The Parramatta Eels are pleased to announce the Club’s newest signings for the NRL Women’s Premiership commencing in August.
Included in the squad are former Dragon Rikeya Horne, as well as Kiwi Fern and former Rooster, Nita Maynard.
Rikeya Horne has played all three NRLW seasons for the Dragons and has been a member of the NSW Country team since 2018. She was also selected at fullback in the 2018 Australian PMsXIII team that played Papua New Guinea in Port Moresby.
Nita Maynard has played all three prior NRLW seasons with the Roosters and is also a regular in the Kiwi Ferns team, including their 2019 World Cup Nines win. Nita also represented the NZ Maori All Stars in their win over the Indigenous All Stars earlier this year in Townsville.
Mounties players Jamie Anne Wright, Jocephy Daniels, Sereana Naitokatoka and Taina Naividi also join the squad, as well as Emily Curtain from the Wests Tigers and Katrina May Phippen from the Wentworthville Magpies.
This follows on from the Club’s five marquee signings announced last week - Simaima Taufa, Tiana Penitani, Botille Vette-Welsh, Kennedy Cherrington and Filomina Hanisi.
The Eels will continue to add to their NRLW 24-player squad in the coming weeks. The NRLW pre-season begins on July 12, with the competition kicking off in August.
To celebrate the introduction of the inaugural Eels NRLW Team, a special membership package has been launched and is now available here
Parramatta Eels’ Signings Tracker:
Kennedy Cherrington (Top 5)
Filomina Hanisi (Top 5)
Tiana Penitani (Top 5)
Katrina May Phippen
Simaima Taufa (Top 5)
Botille Vette-Welsh (Top 5)
Jamie Anne Wright