As teams build their roster for the 2024 season, the North Queensland Cowboys have moved quickly to retain both veteran Tallisha Harden and talented playmaker Kirra Dibb.
Harden has stayed on for the 2024 season while Dibb has been handed a two-year extension until the end of 2026.
It should be no surprise that Dibb drew immense praise from Cowboys NRLW coach Ben Jeffries upon her extension.
“We’re very pleased to extend Kirra. She is a marquee half in the game and truly invested in what we’re trying to develop up here in North Queensland,” Cowboys NRLW Head Coach Ben Jeffries said.
“She is highly driven on and off the field and is great role model for players aspiring to be in the NRLW.
“Being one of our co-captains, Kirra will also assist in developing our younger halves coming through our pathway.
Jeffries backs Harden, now a veteran of the women’s game and the Cowboys, to help guide the younger generation of players.
“With Tallisha it was evident her leadership was going to be priceless throughout our inaugural season,” Jeffries continued.
“This is one of the main reasons why we have re-signed Tallisha as she’ll assist in nurturing some of our younger forwards coming through in the hope they grasp the weekly habits and expectations required to be successful at NRLW level.
“Tallisha brings out the best in people and embodies the values we embrace at the Cowboys embrace.”