The Broncos have made yet another splash in the NRLW market with the signing of New Zealand rugby international Stacey Waaka. 

Waaka, who has won gold medals at two World Cups, the 2020 Olympic Games, the 2018 Commonwealth Games and the 2018 Sevens World Cup, comes with immense talent and pedigree.

Now, at 28, Waaka has her sights set on more glory as she joins the Broncos for the upcoming NRLW season and admits she is both excited and nervous.

“I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous about joining the broncos family this season, because I know the success they’ve had in the past, but I’m also so thrilled about this new and exciting opportunity.” Waaka said.

“I will do everything in my power to be the best league player I can be when my time comes.”

Waaka will have plenty of support at the Broncos including from friend former rugby star Gayle Broughton who inspired her to make the switch.

“I’ve watched this team with a lot of interest from afar, especially with my good mate Gayle (Broughton) in the squad who has excelled so highly since switching codes,” Waaka continued.

“She (Broughton) alongside other former rugby teammates have all inspired me to take up this new sport but I’m really looking forward to new friendships/connections, more personal growth on and off the pitch…”

There was no hiding Scott Prince’s excitement with the Broncos NRLW coach who said that he expects her transition to be smooth.

“It’s very exciting for someone of her calibre to join the ranks of the NRLW program. Her record speaks for itself. I’m looking forward to seeing what she’ll produce on a league field,” Prince said.

“She’s the type of player that will prove that you can make the switch from Union to League.

“She’ll make an impact with high-flying strong runs. She’s an excitement machine along the edge.

“They don’t call her the smiling assassin for nothing.”

By ricky

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