The St George Illawarra Dragons have announced the retention of four representative players ahead of the 2022 NRL Telstra Women's Premiership season.
New South Wales Sky Blues squad members Teagan Berry and Talei Holmes, Kiwi Ferns centre Page McGregor and Mate Ma'a Tonga forward Tegan Dymock have re-signed with the Dragons.
All four players played an important role in the Dragons' 2021 campaign and now enter the 2022 season as representative players despite all being under the age of 23.
Dragons NRLW coach Jamie Soward spoke about his excitement seeing players from last year’s squad continuing to develop in the representative arena.
"I'm very excited that the club is in a position to keep our young players and the fact they’ve been able to kick on and make rep teams is a big boost,” Soward said.
"Tegan (Dymock) making the Tonga squad is a huge achievement for her. Teagan Berry getting into the State of Origin squad at such a young age shows her talent and Page and Talei were probably two of the hardest workers in our team last year.
"I'm very excited each player was eager to remain in Dragons colours.”
With a large portion of last year's grand final side recommitting to the Dragons, Soward is confident the pieces of the puzzle have come together.
"There's a lot of young core players we had last year and they're a huge part of recent success," Soward said.
"We have showed we have the right things in place to be successful, we just need to do it at the right time of the year. To have much of the nucleus from last year is big boost ahead of the season."
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St George Illawarra's 2022 NRL Telstra Women's Premiership squad (so far):
- Elsie Albert
- Kezie Apps
- Shaylee Bent
- Teagan Berry
- Keeley Davis
- Quincy Dodd
- Tegan Dymock
- Taliah Fuimaono
- Talei Holmes
- Page McGregor
- Rachael Pearson
- Emma Tonegato
- Holli Wheeler