one for the Brisbane side with NRL.com reporting in April that the side might have trouble with the new points system.
With 11 players selected in last October’s Trans-Tasman Test, the Broncos would be the only club whose squad would have exceeded the 160-point ceiling.
Ten points are given to players who represent Australia or New Zealand with players who featured in the State of Origin rewarded eight points.
The Broncos could be without Julia Robinson, who has had surgery on her left leg while Caitlin Moran, who didn't play last season due to an ACL, recently moved to Wollongong.
The club is expected to make further announcements over the coming weeks.