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NRLW trio agree to multi-year extensions

The Dragons are pleased to announce that exciting trio Jamilee Bright, Angelina Teakaraanga-Katoa and Tara McGrath-West have agreed to two-year contract extensions.

The new deals will keep each at the club until at least the end of the 2025 NRLW season.

Bright and Teakaraanga-Katoa both joined the club for the 2023 season whilst McGrath-West debuted with the Red V the season prior.

She proved herself as a valuable contributor as a rookie in 2022 and again enjoyed a strong campaign averaging 95 run metres and making 152 tackles at over 96 per cent efficiency.

The 22-year-old is humbled to have extended her Dragons career a further two seasons.

“I’m super excited to be signing on with the Dragons for another two years. I think we have something special that’s building here within the program,” McGrath-West said.

“I’m very grateful to the club and Sowie for believing in me from the start of my NRLW career and I cannot wait to see where it takes us. I love the fans and the community around this club; I couldn’t imagine being anywhere else.”

Bright made her NRLW debut in the side’s season opener against Newcastle and would go on to make seven appearances totalling 168 tackles on the year at around 90 per cent efficiency.

She quickly earned the trust of head coach Jamie Soward with the 25-year-old playing the full 70 minutes in four of her seven outings.

Recently rewarded with a maiden call-up into the Kiwi Ferns squad, Teakaraanga-Katoa played in all nine games for the Dragons this past season after making the move from the Roosters over the off-season.

The 21-year-old averaged 123 run metres per game and made 196 total tackles at around 90 per cent efficiency.

She produced a 206-metre effort in just 47 minutes in the side’s win against the Cowboys in Round 7 before backing it up with a 138-metre, 24-tackle effort the following week.

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